Saturday Scenes: Sighnaghi, Georgia

Sighnaghi is a small town in the Kahketi region of Georgia that sits high on a cliff over looking the Alazani Valley.  The town was constructed in 1762 by King Heraclius II of Georgia and […]

Saturday Scenes: Waking Up on the Black Sea

A year ago at this time, I was sailing across the Black Sea from Odessa, Ukraine to Batumi, Georgia. This is the first shot I took after waking up and peeking out the window my […]

Reviewing 2012: Did That All Really Happen?

Warsaw, Poland

Thinking about the past year leaves me with very mixed emotions. After being back in the United States for over three months now, it sometimes feels like the nine months before that didn’t even happen. […]

My 12 Favorite Places in 2012

Kamyanets Podilsky, Ukraine

As 2012 winds down, I thought I would take a look back at some of the most memorable places I visited over the last year. From ancient castles and ruined churches to mountain villages and […]

Saturday Scenes: Cows in Mestia

Mestia, Svaneti, Georgia

One of my favorite things about hiking in the mountains around Mestia in the Svaneti region of Georgia was the number of animals I encountered along the way – especially cows! I found these guys […]

Travel in the Caucasus: Comparing Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan

Batumi, Georgia

My first impression of travel in the Caucasus region was a good one, arriving in sunny Batumi, Georgia to a warm welcome from the immigration officers. One night later, I was on an overnight train, […]

How I Visited Georgia 5 Times in 3 Months

I have more stamps in my passport from the Republic of Georgia (not to be confused with the state of Georgia) than from anywhere else – 10 altogether, 5 entrance and 5 exit. How did […]

Live from Tajikistan: My 10 Month Update Post

If all goes well, you will actually be reading this on or around my 10 month anniversary of traveling. I say that because I am writing it from the village of Shing, which is located […]