Monday, June 26 – “A Polynesian Adventure”

Author and adventurer Bernadette Murphy will take you the to French Polynesian islands of Mo’orea, Rangiroa, and Marlon Brando’s own private atoll, Tetiaroa (where former-President Barak Obama recently took shelter to work on his memoirs).  This storytelling and photo presentation that will touch on Disney’s new movie Moana, and will include open-water paddling, scuba diving, and the imperative to “evolve or die” that animates her life’s work, stories taken from her most recent book, “Harley and Me: Embracing Risk on the Road to a More Authentic Life.”

Free; begins at 7:30 p.m. at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. RSVP (626) 449-3220.



Join us for our free screenings of travel-related films each Friday night in July!
All screenings begin at 8pm; RSVP for groups of 6 or more to 626.449.3220.

Friday, July 7 -- Samsara

Friday, July 14 -- Riding Solo to the Top of the World

Friday, July 21 -- A Good Year

Friday, July 28 -- Cairo Time



Thursday, July 13 -- “So Happiness to Meet You: Foolishly, Blissfully Stranded in Vietnam.”

Join former Los Angeles Times Travel columnist Karin Esterhammer about her experience living among the poor in Vietnam for 2½ years, with slides and a reading from her new memoir. 

Free; begins at 7:30 p.m. at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. RSVP (626) 449-3220.



Monday, July 17 -- "The Magic of Yucatan"


Join best selling travel writer Ray Bartlett for a journey to Yucatan, Mexico, with slides, stories, and a reading from his debut novel, Sunsets of Tulum.  Like the protagonist in Bartlett's novel, many people arrive in Cancun with little to no understanding of how rich the area is beyond the edges of the resort.  Learn about this incredible part of the world from someone who knows it like the back of his hand.