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 …

MAUI ECO RETREAT : OJz Founders Review

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Let’s take a walk, where you “feel your feet”, pick fresh eggs in the morning, and hear the bamboo creek in the wind at night. There’s a place to stay in Maui, where if you want to truly disconnect yet reconnect, you can. Not to mention it’s only twenty minutes from the nearest grocery store, bars, and thai food trucks. …

INTRODUCING: ZEAL OPTICS

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Enter ZEAL OPTICS. We stumbled across ZEAL during a recent road trip to Fort Collins, Colorado where we found these stylish shades nestled amongst the trendy, boldly colorful, backpacks of the TOPO Designs shop in town. For me, ZEAL was a new company and while their shades had the look and feel of the best in the biz, they did something that …

PATAGONIA T0 DONATE 100% OF SALES TO CHARITY ON BLACK FRIDAY

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SHARE WITH THE WORLD Perusing the internet of things, Jane (new wife and co-founder of OJz) and I stumbled across this year’s big OUTDOOR INDUSTRY, Black Friday, F*CK YOU. REI most recently sent the consumer world buzzing when they decided to #OptOutside. This was the campaign where REI shut their doors on Black Friday and told people to simply, GO …

HIDDEN OCEAN CAVE “TUNNELS” By Venture Hawai’i

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Our friends at Venture Hawai’i Movement continue to inspire our OUTDOORJUNKIEZ craving for finding new hikes, waterfalls, and now HIDDEN OCEAN CAVES. Enjoy drooling over their beautiful videos and photos for an extra kick to get outside. Goodonya Venture Hawai’i, can’t wait to see what you do next. Note: All photos and story rights belong to Venture Hawai’i Movement, we’re …

HIKE: PU’U KAHEKILI, VENTURE HAWAI’I

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Venture Hawai’i shares Pu’u Kahekili in this photo blog. Check out Venture Hawai’i’s website for more, or post any comments below for Outdoor Junkiez with any questions, mahalo! This has to be one of our favorite hikes. The entire hike has amazing views. It wasn’t very long until the first peak. You gain elevation very fast. The trail is on …

CHINAMAN’S HAT : VENTURE HAWAII

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For my birthday this year Kyla took me on a kayak/hike to Mokoli’i Island, commonly known as Chinaman’s Hat. Mokoli’i translates from Hawaiian as “little lizard”. According to Hawaiian mythology, the island is the remains of a Giant Lizard’s or Dragon’s tail that was chopped off and tossed into the ocean by the goddess Hi’iaka. The common name of Chinaman’s …

DIVING FOR TAKO : VENTURE HAWAI’I

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Our friends at Venture Hawai’i Movement have shared a few of their favorite adventures with us, a big Mahalo to their contribution, please enjoy and find links below for more adventures by Venture Hawai’i as well as apparel! The master of disguise himself, the octopus. Known in our islands as He’e or Tako is a divers real treat but although …

“WOMANWANDERS” SHARES HER DREAM BACKPACKING LIST FOR SOUTH AMERICA

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Our OJz Ambassador, Rebecca aka Womanwanders, continues tackling mountains, moutain-biking down treacherous hills, and shares her dream packing list after being on the trails for a few weeks. Take notes ladies (and gents), as one of the biggest challenges pre and during our adventures has to do with what happens to be strapped to our backs. Did I leave enough …