Explorer and author James Michael Dorsey will share photos and speak about his travels among vanishing cultures.
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena.
Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220.
An expert will discuss all you need to know to complete a multiday trans-Sierra backpacking trek to Mt. Whitney.
When, where: 7 p.m. Monday at the REI store in Tustin, 2962 El Camino Real
Admission, info: Free. (714) 505-0205.
Sharon Lee will discuss the positive and negative aspects of traveling alone or with a group.
When, where: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at New India's Oven, 13444 Maxella Ave., Marina del Rey.
Admission, info: $21 (includes buffet lunch and program). Hosted by the Network for Travel Club. RSVP to Odette Ricasa at (323) 578-3601.
Tide pool walk
Watch a slide show followed by a staff-led walk to the nearby Point Fermin tide pools.
When, where: 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30-4 p.m. Jan. 24.
Admission, info: Free. (310) 548-7562, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro.