Angel Castellanos will discuss traveling to Cuba on your own and his top stops — Havana, colonial Trinidad, Santa Clara, historic Remedios and Topes de Collantes National Park and more.
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena.
Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220.
PORTUGAL AND SPAIN
Wendy Windebank will discuss visiting Portugal, including Lisbon, Sintra and Porto, as well as Spain and sites such as Santiago de Compostela and Bilbao.
When, where: Noon Saturday at Hummus House restaurant, 12211 Hawthorne Blvd., Hawthorne.
Admission, info: $20 for lunch and program. Hosted by the Network for Travel Club. RSVP to Odette Ricasa at (323) 578-3601.
FESTIVAL OF BOOKS
Join travel security expert Kevin Coffey, Times staffers Christopher Reynolds and Charles Fleming, and guidebook authors Andrew Bender and Michele Bigley on the Travel & Wellness stage.
When, where: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 23, USC
Two-day class will focus on animal tracking and sign identification as well as wildlife behavior, biology and ecological relationships.
When, where: 8:15 a.m. Saturday to 2 p.m. April 23, Joshua Tree Visitor Center
Admission, info: $120. (760) 367-5535. Camping option available.
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