The Best Weekend Getaway in the Hudson Valley and Catskills

The Best Weekend Getaway in the Hudson Valley and Catskills

The Hudson Valley and Catskills regions in New York offer an abundance of historical sites, outdoor adventures, and unique shopping experiences, all within easy reach of the city. If you’re looking to spend the weekend in this beautiful region, here are some of our top recommendations of things to do in the Hudson Valley & Catskills: Stay at historic Bed & Breakfast near Tannersville Have an Airbnb experience in Saugerties Stay at VRBO in Highland Falls Where to stay AirBnB or VRBO/HomeAway? : If you’re planning a weekend getaway, it’s hard to beat a stay at a nearby home. They […]

Digital Photography Tips for Your Hudson Valley Staycation – by Hudson Valley Photographer Maxwell Alexander

Digital Photography Tips for Your Hudson Valley Staycation

Few families would consider leaving home for a vacation these days without reliable, high-quality digital imaging equipment-whether it’s a camera or a camcorder. At the same time the COVID-19 Pandemic turned our vacations into staycations, however all the same photography tips apply. Here are some tips from Photographer Maxwell Alexander to help you make the most of memorable staycation moments: Always be prepared: Don’t forget to bring backup camera batteries or memory cards so you’ll never miss a shot. Creativity is key: Sunsets and mountain ranges are always great backdrops for family pictures. By using your surroundings in interesting ways, […]

The water is open: 5 tips to relax and recharge on a boat this summer

(BPT) – Looking to get away this summer while social distancing? With annual traditions such as camps and sporting events cancelled, the best way to seek relief and recharge with your loved ones may be to “Get On Board” for a summer on the water. Recent data suggests that interest in fishing and boating has grown amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a recent Harris poll, 1 in 5 Americans said they’re more likely to try these activities than they were prior to the pandemic. And among parents, the statistic is 1 in 4. Numerous marine dealers across the country […]

VVilla 9W - Architectural Marvel and a Modern Luxury Vacation Getaway in the Hudson Valley

Villa 9W and Five Elements of Feng Shui

Villa 9W and Five Elements of Feng Shui by Dino Alexander, CEO Duncan Avenue Group Principles of Taoism as a religion emerged around the 4th century BC in the work of Chinese philosopher and writer Laozi. Practices and traditions of balancing the natural energy (chi) in the environment are closely linked with concepts of Taoism and historically were widely used t orient spiritually significant structures and places of worship and took in account references to local topography, bodies of water, astronomical position and directions of Earth’s magnetic field. Over the period of hundreds of years, these traditions and principles have […]