R. Crusoe Luxury Travel Blog


Hungary for more.

Varosliget Park in Budapest, Hungary, was created in the early 19th century. “Little City Forest,” as the name translates, was one of the world’s first public parks. In recent years, though, the place had gotten a little tired. So the Hungarian government decided a spruce-up was in order.

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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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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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24 Jan 2019
Posted in Flora & Fauna, History, Nature

Day of the (golden) jackal.

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 >

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Think pink?

If you’re playing with the idea of a journey to Japan during sakura, when millions of cherry trees are in full bloom, you should start the planning process now for 2020 (it’s essentially too late for 2019). This is an extraordinarily busy time in Japan, but one you ought to see for yourself if ... Read More >

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27 Sep 2018
Posted in Nature, Special Offers, Travel with us

…Or up to the top.

Two of the abovementioned mega-yachts—Le Boréal and L’Austral—also cruise the waters in and around the Arctic Circle. If you haven’t yet seen what’s at the top of the Earth, what are you waiting for?

We have a matching special offer aboard these ships to get you to the Far North: By 31 October 2018, book passage ... Read More >

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27 Sep 2018
Posted in Nature, Special Offers, Travel with us

To the bottom of the Earth…

The Ponant fleet of small ships that take Crusoe travelers to Antarctica are among the finest on these waters. We think you should give them a try, and to that end, we have a special offer for you: By 31 October 2018, book passage on a Ponant ship to Antarctica departing November 2018 through March ... Read More >

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20 Sep 2018
Posted in Nature, News

And now for some good news.

The Reef and Rainforest Research Center, a nonprofit organization that monitors the state of natural sites, has been keeping an eye on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. The RRRC recently reported that there are signs that the reef has been recovering due to a milder-than-usual summer as well as cooperation between science, industry, and ... Read More >

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Peru’s tater tot.

If you’ve seen the 2015 film “The Martian,” then you know that Hollywood has been toying with the notion of growing vegetables on Mars, should man ever live on the Red Planet.

Turns out that real scientists have been toying with the same idea. And the veggie of choice? The humble potato.

Scientists in Peru have simulated ... Read More >

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Time to get nudi.

It’s September again, which means one thing, if you’re in Port Stephens, just north of Sydney, Australia: It’s time for the annual sea slug census.

For one weekend this month, citizen scientists on Nelson Bay join forces with experts to search for, document, and photograph as many nudibranches (“nudis,” to the locals) and other ... Read More >

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