FAR FROM BABYLON – AN OJZ ORIGINAL SHORT

DrewFarwell HAWAII, WATCH 0 Comments

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

DrewFarwell HAWAII, WATCH 0 Comments

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, …

HOW TO USE OUTDOOR JUNKIEZ TO ENHANCE YOUR OUTDOOR EXPERIENCE

Melissa Humphrey HAWAII 0 Comments

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 …

GEAR REVIEW: IGLOO’S TRAILMATE COOLER

DrewFarwell GEAR, REVIEWS 0 Comments

The day began in town, provision central, seeing as purchasing supplies up North makes you an immediate victim of unforgivable paradise taxation. Myself and cofounder/wifey Jane immediately knew trouble was ahead when the Trailmate couldn’t fit upright in the back of our micro-volvo/OJz-go-cart. I will lend the fault here to the Volvo but for reference I did say this cooler …

WAIMEA CANYON, A VA-JOURNEY by Danya Hakeem and Samantha Ruiz

Jane Baumgartner HAWAII 0 Comments

Danya and Samantha share their breathtaking journey through the Waimea Canyon, river crossings and all, as they celebrate and revel in their strengths as individuals and as a group of women exploring Mother Nature. Enjoy their experience, and learn from their advice! Thank you to these ladies for using OJz to rent the missing camping gear pieces they needed to …

OBAMA’S HIKE: LANIKAI PILLBOXES

Jane Baumgartner HAWAII 0 Comments

| SHARE WITH THE WORLD | Obama is right on one thing, this is a pretty fun, quick, and view filled hike. Now you just need to ignore the hoards of humans also trying to make the trek alongside you. When we lived in Kailua, this was the perfect morning workout. We would run up, back down, and repeat, finishing …

INTRODUCING: ZEAL OPTICS

DrewFarwell CONSERVATION, LIFESTYLE + CULTURE, PARTNERS 0 Comments

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 …

I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU MR & MRS OUTDOOR JUNKIEZ

Jane Baumgartner LIFESTYLE + CULTURE, OJZ NEWZ 4 Comments

| SHARE WITH THE WORLD | To start off with, this was a very hands on, DIY wedding, with some of the most fantastic help out there. For anyone looking to have a wedding out here on Oahu, Kualoa Ranch is both affordable and stunning. There are several wedding venues at the ranch, however the Paliku Gardens was an instant …