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Bruges, Belgium

Photo Highlights of Belgium Road Trip

Another 90 days in Europe draws to a close, and as we poke around Warsaw, Poland, readying to fly back to the U.S., our time in Belgium seems like another trip entirely. It was a trip unto itself, as we rented a car and made a road trip out of it. One goal was to […]


  • BELGIUM (April 22, 2014) Just ten days into a three-month trip across Northern and Eastern Europe. At least that's the plan until we decide otherwise. Belgium is fascinating, a place where we've connected with family who served in the wars here, and a place brimming with contemporary art and attitude. #
  • COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA (February 25, 2014) Wherein we find ourselves in limbo for a while, supporting my 88-year-old mother-in-law in her decisions about home care and/or a move. Side trips to Minneapolis remind us we just aren't that fond of snow and extreme cold any more. A side trip to Napa, CA, reminds us we still love food, wine, and walks in temperate weather. #
  • MADRID, SPAIN (November 13, 2013)  Madrid is in the midst of  a street cleaners' strike (that includes garbage pick-up). Central Madrid is not the place to be these days, though apparently the Catalans are laughing. To think we were in squeaky clean Japan just a couple weeks ago! Although the garbage piles up, headlines here focus on the unimaginable storm aftermath in the Philippines. #

Welcome to HMS Henning

Kris writes for a couple blogs. This site started as a travel journal in 2010 and continues to include essays, poetry, oddball photos, and impractical travel notes. The other is TRAVELPAST50.COM, a site devoted to the traveling life Kris shares with her husband, Tom Bartel. Kris is currently in Europe, about to take her first swing through Sweden (and the family homeland, Skane) and then into the Baltic countries. Catch up with her via twitter.com/HMSHenning or Facebook.com/HMSHenning.

Port of Call

Kristin is currently in:
Cortez, Colorado, United States
Days on the road: 248

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