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Disney’s Guardians of the Galaxy attraction amps up the laughs and thrills

The new Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout at Disney’s California Adventure is more fun, thrilling and humorous than the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror ride it replaces.

I rode the new Guardians attraction three times during a media preview last week and was surprised how quickly I forgot about the former Twilight Zone version of the ride.

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No plans for Memorial Day weekend? 5 great places to play if you gotta get away
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Golden Gate Bridge is No. 1 landmark among TripAdvisor travelers. And Alcatraz is No. 3

Two years ago, TripAdvisor travelers picked the former prison Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay as the top landmark to see in America. Last year, the Lincoln Memorial was No. 1. This year, the Golden Gate Bridge claims the top spot in TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice awards for U.S. landmarks.

The sole Southern California entry was the Griffith Observatory in Griffith Park, which came in at No.

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Meet movers and shakers in Israel and Jordan on L.A. World Affairs Council tour

Meet political leaders, artists, academics and business leaders on a 15-day tour of Israel and Jordan organized by the Los Angeles World Affairs Council.

Highlights in Israel include meetings with Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai and representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Knesset.

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Let travel authors Pico Iyer and Paul Theroux write your next cruise journal

Nine authors, including travel writers Paul Theroux and Pico Iyer, will be creating short stories inspired by Silversea’s 2019 World Cruise that begins in San Francisco and ends in London.

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