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New York’s Olympic Regional Development Authority Continues to Make Improvements at Whiteface, Gore, Belleayre Mountains

New York’s Olympic Regional Development Authority Continues to Make Improvements at Whiteface, Gore, Belleayre Mountains

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Believe it or not, New York State, with more than 50 ski areas, has more ski areas than any other state in the country and the biggest vertical ski drop east of the Mississippi;…

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s Sojourn Biketour on Great Allegheny Passage Showcases Forgotten Towns

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s Sojourn Biketour on Great Allegheny Passage Showcases Forgotten Towns

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com   Our first day on this year’s Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s Sojourn biketour on the Great Allegheny Passage and the Montour Trail, 140-miles biking over six days through Western Pennsylvania, brought us from Deal to Meyersdale…

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s BikeTour on Great Allegheny Passage Highlights Benefits of RailTrails

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s BikeTour on Great Allegheny Passage Highlights Benefits of RailTrails

  By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com   The ages of the 200 of us on this year’s Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Sojourn, biking 150-miles along the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) and Montour Trail across western Pennsylvania, ranges from 9 to 83…

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…

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 to Spend the Winter Holidays

Favorite Places to Spend the Winter Holidays

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com (Our review of our favorite places for families to spend the winter holidays continues from Favorite Places for Family Winter Holiday Travel). Portsmouth, NH: Strawbery Banke Museum, in the heart of historic downtown Portsmouth, New…

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,…

‘Legend of Sleepy Hollow’ Halloween Events – Ghouls & All – Return to Historic Hudson Valley

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Washington Irving’s macabre tale, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” is the inspiration for Horseman’s Hollow, a spectacularly produced interactive Halloween haunted attraction at the colonial-era Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. It is…

$15 Million Renovation Transforms Sea Crest Beach Hotel into Major Cape Cod Resort

$15 Million Renovation Transforms Sea Crest Beach Hotel into Major Cape Cod Resort

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate Normally, it would be extremely difficult to pull yourself away from Sea Crest Beach Hotel’s substantial private section of on Cape Cod’s Old Silver Beach on Buzzard Bay, wonderfully set with a west-ward facing…

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