Carrying the imprimatur of not only National Geographic but also that of Dr. Jane Goodall, this trip to the great white north promises to bring you closer to a profound understanding of the natural world. Did we mention the polar bears yet? Spend five days in Churchill—nicknamed the Polar Bear Capital of the World—a small town set on the permafrost beside Hudson Bay. You’ll learn about and meet the First Nations people who live in the region and explore the town’s significance in colonial and military history. Weather permitting, you may also catch sight of the northern lights, as the night sky glows and wavers with color. During the days, you’ll have the opportunity to observe the adorable-looking vicious carnivores that lumber to the coast every fall to wait for the bay to freeze so their winter hunting season can begin. Get close enough (from the safety of a Tundra Buggy) to observe them as they lounge, pace, and play here in the northern reaches of North America, waiting for the ice to form.