Matthew Karanian and Robert Kurkjian are the authors of The Stone Garden Guide: Armenia and Karabakh and provided the stories and photos that appear in the travel section in this edition of Asbarez.
The Stone Garden Guide is a 304-page travel comprehensive travel guide and is the winner of three national book awards, including an award for Best Travel Guide by the Independent Publishers Association.
The genesis of the book was the 2001 edition of Edge of Time: Traveling in Armenia and Karabakh, which was also produced by Karanian and Kurkjian and published by Stone Garden Productions. Edge of Time was a historic publication as the first stand-alone travel guide ever published in the English language for Armenia and Karabakh. The Stone Garden Guide is the most comprehensive guide to the region, and it is the most current guidebook dedicated solely to Armenia and Karabakh.