Ron Krumpos
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  • Los Angeles, CA
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Are you connected to the tourism/travel/hospitality industries or travel media in any way? If so, please specify how (kindly include any relevant company names/Web sites!).
Retired after a career in sales management for international airlines and luxury hotels.
On which destinations & travel topics can you advise members especially well?
Hong Kong, Thailand, Bali, Nepal, India, England, France, Egypt
What destinations are you most interested in learning about?
Czech Republic, Hungary, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
Other travel / language expertise?
Hindi, Russian

Personal Profile

Introduction: Born in Kenosha, Wisconsin in 1939. Moved to the Chicago area to study and work in 1957. U.S. Army from 1963 to 1966 in New Jersey. Married Rose Kimura and relocated to California in 1970.

Personal: The only "Ron Krumpos" on the Internet; birth name Roland D. Krumpos and in my ebook R.D. Krumpos. 25 trips to Asia, 21 to Europe, four to the Middle East, and extensive travel in North America. Visited 40 countries, returning to 24 of them* three or more times. We usually flew in first class and stayed at the best hotels in each city at no cost to us. Now we have to pay.

Occupation: Very active retirement, after a career in sales management for international airlines and luxury hotels. Rose was a flight attendant for Northwest Airlines for nine years and had 30 years in sales with Neiman Marcus. She attended LACC and College of Marin, graduating with a degree in retail management. 

Northwest Airlines - Sales Representative
Travcoa Luxury Tours - Sales Manager / Tour Manager
Thai Airways International - Sales Development Manager
Mandarin Oriental Hotels - Director of Sales-North America
Stanford Court Hotel (San Francisco) - Director of Sales & Marketing
Beverly Wilshire Hotel (Beverly Hills) - Director of Marketing
S&M Research -Managing Director

Northwestern University - Philosophy
Lucknow University - Philosophy
University of Wisconsin-Madison - Philosophy

Places lived
Evanston, IL
Chicago, IL
Madison, WI 
Lucknow, UP (India) 
Fort Dix, NJ 
San Francisco, CA
Bangkok (Thailand)
Los Angeles, CA

Relationship: Married

Our three part travel journal - geographical and chronological
My ebook on comparative mysticism
It has had more than 70,000 downloads from 41 countries.
Asia: Japan*, Korea, Taiwan*, Hong Kong*, Philippines*, Brunei, Cambodia, Thailand*, Malaysia, Singapore*, Indonesia*, Sri Lanka, Nepal*, India*, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Israel*, and Lebanon*.
Europe: England*, Denmark*, Sweden*, Netherlands, Belgium, France*, Germany*, Switzerland*, Austria, Portugal, Spain, Italy*, Greece*, Cyprus*, and Turkey*.  Africa: Egypt*.
North America: Canada*, USA (39 states), Mexico*, Guatemala, Jamaica, and the Bahamas.
Note: Our profile photo was taken in 2010 on our 40th anniversary.
The three restaurant photos were taken in 2016 and 2017.

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Rose & Ron Krumpos Dining in Asia

Dining Journeys  (part 1 of 3)


Ron's Swedish grandmother had once said "I live to eat...I don't eat to live." That sounds like our philosophy. This journal recalls our most memorable dining experiences, in loose geographic order (and mostly chronological) , during 30 years of travel outside the…


Posted on December 22, 2015 at 12:30pm

Rose & Ron Krumpos Dining in Europe

Dining Journeys  (part 2 of 3)




Pølsers in Copenhagen at Tivoli Gardens, where everyone seemed happy…


Posted on October 12, 2015 at 3:00pm

Rose & Ron Krumpos Dining in North America

Dining Journeys  (part 3 of 3)  




Posted on October 10, 2015 at 6:30pm

Early life of Rose Krumpos

   Playing with Russian soldiers in China during World War II - 6,000 miles from a homeland you have never seen - is not a typical childhood experience. The early life of Rose Yoshiko ("good girl") Kimura was a world away from California, now her home for more than 50 years. She has vivid memories.
Born in Manchuria just before the war
    Rose was born in Dalian, Manchuria - a very large port city in the Northeast of China -…

Posted on September 12, 2015 at 3:00pm

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