R. Crusoe Luxury Travel Blog

 

Delectable Vietnam.

Earlier this year, we ran a Hosted Journey to Vietnam, and Chef Thai Dang of HaiSous Vietnamese Kitchen in Chicago joined us on a sweep through his homeland. That culinary and cultural tour in Vietnam was such a hit—and had such a long waiting list—that we’ve decided to do it again in 2020.

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Shoguns & Geishas.

If Japan is on your bucket list—or if you’d like to travel with Crusoe President Brett Cumberland by your side—dust off your passport. With this email, we announce the President’s Trip: Japan Revealed. A Hosted Journey with Brett and his wife, Anna.

This 12-day tour departs March 31, 2020.

Along the way we meet artists ... Read More >

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27 Jun 2019
Posted in Uncategorized

The Inca: A (very) brief history.

On a visit to Peru, you’ll learn about the incredible Inca, who were responsible for some of the country’s most amazing sites. Machu Picchu, of course. Ollantaytambo. Coricancha. Sacsayhuaman…

Here’s a short history of the Inca to get you oriented in time.

Peru’s population can be traced back to 2500 B.C., when farmers and fishermen settled ... Read More >

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27 Jun 2019
Posted in Uncategorized

Delight Down Under.

There are all sorts of reasons to travel. If you like to take to the road to appease the hotel connoisseur in you, allow us to introduce you to three absolutely knock-out properties in Australia.

Oh—and while you’re there, there’s some pretty great sightseeing, too. (Remember:  When it’s icy cold and gray at home, ... Read More >

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(Way) beyond customer service.

In 2013, when Japan made a final bid for the 2020 World Games, many non-Japanese speakers first heard the word “omotenashi.” According to the Japan Times, “Omotenashi is hard to define, but Japanese use it to describe what they believe is their unique approach to hospitality. It involves the subjugation of self in service ... Read More >

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20 Jun 2019
Posted in Food & Beverage, R. Crusoe recommends

Chile, with a side of tradition.

Did you know that Santiago, Chile, is in the midst of a food revolution? In 2006, Chef Rodolfo Guzmán, a native son, opened his first restaurant in the capital city. Today, that establishment, Boragó, is considered one of Latin America’s top restaurants.

It seems Guzmán set in motion a movement in the Santiaguinos food world ... Read More >

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1 (very) unusual safari.

If you’ve never been to East Africa—Kenya and Tanzania—we’re jealous. There’s nothing quite like seeing the animals with first-time eyes.

If a safari in East Africa is on your bucket list, consider joining us on our upcoming Hosted Journey: A Luxury Safari through East Africa. Crusoe Hosted Journeys don’t come around often. Don’t miss ... Read More >

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It’s a family affair.

Time to take the family (extended or otherwise) abroad. R. Crusoe & Son has been creating journeys for families for years, and we do so with an eye toward ensuring quality time and unusual experiences for adults and children alike.

R. Crusoe recently sent the D. family on an exploration of Norway.

Ready to fall ... Read More >

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23 May 2019
Posted in Culture, Food & Beverage, Tidbits & trivia

Chow down like a Kiwi.

Ask a dozen folks in New Zealand what their national dish is, and you’ll likely get 12 different answers. Perhaps that’s because this little country has an overflowing larder of local ingredient— lamb, cervena (venison), crayfish (lobster), fish, and shellfish, just for a start.  A great variety of fresh fruits and vegetables.  And, of ... Read More >

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23 May 2019
Posted in Culture, Flora & Fauna, Nature, Travel with us

Where the lemurs live.

In March 2020, we’re off to Ethiopia and Madagascar on an R. Crusoe Hosted Journey. This one-time-only tour (March 25 to April 7) is hosted by Steve Goodman, Field Museum field biologist and winner of the MacArthur Genius Grant for his conservation work in Madagascar.

We begin in Ethiopia, where we focus on the 12th-century ... Read More >

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