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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.

Latest Posts

  • Beginner Backpacking Tips and Tricks

    Backpacking for Beginners: Must-Know Tips for Wilderness Camping

    June 14, 2022

    Sleeping outdoors, wild animals, carrying all your gear, pooping in the woods… backpacking can seem daunting if you haven’t done it before! Like most things though, backpacking and wilderness camping is something you get better at with practice. Everyone has to start somewhere! This guide shares with you all the essentials for getting out on…

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  • Ultimate Bryce Canyon National Park Guide and Itinerary

    June 7, 2022

    Utah is home to many incredible national parks, including Bryce Canyon National Park. Bryce Canyon is full of bizarre rock formations, stunning sunrises, beautiful sandstone pillars, and incredible hiking trails. It has such a unique landscape that sets it apart from all the other parks in Utah, and I definitely think Bryce Canyon is underrated….

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  • Best Hiking Trails in Capitol Reef National Park - Renee Roaming

    5 Best Hikes in Capitol Reef National Park, Utah

    May 30, 2022

    Capitol Reef is a highly underrated national park! I remember the first time I visited and being shocked that I hadn’t heard more about this beautiful part of Utah. In my opinion, it’s one of the top spring and fall hiking destinations in the USA! To help you with your travel planning, I’m sharing the…

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    Beginner Hiking Guide: Essential Tips for New Hikers

    May 23, 2022

    Getting outside hiking is not only wonderful for your physical and mental health, but it’s a great way to explore nature. Like many people, hiking is something I turn to for exercise, socializing with friends and exploring this beautiful world we live in. There’s definitely something special about relying on your own two feet to…

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  • Scenic Oregon 7 Day Road Trip Exploring the Mountains and Coast - Crater Lake - Smith Rock State Park

    Oregon 7 Day Road Trip Exploring the Coast, Mountains, Lakes, and Waterfalls!

    May 17, 2022

    Oregon is one of my favorite road trip destinations. It is home to some of the most beautiful coastline, mountains, waterfalls, lakes, and hot springs in the United States! To help you explore it for yourself, I’ve put together a comprehensive Oregon 7 day road trip itinerary. You will also find optional add-ons in case…

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  • 5 Incredible Lake Tahoe Hiking Trails

    May 16, 2022

    Hitting the local hiking trails is one of my favorite ways to explore a new area. And Lake Tahoe has some incredible trails! Whether you’re in the area for a vacation, just passing through, or looking to plan your next adventure, these are some of Lake Tahoe’s best hiking trails. There’s an amazing variety of…

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  • Best Beginner Mountain Biking Tips and Tricks

    The 5 Best Beginner Mountain Biking Tips

    May 3, 2022

    Picking up new activities can be intimidating (and hard!) and mountain biking is no different. I recently started learning to mountain bike here in the Pacific Northwest, and while it’s been challenging, it’s also been an exciting way to explore new trails. I’ll admit, it was a little intimidating my first time mountain biking! I…

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  • Best Hikes in Sedona Arizona

    6 Incredible Sedona Hikes To Add To Your Bucket List

    April 27, 2022

    If it’s not on your bucket list already, Sedona, Arizona most definitely should be! With incredible weather, beautiful scenery and red rocks, and tons of opportunities for hiking, Sedona is a must-visit. If you’re planning a trip to Sedona, I definitely recommend hitting a few of the local hiking trails. So, I’m sharing 6 incredible…

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