Author Archives: Aram Vardanyan

17 Places to Stop on a Yerevan to Gyumri Road Trip (+ Map)

Dashtadem Fortress

Armenia is filled with mind-blowing road trips and on those road trips, you will find plenty of places to stop and break up the journey. These are the best stops to make on a Yerevan to Gyumri road trip. While there are a couple of routes that will take one to Gyumri from Yerevan, we […]

11 Best Things to Do in Tsaghkadzor (All Seasons Guide)

There are several fantastic places to visit in Armenia, but perhaps none are as renowned during the winter as Tsaghkadzor, the country’s ski capital.  This is a guide of things to do in Tsaghkadzor, including places to eat and cultural events happening throughout the year. If you have any suggestions for what to do in […]

Making (and Eating!) Sweet Sujukh at Tatoents Qotuk in Ashtarak

Tatoents Qotuk

It always amazes me how undiscovered Ashtarak is, particularly in the older part of the city. It is not uncommon to be able to get lost in its narrow streets, stumble upon monuments, and see old homes with traditional Armenian architecture. Perhaps this is part of the allure of Ashtarak… On each of these narrow […]

Under the Walnut Tree: Armenia in a ‘Nutshell’ in Yeghegnadzor

Under the Walnut Tree Guesthouse in Yeghegnadzor-13

Armenia has no shortage of fantastic places to visit, whether it be landmarks, guesthouses, or delicious restaurants. But, very few places can offer an entire glimpse into a country the way Under the Walnut Tree guesthouse in Yeghegnadzor does. This is a recap about my stay at Under the Walnut Tree in Yeghegnadzor, the masterclasses […]

30 Incredible & Worthwhile Things to Do in Vanadzor

Armenia’s third-largest city and one of its most diverse is definitely Vanadzor in the Lori Province. And, these are some of the best things to do in Vanadzor. Did we miss any amazing places to visit in Vanadzor, Armenia? Let us know your favorite Vanadzor attractions in the comments. Thanks! *We often mention booking a […]