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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…

Here’s What’s Up on Vermont’s Mountain Resorts Slopes for 2017-18 Season

Here’s What’s Up on Vermont’s Mountain Resorts Slopes for 2017-18 Season

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com The big news for Northeast skiers is that the behemoths of the ski industry have all taken up residence in Vermont – Vail Resorts with its acquisition of Stowe Mountain, and Aspen Skiing/KSL buying…

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…

New York City is Winter Wonderland of Spirited Delights

New York City is Winter Wonderland of Spirited Delights

  By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com New York City is never more vibrant than during the holiday season. The epicenter for Christmas in New York is Rockefeller Center – the Christmas tree, ice skating on one of the most…

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…

Favorite Places for Family Winter Holiday Travel

  By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Travel brings family together, forging relationships and bonds – whether it is siblings, parents with children, multi-generations – in a way that the everyday does not. Holiday travel is that much more special,…

$15 Million Renovation Transforms Sea Crest Beach Hotel into Major Cape Cod Resort

$15 Million Renovation Transforms Sea Crest Beach Hotel into Major Cape Cod Resort

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate Normally, it would be extremely difficult to pull yourself away from Sea Crest Beach Hotel’s substantial private section of on Cape Cod’s Old Silver Beach on Buzzard Bay, wonderfully set with a west-ward facing…

Heritage Museum & Gardens is World-Class Destination Attraction on Cape Cod

Antique Cars, Adventure Park, Gardens, Hollywood Costumes and Hidden Hollow By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate   Heritage Museum & Gardens in Sandwich, Cape Cod’s first settled village, is a world-class destination attraction that on its own qualifies to bring…

Erie Canal Cruises, Gems Along Mohawk Round Out Stay at Herkimer Diamond Mines KOA

Erie Canal Cruises, Gems Along Mohawk Round Out Stay at Herkimer Diamond Mines KOA

I’ve already had some extraordinary experiences during my all-too-brief stay at the Herkimer Diamond Mines KOA, a camping resort that prides itself on “edutainment”. I’ve tried my hand at mining for Herkimer Diamonds in the quarry – these magnificent quartz…

Diamond Mining, Robotics, Erie Canal Cruises Top List of Special Experiences at Herkimer KOA Camping Resort

Diamond Mining, Robotics, Erie Canal Cruises Top List of Special Experiences at Herkimer KOA Camping Resort

There I am, swinging a small sledgehammer, quarrying for diamonds – Herkimer Diamonds, that is, extraordinary quartz crystal nuggets that emerge (even pop right out) of their rocky prison with 18 facets, as if they had been cut by a…

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