Susan Hickman, Distant Lands' rail specialist, will share updates on European train travel for 2015.
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena.
Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220.
REI experts will help you plan your overnight bike tour, including how to select routes and pack your bike.
When, where: 7 p.m. Wednesday at REI store in Arcadia, 214 N. Santa Anita Ave., and 7 p.m. Thursday at the REI tore in Tustin, 2962 El Camino Real.
Admission, info: Free. (626) 447-1062 for Arcadia; (714) 505-0205 for Tustin.
See "Valley Uprising," a documentary that recounts the history of rock climbing in
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Adventure 16 store in Tarzana, 5425 Reseda Blvd., and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Los Angeles store, 11161 W. Pico Blvd.
Admission, info: Free. (818) 345-4266 for Tarzana; (310) 473-4574 for Los Angeles.
Explore and learn about the geology of Mojave National Preserve on an overnight camping trip.
When, where: 9 a.m. Saturday to 4 p.m. April 19. Hole-in-the-Wall Campground, Mojave National Preserve.
Admission, info: $120 plus campground fees. (760) 367-5535. Bring own camping equipment, food and drinks.
FESTIVAL OF BOOKS
Travel Smart Stage
Learn money-saving tips, discover dream destinations and more on the new Travel Smart Stage.
When, where: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 11:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 19, USC campus
Admission, info: Free. latimes.com/FestivalofBooks