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My name is Renee and I’m the storyteller behind Renee Roaming. The purpose of this blog is to inspire travelers and adventure seekers to live intentionally, place value on experiences instead of possessions, and most of all, to encourage others to find joy exploring this beautiful world!
Renee Roaming isn’t a typical travel blog… whilst I write about travel and adventure, I also share tips about photography, social media, road trips, being a woman in the outdoor community, and traveling as a couple.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What photography gear do you use?
I currently shoot with Sony bodies and lenses. My main camera bodies are the Sony a7Riv and the Sony a1 my most used lenses are the Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 and 16-35mm f/2.8 G Master lenses. You can check out the full list of my camera gear here.
What camera would you recommend for a beginner?
The Sony a6000 series has some excellent starter mirrorless cameras (a6000, a6300, a6500). I would suggest you get the kit lens at first (the lens that comes with the camera) and then upgrade once that is available to you.
The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V is a powerful compact camera if you are wanting an all-in- one small and versatile option (note that you cannot switch out the lens).
Sony recently came out with the a7iii, which is a fantastic all-round camera for amateur photographers looking to capture high quality photo and video content without breaking the bank.
How do you afford to travel so much?
My current job as a freelance travel photographer, blogger and social media influencer allows me to travel for a living. Prior to this, I funded my own travels during and post university by saving every penny I could and prioritizing travel in my life. I have a blog post about this – check it out here.
How did you become a full-time travel photographer & blogger?
It took a lot of time, hard work, research and practice. I worked at my passion for photography, blogging and Instagram as a side hustle whilst maintaining a 9-5 job. Over time I was able to build up enough skill, experience and a social media following to begin collaborating with brands, tourism boards etc., and eventually take it full-time. Read more about my story.
September 16, 2022
Fall in Washington State is absolutely gorgeous! In my opinion, it’s one of the best times to visit the Pacific Northwest for beautiful autumn foliage, prime hiking conditions, and epic whale watching. It’s also a great time of year to enjoy pumpkin patches, corn mazes, festivals, and to take a cozy cabin getaway! In this…Read more ›
August 31, 2022
Fall is one of the best times of the year to take a national park adventure! Not only are crowds generally quieter and accommodation is cheaper this time of year, but you also get to see the beautiful fall foliage and changing colors! In this blog post, I am sharing the 12 best national parks…Read more ›
We’ve all read gear lists on the essential items for backpacking… but have you considered what luxury backpacking items you want to add to your kit? Although they are not “must haves”, these items add a little more comfort to your backcountry camping adventure. Keep reading to find out the top 9 luxury items to…Read more ›
August 26, 2022
Probably most well known for the famed Skyline Drive, a 105-mile scenic drive, Shenandoah National Park is a gem, nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. With stunning mountain views, vibrant autumn foliage, abundant wildlife, and cascading waterfalls, Shenandoah National Park is not to be missed! So, I’m sharing some of the best…Read more ›
August 21, 2022
The Northeast USA is arguably one of the most beautiful places in the entire world during fall. For that reason you NEED to add a New England fall road trip to your bucket list! Prior to this trip, exploring the northeast had been on my travel radar for the longest time. I am stoked to…Read more ›
July 31, 2022
If you love hiking, a trip to Mount Rainier National Park should be high on your bucket list. The national park covers a wide variety of landscapes and hiking trails, so I always recommend spending a few days exploring if you can. With hundreds of miles of hiking trails to choose from, here are my…Read more ›
July 23, 2022
Mount Rainier National Park has to be one of the most stunning places in the entire world, and is certainly a gem of Washington State! From meadows of wildflowers, to old-growth forest, to beautiful waterfalls and rivers, and incredible mountain views… Mount Rainier really is a nature lovers dream. I have visited the park at…Read more ›
July 13, 2022
It’s no secret that I love hiking. More people have been hitting the local trails over the last few years, and it’s so great to hear of more hikers getting out there! I know that it can be overwhelming trying to figure out everything that you need to pack for a day hike, especially for…Read more ›