Author Archives: Megan Starr

Kirovakan Hotel in Vanadzor Review: Modernizing a Soviet Icon

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If there is one hotel in Vanadzor that truly stands out, it is undoubtedly the Kirovakan Hotel.  We have stayed there on multiple occasions and had a fantastic experience both times. Here is a quick write-up about our time there! Named after the city’s former name, Kirovakan Hotel is an icon in Armenia’s third-largest city. […]

How to Visit Lori Berd (+ Reasons to Visit the Fortress)

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A place that we find on many tour itineraries yet one that still remains an under-the-radar attraction in Northern Armenia is Lori Berd (Lori Fortress). We visited the historical site last year and despite it being closed because of the pandemic, we were still able to walk around the perimeter of it and plan a […]

Meghradzor: A Travel Guide to Kotayk’s Spirited Village

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Meghradzor is colorful, close to Yerevan, and feels like no other place in Armenia. This is a guide to things to do in Meghradzor, how to get there, and why the Kotayk village is a must-visit on your Armenia trip! To be honest, we didn’t know too much about Meghradzor prior to our trip there.  […]

Amasia: Reasons to Check Out Shirak’s Most Colorful Village

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Amasia is not particularly a place that comes to mind for most travelers visiting Armenia, but the small village in Shirak is definitely worth a pit-stop on a Lake Arpi journey or if you’re looking for day trips from Gyumri. This is a quick guide detailing a few reasons to stop by colorful Amasia and […]

5 Wonderful Reasons to Visit Odzun (+ What to Do There)

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Are you looking to travel to one of the most beautiful places in Northern Armenia? This is a guide of reasons to visit Odzun, one of the best weekend getaways in Armenia. If you’re simply on the hunt for a tour to Odzun, here are the top-rated tours from both Yerevan and Tbilisi to Odzun. […]