R. Crusoe Luxury Travel Blog

 
11 Apr 2019
Posted in Archaeology, Architecture, History, Travel with us

Spotlight on Jordan.

The country of Jordan has much to recommend it. Its centerpiece, ancient Petra, should be on every world traveler’s bucket list, but we also love Jerash, just an hour’s drive from the capital city of Amman. Here stand the ruins of the Greco-Roman city of Gerasa, originally founded circa 331 B.C. by Alexander the ... Read More >

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Aim high: 2020 Summer Games

You probably know that the Summer Games will be held in July and August 2020 in Tokyo, Japan. But did you know that R. Crusoe & Son’s travel partner, Roadtrips, offers bespoke tours to the world’s great sports events? Among them, of course, is the 2020 Summer Games. If you’d like to attend the Games, ... Read More >

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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 >

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28 Mar 2019
Posted in Culture, Tidbits & trivia, Travel with us

China’s Rapunzels.

In the traditional village in Huangluo, north of Guilin, China, you’ll see something unusual among the inhabitants. The women here, members of the ethnic Yao minority, follow a custom that’s been passed down for two millennia: They cut their hair only once in their lives, just before they marry.

Believed by the Yao to symbolize ... Read More >

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Day for night, 2020.

Were you around to catch the total solar eclipse visible over the United States in August 2017? If so, you know just how fascinating it is to experience darkness in daytime. The world around you falls eerily quiet. Birds stop singing. The wind is still. The fading sunlight takes on odd tints, and strange shadows ... Read More >

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Berlin’s greatest icon

Paris has its Eiffel Tower, London its Bridge. And Berlin, Germany, stands behind its very own landmark, the Brandenburg Gate. If you’ve never been to dynamic Berlin, we invite you to come with us on a special Hosted Journey there in November 2019. In the company of two hosts, dear friends of Crusoe ... Read More >

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The Bauhaus at 100.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus, the legendary German art school that sought to replace the fussiness of Victoriana and the formalism of Edwardian aesthetics with clean-lined, functionalism—in architecture as well as design. On a one-time-only Hosted Journey to Berlin in November 2019, we take a close look ... Read More >

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The Wall came tumbling down.

In November 2019, R. Crusoe heads to Berlin, Germany, to take part in the 30th anniversary celebration of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

You’re invited.

Two great R. Crusoe friends, Kerstin Schellhorn-Piontek and Kai Schellhorn, host this journey in their home city. Kerstin grew up in East Berlin, Kai in West Berlin, and they ... Read More >

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Letter from Vietnam

by Brett Cumberland, R. Crusoe Managing Director

My wife, Anna, and I have just returned from hosting a remarkable Crusoe journey in Vietnam. Our co-hosts were Chef Thai Dang of Chicago’s own HaiSous Vietnamese Kitchen and his wife, mixologist-par-excellence Danielle.

The tour centered on Vietnam’s vastly varied culinary offerings, and we ate our way through the ... Read More >

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21 Feb 2019
Posted in R. Crusoe recommends, Travel with us

Trending travel.

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 >

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