Twippers of the Week: Kris and Tom from Travel Past 50. 

Kris and Tom

Current city: We’re currently in Budapest, Hungary.

Age: We’re both in our early sixties.

Total countries visited: 59

What makes you interesting: What makes us interesting? We travel a lot and we read a lot. We know lots of things.

Who is the most interesting person you have met while traveling: The most interesting person we’ve met is Dan Buettner. He’s the creator of Blue Zones, the story of the healthiest and happiest places on earth and what makes them that way.

What is the best part about having a travel partner: The best part about having a travel partner is just having an interesting person to talk to who has similar interests.

What brands do you love: Travel Smith, Nikon, ExOfficio, and REI.

What does “Travel” mean to you: To us, travel means learning new things; satisfying our persistent curiosity.

What is your most favorite travel memory: My favorite travel memory is completing the Camino de Santiago, seeing the Cathedral of Santiago from the opposite hill.

Where and when were you the most culture shocked: Seeing cheerleaders at a baseball game in Japan.

What’s one thing you have no problem breaking the bank for when traveling: We don’t really do it often, but now and then a nice bed in a nice hotel is worth it. Maybe a massage before bed.

Next travel destination: We’re going on a music tour of the USA which included New Orleans, Memphis, and Nashville.