Travel Photos of 2014

I was really fortunate to experience an abundance of travel opportunities in 2014. This year was particularly special because I did something I’ve never done before: circumnavigate the northern hemisphere. I left Amarillo, Texas, in May and kept traveling eastward until I got back in early July. I had a lot of fun seeing old […]

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Geghard Monastery in Armenia

As best as anyone can tell, Geghard Monastery was established sometime in the early fourth century, but people had been worshiping at the site long before Christianity came on the scene. It sits at the beginning of the Azat Valley, which is outside of Yerevan, Armenia, and is surrounded by mountains and cliffs. Because of […]

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Garni Temple in Armenia

Garni Temple is one of the most popular sites to visit in Armenia and is a former winner of the UNESCO-Greece Melina Mercouri International Prize for the Safeguarding and Management of Cultural Landscapes. According to information signs at the site, the temple dates back to the late first century and was dedicated to Mihr, the god […]

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Arriving in Yerevan, Armenia

Truth be told, I didn’t have any travel plans to visit Armenia. But when I started hammering out trip possibilities with my travel colleague — she has Armenian heritage and had never been to the country, either — it became clear that we needed to pay a visit. I’m glad we did. My first night […]

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