R. Crusoe Luxury Travel Blog

 
16 May 2019
Posted in News, Travel tips & essentials, Travel with us

Check your mailbox.

Around the end of this month, keep an eye out for the arrival of your copy of R. Crusoe & Son’s latest travel journal. Our idea book is filled with suggestions for destinations all over the globe.

We offer Custom Journeys created just for you and yours—no preset departure date, no going places based on other ... Read More >

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9 May 2019
Posted in News, Travel tips & essentials

Tanzania’s bag ban.

Are you heading to East Africa anytime soon? If so, and if your plans include time in Tanzania, here’s something important to keep in mind: Come June 1, 2019, the Tanzanian government will ban the production, importation, sale, and use of all single-use plastic bags  to help reduce pollution from non-biodegradable waste.

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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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4 Apr 2019
Posted in News, Tidbits & trivia

Happy trails.

Since 2012, the U.N. Sustainable Development Solutions Network has published an annual report on the state of the world’s happiness. This year’s study examines the connection between happiness and a country’s development.

A thousand or so citizens in each of 156 U.N. member countries were asked to rate their quality of life on a ... 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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19 Dec 2018
Posted in Archaeology, History, News, Travel with us

Necropolis newsbeat.

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 >

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1 Nov 2018
Posted in Events & Coming Attractions, News

Clipped trip to Auckland.

 

Flying to New Zealand is about to get easier. A new non-stop route connecting Chicago and Auckland, New Zealand, is set to start next month on Air New Zealand. A member of the Star Alliance, the airline will fly Boeing 787 Dreamliners along the route three times a week. United Airlines, a Star Alliance ... Read More >

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1 Nov 2018
Posted in Art, Events & Coming Attractions, News

Watching “The Night Watch.”

Ever been curious to see how fine-art conservationists do their work? Here’s your chance: “The Night Watch,” Rembrandt’s outsized masterpiece, will soon begin restoration at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, and the public will be invited to watch the process, both up close in the gallery and via the Internet as the work is live-streamed.

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4 Oct 2018
Posted in Archaeology, Art, Culture, News

A tomb opens…and more.

More than 80 years ago, Egyptologist Zaki Saad discovered an intact tomb near Giza, Egypt, home of the Great Pyramids. Since the discovery, the tomb has been closed to the public for restoration work.

Near the home of the Great Pyramids is the tomb of Mehu in Sakkara, Egypt.

The work now completed, this ... 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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