Discovering Upstate New York with Simon Richmond

Discovering Upstate New York with Simon Richmond


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There's so much more to New York State than the bright lights and skyscrapers of NYC. Buckle up for a grand road trip across this most historic and picturesque slice of the USA with guidebook author Simon Richmond. He has devised an ideal itinerary to the state that really does offer something for everyone.

Travel up the Hudson River Valley towards the Catskills and the state capital Albany, taking in national parks, contemporary art treasure troves like Dia: Beacon, and the lavish mansions of the nineteenth and early twentieth century tycoons. Marvel at the magnificent mountains and Lakelands of the Adirondacks and the scenic wonderland of Lake Ontario and the Thousand Islands.

Head west to Niagara Falls and resurgent Buffalo on Lake Erie, a must pitstop for lovers of Frank Lloyd Wright. Then loop back toward the Big Apple via the scenic Finger Lakes, the state’s premier wine-growing region.

Led by Simon Richmond, a contributor to over 100 travel guidebooks including Lonely Planet’s New York and the Mid-Atlantic and USA’s Best Road Trips, this interactive seminar aims to help participants to discover the highlights of upstate New York State. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an enthusiasm to hit the road and discover what lies beyond the Big Apple.

Simon Richmond is a UK-based freelance journalist and photographer with over 25 years of experience of researching and writing travel guidebooks and other non-fiction books. After living in Tokyo in the early 1990s he co-wrote The Rough Guide to Japan (which was named Guidebook of the Year in 2000) and The Rough Guide to Tokyo. He has since written and contributed to over 150 guidebooks, most of which have been published by Lonely Planet. A former resident of Sydney, Australia and Boston, USA, the countries he has most frequently covered include Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, the UK and the USA. Find out more about him at www.simonrichmond.com.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

Customer Reviews

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J.G. (Marietta, US)
Good Look at Upstate New York with Simon Richmond

Well organized --- six structured itineraries --- and presented.

Will listen to it all again through recording and make notes for future trips.

Sound was occasionally flakey, as if Simon's internet connection / bandwidth was not what it should have been.

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J.N. (New York, US)

Excellent overview. Good Itinerary suggestions and just enough context. Clear and informative

J
J.E. (Frankfurt am Main, DE)
Informative

Simon provided lots of tips for a trip in this area and provided a lot of supporting photos.

J
John Goslin (Marietta, US)
Visit to Upstate New York with Simon Richmond

My wife and I have talked for years about visiting upstate New York, going up Hudson River. I was excited to see this Conversation offered. It, unfortunately, left me disappointed.

This presentation was well organized. Its structure, multiple smaller loops, which could be linked together, worked well. I did find Simon using multiple pictures on one slide to be confusing. Also, his presentation style lacked that engaging personality I have found in so many other Conversations. Simon came across as boring.

Simon may just have different tastes in what he finds interesting. After other Conversations, my overriding thoughts have been, "I want to go there." Not so with this presentation.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
50%
(2)
25%
(1)
25%
(1)
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J
J.G. (Marietta, US)
Good Look at Upstate New York with Simon Richmond

Well organized --- six structured itineraries --- and presented.

Will listen to it all again through recording and make notes for future trips.

Sound was occasionally flakey, as if Simon's internet connection / bandwidth was not what it should have been.

J
J.N. (New York, US)

Excellent overview. Good Itinerary suggestions and just enough context. Clear and informative

J
J.E. (Frankfurt am Main, DE)
Informative

Simon provided lots of tips for a trip in this area and provided a lot of supporting photos.

J
John Goslin (Marietta, US)
Visit to Upstate New York with Simon Richmond

My wife and I have talked for years about visiting upstate New York, going up Hudson River. I was excited to see this Conversation offered. It, unfortunately, left me disappointed.

This presentation was well organized. Its structure, multiple smaller loops, which could be linked together, worked well. I did find Simon using multiple pictures on one slide to be confusing. Also, his presentation style lacked that engaging personality I have found in so many other Conversations. Simon came across as boring.

Simon may just have different tastes in what he finds interesting. After other Conversations, my overriding thoughts have been, "I want to go there." Not so with this presentation.