R. Crusoe Luxury Travel Blog
Though many of us appreciate the comforts of a Western-style hotel when we travel abroad, there’s a sound argument for choosing the local version of a great hotel. For one, staying in a traditional or historic property invites you to experience a bit of the culture and customs that surround you.Read More >
Is your stack of reading material on the nightstand getting low? If so, consider an interesting new book that’s just been published. Cities, by anthropologist and UCLA professor Monica L. Smith, takes an entertaining and enlightening look at the development of the world’s cities. Smith illustrates her points using personal archaeological fieldwork experiences in Egypt, ... Read More >Read More >
Who’s going where in 2019?
According to a recent report by the travel industry, Egypt, Morocco, Tanzania, and Colombia have surpassed Israel, Iceland, Portugal, and Vietnam as this year’s four fastest-growing journey destinations. And that reflects a shift among all of us world travelers—Baby Boomers, the Silent Generation, Gen Xers, and ... 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 >
Those of us who love world travel sometimes like to go—curl up, that is, on the couch with a good movie. We took a quick survey of the R. Crusoe staff to find out their favorite movies, those in which a European city or country figures prominently, almost as a main character. Below is our ... Read More >Read More >
You’ve just perused a list of exceptional hotels in some of our favorite destinations around the world… A perfect time to remind you that now is the time to line up your 2019 travel plans. Don’t wait until it’s too late to get the safari camp you want, the barge you crave, the hotel you ... Read More >Read More >
Condé Nast Traveler has just published its “Best Hotels in the World: 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards.” The list—50 hotels long—includes, in its top 20, a number of R. Crusoe’s favorite properties.
Here they are:La Mamounia. Marrakech, Morocco. Since 1923, La Mamounia has does just about everything right while making guests feel like they’ve stumbled ... Read More > Read More >
Did you know that the old Czech city of Prague has a vibrant, dynamic gastronomic scene? Restaurants here include two Michelin-starred establishments and a slew of innovative, modern culinary delights.
If you thought your meals would run strictly to traditional Czech fare—pork, dumplings, and goulash—think again.
La Degustation Bohême Bourgeoise, on a romantic back street in ... Read More >Read More >
Headed for Russia? Or contemplating a visit? In need of a good book for your next journey?
All of the above are excellent reasons for picking up a copy of Amor Towles’s delightful novel, A Gentleman in Moscow.
It’s 1922, and change is afoot in Russia. Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov, the protagonist, finds himself under ... Read More >Read More >