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My name is Rebecca and I am the creator this blog, Roam Free Rebecca. I am a travel & outdoors photographer and an avid wanderer, and I created this blog to empower you to explore the outdoors, travel fearlessly, seek out adventure, and learn how to improve your photography along the way.

If you are a brand and you are looking for a photographer or blogger to help with content creation in photography or video, influencer marketing, or you need help growing your own brand, I am happy to help.

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I grew up in Oregon, which gave me a love of the outdoors, and I was born in Germany, which instilled a love of travel in me at an early age. I first took up photography in high school to document my family travels, teaching myself photography basics to share my experiences outdoors and abroad.

In college I studied Biology, all set to continue on the family path to becoming a doctor. I dabbled in photography on the side, working as a newspaper photographer, and I even did an internship with a wedding photographer. But come graduation time, I realized I didn’t want photography to be just a hobby for the rest of my life.

After college I moved to the U.K. to study wildlife and macro photography, and I also started on the pathway of becoming a filmmaker. After I graduated, I moved back to the Pacific Northwest, where I began to see the incredible landscapes I grew up with with a different eye than before. Travel & outdoors photography quickly became my main calling.

I worked a design job to pay the bills, but I went out every weekend to take photographs, growing my skills in the field and at home in my editing. A few years later, I had finally built up my business to a point where I could jump into photography as my full time job. Now I spend my days adventuring, working with brands, editing photographs, writing blogs, and sharing my experiences on social media. Thank you for being part of my journey. Now let’s go out and explore!

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This blog documents my solo travel adventures throughout the United States, US National Parks, and around the world. I created this blog to empower you to travel fearlessly, explore the outdoors, improve your photography, and live your most beautiful life, filled with adventure and passion.

I’m passionate about helping women grow their confidence in traveling solo, take self-portraits, and find a community of like-minded adventurers.

This blog is where you can read National Park travel, USA travel, and World travel destination guides and travel tips to plan your own adventures. I also share tips to help you improve your travel photography, learn outdoor skills, discover new types of adventure travel, and more!

Thank you for for being here!

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