Armenia is the first recommended travel destination in the Forbes magazine’s Best Places To Tra vel In 2023 article.
“Armenia is a beautiful country with a rich history and culture. It’s home to stunning landscapes, including the Caucasus Mountains and Lake Sevan, as well as many ancient architectural wonders, such as the Temple of Garni and the Monastery of Haghpat—some of which are recognized by UNESCO. And if you’re big into the outdoors, you can enjoy nearly as much hiking as your heart desires on the 861 kilometers (535 miles) of the Transcaucasian Trail that runs through Armenia.
The country is also known for its delicious cuisine, which features a variety of fresh herbs and spices. If you’re into food, don’t miss the Armenian specialties of khash (a rich bone-broth), dolma (stuffed grape leaves), manti (baked dumplings) and, of course, homemade pickles with every meal. Rewards Spotlight: Yerevan is home to a few chain hotels including the Holiday Inn Yerevan-Republic Square which can be booked starting at around 15,000 IHG One Rewards points per night. With cash rates at this amazingly and centrally located property often reaching $180 per night or more, this is a great use for your IHG points,” Forbes said in the article.