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KRIS AND TOM’S STORY

After a 30-year career in publishing, Tom Bartel and Kristin Henning shed their last publication, their house, and most of their possessions. In 2010, they gave their dog to their daughter and set out on a journey to see the world. Kris and Tom combine a love of culture with a love for the outdoors. Their travels vary between long stays in such cultural cities as London, Barcelona, Rome, and Beijing, detours to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and spurts of hiking or biking in Europe, Australia, Asia, or through the National Parks of the United States.

Travel Past 50 reflects Kris and Tom’s appreciation of international cultures and active soft adventure. They’ve hiked in Spain, biked in Brittany, trekked through the Guatemalan jungle, and crawled over the glaciers of Patagonia. They’ve also spent months in London going to the theater, a summer in Rome studying Latin, three months in Florence studying art history, and have visited nearly every major museum and church in Europe. It’s a diverse curriculum, and one we hope you’ll like.

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By | May 6, 2013|Mexico, North America, Photo of the Day|0 Comments

Family Portrait, El Cedrál, Cozumél, Mexico

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By | May 5, 2013|Mexico, North America, Photo of the Day|2 Comments

Cock Fight, El Cedral, Cozumel, Mexico

We went to the annual festival of the village of El Cedral on the island of Cozumel. We'd read about the traditional dancing and music...and the bull fights. But, we hadn't heard about the cock fights until we stumbled on [...]

By | May 4, 2013|Mexico, North America, Photo of the Day|0 Comments