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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 body is the Sony a7Riii and 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.
April 11, 2021
The US National Park System is one of the most well-known tourist attractions in the world, and for good reason! The national parks are bursting with incredible natural wonders and make for a great “outdoorsy” alternative to urban travel. There are a lot of national parks though, so when planning a summer vacation it can…Read more ›
April 7, 2021
I fell in love with road trips 9 years ago on a vacation across the western USA. It was on that trip that I rented a vehicle and traveled through a bunch of national parks, including driving from Yellowstone to Grand Teton. Ever since, the open road has felt like freedom, and I even lived…Read more ›
April 3, 2021
Following proper hiking trail etiquette rules can help create a positive outdoor experience for both you and others on the trail. While many of these are common courtesy, it is important to know what to do when presented with large crowds or in scenarios where you may find it difficult to proceed on the trail…Read more ›
March 31, 2021
Hiking and camping in Joffre Lakes Provincial Park is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful experiences in all of British Columbia, Canada. With its lush, emerald forests and vivid turquoise waters – Joffre is the Canadian explorers’ dream. Before going myself, I had been told by many people that Joffre Lakes is a must-do hike…Read more ›
March 29, 2021
National Parks are so fun to visit but sometimes trying to avoid the crowds and planning ahead can be a bit frustrating. In this travel guide, I want to share with you the best tips on exactly how to avoid crowds in national parks, so you can make the most of your visit! Disclaimer –…Read more ›
March 19, 2021
The USA is home to so many incredible national parks and countless opportunities for adventure! Not only are the national parks a great way to connect with nature, but they are also a relatively affordable option for planning vacations and day trips. My husband, Matt, and I love the national parks so much that we…Read more ›
March 17, 2021
Of all the Hawaiian islands, Kauai might just be the most scenic. This island, which happens to be Hawaii’s fourth-largest, makes for the perfect vacation destination due to its beautiful landscapes, lush waterfalls, and rich cultural history! Whether you decide to explore Kauai’s beautiful shorelines or hike the Kalalau trail, there’s something on this magical…Read more ›
March 14, 2021
Utilizing free camping around the USA is a budget-friendly and convenient way to take road trips! Not only can it help cut back on travel costs, but staying at free campsites typically provides gorgeous views, solitude from other people, and a quick way to make an overnight stop while on the road. There are many…Read more ›