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Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s BikeTour on Great Allegheny Passage Highlights Benefits of RailTrails

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s BikeTour on Great Allegheny Passage Highlights Benefits of RailTrails

  By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com   The ages of the 200 of us on this year’s Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Sojourn, biking 150-miles along the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) and Montour Trail across western Pennsylvania, ranges from 9 to 83…

Pennsylvania’s Industrial Past Highlights Day 3 on Rails-to-Trails Sojourn on Great Allegheny Passage

      By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com (After meeting up at Homestead, PA and bussing to the start of our Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s first springtime Sojourn, a three-day biketour on the Great Allegheny Passage, we rode 33.5 miles from Harnedsville to…

Rails-to-Trails’ Great Allegheny Passage Bike Tour Side Trip into Dunbar Brings Surprise Encounter with TrumpWorld

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com (After meeting up at Homestead, PA and bussing to the start of our Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s first springtime Sojourn, a three-day biketour on the Great Allegheny Passage, we start off Day 2 in Harnedsville and…

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Takes Cyclists on Sojourn on Great Allegheny Passage

    By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com I’m the first to arrive at the appointed spot beside the tall brick smokestacks that border the parking field of a shopping mill, where once one of Pittsburgh’s mighty steel mills…

Biking Albania: Saranda & the Albanian Riviera

by Karen Rubin, goingplacesfarandnear.com (I travel to Albania with BikeTours.com’s President Jim Johnson on a specially constructed “President’s Tour” itinerary that modifies the regular “Albania’s UNESCO Sites with Rivers, Valleys, and Gorges” trip.  (See: Come to Albania Now to See Emergence of…

Biking Albania: National Park of Butrint is Pathway to 5 Archaeological Epoques

By Karen Rubin, goingplacesfarandnear.com (I travel to Albania with BikeTours.com’s President Jim Johnson on a specially constructed “President’s Tour” itinerary that modifies the regular “Albania’s UNESCO Sites with Rivers, Valleys, and Gorges” trip.  (See: Come to Albania Now to See Emergence of…

Biking through Albania’s ‘Breadbasket’ into Korca, the ‘Paris of Albania’

By Karen Rubin, goingplacesfarandnear.com (I travel to Albania with BikeTours.com’s President Jim Johnson on a specially constructed “President’s Tour” itinerary that modifies the regular “Albania’s UNESCO Sites with Rivers, Valleys, and Gorges” trip.) Day 3 of our cycling adventure (the…

Come to Albania Now to See Emergence of a Young Country – Best Way to Experience Albania is on Bike Tour

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, Goingplacesfarandnear.com You wouldn’t necessarily come to Albania to see monuments and fabulous architecture, for museums that hold the treasures of civilization or the artifacts that trace your heritage (though one of the surprises are the…

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