Tour operator Sheila Stone was 50 before she went abroad, and her talk is filled with all the things she now knows but wishes she had known then, including how to pack light and how to decide if going on a tour is right for you.
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena.
Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220.
Hostelling International will conduct a travel workshop for those interested in exploring Europe by rail.
When, where: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the REI store in Manhattan Beach, 1800 Rosecrans Ave.
Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (310) 393-9913, Ext. 3104.
Elaine Pike will show slides and discuss her 20-day, 100-mile trek in the Everest region, followed by a signing of her memoir, "Footsteps of Gopal."
When, where: 7 p.m. Friday at the Adventure 16 store, 11161 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles
Admission, info: Free. (310) 473-4574.
Hear from L.A. regional contacts who will help you prepare for Burning Man, Aug. 25 to Sept. 1.
When, where: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Adventure 16 store, 11161 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles
Admission, info: Free. RSVP to www.meetup.com/TheWorldTraveled
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