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New-York Historical Society Examines ‘Rebel Spirits: Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr.’

New-York Historical Society Examines ‘Rebel Spirits: Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr.’

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy are tethered together in peoples’ minds, and not only because they both were assassinated within two months of each other in that fateful year of 1968. A…

Lunar New Year Festivities Get Underway in Chinatown NYC: Welcoming Year of the Dog

Lunar New Year Festivities Get Underway in Chinatown NYC: Welcoming Year of the Dog

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com The 2018 Lunar New Year festivities got underway in Chinatown, in Lower Manhattan, with the traditional Firecracker Ceremony and Festival to welcome the Year of the Dog. Thousands lined Sara d. Roosevelt Park on…

New York Times Travel Show: Despite Trump Policy, Americans CAN Travel to Cuba!

New York Times Travel Show: Despite Trump Policy, Americans CAN Travel to Cuba!

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com After President Obama threw down barriers for Americans to travel to Cuba, the island nation saw a surge in tourism – US airlines launched new flights, cruiselines set up calls, and hotel companies were…

New York Times Travel Show: American Travelers Resilient In Face of Crises

New York Times Travel Show: American Travelers Resilient In Face of Crises

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Travel professionals at the New York Times Travel Show had somewhat mixed feelings to the US State Department’s new travel advisory and alert system (travel.state.gov) because of the newness and how consumers are processing…

State Department Implements New Travel Advisory System, New Info Hub for US Travelers

State Department Implements New Travel Advisory System, New Info Hub for US Travelers

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com On January 10, 2018, the Department of State launched changes in how information is shared with U.S. travelers, replacing Travel Alerts and Warnings for countries that warrant them to a new system where every…

At Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square, Art is More than a Theme, but a Mission

At Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square, Art is More than a Theme, but a Mission

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Philadelphia is like hopping from time-capsule to time-capsule because you go from one authentic site where events happened, where the Founders and builders of this nation actually stood, to another. Come, time-travel with me.…

72 Hours in Philadelphia: A Visit to the National Constitution Center Exposes Contradictions in ‘We the People’

72 Hours in Philadelphia: A Visit to the National Constitution Center Exposes Contradictions in ‘We the People’

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com There is a cold, institutional feel to the National Constitution Center – as if you fell into a law book. And oddly, even though this place more than any other, recognizes the impact of…

72 Hours In Philadelphia: Meet Betsy Ross: A Thoroughly Modern Woman

72 Hours In Philadelphia: Meet Betsy Ross: A Thoroughly Modern Woman

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com My third day of my deep-dive into Revolutionary War America in Philadelphia is devoted to exploring key figures and sites that I have never visited before: Benjamin Franklin Museum, the Betsy Ross House and…

72 Hours in Philadelphia: Ben Franklin, America’s Revolutionary ‘Elder Statesman,’ Would Have been Quite at Home in 21st Century

72 Hours in Philadelphia: Ben Franklin, America’s Revolutionary ‘Elder Statesman,’ Would Have been Quite at Home in 21st Century

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com My third day of my deep-dive into Revolutionary War America in Philadelphia is devoted to exploring key figures and sites that I have never visited before: Benjamin Franklin Museum, the Betsy Ross House and…

Philadelphia’s New Museum Immerses You into Drama of America’s Revolutionary War

Philadelphia’s New Museum Immerses You into Drama of America’s Revolutionary War

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com I used the opening of the brand new Museum of the American Revolution as the theme for my three-day visit to Philadelphia – a really deep dive probe of the Revolutionary War era, a…

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