R. Crusoe Luxury Travel Blog

 
7 Nov 2019
Posted in News

Where in the world…

Condé Nast Traveler recently published its annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

Who doesn’t enjoy a good list?

Traveler asked its readers to name their favorite countries to visit. Here are the top 20 in descending order of popularity:

Indonesia Thailand Portugal Sri Lanka South Africa Peru Greece Philippines Italy Vietnam Turkey Japan Mexico Tanzania Israel Colombia New Zealand Ireland Cambodia Read More > Read More >

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.

And what a sprucing it has ... Read More >

Read More >

Night owls, take note.

India’s tourism and culture minister has said that soon the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, will remain open after sunset for all interested visitors. As of now, access to the monument is restricted to daytime hours plus entry on only five nights each month—the night of the full moon and the two nights ... Read More >

Read More >

Here comes the Super Bowl.

It’s just around the corner: Super Bowl LIV will be played in Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on February 2, 2020. Miami will become the first city to host the event a whopping 11 times. Not a surprise, since the city is a popular travel destination and is sure to provide an incredible Super ... Read More >

Read More >
14 Aug 2019
Posted in News, Tidbits & trivia

Don’t sit down.

It seems the city government of Rome no longer wants people plunking themselves down on the Spanish Steps. This week, it announced that the historic steps are not to be used by the public as seats, though for generations they have attracted those looking to rest, have a nibble, or sip a cold ... Read More >

Read More >
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 >

Read More >
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.

Tanzania is ... Read More >

Read More >
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 >

Read More >
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 >

Read More >

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 >

Read More >
 

Be the first to hear about special offers, insider news, travel tips, and novel ideas around the globe. Sign up for R. Crusoe's weekly email updates: