Tag: Trip Tales

How About a New Lang Syne?

We asked a few of our veteran guides for their favourite reasons to abscond over the holidays. more…

An Awakening Tiger

Since 2008 things have been on the go in Ireland at a slow, but undeniable pace and I have high hopes for the island. more…

Colombia: An Explorer’s Paradise (Part II)

As cheesy as it sounds, there is a magic in the air. And as much as I may hate to admit it, Colombia’s new motto, “Magical Realism,” actually fits the bill. more…

Colombia: An Explorer’s Paradise (Part I)

That’s the kind of place Colombia is—this mix of modern hubs like Bogota and tribes that have never seen concrete, mere miles away from each other. more…

Trip Tales: Chef Roberto
to the Rescue!

Chef Roberto is easily my favourite person I met in Puglia all year – and I was down there A LOT and had the chance to meet a lot of really nice people! more…

Trip Tales: The Spreewald Complot

Between two of Germany’s most famous cities lies a region largely unknown to many travellers—the perfect place to plot a surprise on a recent trip. more…

Notes From the Road: Lovingly Lost in Catalonia

Catalonia’s ever-changing landscapes are, like its inhabitants, both enduring and endearing. more…

48 Hours in Iceland

Iceland is a primordial landscape that approximates what the world must have felt like when it was first being born. more…

The Morphing Multitudes of the Galapagos Islands

It is balanced, constant, yet constantly struggling at all times. This is what it means to be in the Galapagos, a place that admits of multitudes. more…

Of Oysters and Pirates

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

Puglia and B&R:
From Folly to Visionary

The year was 1989, and I was toiling as a mechanic in our Burgundy depot, when word arrived of a mysterious new trip in a place called “Puglia.” more…

Vietnam in Two(ish) Minutes

“There are quiet pleasures to be found in a rice paddy full of workers and in the subtle gentleness of the people,” says B&R Guide Erin Reed. more…

A Riding Revelation

Pedalling an easygoing route through the forests around Beaune, I couldn’t help but feel that after six months with B&R, I was only now coming to understand it. more…

Utah Adventuring: A Stroke of Genius

Its ski hills may be legendary, but on a recent family trip I found that when it comes to outdoor adventures, Utah has much more to offer. more…

Incredible Costa Rica

When a few of our travellers wrote to explain what a great time they had in Costa Rica, we were grateful for the reminder that our passion for planning translates directly into exceptional experiences. more…

Summer of ’69

We were thrilled to receive this email from past traveller Bob Collins, who embarked with George and Martha on a European excursion in the summer of 1969. more…

In Peru, New Friends
& New Experiences

Traveller Jack Hardin learned firsthand that having a few local friends on the ground is the best introduction to a new place. more…

The Zen of Guiding, Part II

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

In Ireland, an Ancestral Adventure

This notion of returning to my Irish roots has been in my head since I plucked my first four-leaf clover at the age of five. more…

The Zen of Guiding, Part I

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 of nothing. more…


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