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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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.

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Letter from Vietnam

by Brett Cumberland, R. Crusoe Managing Director

My wife, Anna, and I have just returned from hosting a remarkable Crusoe journey in Vietnam. Our co-hosts were Chef Thai Dang of Chicago’s own HaiSous Vietnamese Kitchen and his wife, mixologist-par-excellence Danielle.

The tour centered on Vietnam’s vastly varied culinary offerings, and we ate our way through the ... 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.

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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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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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Letter from Chile

by David & Patty Weber

David Weber, our former Managing Director and founder of R. Crusoe & Son, recently led his final Crusoe Hosted Journey accompanied by his wife, Patty. The Webers have been hosting journeys for years, globetrotting with small groups of travelers to Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania, and South America. Their experiences have had ... Read More >

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21 Dec 2017
Posted in From the R. Crusoe team

A very NORAD Christmas.

In December 1955, a Sears Roebuck store in Colorado posted an ad urging children to phone Santa Claus. “Hey Kiddies! Call Me Direct,” it read. And so they did.

The Bad News: The ad misprinted the phone number, and instead of reaching the white-bearded wonder, the kids connected to the Continental Air Defense command operations ... Read More >

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Tourist visas can be tricky.

Some foreign countries require American citizens to have two blank visa pages in their passports in order to enter. South Africa is one example. According to the South African Department of Home Affairs, visitors from the United States applying for an entry visa “must have at least TWO unused page for entry/departure endorsements.”

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