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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.
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…Read more ›
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…Read more ›
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…Read more ›
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…Read more ›
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…Read more ›
April 19, 2022
Car camping is such an amazing way to experience nature without having to work too hard for it. You can pack more luxury gear as opposed to backpacking, and you can just drive right up to your camping spot! It’s also a great way to take a much-needed break from the hustle and bustle of…Read more ›
April 18, 2022
Seattle is often affectionately called “The Emerald City”, with lots of lush greenery in and around the city. Urban trails, nature parks, and stunning mountain views make the city itself a great place to be outside. Seattle is also surrounded by incredible hiking trails that any hiker should want to explore! There’s truly a trail…Read more ›
April 11, 2022
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 ›