March 17, 2013
TRAVEL Presentation Ava Waits will offer tips on healthy travel to Europe and what to do if you need to see a doctor or pharmacist on your trip. When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220. MT. WHITNEY Workshop Experts will offer tips on preparing to hike Mt. Whitney, including the permit system, coping with high altitude and taking alternative routes to the top. When, where: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the REI store in Arcadia, 214 N. Santa Anita Ave. Admission, info: Free.
October 30, 2011
EUROPE Slide show Mort Loveman will present "Senegal: Gateway to West Africa" When, where: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Roxbury Park Community Center, 471 S. Roxbury Drive, Beverly Hills. Admission, info: $1 for Beverly Hills residents; $2 for others. (310) 285-6840 ADVENTURE Presentation Interested in an Arctic adventure? REI experts will discuss travel to extreme climates, including basic itineraries and gear. When, where: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the REI store in Huntington Beach, 7777 Edinger Ave. Admission, info: Free.
February 14, 2010
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September 15, 2013
What place lifts your spirits? We asked a group of seasoned travelers to describe their happy places, the destination they conjure in times of trouble. The allure is aesthetic, but it's also emotional. The place is reminiscent of home - or the polar opposite of home. It is exotic - or ordinary. Wherever it is, it beckons these travelers to lay down their burdens and put their cares at bay. Here are their choices. To tell us about yours, email firstname.lastname@example.org .