Smart News Travel | Smithsonian feed for Smart News TravelenThu, 26 May 2016 18:16:31 +0000Rome Is Looking for People to Adopt Famous, Falling-Apart Sites in Rome, pony up some cash for cultural preservation Thu, 26 May 2016 18:16:31 +0000The Longest, Deepest Train Tunnel in the World Is About to Open goes straight through the base of the AlpsThu, 26 May 2016 14:58:38 +0000A Painting Georgia O’Keeffe Wanted Destroyed Is on Display for the First Time in Nearly 60 Years’Keeffe’s watercolor returns to the town where she painted itWed, 25 May 2016 15:16:26 +0000This Startup Wants to Open the 2020 Olympics With a Man-Made Meteor Shower the only thing better than fireworks be fireworks launched from space?Wed, 25 May 2016 14:50:32 +0000These Are America’s Most Well-Read Cities your bookish burg make's list? Wed, 25 May 2016 13:00:00 +0000Bug Poop Is Turning the Taj Mahal Green make matters worse, constant cleaning is damaging the monument’s delicate marbleTue, 24 May 2016 19:33:02 +0000Four People Have Died on Everest in as Many Days mountain's terrible toll has set the 2016 climbing season off to a rocky start Mon, 23 May 2016 18:20:00 +0000Houston Opens Up Its Huge "Underground Cathedral" to Visitors haunting 1920's city reservoir full of 25-foot columns and shafts of light is now open to the public Mon, 23 May 2016 18:00:00 +0000When It Rains in Boston, the Sidewalks Reveal Poetry spray paint creates hidden poems on Beantown’s streetsMon, 23 May 2016 16:40:00 +0000A Giant Flock of Pigeons Is Lighting up New York’s Night Sky show is meant to illustrate that pigeons aren't rats with wingsMon, 23 May 2016 14:42:52 +0000The World's Longest Pizza Took 250 Chefs More Than Six Hours to Make surprise, the record-holding pie was created in NaplesFri, 20 May 2016 16:00:00 +0000Five of the Most Iconic State Sandwiches a state sandwich is hard workFri, 20 May 2016 15:34:43 +0000Get Ready for the “Summer of Hamilton” new exhibition at the New-York Historical Society focuses on the "$10 Founding Father"Thu, 19 May 2016 16:48:49 +0000Amateur Divers Find Huge Cache of Bronze Artifacts in Israel National Park divers discover a Roman shipwreck full of rare bronze statues, coins and other artifacts in Caesarea National ParkWed, 18 May 2016 14:16:30 +0000Baby Bison Euthanized After Tourists Try to "Save" It't touch the wildlifeTue, 17 May 2016 15:56:22 +0000A Brief History of Taking Books Along for the Ride books, will travelTue, 17 May 2016 15:28:08 +0000Why You Might Start Seeing Disney And Other Brands in National Parks rules on donor recognition could allow corporate sponsors to fund items within National ParksMon, 16 May 2016 18:03:23 +0000Wander About an Art Installation Inspired by the Large Hadron Collider from scienceMon, 16 May 2016 15:40:35 +0000China Will Start Publicly Shaming Tourists Who Graffiti Mount Everest nothing but footprintsMon, 16 May 2016 14:53:09 +0000Why "The Royal Oak" Is a Popular Pub Name in the U.K. story goes back to the English Civil Wars and a prince on the runFri, 13 May 2016 15:43:15 +0000Chinese Cops Are Temporarily Patrolling the Streets of Rome and Milan new experimental program put international police at Italy's tourist hubs to help the influx of Chinese travelersThu, 12 May 2016 18:32:12 +0000Help London's Science Museum Bring Britain's First Robot Back to Life impressed crowds in the 1920's by standing up, bowing, and shooting sparks from his teethThu, 12 May 2016 15:45:13 +0000During the Cold War, the Air Force Dropped an Unarmed Nuke on South Carolina, none of the Gregg family of Mars Bluff were seriously hurt, not even the catThu, 12 May 2016 14:47:59 +0000Central Park Opens Up Its "Secret Sanctuary" for 80 Years, the Park recently announced it will open the restored Hallett Nature Sanctuary to vistorsWed, 11 May 2016 16:37:53 +0000Early Rembrandt Found in Basement Goes On Display painting is one of five in a series about the senses that the Dutch master created as a teenagerTue, 10 May 2016 15:47:56 +0000The Bison Is Now the Official Mammal of the United States big beasts are the first official mammals recognized by the federal governmentMon, 09 May 2016 20:07:42 +0000Want to Browse Some National Park Maps? There’s a Site For That you guess the most popular map?Mon, 09 May 2016 13:00:00 +0000Build Your Own Library at the First-Ever Little Library Festival book-sharing stations have popped up all across the United StatesFri, 06 May 2016 17:57:07 +0000NASA Announces World's New Lightning Hotspot electric capital tops the charts with lightning storms 297 nights per yearThu, 05 May 2016 14:35:00 +0000Why Are Chilean Beaches Covered With Dead Animals? waters have turned the country's once-pristine coast into a putrid sightWed, 04 May 2016 19:35:03 +0000Yellowstone’s Most Famous Bear Is Dead shot “Scarface”?Tue, 03 May 2016 18:20:00 +0000Five Things to Know About Megacities is happening fast—here's what to know about the world's largest citiesMon, 02 May 2016 19:12:41 +0000“New” 2,000-Year-Old Geoglyph Spotted in Peru’s always more to learn about the mysterious Nazca linesMon, 02 May 2016 16:01:22 +0000The Swiss Have Made Cheese Since the Iron Age discovery pushes Swiss cheesemaking traditions back millenniaFri, 29 Apr 2016 15:56:04 +0000A German City Installed Traffic Lights For Texters Augsburg, distracted smartphone users don't have to look up to stay safeWed, 27 Apr 2016 15:57:14 +0000Prince’s Paisley Park Studios Will Become a Museum la GracelandTue, 26 Apr 2016 20:02:22 +0000Fire Devastates New Delhi's National Museum of Natural History late night blaze guts one of India's favorite museums, destroying valuable collections and exhibitsTue, 26 Apr 2016 16:00:02 +0000An Israeli Brewery Recreated a 2,000-Year-Old Beer brewed as in Biblical timesMon, 25 Apr 2016 18:13:04 +0000Celebrate Earth Day With a Rainbow of Spectacular Photos's palette is unparalleledFri, 22 Apr 2016 16:33:52 +0000This Artist Builds Tiny Rooms in Milan’s Forgotten Manholes seemingly whimsical project has a darker meaningFri, 22 Apr 2016 13:00:00 +0000Eight Awesome Maps From Stanford's New David Rumsey Map Center collection of 150,000 historic maps merges paper and digital images in new waysFri, 22 Apr 2016 12:00:00 +0000Why Women Bring Their 'I Voted' Stickers to Susan B. Anthony's Grave's a small tribute to a big leader in women's suffrage Wed, 20 Apr 2016 16:36:31 +0000Massive Roman Villa Found in British Backyard of the largest and best-preserved Roman homes ever found in Britain was discovered after a family decided they wanted to play ping-pong in their barnTue, 19 Apr 2016 16:55:36 +0000Help First Responders in Ecuador Without Leaving Your Desk satellite imagery of earthquake-stricken areas to help aid agencies decide where to go nextTue, 19 Apr 2016 16:20:00 +0000A New Exhibition Is All About Underwear a queen's drawers to David Beckham's briefs, The Victoria and Albert Museum gets "Undressed"Tue, 19 Apr 2016 13:00:00 +0000Death Valley Has a Secret Shrine to…Tea a kettle, leave a kettle at this remote junctionTue, 19 Apr 2016 12:00:00 +0000New York’s Newest Urban Farm Floats barge bursting with vegetables takes to the water this summerMon, 18 Apr 2016 15:04:52 +0000This Perfume Smells Like the Apocalypse bottled blood and thunder to capture the heady scent of the end timesMon, 18 Apr 2016 14:19:23 +0000Historic Sites of the London Underground Will Soon Open for Visitors Churchill’s blitz bunker and the first underwater tunnel ever builtFri, 15 Apr 2016 16:43:31 +0000The Czech Republic Wants to Change Its Name to “Czechia”Fri, 15 Apr 2016 15:24:49 +0000Five Fascinating Places to Visit This Obscura Day<i>Atlas Obscura</i> celebrates all things weird and wonderful worldwide this SaturdayThu, 14 Apr 2016 17:07:12 +0000The U.S. Finally Has a National Monument That Honors Women’s History Constitution Avenue is now one of the women’s movement’s most significant sitesTue, 12 Apr 2016 20:10:51 +0000Museum Building Is Booming in the United States a seven-year period, museums in the U.S. spent around $5 billionMon, 11 Apr 2016 18:31:25 +0000Celebrate Shakespeare’s Legacy at Hamlet’s Castle, rest, perturbed spirit! A bed awaits at “Elsinore”Thu, 07 Apr 2016 15:54:56 +0000Researchers Crack Open the Mysterious Plain of Jars 80 years, archeologists get the chance to explore the Laotian plateau dotted with giant stone jarsWed, 06 Apr 2016 16:57:53 +0000Eco-Celebrity Crane Inspires Wetland Protection in Taiwan endangered Siberian crane that has made Taiwan home is inspiring locals to protect the wetlandsTue, 05 Apr 2016 19:20:00 +0000Here are Seven of Zaha Hadid's Most Stunning Structures architect leaves behind an astonishing legacyFri, 01 Apr 2016 16:52:26 +0000Chicago Is Getting a Pizza Museum the anchovies: This pop-up is a pizza-lover’s dreamThu, 31 Mar 2016 19:20:00 +0000Switzerland Will Host the First Cyborg Olympics “Cybathlon” will show what happens when humans and machines collaborateWed, 30 Mar 2016 17:32:49 +0000Genetically Pure Bison Will Return to Montana After 100 Years in Exile week, the Blackfeet Tribe will receive 89 buffalo calves that descended from Montana stock in a Canadian National ParkTue, 29 Mar 2016 18:30:50 +0000Rhinos Will Be Airlifted to Australia to Avoid Poachers new project is flying rhinos from South Africa to Australia to create a "biological insurance policy" against increased poachingMon, 28 Mar 2016 18:05:23 +0000