R. Crusoe Luxury Travel Blog
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 >Read More >
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 >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 >
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 >Read More >
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 >Read More >
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 >Read More >
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 >Read More >
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.Read More >
19 Sep 2017Posted in Events & Coming Attractions, Flora & Fauna, Nature, Tidbits & trivia, Uncategorized
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 >Read More >
Here’s something you might not have known: According to a recent study, deforestation from logging, agricultural production, and other economic activities adds more carbon dioxide to the atmosphere than the sum total of cars and trucks on the world’s roads.Read More >