By Anna Callaghan | February 2, 2015
Yerevan is a place of storied resilience. Its history is haunting—filled with horrific war and disaster—and Biblical in scale. Founded in 782 B.C., the capital of Armenia is one of the world’s oldest continually inhabited cities. And because Armenia is landlocked and sandwiched between Turkey, Iran, Georgia and Azerbaijan, this city of more than one million people is an ideal place to stop on a tour of the South Caucasus.
By Anna Callaghan | February 19, 2015
Seattle’s 650,000 residents are wedged into a hilly strip of land sandwiched between LakeWashington and the Puget Sound, and the toothy Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges. You’ll never be far from water, trees and, yes, coffee. On clear days (and there are more than you’d think) views abound. To the south, Mount Rainier looms, stoic on the horizon. To the north, the seemingly always snow-covered Mount Baker and Shuksan.
WEEKEND LAYOVER: SARAJEVO
By Anna Callaghan | June 29, 2015
Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, is nestled in a narrow valley below the Dinaric Alps. The city, which was founded by the Ottoman Empire in the 15th century, is a mix of Western convenience and Balkan charm. Visitors come to feel the spirit of Old World Europe along narrow cobblestone streets, in cafes with traditional stove-cooked coffee, and to share a moment with locals over homemade liquors.