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Favorite Places to Travel to Spend the Christmas Holidays

Favorite Places to Travel to Spend the Christmas Holidays

by Karen Rubin Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com I have so many fond memories of Christmases past, spent in charming, festive places that capture the magic and spirit of the season, and most importantly, bring our family together with experiences we share.…

Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Balloon Inflation Draws Thousands

Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Balloon Inflation Draws Thousands

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Millions will line the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade route despite record cold temperatures for the 92nd annual parade, but on the night before Thanksgiving, tens of thousands come out to take part in a…

Holidays in New York, Most Magical Time of the Year

Holidays in New York, Most Magical Time of the Year

  by Karen Rubin Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com   The winter holiday season may well be New York City’s most magical time of the year and gets underway with the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, continues with the iconic Christmas Tree…

Biking the Delaware & Lehigh Trail, Showcased on Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s Last Sojourn BikeTour

Biking the Delaware & Lehigh Trail, Showcased on Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s Last Sojourn BikeTour

by Karen Rubin Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com   Fall is a superb time to bike some of the phenomenal multi-purpose trails repurposed from rail lines and canal tow paths. This year, I became acquainted with one of the best in our…

Endlessly Fascinating, Newport RI, Playground for the Rich, Makes its Attractions Accessible

Endlessly Fascinating, Newport RI, Playground for the Rich, Makes its Attractions Accessible

    by Karen Rubin & Martin D. Rubin Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com   Each time I visit Newport, Rhode Island, the guided tours of these Gilded Age mansions get better and better, more immersive into the lives upstairs and downstairs,…

A Spectacle in Motion: Grand Panorama of a Whaling Voyage ‘Round the World is Once-in-a-Lifetime Must-See at New Bedford Whaling Museum

A Spectacle in Motion: Grand Panorama of a Whaling Voyage ‘Round the World is Once-in-a-Lifetime Must-See at New Bedford Whaling Museum

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com The New Bedford Whaling Museum calls its special exhibition a “A Spectacle in Motion” – a title that proves to be anything but hyperbole. Imagine before documentary, before moving pictures, before photography, where 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…

After 18 Years, Strawberry Fields Plays Its Last Beatles Tribute at BB King Blues Club…But the Beat Goes On

After 18 Years, Strawberry Fields Plays Its Last Beatles Tribute at BB King Blues Club…But the Beat Goes On

By Karen Rubin and David Leiberman, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com   After 18 years of playing BB King’s Saturday brunch, Strawberry Fields, one of the most heralded of Beatles tribute bands, played for the last time at the celebrated live-music venue…

Cycle the Erie: Heritage of Erie Canal Preserved in Murals Along the Erie Canalway

Cycle the Erie: Heritage of Erie Canal Preserved in Murals Along the Erie Canalway

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com One of the many delights of Parks & Trails NY’s 8-day, 400-mile Cycle the Erie bike tour from Buffalo to Albany across New York State, is coming up beautiful murals that describe the history…

Cycle the Erie, Day 5: Deep Dive into The Erie Canal: ‘Mother of Cities’, Empire Builder, Wonder of the World

Cycle the Erie, Day 5: Deep Dive into The Erie Canal: ‘Mother of Cities’, Empire Builder, Wonder of the World

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Day 5: Syracuse to Rome, 50 Miles Day 5 of our 8-day, 400 mile Cycle the Erie biketour from Buffalo to Albany offers a deep-dive into the history of the Erie Canal, an appreciation…

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