Recent Journal Entries
Historically, leisure travel was available only to the wealthy. For example, the Habsburg Dynasty would depart with pomp and circumstance from Vienna for their summer residence, Schönbrunn Palace, in an elaborate procession of carriages. The wealthy whaling ship owners of Nantucket enjoyed summer cottages in Siasconset. But what of the rest of us? "Summer vacations" only became practical for the masses in the last 150 years. Did you know historians attribute the popularization of the summer vacation to a book written by a Boston preacher in 1869? Here's a brief history on how vacationing was birthed in America.
The NYT Travel section recently published a short, helpful read for anyone about to embark on a group travel experience -- from bachelor parties to family reunions. While it might seemingly be a stressful and a logistical nightmare sorting through schedules, finances and endless details, there are tools and tricks to help you enjoy the fun side of group travel -- read the full article here or discover our shorter synopsis below!
Since 2013, Res Ipsa was born out of a desire to break with convention.
We operate Res Ipsa from a set of core beliefs that guide what we do and why we do it. Periodically we like to re-iterate these core beliefs to keep us focused and to remind our customers what we stand for.
Inspired by our travels to the great cities of the world, including New York, LA, Paris, London, Tokyo, Marrakech and Istanbul, we're your destination for premium handmade travel leisure goods.
Discover our 10 Core Beliefs below!