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, …

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 …

WHY I GIVE OUTDOOR TRAVEL TIPS: A NOLS STORY

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NOLS, for those not familiar, is one of the most professional: outdoor training, wilderness first aid and leadership schools in the world. It is also a serious gear playground and testing operation. Not officially of course but unofficially, I had valid excuse to stock up on fresh gear with the intention of beating the sh*t out of it for 3 …

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

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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

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| 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 …

TELICO, TN: LAND OF WATERFALLS

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Our newest outdoorjunkiez writer¬†resides all the way over in Charleston, SC. Her adventures never cease to amaze us, and we are so excited to have her help our community grow over 1,000s of miles! check out her “must haves” for river camping at the end of her story. Lauren: As a self-proclaimed outdoor enthusiast, I figured it was my turn …