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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.…

HSMAI’s 61st Annual Adrian Awards Honor Luminaries in Travel Marketing

HSMAI’s 61st Annual Adrian Awards Honor Luminaries in Travel Marketing

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com They are the CLIO awards of the hospitality, travel and tourism industry – a gigantic segment of the US economy and culture which people don’t readily recognize as being so integral to everyday life,…

Mountain Top Inn & Resort: The Perfect Vermont 4-Season Family Retreat

Mountain Top Inn & Resort: The Perfect Vermont 4-Season Family Retreat

by Karen Rubin, Dave E. Leiberman & Laini Miranda Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com   There are subtle things. Little surprises. Like shortly after our arrival at the Mountain Top Inn & Resort, I peek outside to see the horse-drawn sleigh gliding…

Okane is San Francisco SoMa Neighborhood Gastropub Serving Extravagant Japanese Cuisine at Everyman Price

Okane is San Francisco SoMa Neighborhood Gastropub Serving Extravagant Japanese Cuisine at Everyman Price

By Karen Rubin, Eric Leiberman, Sarah Falter Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Well off San Francisco’s tourist track, an exquisite dining experience awaits at Okane, a delightful, intimate neighborhood izakaya in the style of a Japanese gastropub, tucked into SoMa (South of…

Pauline Frommer at NYT Travel Show: How to Get Best Value for Your Travel Dollar in 2017

  By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Travel expert Pauline Frommer, of the Frommer Guides and radio show, says that 2017 is probably the best year for Americans to travel abroad because of a surging dollar, competitive pressure on international…

Favorite Places to Spend the Winter Holidays

Favorite Places to Spend the Winter Holidays

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com (Our review of our favorite places for families to spend the winter holidays continues from Favorite Places for Family Winter Holiday Travel). Portsmouth, NH: Strawbery Banke Museum, in the heart of historic downtown Portsmouth, New…

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…

Historic Hotels of America to Select 2016 Awards of Excellence Winners from Among Finalists

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Historic Hotels of America® and Historic Hotels Worldwide®  will be announcing winners of the 2016 Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence at a Gala Dinner at The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort (1927) in Honolulu, Hawaii on November…

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