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Rails-to-Trails Sojourn on the Delaware-Lehigh Trail: America’s Revolution Comes to Life at Washington Crossing

Rails-to-Trails Sojourn on the Delaware-Lehigh Trail: America’s Revolution Comes to Life at Washington Crossing

by Karen Rubin Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com   Being here at Washington Crossing State Park on the Pennsylvania shore of the Delaware River, hearing the story of General George Washington crossing icy water on that fateful Christmas night, I realize that…

Rails-to-Trails Sojourn on Delaware-Lehigh Trail Showcases Repurposed Canal Towpath & History of Industrial Revolution

Rails-to-Trails Sojourn on Delaware-Lehigh Trail Showcases Repurposed Canal Towpath & History of Industrial Revolution

by Karen Rubin Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com   I race from the historic Asa Packer Mansion to the railroad station in the center of Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, where a ceremony is being held to open the new Mansion House pedestrian/biking bridge…

Biking the Delaware & Lehigh Trail, Showcased on Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s Last Sojourn BikeTour

Biking the Delaware & Lehigh Trail, Showcased on Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s Last Sojourn BikeTour

by Karen Rubin Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com   Fall is a superb time to bike some of the phenomenal multi-purpose trails repurposed from rail lines and canal tow paths. This year, I became acquainted with one of the best in our…

‘Harry Potter: A History of Magic’ is Spellbinding Exhibit at New-York Historical Society

‘Harry Potter: A History of Magic’ is Spellbinding Exhibit at New-York Historical Society

by Karen Rubin Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com “Harry Potter: A History of Magic”, the newly opened exhibit at the New-York Historical Society Museum & Library only on view until January 27, is a must-see on so many levels. It isn’t just…

Halloween Happenings, Oktoberfest Take Center Stage in Fall Festivals

Halloween Happenings, Oktoberfest Take Center Stage in Fall Festivals

By Karen Rubin Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com   Halloween in Sleepy Hollow Country SLEEPY HOLLOW, NY — Halloween in Sleepy Hollow Country is legendary, and this year, introduces new events including The Unsilent Picture. Historic Hudson Valley’s fall events, the largest…

A Mother-Daughter Spa Retreat in Italy’s Dolomite Mountains

A Mother-Daughter Spa Retreat in Italy’s Dolomite Mountains

By Geri Bain “Those snow-capped mountains are Austria,” says our guide as my 23-year daughter Jenny and I pose beside our e-bikes. The effort-boosting electric bikes had make it possible for a non-marathoner to pedal up amazingly steep slopes to…

A Mother-Daughter Cruise Aboard Windstar’s Star Breeze from Athens to Venice is Chance to Share History and James Beard Cuisine

A Mother-Daughter Cruise Aboard Windstar’s Star Breeze from Athens to Venice is Chance to Share History and James Beard Cuisine

by Geri Bain My 23-year old daughter Jenny and I have carved out two weeks to travel together, something we haven’t been able to do since she graduated high school. Setting our sites on Greece and Croatia, we decide a…

A Day in Nantucket: How a Tiny Isolated Island Became a Global Powerhouse (With Lessons for Contemporary America)

A Day in Nantucket: How a Tiny Isolated Island Became a Global Powerhouse (With Lessons for Contemporary America)

by Karen Rubin and Martin D. Rubin Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com   Nantucket, a porkchop-shaped island just 14 by 3½-miles with just a few thousand inhabitants, hangs 30 miles out to sea off Massachusetts’ mainland. That creates a special kind of…

Cruising into Martha’s Vineyard’s Warm Embrace

Cruising into Martha’s Vineyard’s Warm Embrace

  by Karen Rubin Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com   What I love most about Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, is that this single island, just 100 square miles, holds such diversity of culture, heritage, ecology. You can find a place on this island…

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