Vail Resorts’ 2014-15 Epic Pass Now on Sale

Heavenly Mountain, on the California/Nevada border with spectacular view of Lake Tahoe is one of 11 US ski resorts plus Niseko United in Japan that is included on Vail Resorts' Epic Pass © 2014 Karen Rubin/

Access to 11 US Ski Resorts and Niseko United in Japan The Epic Pass is now on sale for the 2014-15 season at While more multi-resort passes continue to emerge, the Epic Pass is still unmatched in terms of … Continue reading

Montbleu Casino Resort Proves Ideal for Guy Ski Getaway to South Tahoe

Montbleu Casino Resort, South Tahoe

by Andrew Kessel, Eric Leiberman & Dave E. Leiberman Heavenly Mountain Resort, on the southern shore of Lake Tahoe, proved to be ideal for our weekend ski getaway. This massive, 4800-acre ski mountain straddling Nevada and California not only affords … Continue reading

Women’s History Month Calls Attention to Pioneering Women and Sites Associated With Their Contributions All Over New York State

Eleanor Roosevelt's study where she wrote her famous newspaper column. Visitingn her home, Val-Kill, at Hyde Park, provides remarkable insights into this most remarkable woman, "First Lady to the World" © 2014 Karen Rubin/

The struggle for women’s right to vote is enshrined here in New York State, at Seneca Falls. The struggle for freedom also had its stops on the Underground Railroad at the homes of Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth, in New … Continue reading

NYS Adds 69,000 Acres to State Forest Preserve

New York State has added 69,000 acres to the State Forest Preserve © 2014 Karen Rubin/

Those who appreciate the outdoors will cheer the latest phase of New York State’s acquisition of 69,000 acres to the State Forest Preserve formerly owned by Finch Pruyn & Company, as well as $875,000 in available grants for projects to … Continue reading

Teen Tour Company offers Parents Tips for Preparing Their Teen For Overseas Travel This Summer

Adventures Cross-Country, which has been operating teen tours for 30 years, offers parents a list of tips and precautions to properly prepare.

Each summer, families send off their teenage children for international travel experiences with a mix of excitement and trepidation. Adventures Cross-Country, a company that has delivered meaningful international travel experiences for teens, offers tips and precautions to help families make the … Continue reading

President Obama Establishes Point Arena-Stornetta Unit of California Coastal National Monument

President Obama signed a proclamation establishing the Point Arena-Stornetta Unit of California Coastal National Monument (photo from the Bureau of Land Management)

by Karen Rubin President Obama today signed a proclamation establishing the first shoreline addition to the California Coastal National Monument. Using his authorities under the Antiquities Act, President Obama designated the Point Arena-Stornetta Unit, protecting approximately 1,665 acres of a … Continue reading

AllThingsCruise Consumer Reviews Reveal Most Popular Cruise Ships

Royal Caribbean International's Liberty of the Seas got a high ranking on the Popular Contemporary Cruise list by cruisegoers © 2014 Karen Rubin/

What do passengers really think about their cruise experiences?, an online cruise community, asks travelers to review their cruises right after they return, while impressions are still fresh on their minds, and based on surveys conducted over the past … Continue reading

Tour Operators Offer Programs Commemorating 70th Anniversary of D-Day


  This June marks 70 years since allied forces invaded Normandy, a crucial turning point in the war against Nazi Germany, and people from all around the globe will come together to honor the brave soldiers who fought during World … Continue reading

Greensburg Journal: Somewhere Over the Rainbow, But Still in Kansas

Kiowa County Commons building, with solar panels on roof  (photo Ron Bernthal)

BY RON BERNTHAL Summer time is tornado season in much of the Midwest, and although most tornado’s in the plains strike empty fields, others hit parts of towns, destroying some homes and commercial structures. However, at 10:00 PM, on May … Continue reading