R. Crusoe Luxury Travel Blog

 

Viva Robinson Crusoe.

This week, the staff here at R. Crusoe celebrates the 300th “birthday” of our namesake, Robinson Crusoe. On April 25, 1719, Daniel Defoe published his novel, a fictitious autobiography of Mr. Crusoe, who leaves the safety of his comfortable home in England and goes to sea. In the Pacific, he is shipwrecked and, as the ... Read More >

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18 Apr 2019
Posted in Events & Coming Attractions, News

Israel made easy.

Getting to Israel from the United States will soon get simpler. As of March 2020, for the first time in two decades, El Al Israel Airlines will offer nonstop flights from Chicago to Tel Aviv, Israel.

The flights will operate three times a week beginning in March 2020, departing O’Hare on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and ... Read More >

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Aim high: 2020 Summer Games

You probably know that the Summer Games will be held in July and August 2020 in Tokyo, Japan. But did you know that R. Crusoe & Son’s travel partner, Roadtrips, offers bespoke tours to the world’s great sports events? Among them, of course, is the 2020 Summer Games. If you’d like to attend the Games, ... Read More >

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Day for night, 2020.

Were you around to catch the total solar eclipse visible over the United States in August 2017? If so, you know just how fascinating it is to experience darkness in daytime. The world around you falls eerily quiet. Birds stop singing. The wind is still. The fading sunlight takes on odd tints, and strange shadows ... Read More >

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Berlin’s greatest icon

Paris has its Eiffel Tower, London its Bridge. And Berlin, Germany, stands behind its very own landmark, the Brandenburg Gate. If you’ve never been to dynamic Berlin, we invite you to come with us on a special Hosted Journey there in November 2019. In the company of two hosts, dear friends of Crusoe ... Read More >

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The Bauhaus at 100.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus, the legendary German art school that sought to replace the fussiness of Victoriana and the formalism of Edwardian aesthetics with clean-lined, functionalism—in architecture as well as design. On a one-time-only Hosted Journey to Berlin in November 2019, we take a close look ... Read More >

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The Wall came tumbling down.

In November 2019, R. Crusoe heads to Berlin, Germany, to take part in the 30th anniversary celebration of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

You’re invited.

Two great R. Crusoe friends, Kerstin Schellhorn-Piontek and Kai Schellhorn, host this journey in their home city. Kerstin grew up in East Berlin, Kai in West Berlin, and they ... Read More >

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Spain’s crown jewel turns 200.

In the early 1800s, King Ferdinand VI of Spain wanted his subjects to admire his rich art collection, so he deposited much of it in the Prado (which was founded in the 1780s as a natural science museum). It opened as a public art museum two centuries ago, in 1819.

The Prado’s majestic ... Read More >

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R. Crusoe in Vietnam.

This coming Monday, 10 February, Crusoe Managing Director Brett Cumberland and his wife, Anna, will be in Hanoi, Vietnam, to greet a small group of Crusoe travelers. They are joined by co-hosts Chef Thai Deng and his wife, Danielle, founders of HaiSous Vietnamese Kitchen.

Come follow this Hosted Journey through our posts on Facebook ... Read More >

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Budapest: Fine Art reimagined.

Don’t overlook Budapest’s outstanding Fine Arts Museum.

If you need a reason to get to Hungary this year (and there are plenty of them), we’ve got a doozy: After nearly four years of renovation, the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest has recently reopened. This museum, on Heroes’ Square, is an anchor of ... Read More >

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