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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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Inca Storehouses, Ollantaytambo, Peru

Throughout their empire, the Incas built storehouses for food, clothing, tools, and weapons, like these above Ollantaytambo. The Incan people were expected to fill the storage when times were good, and freely draw upon them in lean times or times [...]

Camino de Santiago Marker, Logroño, La Rioja

Logroño's Camino de Santiago markers are a little more detailed than most. The entire route of the so-called Camino Francés--the French Route--of the Camino de Santiago is marked with yellow arrows. In the 800km we walked from Saint [...]

Breakfast and Lunch in the Middle of Madrid

It's impossible for us to even think of Spain without Spanish food being at the top of mind. In particular, I'm partial to a Madrid breakfast, especially of the characteristic churros, which are sort of a Spaniard's answer to the French croissant.

By |February 17, 2013|Eat Drink Stay, Europe, Spain|0 Comments

Window at Pablo Neruda’s Home, Santiago

Pablo Neruda wasn't satisfied with normal bars on the windows of his home in Santiago. So he replaced them with fanciful grates like this one, and others of various mythical characters, and representations of his lover. This is the last [...]

By |February 16, 2013|Chile, Photo of the Day, South America|0 Comments

The Poet Pablo Neruda’s Desk at Isla Negra, Chile

Pablo Neruda had three homes in Chile. This is the view from his writing desk at the home he called Isla Negra--the Black Island. It's not on an island, but instead on the coast south of Valparaiso. Like all of [...]

By |February 14, 2013|Chile, Photo of the Day, South America|0 Comments