R. Crusoe Luxury Travel Blog
How much do you know about the Sistine Chapel in Rome?
Part of the Vatican Museums, this monument to Christianity contains some of the world’s most treasured art, thanks to a number of master painters.
The chapel was designed by Baccio Pontelli for Pope Sixtus IV, for whom it was named, and it was completed in ... Read More >Read More >
On a journey to Portugal, you’ll notice an architectural style that doesn’t quite fit those you’ve witnessed elsewhere. What you’re seeing is Manueline style, a 16th-century Portuguese architecture that melds late-Gothic elements with maritime themes and 15th-century Spanish Plateresque as well as Mudéjar, Italian, and Flemish flourishes.
The style, most popular from 1490 to 1520, ... Read More >Read More >
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 >Read More >
Verona, Italy, is a city of layers, where ancient Romans, medieval nobles, Venetian signori, Napoléon, and Austrian Hapsburgs have woven a rich tapestry of art, architecture, and much more. From its historic center to the banks of the Adige River, this is at once a bustling, modern northern Italian city and a living testament ... Read More >Read More >
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.
Completed ... Read More >Read More >
In the 1995 Richard Linklater film “Before Sunrise,” Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy flirt and philosophize as they wander the cobblestone streets of afterhours Vienna. The film essentially features the city of Vienna as a third main character.
We suggest you watch “Before Sunrise,” fall in love with Vienna, then allow R. Crusoe to start ... Read More >Read More >