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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 Mother-Daughter Cruise Aboard Windstar’s Star Breeze from Athens to Venice is Chance to Share History and James Beard Cuisine

A Mother-Daughter Cruise Aboard Windstar’s Star Breeze from Athens to Venice is Chance to Share History and James Beard Cuisine

by Geri Bain My 23-year old daughter Jenny and I have carved out two weeks to travel together, something we haven’t been able to do since she graduated high school. Setting our sites on Greece and Croatia, we decide a…

New York Times Travel Show: Despite Trump Policy, Americans CAN Travel to Cuba!

New York Times Travel Show: Despite Trump Policy, Americans CAN Travel to Cuba!

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com After President Obama threw down barriers for Americans to travel to Cuba, the island nation saw a surge in tourism – US airlines launched new flights, cruiselines set up calls, and hotel companies were…

New York Times Travel Show: American Travelers Resilient In Face of Crises

New York Times Travel Show: American Travelers Resilient In Face of Crises

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Travel professionals at the New York Times Travel Show had somewhat mixed feelings to the US State Department’s new travel advisory and alert system (travel.state.gov) because of the newness and how consumers are processing…

State Department Implements New Travel Advisory System, New Info Hub for US Travelers

State Department Implements New Travel Advisory System, New Info Hub for US Travelers

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com On January 10, 2018, the Department of State launched changes in how information is shared with U.S. travelers, replacing Travel Alerts and Warnings for countries that warrant them to a new system where every…

Day into Night at the Pushkar Camel Fair & Festival of Brahma, India

Day into Night at the Pushkar Camel Fair & Festival of Brahma, India

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com The “Jungle Book” Wildlife Safari and Cycling Adventure chapter of our Royal Expeditions trip to India ends, but a new story begins when we leave our hotel in New Delhi, again in the darkness…

Tiger, Tiger! On Safari in India’s Kanha National Park

Tiger, Tiger! On Safari in India’s Kanha National Park

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com (Our Royal Expeditions ‘Jungle Book Wildlife Safari and Cycling Adventure’ in central India began with our experience cycling through villages and the wildlife sanctuary, itself. See:‘Jungle Book’ Cycling Adventure Into Tiger Territory of India and ‘Jungle…

Pench National Park, India, is the Real Locale for Rudyard Kipling’s ‘Jungle Book’. Was Mowgli Real Too?

Pench National Park, India, is the Real Locale for Rudyard Kipling’s ‘Jungle Book’. Was Mowgli Real Too?

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com (Our Royal Expeditions ‘Jungle Book Wildlife Safari and Cycling Adventure’ began with our experience cycling through villages and the wildlife sanctuary, itself. See: ‘Jungle Book’ Cycling Adventure Into Tiger Territory of India and ‘Jungle…

‘Jungle Book’ Cycling Adventure Through Local Villages of India’s Kanha National Park

‘Jungle Book’ Cycling Adventure Through Local Villages of India’s Kanha National Park

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Our 25 km cycling trip through the Forest Corridor sanctuary between Pench and Kanha national parks in central India – literally the locale for Rudyard Kipling’s 1895 classic “Jungle Book” –  is the most…

‘Jungle Book’ Cycling Adventure Into Tiger Territory of India

‘Jungle Book’ Cycling Adventure Into Tiger Territory of India

  By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com When I signed on to Royal Expeditions’ new “Jungle Book Wildlife Safari & Cycling Adventure” in India, I couldn’t believe or even visualize the concept of cycling through a wildlife sanctuary populated with…

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