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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.
November 22, 2021
When gifting to an outdoorsy person it’s best to focus on things that will bring convenience, comfort, and practicality. It’s about helping them stay in their happy place for longer, and for them, that’s the great outdoors. This guide features the 63 best gifts for outdoor lovers. It’s broken down into gifting ideas for the…Read more ›
November 9, 2021
I think every wanderlust lover enjoys a great travel movie! These films can make you travel the world in a little under two hours and can be super inspiring. Though finding the right movies to watch when traveling can be time-consuming and even complicated if you’re on an international trip. That’s why Netflix is life-saving…Read more ›
October 26, 2021
Road trips are just honestly one of my favorite ways to travel. I mean, being on the open road, traveling to and through all sorts of new places, exploring nature… What’s not to love about them? America’s passion for road trips has existed for centuries now. And this romance doesn’t seem to be in trouble…Read more ›
September 29, 2021
There’s always a first time for everything. If you haven’t been on a road trip before, it’s time to plan one. Trust me, road trips are a whole different kind of travel experience. Especially if you’re an adventure traveler, road tripping is 100% the way to go! You can get completely in tune with the…Read more ›
September 26, 2021
Southeast Alaska’s Inside Passage is one of the most breathtaking places I’ve ever been! The whole region is bursting with natural beauty, rich Tlingit culture, delicious food, and ample opportunities for adventure. In this guide, I am sharing 13 of the best things to do in the Inside Passage! Disclaimer: This blog post is in…Read more ›
September 20, 2021
Hiking is a healthy and rewarding way to explore our national parks and other natural spaces. These walking trails are typically off the beaten path and allow you to experience less crowded destinations. And one of the best things about hiking is that you can do it in any season and at any time of…Read more ›
September 5, 2021
Southeast Alaska should be on everyone’s bucket list! I have traveled to this beautiful region three times now, and each visit has blown me away. Whether you’re into hiking, cultural sights, national parks, food, or wildlife, there really is something for any type of visitor to enjoy. Ready to start planning your trip? I’ve got…Read more ›
August 26, 2021
Backpacking can be incredibly empowering and fulfilling. There’s just something so amazing about being able to get yourself from point A to point B with everything you need to survive. For many women, realizing that they can complete the physical and mental challenges of backpacking can be life-changing. I have personally gained so much from…Read more ›