Smart News Travel | Smithsonian feed for Smart News TravelenThu, 22 Jun 2017 19:27:19 +0000London Exhibit Showcases Powerful Artwork Created by Teenage Refugees“All I Left Behind. All I Will Discover” includes pieces by 80 teens who fled to the UKThu, 22 Jun 2017 19:27:19 +0000Camera Film Reveals Images of the Mount St. Helens Eruption photographer developed the film found at a Goodwill, revealing images of the ash plume from the 1980 eruption that killed 57Wed, 21 Jun 2017 20:34:30 +0000Will You See August's Great Eclipse? This New Tool Helps You Find Out plug in a zip code and the solar simulator will show when the big event will pass overheadWed, 21 Jun 2017 14:13:30 +0000UK Charity Calls On Developers to Save At-Risk Buildings ‘Up My Street’ catalogue profiles 100 historic properties in desperate need of repairWed, 21 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000Traditional Polynesian Vessel to Complete Round-the-World Journey Hōkūleʻa’s crew did not use any modern navigational devices, instead relying on the stars, waves, and clouds to guide themFri, 16 Jun 2017 18:58:08 +0000This Father’s Day, Check Out Furniture Made by Abraham Lincoln’s Much-Maligned Dad Lincoln was a master craftsman—and a man history has misrepresentedFri, 16 Jun 2017 17:55:52 +0000San Francisco Is Creating Its Own Governors Island Island will turn into a major cultural destination under new, multi-billion dollar planThu, 15 Jun 2017 18:21:59 +0000Climate Change, and Cod, Are Causing One Heck of a Lobster Boom in Maine complex relationships between humans, lobster, and cod are creating boom times--for nowThu, 15 Jun 2017 13:34:35 +0000Art Installation Recreates the Smell of Cities Around the World Pollution Pod project emphasizes the unequal air quality divide between rich and poor citiesWed, 14 Jun 2017 17:44:59 +0000First House Designed by Antoni Gaudí to Open as a Museum vibrant Casa Vicens was an early hallmark of Gaudí’s unique styleWed, 14 Jun 2017 16:02:45 +0000Puerto Rico Will Seek Statehood Again referendum sets the stage for another statehood bidMon, 12 Jun 2017 17:53:02 +0000An Ohio City is Turning an Unused Highway Into a Pop-Up Forest, Ohio hopes to fight urban inequality by removing a divisive highway. Other cities across America are looking into doing the same. Mon, 12 Jun 2017 11:52:53 +0000Indonesia’s Trying to Figure Out How Many Islands It Contains it’s really complicatedFri, 09 Jun 2017 18:50:43 +0000First-Ever Roma Cultural Institution Opens in Europe’s a step toward cultural inclusion for Europe’s largest minority groupFri, 09 Jun 2017 17:19:19 +0000Gigantic Aztec Temple Unearthed in Mexico City was built in tribute to the wind godFri, 09 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000Three Things to Know About the Coral Triangle, the Ocean's Biodiversity Hot Spot more than a billion acres of ocean, the Coral Triangle is one of the world's biggest and most important marine regionsThu, 08 Jun 2017 13:36:49 +0000Dr. Seuss Museum Opens in Massachusetts Amazing World of Dr. Seuss features a life-sized Wump of Gump, a recreation of Sala-ma-Sond, and replicas of the author’s childhood hauntsThu, 08 Jun 2017 13:00:00 +0000This Wyoming Town Was Put Up for Auction bulk of the little hamlet was recently sold for $500,000Wed, 07 Jun 2017 18:48:41 +0000Florence Cracks Down on Picnicking Sightseers can still eat in the city—but don’t do it on the white marble steps of the Basilica di Santa CroceWed, 07 Jun 2017 18:15:05 +0000Tourists Are Now Banned from Photographing This Swiss Village's a blatant—if somewhat brilliant—press playFri, 02 Jun 2017 17:46:28 +0000Three Incredible Natural Areas Nominated for the World Heritage List in Tibet, Argentina and West Africa are likely to receive international protection for their rare plants, animals and natural beautyThu, 01 Jun 2017 15:22:02 +0000What Do They Call a Quarter Pounder With Cheese in Casablanca? has been international for 50 years now... and its restaurants have learned how to blend in to the local sceneThu, 01 Jun 2017 12:07:00 +0000Footage of Early 20th-Century Explorations Now Available Online UK’s Royal Geographical Society has digitized its archival footage of historic expeditions Wed, 31 May 2017 16:17:22 +0000The Powerful Story Behind Glacier Bay National Park's New Totem Poles're 20-foot-tall symbols of a slowly healing riftTue, 30 May 2017 16:44:57 +0000Venice Has Been Married to the Sea for Over a Thousand Years anniversary, you crazy kidsFri, 26 May 2017 16:05:00 +0000North Carolina Has a House Cat Museum’ll want to paws for this roadside attractionThu, 25 May 2017 16:03:08 +0000Blinged-Out Menorah Debuts at Pioneering Exhibit in Rome piece, which is encrusted with precious jewels, was gifted to the Jewish Museum in Rome by the artist Joel Arthur RosenthalWed, 24 May 2017 14:42:08 +0000Italy Is Giving Away 103 Historic Buildings, Free of Charge potential owners are required to transform the properties into tourist-friendly sites Tue, 23 May 2017 19:02:33 +0000Indonesian Village Turns Into a Rainbow to Attract Tourists house and business in Kampung Pelangi is painted in bright rainbow colorsTue, 23 May 2017 16:53:05 +0000Take a Virtual Swim Through Five Marine Sanctuaries sunken ships to schools of fish, the new 360-degree, VR images are breathtaking Mon, 22 May 2017 19:48:26 +0000Has Hillary Step on Mount Everest Collapsed? British mountaineer says yes, but authorities in Nepal have denied his assertionsMon, 22 May 2017 18:49:03 +0000Sprawling Contemporary Art Museum to Open in Bangladesh space will include a 100-acre sculpture park and a vast gallery devoted to South Asian artMon, 22 May 2017 17:52:47 +0000Enormous Chicken Painting Comes Home to Roost years overseas, Doug Argue’s iconic portrait is backMon, 22 May 2017 16:58:21 +0000Chasing Waterfalls? Head to Yosemite’t stick to the rivers and the lakes that you’re used to—recent snowmelt is fueling spectacular fallsFri, 19 May 2017 17:28:39 +0000Six Portraits on Display Deepen the Mystery of Jane Austen Austen demure, sardonic, or glamorous? Each portrait tells a different story about the beloved authorFri, 19 May 2017 14:26:23 +0000The Icelandic Translation of 'Dracula' Is Actually a Different Book mysteries of this Gothic classic aren't over yetFri, 19 May 2017 13:34:00 +0000Iceland's Volcano and Earthquake Museum is Devoted to the Country's "Epic" Geology Lava Center is surrounded by three volcanoesThu, 18 May 2017 15:28:13 +0000How a German Mathematician Took Responsibility for an Ancient Peruvian Artifact Reiche lived in a shack in the desert with the Nazca Lines for 40 yearsMon, 15 May 2017 16:48:27 +0000An Upcoming Art Exhibition Caters to Canine Critics (and licking and sniffing) the art is allowedMon, 15 May 2017 11:00:00 +0000Massive Royal Atlas Gets Digitized magnificent Klencke Atlas is now available online courtesy of the British LibraryFri, 12 May 2017 15:03:54 +0000Why Does Every Tourist Attraction Sell Fudge? thing that places as different as Niagara Falls, Disneyland and Ellis Island have in common? FudgeFri, 12 May 2017 12:55:00 +0000Witness the Document that Set the Trail of Tears in Motion Indian Removal Act is on display at the National Archives through June 14Fri, 12 May 2017 12:00:00 +0000This Island Can Only Be Visited by Men will soon become a Unesco world heritage site—but tradition bans women from its shoresThu, 11 May 2017 19:55:41 +0000Ornate Tiara, Once Worn by a Grand Duchess, Stolen From German Museum headpiece is adorned with 367 diamonds and has been valued at $1.31 millionThu, 11 May 2017 16:47:57 +0000“Lost” 18th-Century Garden Found at Scottish Castle believed that the garden had been demolished and buried during renovations of the sprawling estateWed, 10 May 2017 12:00:00 +0000Found: Pages From One of the First Books Printed in England librarian at the University of Reading discovered the 15th-century text buried in a boxTue, 09 May 2017 17:53:48 +0000Google Maps Glitch Sends Tourists to the Wrong Norwegian Town is not in FossmorkTue, 09 May 2017 17:12:45 +0000Minnesota Town Gets Veterans Memorial Covered With Satanic Imagery’s America’s first satanic monument on public groundsTue, 09 May 2017 16:40:58 +0000These Groceries Are Made of Felt artist Lucy Sparrow is opening an entire bodega full of themMon, 08 May 2017 14:51:15 +0000Obamas Unveil Plans for Presidential Library and Museum in Jackson Park on Chicago's South Side, the former first couple hopes the campus will help revitalize the areaFri, 05 May 2017 12:00:00 +0000After Brexit, A Tiny German Town Will Become the Center of the EU of the area thought the announcement was an April Fool’s jokeThu, 04 May 2017 19:44:02 +0000Paris’ Infamous Love Locks Will Now Help Migrants pesky padlocks are now removed from the bridge—and up for auctionThu, 04 May 2017 19:14:24 +0000Norwegian TV Series on Migrating Reindeer Impeded After Animals Stop Migrating animals are not moving fast enough for Norway’s "slow TV" crazeThu, 04 May 2017 18:25:05 +0000Rome Is Finally Restoring the Mausoleum of Augustus the tomb of emperors, a project funded by a telecom company hopes to revive the massive monument now covered in trash and weedsThu, 04 May 2017 17:27:38 +0000Who Is the Mysterious Subject of This Alice Neel Portrait? journalist has cracked the caseThu, 04 May 2017 15:08:36 +0000Rosa Parks’ Detroit House Finds a Home in Berlin abandoned and decrepit, the house has been restored overseasThu, 04 May 2017 12:00:00 +0000"Get Your Kicks" at This Route 66 Museum Mill Restaurant, which once served hungry travelers, now hosts a shrine to the highway's roadside attractionsWed, 03 May 2017 18:10:43 +0000Project Is Making 3D Scans of Ancient Handprints Handpas Project is looking to unlock who made the prehistoric art and whyWed, 03 May 2017 17:02:57 +0000UK Appoints First Woman as Official Artist of General Election Parker will create a piece for the Parliamentary Art CollectionWed, 03 May 2017 15:39:47 +0000Hong Kong’s Tiananmen Square Museum Reopens some, the museum is the first time they confront information about the 1989 massacreWed, 03 May 2017 14:17:21 +0000Tasmanian Art Festival to Host Controversial Hermann Nitsch Performance festival has decided to proceed with the avant-garde artist's work, despite public outrageTue, 02 May 2017 16:41:20 +0000Museum of Migration Opens in London ambitious museum brings new perspective to a city shaped by immigrantsTue, 02 May 2017 15:04:06 +0000Model Looms Are Missing Link in China's Textile History miniature pattern looms found in a burial in Chengdu show how the Han Dynasty produced cloth to trade on the Silk RoadMon, 01 May 2017 17:08:58 +0000New Exhibit Highlights the Art of the Courtroom Sketch decades, these drawings offered the public its only glimpse into high-profile court casesMon, 01 May 2017 16:12:51 +0000A Nude Sculpture of George Washington Is Coming to New York work was made in preparation for a larger, clothed statue by the Italian artist Antonio Canova Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:47:29 +0000The Essential I.M. Pei century-old architect changed the way the world sees itselfThu, 27 Apr 2017 16:42:42 +0000The Tragic Story of the First Ascent of the Matterhorn Whymper had tried seven times to reach the top of the Matterhorn. He made it on the eighth try–at great costThu, 27 Apr 2017 16:00:43 +0000This Building Is Covered in Emoji raising both hands in celebration-Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:56:43 +0000Cult Filmmaker John Waters Is Hosting a Summer Camp for Adults’s as kooky as you might imagineWed, 26 Apr 2017 14:43:29 +0000New Orleans Tears Down Controversial Confederate Monuments 35-foot obelisk in memory of a white supremacist uprising is no moreTue, 25 Apr 2017 19:57:49 +0000