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Guidebook: The Rake’s Secrets of the City: Guide to Minneapolis/St. Paul (2008)
Monthly: The Rake Magazine (2001-2008)
Web: SecretsoftheCity.com (2001-2010)
Weekly: City Pages (1979-1997)
Web: established CityPages.com 1994
Monthly: Minnesota Parent (1990-1997)
10,000 Arts Quarterly
Theater All Year (ticketing and marketing program)
Solo photography exhibit, “Time Zones,” Icebox Gallery (2017)


Current memberships:

Member, SATW: Society of American Travel Writers
Member, NATJA: North American Travel Journalists Association
Foundation Member, PALAT: Professional Association of Lifestyle and Travel Writers
Member, IFWTWA: International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association
Member, PTBA: Professional Travel Bloggers Association
Members of TBEX: Travel Blog Exchange
Members of TBIN: Travel Bloggers Influence Network (#TBIN)

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


Regular contributors:

YouMustBeTrippin.com Best Western Hotels and Resorts
Travel Writers Radio Broadcast in Melbourne, Australia
Travel Writers Radio Soundcloud archives

Freelance Portfolio:

Outside Magazine “The 25 Trips You Need to take This Year”
Ultimate Journeys for TwoNational Geographic Books 2017; “Ghent, Belgium”
Great Hiking Trails of the WorldRizzoli International Publications 2017, various photos for Chapter 1, “The Way of the Pilgrim”

FWT Magazine Maritime Canada: Seafood in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia
FWT Magazine 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
Flights.com Blog Exploring the European Capitals of Culture: Wroclaw, Poland
TravelChannel.com Travel’s Best Retirement Getaways 2015
The Minneapolis Star Tribune How a Minnesota Businessman became a World-Class Soccer Fan 
(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”
BestKidFriendlyTravel.com, “Peterborough and the Kawarthas: A Family Play Vacation”,  “Hawaii Scenery with Small Town Benefits”


While Travel Past 50 is frequently cited as one of the top travel blogs for travelers 50+, the following interviews and stories are more specifically about us and our traveling lifestyle. Check out these very personal interviews for unrehearsed, candid looks at our life on the road.
Active Travel Adventures All About the Galapagos, interview with Kristin Henning
Obsessory  Life of a Senior Traveler: Interview with Kristin Henning
Finder.com Wanderlust with Tom and Kris
Mindtrekker Former Publishers Become Nomadic Travelers
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
Johnny JetJohnny Jet’s interview with Kris: Travel Style with Kristin Henning
Nomad is Beautiful  Interview with Tom and Kris
Podcast: The Gathering Road  on the Womens Radio Network, with Elaine Masters of Trip Wellness.com
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?” 
Travel Tips for Baby Boomers with Tom Bartel from Travel Past 50 Youtube.
Johnny JetJohnny Jet’s interview with Tom: Travel Style with Tom Bartel


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