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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…

Enchanting Candlelight Evening at Old Bethpage Village Restoration is Like Stepping into a Christmas Card

Enchanting Candlelight Evening at Old Bethpage Village Restoration is Like Stepping into a Christmas Card

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Fire light. That is the common denominator – seeing life in the orange-red glow of candlelight, a fireplace, a bonfire. One of my favorite holiday events is the Old Bethpage Village Restoration Candlelight Evening,…

Nighttime Stroll of New York City’s Holiday Lights

Nighttime Stroll of New York City’s Holiday Lights

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Take the walk to see the animated windows and the holiday lights at Rockefeller Center (it’s best after 5 pm in the dark): My route typically starts at Macy’s on 34th Street, then up…

A Balloon Festival of a Different Sort: Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Balloon Inflation Draws Thousands

A Balloon Festival of a Different Sort: Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Balloon Inflation Draws Thousands

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com NEW YORK –This Thanksgiving, a magical march returns to the streets of New York City and to homes across the U.S. as the 91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® kicks off the holiday season…

Holidays in New York, The Most Enchanting Time of the Year

Holidays in New York, The Most Enchanting Time of the Year

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com New York City’s most magical time of the year, the winter holiday season, is already underway with the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, continues with the iconic Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at Rockefeller Center,…

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.…

New York City’s Most Festive Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve

New York City’s Most Festive Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com New York City again hosts some of the world’s premier New Year’s Eve celebrations, some extending through the holiday weekend. There are festive ways to welcome in 2017 across all five boroughs, including the…

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…

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