Entries by Kenton Krueger

Where ‘Lands End’ and Eagles Soar

Way out on the southern tip of the Kenai Peninsula, near the town of Homer, Alaska, you’ll find the Homer Spit. The ‘Spit’ is a four-and-a-half mile long piece of land jutting out into Kachemak Bay.   It is home to the Homer Boat Harbor, which contains both deep and shallow water docks serving up […]

Katmai Dates Confirmed for Summer and Fall Tours

Dates for Backcountry Journeys 2020 Katmai wilderness camping-based photo tours are set!  Brown Bears of Katmai in Summer  July 10th to 14th   Brown Bears of Katmai in the Fall will have three date options to choose from:  September 8th to 12th September 11th to 15th  September 16th to 20th.  Important! The above-listed dates are […]

Chicago & Miami Lightroom Workshops

The first round of Backcountry Journeys’ “Lightroom: Beginner to Expert”  courses are fast approaching, meaning that if you’d like to attend one of these sessions it would be best to book your spot today, before its too late!   We hope that everyone in-and-near the Chicago area is excited about February 8th & 9th, and the chance […]

Refer a Friend – Earn $250 Trip Credit

We LOVE our guests, and today we’re announcing a brand new program that will help us prove that affection! There is simply no advertising Backcountry Journeys can buy that will ever be as effective as word-of-mouth recommendations. We appreciate our loyal guests and recognize that you have always been enthusiastic about telling friends about us. […]

Canon EF Dead? Hardly…

The news hit like a ton of bricks. Especially for folks who read only headlines.  There it was, “Canon is no longer going to develop new EF lenses, choosing instead to focus their efforts towards their mirrorless RF lineup.”  The horror! The death of DSLR and the rise of Mirrorless is complete! They’re admitting it! […]

Get Your Backcountry Journeys Trip Catalog 

Backcountry Journeys’ Trip Catalog (in pdf form) has been updated for 2020 and is ready to download, free of charge.  Our Trip Catalog will include all of our hand-selected photo tour options in a single, easy to navigate document.  Utilize this Trip Catalog at your convenience in order to access even more details about our […]

White Sands is now a National Park – What’s the Difference?

White Sands National Monument is now a National Park! Located in southern New Mexico’s Tularosa Basin, at the base of the Sacramento Mountains and near the town of Alamogordo and Holloman Air Force Base, White Sands has been protected as a National Monument since the Hoover Administration (1933 for our younger readers). Its 275 square miles of undulating, […]

Oh, The Places We’ll Eat: The Pump House – Fairbanks

Grab a seat at any one of the authentic wooden tables at Fairbanks’ Pump House Restaurant & Saloon, and you’ll take a leap back in time to the days of the famed Alaskan “Gold Rush.”  Alaska’s Victorian era has been on display here, everywhere you look, since this old 1930s pumping station was rebuilt into […]

New Year’s Resolution: Carbon Neutral (Or, Better)

As we close the book on 2019, here at Backcountry Journeys we look back and give thanks on a very happy, healthy and successful year that is coming to an end. At the same time, we are looking forward to the coming year with anticipation and excitement for all of the wonderful adventures awaiting us. […]

Happy New Year!

‘Baby New Year’ is a common symbol used for the New Year holiday. You know the image, it is of a baby dressed in a diaper, a hat, and a sash. Mythology has it that this baby grows through the year, all the way to old age by years end, where he then hands over […]

He who Kills with one Leap

Imagine yourself alone on a tin boat, floating along a quiet, muddy river, deep inside Brazil’s Pantanal wetlands.  The air is calm and warm and it is quiet. An eerie feeling wafts through the air, it is clear that something is out there. You know what is out there, in fact, you’re here to find […]

New Workshop: Adobe Lightroom: Beginner to Expert

Backcountry Journeys is thrilled to announce today another addition to our photography-based offerings.  This time, it is not a new world-class destination. Instead, we’re coming to you!  Post-processing and editing are as important to quality photography as properly exposing an image in the field. Yet, many photographers find themselves overwhelmed by seemingly complex software applications […]