Natural Alternatives to DEET and Picaridin Mosquito Repellents

Natural Alternatives to DEET and Picaridin Mosquito Repellents

DEET is one of the most popular insect repellents in the world. It has been estimated 30% of Americans use it every year and the results of many studies suggest it is safe to use. However, DEET (diethyltoluamide) is a chemical, and many people do not like the idea of placing poisonous chemical compounds onto their skin. There is also some concern that DEET may no be 100% safe for everyone. In 1998, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reported 14 to 46 cases of seizure, including 4 deaths, that may have been caused by DEET. After stating, “It […]

Hudson Valley Hidden Trails - Story and Photography by Maxwell Alexander

Hudson Valley Hidden Trails – Hiking Tips for 2018 Hiking Season

Hudson Valley Hidden Trails by Maxwell Alexander [ Executive Editor ] Hudson Valley Style Magazine Hudson Valley is famous for its amazing views and hiking trails. In fact, this is one of the main reasons people are moving into to the area or coming to visit from all around the World. For an avid explorer Breakneck Ridge, Mount Beacon, and Bear Mountain Park are on the bucket list, but that’s only the top of the iceberg! We moved to the area years ago (Dino, Vicka, Jack and Max on the picture above), and established a consistent nature’s beauty exploration schedule: […]