One road trip, five states!

One road trip, five states!

It was the Thanksgiving weekend, which meant a really long weekend and hence time for a long holiday. We planned a road trip this time – driving from Atlanta all the way to New Orleans, covering over 1200 miles in four days as we drove through 5 states – Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. Read more

the buzzing town of Helen

the buzzing town of Helen

Helen… a tiny town nestled in North Georgia stretching just over 2 miles, is perfect for a day trip or even an overnight stay with lot of nature trails and hikes around the town. This little town is pretty much happening all along – beautiful cobblestone walkways, artists singing on the streets, horse rides, colourful German styled buildings Read more

Colours galore @ the Great Smoky Mountains!

Colours galore @ the Great Smoky Mountains!

As soon as I got my US driving license done, the first trip we planned was to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Some quick help from Trip Advisor forum & we were set to explore this beautiful mountain range along Tennessee and North Carolina. Read more

the ‘Grand’ Teton National Park!

the ‘Grand’ Teton National Park!

This trip to Grand Teton National Park & Yellowstone was definitely not on cards for this year although it happened, thanks for unavailability of desired accommodation at Yosemite! We couldn’t be more glad, as everything was just perfect… the beautiful sunrises & sunsets, the mesmerising fall colours & landscape views, crazy snowfall & lovely flurries and last but not the least – Wildlife at its best! From bugling Elks to a mighty Grizzly Bear with cubs, we couldn’t have asked for more…

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the amazing Yellowstone!

the amazing Yellowstone!

Thanks to unavailability of desired accommodation at Yosemite, a tour Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Park happened! & obviously the Yellowstone part of the tour was the most awaited! We did have some ‘weathery’ worries but nature does throw up surprises in its own way.. very beautiful & pleasant surprises! Read more

little beauty – Vernal hanging parrot

little beauty – Vernal hanging parrot

We generally do not focus our birding session on a single species but this Sunday was different as we sighted the Vernal hanging parrot (Loriculus vernalis) – the only species of parrot found in India, and spent 3 hours photographing and observing a flock of 8 of these little beauties.

We had started a bit late this time, around 5:30 AM from Pune and with no pre-decided location in mind, it was along the journey when we decided to drive through & explore Kaldari as we had sighted a Shaheen Falcon couple of weeks back in the same region. Read more