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Wild Atlantic Way: Exploring Ireland’s Breathtaking Coastal Route

By Renee Hahnel | March 24, 2019 | 3 Comments
Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way is a breathtaking coastal route that's bursting with things to do, spectacular views, castles, and quaint towns. Find out some must-see stops for a week long Wild Atlantic Way road trip, starting in Dublin and ending near Galway! By Renee Roaming, your course for trip inspiration, destination guides, and dreamy travel photography. 

I recently returned home from an incredible week-long trip exploring Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. This spectacular coastal route has it all… think beautiful sea cliffs, a rich history, seemingly endless castles, tons of cute sheep, quiet winding roads, and friendly locals. In this blog post I am sharing a day-by-day…

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New England Fall Road Trip – Ultimate 5 Day Leaf Peeping Itinerary 

By Renee Hahnel | October 19, 2018 | 11 Comments
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There’s nothing quite like fall in New England. Exploring the northeast had been on my bucket list for the longest time and I had been anticipating this trip all year. It definitely lived up to the hype and I’m now excited to share my experience and tips with you all!…

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Top 10 Ways To Make Money While Traveling the World

By Renee Hahnel | April 11, 2018 | 5 Comments
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Traveling the world is everyone’s dream right? Bali followed by Sri Lanka, then off to Peru, Christmas in Canada and Easter in Rome. Heaven! But it can seem a bit like a pipe dream. Well get packing, because today I’m here to share with you the top 10 ways to…

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Winter California Road Trip – Redwoods and Yosemite

By Renee Hahnel | January 23, 2018 | 17 Comments

I recently took an epic winter road trip to two of California’s most beautiful parks – Redwoods and Yosemite. I hiked some of my favorite trails, took way to many photos and also put together a video of my adventures (see below!) I teamed up with Nature Valley on this trip, because…

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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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My Road Trip Essentials + GIVEAWAY

By Renee Hahnel | July 24, 2017 | 191 Comments

There are items you absolutely need for a road trip (think bedding, food etc.) and then there are things that simply make your journey that little bit more special. This blog post is about the latter – items that I absolutely love having with me on road trips and that I…

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Our Route To All The US National Parks In 7 Months

By Renee Hahnel | May 24, 2017 | 42 Comments

In 2017, my husband and I road tripped to all 59 US National Parks with Evolve and GoWesty. It took us 7 months, 25,000+ miles of driving, 26 flights, and countless trails hiked. Along the way we passed through 39 U.S. States, 2 U.S. Territories, and drove some of the most beautiful roads in the country.…

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Van Life – Is It Worth The hype?

By Renee Hahnel | May 2, 2017 | 51 Comments

It’s so trendy at the moment to leave behind the mundane 9-5 and hit the road #vanlife style. I am using the hashtag instead of writing ‘van life’ because the word simply didn’t exist before social media (mostly Instagram) made it a craze. People have been living and adventuring in…

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Wild Iceland – 15 Day Photography Road Trip

By Renee Hahnel | March 27, 2017 | 150 Comments

Iceland is wildly rugged and incredibly beautiful. After visiting for the first time in the summer of 2014, I knew I just had to return. My husband Matthew and I recently spent 15 days road-tripping around the land of fire and ice. In this post I will share with you our itinerary,…

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A Guide to Camping On New Zealand’s South Island

By Renee Hahnel | October 17, 2016 | 17 Comments

New Zealand is the perfect place to plan a camping road trip. The South Island in particular is jam-packed full of epic scenery and things to do – check out this blog post for all the best places to visit. You can travel around New Zealand by car, camper van,…

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