What does it mean to travel consciously? How can we connect more deeply with the places we visit and be mindful at every step of the journey? Butterfield & Robinson presents The Slow Road Podcast, conversations about slow travel that emphasize local connection and engagement at the core of meaningful experiences. Join our global friends and partners—entrepreneurs, hoteliers, chefs, esteemed explorers, artists and more—as they share how they take a considered approach to the experiences they offer, the impact on their communities and how travel can be a force for good.
Sustainable Cuisine in Northern Italy: In Conversation with Michelin-starred Chef Norbert Niederkofler
17:55Join B&R Experience Designer and Dolomites Expert Georgia Yuill in conversation with Chef Norbert Niederkofler. Chef Norbert, whose restaurants include the St. Hubertus at Aman-partnered Hotel Rosa Alpina, and AlpiNN a futuristic destination perched in the mountains. Norbert's long held cooking values are now becoming current trends such as rediscovery of the local, respect for biodiversity, the spread of organic products and km 0, the mentality of slow living, the following of seasonality. Norbert expands on the significance of these values and practices and is celebrating the release of his latest project, two volumes titled 'Cook the Mountain' consisting of a book of stunning mountain photography (perfect for display on your coffee table) and a book of recipes divided into the four seasons to reflect the concept of Cook the Mountain in the perfect way.
Tessum Weber, on Building upon Three Generations of Arctic Exploration
23:32In Tessum Weber's (very qualified) opinion, the Arctic is the last truly wild place in the world. Experience Designer Dane Tredway interviews Tessum, who shares his memories & insights from being a part of a family who's called the Arctic home for three generations. Weber Arctic, the family's group of Lodges, welcomes travellers to share the untamed landscapes, wildlife, and history of the region. The family's multi-generational roots in the area has allowed them to collect personal experiences and connections, focusing on work with indigenous communities and environmental conservation. B&R is excited to be offering a Canadian Arctic Expedition departure in 2021. We're proud to be partnering with the Weber family to offer a remote and surreal experience as far north as you can go. https://www.butterfield.com/trip/canadian-arctic-expedition/
Supporting Communities & the Planet Through Tourism with African Bush Camps Founder, Beks Ndlovu
24:03Born in Botswana and raised in South Africa, Experience Designer Michele Harvey has guided and planned over 200 trips for B&R and was our first-ever guide in South Africa. In this interview, she connects with long-time friend and trusted business partner, Beks Ndlovu, Founder of African Bush Camps, to discuss conservation, travelling consciously and how tourism can be used as a force for good.