Bowden began her career in travel working ‘free of charge’ for a local travel agency during her junior year in college, after her year in France. She graduated from UVA with a bachelor’s degree in French and minor in Spanish. She began working full time as a travel consultant after graduating in 1982, a career that she enjoys to this day – along with the added responsibilities of leadership for Brownell.
Bowden specializes in customizing itineraries for clients in a range of budgets and scope of interest. Her primary focus is on European travel, for families, groups and adventure travelers. She is fluent in French, Spanish and Italian and finds that her penchant for languages, and passion for those cultures help her design truly meaningful and memorable itineraries for her clients.