TIMES TRAVEL TALK
Learn holiday survival tips from the Travel staff, and see a demonstration on how to pack better by experts Elizabeth Harryman, travel editor of Westways magazine, and Paul Lasley, a Westways contributor and the executive producer of On Travel Media. Tom Spagnola of CheapOair will also offer an insider’s view on booking airfares.
When, where, 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Los Angeles Times community room, 145 S. Spring St.
Admission, info: Free. Register at lat.ms/timestalkstips to ensure you have a seat.
An REI expert will show you how to plan and prepare your next camping feast.
When, where: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the REI store in Rancho Cucamonga, 12218 E. Foothill Blvd.
Admission, info: Free. (909) 646-8360
Watch a slide show, then take a walk to the nearby Point Fermin tidepools with an educator from the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium.
When, where: 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30-4 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro.
Admission, info: Free. (310) 548-7562.
Explore a remote and seldom visited area of Queen Mountain West on a strenuous, 8½-mile out-and-back hike.
When, where: 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 19. Joshua Tree Visitor Center, 6554 Park Blvd., Joshua Tree.
Admission, info: $45. (760) 367-5535
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