5 Hiking Benefits for Bodybuilding and Fitness – Bodybuilding 101 with Coach Maxwell Alexander – Presented by "The Secrets of Natural Bodybuilding" on Amazon Kindle

Hiking for Bodybuilding and General Fitness – Top 5 Benefits – Bodybuilding 101 with Coach Maxwell Alexander

Posted Posted in Bodybuilding, Bodybuilding Photography, Exploring Hudson Valley, Fitness, Fitness Photography, Fitness Trainer, Hiking, Hiking Adventures, Hiking Trails, Hudson Valley Fitness, Hudson Valley Living, Hudson Valley Photographer, Maxwell Alexander, Photo Gallery, Photography, Wellness

Natural bodybuilding isn’t just about how you look, it’s also about how you feel, which ultimately makes an even bigger difference in your life. One of the best ways to improve your health and physical fitness as a natural bodybuilder is to go hiking, as it will strengthen muscles, increase flexibility, reduce stress, and improve cardiovascular health. This article explains 5 specific benefits of hiking that are perfect for natural bodybuilders looking to be healthier inside and out. Hiking for Bodybuilding and General Fitness – Top 5 Benefits – Bodybuilding 101 with Coach Maxwell Alexander – Presented by “The Secrets […]

Discover Hudson Valley with Morning Wood – Sunny Catskills Airbnb Cottage near Hudson, NY – Photography by Maxwell Alexander / ALLUVION MEDIA

Discover Hudson Valley at the Morning Wood – Sunny Catskills Airbnb Cottage near Hudson, NY

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Discover Hudson Valley at Morning Wood – Sunny Catskills Airbnb Cottage near Hudson, NY – Photography by Maxwell Alexander / ALLUVION MEDIA Stunning at any time of the year, Morning Wood is a gorgeous 4-bedroom country home central to everything the Catskills and Hudson Valley have to offer. During the day, hike the picturesque mountains, hang out by the lake, and grub on delicious food in Hudson. Once the sun sets, the backyard becomes alive with string lights twinkling overhead, setting the ideal ambiance for an evening with friends on the patio or s’mores around the fire pit. Discover Hudson […]

The Magic of Spring – Photographer Maxwell Alexander Shares a Photo Story from Hudson Valley's Bowdoin Park – Nature Photography – Photo Gallery

The Magic of Spring – Photographer Maxwell Alexander Shares a Photo Story from Hudson Valley’s Bowdoin Park

Posted Posted in Art, Art Therapy, Beauty, Earth Day, Exploring Hudson Valley, Hiking Adventures, Home Decor, Hudson Valley Art, Hudson Valley Living, Interior Design, Maxwell Alexander, Natural Beauty, Nature Photography, Photo Gallery, Photo Prints, Photography, Travel, Upstate, Visual Meditation, Wall Art, Wellness, What is it to do in Hudson Valley this Weekend

What does spring look like in the Hudson Valley? Photographer Maxwell Alexander shares with us his vivid photography of one day in Bowdoin Park, one of his favorite places in the Hudson Valley. We see a glimpse of the real beauty and wonder that surrounds us this time of year, and how it’s best captured through the lens of an artist’s eye. The Magic of Spring – Photographer Maxwell Alexander Shares a Photo Story from Hudson Valley’s Bowdoin Park – Nature Photography – Photo Gallery The Magic of Spring After a busy day in the office (processing endless photoshoots from […]

Three Lakes Trail, Fahnestock State Park – Hudson Valley Hiking Adventures with Maxwell Alexander

Three Lakes Trail, Fahnestock State Park – Hudson Valley Hiking Adventures with Maxwell Alexander

Posted Posted in Environment, Exploring Hudson Valley, Health & Wellness, Hiking Adventures, Hiking Trails, Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Lifestyle, Hudson Valley Trails, Maxwell Alexander, Maxwell Alexander Fitness, Natural Beauty, Outdoor Living, Travel, Upstate NY, Vacation

One of the more popular hikes in Hudson Valley, NY is the Three Lakes Trail at Fahnestock State Park. Touted as one of the most scenic trails around, it’s one of the best ways to spend a weekend warrior trip. Before you go through, there are some things you need to know about hiking in the Hudson Valley, so read on to get yourself prepared. Why do it? For your spring NYC escape and the first hike of 2022? Maybe a weekend warrior looking for inspiration to explore new trails in New York State? If you’re interested in hiking in […]

The Best Airbnb Photography In Hudson Valley and Upstate, NY

Exploring the Hudson River Valley on Airbnb and VRBO

Posted Posted in Airbnb, Airbnb Photography, Exploring Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Real Estate, Upstate, Upstate NY, Upstate NY Real Estate, Vacation, Vacation Rentals

How many Airbnb listings do you think there are in the Hudson River Valley? If you guessed 1,000, you’d be wrong (but not by much). There are actually over 1,500 listings of Hudson River Valley rentals on Airbnb! From classic Catskills lodges to upstate New York vacation homes to historic farmhouses and cabins, this region has one of the most diverse Airbnb communities in the country. When it comes to renting on Airbnb in Hudson River Valley, New York, you really can’t go wrong with any of these beautiful properties. The Most Luxurious Vacation Rentals in Upstate New York Looking […]

Lunch at Silk Factory Cafe turned into Funkin’ Fridays Show – Exploring Hudson Valley with Maxwell Alexander

Posted Posted in Exploring Hudson Valley, Maxwell Alexander, New York, Newburgh, Restaurant Review, Restaurants, Travel, Upstate, Upstate NY

Newburgh, NY never disappoints when it comes to surprising us all with brand new venues and experiences popping up seem like every other day or so. Friday Lunch at Silk Factory Cafe in Newburgh, NY turned into Funkin’ Fridays show – Exploring Hudson Valley with Maxwell Alexander The Silk Factory Cafe specializes in locally sourced ingredients and fresh baked goods, and it’s one of my favorite places to visit when I need to get away from city life. In addition to their breakfast and lunch items, they also offer a full bar with creatively designed flights of mimosas and bloody […]

Hudson Valley Style Magazine Designer Profile: Jewelry Designer Sara Golden

Hudson Valley Style Magazine Designer Profile: Jewelry Designer Sara Golden

Posted Posted in Exploring Hudson Valley, High-End Design, Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Design, Hudson Valley Designer, Hudson Valley Style Magazine, Sponsored Content

Hudson Valley Style Magazine Designer Profile: Jewelry Designer Sara Golden / Phoenicia, NY by Maxwell Alexander [ EIC ] Hudson Valley Style Magazine Hello, Sara! What do you do and how in your opinion it impacts the World around you? – I design and make jewelry out of my small studio in the Catskill Mountains. For so many years I designed jewelry for big companies in New York City where all the work was outsourced and where quality was too often compromised to meet sales goals. By working out of my own studio I can focus on making the best possible product, […]

Hunting for The Best Burgers, Beer, and Fries in the Catskill Mountains – Courtyard Bar and Restaurant Review

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You don’t have to travel to Manhattan or wait until the weekend to get your fill of burgers, beer, and fries – the Courtyard Restaurant in Roscoe, NY serves all three up every day of the week! The Courtyard has been dishing out these delicious staples since its grand opening in 2011, and it’s been steadily growing in popularity ever since. If you’re curious about what makes the Courtyard so special, check out this photo review! Hunting for The Best Burgers, Beer, and Fries in Roscoe, NY – Courtyard Restaurant and Bar Review – Travel Adventures with Maxwell Alexander The […]

Hibachi Steakhouse Restaurant Review – Red Plum Asian Cuisine in Mamaroneck – Exploring Hudson Valley with Maxwell Alexander

Red Plum Asian Cuisine in Mamaroneck, NY – Hibachi Steakhouse Restaurant Review

Posted Posted in Exploring Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Lifestyle, Hudson Valley Living, Hudson Valley Photographer, Maxwell Alexander, New York Photographer, Photography, Restaurant Review, Restaurants, Reviews, Sponsored Content, Travel, Westchester

Mamaroneck, NY is lucky enough to have an amazing beach and some great dining options right there on Mamaroneck Avenue: from fine Italian cuisine to amazing seafood and everything in between. But one restaurant that really shines above the rest is Red Plum Asian Cuisine, which features the most delicious Hibachi steakhouse in all of Westchester County, and possibly even the entire state of New York! Hibachi Steakhouse Restaurant Review – Red Plum Asian Cuisine in Mamaroneck – Exploring Hudson Valley with Travel Photographer Maxwell Alexander The Setting Only minutes away from the beach, you will find the premiere spot […]

Hiking to the Summit of Mt. Beacon for Breathtaking Hudson River Views – Exploring Hudson Valley with Photographer Maxwell Alexander

Hiking to the Summit of Mt. Beacon for Breathtaking Hudson River Views

Posted Posted in Exploring Hudson Valley, Health & Wellness, Hiking Adventures, Hiking Trails, Hudson Valley Living, Hudson Valley Photography, Hudson Valley Style Magazine, Maxwell Alexander, Nature Photography, New York Photographer, Outdoor Living, Sponsored Content, Travel, Upstate NY, Vacation

In the Hudson Valley, few hikes compare to the exhilaration of Mt. Beacon Hiking Trail in Beacon, NY. The spectacular hike takes you to the highest point in Dutchess County and offers you amazing views of Newburgh, NY, and all the way to the Catskill Mountains on the horizon. Starting from a parking lot on Route 9D in Beacon, NY, this medium intensity hiking trail goes all the way up to 1,611 feet above sea level. Hiking to the Summit of Mt. Beacon for Breathtaking Hudson River Views – Exploring Hudson Valley with Photographer Maxwell Alexander What to Know Before […]

5 Reasons You Need to Visit the Newburgh Waterfront

5 Reasons Why You Need to Visit the Newburgh Waterfront

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Located just about an hour north of NYC, Newburgh Waterfront is known to be one of the hottest culinary destinations in the Hudson Valley and Upstate, NY. It’s one of my favorite places to visit, especially with my friends from the city, when they come up to the Hudson Valley to enjoy all that it has to offer. 5 Reasons Why You Need to Visit the Newburgh Waterfront – Exploring Hudson Valley with Maxwell Alexander Here are five reasons you need to check out Newburgh Waterfront Restaurants for yourself! #1: Beautiful views from this hidden gem Just a few blocks […]

Save the Salamanders by avoiding tick and mosquito repellents with picaridin and DEET. Use natural bug repellents instead!

Save the Salamanders by choosing a natural tick and mosquito repellent without Picaridin or DEET

Posted Posted in 2019, Advertising, Environment, Essentials, Exploring Hudson Valley, Health & Wellness, Homes and Gardens, Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Style, Organic Living, Outdoor Living, Sponsored Content, Wellness

Turned out, Picaridin (chemical pesticide found in many insect repellents) not only repells mosquitos, temporarily comforting consumers but also kills predators like salamanders that control the populations of mosquitos, hence permanently increasing the number of mosquitos in the habitat. What a clever idea! Spray Picaridin bug spray to get rid of bugs, then go back to the store and buy more since the number of mosquitos will increase. By harming mosquito predators, picaridin may help mosquitoes survive “Insect repellents containing picaridin can be lethal to salamanders. So reports a new study published in Biology Letters that investigated how exposure to two common […]

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Spring is here! Hiking Adventures Await! Hiking tips and more…

Posted Posted in Advertising, Environment, Essentials, Exploring Hudson Valley, Health & Wellness, Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Style Magazine, Hudson Valley Trails, Natural Beauty, Organic Living, Sponsored Content, Sustainability, Travel, Vacation

Strap on your boots and hit the trails Before you head out on your next big hike, be sure to check out these Hudson Valley hiking tips. We’ve got everything from expert advice to personal stories of local trails, so you’ll be prepared with the knowledge you need to have an amazing time on your hike! If you’re ready to start planning your Hudson Valley hiking adventure, read on! How to prepare your body It might sound cliché, but you have to make sure you’re mentally ready for a hike. The most important thing to remember is that hiking is […]

Brand New Stunning Light-filled Airbnb Rental in Woodstock, NY – Airbnb Photography by Maxwell Alexander / Duncan Avenue Studios

Brand New Stunning Light-filled Airbnb Rental in Woodstock, NY – Catskills, Hudson Valley

Posted Posted in Airbnb, Catskills, Exploring Hudson Valley, Fall Season, Farm House, Farm Living, Farmhouse, Farmhouse Living, Farmhouse Style, Home Decor, Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Lifestyle, Hudson Valley Living, Photo Gallery, Real Estate Photography, Sponsored Content

Any season is a magical season in the Hudson Valley, and especially legendary Woodstock, NY – one of the best places to enjoy nature in the Catskill Mountains. Enjoy the photo tour of the brand new Airbnb Listing in the Village of Woodstock. Brand New Stunning Light-filled Airbnb Rental in Woodstock, NY – Airbnb Photography by Maxwell Alexander / Duncan Avenue Studios During fall and winter, enjoy the changing seasons from your own private patio, complete with barbecue grill, hot tub, and fire pit (note that outdoor dining furniture is put away during these seasons), as well as outdoor string […]

Hudson Valley Hiking Adventures with Maxwell Alexander: Why You Should Hike for Health

Hudson Valley Hiking Adventures with Maxwell Alexander: Why You Should Hike for Health

Posted Posted in Bodybuilding, Catskills, Environment, Exploring Hudson Valley, Health & Wellness, Hiking Adventures, Hiking Trails, Hudson Valley Fitness, Hudson Valley Fitness Coach, Hudson Valley Living, Hudson Valley Photographer, Life Coaching, Maxwell Alexander, Maxwell Alexander Fitness, Maxwell Alexander Photography, Natural Beauty, Nature Photography, Outdoor Living, Sponsored Content, Wellness

Hiking can be extremely beneficial to your health in many ways, from reducing your stress levels to improving your cardiovascular health to helping you manage your weight by burning off extra calories. As an avid hiker, explorer, and certified elite fitness trainer and bodybuilding coach, I’ve personally experienced how hiking can change your life, so I’m excited to tell you all about my favorite pastime and some of the great things it can do for you! And if you are looking to get peace of mind and a piece of my hiking adventures, check out the Hudson Valley Style Shop […]

The real Dangers of Picaridin - Fire Salamander

The Real Dangers of Picaridin – Yet again, Big Pharma Tricks Consumers into Destroying Ecosystems

Posted Posted in Environment, Exploring Hudson Valley, Health & Wellness, Homes and Gardens, Hudson Valley, Modern Rustic, Natural Beauty, Organic Living, Outdoor Living, Sponsored Content, Wellness

We’ve been there before: tobacco, lead, DEET, and now Picaridin! Big Box stores along with Big Pharma are selling lethal poison to consumers wrapped in sweet and shiny marketing. In recent years awareness of the health and environmental dangers caused by the chemical pesticide DEET has increased dramatically and it has led to a dramatic decline in sales of insect repellents containing the poisonous pollutant. The chemical industry had to synthesize something fresh, new, and cheap, so they did: marketed as a “safer alternative to DEET” pesticide Picaridin has become a staple in chemical insect repellents. Turned out, Picaridin not […]

Fall Season in the Hudson Valley – Fine Art Nature Photography by Maxwell Alexander © 2021 Duncan Avenue Group

Fall Season in the Hudson Valley – Fine Art Nature Photography by Maxwell Alexander

Posted Posted in Art, Art Exhibit, Art Therapy, Beauty, Exploring Hudson Valley, Fall Season, Home Decor Ideas, Hudson Valley Art, Hudson Valley Foliage, Hudson Valley Living, Hudson Valley Photographer, Hudson Valley Photography, Maxwell Alexander, Maxwell Alexander Photography, Visual Meditation, Wellness

Fall Season in the Hudson Valley – Fine Art Nature Photography by Maxwell Alexander – Buy Photo Prints on Canvas at hardnewyork.com Discover Fine Art Nature Photography Prints by Maxwell Alexander at hardnewyork.com Fall Season in the Hudson Valley – Fine Art Nature Photography by Maxwell Alexander © 2021 Duncan Avenue Studios Fall Season in the Hudson Valley – Fine Art Nature Photography by Maxwell Alexander © 2021 Duncan Avenue Group Fall Season in the Hudson Valley – Fine Art Nature Photography by Maxwell Alexander © 2021 Duncan Avenue Studios Fall Season in the Hudson Valley – Fine Art Nature […]

Valentine's Day Shopping in the Hudson Valley and Catskills

Valentine’s Day Shopping in the Hudson Valley and Catskills

Posted Posted in 2022, Exploring Hudson Valley, Gift Ideas, Gifts for Her, Gifts for Him, Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Art

A Valentine’s Day gift from the Hudson Valley and Catskills can be one of the most memorable ways to show your love this holiday season! We’ve put together some local ideas so that you can surprise your loved one with something truly special, whether it’s handmade artisanal jewelry, gourmet chocolates, or a romantic getaway. If you know someone who has their heart set on skiing or hiking in this winter wonderland, you’ll find plenty of things to do all year round! Romantic Things to Do in Newburgh, NY Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so now’s a good time […]

Discover the Secluded Farmhouse Retreat in Hudson Valley's Shawangunk Mountains – by Dino Alexander, Contributing Editor, Real Estate and Travel – Airbnb Photography by the Alluvion Media

Discover the Secluded Farmhouse Retreat in Hudson Valley’s Shawangunk Mountains

Posted Posted in Airbnb, Airbnb Host, Airbnb Photographer, Alluvion Real Estate, Dino Alexander, Exploring Hudson Valley, Farmhouse, Farmhouse Decor, Farmhouse Living, Farmhouse Style, Hudson Valley Real Estate, Hudson Valley Style, Photo Gallery, Photography, Real Estate Photography

New Paltz, NY has the perfect blend of historic charm and modern amenities that make it an ideal destination for couples and families looking to get away from it all while still enjoying the luxuries of civilization. Enjoy the beautiful weather by taking a long walk along the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail or spend your afternoons sipping farm-to-table drinks on one of the many local wineries and cider houses in the area. Discover the Secluded Farmhouse Retreat in Hudson Valley’s Shawangunk Mountains – by Dino Alexander, Contributing Editor, Real Estate and Travel – Airbnb Photography by the Alluvion Media Best […]

The best coffee-flavored vodka created in Hudson Valley, NY - Exploring Hudson Valley with Dino Alexander (CEO and Principal Broker at AlmaxRealty) – Lifestyle/Brand Photography by Maxwell Alexander, Duncan Avenue Studios

The best coffee-flavored vodka created in Hudson Valley, NY – Exploring Hudson Valley with Dino Alexander

Posted Posted in Community, Dino Alexander, Exploring Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Lifestyle, Hudson Valley Living, Hudson Valley Style, Hudson Valley Style Decor, Made in NY, Maxwell Alexander Photography

We had recently attended an amazing event where I had the pleasure of meeting Dakota Rudolf, the owner, and roastmaster of Valkyrie Coffee Roasters in Cheater, New York. The event was the launch of the incredible collaboration between Valkyrie Coffee Roasters and Orange County Distillery, which created the Valkyrie coffee-flavored vodka. Very impressed by the amazing taste and intrigued by the process, I wanted to learn more so I chatted with Dakota about the inspiration behind the brand and some interesting facts about coffee sourcing and roasting. The best coffee-flavored vodka created in Hudson Valley, NY – Exploring Hudson Valley […]

The Maverick – Luxury Airbnb Listing in Woodstock, NY – The Best Hudson Valley Airbnb Listings – Photography by Duncan Avenue Studios

Discover The Maverick – Luxury Airbnb Rental Cabin in Hudson Valley’s Woodstock, New York

Posted Posted in Airbnb, Best Real Estate, Exploring Hudson Valley, Farmhouse, Hiking Adventures, Home Decor, Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Lifestyle, Hudson Valley Living, Hudson Valley Real Estate, Hudson Valley Style, Interior Design, Real Estate, Real Estate Photography, Sponsored Content, Travel, Upstate

Discover The Maverick – Luxury Airbnb in Hudson Valley’s Woodstock, NY – Top 10 Hudson Valley Style Airbnb Listings – Airbnb Listing Photography by Alluvion Media The Maverick is a recently renovated mid-century modern ranch with two spacious bedrooms & two full bathrooms. A vintage Preway fireplace anchors the living room, which is furnished with Eames furniture. The large expansive wrap-around deck and the views of the 4 acres of former state parkland create a feeling of being in a treehouse. Restaurants and bars in downtown Woodstock are just a 5-minute drive away if you feel like going out. Discover […]