New York City
In many minds, New York City not only figures as the nucleus of the United States, but also as the economic and cultural core of the globe.
New York City is bursting at its urban seams with eclectic individuals, thriving industry and awe-inspiring sights. At least once in your life, you should take a New York vacation to absorb the action of New York City and become an official citizen of the world.
If you find yourself permanently residing in New York City, on the other hand, you should consider taking a hiatus from that sphere and heading upstate New York, perhaps to the Dutchess County hamlet of Hopewell Junction.
To truly comprehend New York City's physical and symbolic potency, you must ponder it from another perspective, from another breed of New York life--provincial and historic Hudson Valley charm.