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Historic Inn at Saratoga Captures Sense of Place, Gracious Victorian Style

Historic Inn at Saratoga Captures Sense of Place, Gracious Victorian Style

  By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com   Saratoga Springs, one of America’s first tourist towns, has been drawing visitors since the 14th century when Native Americans discovered the mineral springs which still draw visitors today. But it is also…

Mansions on Fifth Historic Boutique Hotel in Pittsburgh’s Shadyside Sends You Back to Gilded Age

Mansions on Fifth Historic Boutique Hotel in Pittsburgh’s Shadyside Sends You Back to Gilded Age

  By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com   I return to Pittsburgh when I come back to do my second Rails-to-Trails Sojourn on the Great Allegheny Passage, a fantastic rail-trail that stretches across Western Pennsylvania, from Cumberland, Md. to Pittsburgh,…

On the River Inn Meets Challenge of Woodstock, Vermont’s ‘Quintessential New England’ Reputation

On the River Inn Meets Challenge of Woodstock, Vermont’s ‘Quintessential New England’ Reputation

  By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Imagine the pressure on innkeepers wanting to build new in the historic village universally known as “Quintessential New England” with its amazing array of stunning architecture from the 1800s, including the classic Woodstock…

Tenaya Lodge Provides Luxury Lodging Resort Experience at Gateway to Yosemite National Park

Tenaya Lodge Provides Luxury Lodging Resort Experience at Gateway to Yosemite National Park

By Karen Rubin, Eric Leiberman & Sarah Falter Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com The description of the Tenaya Lodge nightly Flashlight Hike sounded very tame. A mile-loop in the woods surrounding the resort. Indeed, it is designed for families. But shortly after…

Heavenly Mountain Resort & Hard Rock Hotel Lake Tahoe: An Epic Combination

by Dave E. Leiberman & Laini Miranda, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Set along the south shore of Lake Tahoe straddling the California/Nevada state lines, Heavenly Mountain Resort offers one of the most unique ski experiences anywhere, combining stunning views, epic…

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…

Planning to Attend 58th Presidential Inauguration? Destination DC Can Help Book Hotels, Plan Itineraries

(Washington, DC) – Washington, DC’s hospitality community is united in its preparation for the inauguration of the 45th president on Friday, January 20, 2017. Hotels, restaurants and attractions in neighborhoods across the nation’s capital are creating thematic packages, menus, balls,…

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…

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