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Here’s What’s Up on Vermont’s Mountain Resorts Slopes for 2017-18 Season

Here’s What’s Up on Vermont’s Mountain Resorts Slopes for 2017-18 Season

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com The big news for Northeast skiers is that the behemoths of the ski industry have all taken up residence in Vermont – Vail Resorts with its acquisition of Stowe Mountain, and Aspen Skiing/KSL buying…

91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Enchants Millions, Ushers in Holiday Season

91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Enchants Millions, Ushers in Holiday Season

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com An estimated 3.5 million people were on hand for the 91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, amid perfect blue-skies day. Many had staked out their place along the parade route by 4 am, bundling up…

A Balloon Festival of a Different Sort: Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Balloon Inflation Draws Thousands

A Balloon Festival of a Different Sort: Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Balloon Inflation Draws Thousands

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com NEW YORK –This Thanksgiving, a magical march returns to the streets of New York City and to homes across the U.S. as the 91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® kicks off the holiday season…

Ski Vacation Specialist SkiCom Assists Skiers, Riders Looking Further Afield for New Mountain Experiences

Ski Vacation Specialist SkiCom Assists Skiers, Riders Looking Further Afield for New Mountain Experiences

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Increasingly, the world is skiers’ oyster with more and more people venturing to Europe, Asia and Australia for an entirely different downhill experience. The consolidation of the mega-resort companies – Vail Resorts and Aspen/KSL…

Holidays in New York, The Most Enchanting Time of the Year

Holidays in New York, The Most Enchanting Time of the Year

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com New York City’s most magical time of the year, the winter holiday season, is already underway with the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, continues with the iconic Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at Rockefeller Center,…

‘Fool The Eye’ at Nassau County Museum of Art Explores Artists’ Techniques of Illusion

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com You walk into the Nassau County Museum of Art, housed in the stunning mansion built for Childs Frick in 1919, the scion of Henry Clay Frick, and are confronted by a guard, hands crossed…

American Museum of Natural History Creates Immersive Experience for Understanding ‘Our Senses’

American Museum of Natural History Creates Immersive Experience for Understanding ‘Our Senses’

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com You are in a room. There’s a mural on the wall with drawings of animals. There is red light and you see a set of animals; then the light turns blue and you see…

‘Darkest Hour’ Wins Best Picture Award at Gold Coast International Film Festival

‘Darkest Hour’ Wins Best Picture Award at Gold Coast International Film Festival

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com The results are in: Darkest Hour, a new film starring Gary Oldham as Winston Churchill, is the winner of Best Narrative Film at the 7th Annual Gold Coast International Film Festival. Best Documentary award…

Vail Resorts Unveils Major Improvements at Network of Ski Destinations; Deadline to Purchase EpicPass is Nov 19

Vail Resorts Unveils Major Improvements at Network of Ski Destinations; Deadline to Purchase EpicPass is Nov 19

By Karen Rubin and Eric Leiberman Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Time is running out to purchase Vail Resorts’ Epic Pass and for the first time, because of Vail’s acquisition of Stowe Mountain in Vermont – its first Eastern resort – it…

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