Off the Beaten Path

Two Weeks in the Caucasus: Travel Itinerary for Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan

Kate poses on a balcony in front of the three flame-shaped towers of Azerbaijan as the sky turns pink at dusk.

If you were going to spend two weeks in the Caucasus, what’s the best itinerary? I recently visited the Caucasus for the first time: first Azerbaijan, then Georgia, then Armenia. First off — the Caucasus is such an interesting place that you could spend months there without seeing all the points of interest. But most …

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Reasons to Travel to the Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Canada

Kate stands in front of a field of wildflowers and faces cliffs and a rocky beach in the distance.

The Îles-de-la-Madeleine are a mysterious archipelago just north of Prince Edward Island in Canada. They’re isolated, hard to reach, and precariously perched in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, where the wind whips like mad and erosion threatens their existence. But these are islands of great beauty — of bright red cliffs and lighthouses, of purple …

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Driving the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia: The Ultimate Road Trip Itinerary

Kate standing in front of the mountains wearing a "Canada 2019" tank top in Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

Looking for one of the most beautiful road trips in the world? Consider driving the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. While this is one of the best known road trips in Canada, I hadn’t heard of it until recently — and I was stunned at just how special it was. This summer I’ve …

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