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Barging through Burgundy, Day 5-6: Walking Tour of Dijon’s Old City

Barging through Burgundy, Day 5-6: Walking Tour of Dijon’s Old City

by Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Thursday: Arrival in Dijon We are only a few miles to the last lock before Dijon, the capital of Burgundy, and the French landscape, though still predominantly countryside, becomes more and more populated…

Barging through Burgundy, Day 3-4: Hotel-Dieu, Beaune, Clos de Vougeot

Barging through Burgundy, Day 3-4: Hotel-Dieu, Beaune, Clos de Vougeot

The Caprice barge hotel take us through some of Burgundy’s most important attractions by Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com These next two days aboard the Caprice barge hotel, we cruise to a spiritual center, which is in the capital…

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…

Born in a Silver Boom, Park City, Utah, Heritage Delights Diners, GalleryStrollers, FestivalGoers

  By Karen Rubin, Eric Leiberman & Sarah Falter Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com   Like so many, we have come to Park City for its legendary powder snow and sprawling mountain peaks, home to two major ski resorts, Park City (which…

Enchanting Candlelight Evening at Old Bethpage Village Restoration Transports Back Through Centuries

Enchanting Candlelight Evening at Old Bethpage Village Restoration Transports Back Through Centuries

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com For a brief moment, you are transported back in time. You leave the visitor center, walk down a path. The electric lights disappear. There is only firelight along the path into the village. This…

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…

Two Nights, One Day in Pittsburgh: Historic Omni William Penn Hotel Connects to City’s Proud Heritage

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com (I have come to Pittsburgh to join the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s Sojourn three-day, 120-mile bike tour on the Great Allegheny Passage. I only have two nights and one full day in the city, so…

36 Hours in Pittsburgh: Point State Park Proves Highlight of Walking Tour

by Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com (I have come to Pittsburgh to join the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s Sojourn three-day, 120-mile bike tour on the Great Allegheny Passage. I only have one full day in the city, so I set out…

Historic Hotels of America to Select 2016 Awards of Excellence Winners from Among Finalists

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Historic Hotels of America® and Historic Hotels Worldwide®  will be announcing winners of the 2016 Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence at a Gala Dinner at The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort (1927) in Honolulu, Hawaii on November…

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