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House of Anansi Press

Slowing Down to See the World

50 Years of Biking and Walking with Butterfield & Robinson

Written by Charlie Scott • Designed by Frank Viva

Published February 19, 2016 | ISBN 9781487000714
TRAVEL / Special Interest / General

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Regular price $24.95 CAD

176 pages | 11 in × 8.25 in
Print Format

About this book

Slowing Down to See the World

50 Years of Biking and Walking with Butterfield & Robinson

Charlie Scott • Frank Viva

For half a century, the Canadian travel company Butterfield & Robinson has been turning travellers onto the joy of experiencing the world by bicycle and on foot. Slowing Down to See the World celebrates B & R’s fiftieth anniversary with a stunning, fully-illustrated chronology of their remarkable entrepreneurial journey.

Spurred by creativity and fueled by fun, this is the story of visionary leaders who bucked the traditional focus on the bottom line, and pursued an unwavering (and at times unusual) commitment to trip quality and traveller satisfaction. In the course of simply doing their own thing, Butterfield & Robinson pioneered luxury active travel, established an internationally recognized brand, and brought scores of people into their community.

For the initiated, Slowing Down to See the World is a ride down memory lane. For the uninitiated, it’s a primer on how to live a good life. And for everyone, it’s a reminder that work doesn’t really feel like work when you’re surrounded by inspiring and energetic people.

About the Creators

Charlie Scott

CHARLIE SCOTT is a twenty-year veteran of the travel industry. He worked at Butterfield & Robinson for over a decade as a guide, researcher, and trip planner before starting his own travel company, Trufflepig, which he recently sold. He currently works as a strategy and brand consultant. Scott lives in Toronto with his wife and two young children, but still travels regularly.

Frank Viva

Frank Viva is an award-winning illustrator and designer living and working in Toronto. His first picture book, Along a Long Road, was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award and was named one of The New York Times’ 10 Best Illustrated Children’s Books. His other books for children include Sea Change, which was a New York Times Editor’s Choice selection, Outstanding in the Rain and Young Frank, Architect. His art has appeared in the New York Times and on the cover of the New Yorker. He is a reviewer for the New York Times Book Review.