Both Travel and Leisure and the New York Times have included the Catskills on their top travel pick lists for 2015. On the Travel and Leisure list, the Catskills takes the #3 spot. On the NY Times 52 Places to Go in 2015, the Catskills are at the 39th spot, just behind Alentejo, Portgual but ahead of Rome and Shanghai. Go figure. The NY Times thumbnail is a toe dip, and only highlights a few spots further east and north in the Catskills, but it's still great ink.
The recipe for both picks is similar — outdoor recreation days and foodie nights — within a 2 to 3 hour drive of New York City. These follow on the heel's of last years New York Magazine article, Get in on Sullivan County. I expect that Time Out will jump on the bandwagon with a Catskills article in 2015.
Thanks to JJ for giving me a heads up on these.