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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.
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Some of my favorite hikes in the Pacific Northwest aren’t to the highest mountaintops, but instead with gorgeous waterfall views. The Trail of Ten Falls is one of the very best hikes if you love waterfall hikes! Beautiful Silver Falls State Park is home to this hiking trail in Oregon full of iconic waterfalls, including…Read more ›
6 Absolute Best Hikes in Redwood National Park
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Ultimate Guide to Winter Hiking and Camping
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Winter hiking and camping can be absolutely magical… but it can also be downright miserable. It all comes down to being prepared, ensuring you have adequate gear, and researching the conditions. I’ve spent some very cold nights out winter camping and over the years have dialed in my gear and tricks to staying warm. This…Read more ›
The Ultimate Guide to Exploring Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park truly is one of the most beautiful places on the planet! It was the very first national park I visited and I’ve returned to explore many times since. In fact, during our 2017 trip to all the national parks, my husband and I ranked Yosemite #6 in the country based on a…Read more ›
Snowshoe to Artist Point: Washington’s BEST Winter Adventure!
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There are so many amazing things to do in Washington state during winter, but the absolute best (in my opinion) is to snowshoe to Artist Point! Located in the Mount Baker area of the North Cascades, Artist Point is a relatively accessible adventure for the winter months. In this blog post I am sharing all…Read more ›
Planning a Trip to Banff in Winter
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Banff in winter is pure magic! Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE visiting Banff during summer and autumn… but there is just something so special about experiencing it during the winter months. I think it’s all the pretty snow, cozy atmosphere, comfort food, and fun winter activities! I have now taken two winter trips to…Read more ›
7 Magical Winter Outdoor Adventures For The Holidays
December 10, 2022
I love December in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s such a magical time of the year with all the snow, cozy vibes, yummy food, nostalgic traditions, and of course the winter outdoor adventures! I often hear people say that they only really get outdoors in summer and they typically hibernate during winter. It doesn’t need to be…Read more ›
12 Best National Parks to Visit in Winter
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Many people stop thinking about national park trips come the end of autumn, likely thinking that the parks close for the season. That’s not the case! In fact, there are some parks that are absolutely magical in winter and BEST explored during the months of December – March. In this blog post I am sharing…Read more ›