One of my greatest passions has always been traveling, especially for extended periods of time. In fact, my wanderlust has carried me to the temples of Burma, the fertile plains of Kenya and Uganda, the colorful and culturally vibrant streets of Cuba, and locales as remote as Antarctica and even Wyoming! Most of us who are passionate about travel wouldn’t trade the experiences we’ve been fortunate enough to have, or the relationships we’ve made on our adventures, for any amount of money, but if you love to travel as much as I do, then you know it can be costly to do it for extended periods of time.
Every few months I feature an interview from The Closing, a Q&A with outstanding New York City real estate developers. This month the focus is on MaryAnne Gilmartin, CEO of Forest City Ratner and, fittingly, the landlord of Hillary Clinton’s campaign headquarters at 1 Pierrepoint Plaza in Brooklyn. Whereas most real estate development leaders are brought into the business through family connections, Gilmartin entered the world of development as a complete outsider 30 years ago and has been breaking glass ceilings in a male-dominated industry ever since. You may know Forest City Ratner as the developer of Pacific Park (formerly Atlantic Yards) as well as the New York by Gehry building and The New York Times headquarters.
With its fiery fall foliage and scenic overlooks, picturesque small towns, quaint bed and breakfasts, eclectic cuisine, and wineries that are a source of local pride, Upstate New York is without a doubt one of the best regions to visit in the fall. Here are just a few of the most popular places to visit in upstate New York.
Living in NYC means there is scarcely time to plan meals, go grocery shopping, and cook. Often, we resort to take-out or delivery from restaurants, which tends to be just as unhealthy as fast food. Services like Blue Apron remove the meal planning and grocery shopping aspect of cooking, and others deliver healthy, ready-made meals for those who don’t have time to cook.