R. Crusoe Luxury Travel Blog

6 Feb 2020
Posted in Architecture, History

Pilgrim’s pride.

Once upon a time—in the year A.D. 951, to be exact—a bishop in France wanted to commemorate his thousand-mile trek back home from a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, Spain. He chose to build a small chapel, St. Michel d’Aiguilhe, atop a towering volcanic plug in the center of his town, Le Puy-en-Velay.

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30 Jan 2020
Posted in Flora & Fauna, Nature

YSL in living color.

The French painter Jacques Majorelle (1886-1962) spent 40 years creating his enchanting garden in the heart of Marrakech, Morocco. But it took Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé only one visit, in 1966, to fall in love with Majorelle Gardens. “We were seduced by this oasis where colors used by Matisse were mixed ... 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.

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23 Jan 2020
Posted in Archaeology, Architecture, Art

Roman holiday.

After 2,000 years of twists and turns, abuse and abandonment, the Mausoleum of Roman Emperor Gaius Octavius Augustus has finally been restored and opens to the public this year.

Rome’s greatest emperor built the grandiose tomb for himself and the imperial family after he visited the tomb of Alexander the Great in Egypt. Work ... Read More >

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23 Jan 2020
Posted in Special Offers, Travel with us

Giant tortoises calling.

Is a visit to the Galápagos Archipelago on your bucket list? If so, we’ve got a tremendous deal to offer. Silversea, a favorite fleet of ours, has special cruise pricing just for our travelers.

By 28 February, 2020, book passage on a select 2020 Silversea cruise around the Galápagos, and enjoy either $2,000 or $3,000 ... Read More >

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16 Jan 2020
Posted in Tidbits & trivia, Travel with us

A better way.

A recent study by the travel industry found that 25 percent of travelers waste as much as a full day of their vacations trying to figure out what to do once they reach their destinations. Another 25 percent of respondents spend more vacation time letting other people in their party choose the activities than ... Read More >

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16 Jan 2020
Posted in News, Travel with us

Headed our way?

The New York Times has just come out with its annual “52 Places to Go.” This year, among the top 20 destinations are nine we adore. Have a look, then give us a call at 888-490-8046 (or email info@rcrusoe.com) and let’s start planning.

Kimberley Region, Australia. Australia’s last frontier and the least visited ... 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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9 Jan 2020
Posted in Architecture, Culture

Go into the chapel.

When in the wonderful city of Budapest, Hungary, be sure to visit Matthias Church, originally called the Cathedral of St. Mary. It stands in the old Castle District, and its history stretches back to the 13th century.

We are particularly taken by the Loreto Chapel within and the story behind one of its most interesting ... Read More >

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Perfect sight in 2020.

As you feisty travelers bid adieu to 2019 and welcome a new decade, your faithful friends at R. Crusoe & Son wish you all the best—at home and on the road. It’s 2020. Allow Crusoe travel experts to share our clear vision of out-of-this-world 2020 travel with you.

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