Renee Hahnel (@reneeroaming) [similar]

Travel photographer & blogger ✨ Currently: Australia ☀️

Renee Hahnel (@reneeroaming)

Living in the van felt incredibly freeing. We could wake up wherever we wanted, drive as little or as far as we pleased each day, and could choose to stay longer in our favorite spots. Occasionally it felt more burdensome, like during breakdowns or severe weather. Overall, living on the road for 7 months straight was probably the best thing @matthewhahnel & I have ever done. Our relationship is stronger, our passion for adventure fueled more than ever, plus we learned to live with less and definitely became more patient! 😜
🌲Location: Redwood National & State Parks (check out our park guide on the @drinkevolve website!)
📷 More photos from Redwoods featured in my ‘stories’ today ✌🏼
🚐 Van: @gowestycampers

Renee Hahnel (@reneeroaming)

✨GIVEAWAY✨ I love wearing @stormtech1977 on my adventures & I’m so stoked to share more of their gear with you guys! For a chance to win a $500 gift card:
⇢ Follow @stormtech1977
⇢ Tag a friend in the comments section below 👇🏼
You can enter as many times as you want! Winner to be announced November 15✌🏼✨
Wearing - Stratus Lightweight Shell & Lotus Yoga Pant 🌙

Renee Hahnel (@reneeroaming)

I grew up close to the beach in Australia and swam frequently when I was a kid. My parents used to call my sister and I “water babies” because we could stay in the water all day long. I am more drawn to mountain adventures these days... but I will always find my bliss in the water 💦

Renee Hahnel (@reneeroaming)

✨ New blog post! ✨ (link in bio)
I have been living out of a suitcase & on the road for the past 15 months, without a house or apartment to call “home”. Along the way I have learned a bunch of tips & tricks to feeling more at home wherever I travel 🌏 Read more in my latest blog post (click the link in my bio or head to www.reneeroaming.com)
I would love to hear how you avoid home sickness & burn out on the road - share in the comments section below! 🗺️
🚐 Van: @gowestycampers

Renee Hahnel (@reneeroaming)

We made it to our final national park! American Samoa - park 59/59 on the @drinkevolve road trip! I can’t wait to share more from our adventures in the pacific with you all! We should have better phone service/wifi soon, so stay tuned 😊 For now, here is a throwback to a beautiful sunset in North Cascades National Park (43/59) last month 🏔️✨

Renee Hahnel (@reneeroaming)

Some facts you might not know about me 👇🏼
• When I was kid I used to be terrified of the dark, but now I live for deep starry skies ✨
• I had traveled to 28 countries before getting a proper camera or considering myself a photographer. I wish I had better photos from those trips but I don't regret it because I think it allowed me to be more present in those moments 🌏
• I met my soul mate in 7th grade. 12 years later he asked me to be his wife. 3 years later we are living our dream life together 💛
• I grew up on a small farm in Australia, horseback riding and playing in the dirt. My parents bred miniature horses & I have even helped deliver the odd foal 🐴
• Back in 2015, @matthewhahnel and I packed up everything and moved across the world to base ourselves out of Colorado. Best decision we ever made 🏔️
• I am super gullible so don’t joke with me 😜
• I hate bullies and you will never see me use this platform to put others down or make fun of people. I believe the world would be a much better place if we were all a little more accepting ✌🏼
• I am a qualified Speech Therapist - a career I love but have put on hold for the time being 🤓
✨Share something about yourself below!✨

Renee Hahnel (@reneeroaming)

The biggest perks of #vanlife? 🚐 Sleeping in the outdoors in “comfort” and being able to work on the road. The biggest downside? Breaking down in the middle of nowhere... oh and that one time we woke up to a mouse crawling on us in the middle of the night 😶 It’s definitely not all fun but it’s part of the journey and good to laugh about afterwards!!
🚐 Van ⇢ @gowestycampers
🌲 Trip ⇢ @drinkevolve

Renee Hahnel (@reneeroaming)

Mt Rainier is one of the most magical places in the world. Check out my journey through the park with @sackclothxashes (link in bio) ✨

Renee Hahnel (@reneeroaming)

One of my favorite moments from this road trip ☀️ Big Bend National Park is an underrated gem - add it to your bucket list!✨

Renee Hahnel (@reneeroaming)

✨GIVEAWAY (closed)✨ I’ve teamed up with @stormtech1977 to give away more gear! For a chance to win a $500 gift card:
⇢ Follow @stormtech1977
⇢ Tag a friend in the comments section below 👇🏼
You can enter as many times as you want! WINNER IS @alyssamtuck✌🏼✨

Renee Hahnel (@reneeroaming)

Dancing in the moonlight ☽
✎ ɴᴇᴡ ʙʟᴏɢ ᴘᴏsᴛ ✎ Click the link in my bio to read all about my trip to Gates of the Arctic National Park, Alaska. Including itinerary ideas, a description of our Arrigetch trek and photos. We have posted more park guides on the @drinkevolve website so check them out too ☽

Renee Hahnel (@reneeroaming)

Roy’s Peak or Death Valley? 😜 We had such a great time exploring Death Valley National Park - it was full of surprises! ✨

Renee Hahnel (@reneeroaming)

We are so close to finishing the @drinkevolve National Parks Road Trip, only 7 parks to go! Thanks so much for following our journey around the country. Road trippin’ in Ruby, our @gowestycampers Vanagon, has been an incredible adventure! 🚐✨

Renee Hahnel (@reneeroaming)

Moments before the storm ⛈️ I’m stoked to announce that I’ve joined the @sonyalpha Imaging Collective! I’ve been shooting with Sony gear for over a year now & I’ve loved the freedom of owning a smaller/lighter setup whilst still having incredible image quality. Shot on Sony A7Rii, Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 #alphacollective ✨

Renee Hahnel (@reneeroaming)

For all the places I have been, I'm no place without you ✨

Renee Hahnel (@reneeroaming)

✨ NEW BLOG POST ✎ my current inspirations & favorites ✨ I’ve put together a list of some of the people, images, YouTubers, podcasts, music, books, documentaries etc. that are inspiring me right now - click the link in my bio to check it out! Comment something/someone who is inspiring you below! ☼
This photo was captured in Kings Canyon National Park a couple of days ago. Looks a little like Yosemite doesn’t it? I love the Sierras 💛

Renee Hahnel (@reneeroaming)

The perfect way to end a week of adventuring in Yosemite ✨ Wearing my @KEEN Terradora's, which practically haven't left my feet these past 6 months! #TrailFit #ad

Renee Hahnel (@reneeroaming)

Kenai Fjords National Park (37/59) was even more beautiful than I expected. The top of the Harding Icefield Trail provides a horizon of ice and snow that stretches as far as the eye can see. Camping up there felt like a dream ✨
We just posted a mini guide to Kenai Fjords National Park on the @drinkevolve website - go check it out! (link in my bio)

Renee Hahnel (@reneeroaming)

I travelled to the US for the first time in 2012. Yosemite was one of @matthewhahnel & my first stops on a 3 month road trip across the country, a trip that inspired us to eventually relocate from Australia a couple of years later. Yosemite opened my eyes to the beauty of America’s National Parks & I will forever be grateful for that. I mean, who couldn’t fall in love with a view like this?! We had an absolute blast exploring the backcountry & valley of Yosemite this last week, park 48/59 on the @drinkevolve National Park’s Road Trip. Can you believe we only have 11 parks to go?! 🚐
It saddens me to hear of the deadly rock fall from El Capitan today. I guess it is a reminder that nature is just as powerful as it is beautiful. Stay safe out there everyone 💛

Renee Hahnel (@reneeroaming)

Walking amongst these giants was so surreal & definitely not something I will forget 🌲✨
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