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Indochina
Yahoo Travel: Taking a Walking Tour…
Dave Bowden | Sep 26, 2014
Accolades | Media Mentions

For those who think walking tours sound like a snoozefest, B&R's "Indochina Active: Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam" will make you more...

Around the World
Service-Boosting Extras
Dave Bowden | Sep 9, 2014
Accolades | Media Mentions

B&R manages to do the impossible: Orient each group trip to suit the needs and speeds of guests with different interests who more...

Alsace & Champagne
T+L: Best Adventure Travel Destinations
Dave Bowden | Aug 27, 2014
Accolades | Media Mentions

Butterfield & Robinson introduces riders to several of France’s legendary appellations on this casual sip-and-spin. more...

Japan
Westways Magazine: Healing Waters
Dave Bowden | Aug 11, 2014
Accolades | Media Mentions

"Blame it on Bill Murray... It started, innocently enough, as a bike trip with Butterfield & Robinson, that upscale globe-tro more...

Myanmar
DuJour: Balloon Rides in Bagan
Dave Bowden | Aug 7, 2014
Accolades | Media Mentions

"Among high-end Western operators, Butterfield & Robinson has considerable in-country experience to go along with its overall more...

Myanmar
B&R Honoured by GCSF
Dave Bowden | Jul 29, 2014
Accolades | Testimonials

The Global Community Service Foundation (GCSF), has awarded B&R its Founders Award for our work building houses for families more...

Ontario
Biking Ontario’s Wine Country
Dave Bowden | Jul 23, 2014
Accolades | Media Mentions

Toronto-based Butterfield & Robinson unveiled a new four-day itinerary last summer through Jordan and nearby Niagara-on-the-L more...

Puglia
Benvenuti in Puglia
Dave Bowden | Jul 11, 2014
Accolades | Media Mentions

Where in the world can you savor the cuisine, soak up the sun, burn off the local pasta, and view the ancient wonders of 16th more...

Around the World
Around the World
in (Many) Days
B&R Traveller | Jul 2, 2014
Accolades | Testimonials

The Sellers family gives new meaning to the phrase “grand journey”. more...

Chile
CN Traveler: Bike Tours That Wine and Dine You
Dave Bowden | Jun 25, 2014
Accolades | Media Mentions

"A newly added week-long excursion through Chile offers a moderate pace through wine country..." more...

Around the World
The Slow Road Named
Best Blog by T+L
Dave Bowden | Jun 9, 2014
Accolades | Media Mentions

Travel + Leisure magazine names The Slow Road "Best Blog" in its annual social media awards. more...

Champagne
Best Adventure Travel Destinations 2014
Dave Bowden | May 23, 2014
Accolades | Media Mentions

Travel + Leisure: Butterfield & Robinson introduces riders to several of France’s legendary appellations on this casual sip more...

Peru
USA Today: Explore Machu Picchu and Peru
Dave Bowden | May 9, 2014
Accolades | Media Mentions

"On a custom Peru family trip you spend time exploring the Lost City of the Incas, the Sacred Valley and Cusco's markets with more...

Colombia
Forbes: Bogota’s Cool Quotient
Dave Bowden | Apr 30, 2014
Accolades | Media Mentions

"For all its appeal, Bogota is as safe as most big cities but not terribly user friendly. It helps to have someone show you a more...

Vietnam
Dolce Magazine: Mandarin Oranges and Monkey Suits
Nathan Lane | Apr 23, 2014
Accolades | Media Mentions

While Vietnam offers lavish hotels and world-class cuisine, this Southeast Asian hot spot is also ripe with unforgettable exp more...

Burgundy
Celebrated Living: High Rollers
Dave Bowden | Mar 13, 2014
Accolades | Media Mentions

"When anyone asks me what my favorite all-time trip was, it always comes down to the B&R cycling journeys I've relished." more...

Galapagos Islands
HiLuxury: Natural Selection
Dave Bowden | Feb 26, 2014
Accolades | Media Mentions

Explore the Galápagos Islands—the ancient archipelago where flora and fauna reign. Regardless of all we’ve already seen, more...

Galapagos Islands
Porter: Back to Nature
Dave Bowden | Feb 24, 2014
Accolades | Media Mentions

"This is how one spends one's time on the islands: hiring boats for visits to beaches unmarked by the footsteps of others..." more...

Africa
Reunited with Rae Rae
B&R Traveller | Feb 20, 2014
Accolades | Testimonials

When six-year-old Emily left Rae Rae, her stuffed bunny, behind while on safari with B&R, she worried he was gone for good... more...

Iceland
Departures: New Winter Adventure Travel
Dave Bowden | Feb 20, 2014
Accolades | Media Mentions

"Clear, cold winter nights are the best times to view the Northern Lights in Iceland’s countryside," writes Departures maga more...

Namibia
A Dazzle of Zebras
Dave Bowden | Jan 16, 2014
Accolades | Media Mentions

"A sounder of warthogs!” someone shouts as we cycle a dirt road through low desert shrubs. “A journey of giraffes!” com more...

Galapagos Islands
Departures Magazine: Galapagos Now
Dave Bowden | Jan 15, 2014
Accolades | Media Mentions

"Thanks to new points of entry by land and sea, the archipelago off the coast of Ecuador is more accessible—and luxurious more...

Bordeaux
USA TODAY: World-Famous Wines in Bordeaux
Dave Bowden | Dec 5, 2013
Accolades | Media Mentions

"Among the vines are those of Chateau Petrus, possibly the world's most exclusive and expensive wine." more...

Provence
Rave Reviews: Provence
Dave Bowden | Nov 30, 2013
Accolades | Testimonials

Check out what some of our amazing travellers have to say about the land of lavender fields, Provence. more...

New York Times
NYTimes: I Sing the Bike Electric
Dave Bowden | Nov 11, 2013
Accolades | Media Mentions

“This was why I was enchanted, a while back, to notice that some bike tour outfits, like Butterfield & Robinson, were offer more...

Peru
Virtuoso Life: The
Line on Lima
Dave Bowden | Oct 29, 2013
Accolades | Media Mentions

Chef Brisa Deneumostier's well-traveled career has taken her from Copenhagen's Noma to top kitchens in New York, Phuket, Leba more...

Galapagos Islands
Financial Times: The Galapagos by Land and Sea
Dave Bowden | Oct 28, 2013
Accolades | Media Mentions

"What isn’t open to debate, however, is the man to call for intelligent, low-impact access (to the Galapagos Islands)..." more...

European Wine Regions
Departures: Top Tier
Wine Experiences
Dave Bowden | Oct 11, 2013
Accolades | Media Mentions

When George Butterfield, founder of the active-travel company Butterfield & Robinson, led a group of travelers on a bespoke w more...

Africa
Departures Magazine:
B&R’s “Man in Africa”
B&R Staff | Oct 2, 2013
Accolades | Media Mentions

Butterfield & Robinson creates unusual, active experiences, including bike and walk safaris in Tanzania and Namibia. more...

Iceland
World’s Greatest Dream Trips: Iceland With B&R
Dave Bowden | Sep 16, 2013
Accolades | Media Mentions

“Nowhere seems more desolate and ethereal than the volcanic landscape of western Iceland. I’d take a guided tour with But more...

Burgundy
Rave Reviews: Burgundy
Dave Bowden | Jul 31, 2013
Accolades | Testimonials

Whether you've been working at something for five minutes or five decades, it's always nice to hear an encouraging word (or t more...

Tuscany
Rave Reviews: Tuscany
Dave Bowden | Jul 31, 2013
Accolades | Testimonials

Whether you've been working at something for five minutes or five decades, it's always nice to hear an encouraging word (or t more...

Piemonte
Rave Reviews: Piemonte
Dave Bowden | Jul 30, 2013
Accolades | Testimonials

Whether you've been working at something for five minutes or five decades, it's always nice to hear an encouraging word (or t more...

Croatia
Rave Reviews: Croatia
Dave Bowden | Jul 30, 2013
Accolades | Testimonials

Thanks to our amazing travellers, we frequently find ourselves feeling very encouraged indeed. Check out what some of them ha more...

Wine Grand Journey
A Wonderful Wine
Grand Journey
B&R Traveller | Jul 23, 2013
Accolades | Testimonials

We spent the final few days of our wonderful Wine Grand Journey enjoying the many pleasures of the Champagne region. more...

France & Italy
New Self-Guided Tours in France and Italy
Dave Bowden | Jul 23, 2013
Accolades | Media Mentions

“Butterfield & Robinson, the Toronto-based active adventure company... has recently introduced five self-guided options." more...

Around the World
6 Best Bespoke Tour Operators
Dave Bowden | Jul 23, 2013
Accolades | Media Mentions

When my wife and I did a bespoke solo cycling trip though Burgundy with Butterfield & Robinson, it began with their local gui more...

Catalonia
Rave Reviews: Catalonia
Dave Bowden | Jul 22, 2013
Accolades | Testimonials

Whether you've been working at something for five minutes or five decades, it's always nice to hear an encouraging word (or t more...

Bordeaux/Dordogne
Rave Reviews: Bordeaux
to Dordogne
Dave Bowden | Jul 22, 2013
Accolades | Testimonials

Whether you've been working at something for five minutes or five decades, it's always nice to hear an encouraging word (or t more...

Myanmar
Tyler Dillon: Top
Travel Specialist
Dave Bowden | Jul 16, 2013
Accolades | Media Mentions

Today Condé Nast Traveler magazine made official what we at B&R have known for years, naming our very own Tyler Dillon a Top more...

Puglia
Ode to Puglia
Dave Bowden | Jul 10, 2013
Accolades | Testimonials

A B&R traveller presents an ode to Puglia to her group at the end of a great trip — with glass of wine close at hand, of co more...

Wine Grand Journey
Rave Reviews: Wine
Grand Journey
Dave Bowden | Jul 5, 2013
Accolades | Testimonials

Whether you've been working at something for five minutes or five decades, it's always nice to hear an encouraging word (or t more...

Around the World
B&R Among the World’s Best!
Dave Bowden | Jul 2, 2013
Accolades | Media Mentions

Readers of Travel + Leisure magazine have voted Butterfield & Robinson among the Top Tour Operators in the world. more...

Around the World
Who Sits on a Beach Anymore?
Dave Bowden | Jun 25, 2013
Accolades | Media Mentions

“There is so much more to experience walking or biking through the countryside than seeing it from a car window or lying on more...

Burgundy
Kurt Russell’s Passionate Pursuits
Dave Bowden | Jun 19, 2013
Accolades | Media Mentions

During a Butterfield & Robinson bike trip that he took in France’s Burgundy area, Kurt Russell admired the acres and acres more...

Around the World
Gourmand Bike Vacations
Dave Bowden | Jun 19, 2013
Accolades | Media Mentions

On cycling tours, rides range from easy to very challenging, and some tours offer a daily ride selection of varying difficult more...

Vienna to Prague
A World of Fun
Dave Bowden | Jun 19, 2013
Accolades | Media Mentions

Hop on customized Cannondale bikes to navigate the charming vineyards and villages along the Danube when you book the six-day more...

Around the World
Dr. Aw: Hands up,
baby, hands up
Dave Bowden | Jun 4, 2013
Accolades | Media Mentions

Today, at the age of 74, George Butterfield’s one of those people who has figured it out—how to live a long, healthy and, more...

China
enRoute Magazine:
A Wrinkle in Time
Dave Bowden | May 3, 2013
Accolades | Media Mentions

I’m attempting time travel, no other way to put 
it. I’m trying to drill backwards, into some historic experience of th more...

Costa Rica
Incredible Costa Rica
Dave Bowden | May 2, 2013
Accolades | Testimonials

When a few of our travellers wrote to explain what a great time they had in Costa Rica, we were grateful for the reminder tha more...

Around the World
Summer of ’69
Dave Bowden | May 2, 2013
Accolades | Testimonials

We were thrilled to receive this email from past traveller Bob Collins, who embarked with George and Martha on a European exc more...

Tuscany
Tuscany Biking: The Tour
of a Lifetime
Dave Bowden | Apr 10, 2013
Accolades | Media Mentions

Butterfield & Robinson is thrilled that one of our trips was once again named to National Geographic Traveler's list of the 5 more...

Peru
In Peru, New Friends
& New Experiences
B&R Traveller | Apr 9, 2013
Accolades | Testimonials

Traveller Jack Hardin learned firsthand that having a few local friends on the ground is the best introduction to a new place more...

Around the World
Enriched Services for
the Globetrotter
Dave Bowden | Apr 5, 2013
Accolades | Media Mentions

After 18 years spent criss-crossing the globe as president and CEO of travel company Butterfield & Robinson, Norman Howe know more...

Japan
Bicycling Magazine: Naked
Dave Bowden | Apr 2, 2013
Accolades | Media Mentions

"You did what?" Elizabeth asks, looking up from her newly purchased and costly looking sake bowl. "Naked?" more...

Around the World
Travel Professional Mag: Luxury has Changed
Dave Bowden | Mar 13, 2013
Accolades | Media Mentions

“The definition of luxury has really changed," as B&R Director of Media Relations Kathy Stewart recently told Travel Profes more...

Around the World
Le Travelist Profiles
George Butterfield
Dave Bowden | Jan 24, 2013
Accolades | Media Mentions

Luxury travel website Le Travelist profiles George Butterfield. more...

Tuscany
Travel + Leisure: Definitive Guide to Adventure Travel
Dave Bowden | Jan 16, 2013
Accolades | Media Mentions

Butterfield & Robinson included in Travel + Leisure's "Definitive Guide to Adventure Travel." more...

Burgundy
“Fifty Places” Quotes George Butterfield
Dave Bowden | Jan 10, 2013
Accolades | Media Mentions

B&R co-founder George Butterfield shares his favourite biking region in the world with the author of Fifty Places to Bike Bef more...

Myanmar
Outside Magazine:
Balloons Over Bagan
Dave Bowden | Jan 9, 2013
Accolades | Media Mentions

Photographer Christopher Michel recounts his Myanmar Biking experience to Outside Magazine with Butterfield & Robinson. more...

Around the World
Travel Professional Magazine: All About Authenticity
Dave Bowden | Jan 3, 2013
Accolades | Media Mentions

In real estate, it’s ‘location, location, location’. And in luxury touring, it’s ‘access, authenticity and à la ca more...

Morocco
Bicycling Magazine: Insider Morocco
Kathy Stewart | Nov 22, 2012
Accolades | Media Mentions

Planning your vacation over a family meal? BICYCLING magazine has some ideas in their "Spin the Globe" story, including B&R's more...

Around the World
Apricot Hill: Butterfield & Robinson
Kathy Stewart | Oct 12, 2012
Accolades | Media Mentions

Apricot Hill profiles Butterfield & Robinson. more...

Around the World
Travel Market Report: Tour Ops Cultivate Brand Loyalty
Kathy Stewart | Oct 11, 2012
Accolades | Media Mentions

"Tour operators are diversifying with new product lines priced both lower and higher than their traditional tours. The strate more...

Around The World
Departures: World’s Most Bikeable Wine Regions
Kathy Stewart | Aug 10, 2012
Accolades | Media Mentions

"Cycling and wine have long captured the imaginations of American travelers with dreams of gliding through verdant, more...

Around The World
Travel + Leisure: 2012 World’s Best Awards
Kathy Stewart | Jul 12, 2012
Accolades | Media Mentions

Once again Butterfield & Robinson has been included in Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards. This year we are thrilled to h more...

Peru
Luxury Latin America: Walking Peru
Kathy Stewart | Jun 10, 2012
Accolades | Media Mentions

Luxury Latin America profiles B&R. more...

United States
Financial Times: Canyoning in Utah
Kathy Stewart | Jun 1, 2012
Accolades | Media Mentions

The Financial Times profiles B&R. more...

Tuscany
The Globe and Mail: Margaret Wente’s great big bike adventure
Kathy Stewart | Jun 1, 2012
Accolades | Media Mentions

My idea of bliss is cycling through the Tuscan countryside. The landscape takes your breath away. The vineyards march in tidy more...

Around the World
MSNBC.com: Itineraries
Kathy Stewart | May 1, 2012
Accolades | Media Mentions

“Walking fever,” as Dowhan calls it, is catching on and transcends all age groups. But it’s especially popular with a y more...

Myanmar
Myanmar on the Mind
B&R Staff | Apr 27, 2012
Accolades | Testimonials

Sheila McCracken places her trust squarely upon the shoulders of B&R to discover the world in a way that allows her to comple more...

Loire Valley
Globe and Mail: Castles in the Loire Valley
Kathy Stewart | Apr 7, 2012
Accolades | Media Mentions

There's a castle in my bike's side-view mirror. But it's not just any castle. It's the castle said to have inspired the tale more...

Around The World
Wine Access: Passport to Wine Country
Kathy Stewart | Apr 1, 2012
Accolades | Media Mentions

With every sip of wine, you'll drink in centuries of tradition and history. You'll encounter wines you'd never find at home a more...

Provence
360 West Magazine: Pedaling Through Provence
Kathy Stewart | Apr 1, 2012
Accolades | Media Mentions

We set out just after dawn to get a head start on the day’s heat, pedaling fast under a tattered blanket of fog. The night more...

Around The World
The New York Times – T Magazine: Tours de Force
Kathy Stewart | Mar 14, 2012
Accolades | Media Mentions

Butterfield & Robinson takes the luxe route through North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia, with standout trips along more...

Around The World
Outside: The 2012 Outside Travel Awards
Kathy Stewart | Mar 13, 2012
Accolades | Media Mentions

B&R's new Cervélo Pro Travel The Tour Biking trip was chosen by Outside Magazine as their Best New Bike Trip for 2012! more...

France
Virtuoso Life: Better By Bike
Kathy Stewart | Jan 4, 2012
Accolades | Media Mentions

We had enjoyed previous group cycling trips with Butterfield & Robinson, renowned for its skilled guides, so we were immediat more...

Around The World
Examiner: B&R Now
Offers E-bikes
Kathy Stewart | Jan 1, 2012
Accolades | Media Mentions

Casual cyclists who have been tempted to sign up for a Butterfield & Robinson tour in Europe or elsewhere but were deterr more...

India
The New York Times:
India on $1,000 a Day
Kathy Stewart | Jan 1, 2012
Accolades | Media Mentions

City hopping by private jet, mingling with maharajas in their palaces, hanging out with world famous artists in their atelier more...

Around The World
Toronto Star: B&R
Adds E-Bikes
Kathy Stewart | Jan 1, 2012
Accolades | Media Mentions

The reality is that many couples aren’t such a good match when it comes to physical activity. Toronto-based Butterfield & R more...

Around The World
Leading the Pack: Guide Kudos 2011
B&R Staff | Nov 3, 2011
Accolades | Testimonials

Whether leading from the front, supporting from the back or smoothing the road of activity, accommodation or whatever diversi more...

Around the World
Departures: World’s Top Foodie Getaways
Kathy Stewart | Oct 1, 2011
Accolades | Media Mentions

No matter how you tip the gastronomic scale, one thing is certain: Eating well and traveling well go hand-in-hand. Regardless more...

Around The World
Destination Weddings & Honeymoons: Love at Large
Kathy Stewart | Aug 1, 2011
Accolades | Media Mentions

Butterfield & Robinson thinks the best way to travel is by bike, foot or sea. Its site is arranged accordingly, with custom t more...

Around the World
Canadian Capital Magazine: The Bespoke Traveller
Kathy Stewart | Jun 1, 2011
Accolades | Media Mentions

For 45 years, Canadian entrepreneur George Butterfield, co-founder of travel company Butterfield & Robinson, has been on the more...

Italy
Forbes: The Best Vacation Ever?
Kathy Stewart | May 1, 2011
Accolades | Media Mentions

Welcome to “The Great Life.” Don’t expect me to kick it off in a small way. This is not the “okay life” or even the more...

Around The World
The Wall Street Journal: Adventures, With Children
Kathy Stewart | May 1, 2011
Accolades | Media Mentions

From a rafting trip in Costa Rica to a campout on the Galapagos Islands, here's a sampling of ways to keep your gang's adrena more...

Iceland
HuffPost Travel: Get Inspired and Energized
Kathy Stewart | May 1, 2011
Accolades | Media Mentions

For those who want thrills beyond the edge of the earth, Iceland is calling you. Here, the soaring mountains, rumbling volcan more...

Myanmar
National Geographic Traveler: Tours of a
Lifetime 2011
Kathy Stewart | Apr 1, 2011
Accolades | Media Mentions

Biking is a way of life in Myanmar and undoubtedly the best way to soak up its lush countryside and encounter the more...

Peru
The B&R Fund in Peru
B&R Staff | Mar 28, 2011
Accolades | Media Mentions

There is no greater eye-opener than experiencing a culture firsthand—to delve into communities, to walk or cycle the land, more...

Tuscany
ELITE Traveler: 14 Days in Italy
Kathy Stewart | Mar 10, 2011
Accolades | Media Mentions

A visit to Italy offers an incredibly diverse experience in a small area, with different dialects, cuisines and landscapes, f more...

Amalfi Coast
Amore on the Amalfi Coast
B&R Traveller | Feb 2, 2011
Accolades | Testimonials

Over a Michelin-starred dinner during a B&R trip to the Dolomites, Kate MacNamara recounted how there had been no better sur more...

Around The World
Business News Network: Interview with Norman Howe
Kathy Stewart | Jan 1, 2011
Accolades | Media Mentions

Business News Network talks to Norman Howe, President of Butterfield & Robinson about current trends in luxury travel. more...

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Setting Records Among the World’s Best

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Butterfield & Robinson is again among the Top Tour Operators in Travel + Leisure magazine’s 2014 World’s Best Awards readers’ survey. more ...


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