THE BEER GUY: BOUNDARY BAY’S CEDAR DUST IPA

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This particular frothy fav hails from the northern lands of Bellingham, Washington. The Boundary Bay Brewery is a rooted establishment and has remained a humble beer ambassador for the town, Western Washington University, and all those who pass through. Bellingham’s brewery ranks have grown exponentially since we last visited, Aslan Brewery was a recent favorite. But all new options aside, …

FAR FROM BABYLON – AN OJZ ORIGINAL SHORT

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Don’t get us wrong, in comparison to much of the world, Oahu is paradise. It’s our home and island playground, but sometimes even the temptations of Honolulu fall short in comparison to the raw nature of our outer islands. Maui we like to consider the “goldilocks” of the Hawaiian islands. It’s not to big, it’s not too small, it really …

THE DREAM ISLE – AN OJZ ORIGINAL SHORT

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The Saksas had to unfortunately jump ship early from their Hanalei holiday. That’s when Erik gave me the call and said they had a little bungalow just off of Pine Trees that was going to be empty for a few days…just sitting there. So without having to think much about it, Jane and I jumped on an obnoxiously expensive, short, …

HONEYMOON VIETNAM VISA LESSONS

Jane Baumgartner ABROAD, LIFESTYLE + CULTURE 0 Comments

Honeymoons are for relaxing, sleeping in, and enjoying a lavish trip with your new partner for life. Ok, for some, this is what honeymoons are, for us we chose to push ourselves to a new place and explore something foreign to both of us. We knew there would be a pinnacle moment where we would truly be challenged, frustrated, and …

A CABIN IN THE WOODS: GLAMPING IN GIRDWOOD, ALASKA

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When you think of Alaska, you’d think there would be ski resorts galore, full of powdery lines, warm beverages, and 18 layers to keep you warm. However, the town of Girdwood holds the only ski resort in the state, Alyeska Resort. This quaint town flows with never ending activities for the foodies, beer snobs, and outdoor enthusiasts. Tucked just off …

ON THE HUNT FOR AN ALASKAN CABIN IN THE WOODS

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As I write this my eyes are straining to keep open and a full pot of tea is waiting to be gulped down. When the sun sets past midnight you find yourself out by the bonfire sipping a growler of homebrew till 2am, letting time become obsolete. We end our camping, wedding, backpacking adventure with the perfect vacation from our …

Mountaintown Ella, Sri Lanka

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Our decision to travel to Ella sprouted from exchanging travel experiences with another couple while enjoying lunch with a view at Jungle Beach– a short tuktuk ride from Galle. This was another beautiful spot that was recommended for us to stay, hopefully on our next trip! We mentioned the general direction our trip was forming, two days in Tissa for …

All Aboard! Taking a Train in Sri Lanka Just Might Change Your Life

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The Honeymoon shenanigans in Sri Lanka continued, making our way from Negombo to the historic town of Galle, about 3 hours south by train. Our Patagonia Black Hole duffels quickly became a makeshift seat, as finding for a vacant spot in time amongst the hundreds of other travelers and locals can become a mad dash. In Sri Lanka there are …