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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.
July 31, 2022
If you love hiking, a trip to Mount Rainier National Park should be high on your bucket list. The national park covers a wide variety of landscapes and hiking trails, so I always recommend spending a few days exploring if you can. With hundreds of miles of hiking trails to choose from, here are my…Read more ›
July 23, 2022
Mount Rainier National Park has to be one of the most stunning places in the entire world, and is certainly a gem of Washington State! From meadows of wildflowers, to old-growth forest, to beautiful waterfalls and rivers, and incredible mountain views… Mount Rainier really is a nature lovers dream. I have visited the park at…Read more ›
July 13, 2022
It’s no secret that I love hiking. More people have been hitting the local trails over the last few years, and it’s so great to hear of more hikers getting out there! I know that it can be overwhelming trying to figure out everything that you need to pack for a day hike, especially for…Read more ›
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…Read more ›
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….Read more ›
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…Read more ›
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 ›