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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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Reading for the Road: Books About Normandy

Many of these works capture the special qualities of a particular region and will provide you a much deeper sense of history and its people. more…

Reading for the Road: Books About Provence

Many of these works capture the special qualities of a particular region and will provide you a much deeper sense of history and its people. more…

Reading for the Road: Books About the Amalfi Coast

Many of these works capture the special qualities of a particular region and will provide you a much deeper sense of history and its people. more…

Reading for the Road: Books About Puglia

Many of these works capture the special qualities of a particular region and will provide you a much deeper sense of history and its people. more…

Limoncello: Authentically Amalfitano

A tart, refreshing and infinitely satisfying after-dinner liquer, limoncello provides the perfect end to a hot Amalfi day. more…

Rave Reviews: Burgundy

Whether you’ve been working at something for five minutes or five decades, it’s always nice to hear an encouraging word (or two). more…


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