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Mountain Top Inn & Resort: The Perfect Vermont 4-Season Family Retreat

Mountain Top Inn & Resort: The Perfect Vermont 4-Season Family Retreat

by Karen Rubin, Dave E. Leiberman & Laini Miranda Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com   There are subtle things. Little surprises. Like shortly after our arrival at the Mountain Top Inn & Resort, I peek outside to see the horse-drawn sleigh gliding…

Enchanting Candlelight Evening at Old Bethpage Village Restoration is Like Stepping into a Christmas Card

Enchanting Candlelight Evening at Old Bethpage Village Restoration is Like Stepping into a Christmas Card

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Fire light. That is the common denominator – seeing life in the orange-red glow of candlelight, a fireplace, a bonfire. One of my favorite holiday events is the Old Bethpage Village Restoration Candlelight Evening,…

Killington, ‘Beast of the East,’ is Roaring into 2018 With Powder Snow

Killington, ‘Beast of the East,’ is Roaring into 2018 With Powder Snow

By Karen Rubin, Dave E. Leiberman & Laini Miranda Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com   Whoa, what a Christmas present: December has been very kind to Killington which already had a decent base when we arrived just before Christmas, then had nearly…

Nighttime Stroll of New York City’s Holiday Lights

Nighttime Stroll of New York City’s Holiday Lights

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Take the walk to see the animated windows and the holiday lights at Rockefeller Center (it’s best after 5 pm in the dark): My route typically starts at Macy’s on 34th Street, then up…

New York State’s Ski Areas Span Gamut from Destination Resorts to Cozy Family-Friendly Day Trips

New York State’s Ski Areas Span Gamut from Destination Resorts to Cozy Family-Friendly Day Trips

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com New York State has the most ski areas of any state in the nation and the range is marvelous, from high-end, full-service destination resorts to cozy family-oriented areas ideal for day trips to hone…

New York’s Olympic Regional Development Authority Continues to Make Improvements at Whiteface, Gore, Belleayre Mountains

New York’s Olympic Regional Development Authority Continues to Make Improvements at Whiteface, Gore, Belleayre Mountains

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Believe it or not, New York State, with more than 50 ski areas, has more ski areas than any other state in the country and the biggest vertical ski drop east of the Mississippi;…

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