Letters: Trip to Antarctica? Phenomenal

I was excited to read Eddy Hartenstein's article on Antarctica to see whether the writer shared our views ["South of Everything," Feb. 15]. When I retired, my wife and I decided to visit both poles. In 2010, we traveled to Antarctica on the National Geographic Explorer. It was so phenomenal that words can't really describe the trip. Two years later (after saving up again), we took the same ship and captain to the Arctic. And yes, we saw the polar bears that people thought Hartenstein would see on his trip to Antarctica. Here's a suggestion for anyone considering taking both trips: Take the Arctic journey first. We have traveled all over the world. Since the...