We're Kristin Henning and Tom Bartel. In 2010, we sold our business, our home, our possessions, and gave away our dog.We've been traveling the world ever since. Travel Past 50 offers encouragement, entertainment, and information, with sharp writing, personal tales, and professional photography, for travelers over the age of 50.
The vistas of Olympic National Park are spectacular. We spent two days walking around Olympic National Park in Washington. It's spectacular for several reasons, but unusual because of the various eco systems it encompasses. Dense green rain forest, snowy mountains bare of most vegetation, a rocky beach littered with drift logs, and mountain [...]
The cliff palace of Mesa Verde National Park, the first named Unesco World Heritage site in the United States. The United States is tenth on the list of countries with UNESCO World Heritage Sites with 23. Unusual among UNESCO World Heritage countries, the United States has more Natural sites than Cultural sites. We [...]
A view to the Oceanographic Aquarium with the Museum of Science on the left, the Umbracle on the right, and the Suspension Bridge in between. Views of the buildings and their surroundings are the real highlight of a visit to the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia. When you exit old Valencia [...]
Whenever we're asked what is our favorite place we've visited, the answer is always Spain. There are many reasons, including friendliness of the people, the food, the natural beauty, and the cafe culture of the cities. But when I try to rank Spain's attractions, I always come back to its man-made wonders.
We love our train vistas. The annual late January New York Times Travel Show, with its parade of travel trends, comes around at just the right time of year. Like most Americans at this time of year, we’re ready to travel but still wrapped in resolutions and uncertain about what the new year [...]