Mountaintown Ella, Sri Lanka

Jane Baumgartner ABROAD Leave a Comment

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

Jane Baumgartner ABROAD Leave a Comment

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 …

PALM VILLAGE RESORT, SRI LANKA: A FOREIGNER’S STAY

Jane Baumgartner ABROAD Leave a Comment

Drew and I landed in Sri Lanka the night before NYE, after spending a week in Seattle running around with his parents on an epic Christmas scavenger hunt, filled with a Burlesque Nutcracker and many happy hours. We were eager and nervous to begin our Honeymoon in a country we had both never been to before. We grabbed our bags, …

7 WAYS TO HAVE A SPONTANEOUS HONEYMOON

Jane Baumgartner ABROAD Leave a Comment

Every honeymoon is unique, there’s never a wrong place to start a life together. After seven months of marriage, Outdoor Junkiez founders Jane and Drew Farwell have finally decided to share all. Tune in for our Honeymoon inspired blog series that will take you on our month long adventure of tuk-tuks, veggie samosas, bahn mi’s, and junk boats. How about …

THE BEER GUY: MAUI BREWING’S PUEO PALE ALE

Nick Sheehan LIFESTYLE + CULTURE Leave a Comment

It’s a beautiful Friday morning. I’m currently sitting in my childhood best friend’s home in Telluride, Colorado looking out onto the most incredible mountain landscape I’ve ever seen. Life is pretty damn rad right now, and to make things even better, I’m sipping on a Pueo Pale Ale from one of my favorite breweries in the world, Maui Brewing Company! …

LAST DAY TO HELP BEARS EARS

DrewFarwell CONSERVATION, PETITIONS Leave a Comment

Without getting side tracked by our current political sh*t-storm or the multitude of environmental issues we’re trying to negotiate, let’s divert our attention to an issue we can tackle RIGHT NOW. The Donald is at it again.  Like all U.S. presidents, he has the power to designate and expand our national monuments. It began with Roosevelt and his designation of Devil’s …

HOW TO USE OUTDOOR JUNKIEZ TO ENHANCE YOUR OUTDOOR EXPERIENCE

Melissa Humphrey HAWAII Leave a Comment

I recently had one of my good friends from high school come visit me for a week with her boyfriend who had never been to Hawaii. I immediately began writing a list “must dos” for Hawaii first-timers (or really any-timers) for their vacation, and beach camping topped the list. Rather than telling my friends to fly out with all of their camping …

ROAD TRIPPING DOWN MEMORY LANE

DrewFarwell ABROAD, WATCH Leave a Comment

The mission was simple: Take Jane’s old trusty pick-up truck from Bainbridge Island, Washington, rip it down the coast to a friend’s wedding in LA, and then drop it off at Jane’s parent’s new casa in Fort Collins, Colorado. Keep in mind we’ve been living on Oahu where the longest road trip we often undertake is the 30+ mile excursion …

THE BEER GUY: AGAINST THE GRAIN’S RICO SAUVIN’

Nick Sheehan LIFESTYLE + CULTURE Leave a Comment

To celebrate our frothy love for malt, hops and adventure, we’ll be hosting a weekly report on our favorite beers for the outdoors. Helping us do so is a trained professional by the name of Nick Sheehan. Based out of Colorado and hailing originally from our home in Hawaii, Nick is the only person we know who went to Napa …