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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.
July 27, 2021
One of my favorite ways to travel is taking road trips! Specifically, car camping road trips. I love how many benefits there are to car camping and the flexibility that comes with this style of travel. Another big draw is that car camping cuts down on the cost of travel as you can easily park…Read more ›
July 21, 2021
This South Australia road trip guide is written by our guest contributors Christopher and Laura from Chris and Laura Travels Of all the incredible ways to discover the land down under, none come close to getting behind the wheel and exploring this sunburnt land on epic road trips! With so many options and states to…Read more ›
July 18, 2021
Iceland is one of my absolute favorite road trip destinations in the entire world. There aren’t many other places where you can drive right past towering glaciers, lagoons filled with icebergs, active volcanoes, dramatic mountain peaks, and even coastal fjords. If you get lucky, your vehicle may even light up a vibrant green as the…Read more ›
July 11, 2021
I’ve been taking regular backpacking trips for about 6 years now and have made my fair share of mistakes! In fact, thinking back on my first beginner backpacking trips, I probably made more mistakes than I even realized at the time. From carrying the wrong gear, to choosing a bad campsite, and sometimes putting myself…Read more ›
June 9, 2021
So you’re curious about buying a pair of Danner boots but are wondering if they are worth the cost? Or maybe you’re confused about which are the best Danner boots for your needs? Well, you’ve come to the right place! This comprehensive Danner boots buying guide will answer all your questions. I am providing Danner…Read more ›
May 30, 2021
So you’ve decided you want to spend more time hiking and backpacking this summer. That’s awesome! Getting out into the backcountry is seriously one of the most rewarding things you can do. Though it’s dawned on you these last couple of weeks that you need to get your butt into gear if you’re going to…Read more ›
May 26, 2021
Whether you hop on a plane to a new destination regularly or just love documenting your local adventures, there’s a good chance you’ll be taking loads of pictures! In this guide, I’ll be covering how to take better travel photos. No matter what camera or gear you’re using, these travel photography tips will be sure…Read more ›
May 8, 2021
There are so many apps out there for you to use for travel planning but it can get a bit overwhelming when trying to find the right ones to use. In this trip planning guide, I’m sharing the 12 BEST road trip planner apps so that you don’t have to do any unnecessary research! With…Read more ›