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Events offer tips on BritRail, long-distance hikes and other travels

Distant Lands in Pasadena will offer advice about BritRail at a May 4 event



Distant Lands rail agent Susan Hickman will discuss the British train system and help you decide which, if any, BritRail pass is best for 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.



Learn the basics of planning your hike on the John Muir or other long-distance trail, including how to schedule resupplies and logistics.

When, where: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the REI store in Tustin, 2962 El Camino Real.

Admission, info: Free. (714) 505-0205



Angel Castellanos will share his travel tips and tricks to improve your excursion.

When, where: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Adventure 16 store in Tarzana, 5425 Reseda Blvd., and 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Los Angeles store, 11161 W. Pico Blvd.

Admission, info: Free. (818) 345-4266 for Tarzana, (310) 473-4574 for Los Angeles.

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