R. Crusoe Luxury Travel Blog

 

The best of Africa–for less.

Coming soon to your mailbox: R. Crusoe & Son’s latest travel journal. In it, you’ll find ideas for two journeys to Africa created by R. Crusoe & Son in partnership with Sanctuary Retreats, which owns and operates some of the finest safari properties in Southern and East Africa.

Enjoy spectacular savings of up to 40 percent ... Read More >

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16 May 2017
Posted in History, Tidbits & trivia

Better late than never.

If you’ve ever been to Spain, you know the dinner hour comes late… very late, especially for Americans.

Some believe that the heat makes a siesta in Spain a necessity, which pushed the evening meal ahead. Others believe that late dinners are a Mediterranean tradition.

In a recent article for the BBC, writer Jessica Jones ... Read More >

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The artful cuppa.

Cape Town, South Africa, as you might know, has a stellar reputation for its Cape Winelands, where some of the world’s best wine is produced. Has been for centuries.

Wine is not the only thing you ought to sip while in Cape Town. Did you know that the city has garnered a reputation for its ... Read More >

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You’ve got mail.

Next week, check your mailbox for the latest travel brochure from R. Crusoe & Son.

What’s new? R. Crusoe has joined forces with Roadtrips, luxury sports events specialists, to take you to incredible world-class races, matches, and games in the utmost style.

Together, our team of experts can fulfill your dream, say, of an insider’s view of the ... Read More >

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It’s a wrap.

Here’s a question for you: What was the earliest civilization to practice human mummification?

If you said “the Egyptians,” you’d be wrong by 1,500 years or so.

The answer? The Chinchorro people of Peru.

A current exhibition at New York City’s American Museum of Natural History, “Mummies” features an up-close look at rarely exhibited mummies as well as interactive touchable ... Read More >

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4 May 2017
Posted in Special Offers, Travel with us

A summer to remember.

Here’s a way to spend less this summer and still enjoy France’s most gorgeous countryside:

By 16 June 2017, charter one of five superb barges for a week-long journey this summer, and save 15 percent off the regular price. Only a few select weeks are still available for this offer:

* The Alouette sleeps four, cruises ... Read More >

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25 Apr 2017
Posted in Art, Events & Coming Attractions

Peer at Vermeer.

From 17 June to 17 September 2017, the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin presents “Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry.” The exhibition explores the fascinating relationships between Johannes Vermeer and Dutch painters between 1650 and 1675 and provides insight into how Vermeer and his contemporaries admired, inspired, and ... Read More >

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When food shopping gets fun.

Not every meal need be taken at the table. One of our favorite rituals in Europe—especially in the brilliant summer sun—is the picnic lunch. It’s perfect not only in the countryside, but also smack dab in your favorite park in London or Nice or Budapest. And perhaps the best part of picnicking is doing the ... Read More >

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Get smart.

In the fascinating city of Fez, Morocco, the world’s oldest library has stood since A.D. 859. It was built by Fatima Al-Fihri, daughter of a wealthy Tunisian merchant. She loved learning and had an undying curiosity about the world. Fatima oversaw the construction of Quaraouiyine Mosque, Quaraouiyine Library, and Quaraouiyine University, the latter attended ... Read More >

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11 Apr 2017
Posted in Food & Beverage, News

Feeling peckish?

Every year at about this time, we await the results of “The World’s 50 Best Restaurants.” The list of gastronomy’s high and mighty is compiled by the World’s Best Restaurants Academy, more than 1,000 members, each selected for their international restaurant expertise. They hail from 26 geographical regions around the globe, and each year ... Read More >

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