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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.

Skift Interivew: B&R CEO on the Evolution of Active Travel

“One of the great privileges we have is an extraordinary base of travelers,” Butterfield & Robinson CEO Norman Howe told Skift in a recent interview. 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…

Puglia or Bust

“Long ago, I promised myself that I would take a biking trip through some obscure corridor of Europe, going in-depth over a small region…” more…

In Pictures: Chile

What do you get when you combine new world wine with an old school, European feel? A quintessential B&R trip, as these Chile Biking pics reveal. 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…

“Here’s a Hot Trip!”

Now a tour company has paired Alsace with Champagne, allowing participants to experience two traditions—and arguably, two visions—of France. 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…

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…


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