Aussie travel specialist Paula Harness will show pictures of the land Down Under.
When, where: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Total Wine & More, 8201 Day Creek Blvd., Rancho Cucamonga.
Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (800) 388-7477
Hostelling International will conduct a workshop on how to travel safely and inexpensively throughout Central America, including finding places to stay and using public transportation.
When, where: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the REI store in Huntington Beach, 7777 Edinger Ave.
Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (310) 393-9913, Ext. 3104
Retired Joshua Tree National Park ranger Joe Zarki will discuss his recent book, "Image of America — Joshua Tree National Park."
When, where: 7 p.m. Friday at Black Rock Visitor Center, 9800 Black Rock Canyon, Yucca Valley.
Admission, info: Free. (760) 367-5535, www.joshuatree.org
Hiker Elaine Pike, author of "Footsteps of Gopal," will retrace her trek over three of the world's highest mountain passes.
When, where: 7 p.m. Friday at the Adventure 16 store, 11161 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles
Admission, info: Free. (310) 473-4574.¿