Smart News Travel | Smithsonian 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 Yosemite 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 Wall 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 Art 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 History Van Tassel believed he could communicate with aliensFri, 09 Jan 2015 19:30:59 +0000Two Climbers Are Free-Climbing One of Yosemite's Hardest Routes 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 Fly 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?'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 Like U.S. broke off diplomatic relations with Cuba in 1960Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:31:02 +0000Pollution Is Turning the Taj Mahal Brown 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 See bright glow of friction in Earth's atmosphereMon, 15 Dec 2014 16:47:22 +0000The Library for Magicians Is Taking Appointments 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