Author Archives: B&R Staff

Where to Eat: San Sebastian Restaurants

In the latest installment of our Where to Eat series, we recommend a few of our favourite San Sebastian restaurants. more…

Where to Eat: Beaune Restaurants

A varied and distinguished contingent of Beaune restaurants make the local fare served on a plate almost as enjoyable as that served in a bottle. more…

Departures Magazine:
B&R’s “Man in Africa”

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

How to Order a Vienna Coffee

Simply asking for a cup of coffee in Vienna won’t get you too far— the Viennese are exceedingly particular about how they take their coffee. more…

Vines 101: Austrian Wine from
the Wachau Region

Asutria’s Wachau wine region not only boasts more than 1,000 winegrowers—its landscapes hold such beauty, they rank among UNESCO World Heritage sites. more…

Reading for the Road: Books About Burgundy

Many of these works capture the special qualities of a particular region and will provide you a much deeper sense of history and its people. more…

The Trulli of Alberobello

Their origin remains a mystery, though we know one thing for sure: trulli provide Puglia with one of its most recognizable features. more…

Calvados and Cider:
Norman Traditions

An apple brandy from Basse-Normandie (Lower Normandy), no Norman dinner is complete without Calvados as a digestif. more…

History Lesson: Bayeux Tapestry

Though it boasts picturesque homes and stone bridges, tourists often overlook the charm of medieval Bayeaux in favour of its namesake, the Bayeux Tapestry. more…

Vines 101: Veneto Wine

The Veneto wine region has developed a reputation for experimenting with more modern means of production, sometimes at the expense of tradition. more…

“India-Syncracies”:
Etiquette in India

If you’re going to get in deep and up close, you’ll need to learn how to do as the locals do. more…

French Wine Class:
The AOC and Crus

While a wine’s flavour can be quite complex, its origins shouldn’t be. In France, various classification systems exist to inform consumers of the process used to make each bottle and indicate its quality. more…

José de San Martín,
Saint of the Sword

To fellow Argentineans, he is the symbol of renunciation, sacrifice, bravery, humility and selflessness. In every Argentinean city or town, a street or a square bears his name. more…

Udaipur and the Maharanas

Derived from the from the words rana (“warrior”) and raja (“ruler”), Maharana is the title granted to the proudest and bravest of the Rajputs, the Mewars. more…

Know Before You Go: Japan Travel Tips

In this ongoing series, we pose some essential questions and arm you with answers from our regional experts. more…

The Art of Haggling

Be warned: even the fiercest sharks at the bargaining tables of Europe and North America will need to master Morocco’s culturally specific negotiating techniques to haggle in Marrakech. more…

Insider’s Guide to Vancouver

Lots of cities claim to welcome the world, but few can match the hospitable welcome Vancouver, British Columbia provides her visitors. more…

In Killary Harbour,
History and Beauty

Ringed by mountains and often spotted with dolphins following the salmon migrations, Killary Harbour forms a natural border between counties Galway and Mayo. more…

Stockholm History: Long and Proud

Let’s be honest: say the word Sweden to most North Americans and we think meatballs, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and that chef from The Muppet Show. more…

Chanoyu: A Profound Influence

Of all the art forms that Japan adopted from China, chanoyu or tea ceremony, had the most profound influence. more…


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