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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…

‘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…

Dolphin Quest Affords Memorable Way to Experience Bermuda

Dolphin Quest Affords Memorable Way to Experience Bermuda

By David Leiberman & Laini Miranda Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Bermuda is a magical place where the beaches have pink sand and the aquamarine water is so clear, you can see amazing marine life and feed fish Cheerios. But one of…

Fall Getaway in the Great Northern Catskills: Frederick Edwin Church’s Olana

Fall Getaway in the Great Northern Catskills: Frederick Edwin Church’s Olana

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Just over the Rip Van Winkle Bridge from the Thomas Cole National Historic Site (#1 on the Hudson River School Art Trail), you see this grand mansion perched on the hillside, poking out from…

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…

Nassau County Museum of Art Becomes Destination for Arts Education with Opening of Manes Center

Nassau County Museum of Art Becomes Destination for Arts Education with Opening of Manes Center

  By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com   Housed in what was Childs Frick’s natural history laboratory where he studied paleontology, the newly opened Manes Family Art & Education Center on the grounds of the Nassau County Museum of Art…

Saratoga Springs, Age-Old Mecca for Horse Racing, Gets Better with Age

Saratoga Springs, Age-Old Mecca for Horse Racing, Gets Better with Age

    By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com   Tucked just above Albany, New York, small-town Saratoga Springs’ fortunes have been tied to tourism since forever. Its mineral springs has been drawing visitors since the 14th century, when Native Americans…

‘World’s Largest’ Glass Sculpture with Trump Connection is Boon for Dunbar, Pennsylvania

‘World’s Largest’ Glass Sculpture with Trump Connection is Boon for Dunbar, Pennsylvania

  By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com   Taking the Sheepskin Trail off the Great Allegheny Trail – a fantastic railtrail that extends 140 miles across Western Pennsylvania, which is the focus of Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s Sojourn biketour – you bike…

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