Mashable asked Bruce and Lonely Planet CEO Daniel Houghton to take a day trip along the Hudson Valley, just north of New York City, to talk about the value in travel, as part of its Driving Conversations series.
From the conversation:
Although both men are clearly well-traveled jetsetters, they recognize the importance of travel on a smaller scale; there are adventures to be had locally. “I think a lot of times, people don’t realize what’s in their own backyards, and that sort of trip — what we’re doing today — just to get out for a couple of hours, is a lot easier than people think,” says Houghton. “Just outside of New York City, there’s serenity and tranquility to be had,” adds Poon Tip.
The pair took off from the Big Apple to the Lower Hudson Valley. The first stop, Dobbs Ferry, is a 45-minute drive from New York City. They walked down Main Street and stopped at a farmers market, taking the time to explore the local businesses.