Since the strife of the Tibetan people was brought to US public attention decades ago, there has been a steady currant of organizations and volunteers offering time and resources to help free the state from China's firm grip—or at least preserve the Tibetan way of life. Nena Thurman, managing director of Phoenicia's Menla Mountain Retreat, holds this cause close to her heart.
Phoenicia, Mt. Tremper
Whether you're looking for a spiritual retreat, or a fun-filled day trip—these two Esopus Creek towns have all that and more.