Here is the rough draft of my polar bear tour on the as-of-yet-to-be-submitted-to-the-SBA business proposal for my ecotourism business.
The One-Weekend Economical Polar Bear
and Northern Lights Expedition
- Friday Night: Arrive in Fairbanks. Drive to Chena Hot Springs. Spend the night at the lodge soaking in the hot springs while viewing Northern Lights.
- Saturday: Spend a second night at Chena Hot Springs just in case there were no Northern Lights.
- Sunday: Early morning flight to Kaktovik and visit "the dump". There will be plenty of polar bear activity. Fly back to Fairbanks and home.
* They aren't kidding that you'll spend significant time waiting for wildlife. Do you know how rare it is to find a bear in the wild? In my entire life I've seen about ten bears wandering around doing "what bears do". The other 100 I've found were at the dump, or raiding my trash can. Okay, so I've seen plenty crossing roads too but I'm hardly exaggerating that if you want to see a bear ... go to the dump.