If you love books, there is no better way to spend this Saturday, July 11 than at the Off the Page event. You’ll start the day with an iced coffee from Toby’s Estate in one hand and a Random House goodie bag in the other. Legendary food critic Ruth Reichl and The Happiness Project’s Gretchen Rubin will be there, along with interactive workshops on book clubs, cooking, travel, and living your best life, and it all ends with a Hudson Valley wine tasting. Put off returning to the city by attending an intimate alfresco dinner, hosted by Random House and Darling magazine.
How to get there: Take Amtrak from Penn Station and arrive in Hudson in two hours. The Basilica is located across the street from the train station.
The co-founder and editor-at-large at offMetro, Lauren is a sustainable travel specialist and freelance journalist with frequent bylines in National Geographic, Bicycling Magazine and Shape. Follow Lauren’s adventures at @laurenmati.