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Dave Bowden

About Dave Bowden

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.

In Pictures: A Perfect Icelandic Itinerary

“The bottom line – we absolutely had a truly exceptional trip in Iceland!” Kind words like that are what make our jobs so amazing. Of course, there’s an old saying about how much a picture is worth compared to words, so check out the slideshow below for a little further evidence of how much fun Ken and his family had on trip. more…

Experts + Insiders:
Steve Wilson

Trip Designer Steve Wilson had his heart set on an utterly orthodox career in the financial industry until travel books set him on a path toward wanderlust. (Funny how finance books rarely have the opposite effect.) more…

Know Before You Go: E-Bikes 101

Learn everything you need to know about electric assist bikes, or e-bikes, in Butterfield & Robinson’s Know Before You Go. more…

The World’s Best!

Butterfield & Robinson is the World’s Best Tour Operator, according to readers of Travel + Leisure magazine!! more…

Experts + Insiders: Lewis Evans

It would be fair to say that Guide-turned-Trip Designer Lewis Evans has been on a path toward B&R ever since he was a child. (A little overwrought, maybe, but fair.) more…

For George, It’s About the Journey

While it all worked out pretty well in the end, when you really stop to think about it, George Butterfield had one hell of a nerve. more…

2014 Photo Contest: See the Winners!

Each year, we ask travellers to participate in our annual Traveller Photo Contest and, year in and year out, we find ourselves absolutely blown away by their submissions. more…

Aging Like a Fine Wine: Nearly Half a Century of B&R

While a steady diet of good food, great wine and miles of biking has kept us feeling sprightly, we can’t deny the truth: we’re about to turn 50. more…

B&R Wins Big at PURE

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

Experts + Insiders: John Lansdell

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 passionate globetrotters, who bring expertise from all over the world. Count John Lansdell chief among them. more…

From Puglia, with Love: Our 2014 Guide Gathering

This year, our annual Guide Gathering descended on Alberobello, Puglia to discuss the summer that was. more…

B&R Guides: Defying Definition

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 for guiding perfection. more…

Experts + Insiders:
Christine Tucker

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. Chilling. Minding her own business… more…

Video: Burgundy Biking

We’ve been biking in Burgundy since forever. Take one look at our latest video, and you’ll understand why. more…

Experts + Insiders: Rob Grieve

B&R Trip Designer Rob Grieve opens up about FOMO, the craziest thing he’s ever done on-trip and leading by example… while falling off his bike. more…

In Pictures: Atlantic France

Biking and walking both tend to be activities best done by land, but truth be told, we’ve always had a love affair with the sea. more…

B&R Honoured by GCSF

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

Setting Records Among the World’s Best

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

A Video Postcard From the Veneto

For a brief glimpse at this region steeped in food, wine and literature-inspiring history, check out our video postcard. more…


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