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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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Installing the Power Grid, near León, Spain

Walking along the ancient Camino de Santiago, one does not necessarily avoid the march of progress...and rural electrification of Spain. I saw this as we were approaching León, and resisted the urge to just keep walking. I didn't take as [...]

By |February 26, 2013|Europe, Photo of the Day, Spain|0 Comments

Iron Bars, Cathedral of Burgos, Spain

The care that goes into the smallest detail of a cathedral like Burgos is constantly surprising. Often, the choir and altar of a medieval cathedral will be separated from the nave by a tall set of iron bars. [...]

Family Photo, Feria de Abril, Sevilla, Spain

The Feria de Abril (April Fair) in Sevilla, Spain originated in the Nineteenth Century as a livestock exhibition. It has morphed into a celebration of all things Sevilla. There's a large fairground, which is lined with casetas (little houses) where [...]

By |February 22, 2013|Europe, Photo of the Day, Spain|0 Comments

Looking at Art, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao

The Richard Serra sculpture dominates the Guggenheim Museum in Blibao. The most striking piece of art at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao is the building itself. The second is a tie among all the huge oxidized metal sculptures [...]

By |February 22, 2013|Europe, Photo of the Day, Spain|0 Comments

Folk Dancing on a Sunday Afternoon, Quito

If you wander around the colonial district of Quito on any weekend day, you're almost bound to run into some amateur music or folk dancing troupe doing their thing. This was one of four such groups I saw one Sunday [...]