AWARD-WINNING FOOD AND TRAVEL WRITER CARLY FISHER DEBUTS FIRST BOOK
EASY WEEKEND GETAWAYS IN THE HUDSON VALLEY & CATSKILLS
NEW YORK- Are Hudson Valley and the Catskills the next great escape? That’s been the question on
everyone’s mind since the New York Times declared these two regions as the latest travel Mecca
drawing celebrities, artists, writers, and other wayward Brooklyn creatives up north. For the first time
ever, Easy Weekend Getaways in the Hudson Valley & Catskills (Countryman Press; April 14th,
2020; Paperback; $22.95) shares the secrets hiding within the jewel of the Tri-State that trend-forward
travelers are really after: farm-to-table and artisanal producers; cozy mid-century modern cabins; fly
fishing on the Esopus Creek; skiing at Hunter Mountain; scenic bike and brew tours along the Heritage
Trail; fringe festivals and theatre; ice caves, sculpture parks, mushroom foraging, and much more.
Award-winning food and travel expert Carly Fisher has written a contemporary look at the Hudson
Valley and Catskills’ most talked about attractions, including: chef-approved restaurants, small-batch
distilleries and heritage cider houses, woowoo wellness retreats and luxury spas, crunchy waterfalllined hiking trails and fast-paced zip line courses, avant-garde galleries and unusual experimental art,
fascinating historical haunts, and quirky local events. Discover the scenic backdrops reviving awardwinning hits like The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Dirty Dancing, or find the inspiration to create your own
Choose your own adventure using Carly’s handpicked weekend escapes, carefully designed for every
type of traveler — art lovers, foodies, history geeks and tree-huggers alike. No car or camping
equipment? No problem. Carly shares essential travel tips, from transit options and money-saving tricks
to packing lists and the best organized tours. Along with foolproof itineraries to popular destinations like
Beacon and Hudson, the guide is a first-of-its-kind look at up-and-coming destinations like Newburgh,
Kingston, Phoenicia, Woodstock, Livingston Manor, and other New York Magazine-approved
communities worth a weekend jaunt or a full-on relocation.
Easy Weekend Getaways in the Hudson Valley & Catskills takes the work out of planning DIY
adventures and brag-worthy road trips for those who are ready to go off-the-grid.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Carly Fisher is a James Beard Award–nominated travel, food, and lifestyle
expert whose work has been featured in GQ, CNN Travel, Fodor’s Travel, Bon Appetit, Food & Wine,
Merry Jane, and more. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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TITLE: Easy Weekend Getaways in the Hudson Valley & Catskills
AUTHOR: Carly Fisher
PUBLICATION DATE: April 14, 2020
ISBN: 978-1-68268-354-5; PRICE: $22.95; PAGES: 256 Pages