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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.
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 ›
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 ›