Around the World
Top 5 Spring Break Destinations For Your Family
Kathy Stewart | Dec 11, 2014
Essentials + Advice | Need to Know

Since the beaches of Fort Lauderdale tend to offer a different variety of transcendence than the kind we're after, we thought more...

Around the World
Make Next Holiday Season About You, Not Yuletide
Brad Crockett | Nov 28, 2014
Essentials + Advice | Need to Know

Next year, why not try just doing you, not yuletide. We've got plenty of trips designed to let you to escape the holiday grin more...

Around the World
Explorer’s Index: Top Five Hottest Family Trips
Kathy Stewart | Nov 17, 2014
Listed | Must Sees

A quick glance at the B&R Dictionary describes adventure in part as, "daring to travel to some of the world's greatest playgr more...

Around the World
B&R Wins Big at PURE
Dave Bowden | Nov 10, 2014
Accolades | Media Mentions

We are absolutely thrilled that George Butterfield has won the PURE Award for Experiential Travel at PURE Life Experiences. more...

Profile
Experts + Insiders: John Lansdell
Dave Bowden | Nov 5, 2014
Experts + Insiders | B&R Experts

It's a good problem for a company to have—if a somewhat strange one. As a company, B&R tends to attract talented and passio more...

Around the World
One (More) For the Road: B&R’s Newest Fleet
Chris Mark | Nov 4, 2014
Experts + Insiders | B&R Experts

In 2015 B&R’s main fleet of ‘roadies’ in Europe will draw from Bianchi’s decades of experience building racing-style more...

Around the World
7 Reasons to Fly Privately
Dan Cohen | Nov 3, 2014
Experts + Insiders | Our Friends

While bad airplane food may seem like reason enough to swear off commercial flights, there are even more reasons to prefer pr more...

Around the World
B&R Guides: Defying Definition
Dave Bowden | Oct 27, 2014
Experts + Insiders | B&R Guides

B&R guides are a diverse lot, but you needn't look too closely to see the many ties that bind them. Each one possess a drive more...

Profiles
Experts + Insiders:
Christine Tucker
Dave Bowden | Oct 9, 2014
Experts + Insiders | B&R Experts

It's a tale as old as time—or at least as old as B&R. There was Christine Tucker on a beach in Costa Rica. Surfing. Chillin more...

Around the World
Top Travel Supplier Blogs
Dave Bowden | Oct 1, 2014
Accolades | Media Mentions

"The company blog takes an in-depth look at slowing down in destinations around the world, many of which are well off the bea more...

Around the World
Top Golf Experiences
in the World
Tyler Dillon | Sep 17, 2014
See + Do | Must Sees

I don't often find myself arguing with literary giants, but on at least one topic I can say unequivocally that Mark Twain was 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...

Around the World
An Electric Assist
Chris Mark | Aug 23, 2014
Essentials + Advice | Need to Know

Electric-assist bikes have reached a level of technological and design sophistication where they are now safer, quieter and s more...

Europe
B&R Gets Elite in 2015
Chris Mark | Aug 19, 2014
Essentials + Advice | Need to Know

B&R has added a thoroughbred to its bike fleet for 2015, with the arrival of the Bianchi Infinito CV. more...

Around the World
Setting Records Among the World’s Best
Dave Bowden | Jul 14, 2014
Accolades | Media Mentions

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

Mediterranean
Explorer’s Index: Four Ways to Meander in the Mediterranean
Dave Bowden | Jun 12, 2014
Listed | Need to Know

There's something undeniably alluring about the laissez-faire attitude of the Mediterranean, making it a region ripe for mean 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...

Around the World
Great Gear: Me to We Style
Dave Bowden | May 7, 2014
Essentials + Advice | Need to Know

We're proud customers of Me to We, which blends the best of business and charitable practices together by offering ethically more...

Around the World
New Kids on the Bike
Dave Bowden | May 6, 2014
Experts + Insiders | Guide

After a few days spent with our newest crop of guides, I'm happy to report that our newest recruits are more than up to snuff more...

Around the World
B&R Partners with XOJET
Norman Howe | May 4, 2014
Essentials + Advice | Need to Know

Like B&R, our new friends at XOJET never wanted to be the biggest company in the world—just the best. more...

Profile
Experts + Insiders:
Karen MacRae
Dave Bowden | Apr 22, 2014
Experts + Insiders | B&R Experts

Like so many of B&R's intrepid world wanderers, Trip Designer Karen MacRae has never been much for sitting still. more...

Around the World
B&R Teams with World Monuments Fund
Norman Howe | Mar 18, 2014
Essentials + Advice | Need to Know

I have a confession. While we at B&R firmly believe that the open road is better with company, I have to admit that we're dis more...

Around the World
#myBNR
Dave Bowden | Mar 17, 2014
Essentials + Advice | Need to Know

Whether you're a traveller, a guide or one of our local friends, everyone's definition of #myBNR is unique—and we want to k more...

Profile
Experts + Insiders:
Lindsay Owen
Dave Bowden | Mar 4, 2014
Experts + Insiders | B&R Experts

But believe it or not, a career in the travel industry wasn't inevitable for B&R trip designer Lindsay Owen. more...

Around the World
Holly’s (Not-So) Happy Holiday
Dave Bowden | Mar 4, 2014
Essentials + Advice | Need to Know

After missing out on a December trip last year, Holly vowed not to make the same mistake in 2014. more...

Profiles
Experts + Insiders:
Michele Harvey
Dave Bowden | Mar 3, 2014
Experts + Insiders | B&R Experts

For some kids, a family vacation means a week at Disney World or a day at the beach. For B&R's Michele Harvey, it meant... so more...

Around the World
Places on the Verge: An Evolution and Education
Dave Bowden | Feb 4, 2014
Essentials + Advice | Need to Know

By expanding its Places on the Verge program, B&R could bring people face to face with the complex challenges facing cultures more...

Around the World
B&R and Bianchi: A
Perfect Pairing
Chris Mark | Feb 3, 2014
Experts + Insiders | B&R Experts

B&R's "bike czar" Chris Mark explains the exhaustive search that resulted in our partnership with legendary Italian bike make more...

Around the World
Picture Perfect: B&R’s 2013 Traveller Photo Contest
Dave Bowden | Jan 7, 2014
See + Do | Must Sees

It's time to look back on the year that was at B&R. Fortunately, our intrepid travellers make it easy for us to do just that. more...

Profile
Experts + Insiders:
Kathy Stewart
Dave Bowden | Dec 6, 2013
Experts + Insiders | B&R Experts

"It was the classic ‘What colour is my parachute?’ experience," says Trip Designer Kathy Stewart of her start at B&R. more...

Around the World
An Experiential Gift Guide
Dave Bowden | Nov 27, 2013
Listed | Must Sees

If you're looking to give the special person in your life a gift as unique as they are, allow us to present a few ideas for a 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...

Profile
Experts + Insiders:
Orsolya Kako
Dave Bowden | Oct 25, 2013
Experts + Insiders | B&R Experts

It's a not-uncommon element in the origin story of inveterate world wanderers: the travel bug bites early, and once its teeth more...

Around the World
A Season to Celebrate: The 2013 B&R Guide Gathering
Dave Bowden | Oct 25, 2013
Experts + Insiders | Guides

After a spectacular European season we had a lot to celebrate this year, and we did it in typical B&R style at our annual Gui more...

Profile
Experts + Insiders: Tom Abraham
Dave Bowden | Sep 26, 2013
Experts + Insiders | B&R Experts

After a youth spent staring at National Geographic puzzles, it comes as no surprise that Tom Abraham now finds himself a B&R 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...

Around the World
Ode to the Club Sandwich
Tyler Dillon | Jul 11, 2013
Experts + Insiders | Columnists

If you want to take over the world, you really only need three things: Bob Marley, Irish pubs and club sandwiches. 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...

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...

Profile
Experts + Insiders:
Nathan Lane
Dave Bowden | Jun 18, 2013
Experts + Insiders | B&R Experts

Before it happened, Nathan Lane was starting to feel overwhelmed. It was his third day of guide training in Beaune and the li more...

Around the World
Learn to Travel,
Travel to Learn
Dave Bowden | Jun 10, 2013
Essentials + Advice | Video

We stumbled on travel writer Robin Esrock's TEDx talk and had to share. 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...

Video
Behind the Scenes
with B&R Guides
Dave Bowden | May 28, 2013
Experts + Insiders | Guides

Watch as a guide team adds "Worker bees" to its list of roles in these cool time-lapse videos. more...

Around the World
A Cast of Character
Dave Bowden | May 17, 2013
Experts + Insiders | Guides

Spend some time with one B&R guide, and you'll quickly come to believe that anything is possible. Spend some time surrounded more...

Around the World
Guide Kick Off 2013
Dave Bowden | May 16, 2013
Experts + Insiders | Guides

Our 2013 European season kicked off with a bang earlier this month with the 2013 B&R Guide Kick Off. Check out this slideshow 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...

Profile
Experts + Insiders:
Chris Mark
Dave Bowden | May 1, 2013
Experts + Insiders | B&R Experts

The head of B&R’s planning and operations department, CMark has become a one-man resource for all aspects of B&R’s Europe more...

Around the World
Young & Restless
Dave Bowden | Apr 11, 2013
Listed | Family Travel

While a break from school can provide a teen with some much-needed relief come June, a change of scenery can provide parents 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...

Around the World
No corkscrew? No Problem!
Dave Bowden | Mar 25, 2013
Essentials + Advice | Need to Know

We stumbled upon this online and just had to share. No corkscrew? No problem! 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
Experts + Insiders
Dave Bowden | Mar 1, 2013
Experts + Insiders | B&R Experts

As the blog of Butterfield & Robinson, we have access to the world's best trip planners, designers and guides.... more...

Columnist Profile
Norman Howe: Big Ideas
from B&R’s President
Dave Bowden | Feb 27, 2013
Experts + Insiders |

Butterfield & Robinson President Norman Howe will be the first to tell you he came to B&R through unconventional means. 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...

Around the World
Traveller Photo Contest 2012: The Year’s Top Shots
Dave Bowden | Jan 7, 2013
See + Do | Must Sees

We assessed and picked the best. Take a look at our three favourite photos of the year, as taken by Butterfield & Robinson tr 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...

Around the World
The Wish List for Wanderlust
Katie Marshall | Nov 30, 2012
Listed |

We thought we’d ask some of our longest-serving (and best-travelled) staff members what dream trips remain on their bucket 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
Top 10 Tasting Menu
B&R Staff | Sep 5, 2012
Listed |

Consider some of the enticements that our many winter destinations are ready to dish up when you’re prepared to visit. 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...

Around the World
How to Taste Wine
B&R Staff | May 2, 2012
Eat + Drink | Vines & Wines

We know firsthand that when you're sipping some of the world's best vintages, you want to look the part. That's why we've com 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...

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...

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...

E-Bikes in Europe!
Chris Mark | Jan 4, 2012
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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...

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...

Around the World
An Insider’s Itinerary
B&R Staff | May 9, 2011
See + Do | Must Sees

When we posed the question to B&R’s top travel experts of what’s next for them, these where their fascinating responses. 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...

Around the World
Best Hotel Spas Around the World
B&R Staff | Mar 21, 2011
Listed | Hotels

We suggest you consider these extraordinary hotel spa facilities, all of which provide their own resident techniques to help 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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