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A Mother-Daughter Cruise Aboard Windstar’s Star Breeze from Athens to Venice is Chance to Share History and James Beard Cuisine

A Mother-Daughter Cruise Aboard Windstar’s Star Breeze from Athens to Venice is Chance to Share History and James Beard Cuisine

by Geri Bain My 23-year old daughter Jenny and I have carved out two weeks to travel together, something we haven’t been able to do since she graduated high school. Setting our sites on Greece and Croatia, we decide a…

A Day in Nantucket: How a Tiny Isolated Island Became a Global Powerhouse (With Lessons for Contemporary America)

A Day in Nantucket: How a Tiny Isolated Island Became a Global Powerhouse (With Lessons for Contemporary America)

by Karen Rubin and Martin D. Rubin Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com   Nantucket, a porkchop-shaped island just 14 by 3½-miles with just a few thousand inhabitants, hangs 30 miles out to sea off Massachusetts’ mainland. That creates a special kind of…

Cruising into Martha’s Vineyard’s Warm Embrace

Cruising into Martha’s Vineyard’s Warm Embrace

  by Karen Rubin Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com   What I love most about Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, is that this single island, just 100 square miles, holds such diversity of culture, heritage, ecology. You can find a place on this island…

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,…

Blount Small Ship Adventures’ Grande Caribe Voyage to New England Islands Proves Ideal for Babyboomers Who Still Crave Thrill of Travel, Albeit at Slower Pace

Blount Small Ship Adventures’ Grande Caribe Voyage to New England Islands Proves Ideal for Babyboomers Who Still Crave Thrill of Travel, Albeit at Slower Pace

by Karen Rubin & Martin D. Rubin Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com   We belong to the backpack generation that bought a Eurail pass and traveled around the continent with “Europe on $5 A Day” as our Bible. No once-in-a-lifetime, “If it’s…

Regent Seven Seas’ Navigator in New York Provides First-Hand Look at ‘Most Inclusive Luxury Cruiseline’

Regent Seven Seas’ Navigator in New York Provides First-Hand Look at ‘Most Inclusive Luxury Cruiseline’

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Regent Seven Seas’ Navigator had just come in from a month-long voyage. Docked at Pier 88 on the Hudson River in New York City, as passengers for its next sailing – a 12-day cruise…

Barging through Burgundy, Day 5-6: Walking Tour of Dijon’s Old City

Barging through Burgundy, Day 5-6: Walking Tour of Dijon’s Old City

by Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Thursday: Arrival in Dijon We are only a few miles to the last lock before Dijon, the capital of Burgundy, and the French landscape, though still predominantly countryside, becomes more and more populated…

Barging through Burgundy, Day 3-4: Hotel-Dieu, Beaune, Clos de Vougeot

Barging through Burgundy, Day 3-4: Hotel-Dieu, Beaune, Clos de Vougeot

The Caprice barge hotel take us through some of Burgundy’s most important attractions by Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com These next two days aboard the Caprice barge hotel, we cruise to a spiritual center, which is in the capital…

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