Hi, We’re Tom and Kris

Hi, We’re Tom and Kris 2017-11-27T09:13:49+00:00
Camino de Santiago

On the Camino de Santiago near Puente de Reina, Spain.

Tom Bartel and Kristin Henning

We’re Tom Bartel and Kristin Henning. Through travel writing and photography, our business is making introductions. Travel Past 50, with its stories, photos, and practical tips, is our way of introducing destinations and travel business to a specific market of older adults primed to pack up and travel.

About Tom and Kris

In 2010, we left our business and home to start traveling together full time. This wasn’t anything new to us; we’d been working and traveling together for nearly four decades. For thirty years, we worked together in publishing. (Those publications included City Pages, Minnesota Parent, The Rake magazine, Secrets of the City guide book, and others.) Before that, we lived in Spain and taught English. Now we exercise our writing and photography chops by sharing travel stories on Travel Past 50.

Travel Past 50 Brings Travelers to You

Our readers and followers are our travel inspiration, motivating us to travel and share our collection of stories and images. We concentrate on destinations and experiences many in our age group desire: historic sites, national parks, cities and cultural destinations, food and drink, active travel, and personal connections. We also contribute practical information and resources to promote an easy-going travel lifestyle. In short, we provide content geared for mature, active, and inquisitive travelers.

Work With Us

We combine our professional background in journalism and marketing with our firsthand travel experience to bring our partners original, multi-platform media packages. We’re enthusiastic about providing custom stories for Travel Past 50 and other print and online publications, and building reach and engagement through social media.

Let us propose a custom program for you, featuring your best assets.

READ MORE: Kris and Tom in the News

See “My Good Life: Retirement on the Road,” an essay about our transition to travel that appeared in the (Minneapolis) Star Tribune in March 2015.

Tom (at) travelpast50 (dot) com
Kristin (at) travelpast50 (dot) com