About The Slow Road
As the award-winning blog of Butterfield & Robinson, the world’s premier active travel company, at The Slow Road we don’t just “cover” a country or region; we provide you with the insight, experience and expertise you need to immerse yourself in it.
While we view the open road as an invitation, be it into a vintner’s cellar, a chef’s kitchen, a hotelier’s suite or—more often than not—a local friend’s life, we know that a good journey is made great with company. So consider this not only a resource for becoming that most discerning of world wanderers, but an invitation. We hope to see you on the road.
About Butterfield & Robinson
It’s been almost 50 years since we made a conscious decision, on the back of a cocktail napkin, to encourage people to “slow down to see the world.” Ever since, Butterfield & Robinson has been leading trips that amble where others stride, linger where others inhale, bike where others motor and sip where others quaff. In the words of Gypsy Rose Lee, a woman who, if nothing else, knew the value of doing things very, very slowly: “Anything worth doing well is worth doing slowly.” Amen to that.
About our Editor
Wandering through the worlds of newspaper and magazine publishing, Dave Bowden traded ink on his fingers for stamps on his passport when he stumbled upon Butterfield & Robinson and The Slow Road. Having hiked Ireland’s Croagh Patrick and Italy’s Cinque Terre, he’s got the walking portion of B&R’s “Walking and Biking Since 1966” slogan down pat.
Chewing gum simultaneously, however, remains an ongoing challenge.