James Michael Dorsey will tell stories from off the beaten path that he has chronicled in his book "Vanishing Tales From Ancient Trails."
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena.
Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220.
Hostelling International will conduct a travel workshop on exploring Europe by rail. Topics include Eurail passes and classes of service.
When, where: 7 p.m. Tuesday at the REI store in Santa Monica, 402 Santa Monica Blvd.
Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (310) 393-9913 Ext. 3104
Journey to exotic locations with the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour.
When, where: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Lincoln Middle School, 1501 California Ave., Santa Monica. Different films shown each night.
Admission, info: $15, plus $1 online service fee. http://www.conta.cc/1EaEe2x, (310) 473-4574.
Learn about the plants harvested by the native peoples of Southern California for food, medicine and utilitarian purposes.
When, where: 9 a.m. Saturday At Big Morongo Canyon Preserve, 11055 East Drive, Morongo Valley.
Admission, info: $70. (760) 367-5535.
Tom Getz will share the sights of Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne and Canberra as well as the Blue Mountains, Royal National Park and the Flinders Range.
When, where: Noon March 22 at Little Ethiopia Restaurant, 1048 S. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles.
Admission: $22, including lunch and program. Hosted by the Network for Travel Club. RSVP to Odette Ricasa at (323) 578-3601