Travel Past 50: Writing Samples and Resume

sunset joshua tree np

Tom’s photo of sunset at Joshua Tree National Park earned a 2015 National Geographic Photography Editors’ Selection.

Selected Travel Past 50 Posts

Visiting the Auschwitz and Birkenau Nazi Death Camps, Poland, by Tom Bartel
Finding My Ancestors in Skåne, Sweden, by Kristin Henning
Exploring the Rhone River with Viking Cruises

Photo Essays by Tom

Four Days in New Mexico
Strasbourg Cathedral
Two Days in Wadi Rum

Selected Freelance Clips

FWT Magazie Maritime Canada: Seafood in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia
FWT Magaine Acre Restaurant: Oasis in Baja’s San Jose del Cabo
Peregrine Adventures Blog The spirit of adventure: how travel has changed for the Baby Boomer generation
FWT Magazine Breckenridge Distillery: Out of Thin Air and Snowmelt
FWT Magazine Jaume Marin: The Guy Behind Costa Brava’s Tourism Success
TripIt Blog Budget Travel Tips for Boomers Blog Exploring the European Capitals of Culture: Wroclaw, Poland Travel’s Best Retirement Getaways 2015
(Minneapolis) StarTribune “My Good Life: Retirement on the Road”
International Living Magazine, “An Off-Season Tour of the Chilean Coast”
Matador Network, “How to Piss Off a Spaniard” and “Nine Ridiculously Useful Spanish Expressions”.
The New York Times, “An Ex-Smoker’s Own True Facts”, “Peterborough and the Kawarthas: A Family Play Vacation”“Hawaii Scenery with Small Town Benefits”
The Minneapolis Star Tribune How a Minnesota Businessman became a World-Class Soccer Fan

Contributors Best Retirement Getaways 2015 Advisors
Alternative Media Group of Australia
International Living ‘Fund Your Life’ Newsletters


The Rake’s Secrets of the City: Guide to Minneapolis/St. Paul
The Rake Magazine
City Pages (1979-1997)
Minnesota Parent (1990-1997)

More of Tom’s writing: Rake Archives
More of Kris’s writing: HMS Henning

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