Butterfield & Robinson

By Everett Potter Slow Travel is trending, and nothing is delightfully slower than a walking trip. Ideally, the scenery should be amazing, the company stimulating, the food and wine stellar. Fall looms large as the best time for such a trip, as the summer heat dissipates and summer tourists vanish.

By Everett Potter What’s the best way to explore Ireland, which is once again open to travelers? For those with a sense of adventure, seeing the country by bike or on foot with a specialized small group tour company is the way to go. St. Patrick’s Day is a timely

By Everett Potter If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that we need to self-select and maintain our own pod or bubble as much as we can. That’s especially true with adventure travel. Instead of traveling with strangers, why not travel with people that you know? For those who

By Everett Potter Just when we thought it was safe to travel again, Omicron arrived. I seem to have spent more time making and cancelling travel plans in the past few months than I’d care to admit. While the coast is far from clear, it seems like carpe diem should be

By Everett Potter As many of us slowly resume traveling, nothing epitomizes “slow travel” more than a walking trip. The best itineraries are a combination of dramatic scenery, wonderful regional cuisine and a pace that offers exercise and adventure in equal measure. It’s the perfect way to reflect on the

  By Everett Potter For a small country, Ireland has a remarkable wealth of dramatic sites, hidden corners, and amazing discoveries. The problem is that left to your own devices in a rental car, a GPS and an itinerary on your iPad, you’ll have a great time but you’ll only

By Everett Potter What’s on the horizon for the world’s best biking companies in 2018? New countries, new routes and new adventures from Gray & Co, Backroads, DuVine Cycling + Adventure Co., Butterfield & Robinson and Experience Plus. Here are five amazing trips to consider for next year … continue reading

By Amiee White Beazley George Butterfield, who turned 77 in February, has been at the helm of Butterfield & Robinson since its inception. Born in Canada and raised in Bermuda, George practiced law in Toronto before dedicating himself full-time to the business of biking and walking in 1969. He still

One of the best things about attending the Adventure Travel World Summit (ATWS)  every year is that I get to meet people who run small adventure travel companies from all over the globe. Now wait, this is not as absurd as it sounds. If you live in the United States,

By Steve Jermanok Other biking outfitters have tried to emulate Butterfield & Robinson, but none can approach George Butterfield’s panache. Since he started his company in 1966, Butterfield’s ultra-sybaritic jaunts have included biking through France’s Loire Valley where you spend the night at a different private castle each evening. All