Kris and Tom in the News

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North American Travel Journalists Association 2016 Awards for Excellence in Travel Journalism

  • Gold Award Photography: U.S. National Parks Services Centennial Celebration, Tom Bartel, “Sunset, Keys View, Joshua Tree National Park,”
  • Silver Award Special Focus Travel Articles: 50+ Travel and Travelers, Kristin Henning, “Adventure Travel in Quebec, a la Kris and Tom,” Travel Past 50
  • Bronze Award Photography: Landscape, Seascape, Tom Bartel, “Sunset, Keys View, Joshua Tree National Park,”
  • Finalist, Photography Overall Excellence, “Photo of the Day, Travel Past 50” in
  • Finalist, Independent Travel Blog: Travel Past 50

Feedspot Top 20 Retirement Travel Blogs
Feedspot Top 75 Baby Boomer Blogs Top 100 Travel Blogs You Should Be Following in 2017
You Must Be Trippin (Best Western blog) Welcome Kris and Tom to the BW Travel Zone
Discover Corp Best Travel Blogs for Couples in 2017
ElderTrek’s Trek Talk Blog Top Five Senior Travel Blogs
Trekking in Nepal Our Favorite Hiking Blogs of 2016
National Geographic Photo Contest 2015 Editors’ Favorite
Flipkey by TripAdvisor Top 20 Baby Boomer Travel Bloggers to Follow in 2015

Memberships and Industry Activity

Current memberships:

Member, North American Travel Journalists Association
Member, Society of American Travel Writers
Member, IFWTWA: International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association
Member, Professional Travel Bloggers Association
Members of Travel Blog Exchange TBEX

Former members of, and awarded editorial and design honors from:

Minnesota Newspaper Association
Association of Alternative Newsweeklies
Parenting Publications of America (now Parenting Media Association)
Minnesota Magazine and Publishing Association
Society of Professional Journalists

In the Media

Travel Writers Radio Special Visit to Ubud, Bali (SoundCloud)
Trip Advisor 20 Boomer Bloggers Having More Fun than Millennials
Stride Travel The Most Popular Trends in Baby Boomer Travel
Tripedia Interview with Kristin Henning
One Road at a Time On the Path of Redefining Retirement
The Expat Chat Interview with Podcaster Tony Argyle Why 50 is the New 30 For Travelers
The Budget-Minded Traveler Podcast Long-Term Travel in Retirement with Kris and Tom from Travel Past 50
Nomad is Beautiful Interview with Tom and Kris
Podcast: The Gathering Road on the Womens Radio Network, with Elaine Masters of Trip
Rudy Maxa’s World (October 26, 2013, broadcast and podcast; minute :33)
Rudy Maxa’s World (January 10, 2015, broadcast and podcast; minute 4:00)
Trekity, Daily Travel Ideas for Women, “Is Senior Travel the Fountain of Youth?”
My Faces and Places, “24 Baby Boomer Travel Experts Reveal their Favourite 3 Destinations”