If, like me, you like to travel, there’s probably one, particular place away from home that just seems to stick in your heart and head; the one spot where your wanderlust was first awakened.
Perhaps as a child your family took you on a summer road trip to Grand Canyon National Park; or as a college student, you backpacked around Europe for a while. My particular place is Churchill, Manitoba, Canada. It was there that I first traveled outside of the United States, and it was there where I saw my first polar bear in the wild. After that, I knew my life would never be the same.
Since the first time I traveled to Churchill in the fall of 2002, it has become my Comeback Country. I visited it again in February 2008 to see its winter northern lights; returned in summer 2008 to view its beluga whales; and in fall of 2012, I made a 10-year anniversary trip to again spend time with its polar bears.
On October 11, 2014, Natural Habitat Adventures will be kicking off another new, polar bear tour season in Churchill. I hope you’re fortunate enough to be on one of those trips this year. But if you’ll be sitting this one out, please join me on this seasonal journey below, through some of my polar bear and Churchill photos.
Here’s to finding your true places and natural habitats,
A multiple award-winning author and writer specializing in nature-travel topics and environmental issues, Candice has traveled around the world, from the Arctic Circle to Antarctica, and from New Zealand to Scotland's far northern, remote regions. Her assignments have been equally diverse, from covering Alaska’s Yukon Quest dogsled race to writing a history of the Galapagos Islands to describing and photographing the national snow-sculpting competition in her home state of Wisconsin.In addition to being a five-time book author, Candice's work has also appeared in several national and international publications, such as "The Huffington Post" and "Outside Magazine Online." To read her web columns and see samples of her nature photography, visit her website at www.candiceandrews.com and like her Nature Traveler Facebook page at www.facebook.com/naturetraveler.
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