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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…

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…

Fifth Avenue Museum Mile Festival Showcases Exhibits Not to Be Missed This Summer in NYC

Fifth Avenue Museum Mile Festival Showcases Exhibits Not to Be Missed This Summer in NYC

  By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com   Even if you were unable to get to the once-a-year Museum Mile Festival along Fifth Avenue on June 13, when six museums (some of them with pricey admissions) throw their doors…

San Francisco Goes All Out With Special Events, Exhibitions Marking 50th Anniversary of Summer of Love

San Francisco Goes All Out With Special Events, Exhibitions Marking 50th Anniversary of Summer of Love

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com  Wes Leslie’s Wild San Francisco Summer of Love Musical Walking Tour finishes only a couple of blocks down from the entrance to Golden Gate Park (see story), which played such a role in the…

New ‘Mummies’ Exhibit at American Museum of Natural History Lets You Peer Through Wrappings, Peel Away Layers of Time

New ‘Mummies’ Exhibit at American Museum of Natural History Lets You Peer Through Wrappings, Peel Away Layers of Time

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com The Gilded Lady seems to be resting peacefully, her painted visage staring up to the sky. But inside this container are the remains of a real woman who lived nearly 2000 years ago, and…

New York City’s 43rd Annual Village Halloween Parade Inspires Reverie

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com The 43rd Annual Village Halloween Parade, the largest Halloween event in the world, got underway with extraordinary precision, as all the skeletons, ghouls and monsters – some 50,000 in all – got into order…

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