Category Archives: Asia

Take a Trip to Armenia Through These 30 Road Trip Photos!

Tatev Monastery in Armenia

I’ve traveled quite a bit and talked to locals of so many nationalities and backgrounds.  Many tell me I’m lucky to have the opportunity to travel (which I am) while others tell me they wished they had grown up in a different place and will flee their homeland for greener pastures as soon as they […]

Hiking to Butakovskiy Waterfall in Almaty: Kazakhstan Nature at its Finest

Hiking to Butakovskiy Waterfall in Almaty: Kazakhstan Nature at its Finest and a Day Trip from Almaty mountain

I arrived back in Almaty, Kazakhstan in early May for two months with the mindset that I was going to work, work, work and travel around Central Asia very little..  The trip I had planned with a friend for journalists and photographers out to the western part of Kazakhstan had fallen through at the hands […]

10 Amazing Reasons to Visit Togh, Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh)

The breakaway state of Artsakh is not on a lot of people’s travel radar because it is simply not known. More popularly recognized by its former name, Nagorno-Karabakh, travelers are starting to learn more about this absolutely stunning part of the South Caucasus and everything it has to offer from scenery to wine to hospitality.  […]

Arriving at Almaty Airport with airBaltic (and What to Do Once You Land)

Arriving at Almaty Airport with airBaltic (and What to Do Once You Land) bombardier cs300 airbaltic inside of plane

I am not really someone who traditionally has been loyal to certain airlines.  I frequently flew with American Airlines in the US because I had a lot of points with them and could cash in for free flights on a regular basis.  However, once I moved to Europe… I was in a territory where discount […]

Best Restaurants in Yerevan, Armenia – A Local’s Guide to Where to Eat

I’m just going to put it out there and say that Armenia doesn’t get enough credit for its cuisine.  When people are considering delicious food in the Caucasus, their minds drift to another country in the Caucasus, not Armenia.  But I beg to differ.  I have spent a considerable amount of time in the Caucasus […]

12 Unmissable Things to Do in Tbilisi, Georgia in Winter

things to do in tbilisi during winter

Not too many people think of Tbilisi as a winter destination but the great thing about the capital of Georgia is that it is a great place to visit any time of the year, the cold season included.  This is a guide of the best things to do in Tbilisi in winter. Things to Do […]