ALASKA

Slide show

Artist Roderick Smith will give a slide presentation of his trip by ferry through the Inside Passage to Fox Island in Resurrection Bay. Smith, who painted and wrote along the way, will describe the inner journey of an artist in pursuit of finding creative solace in the Alaskan wilderness.

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

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

HIKING

Workshop

Experts will share tips and tricks on all aspects of hiking, such as trip planning, safety, local resources and places to go.

When, where: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the REI store in Tustin, 2962 El Camino Real, and 7 p.m. Thursday at the REI store in Huntington Beach, 7777 Edinger Ave.

Admission, info: Free. (714) 505-0205 for Tustin; (714) 379-1938 for Huntington Beach.

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

Presentation

Al MacDonald of Thrive Adventures discusses outdoor adventures in New Zealand and Australia.

When, where: 7 p.m. Friday at the Adventure 16 store, 11161 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles

Admission, info: Free. (310) 473-4574.

GARDENS

Presentation

Kendall H. Brown will discuss and show images from his new book, "Quiet Beauty: The Japanese Gardens of North America."

When, where: 2 p.m. June 30, Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena.

Admission, info: Free with $10 general admission, $7 for students and seniors. (626) 449-2742, http://www.pacificasiamuseum.org.

Please email announcements at least three weeks before the event to travel@latimes.com.