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Via LATimes: Armchair traveler alerts: Presentations await on Australia and Israel


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Adrian Kalvinskas will share highlights of Australia's southeastern corner, including Melbourne and Sydney, the Blue Mountains and the little-visited capital of Canberra.

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

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




Historian and lecturer Shahar Shilo will share his latest archaeological findings in the City of David.

When, where: 7 p.m. Monday at Montrose Church, 2409 Florencita Drive, Montrose.

Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (818) 236-4244




Hostelling International will conduct a workshop for women interested in traveling alone.

When, where: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the REI store in Santa Monica, 402 Santa Monica Blvd.

Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (310) 393-9913.




Angel Castellanos will share his suggestions on how to pack lighter as well as other travel tips.

When, where: 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday at Savinar Luggage, 6931 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Canoga Park.

Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (818) 703-1313.


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