"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page."

- Augustine of Hippo


"And I think to myself, what a wonderful world."

- Louie Armstrong

"Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow."

- Anita Desai

"Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else."

- Lawrence Block

" Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer."

We have seen places our parents could only imagine in their wildest dreams!

As we travel, we plan to fill the pages with what we learn as we explore this beautiful world and meet its magnificent people. We hope all who stumble upon these pages will enjoy what they find here and will be inspired to get out of town!

Georgia on My Mind (Azerbaijan and Armenia, Too)

Another epic journey has come to a close and we are awaiting our homebound flight in yet another airport lounge. We are the last of our little group to leave Armenia so we have had the day free, which has given us plenty of time to talk about what we have seen and learned over…

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Ararat and the Ark

                         On the seventeenth day of the seventh month, the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat. ~~Genesis 8:4   Mount Ararat, in the Eastern Anatolian Region of Turkey, is revered by Armenians the world over as sacred and as the site…

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The Slaughter You Know Next to Nothing About

April 24, 1915 was a very dark day for the Armenians of what is today eastern Turkey. There had been rising resentment of the Christian Armenians by the Young Turk government before and during World War I. For centuries, the Christian Armenians had been part of the Ottoman Empire inhabiting Eastern Anatolia. The Armenians had…

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The Birthplace of Wine

  The wine world has definitely acknowledged that Georgia is the official birthplace of wine, so we were quite excited to get to the epicenter of viniculture in this fascinating country. The region of Kakheti is ground zero for Georgia’s industry, so a visit to that region was imperative. The road to Kakheti was flanked…

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The Stamba

It’s not often that a hotel inspires me to write about it, but the Stamba is just one of those hotels. Located in old Tbilisi, Georgia, it is housed in a former Soviet publishing house; it’s a great example of Soviet architecture. The first Communist newspaper in Georgia was published in this location. The decor…

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The Khachapuri Index

The Khachapuri Index: It’s a genius way of describing something in terms that all Georgians can understand and relate to their life. All Georgians know and love khachapuri. It’s the national dish. Georgians eat it at home, they eat it on the street, they eat it in restaurants. If they don’t personally bake it, they…

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Local Boy Makes It Big

  “A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.” ~~ Joseph Stalin Ioseb Besarionis dze Jughashvili was born in Gori, Georgia in December of 1878. At the time, Gori was part of the Russian Empire. The little kid from a poor family was nicknamed “Soso.” He went on to have more…

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