NORTH RIVER COFFEE ROASTERS, POUGHKEEPSIE NY

I’ve had a cup of coffee pretty much every morning since I can remember. Probably high school at least.  At this point, it’s really not an option for me in the mornings. I also drink it black or with minimal additions, so I appreciate a GREAT cup of coffee.  It gets me going and starts my day off right. So when I discovered that North River Coffee Roasters opened up a location in Poughkeepsie, I had to come and check it out. Continue reading “NORTH RIVER COFFEE ROASTERS, POUGHKEEPSIE NY”

MOUNTAIN VALLEY GUIDES, HUDSON RIVER

Most people have no trouble finding outdoor activities to do in the Hudson Valley over the summer.  One thing I have been meaning to do was go kayaking on the Hudson.  The Hudson can be very unpredictable, so I was really looking for a guided tour to help me out.  I luckily stumbled across Mountain Valley Guides on Groupon!  They have three locations on the Hudson – Newburgh, Cornwall, and Hastings, and offer a ton of different tours to pick from. Continue reading “MOUNTAIN VALLEY GUIDES, HUDSON RIVER”

CRAFTSMEN BY DESIGN, POUGHKEEPSIE NY

One thing I love about the Hudson Valley is the abundance of local artists in the area. A ton of stores in the area tend to stock local items, and there always is Etsy, but its hard to fine one spot were you can shop 100% locally made.  I always try to shop local for housewarming, bridal shower, or wedding gifts and I was so happy to find Craftsmen by Design, a central place stocked with artist work that was only Hudson Valley locally made.

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