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Packing for a Winter Trip to the Arctic – Complete Packing List and Tips

By Renee Hahnel | March 4, 2019 | 4 Comments
Packing for a winter trip to the Arctic isn’t as challenging as you think! Find out everything you should pack for an cold adventure in the Arctic, including for destinations like Lapland, Norway, Iceland and more – Renee Roaming

It can be daunting packing for a winter trip to the Arctic, especially when it’s your first time! I’ve visited Arctic destinations like Finland and Iceland during the winter months, as well as extremely cold places like the Canadian Rockies and Colorado. During those trips I have learned what clothing…

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An Incredible 24 hour Getaway to Cannon Beach, Oregon

By Renee Hahnel | January 29, 2019 | 2 Comments
Take an incredible 24 hour getaway to beautiful Cannon Beach on the Oregon Coast. Explore Haystack Rock and photograph sunrise and sunset along the Beach. Find out what to pack, how to get there, what to see, and more! Cannon Beach is one the Pacific Northwest’s best beaches! Found on Renee Roaming - your resource for travel photography, couple travel, pacific northwest trips, van life, national park adventures, and more!

Cannon Beach is a quaint town located on the beautiful Oregon coast. It’s one of many scenic beaches in the Pacific Northwest but it may just be my all-time favorite! My husband and I recently took a quick 24 hour getaway to explore Cannon Beach and today I’m sharing what…

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7 Magical Winter Outdoor Adventures For The Holidays

By Renee Hahnel | December 9, 2018 | 1 Comment
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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 here people say that they only really get outdoors in summer and typically hibernating during winter. It…

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Get Outside: The Ultimate Winter Hiking and Camping Guide

By Renee Hahnel | November 13, 2018 | 11 Comments
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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…

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Olympic National Park Adventure: 24 Hour Getaway from Seattle

By Renee Hahnel | October 29, 2018 | 4 Comments
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An Olympic National Park getaway is the perfect 24 hour or weekend adventure from Seattle. This park has it all! I’m talking a beautiful coastline, lust rain forests, and soaring mountains. You will have a hard time choosing what to do with your time… and that’s where this post comes in!…

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Top 6 Must-See Canadian Rockies Lakes

By Renee Hahnel | September 18, 2018 | 14 Comments
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If you are a fan of breathtakingly beautiful lakes, you absolutely NEED to visit the Canadian Rockies. My first visit was in 2012 and since then I have returned 3 times, with another visit planned for later this year. My favorite things to see when exploring areas like Banff, Yoho and…

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Get Outside: A Beginners Guide to Backcountry Camping

By Renee Hahnel | August 26, 2018 | 12 Comments
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Sleeping outdoors, wild animals, carrying all your gear, pooping in the woods… backcountry camping can seem daunting if you haven’t done it before. Like most things though, camping in the backcountry is something you get better at with practice and everyone has to start somewhere! This guide shares with you…

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Get Outside: A Beginners Guide to Hiking

By Renee Hahnel | July 5, 2018 | 32 Comments
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Getting outside and 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…

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How to Spend 24 Hours in San Francisco

By Renee Hahnel | June 29, 2018 | 20 Comments
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San Francisco is one of those cities that instantly pulls you in with its charm and history. I find myself visiting again and again, each time with new experiences to be had. This trip was a short one and my husband and I had to pack in as much as…

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10 Tips To Feeling More At Home On The Road

By Renee Hahnel | November 5, 2017 | 31 Comments

Home is not just a physical place. It encompasses feelings of belonging somewhere, of feeling safe, and ultimately happy. Frequent travel and road trips have a constant sense of movement and temporality, making it difficult to feel settled and at peace. Waking up each day in a new city, campground…

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