Going Places, Far & Near
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…

Governors Island: New York City’s Island Retreat So Near Yet So Far Away, Introduces Glamping

Governors Island: New York City’s Island Retreat So Near Yet So Far Away, Introduces Glamping

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com  Governors Island, a 712-acre island in the heart of New York Harbor, but a mere 800 yards off Lower Manhattan and even closer to Brooklyn, is a sensational getaway destination in its own right…

New York Philharmonic Orchestra Brings ‘Priceless’ Music to Free Summer Concert in Prospect Park

New York Philharmonic Orchestra Brings ‘Priceless’ Music to Free Summer Concert in Prospect Park

By Karen Rubin, Dave E. Leiberman, Laini Miranda Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com The New York Philharmonic’s 2018 Concerts in the Parks, Presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer, provided a stunning introduction to conductor James Gaffigan, a New York native and…

Vail Resorts Continues Expansion with Acquisitions of Okemo, Mount Sunapee, Crested Butte & Stevens Pass

Vail Resorts Continues Expansion with Acquisitions of Okemo, Mount Sunapee, Crested Butte & Stevens Pass

By Karen Rubin Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Vail Resorts is continuing its buying spree, giving it more reach and penetration in New England with the acquisition of Okemo Mountain Resort, Vermont, which had been owned and operated by the Mueller…

A Potpourri of Summer Family Vacation Choices to Get You Outside, Together

A Potpourri of Summer Family Vacation Choices to Get You Outside, Together

By Karen Rubin, Dave E. Leiberman, Eric Leiberman Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com It’s officially the start of the summer family vacation season! It is widely known that getting out and experiencing things first hand is the best way to cultivate…

Photo Highlights from 15th Annual Memorial Day Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach, Long Island

Photo Highlights from 15th Annual Memorial Day Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach, Long Island

Performers 2018:   United States Navy Blue Angels – Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds – U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor (Lockheed Martin) – United States Army Golden Knights – Sean D. Tucker – Team Oracle – John Klatt Airshows – “Screamin Sasquatch”  – Matt Chapman – Embry Riddle  – GEICO…

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