R. Crusoe Luxury Travel Blog
The country of Jordan has much to recommend it. Its centerpiece, ancient Petra, should be on every world traveler’s bucket list, but we also love Jerash, just an hour’s drive from the capital city of Amman. Here stand the ruins of the Greco-Roman city of Gerasa, originally founded circa 331 B.C. by Alexander the ... Read More >Read More >
In November 2019, R. Crusoe heads to Berlin, Germany, to take part in the 30th anniversary celebration of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
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 >Read More >
We’d like to introduce you to Iceland’s Huldufolk, the Hidden People (invisible small, humanlike creatures with pointy ears) that have been a part of folklore, and day-to-day Icelandic life, since the island nation was first settled.
Why hidden? One local legend reaches back ... Read More >Read More >
Once upon a time, farmers in Western Europe sought to protect their livestock from wolves. Today, that’s changing.
According to a group of researchers, golden jackals (Canis aureus) now far outnumber Europe’s wolf population. The latest official jackal count is 117,000; by contrast, wolves in Europe number about 17,000.
Smaller than our homegrown coyotes, the 20-pound ... Read More >Read More >
Many travelers heading to Portugal put Pena Palace, in the town of Sintra, at the top of their “Must See” list. And while we agree that it shouldn’t be missed, there is another quite compelling reason to visit Sintra: Quinta da Regaliera. In fact, this is our favorite stop in town, and we wouldn’t ... 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 >
As if there weren’t already enough incredible treasures to hold your attention in Egypt…
Last week, Egyptian authorities announced that archaeologists had unearthed a 4,400-year-old tomb in the necropolis of Sakkara, just outside Cairo.
The tomb dates from the rule of Neferirkare Kakai, a king of the Fifth Dynasty, which governed from 2500 to 2350 ... Read More >Read More >
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 >Read More >
This December, coming to a theater near you: “Mary Queen of Scots,” a new film based on John Guy’s popular biography, My Heart Is My Own: The Life of Mary Queen of Scots. Directed by Josie Rourke, it stars Saoirse Ronan as Mary and Margot Robbie as her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I, and chronicles the ... Read More >Read More >