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A Mother-Daughter Spa Retreat in Italy’s Dolomite Mountains

A Mother-Daughter Spa Retreat in Italy’s Dolomite Mountains

By Geri Bain “Those snow-capped mountains are Austria,” says our guide as my 23-year daughter Jenny and I pose beside our e-bikes. The effort-boosting electric bikes had make it possible for a non-marathoner to pedal up amazingly steep slopes to…

A Potpourri of Summer Family Vacation Choices to Get You Outside, Together

A Potpourri of Summer Family Vacation Choices to Get You Outside, Together

By Karen Rubin, Dave E. Leiberman, Eric Leiberman Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com It’s officially the start of the summer family vacation season! It is widely known that getting out and experiencing things first hand is the best way to cultivate…

Cycle the Erie, Day 2-3: A Sequence of Charming Canaltowns, Pastoral Landscapes, Punctuated by City Birthed by ‘Mother of Cities’

Cycle the Erie, Day 2-3: A Sequence of Charming Canaltowns, Pastoral Landscapes, Punctuated by City Birthed by ‘Mother of Cities’

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Day 2: Medina to Fairport, 53 Miles  Immediately upon leaving Medina on Day 2 of Parks & Trails NY’s 19th annual 8-day, 400-mile Cycle the Erie biketour, which transverses New York State from Buffalo…

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…

72 Hours In Philadelphia: Meet Betsy Ross: A Thoroughly Modern Woman

72 Hours In Philadelphia: Meet Betsy Ross: A Thoroughly Modern Woman

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com My third day of my deep-dive into Revolutionary War America in Philadelphia is devoted to exploring key figures and sites that I have never visited before: Benjamin Franklin Museum, the Betsy Ross House and…

Mountain Top Inn & Resort: The Perfect Vermont 4-Season Family Retreat

Mountain Top Inn & Resort: The Perfect Vermont 4-Season Family Retreat

by Karen Rubin, Dave E. Leiberman & Laini Miranda Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com   There are subtle things. Little surprises. Like shortly after our arrival at the Mountain Top Inn & Resort, I peek outside to see the horse-drawn sleigh gliding…

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…

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