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‘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…

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s Sojourn Biketour on Great Allegheny Passage Showcases Forgotten Towns

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s Sojourn Biketour on Great Allegheny Passage Showcases Forgotten Towns

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com   Our first day on this year’s Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s Sojourn biketour on the Great Allegheny Passage and the Montour Trail, 140-miles biking over six days through Western Pennsylvania, brought us from Deal to Meyersdale…

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s BikeTour on Great Allegheny Passage Highlights Benefits of RailTrails

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s BikeTour on Great Allegheny Passage Highlights Benefits of RailTrails

  By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com   The ages of the 200 of us on this year’s Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Sojourn, biking 150-miles along the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) and Montour Trail across western Pennsylvania, ranges from 9 to 83…

Discovery Bicycle Tours’ On the River Weekend in Woodstock, Vermont, Shows How Personalized a Group Tour Can Be

Discovery Bicycle Tours’ On the River Weekend in Woodstock, Vermont, Shows How Personalized a Group Tour Can Be

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com I have joined a Vermont bike tour centered around Woodstock village, that takes place over Bike Travel Weekend in June. The popular itinerary offered several times during the year by Discovery Bicycle Tours…

32,000 Get Ready, Get Set To Fill NYC Streets for the 40th Anniversary TD 5 Boro Bike Tour & You Can Follow Your Rider Along

By Karen Rubin Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com In a first for the TD Five Boro Bike Tour’s 40th anniversary year, friends and family will be able to follow their rider’s progress along the 40 mile route, by virtue of a chip embedded…

‘Jungle Book’ Cycling Adventure Through Local Villages of India’s Kanha National Park

‘Jungle Book’ Cycling Adventure Through Local Villages of India’s Kanha National Park

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Our 25 km cycling trip through the Forest Corridor sanctuary between Pench and Kanha national parks in central India – literally the locale for Rudyard Kipling’s 1895 classic “Jungle Book” –  is the most…

‘Jungle Book’ Cycling Adventure Into Tiger Territory of India

‘Jungle Book’ Cycling Adventure Into Tiger Territory of India

  By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com When I signed on to Royal Expeditions’ new “Jungle Book Wildlife Safari & Cycling Adventure” in India, I couldn’t believe or even visualize the concept of cycling through a wildlife sanctuary populated with…

Pennsylvania’s Industrial Past Highlights Day 3 on Rails-to-Trails Sojourn on Great Allegheny Passage

      By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com (After meeting up at Homestead, PA and bussing to the start of our Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s first springtime Sojourn, a three-day biketour on the Great Allegheny Passage, we rode 33.5 miles from Harnedsville to…

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