R. Crusoe Luxury Travel Blog


Small-screen travel.

Those of us who love world travel sometimes like to go—curl up, that is, on the couch with a good movie. We took a quick survey of the R. Crusoe staff to find out their favorite movies, those in which a European city or country figures prominently, almost as a main character. Below is our ... Read More >

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Think pink?

If you’re playing with the idea of a journey to Japan during sakura, when millions of cherry trees are in full bloom, you should start the planning process now for 2020 (it’s essentially too late for 2019). This is an extraordinarily busy time in Japan, but one you ought to see for yourself if ... Read More >

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29 Nov 2018
Posted in R. Crusoe recommends, Travel with us

So where are you going?

You’ve just perused a list of exceptional hotels in some of our favorite destinations around the world… A perfect time to remind you that now is the time to line up your 2019 travel plans. Don’t wait until it’s too late to get the safari camp you want, the barge you crave, the hotel you ... Read More >

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Hotel favorites.

Condé Nast Traveler has just published its “Best Hotels in the World: 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards.” The list—50 hotels long—includes, in its top 20, a number of R. Crusoe’s favorite properties.

Here they are:

La Mamounia. Marrakech, Morocco. Since 1923, La Mamounia has does just about everything right while making guests feel like they’ve stumbled ... Read More > Read More >
20 Nov 2018
Posted in From the R. Crusoe team

A time for thanks.

“Keep your eyes open to your mercies. The man who forgets to be thankful has fallen asleep in life.”    —Robert Louis Stevenson

Thanksgiving. A perfect excuse to gather with those you love.

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, and Americans gather with friends, family, and those who need a place at the table, the entire staff ... Read More >

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8 Nov 2018
Posted in Special Offers, Travel with us

Doing Cuba right.

If Cuba has been on your wish list, get ready for a visit in February 2019. The island has long suffered from a scarcity of great hotel rooms. No worries: Elegant Silversea ships now cruise to Cuba, so you can visit in style and comfort.

Here’s a special offer you shouldn’t miss: By 15 November ... Read More >

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1 Nov 2018
Posted in Events & Coming Attractions, News

Clipped trip to Auckland.


Flying to New Zealand is about to get easier. A new non-stop route connecting Chicago and Auckland, New Zealand, is set to start next month on Air New Zealand. A member of the Star Alliance, the airline will fly Boeing 787 Dreamliners along the route three times a week. United Airlines, a Star Alliance ... Read More >

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1 Nov 2018
Posted in Art, Events & Coming Attractions, News

Watching “The Night Watch.”

Ever been curious to see how fine-art conservationists do their work? Here’s your chance: “The Night Watch,” Rembrandt’s outsized masterpiece, will soon begin restoration at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, and the public will be invited to watch the process, both up close in the gallery and via the Internet as the work is live-streamed.

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25 Oct 2018
Posted in Food & Beverage, R. Crusoe recommends

Prague from plate to plate.

Did you know that the old Czech city of Prague has a vibrant, dynamic gastronomic scene? Restaurants here include two Michelin-starred establishments and a slew of innovative, modern culinary delights.

If you thought your meals would run strictly to traditional Czech fare—pork, dumplings, and goulash—think again.

La Degustation Bohême Bourgeoise, on a romantic back street in ... Read More >

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Ghoulish history.

As you fill the candy bowl and carve the pumpkin to adorn your front door, we thought you’d enjoy a bit of history about the day we call Halloween.

One of the world’s oldest holidays, Halloween’s roots can be traced back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, which commemorated the Celtic New Year of 1 ... Read More >

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