Author Archives: Dave Bowden

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.

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…

The Slow Road Named
Best Blog by T+L

Travel + Leisure magazine names The Slow Road “Best Blog” in its annual social media awards. more…

Explorer’s Index: Six Reasons To Visit Provence

There are myriad reasons to visit Provence, but after years spent wandering the countryside, we’ve narrowed it down to six. more…

Ask An Expert

Dan Tredway, B&R’s top Myanmar guide, is happy to discuss all things Burmese. more…

Best Adventure Travel Destinations 2014

Travel + Leisure: Butterfield & Robinson introduces riders to several of France’s legendary appellations on this casual sip-and-spin, more…

#myBNR: Burgundy

There are few places that mean more to us than Burgundy, our European home. Check out a few shots that should help illustrate why. more…

#myBNR: Atlantic France

Among those in the know, the Ile d’Oléron and Ile de Ré are the most famous and fashionable islands along the French Atlantic Coast. more…

2014 Guide Kick Off

Have you ever gone to a party where everyone is the host? I have. more…

USA Today: Explore Machu Picchu and Peru

“On a custom Peru family trip you spend time exploring the Lost City of the Incas, the Sacred Valley and Cusco’s markets with your guide,..” more…

Great Gear: Me to We Style

We’re proud customers of Me to We, which blends the best of business and charitable practices together by offering ethically manufactured products. more…

New Kids on the Bike

After a few days spent with our newest crop of guides, I’m happy to report that our newest recruits are more than up to snuff. more…

Forbes: Bogota’s Cool Quotient

“For all its appeal, Bogota is as safe as most big cities but not terribly user friendly. It helps to have someone show you around…” more…

Experts + Insiders:
Karen MacRae

Like so many of B&R’s intrepid world wanderers, Trip Designer Karen MacRae has never been much for sitting still. more…


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