In The News

Over the years, Chris Clemens or Exploring Upstate has been mentioned in the news for various things. The following links are articles, or other media, that have either referred to this website or quoted Chris for one reason or another. In many cases, these links include interviews with Chris on assorted topics relating to Upstate New York travel and tourism.

Many thanks to the journalists and news outlets that have reached out. If you are a member of the media and looking to reach Exploring Upstate for anything, please use this contact form.


Democrat and Chronicle: ‘The Church Guys’
written by Jeff Spevak [December 23, 2012]


Chris Clemens: Explorer
Interview with Chris by Knnections [September 13, 2013]


14 Finger Lakes Favorite People to Follow in 2014
on In The Finger Lakes [January 9, 2014]


Mass Mobs Fill Pews, Lift Prayers At NY Churches
on Associated Press [February 1, 2014]


‘Mass Mobs’ Coming to Rochester
Live Interview with Rachel Barnhart News 8 [February 19, 2014]


‘ROC Mass Mob Encourages Interest in Church History’
Interview with Chris by Beth Adams on WXXI [March 3, 2014]


A Discussion of Spiritually Significant Sites in Western NY 
Interview with Chris by Darren Weinstock of ‘A Myriad of Ideas’ [March 19, 2014]


‘Mass Mobs’ Hope to Bring Crowds to Rochester Churches
on Catholic Courier [May 15, 2014]


LeRoy Church Among Upstate’s ‘Most Unique’ Structures
on The Daily News [August 16, 2014]


Buffalo snow, and snow, and snow
on lohud [November 19, 2014]


‘The Lady In Granite’
a Finger Lakes Community College short student documentary film [December 2014]


Explore NY: A New Series on Everything You Love About NY
by Seth Voorhees on Time Warner Cable News [April 22, 2015]


Upstate Blogger Highlights ‘Shoe Tree’ in Lyndonville
on Orleans Hub [August 13, 2015]


Upstate blogger has high praise for Mount Albion Cemetery
on Orleans Hub [August 25, 2015]


Talk of the Town Interview
on WUTQ 100.7 FM in Utica [January 13, 2016]


The Finger Lakes NON-Wine Trail
on WYSL ‘The Grapevine” with Michael Warren Thomas [April 3, 2016]


Chris Clemens: Exploring Upstate – Interview 42
on iheartroc [July 13, 2016]


Mohawk Valley Museums Consortium
on “The Historians” podcast with Bob Cudmore [December 2, 2016]


Bloggers Plan to Eat Their Way Through Utica Cuisine
on the Observer-Dispatch [February 11, 2017]


Connections: Exploring Upstate, and perceptions of our region
on WXXI – Connections with Evan Dawson [June 12, 2017]


Blogger who explores Upstate sees many small town success stories
on Orleans Hub [November 6, 2017]


Travel Hacking 101: exploring your own backyard
on Parallax Life [November 7, 2017]


Cobblestone Museum presents awards to top volunteer, other key supporters
on Orleans Hub [November 20, 2017]


Cheap Eats Review: Maa’s Diner
on Democrat and Chronicle [July 16, 2018]


How To Plan The Perfect Staycation
on Business Insider [August 5, 2018]


Cheap Eats Review: Wimpy’s Burger Basket
on Democrat and Chronicle [August 20, 2018]


15 Travel Books That Will Change How You See The World
on Forbes [August 28, 2018]