Smart News Travel | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/smartnews-travel/RSS feed for Smart News TravelenMon, 02 Mar 2015 17:30:47 +0000The Fourth Tallest Man-made Structure Isn’t a Building at All http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/fourth-tallest-man-made-structure-isnt-building-all-180954442/TV towers and power station chimneys are some less well-known record-breakers in the history of super-tall structuresMon, 02 Mar 2015 17:30:47 +0000It's Now Legal to Book a Cruise to Cubahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/you-can-now-legally-book-cruise-cuba-180954437/A Canadian cruise line is allowing Americans to legally book a trip around CubaMon, 02 Mar 2015 15:01:14 +0000Would You Live in an Antarctic Penguin Post Office? http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/would-you-live-antarctic-penguin-post-office-180954425/Applications soar at post office in Port Lockroy, AntarcticaFri, 27 Feb 2015 14:45:32 +0000Adultery Is Now Legal in South Korea http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/cheating-now-legal-south-korea-180954414/62 years after the passage of a morality law, spouses can’t be prosecuted for extramarital affairsThu, 26 Feb 2015 18:15:34 +0000Forget the Race to the Moon. These Rovers Will Race on the Moon.http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/privately-built-rovers-will-race-surface-moon-180954398/It's going to be a pretty slow race, howeverTue, 24 Feb 2015 19:30:49 +0000Amsterdam Is Out of Bike Parkinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/amsterdam-out-bike-parking-180954395/The city will create 40,000 new bike parking spaces by 2030Tue, 24 Feb 2015 16:51:27 +0000The Russian Village Entirely Populated by Tightrope Walkershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/russian-village-entirely-populated-tightrope-walkers-180954391/The circus-skill tradition goes back so far in tiny Tsovkra-1 that no one knows quite how or why it started—but it may end before longTue, 24 Feb 2015 14:30:19 +0000See the Winter of Our Discontent…From Spacehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/winter-your-discontent-space-180954382/NASA photo of the eastern United States confirms it’s really, really cold out there Mon, 23 Feb 2015 14:38:47 +0000President Obama Announces a Trio of New National Monuments http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/president-obama-announces-trio-new-national-monuments-180954365/The sites include a historic neighborhood in Chicago, a former internment camp in Hawaii and a canyon in ColoradoThu, 19 Feb 2015 19:34:15 +00002014 Was National Parks’ Most-Visited Year Ever http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/2014-was-national-parks-most-visited-year-ever-180954358/Last year broke records with over 292 million visitsThu, 19 Feb 2015 17:00:29 +0000Everest Climbers Now Prohibited From Taking One Deadly Routehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/everest-climbers-now-prohibited-one-deadly-route-180954357/Nepal announces that the Khumbu Icefall, where 16 sherpa were killed last year, is now off-limitsThu, 19 Feb 2015 16:08:43 +0000Only 1 in 4 Americans Would Take a Free Space Flight http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/only-1-4-would-take-free-space-flight-180954340/Americans are still skeptical about some aspects of space travelWed, 18 Feb 2015 16:30:02 +0000Lack of Snow Forced the Iditarod to Move Its Trackhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/iditarod-had-move-track-due-lack-snow-180954246/Instead of starting in Willow, Alaska, this year, the race will start 300 miles north in FairbanksThu, 12 Feb 2015 20:33:38 +0000Tourist Trash Has Changed the Color of Yellowstone’s Morning Glory Poolhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/tourist-trash-has-changed-color-yellowstones-morning-glory-pool-180954239/Researchers have found proof of what caused a hot spring’s drastic color modification—it's people, of courseThu, 12 Feb 2015 18:45:34 +0000These Bells Play Seismic Shifts http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/these-bells-play-seismic-shifts-180954198/Watch as UC Berkeley’s bells play the earth’s “natural frequencies” Tue, 10 Feb 2015 17:00:23 +0000Cards Against Humanity Has a Private Islandhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/cards-against-humanity-has-private-island-180954171/“Hawaii 2” started as a joke, turned into an island owned by the card game and licensed to its playersFri, 06 Feb 2015 17:30:04 +0000The Pacific Crest Trail Is So Popular It Needs a New Permit Systemhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/pacific-crest-trail-so-popular-it-needs-a-new-permit-system-180954161/Only 50 people per day will be allowed to start thru-hikes from the southern terminus Thu, 05 Feb 2015 17:25:01 +0000This Fake Gulag Will Let You Pretend the Soviets Are Still in Powerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/fake-gulag-will-let-you-pretend-soviets-are-still-power-180954153/Barking dogs, harsh guards and brutal imprisonment in a bunker where the USSR never fellThu, 05 Feb 2015 15:26:05 +0000The Taj Mahal Gardens Have a Special Relationship to the Solstice http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/taj-mahal-gardens-have-special-solstice-relationship-180954136/On the day the sun climbs the highest in the sky, careful alignments within the gardens and buildings of the beautiful mausoleum appearTue, 03 Feb 2015 19:12:13 +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 +0000