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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…

Endlessly Fascinating, Newport RI, Playground for the Rich, Makes its Attractions Accessible

Endlessly Fascinating, Newport RI, Playground for the Rich, Makes its Attractions Accessible

    by Karen Rubin & Martin D. Rubin Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com   Each time I visit Newport, Rhode Island, the guided tours of these Gilded Age mansions get better and better, more immersive into the lives upstairs and downstairs,…

Blount Small Ship Adventures’ Grande Caribe Voyage to New England Islands Proves Ideal for Babyboomers Who Still Crave Thrill of Travel, Albeit at Slower Pace

Blount Small Ship Adventures’ Grande Caribe Voyage to New England Islands Proves Ideal for Babyboomers Who Still Crave Thrill of Travel, Albeit at Slower Pace

by Karen Rubin & Martin D. Rubin Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com   We belong to the backpack generation that bought a Eurail pass and traveled around the continent with “Europe on $5 A Day” as our Bible. No once-in-a-lifetime, “If it’s…

A Spectacle in Motion: Grand Panorama of a Whaling Voyage ‘Round the World is Once-in-a-Lifetime Must-See at New Bedford Whaling Museum

A Spectacle in Motion: Grand Panorama of a Whaling Voyage ‘Round the World is Once-in-a-Lifetime Must-See at New Bedford Whaling Museum

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com The New Bedford Whaling Museum calls its special exhibition a “A Spectacle in Motion” – a title that proves to be anything but hyperbole. Imagine before documentary, before moving pictures, before photography, where the…

New Boardwalk Café Opens at Jones Beach State Park After 14-Year Absence

New Boardwalk Café Opens at Jones Beach State Park After 14-Year Absence

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com The $20 million Jones Beach Boardwalk Café is finally open for business after a 14-year absence, bringing back a popular dining option and renewed vitality to Central Mall at the heart of Jones Beach State…

Caribbean Destinations: Best Way to Help Rebuild is Simply to Come, Enjoy

Caribbean Destinations: Best Way to Help Rebuild is Simply to Come, Enjoy

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com  For those of us anguished over the destruction of Puerto Rico, Dominica, Anguilla and other Caribbean islands badly battered by category 5 hurricanes Irma and Maria last year, the best way to help…

Gatsby-esque Jazz Age Lawn Party is Joyful Escape on Governors Island, New York City’s Island Retreat

Gatsby-esque Jazz Age Lawn Party is Joyful Escape on Governors Island, New York City’s Island Retreat

By Karen Rubin, David Leiberman & Laini Miranda Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Flappers and Dapper Dans packed the ferry to Governors Island for the 13th annual Jazz Age Lawn Party, June 16 and 17. Take heart if you missed the…

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