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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.

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…

Top Travel Supplier Blogs

“The company blog takes an in-depth look at slowing down in destinations around the world, many of which are well off the beaten path.” more…

Yahoo Travel: Taking a Walking Tour…

For those who think walking tours sound like a snoozefest, B&R’s “Indochina Active: Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam” will make you reconsider your stance. 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…

Service-Boosting Extras

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

T+L: Best Adventure Travel Destinations

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

In Pictures: Alsace & Champagne

In the home of Moet, Dom Perignon and Anselme Selosse, wine is king. (But the food, history and biking are certainly nothing to scoff at.) more…

Westways Magazine: Healing Waters

“Blame it on Bill Murray… It started, innocently enough, as a bike trip with Butterfield & Robinson, that upscale globe-trotting group…” more…

DuJour: Balloon Rides in Bagan

“Among high-end Western operators, Butterfield & Robinson has considerable in-country experience to go along with its overall solid reputation.” 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…

Biking Ontario’s Wine Country

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

Benvenuti in Puglia

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 century churches? 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…

CN Traveler: Bike Tours That Wine and Dine You

“A newly added week-long excursion through Chile offers a moderate pace through wine country…” more…

#myBNR: Iceland

In Iceland, the sense that you are in the company of the elves, trolls and the sword-wielding heroes of Viking legend is impossible to shake. more…

Experts + Insiders:
Christina Cain

B&R guide turned Trip Designer Christina Cain has once again found herself the perfect fit for B&R’s growing team. more…

Explorer’s Index: Four Ways to Meander in the Mediterranean

There’s something undeniably alluring about the laissez-faire attitude of the Mediterranean, making it a region ripe for meandering. more…


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