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Fall Getaway in the Catskills: Thomas Cole National Historic Site is Site #1 on the Hudson River School Art Trail

Fall Getaway in the Catskills: Thomas Cole National Historic Site is Site #1 on the Hudson River School Art Trail

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com The first thing you notice about the Thomas Cole House, “Where American Art Was Born,” is the view from his porch – out to the ridges of the Catskills Mountains, the Hudson River curving…

3-Day Fall Getaway in the Catskills: Fairlawn Inn is Superb Hub for Exploring the Hudson River Valley

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Two hundred years ago, Thomas Cole, the father of the Hudson River School art movement, sailed up the Hudson River to the Catskills and was smitten by the landscape, by the natural world, by…

“Liberty’s War” Exhibit at American Merchant Marine Museum Spotlights Unsung Heroes of WWII

“Liberty’s War” Exhibit at American Merchant Marine Museum Spotlights Unsung Heroes of WWII

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com The first stunning realization from the new exhibit at the American Merchant Marine Museum, “Liberty’s War,” is how vital the cargo ships, manned by civilian volunteers, were to winning World War II. The second…

A Day in The Gunks: Out of the Gym, Ascending New Heights of Rock Climbing

A Day in The Gunks: Out of the Gym, Ascending New Heights of Rock Climbing

By David Leiberman & Laini Miranda Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com   As we discovered, climbing in a gym is very different from climbing a real mountain face. One of the best places in the world to learn how to climb is…

Photos Show Intensity of Action Underway at 2017 US Open Tennis Championships

Photos Show Intensity of Action Underway at 2017 US Open Tennis Championships

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Some 87 matches were contested on Wednesday, August 30, to complete Round 1 after a largely rained out Tuesday. Fans were treated to an amazing array of tennis champions. Here are highlights in photos:…

12th Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island Ends on High Note

12th Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island Ends on High Note

  By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com The 12th annual Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governor’s Island nestled between the tip of Manhattan and Brooklyn ended on a high note, Sunday, August 27. People of all ages, dressed to the…

‘Monkey Business’ Documentary Paints Touching Portraits of ‘Curious George’ Creators Hans & Margret Rey

‘Monkey Business’ Documentary Paints Touching Portraits of ‘Curious George’ Creators Hans & Margret Rey

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Unlike Ema Ryan Yamazaki, the director of the new documentary “Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators,” who became enchanted with Curious George as a child in Japan, I only became a fan…

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