Tag: Spotlight

Umbria: Italy’s Green Heart

Often passed over by visitors seeking out its better-known neighbour, Umbria rewards travellers in ways both scenic and culinary. more…

Icelanders: A Historic, Nordic Cool

Iceland has long occupied a unique position in in the cartography of my travel imagination—not only is it a stepping stone on the way to Europe, but for me personally, a stepping stone to my past. more…

Of Oysters and Pirates

In 1983, I was a young little French guy and summer time meant something to me. more…

The Trulli of Alberobello

Their origin remains a mystery, though we know one thing for sure: trulli provide Puglia with one of its most recognizable features. more…

In Rajasthan, A Range
of Emotion

“The Land of Kings.” It’s a lofty title to live up to, but to hear B&R’s Lucy Davison tell it, Rajasthan fits the bill. more…

Venetian Masks: Veiled
in History

Though they conceal a wearer’s face, the masks of the Venetian Carnival reveal an entire spectrum of emotion. more…

At Les Avisés, Modernity Meets Tradition

At first glance, Anselme Selosse appears to be a normal, even quintessential, Frenchman. You wouldn’t necessarily think him a leader, or even a character. more…

Insider’s Guide to Vancouver

Lots of cities claim to welcome the world, but few can match the hospitable welcome Vancouver, British Columbia provides her visitors. more…

A Cast of Character

Spend some time with one B&R guide, and you’ll quickly come to believe that anything is possible. Spend some time surrounded by B&R guides, and you’ll see why your belief is justified. more…

Beaune: Our Medieval Jewel

A well-preserved medieval jewel in the heart of Burgundy, wine is more influential in the history and development of Beaune than any other item or commodity. more…

A (Brief) Look at
Loire Valley History

Dotted with châteaux (castles) and besought by war, the history of the Loire Valley is long and involved. more…

Ha Long Bay: Of Dragons
and Jewels

Long ago, local legend goes, the gods sent a family of dragons to Vietnam to defend the land from Chinese invaders. more…

Insider’s Guide to Bangkok

Trip Designer and Slow Road columnist Tyler Dillon provides a B&R-inspired guide to Bangkok. more…

Barolo, The King of Wines

“The King of Wines and the Wine of Kings” isn’t just a brilliant 18th-century marketing tagline. more…

Immersion Kit: Piemonte

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 region to give you a head start for getting in deep. more…

Prague Sights:
What to See + Do

We couldn’t quite squeeze all the Prague sights Lewis recommended into our Insider’s Guide, but when taken together, they help explain why Prague deserves its reputation as one of Europe’s gems. more…

Insider’s Guide to Prague

Veteran B&R Guide Lewis Evans compiled a B&R-inspired list of things to see and do in Prague that you won’t find in a travel guide. more…

Sneak Peek: A Venetian Skier in B.C.

Venice native, B&R Guide and adventure-seeker Giacomo Fano recently published a book recounting his time traipsing British Columbia’s mountains. more…

Immersion Kit: Burgundy

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

Insider’s Guide to Milan

Let Trip Designer and Slow Road columnist Georgia Yuill be your local guide in her hometown, Milan more…


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