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Candlelight Evening in Old Bethpage Village Restoration Warms the Heart, Soothes the Soul

Candlelight Evening in Old Bethpage Village Restoration Warms the Heart, Soothes the Soul

Music abounds throughout Old Bethpage Village Restoration, the evening warmed by the orange-red glow of candlelight, fireplace embers, a bonfire. The annual Candlelight Evenings at Old Bethpage Restoration, a living history museum on Long Island, is one of my favorite holiday events.

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.…

Shops at Columbus Circle: Festive, Refined Shopping & Entertainment Destination Sparkles for the Holidays in New York

Shops at Columbus Circle: Festive, Refined Shopping & Entertainment Destination Sparkles for the Holidays in New York

by Karen Rubin Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com For a festive place to shop in New York, The Shops at Columbus Circle  is a destination within a destination that draws more than 16 million visitors per year to its 50 shops, renowned…

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…

Enchanting Candlelight Evening at Old Bethpage Village Restoration is Like Stepping into a Christmas Card

Enchanting Candlelight Evening at Old Bethpage Village Restoration is Like Stepping into a Christmas Card

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Fire light. That is the common denominator – seeing life in the orange-red glow of candlelight, a fireplace, a bonfire. One of my favorite holiday events is the Old Bethpage Village Restoration Candlelight Evening,…

Nighttime Stroll of New York City’s Holiday Lights

Nighttime Stroll of New York City’s Holiday Lights

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Take the walk to see the animated windows and the holiday lights at Rockefeller Center (it’s best after 5 pm in the dark): My route typically starts at Macy’s on 34th Street, then up…

91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Enchants Millions, Ushers in Holiday Season

91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Enchants Millions, Ushers in Holiday Season

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com An estimated 3.5 million people were on hand for the 91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, amid perfect blue-skies day. Many had staked out their place along the parade route by 4 am, bundling up…

Enchanting Candlelight Evening at Old Bethpage Village Restoration Transports Back Through Centuries

Enchanting Candlelight Evening at Old Bethpage Village Restoration Transports Back Through Centuries

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com For a brief moment, you are transported back in time. You leave the visitor center, walk down a path. The electric lights disappear. There is only firelight along the path into the village. This…

New York City is Winter Wonderland of Spirited Delights

New York City is Winter Wonderland of Spirited Delights

  By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com New York City is never more vibrant than during the holiday season. The epicenter for Christmas in New York is Rockefeller Center – the Christmas tree, ice skating on one of the most…

Favorite Places for Family Winter Holiday Travel

  By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Travel brings family together, forging relationships and bonds – whether it is siblings, parents with children, multi-generations – in a way that the everyday does not. Holiday travel is that much more special,…

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