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The triple-inversion spinning coaster Time Traveler turns a traditional family ride upside down

A new triple-inversion spinning roller coaster themed as a retro-futuristic time machine will put a small Missouri theme park back in the thrill ride spotlight with the world’s fastest, steepest and tallest ride of its kind.

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'Wicked' composer Stephen Schwartz will premiere a new musical on Princess Cruises. I caught a rehearsal

The new stage show “The Secret Silk” is so far off Broadway that it’s in Japan.

Well, it’s not quite there yet. But it will be this fall when it premieres aboard the Diamond Princess on a cruise departing from Tokyo.

“The Secret Silk” is the newest theater production being vetted for Princess Cruises by Broadway lyricist and composer Stephen Schwartz, known for writing “Wicked,” “Godspell” and “Pippin.”

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Kansas museum honors Evel Knievel, the godfather of extreme sports
See Machu Picchu and other highlights of Peru for $899

Enjoy the highlights of Peru on a seven-day small-group tour offered by JourneYou.

The excursion begins with an overnight stay in Lima and a city tour, followed by a flight to Cuzco.

Participants will spend the night in Urubamba and tour the Sacred Valley of the Incas, including a visit to the fortress and town of Ollantaytambo.

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The print Travel section will return Sunday

The print Travel section returns on Sunday with a new look and new features, many suggested by readers.

You asked for closer-to-home destinations and ideas. On Page L3 of the Aug. 20 issue, you’ll find a new page devoted to weekend activities.

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Californians can expect to see a partial (not total) solar eclipse. Here are 8 places to go to watch

When a solar eclipse begins to hit the U.S. on Monday, nowhere in California will witness totality, the time when the moon completely blacks out the sun for a few minutes.

Total darkness will first be experienced in North America in Salem, Ore., around 10:18 a.m. PDT. The eclipse’s path of totality runs along a 70-mile-wide band across the U.S., starting in Oregon and ending in South Carolina.

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