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4 Days in Morocco: Desert Adventure from Marrakesh to the Sahara

4 Days in Morocco: Desert Adventure from Marrakesh to the Sahara

Everything about a trip from Marrakech to the Sahara is epic. We didn’t know if we would drive ourselves or hire a tour, so from finding the right desert guide, then traveling the 8+ hours through roads filled with switchbacks and harrowing drivers, to the climactic landscape of red-hot sand dunes reaching literally as far as your eyes could follow, this was an adventure we could never have anticipated.

Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine Ushers in New Year with Inspirational Concert for Peace

Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine Ushers in New Year with Inspirational Concert for Peace

One of my favorite ways to bid adieu to the year and begin anew is the annual Concert for Peace at the magnificent Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, now in its 34th year. This is a signature New Year’s Eve event that was founded by Leonard Bernstein in 1984 with the idea of bringing together New Yorkers and visitors from around the world for an evening filled with uplifting music. It is an event that rings in the new year with inspiration and resolve.

Caribbean Destinations: Best Way to Help Rebuild is Simply to Come, Enjoy

Caribbean Destinations: Best Way to Help Rebuild is Simply to Come, Enjoy

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com  For those of us anguished over the destruction of Puerto Rico, Dominica, Anguilla and other Caribbean islands badly battered by category 5 hurricanes Irma and Maria last year, the best way to help…

Cycle the Erie: 400 Miles & 400 Years of History Flow By on Canalway Bike Tour Across New York State

Cycle the Erie: 400 Miles & 400 Years of History Flow By on Canalway Bike Tour Across New York State

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com To see how America came to be – and what really made America great – you need only to join Parks & Trails NY’s annual eight-day, 400-mile Cycle the Erie Bike Tour from Buffalo…

Nassau County Museum of Art Hits Highest Notes with ‘Anything Goes: The Jazz Age’ Exhibit

Nassau County Museum of Art Hits Highest Notes with ‘Anything Goes: The Jazz Age’ Exhibit

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com What is most remarkable about the new exhibit at the Nassau County Museum of Art, “Anything Goes: The Jazz Age” celebrating the Roaring Twenties, is the cross-connections between art, music, literature, design, furniture and…

‘Collective Consciousness’ on View at Gold Coast Arts Center Focuses on Responsibility for Environment

‘Collective Consciousness’ on View at Gold Coast Arts Center Focuses on Responsibility for Environment

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com “Nature has been inspiring artists for centuries, and its beauty has been captured in paintings, sculptures, photographs and a variety of other medium. But some artists take the relationship between art and the environment…

Lunar New Year Festivities Get Underway in Chinatown NYC: Welcoming Year of the Dog

Lunar New Year Festivities Get Underway in Chinatown NYC: Welcoming Year of the Dog

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com The 2018 Lunar New Year festivities got underway in Chinatown, in Lower Manhattan, with the traditional Firecracker Ceremony and Festival to welcome the Year of the Dog. Thousands lined Sara d. Roosevelt Park on…

New York Times Travel Show: Despite Trump Policy, Americans CAN Travel to Cuba!

New York Times Travel Show: Despite Trump Policy, Americans CAN Travel to Cuba!

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com After President Obama threw down barriers for Americans to travel to Cuba, the island nation saw a surge in tourism – US airlines launched new flights, cruiselines set up calls, and hotel companies were…

National Museum of American Jewish History is Unexpected Revelation in Philadelphia

National Museum of American Jewish History is Unexpected Revelation in Philadelphia

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com I used the opening of the brand new Museum of the American Revolution as the theme for my three-day visit to Philadelphia – a really deep dive probe of the Revolutionary War era, a…

Judy Collins, Jason Robert Brown, US Premiere Among Highlights of New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace at St John the Divine

Judy Collins, Jason Robert Brown, US Premiere Among Highlights of New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace at St John the Divine

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com One of my favorite ways to bid adieu to the year and begin anew is the annual Concert for Peace at the magnificent Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine,. This is a signature…

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