R. Crusoe Luxury Travel Blog
In 2013, when Japan made a final bid for the 2020 World Games, many non-Japanese speakers first heard the word “omotenashi.” According to the Japan Times, “Omotenashi is hard to define, but Japanese use it to describe what they believe is their unique approach to hospitality. It involves the subjugation of self in service ... Read More >Read More >
Did you know that Santiago, Chile, is in the midst of a food revolution? In 2006, Chef Rodolfo Guzmán, a native son, opened his first restaurant in the capital city. Today, that establishment, Boragó, is considered one of Latin America’s top restaurants.
It seems Guzmán set in motion a movement in the Santiaguinos food world ... Read More >Read More >
If you’ve never been to East Africa—Kenya and Tanzania—we’re jealous. There’s nothing quite like seeing the animals with first-time eyes.
If a safari in East Africa is on your bucket list, consider joining us on our upcoming Hosted Journey: A Luxury Safari through East Africa. Crusoe Hosted Journeys don’t come around often. Don’t miss ... Read More >Read More >
Ask a dozen folks in New Zealand what their national dish is, and you’ll likely get 12 different answers. Perhaps that’s because this little country has an overflowing larder of local ingredient— lamb, cervena (venison), crayfish (lobster), fish, and shellfish, just for a start. A great variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. And, of ... Read More >Read More >
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 >
A recent edition of The Local.com, an English-language online news magazine, explained the rules of cheek-buzzing in Italy. Take a lesson…
“In general,” writes author Cartherine Edwards, “Italians are more touchy-feely than their more northern neighbors, and kissing as a greeting has a long history in Italy. The Ancient Romans are credited with spreading ... Read More >Read More >
And an influx of Europeans with experience in Old World wine-making. Together, the arrival of the railway and the immigrants transformed Mendoza, Argentina, from a modest wine region into the world’s fifth-largest wine-producing area. All this happened in the 19th and early 20th centuries, but lucky you: You can reap the benefits ... Read More >Read More >
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 >
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 >