Going Places, Far & Near

Pennsylvania’s Industrial Past Highlights Day 3 on Rails-to-Trails Sojourn on Great Allegheny Passage

      By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com (After meeting up at Homestead, PA and bussing to the start of our Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s first springtime Sojourn, a three-day biketour on the Great Allegheny Passage, we rode 33.5 miles from Harnedsville to…

Rails-to-Trails’ Great Allegheny Passage Bike Tour Side Trip into Dunbar Brings Surprise Encounter with TrumpWorld

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com (After meeting up at Homestead, PA and bussing to the start of our Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s first springtime Sojourn, a three-day biketour on the Great Allegheny Passage, we start off Day 2 in Harnedsville and…

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Takes Cyclists on Sojourn on Great Allegheny Passage

    By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com I’m the first to arrive at the appointed spot beside the tall brick smokestacks that border the parking field of a shopping mill, where once one of Pittsburgh’s mighty steel mills…

Two Nights, One Day in Pittsburgh: Historic Omni William Penn Hotel Connects to City’s Proud Heritage

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com (I have come to Pittsburgh to join the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s Sojourn three-day, 120-mile bike tour on the Great Allegheny Passage. I only have two nights and one full day in the city, so…

36 Hours in Pittsburgh: Strip District Exemplifies City’s Past, Future

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com (With only one full day to explore Pittsburgh, I specifically seek out attractions that define the city, all walkable within the downtown, getting advice from the Omni William Penn Hotel concierge. I start…

36 Hours in Pittsburgh: Andy Warhol Museum is at Center of Revitalized City

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com I have come to Pittsburgh for the three-day, 120-mile Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s Spring Sojourn on the Great Allegheny Passage, and used it as an opportunity to explore Pittsburgh, a city that once was known…

36 Hours in Pittsburgh: Point State Park Proves Highlight of Walking Tour

by Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com (I have come to Pittsburgh to join the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s Sojourn three-day, 120-mile bike tour on the Great Allegheny Passage. I only have one full day in the city, so I set out…

One Day, Two Nights in Pittsburgh: From Grey to Green, A Proud City Revitalized

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Pittsburgh was at the crossroads, commanding a literal pivotal position in the struggle for control of New World colonies by France and England – the Keystone of the Frontier. George Washington surveyed from…

Historic Hotels of America to Select 2016 Awards of Excellence Winners from Among Finalists

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Historic Hotels of America® and Historic Hotels Worldwide®  will be announcing winners of the 2016 Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence at a Gala Dinner at The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort (1927) in Honolulu, Hawaii on November…

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