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Adrian Kalvinskas to share trip-planning tips at Distant Lands

Adrian Kalvinskas will share travel tips at Distant Lands in Pasadena



Adrian Kalvinskas will share tips on how to plan your trip and maximize your sightseeing time and dollars.

When, where: 7:30 Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena

Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220.



Experts offer tips on camping basics, including gear and local areas where you can give it a try.

When, where: 7 p.m. Wednesday at REI stores in Rancho Cucamonga, 12218 Foothill Blvd., and Tustin, 2962 El Camino Real, and Thursday at the store in Huntington Beach, 7777 Edinger Ave.

Admission, info: Free. (909) 646-8360 for Rancho Cucamonga; (714) 505-0205 for Tustin; (714) 379-1938 for Huntington Beach.



Learn about the main Mt. Whitney trail and what it takes to successfully get to the summit in one day.

When, where: 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Adventure 16 store in Los Angeles, 11161 W. Pico Blvd., and 10 a.m. Saturday at the Tarzana store, 5425 Reseda Blvd.

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

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