It’s 5:15 in the morning and Britt and I are flying down the main road to Kanha National Park in an open-top safari jeep. The crisp 45 degree air is stinging our cheeks, but other than that we remain warm because our thoughtful guides have given us blankets to bundle up with. The park doesn’t … More Safari

Tea with Tara

As I mentioned in an earlier post, we made a new friend while on safari. Tara, a 52 year-old Asian elephant lives at Kipling Camp, and we had the chance to spend some time with her over a bath and some tea. We met with Tara at her custom-made shelter, and climbed on her back … More Tea with Tara

Kipling Camp

After 20 hours of travel time we finally arrived at Kipling Camp in Kanha, India. Situated on the outskirts of Kanha National Park, Kipling Camp was started in 1982 by a family of British conservationists. The camp is named after Rudyard Kipling, who is the author of The Jungle Book. This jungle is actually where … More Kipling Camp

Where’s the Beef?

It’s funny how you don’t crave something until you can’t have it. As they say, “you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone.” This is true for many things here in India. We miss being able to drive ourselves anywhere we want, whenever we want. We miss being able to walk down a street … More Where’s the Beef?