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.

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…

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…

Reading for the Road: Books About Loire Valley

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…

Mohinga, Myanmar’s National Dish

It’s hard to go hungry while walking the streets of Yangon or Mandalay. Assuming you don’t mind fish soup, that is. 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…

Mate: Argentina’s
New World Tea

More than a drink, it’s a tradition, as important to Argentina as mint tea is to Morocco and wine is to Burgundy. more…

Reading for the Road: Books About the Italian Lakes

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…


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