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Regent Seven Seas’ Navigator in New York Provides First-Hand Look at ‘Most Inclusive Luxury Cruiseline’

Regent Seven Seas’ Navigator in New York Provides First-Hand Look at ‘Most Inclusive Luxury Cruiseline’

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Regent Seven Seas’ Navigator had just come in from a month-long voyage. Docked at Pier 88 on the Hudson River in New York City, as passengers for its next sailing – a 12-day cruise…

Fall Getaway in the Great Northern Catskills: Hiking the Hudson River School Art Trail

Fall Getaway in the Great Northern Catskills: Hiking the Hudson River School Art Trail

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com My three-day fall getaway in the Great Northern Catskills exploring the Hudson River School Art Trail starts before I even arrive at the historic Fairlawn Inn, in Hunter, NY. Taking advantage of the time…

Fall Getaway in the Great Northern Catskills: Frederick Edwin Church’s Olana

Fall Getaway in the Great Northern Catskills: Frederick Edwin Church’s Olana

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Just over the Rip Van Winkle Bridge from the Thomas Cole National Historic Site (#1 on the Hudson River School Art Trail), you see this grand mansion perched on the hillside, poking out from…

Fall Getaway in the Catskills: Thomas Cole National Historic Site is Site #1 on the Hudson River School Art Trail

Fall Getaway in the Catskills: Thomas Cole National Historic Site is Site #1 on the Hudson River School Art Trail

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com The first thing you notice about the Thomas Cole House, “Where American Art Was Born,” is the view from his porch – out to the ridges of the Catskills Mountains, the Hudson River curving…

3-Day Fall Getaway in the Catskills: Fairlawn Inn is Superb Hub for Exploring the Hudson River Valley

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Two hundred years ago, Thomas Cole, the father of the Hudson River School art movement, sailed up the Hudson River to the Catskills and was smitten by the landscape, by the natural world, by…

“Liberty’s War” Exhibit at American Merchant Marine Museum Spotlights Unsung Heroes of WWII

“Liberty’s War” Exhibit at American Merchant Marine Museum Spotlights Unsung Heroes of WWII

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com The first stunning realization from the new exhibit at the American Merchant Marine Museum, “Liberty’s War,” is how vital the cargo ships, manned by civilian volunteers, were to winning World War II. The second…

A Day in The Gunks: Out of the Gym, Ascending New Heights of Rock Climbing

A Day in The Gunks: Out of the Gym, Ascending New Heights of Rock Climbing

By David Leiberman & Laini Miranda Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com   As we discovered, climbing in a gym is very different from climbing a real mountain face. One of the best places in the world to learn how to climb is…

Photos Show Intensity of Action Underway at 2017 US Open Tennis Championships

Photos Show Intensity of Action Underway at 2017 US Open Tennis Championships

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Some 87 matches were contested on Wednesday, August 30, to complete Round 1 after a largely rained out Tuesday. Fans were treated to an amazing array of tennis champions. Here are highlights in photos:…

12th Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island Ends on High Note

12th Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island Ends on High Note

  By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com The 12th annual Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governor’s Island nestled between the tip of Manhattan and Brooklyn ended on a high note, Sunday, August 27. People of all ages, dressed to the…

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