R. Crusoe Luxury Travel Blog

26 Mar 2020
Posted in Tidbits & trivia, Uncategorized

So you thought.

We hope you’re at home, trying to stay safe and healthy, attempting to work remotely.

Are you trying not to binge-watch absolutely every episode of everything you love on TV?

Does your brain need a break? If so, we’ve found an interesting website that lists today’s most common misconceptions.

Here are a few selections that we found ... Read More >

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13 Feb 2020
Posted in History, Tidbits & trivia, Uncategorized

An “X” is but a kiss.

In honor of Valentine’s Day, here’s a bit of trivia. We hope it warms the heart of your beloved.

We’ve always wondered how an “X” has come to represent a kiss, especially in the sign-off of a handwritten letter (remember those?) or a Valentine’s Day card. It seems that in the early days of Christianity, an ... Read More >

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30 Jan 2020
Posted in Uncategorized

Celebrating genius.

If you are a fan of the Renaissance painter Raphael, plan a visit to Italy ASAP. This year marks the 500th anniversary of his death at age 37, and a grand exhibition at the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome marks his phenomenal accomplishments.

Warning: The exhibition closes on June 2. Don’t miss your chance.

Raphael ... Read More >

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News on the briny.

Anse Source d’Argent, one of the Seychelles’s prettiest beaches, is calling your name.

We’re very excited about a brand-new Ponant expedition cruise that debuts in 2020 and heads to the very best spots around the Indian Ocean: the Seychelles, Madagascar, & Mauritius. Come aboard the elegant small ship Le Lyrial (122 staterooms), and ... Read More >

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19 Dec 2019
Posted in Literature, Uncategorized

Paris: two views.

If you’re thinking of a visit to Paris, we’ve got two fun reads for you. Whether you download them as eBooks or buy them in paper, don’t miss either of these two. Dive in before you leave for the City of Light, or savor them from your table on the terrace of Café de ... Read More >

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12 Dec 2019
Posted in Uncategorized

Bargains on the briny.

If you’re considering a cruise in 2020, we’ve got some very good news for you. Silversea, one of the world’s most elegant cruise lines (and one of our favorite fleets), has come up with a special private offer just for Crusoe travelers.

By January 3, 2020, book passage on select 2020 Silversea cruises with us, ... Read More >

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5 Dec 2019
Posted in Uncategorized

Hot spots.

Experts from a variety of travel associations have weighed in on which destinations are already trending for Americans traveling in 2020. Here they are:

The United Kingdom. Could our Anglophilia get any more serious? What with the bombardment of all things UK on the American airwaves—from “The Crown” to “Fleabag”—it’s no wonder we’re smitten with Great ... Read More >

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5 Dec 2019
Posted in Uncategorized

The Taj Mahal is calling.

If you’ve ever toyed with the idea of a journey to India, this is the time to go. In September of this year, the Indian government reduced the tax on luxury hotel room tariffs by 10 percent, from 28 to 18 percent. That translates to substantial savings for you.

Speaking of hotels, we should ... Read More >

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26 Nov 2019
Posted in Uncategorized

Stop. Look. Listen. Love.

We know, we know—in this weekly email, we usually coax you off your couch, out the door, and onto the road. That’s because, just like all of us, you love to travel.

But come the holidays—with Thanksgiving at the top of that list—we urge you to get where you’re going, and stay put. If you’re hosting ... Read More >

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21 Nov 2019
Posted in Uncategorized

A day (or two) at the races.

Here’s a timely reminder: the 2020 Kentucky Derby is just around the corner. It will be held at Louisville’s Churchill Downs from April 30 to May 3. Remember that R. Crusoe & Son’s travel partner, Roadtrips, stands at the ready to create custom VIP package to the world’s great sports events, including the Kentucky Derby. ... Read More >

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