We had the pleasure of spending the day with travel blogger The Culture Collective  during our Dutchess County Farm Fresh Tour FAM Trip in June. Check out her thought provoking musings on the importance of traveling and eating local here. And get a sneak peek at some of her gorgeous photos below! Check her out @KelleyTravels. Feeling inspired to sample and explore the infinitely delicious offerings of the Hudson Valley? You can experience these gorgeous…

Dear EscapeMakers — Dutchess County offers 800 square miles of breathtaking vistas; fascinating historic and cultural sites; family-friendly activities; artisanal food and wine offerings; and colorful fairs and festivals. Dutchess Dragon Boat Race & Festival July 22: Hudson River Rowing Association dock, Poughkeepsie An extraordinary day of exhilarating dragon boat races, good food, music, games, and fun along the Hudson River. Harlem Valley Rail Ride July 30: Harlem Valley Rail Trail, Millerton Horse & dairy…

  Dear EscapeMakers — Dutchess County offers 800 square miles of breathtaking vistas; fascinating historic and cultural sites; family-friendly activities; artisanal food and wine offerings; and olorful fairs and festivals. Sunset Sensations Wine & Food Events: Thursday, June 8 2683 South Road, Poughkeepsie Now in its 12th year, Sunset Sensations guest chefs rotate creating three treats for you to sample, each paired with wines by area wine merchants. Stroll along the kitchen gardens hearing a…