Will 2022 be the year for scratching our travel itch internationally? Backcountry Journeys has high hopes that it will indeed be a bounceback year, and is positioning ourselves for a year full of wonderment and curiosity towards new people, places, cultures, customs, and critters. And, being photographers driven by a desire to connect with the natural world, our cameras will be what takes us where we want to go!
Since the spring of 2020, the idea of traveling to the wide-open spaces of the world outside of the U.S. has not been much of a consideration. The pandemic changed a number of things that will never fully change back. But as we as a collective have learned, adapted, and vaccinations have become available, the idea of international travel is once again a reality.
In 2022, Backcountry Journeys is looking to rekindle our travel romance with the international world, are you ready to do the same? But first…what draws us in? What is it that makes traveling to new and foreign places so romantic, what do we get from it all?
Our adventures offer us a chance to write our story with more complete chapters. To see the world, to experience its differences. To draw closer, and to create memories that add to the richness of who we are and how we translate what we learn into how we feel. Our cameras can take us there. Traveling abroad can teach us about ourselves as we broaden our horizons by learning about others. It is a chance to reflect on what truly matters. Our hearts will buy the ticket. Travel is a reset button, a life-list checked off place by place, experience by experience. It’s an opportunity to have those tiny hairs on your arms and neck stand at attention because of something you’re seeing for the first time, in person. You may have seen it on TV, or in a postcard, or someone else’s photography, but that’s not the same thing.
Where will your arm and neck hairs freeze at attention?