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  • T.R.’s take on East Africa.

    Teddy Roosevelt, 26th U.S. president, cowboy, rancher, military commander, author, voracious reader, hunter, conservationist. Roosevelt lived a life as grand and adventurous as anyone could imagine. He saw the world in (almost) ridiculous comfort accompanied by fascinating people, some with whom he traveled, others he met along the way. After his stint in the White House, ... Read More >

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  • Last days of the czar.

    This year marks the centennial of the Russian Revolution, which was actually two revolutions. The first, known as the February Revolution, began on 8 March 1917, when workers in St. Petersburg held a strike to protest food shortages. The protests spread rapidly, and calls for “Bread!” quickly gave way to “Down with the aristocracy!” On ... Read More >

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  • Southbound!

    There’s news out of Antarctica: The Ross Sea Region Marine Protected Area was established late last year. At 580,000 square miles, more than twice the size of Texas, it is the largest swath of protected ocean on our planet and was established by the 24-nation body that oversee Antarctic conservation. Isn’t it about time you ... Read More >

  • Full of beans.

    One of the most classic of all French dishes is cassoulet, a hearty casserole of white beans and an almost obscene variety of roasted and cured meats. When in France, be sure to order it, especially if you’re visiting during the colder months. The dish is named after its traditional cooking vessel, the cassole, a deep ... Read More >

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  • Winging it.

    There’s good news coming out of the Bass Rock in Scotland this year: The northern gannet population has been steadily rising there since 2009, an indication that these magnificent seabirds are coping successfully with rapid environmental changes. The Bass Rock, a seven-acre chunk of volcanic detritus in the Firth of Forth on Scotland’s east coast, ... Read More >

  • Artfully accomplished

    October 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the opening of Frank Gehry’s titanium Guggenheim Bilbao in the Basque region of Spain. Since then, the museum has attracted nearly 20 million visitors to the region, contributed nearly four billion euros to the nation, and maintains 5,000 jobs. The positive impact the museum has had on ... Read More >

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  • And Zealandia makes eight.

    You recall learning in grade school that planet Earth has seven continents—North America, South America, Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia, and Antarctica. But a new paper published in GSA Today, the journal of the Geological Society of America, argues that we need to revamp that list. The paper’s authors suggest the existence of an eighth ... Read More >

  • Pretty in pink.

    It’s the year 1817. Imagine you’re floating down the mighty Amazon River in the company of French zoologist and anatomist Henri Marie Ducrotay de Blainville, and you see something large and, well, pink, poke up out of the water. Perhaps it’s the wine just now going to your head? The heat, maybe, causing a hallucination? What you’re ... Read More >

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  • Captain Cook & Captain Bligh.

    History is full of colorful explorers who pushed the edge of the proverbial envelope. One of our favorites is Captain James Cook, who zigzagged his way around the Pacific Ocean and was the first European to land on many of the islands in his path—the Society Islands, Fiji, the Cook Islands, Tonga, and ... Read More >

  • Sensational sailing.

    Here at the office, we’ve been getting lots of queries about cruising this year in the Caribbean and along the Central American coast. And why not? Both are perfect antidotes to grey winter skies, numb noses, and frozen fingers. We’d like you to know that there are still a few available staterooms on five departures ... Read More >

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  • India: Fast Facts.

    There is much to recommend a deeper look at India. Her colorful history stretches back at least five millennia, and her people have been responsible for some very significant accomplishments. The seventh-largest country (by area) was home to the immense Indus Valley civilization (3300 to 1600 B.C.), which pioneered new techniques in the arts, ... Read More >

  • Spy vs. Spy vs. Spy vs. Spy…

    Speaking of India, we’re intrigued by a recently published book, Silver: The Spy Who Fooled the Nazis, by Indian-born author and journalist Mihir Bose. Silver was the codename for a Second World War spy who was likely the era’s only quintuple agent. Silver, whose real name was Bhagat Ram Talwar, was recruited by Peter Fleming (the ... Read More >

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  • A song in their hearts.

    The year 2017 marks the 225th anniversary of “La Marseillaise,” the national anthem of France. It was first sung in Paris in 1792. The song was composed by a French army captain, Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, following the declaration of war between France and Austria in April 1792. De Lisle was stationed in Strasbourg ... Read More >

  • Playing footsie.

    We can’t guarantee it’ll ever make its way onto the list of bona fide Olympic sports, but there’s a popular, traditional pastime in Vietnam you should know about: da cau, foot shuttlecock. In da cau, players keep a heavily weighted shuttlecock in the air with their bodies—primarily their feet—and without using their hands. ... Read More >

  • The Crusoe family grows.

    We love sending savvy travelers on unusual journeys, and we’re always thrilled to widen the growing R. Crusoe & Son circle. We couldn’t ask for a greater compliment than of our travelers recommend us to their globetrotting friends and family. In 2016, we came up with a new way to say thank you for the introduction. How? Each time ... Read More >

  • Europe’s wild moovement.

    Time was, the auroch—a wild cow nearly as tall as an elephant with a muscle-bound body and dangerous horns—roamed the wilds of the European continent, undisputed king among mammals. You can see paintings of aurochs on the walls of the Lascaux (France) caves that date back 17,000 years. By 1627, relatively recently by the evolutionary ... Read More >

  • Intro to Indochina

    Let’s say you’re really not a winter-lover. The cold leaves you, well, cold. We suggest a remedy: Take a cultural journey through intriguing Vietnam and Cambodia, then hightail it to the magnificent sandy beaches of Thailand just around the corner. Ah—the perfect getaway for mind and body. To help you get started planning your visit, R. Crusoe ... Read More >

  • Beyond cute.

    Come 20 January, the world will celebrate Penguin Awareness Day—not to be confused, of course, with World Penguin Day, which is celebrated on 25 April. But you knew that. To get the festivities started, we thought we’d fill you in on a few interesting penguin facts. As you read on, consider spending time with ... Read More >

  • Seward’s finest hour.

    The year 2017 marks the 150th anniversary of the Alaska Purchase, which took place on 30 March 1867. In the early 1860s, a cash-strapped Czar Alexander II feared Russia might not be able to defend its claim to its distant colony in Alaska. Time to turn a lemon into lemonade. He decided ... Read More >

  • Potsdam’s new addition.

    If you’re heading to Berlin, Germany—and if you aren’t, you really should—be sure to drop by the Museum Barberini in Potsdam, a short drive from downtown Berlin. The Barberini, which opened just last month, is an exciting new addition to Potsdam’s fine art collections. Hasso Plattner, the 113th-richest man in the world according to Forbes, ... Read More >

  • Rolling on the rivers.

    Here is an unusual opportunity to spend quality time with—and get to know—Jean-Michel Cousteau, world-famous explorer, filmmaker, conservationist, and educator. In 2017 and 2018, Jean-Michel, the son of legendary explorer Jacques Cousteau, hosts several small groups of travelers aboard two inviting riverboats. On 15 September 2017, 23 February 2018, and 14 September 2018, Jean-Michel leads journey...

  • Shark central.

    Last year, the Ecuadorian government created a new marine sanctuary in the Galápagos to protect an additional 15,000 square miles of ocean, this time around the northern islands of Darwin and Wolf. The Galápagos islands are a UNESCO World Heritage site for their remarkable biodiversity. Yet although 97 percent of the islands’ landmass is protected ... Read More >

R. Crusoe & Son

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  • I’d like to thank the Academy…

    R. Crusoe & Son announces the launch of the third annual SELKIRK SOCIETY PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST. Oscars won’t be awarded, but your work will be recognized by your peers, and you’ll be eligible for a prize. For this contest, R. Crusoe & Son is asking our past travelers to electronically share their best, most captivating photos taken ... Read More >

  • Twenty years and counting.

    If it hasn’t yet reached your house, R. Crusoe’s next travel journal, 46 unusual journeys, should arrive by mail shortly. When it does, pour yourself a glass of port, curl up in your favorite armchair, and peruse the pages for ideas and inspirations for your next journey. This is a very special issue because in ... Read More >

R. Crusoe & Son

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  • Giraffe news.

    The giraffe has always been something of a mystery. In May of this year, Anthony Lydgate, writing for the New Yorker, explained that “not until the 17th century did the English, who fixated on the giraffe’s camel-ish shape and leopard-ish coloring, stop calling it a camelopard. Today, of course, we recognize the giraffe as a ... Read More >

R. Crusoe & Son

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R. Crusoe & Son

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