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San Francisco Goes All Out With Special Events, Exhibitions Marking 50th Anniversary of Summer of Love

San Francisco Goes All Out With Special Events, Exhibitions Marking 50th Anniversary of Summer of Love

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com  Wes Leslie’s Wild San Francisco Summer of Love Musical Walking Tour finishes only a couple of blocks down from the entrance to Golden Gate Park (see story), which played such a role in the…

San Francisco Throwing Year-Long 50th Anniversary Celebration of Summer of Love – Be Prepared to Be Blasted into the Past

San Francisco Throwing Year-Long 50th Anniversary Celebration of Summer of Love – Be Prepared to Be Blasted into the Past

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com My, how time flies! It’s the 50th anniversary of San Francisco’s Summer of Love, when, in 1967, nearly 100,000 young people converged on the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, turning San Francisco into the epicenter of a cultural phenomenon…

New ‘Mummies’ Exhibit at American Museum of Natural History Lets You Peer Through Wrappings, Peel Away Layers of Time

New ‘Mummies’ Exhibit at American Museum of Natural History Lets You Peer Through Wrappings, Peel Away Layers of Time

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com The Gilded Lady seems to be resting peacefully, her painted visage staring up to the sky. But inside this container are the remains of a real woman who lived nearly 2000 years ago, and…

NYT Travel Show: Greenberg Tells Intrepid Travelers to Exploit ‘Brave New World of Travel’

NYT Travel Show: Greenberg Tells Intrepid Travelers to Exploit ‘Brave New World of Travel’

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com According to travel expert Peter Greenberg, that dreaded four-letter word “fear” could actually work out to the benefit of Americans who want to explore the globe.. That, in combination with a strong dollar against…

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…

Chinatown, NYC Celebrates Year of Rooster at 18th Annual Lunar New Year Parade

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com New York City’s Chinatown celebrated the Year of the Rooster with its 18th annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival. US Senator Charles Schumer of New York was the Grand Marshal. All…

Judy Collins, Premiere Honoring Orlando Victims Among Highlights of New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace at St John the Divine

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com My favorite way to transition to the new year has been to attend the New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace in the grand, awe-inspiring space of the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine.…

Nassau County Museum of Art Exhibitions Celebrate Century of Iconic Photography

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com For the first time, all of Nassau County Museum of Art’s galleries are devoted to the art of photography, collectively giving a retrospective and perspective on 100 years and some of the most important…

36 Hours in Pittsburgh: Strip District Exemplifies City’s Past, Future

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com (With only one full day to explore Pittsburgh, I specifically seek out attractions that define the city, all walkable within the downtown, getting advice from the Omni William Penn Hotel concierge. I start…

36 Hours in Pittsburgh: Andy Warhol Museum is at Center of Revitalized City

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com I have come to Pittsburgh for the three-day, 120-mile Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s Spring Sojourn on the Great Allegheny Passage, and used it as an opportunity to explore Pittsburgh, a city that once was known…

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