Posts for outdoor activities

Where to Forest Bathe & The Role of Terpenes

Travel Blog, Travel Tips - Ross French - October 24, 2023

forest bathing

Imagine immersing yourself completely in nature – feeling, smelling, hearing, seeing everything around you. This isn’t about hiking or doing some intense workout, it’s about just… being. This is what the Japanese call ‘shinrin-yoku’, or as we know it, forest bathing. Born in the 1980s in Japan as a remedy against the stresses of urban life, this practice has since been embraced worldwide. And for good reason – it’s like a spa day for your soul, and it’s shown to reduce stress, amplify immunity, and make you feel better overall. Continue Reading

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160 Inspirational Quotes for Hiking Adventure

Inspirational Quotes - Ross French - June 17, 2023

Quotes for Hiking

Are you an avid hiker looking for some inspiration to fuel your next adventure? Look no further! We have curated a list of 160 inspirational quotes that will motivate you to conquer every mountain, trail, and terrain. Whether you prefer solo hikes or group expeditions, these quotes will inspire you to push your limits, appreciate nature’s beauty, and embrace the challenges that come with every hiking adventure. From famous explorers and authors to everyday adventurers, these quotes will resonate with anyone who loves the great outdoors. So, grab your backpack, lace up your hiking boots, and let these quotes guide you on your next journey. Get ready to feel empowered and inspired with every step you take! Continue Reading

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Discovering the Charm of Rhinebeck: A Journey Through Time in the Hudson Valley

North America, Travel Blog - Ross French - January 28, 2023


Rhinebeck is a small village located in the Hudson Valley region of New York. The village was established in the late 17th century, when Dutch settlers began to arrive from Albany and Rensselaerwyck (now Schenectady). They came to this area because it had the most productive soil for farming purposes. Rhinebeck’s economy has always been based on agriculture, but today it also relies on tourism and shopping centers such as Clinton County Mall & Outlet Center, which offers an array of stores such as Macy’s, Victoria’s Secret and Marshalls among others.

The town’s historical significance lies mainly in its role as a stopover point during early travel between Albany and New England during colonial times; however it also played an important role during American Revolution due to its strategic location along busy routes connecting New York City with Boston via Albany-Rensselaerville Road (later renamed Route 9W). Continue Reading

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