Nikki Goth Itoi

Hidden Gems in the Hudson River Valley

Next time you find yourself in New York City with a day or two to spare, head north to the Hudson River Valley. You can hop the train, rent a car, or even ride your bike. Whatever your mode of transportation, seek out the back roads, and there is a good chance you will discover something new—a farm stand, a winery, a trail, a memorable meal, or a romantic inn to spend the night.

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My Favorite U.S. City: Davis, CA

Until Nikki Goth Itoi moved there, Davis was simply an exit off I-80 on the way to Lake Tahoe, albeit one with an In-n-Out Burger. Since then, she’s acquired a bike trailer for hauling kids around town, joined the local food co-op, and found herself buying Italian heirloom eggplants at the weekly farmers market.

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