After the Hustle by John Francis Peters in Hudson Valley, New York, USA

Name:John Francis Peters

Place you live: Hudson Valley, New York, USA

Occupation: Photographer

A perfect day in the Hudson Valley? A perfect day could be many things for me.. Hiking up Overlook Mountain, discovering a new swimming hole deep in the Catskills or spending the end of the day sitting along the Hudson River at the Saugerties Lighthouse.

A perfect meal? The Hudson Valley is fairly diverse in the food area. Each town has a great local spot which you will most likely find out about via word of mouth. I’ve been super into breakfast at Dolce which is on the Strand in Kingston. If you found yourself in Poughkeepsie or Newburgh you will definitely want to seek out the low key Jamaican and Oaxacan restaurants.

A little known fact? I’m sure there are a million little know snippets about this area, its incredibly rich in American history. In general though its proximity and accessibility to New York City is overlooked. The world visits NY and only a handful of foreigners get upstate. I think if your in NYC and get enough of the hustle, I’d definitly hop on the Metro North Hudson Line or rent a car and cruise north. You will enter one of the most beautiful regions of America and probably want to move here.