Author Archives: 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.

USA TODAY: World-Famous Wines in Bordeaux

“Among the vines are those of Chateau Petrus, possibly the world’s most exclusive and expensive wine.” more…

Rave Reviews: Provence

Check out what some of our amazing travellers have to say about the land of lavender fields, Provence. more…

An Experiential Gift Guide

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 an experience they’ll never forget. more…

NYTimes: I Sing the Bike Electric

“This was why I was enchanted, a while back, to notice that some bike tour outfits, like Butterfield & Robinson, were offering electric motorized bikes or e-bikes…” more…

Q&A: Zita Cobb,
Fogo Island Inn

When Zita Cobb went back to Fogo, the tiny island of her birth just off the coast of Newfoundland, she returned with not just an executive pedigree, but a vision. more…

Virtuoso Life: The
Line on Lima

Chef Brisa Deneumostier’s well-traveled career has taken her from Copenhagen’s Noma to top kitchens in New York, Phuket, Lebanon and beyond. more…

Financial Times: The Galapagos by Land and Sea

“What isn’t open to debate, however, is the man to call for intelligent, low-impact access (to the Galapagos Islands)…” more…

Experts + Insiders:
Orsolya Kako

It’s a not-uncommon element in the origin story of inveterate world wanderers: the travel bug bites early, and once its teeth have sunk in, it stays for years, decades, and often a lifetime. more…

A Season to Celebrate: The 2013 B&R Guide Gathering

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 Guide Gathering in Alsace. more…

Q&A With David Butterfield

It’s been 26 years since David Butterfield first set foot in Burgundy, and boy how times have changed. more…

Provence: A Light
That Inspires

“(Provence) has a certain elegance in the presentation of itself,” says B&R guide and Provence specialist Thilo Erhardt. more…

Myanmar Through
Tyler’s Eyes

B&R Trip Designer and Myanmar specialist Tyler Dillon shares his passion for the country where he says “magic still exists.” more…

A Day (or Two) in Puglia

We knew B&R Guide Luca Pacchioni loved Puglia. But when we saw the pics he took on a trip last summer, his passion became even more apparent. more…

Departures: Top Tier
Wine Experiences

When George Butterfield, founder of the active-travel company Butterfield & Robinson, led a group of travelers on a bespoke wine-focused trip through Germany and France earlier this year, he knew he was onto something special. more…

Experts + Insiders: Tom Abraham

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

World’s Greatest Dream Trips: Iceland With B&R

“Nowhere seems more desolate and ethereal than the volcanic landscape of western Iceland. I’d take a guided tour with Butterfield & Robinson…” writes Travel + Leisure’s Lindsey Olander. more…

Pintxos, the Tapas of the Basque Country

As a general rule, we don’t often advocate eating a food whose name derives from the words “thorn” or “spike.” But when staring down pintxos in Rioja, well… what is it they say about rules? more…

Provence Olive Oil

The Greeks believed that the cultivation of the olive tree was the hallmark of a civilized society, and they may have been on to something. more…

Experts + Insiders: Jane Eyre-Renard

Don’t let the accent fool you: while Jane Eyre-Renard may not have been born among Burgundy’s vines, her pedigree is beyond reproach. more…

Killary Fjord Shellfish

Gazing out at Killary Harbour, two thoughts immediately spring to mind. “Wow, this is gorgeous” is usually the first one, followed closely by, “What the hell are all those things in the water?” more…


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