Smart News Travel | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/smartnews-travel/RSS feed for Smart News TravelenThu, 29 Jan 2015 16:30:28 +0000For the First Time in Almost a Century, a Rare Red Fox Was Seen at Yosemitehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/heres-how-yosemite-national-park-spotted-rare-red-fox-180954086/Cameras and “hair snares” could preserve a threatened Sierra speciesThu, 29 Jan 2015 16:30:28 +0000Two Climbers Made It Up El Capitan Via an Impossibly Vertical Wallhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/two-climbers-made-it-yosemite-summit-impossibly-vertical-wall-180953902/It took just three weeks for Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgensen to make free-climbing historyThu, 15 Jan 2015 15:30:16 +0000These Photos From a Lunar Orbiter Could Be Abstract Arthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/high-contrast-photos-nasas-lunar-orbiter-look-abstract-art-180953897/Our distant view of the Moon from Earth is nice, but these close-ups are amazingWed, 14 Jan 2015 22:01:18 +0000Come for the Giant Rock, Stay for the UFO Historyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ufo-related-history-worlds-biggest-rock-180953862/George Van Tassel believed he could communicate with aliensFri, 09 Jan 2015 19:30:59 +0000Two Climbers Are Free-Climbing One of Yosemite's Hardest Routeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/climbers-are-free-climbing-el-capitans-hardest-route-180953804/Two athletes are halfway through an impressive 32-pitch climb up El Capitan's Dawn WallMon, 05 Jan 2015 19:04:02 +00002014 Was Actually One of the Safer Years to Flyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/2014-was-actually-one-safer-years-fly-180953756/The year saw a few prominent disasters, but 2014 was, unfortunately, nothing out of the ordinaryMon, 29 Dec 2014 19:52:43 +0000Never Mind Mars, What About a Trip to Venus First?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/never-mind-mars-what-about-trip-venus-first-180953717/There's a serious proposal to send astronauts to a floating cloud city in Venus's atmosphere before heading to MarsTue, 23 Dec 2014 18:27:02 +0000Back When Americans Could Travel Freely to Cuba, Here's What It Looked Likehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/last-time-americans-could-travel-freely-cuba-heres-what-it-looked-180953661/The U.S. broke off diplomatic relations with Cuba in 1960Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:31:02 +0000Pollution Is Turning the Taj Mahal Brownhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/pollution-turning-taj-mahal-brown-180953620/Workers must periodically cover the Taj Mahal in clay to remove the pollutants stuck to its marble wallsMon, 15 Dec 2014 21:51:59 +0000If You Looked Out the Window While Returning From Space, Here’s What You’d Seehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/if-you-looked-out-window-while-returning-space-heres-what-youd-see-180953613/The bright glow of friction in Earth's atmosphereMon, 15 Dec 2014 16:47:22 +0000The Library for Magicians Is Taking Appointments http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/library-magicians-taking-appointments-180953601/The Conjuring Arts Research Center in New York City houses some of the world's rarest books on the art of deceptionFri, 12 Dec 2014 15:00:34 +0000