5 Responses to 34 reasons I don’t travel like a local

  1. This is lots of fun, Robert. I agree with you about Rip Van Winkle-land. The Hudson Valley is one of the most stunning places on earth. I’ll add one – when you’re sick of the Eiffel Tower or Louvre, you can audit a class at Cordon Blu. You’ll sit in a room filled with future celebrity chefs from around the world.

  2. Robert Reid says:

    Thanks for the comment. I got to live in the Rhinebeck area over the went and really traveled around, despite the cold. I couldn’t believe how beautiful Rip’s old spot was — or that nothing marked it for its connection to the Irving story. No sign, nothing. Simply amazing views.

  3. Great advice! I have to disagree with you about Rip Van Winkle, though. The most beautiful spot in New York is actually Olana Historic Site near Hudson, NY. It’s the place the most inspired Frederick Church and other early Romantic painters. http://www.olana.org/visit_directions.php

  4. Robert Reid says:

    Thanks Mr David. I went to Olana too. Wouldn’t mind living in that spot myself. I sort of prefer Rip’s because it’s so much less accessible. Hard to lose in the Catskills.

  5. lindsay says:

    will you be updating #12 on this list?

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