Rebecca Olsen

Freelance Writer and Photographer

Location icon United States of America

An Australian freelance writer and photographer, currently based in midwest USA.



3 ways to amp up your Alaskan cruise adventure

Cruising through the jaw-dropping wonder of Alaska is a bucket-list vacation and something most people will only do once in their lifetime. Here's how to make the most of it: Some upgrades are worth splurging on and a balcony room is one of them.

Holidays with Kids
Family adventures in Alaska

Rebecca Olsen and her family tackle The Last Frontier in search of adventure.

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Kiteboarding in La Ventana

This post is hosted on the Huffington Post's Contributor platform. Contributors control their own work and post freely to our site. If you need to flag this entry as abusive, send us an email. I catch my first glimpse of La Ventana through a forest of 100+ year old cordon cacti.

Rad Season
Riversports in Oklahoma City

I consider myself reasonably adventurous. I've crawled through caves, rappelled down cliffs, and jumped out of aircraft. Like most of Rad Season's readership, I find the majority of "made for tourist" adventures fun, but not particularly scary. However, balancing on a teetering beam 80 foot in the air overlooking the Oklahoma River, I'm forced to re-evaluate my adventurous spirit.

Rad Season
A zip line adventure above the trees in Branson Missouri

I glance down past my harness, boots and the industrial catwalk, to the tree canopy 70 feet below. The momentary disorientation is followed quickly by the high of adrenaline. It's exhilarating. I want to stop and savor the moment. But I can't. I have a five-year-old radling climbing on me, clawing like a cat avoiding a bath.

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How we can afford to travel

THE most frequently asked question I get is " how can you afford to travel?", although it's usually couched in words like " OMG you must be so rich to travel so much" or " You're on the road again? Are you guys made of money?"

The Huffington Post
Rust in Peace - The Death of an Icon

This week, my Facebook feed is filled with death and destruction. While I enjoy a peaceful North American summer, half a world away my beloved homeland of Australia is being battered by monster storms and freakish tides. I sit spellbound as I watch footage showing houses collapsing, roads flooding and impossibly large surf battering the once pristine coastline.


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How to Sell Photos Online Part 2: The Basics | FounderU by Selz

Now that you've decided to sell photos online, and determined the type of photography that you'd like to sell, it's time to think about setting up your business. Office: Whether you have a dedicated space or a laptop on the couch, make sure you have a system to see what jobs you are working on so nothing gets missed.

The Adventurous Family
Photography 101: What you REALLY need to start

I've had many discussions with people who want to learn photography but have no idea where to start. I admit that it is very easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer amount of photographic stuff that you can buy. Stepping into a camera store can completely overload your senses.

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