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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.

Colombia: An Explorer’s Paradise (Part II)

As cheesy as it sounds, there is a magic in the air. And as much as I may hate to admit it, Colombia’s new motto, “Magical Realism,” actually fits the bill. more…

Colombia: An Explorer’s Paradise (Part I)

That’s the kind of place Colombia is—this mix of modern hubs like Bogota and tribes that have never seen concrete, mere miles away from each other. more…

#myBNR: Argentina

Argentina provides an experience as incredible as it is unforgettable, as evidenced by these amazing shots from our first Argentina Biking trip of the year. more…

North American Adventures

Explore some of the continent’s most majestic landscapes by air, land and sea. more…

#myBNR

Whether you’re a traveller, a guide or one of our local friends, everyone’s definition of #myBNR is unique—and we want to know what it means to you. more…

Celebrated Living: High Rollers

“When anyone asks me what my favorite all-time trip was, it always comes down to the B&R cycling journeys I’ve relished.” more…

Experts + Insiders:
Lindsay Owen

But believe it or not, a career in the travel industry wasn’t inevitable for B&R trip designer Lindsay Owen. more…

Holly’s (Not-So) Happy Holiday

After missing out on a December trip last year, Holly vowed not to make the same mistake in 2014. more…

Experts + Insiders:
Michele Harvey

For some kids, a family vacation means a week at Disney World or a day at the beach. For B&R’s Michele Harvey, it meant… something else. more…

HiLuxury: Natural Selection

Explore the Galápagos Islands—the ancient archipelago where flora and fauna reign. Regardless of all we’ve already seen, dazzling destinations do remain. more…

Porter: Back to Nature

“This is how one spends one’s time on the islands: hiring boats for visits to beaches unmarked by the footsteps of others…” more…

Departures: New Winter Adventure Travel

“Clear, cold winter nights are the best times to view the Northern Lights in Iceland’s countryside,” writes Departures magazine. more…

Experts + Insiders:
Geoff Sandquist

When B&R began the search for a new Director of European Operations this past fall, we didn’t need to look very far. more…

Experts + Insiders:
Jérôme Boré

Born in France, Jerome Bore describes himself as “a true gastronome” with a deep passion for food and wine. more…

Places on the Verge: An Evolution and Education

By expanding its Places on the Verge program, B&R could bring people face to face with the complex challenges facing cultures across the globe. more…

Q&A with Ralph Bousfield

You could say that Ralph Bousfield knows a thing or two about safaris. I mean, you could say that. But you’d be significantly understating things. more…

A Dazzle of Zebras

“A sounder of warthogs!” someone shouts as we cycle a dirt road through low desert shrubs. “A journey of giraffes!” comes another cry on the shoreline of a white salt plain. more…

Departures Magazine: Galapagos Now

“Thanks to new points of entry by land and sea, the archipelago off the coast of Ecuador is more accessible—and luxurious—than ever” writes Departures. more…

Picture Perfect: B&R’s 2013 Traveller Photo Contest

It’s time to look back on the year that was at B&R. Fortunately, our intrepid travellers make it easy for us to do just that. more…

Experts + Insiders:
Kathy Stewart

“It was the classic ‘What colour is my parachute?’ experience,” says Trip Designer Kathy Stewart of her start at B&R. more…


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