“But Red,” you say, “An elephant is not a place!”
My answer: It is if you are riding it!
I’ve only ever been on an Indian elephant, but I’ve done that twice. Most notably was the summer I turned 15. We were living in Sri Lanka and had decided to take a short family vacation to the southwest coast, where the resorts are. We would drive down the day before my birthday, stay the whole next day and spend the night, and drive home the day after.
Our trip was extended, not by our choice.