10 Reasons Why You Should Use Natural Tick and Mosquito Repellents

10 Reasons Why You Should Use Natural Tick and Mosquito Repellents

Posted Posted in Environment, Environmental Justice, Essentials, Fitness, Gift Guide, Gift Ideas, Health, Health & Wellness, Hiking Adventures, Hiking Trails, Hudson Valley Living, MIllennials, Natural Beauty, Natural Bug Repellents, Natural Pet Care, Natural Skincare, Natural Tick Repellent, Outdoor Living, Sponsored Content, Wellness

Natural tick and mosquito repellents can be just as effective as chemical-based products, but they have numerous benefits that the latter do not. Here are 10 reasons why you should use natural tick and mosquito repellents over the chemical options available today. 10 Reasons Why You Should Use Natural Tick and Mosquito Repellents – Presented by DA Aromatherapy Natural Bug Repellents 1) They are effective Organic essential oils are renowned for their insect-repelling properties, while DA Aromatherapy Natural Bug Repellents are also designed to smell amazing and give you an aromatherapy boost for your hiking adventures. In fact, several studies […]

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

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Coach Maxwell Alexander shares his favorite Spring hikes in the Hudson Valley

Coach Maxwell Alexander shares his favorite Spring hikes in the Hudson Valley

Posted Posted in Best Fitness Coach in Hudson Valley, Bodybuilding, Bodybuilding for Men, Bodybuilding Photography, Health, Health & Wellness, Hiking Adventures, Hiking Trails, Hudson Valley Fitness Coach, Hudson Valley Fitness Trainer, Hudson Valley Lifestyle, Hudson Valley Living, Outdoor Living, Sponsored Content, Wellness

Coach Maxwell Alexander, personal trainer and author of the book “The Secrets of Natural Bodybuilding” on Amazon Kindle, shares his favorite Spring hikes in the Hudson Valley. Check out these hike descriptions below to find an activity that will bring you closer to nature while getting you one step closer to achieving your fitness goals! And don’t forget to let us know your favorite Spring hike by commenting on our Instagram pics! Bodybuilding Coach/Fitness Model Maxwell Alexander You can hike practically anywhere with Coach Maxwell Alexander on your side. A professional fitness coach, outdoors enthusiast, and wellness blogger, Max will […]

The Best Places to Hunt for Fixer-Uppers in Hudson Valley and Upstate New York – by Dino Alexander, NYS Licensed Real Estate Broker 

The Best Places to Hunt for Fixer-Uppers in Hudson Valley and Upstate New York

Posted Posted in 2022 Trend, Airbnb Photographer, Best Hudson Valley Realtors, Best Real Estate, Best Real Estate Agent in Hudson Valley, Dino Alexander, Farmhouse, Home, Hudson Valley Lifestyle, Hudson Valley Photographer, Hudson Valley Realtor, NYC, NYC Real Estate, Outdoor Living, Real Estate, Real Estate Photography, Sponsored Content, Staging

Interested in finding out the best places to hunt for fixer-uppers in Hudson Valley and Upstate New York? If so, you’re not alone! Houses that need some work, but are worth investing in and turning into your dream home are becoming more and more popular, but where should you start? This blog will help to answer that question, telling you about some of the best places to look for fixer-uppers in Hudson Valley and Upstate New York, from the Catskills to Albany, from Poughkeepsie to Syracuse! The Best Places to Hunt for Fixer-Uppers in Hudson Valley and Upstate New York […]

Finding the Best Natural Tick Repellent for Dogs

Finding the Best Natural Tick Repellent for Dogs

Posted Posted in Environment, Essentials, Hiking Adventures, Natural Pet Care, Natural Tick Repellent, Organic Living, Outdoor Living, Pet Care, Tick Repellent, tick repellent for dogs, Wellness

If you’re taking your dog with you on the next camping trip, keep him free of ticks with natural repellents instead of chemically-laden products that aren’t always safe or effective. As your furry companion’s guardian, it’s up to you to make sure he stays healthy and happy while in the great outdoors, so make sure he doesn’t suffer from tick bites. Discover how to find the best natural tick repellent for dogs, as well as other tips on keeping them safe, here. Picaridin, DEET, and pesticide-free options To find a tick repellent that doesn’t contain these chemicals is tricky—after all, […]

Maitopia - Modern Rustic Energy Efficient Retreat in Red Hook, NY - Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander

Fresh air, inspiring design, warmth and comfort… Maitopia Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander

Posted Posted in Airbnb, Airbnb Photographer, Architectural Photography, Bathroom Design, Design, Duncan Avenue Photography Studio, Energy Efficiency, Environment, Exploring Hudson Valley, Home, Hudson Valley Design, Hudson Valley Real Estate, Hudson Valley Style, Hudson Valley Style Decor, Hudson Valley Style Magazine, Interior Design, Kitchen Design, Modern Rustic, Outdoor Living, Real Estate, Real Estate Photography, Reclaimed Wood, Sustainability, Sustainable Design, Travel, Vacation

Escape the craziness for a few days and keep a healthy distance from the rest of the World in Maitopia, Hudson Valley’s hidden modern rustic gem in the middle of the woods in Red Hook, New York. This beautifully designed passive glass & wood modern cabin offers elegant details and the warmth that only an upstate energy-efficient retreat could. With a soaking egg tub, fires at every turn, and a year-round hot pool you will fall in love with the place and the towns nearby. Not to mention Hudson Valley parks and hiking trails that are open for business and […]

Outdoor home projects: How to create a safe, calm oasis at home

Outdoor home projects: How to create a safe, calm oasis at home

Posted Posted in 2021 Trend, Hudson Valley Lifestyle, Hudson Valley Living, Outdoor Living

(BPT) – Many people are looking for ways to update their homes to provide a sense of comfort and connection to the outdoors. The goal is to create a safe, calm oasis at home, drawing inspiration from biophilic designs, which means enhancements that focus on a human’s innate attraction to nature. Outdoor projects are flourishing as people extend their living spaces to feel closer to their natural surroundings. Check out these top backyard renovation ideas: 1) Water elements There’s something serene about listening to the ocean waves or a bubbling brook, and people are bringing this feeling home by incorporating […]

Anyone Can Take Outdoor Adventure Travel to The Next Level

Anyone Can Take Outdoor Adventure Travel to The Next Level – Natural Bodybuilding Tips with Coach Maxwell Alexander

Posted Posted in Organic Living, Outdoor Living, Things to do in Hudson Valley, Travel, Wellness

It is getting more and more popular for outdoor adventure travel to take place all over and there are plenty of good reasons why. Traveling on an adventure tour can be one of the most rewarding trips you can take, especially if you’re having fun doing it, moreover, adventure travel should be a part of your natural bodybuilding lifestyle for mental and physical health reasons. As you start to venture into the world of adventure travel, you will find yourself with a multitude of choices to choose from, and each one is just as wonderful as the next. Anyone Can […]

Should You Buy or Rent Your Camping Gear

Should You Buy or Rent Your Camping Gear for the Next Camping Adventure in the Hudson Valley?

Posted Posted in 2021, Hudson Valley Lifestyle, Hudson Valley Living, Organic Living, Outdoor Living, Wellness

Are you planning on taking a camping trip in the Hudson Valley? If this is your first time going camping, you will need to get camping gear to take with you, as you may not already own it. While your first impulse may be to head on down to your local sports store, did you know that you have another option as well? You do. In addition to buying your own camping gear, you may also be able to rent it. When it comes to determining whether you should buy your own camping gear or just rent the camping gear […]

The Best Natural Tick and Mosquito Repellent for Your Hiking Adventures this Summer

The Best Natural Tick and Mosquito Repellent for Your Hiking Adventures this Summer

Posted Posted in 2021, 2021 Trend, Health, Health & Wellness, Hiking Adventures, Hudson Valley Lifestyle, Hudson Valley Living, Hudson Valley Style, Hudson Valley Trails, Organic Living, Outdoor Living, Sponsored Content, Wellness

Back in stock by popular demand: The Original Best Natural Bug Repellent from DA Aromatherapy! DA Aromatherapy’s Natural Tick and Mosquito Repellent is made with 7 Organic Essential Oils and provides powerful broad-spectrum protection against mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, and many other pesky insects. This Natural Bug Repellent Spray is DEET-free, picaridin-free, cruelty-free, non-staining, smells great, and is safe for Humans and Pets. DA Aromatherapy’s signature Natural Tick and Mosquito Repellent will keep you sting and bite-free without the use of pesticides that are harmful to humans and the environment. This natural repellent can help to protect you when sprayed in your tent, on the balcony, in a car, on […]

Create a Backyard Oasis to Enjoy Hudson Valley Staycation This Spring

Create a Backyard Oasis to Enjoy Hudson Valley Staycation This Spring

Posted Posted in 2021 Trend, Home, Homes and Gardens, Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Lifestyle, Hudson Valley Living, Organic Living, Outdoor Living, Wellness

The Hudson Valley region is comprised of some of the state’s most scenic counties. Views from backyards are stunning year-round. Instead of only enjoying the natural beauty from your windows, turn your backyard into a comfortable oasis. Spending more time outdoors helps soothes the soul.  Plant Native Species Native plants are sustainable, benefit the local eco-system, and help bring the region’s natural beauty closer to home.  Perennials like Bee Balm and Cardinal Flower Lobelia grow back every year. The native plants also require less watering. Along with adding color to your backyard, the perennials also provide a habitat for bees, […]

Hudson Valley Farmhouses for Sale – Farmhouse for Sale in Upstate, NY

Hudson Valley Farmhouses for Sale – Your Dream Escape to Upstate, NY

Posted Posted in 2021 Trend, Best Hudson Valley Realtors, Exploring Hudson Valley, Farmhouse, Farmhouse for Sale in Hudson Valley, farmhouse for sale upstate ny, Farms for Sale in Upstate, Home, Homes and Gardens, Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Farmhouse for Sale, Hudson Valley Lifestyle, Hudson Valley Living, Hudson Valley Real Estate, Hudson Valley Realtor, Organic Living, Outdoor Living, Real Estate, Reclaimed, renovated farmhouses for sale in upstate ny, Social Responsibility, Sponsored Content

In just a few recent years Hudson Valley has become one of the top destinations for real estate investors from all around the World. People are flocking to enjoy the opulent lifestyle that Hudson Valley has to offer and the real estate investment opportunities that come with it, whether they’re attracted by its antique farmhouses and breathtaking views, or newer developments yet so close to the New York City. Hudson Valley’s luxury real estate really offers you the best of both worlds – acres of picturesque land coupled with the perks of rich culture and metropolitan living. Hudson Valley style […]

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The Canadian Rockies: Trail Of The Grizzly – Hiking Adventures with Maxwell Alexander

Posted Posted in Fitness, Fitness Trainer, Hiking Adventures, Natural Beauty, Online Coaching, Organic Living, Outdoor Living, Sponsored Content, Travel, Vacation, Wellness

Over and over the huge grizzly bear stabs her powerful paw into the mountain river, fishing for her breakfast in the chilly, shallow water. A cool, crisp mountain breeze drifts through the valley; moist morning dew blankets the ground. The soothing sound of running water plays continuously as the sun scales the mountain peaks and illuminates the dawn sky. Ready for Summer? You won’t have to worry about pesky mosquitoes when you protect yourself with DA Aromatherapy’s best natural tick and mosquito repellents. Keep the pests away without any chemicals that could harm your skin or surrounding environment. Get your […]

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Spend Your Cozy Holidays with a Warm friend – the SAVED Collection by Sean McNanney

Posted Posted in Christmas, Essentials, Fashion, Happy Holidays, Holiday Gift Guide, Holidays, Hudson Valley Style, Made in NY, Natural Beauty, Organic Living, Outdoor Living, Responsibility, Sponsored Content, Sustainability, Sustainable Design

The SAVED collection brings old world traditions into the new with unique designs influenced by Victorian ephemera, French ironwork, and early 20th century textiles. Each item is hand-crafted in fine, sustainably sourced Mongolian Yak Down, Cashmere, and Camelhair. Designed to be loyal and lasting – A Warm Friend. The SAVED collection brings old world traditions into the new with unique designs influenced by Victorian ephemera, French ironwork and early 20th century textiles. Each item is hand-crafted in fine, sustainably sourced Mongolian Yak Down, Cashmere and Camelhair. Designed to be loyal and lasting – A Warm Friend. YAK DOWN Yaks have […]

What to Consider Before Planning Your Next Hudson Valley Hiking Adventure by Certified Fitness Trainer Maxwell Alexander

What to Consider Before Planning Your Next Hudson Valley Hiking Adventure

Posted Posted in Hiking Adventures, Hudson Valley, Maxwell Alexander, Outdoor Living, Sponsored Content, Tips and Tricks, Travel, Wellness

Are you looking for a fun and exciting way to spend a day off away from NYC’s hustle and bustle or even a whole weekend that you may have free? If you are, have you ever thought about going on a hiking adventure? If you are like many other New Yorkers, there is a good chance that the thought has at least crossed your mind before. Hiking is not only fun and exciting but, for many, it is also a great way to relax and get fit at the same time. What to Consider Before Planning Your Next Hudson Valley […]

4 Options for an ideal Outdoor Space: Pick the one that's right for You

4 Options for an ideal Outdoor Space: Pick the one that’s right for You

Posted Posted in Home, Home Decor, Homes and Gardens, Outdoor Living, Sponsored Content

(BPT) – If you dream of the perfect outdoor living space for relaxing with a good book in the shade, entertaining family in your outdoor kitchen, playing with the kids in the sunshine — or just breathing in the sights and sounds of nature in your own personal oasis — here are some tips to help kickstart the planning process when the time is right for you. Modern landscaping and hardscaping offer limitless possibilities, so you can find the right solution to complement the way you live and your personal tastes. Whether you want a stylish lounge area for entertaining, […]

What Is More Exciting Than Getting Fit During Your Adventure Travel?

Posted Posted in Exploring Hudson Valley, Fitness, Fitness Trainer, Health & Wellness, Hudson Valley, Maxwell Alexander, Outdoor Living, Sponsored Content, Tips and Tricks, Travel

There is not much in the world that is more exciting than adventure travel. When you are taking part in adventure travel you are taking a risk, you are getting out there and finally living life to the fullest. When was the last time that you actually did that? Probably a long time ago right? Well, there is no time like the present to change things for the better and to experience all that life has to offer. What Is More Exciting Than Getting Fit During Your Adventure Travel? by Certified Fitness Trainer and Bodybuilding Coach Maxwell Alexander There are […]