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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…

Day into Night at the Pushkar Camel Fair & Festival of Brahma, India

Day into Night at the Pushkar Camel Fair & Festival of Brahma, India

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com The “Jungle Book” Wildlife Safari and Cycling Adventure chapter of our Royal Expeditions trip to India ends, but a new story begins when we leave our hotel in New Delhi, again in the darkness…

Tiger, Tiger! On Safari in India’s Kanha National Park

Tiger, Tiger! On Safari in India’s Kanha National Park

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com (Our Royal Expeditions ‘Jungle Book Wildlife Safari and Cycling Adventure’ in central India began with our experience cycling through villages and the wildlife sanctuary, itself. See:‘Jungle Book’ Cycling Adventure Into Tiger Territory of India and ‘Jungle…

Pench National Park, India, is the Real Locale for Rudyard Kipling’s ‘Jungle Book’. Was Mowgli Real Too?

Pench National Park, India, is the Real Locale for Rudyard Kipling’s ‘Jungle Book’. Was Mowgli Real Too?

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com (Our Royal Expeditions ‘Jungle Book Wildlife Safari and Cycling Adventure’ began with our experience cycling through villages and the wildlife sanctuary, itself. See: ‘Jungle Book’ Cycling Adventure Into Tiger Territory of India and ‘Jungle…

‘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…

Biking through Albania’s ‘Breadbasket’ into Korca, the ‘Paris of Albania’

By Karen Rubin, goingplacesfarandnear.com (I travel to Albania with BikeTours.com’s President Jim Johnson on a specially constructed “President’s Tour” itinerary that modifies the regular “Albania’s UNESCO Sites with Rivers, Valleys, and Gorges” trip.) Day 3 of our cycling adventure (the…

Come to Albania Now to See Emergence of a Young Country – Best Way to Experience Albania is on Bike Tour

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, Goingplacesfarandnear.com You wouldn’t necessarily come to Albania to see monuments and fabulous architecture, for museums that hold the treasures of civilization or the artifacts that trace your heritage (though one of the surprises are the…