Author: olsonpdx

The Houseless Experiment: Weekly Roundup 2.0

Hello lovelies! Welcome to the second weekly roundup of my local nomad adventures in Portland, Oregon. I am currently wrapping up this 2-week house sit in the Richmond neighborhood in SE Portland, and I’m going to miss being so incredibly close to all the really cool shops, boutiques, and FOOD! This week was about eating […]

The Houseless Experiment: Weekly Round Up 1.0

Welcome to the Houseless Experiment’s Weekly Roundup! This is the perfect place to stay up-to-date on my experiment, as well as my Adventures in House sitting and other highlights of nomadic living in my own city! This week is a recap of the first 10 days of my Houseless Experiment from September 30th-October 9th, and […]

Toxic People & the Arrogance of Belonging

Wow. Damn. That’s one hell of a blog post title. Forgive me, I’m just writing stream of conciseness here, although what I have to say has had plenty of time to marinate and boil over in my mind to the point I thought I was going insane… Although I may speak more vaguely then what […]

America The Beautiful Day 4: Bryce Canyon

Our last full day and night on our sister road trip began with catching the shuttle bus from Bryce Canyon City to Bryce Canyon National Park, approximately a 20 minute drive. Our driver chatted with passengers and shared with us that this is her summer job, she is actually the town’s P.E. teacher and school […]

America The Beautiful Day 3: The Grand Staircase

Our third day exploring the canyons had us driving through breathtaking scenery, and we couldn’t help but feel in awe, if not insignificantly small, as we experienced millions of years of geological evolution before our very eyes… Grand Staircase- Escalante Driving through Red Canyon to reach our destination for the next two days, was no […]

America The Beautiful Day 2: Zion National Park

**WARING** Majorly inspiring and bad-ass photo overload below, thanks to Beth Olson Creative. At 6am we collected ourselves and hiking gear as best we could in the glow of our cellphones and headed back to Zion, where, on this day, we planned to hike The Narrows, the narrowest section of Zion. This gorge/slot canyon guards […]

America The Beautiful Day 1: Zion National Park

It’s hard to believe that 2015 is more than half over, and that I have been writing this blog for almost a year! Although posts have been more sporadic than I like, I continue to write and share this digital diary in hopes that it may inspire you to get out and explore locally or […]

Lava Lands & Open Roads: Camping in Central Oregon

Growing up, my family would take several trips a year to central Oregon’s high desert. We would stroll down the streets of the western themed town of Sisters, rent a house in the laid back resort of Sun River, or spend several days at Black Butte Ranch. Heading a little further south, and many a […]

The “who really needs another guide?” Guide to San Francisco

There are a lot of Best Of Guides and Top 10 lists floating around out there for nearly every major city imaginable around the world. San Francisco is no different. In fact, It has to be one of the most popular extended-weekend destinations for anyone living on the west coast. When I first posted about Creating Travel Abundance in 2015, […]

A Broke-Ass Guide To Being Broke. {Look at all the free time you have!}

Before the month of May had even started, I knew that it was going to be a very long and very broke 31 days. This month I find myself paying off two major bills along with all the regular stuff, and anything left over goes to daily sustenance and gasoline rations. This leaves little to […]