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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.

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…

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…


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