Author Archives: Megan Starr

How to Visit Lake Arpi National Park (and Why You Should!)

Lake Arpi National Park in Armenia

Lake Arpi National Park was one of those places that was on my ‘Armenian bucket list’.  The remoteness of the lake and park, in addition to my minuscule knowledge about Shirak, added to its appeal and I had hoped that one day I’d make it up that way. In July, Aram and I planned a […]

Azat Reservoir: Quick Travel Guide to an Unassuming Place

Azat Reservoir: Quick Travel Guide to an Unassuming Place

There are many Yerevan day trips that garner the attention they deserve but one place that kind of flies under the radar is the Azat Reservoir and its surrounding area. We recently had a chance to visit and were blown away by its beauty, potential, and scenery. However, the day definitely needed to be planned […]

How to Easily Get From Yerevan to Khor Virap Monastery

How to Easily Get From Yerevan to Khor Virap Monastery (taxi, bus, rental car, and khor virap tour options)

One of the most iconic places in Armenia is undoubtedly Khor Virap.  This guide will show you how to get from Yerevan to Khor Virap Monastery, a must-visit place in Armenia. This guide will include details about how to visit Khor Virap by public transportation, tour, and with your own car.  Click here if you […]

10 Museums in Yerevan That Will Help You Discover Armenia

50 Fabulous and Impressive Things to Do in Yerevan

Armenia is a country teeming with history and artifacts and one of the best places to uncover this is at a museum.  This is a guide to the top ten museums in Yerevan based on popularity and number of visitors. Don’t forget that by purchasing the Yerevan pass, you will have access to over 40 […]

How Khachats Toun Helped Make Meghri My Favorite Place in Armenia

Khachats Toun Heritage-1

Have you ever created expectations about a place without having been there or knowing anything about it? That is exactly what happened with Khachats Toun in Meghri for me. Fortunately, the hotel and cultural hub exceeded any expectations I had about it and then some. This is a quick recap of our time at Khachats […]