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Vietnam
An Army Underground:
The Cu Chi Tunnels
Nathan Lane | Sep 18, 2014
Essentials + Advice | Need to Know

The Cu Chi Tunnels are an elaborate underground network from which the Viet Cong launched a formidable offensive, safe from U more...

Around the World
An Electric Assist
Chris Mark | Aug 23, 2014
Essentials + Advice | Need to Know

Electric-assist bikes have reached a level of technological and design sophistication where they are now safer, quieter and s more...

Europe
B&R Gets Elite in 2015
Chris Mark | Aug 19, 2014
Essentials + Advice | Need to Know

B&R has added a thoroughbred to its bike fleet for 2015, with the arrival of the Bianchi Infinito CV. more...

Alsace
In Deep: Alsace
Anne Zakula | Aug 8, 2014
See + Do | Must Sees

You could be forgiven for finding Alsace's history a tad hard to follow—the region has changed hands more times than a bott more...

Italian Lakes
In Deep: Lake Como
Georgia Yuill | Jun 20, 2014
Essentials + Advice | Need to Know

During the last Ice Age, powerful glaciers shifted so as to create a mountainous cove that's been treasured by mankind ever s more...

Around the World
Great Gear: Me to We Style
Dave Bowden | May 7, 2014
Essentials + Advice | Need to Know

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

Around the World
B&R Teams with World Monuments Fund
Norman Howe | Mar 18, 2014
Essentials + Advice | Need to Know

I have a confession. While we at B&R firmly believe that the open road is better with company, I have to admit that we're dis more...

Around the World
#myBNR
Dave Bowden | Mar 17, 2014
Essentials + Advice | Need to Know

Whether you're a traveller, a guide or one of our local friends, everyone's definition of #myBNR is unique—and we want to k more...

Around the World
Holly’s (Not-So) Happy Holiday
Dave Bowden | Mar 4, 2014
Essentials + Advice | Need to Know

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

Around the World
Places on the Verge: An Evolution and Education
Dave Bowden | Feb 4, 2014
Essentials + Advice | Need to Know

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

Normandy
On Omaha Beach, Bravery Remembered
Marya Valli | Jan 24, 2014
Essentials + Advice | Need to Know

Today, Omaha Beach, which once bore so much violence, has given way to a series of beautiful, if stoic, tributes to the many more...

Tuscany
In Deep: Siena
Georgia Yuill | Jan 16, 2014
Essentials + Advice | Need to Know

A perfect medieval time capsule, enlightened zoning restrictions have helped preserve the palaces and churches of Siena like more...

Ireland
Reading for the Road: Books About Ireland
Tyler Dillon | Nov 5, 2013
Essentials + Advice | Need to Know

Building a list of books about Ireland that adequately encapsulates the isle is a tall task, but here are a few that capture more...

Loire Valley
Reading for the Road: Books About Loire Valley
Dave Bowden | Aug 28, 2013
Essentials + Advice | Need to Know

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

Normandy
Reading for the Road: Books About Normandy
Dave Bowden | Aug 23, 2013
Essentials + Advice | Need to Know

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

Burgundy
Reading for the Road: Books About Burgundy
B&R Staff | Aug 23, 2013
Essentials + Advice | Need to Know

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

Provence
Reading for the Road: Books About Provence
Dave Bowden | Aug 23, 2013
Essentials + Advice | Need to Know

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

Amalfi Coast
Reading for the Road: Books About the Amalfi Coast
Dave Bowden | Aug 23, 2013
Essentials + Advice | Need to Know

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

Puglia
Reading for the Road: Books About Puglia
Dave Bowden | Aug 23, 2013
Essentials + Advice | Need to Know

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

Lakes District
Reading for the Road: Books About the Italian Lakes
Dave Bowden | Aug 22, 2013
Essentials + Advice | Need to Know

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

India
“India-Syncracies”:
Etiquette in India
Karen MacRae | Jul 29, 2013
Essentials + Advice | Need to Know

If you're going to get in deep and up close, you'll need to learn how to do as the locals do. more...

Argentina
José de San Martín,
Saint of the Sword
B&R Staff | Jul 18, 2013
Essentials + Advice | Need to Know

To fellow Argentineans, he is the symbol of renunciation, sacrifice, bravery, humility and selflessness. In every Argentinean more...

France
The Tour de France Explained
Dave Bowden | Jul 5, 2013
Essentials + Advice | Need to Know

How did the Tour de France start? Who was the first winner of Le Tour? How long is it? more...

Iceland
Know Before You Go: Iceland Travel Tips
Orsolya Kako | Jun 27, 2013
Essentials + Advice | Need to Know

Our ongoing series of frequently asked questions continues, as we fill you in on what you need to know before travelling to t more...

Croatia
Know Before You Go: Dalmatian Coast Travel Tips
Dave Bowden | Jun 27, 2013
Essentials + Advice | Need to Know

As invigorating, exciting and intoxicating as it is to explore an unknown land, it can be inconvenient and even a little inti more...

Argentina
Know Before You Go: Argentina Travel Tips
Dave Bowden | Jun 18, 2013
Essentials + Advice | Need to Know

So, how exactly does one gain access to Argentina? And what kind of currency do you need once you're there? Get these answers more...

Japan
Japanese Etiquette
Dave Bowden | Jun 14, 2013
Essentials + Advice | Need to Know

Bow or shake? Shoes on or off? Smile or frown? (Just kidding—always smile.) Consider this your cheat sheet to mastering Jap more...

Vietnam
Know Before You Go: Vietnam Travel Tips
Nathan Lane | Jun 11, 2013
Essentials + Advice | Need to Know

In this ongoing series, we pose some essential questions and arm you with the answers of our regional experts to help you get more...

India
Know Before You Go: India Travel Tips
Dave Bowden | Jun 11, 2013
Essentials + Advice | Need to Know

In this ongoing series, we help you get in deep and up close on your holiday in India—without frying your cell phone or bri more...

Around the World
Learn to Travel,
Travel to Learn
Dave Bowden | Jun 10, 2013
Essentials + Advice | Video

We stumbled on travel writer Robin Esrock's TEDx talk and had to share. more...

Morocco
Know Before You Go: Morocco Travel Tips
Olivier Maillard | Jun 6, 2013
Essentials + Advice | Need to Know

In the latest in our Know Before You Go series, Trip Planner Olivier Maillard reveals the must-knows about the country he cal more...

Peru
Know Before You Go: Peru Travel Tips
Tyler Dillon | May 31, 2013
Essentials + Advice | Need to Know

In this ongoing series, we pose some essential questions and arm you with the answers of our regional experts to help you get more...

Japan
Know Before You Go: Japan Travel Tips
B&R Staff | May 29, 2013
Essentials + Advice | Need to Know

In this ongoing series, we pose some essential questions and arm you with answers from our regional experts. more...

Hilarious Video
Holland. The Original Cool.
Dave Bowden | May 28, 2013
Essentials + Advice | Need to Know

Dear Every Country We Travel To, Please make one of these. more...

Morocco
The Art of Haggling
Orsolya Kako | May 27, 2013
Essentials + Advice | Need to Know

Be warned: even the fiercest sharks at the bargaining tables of Europe and North America will need to master Morocco's cultur more...

Myanmar
Know Before You Go: Myanmar Travel Tips
Tyler Dillon | Mar 30, 2013
Essentials + Advice | Need to Know

Trip Designer Tyler Dillon answers some essential questions on a magical place close to his heart: Myanmar. more...

Piemonte
Immersion Kit: Piemonte
Marya Valli | Mar 27, 2013
Essentials + Advice | Immersion Kit

From the heights of the Alps to the plains of the Po Valley, Piemonte is a wealth of contrasts. We shed some light on the reg more...

Around the World
No corkscrew? No Problem!
Dave Bowden | Mar 25, 2013
Essentials + Advice | Need to Know

We stumbled upon this online and just had to share. No corkscrew? No problem! more...

Burgundy
Immersion Kit: Burgundy
Olivier Maillard | Mar 15, 2013
Essentials + Advice | Immersion Kit

Allow us to shed some light on a few of our favourite places and give you a head start for getting in deep. more...

China
The Zen of Guiding, Part II
Tyler Dillon | Mar 14, 2013
Essentials + Advice | Need to Know

Here, I continue the explanation I started in my post The Zen of Guiding, Part I. more...

China
The Zen of Guiding, Part I
Tyler Dillon | Mar 7, 2013
Essentials + Advice | Need to Know

There are a few simple skills it took a number of years for me to realize as a guide, which can create a wonderful trip out o more...

Puglia
Immersion Kit: Puglia
Dave Bowden | Feb 28, 2013
Essentials + Advice | Immersion Kit

During its early history, Puglia, in Italy’s southeast (if Italy is a boot, Puglia is the heel) was highly sought-after. more...

Biking Tips
Safety on The Slow Road
B&R Staff | Feb 28, 2013
Essentials + Advice | Need to Know

While it's true that anything can happen on the road, following a few simple guidelines will keep you prepared for whatever y more...

Tuscany
A Few Lessons in
Family Travel
Norman Howe | Feb 27, 2013
Experts + Insiders | Columnists

The first thing I learned about family travel to Europe is that matching the destination with the configuration of your famil more...

Italy
Parla Italiano?
B&R Staff | Feb 1, 2013
Essentials + Advice | Need to Know

A couple hints on pronouncing the Italian language and a few key phrases which, once mastered, will help you sound like a tru more...

Myanmar
Housing from the Heart
Tyler Dillon | Jan 30, 2013
Experts + Insiders | Columnists

Trip Designer Tyler Dillon recounts the project that brought him to tears. more...

Tuscany
Immersion Kit: Tuscany
B&R Staff | Jan 18, 2013
Essentials + Advice | Immersion Kit

Few other regions have contributed as much to our modern-day conception of Italy as Tuscany. more...

Around the World
How to Taste Wine
B&R Staff | May 2, 2012
Eat + Drink | Vines & Wines

We know firsthand that when you're sipping some of the world's best vintages, you want to look the part. That's why we've com more...

E-Bikes in Europe!
Chris Mark | Jan 4, 2012
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Argentina
A Patagonian’s Perspective
B&R Staff | Nov 14, 2011
Experts + Insiders | Guides

The mark of any good guide is their ability to take you into the very soul of a place—to help you discover, experience and more...

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Mediterranean

Explorer’s Index: Four Ways to Meander in the Mediterranean

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There's something undeniably alluring about the laissez-faire attitude of the Mediterranean, making it a region ripe for meandering. more ...


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