Smart News Travel | Smithsonian feed for Smart News TravelenThu, 26 Mar 2015 15:40:20 +0000New Census Data Shows Fastest-Growing Areas, Texas post big gains in 2013-2014 statisticsThu, 26 Mar 2015 15:40:20 +0000How Bad Is California’s Drought? it’s pretty badTue, 24 Mar 2015 18:00:44 +0000Tortoise Defends His Lady in a Super Slow Chase’s what happens when you interrupt two giant reptiles just trying to get in a bit of quality time togetherMon, 23 Mar 2015 22:30:38 +0000Found: A Secret Nazi Hideaway in the Heart of an Andean Jungle of a dark Nazi history found in ArgentinaMon, 23 Mar 2015 22:20:21 +0000'The Stars and Sun Are Everywhere’: 50 Years of Spacewalks marks five decades since cosmonaut Alexey Leonov became the first human to walk in spaceWed, 18 Mar 2015 19:07:32 +0000Watch a Drone Explore the World’s Largest Cave’s Son Doong cave is a magnificent not-so-microcosmTue, 17 Mar 2015 14:25:12 +0000Here’s How to Lay Claim to a Brand New Island’s pretty complicated (surprise!)Mon, 16 Mar 2015 18:00:33 +0000The Children’s Book That Caused Japan’s Raccoon Problem the story of one man’s childhood pet raccoon became a hit in 1970s Japan, it heralded a biological invasion still troubling the country todayMon, 16 Mar 2015 17:30:10 +0000Will 2015 Be the Best Mushroom Year Ever? braces itself for the biggest morel mushroom harvest in world history Mon, 16 Mar 2015 16:15:03 +0000There’s Finally Free Wifi in Cuba becomes more connectedMon, 16 Mar 2015 15:15:30 +0000When Breathtaking Rock Billboards Dominated the Sunset Strip new exhibition showcases the Sunset Strip's "rock 'n' roll billboards"Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:30:44 +0000Sorry, ‘Ben-Hur’ Remake...No Circus Maximus for You blocks the remake from filming at the historic stadiumThu, 12 Mar 2015 16:00:10 +0000This is How Earth Welcomed Back Soyuz a bad re-entry after months on the International Space Station Thu, 12 Mar 2015 13:40:02 +0000London’s Congestion Pricing Plan Is Saving Lives charging $17.34 for a trip downtown during peak hours, London has reduced traffic fatalities by 40 percentTue, 10 Mar 2015 15:30:53 +0000Should People Be Allowed to Boat Through Yellowstone? and recreational paddlers are split on whether to open up remaining National Parks waterways to boatersThu, 05 Mar 2015 14:30:09 +0000A Beefalo Invasion Is Causing Trouble in the Grand Canyon of the hybrid animals are drying up water resources and messing with the ecosystem, eliciting calls for cullingWed, 04 Mar 2015 14:00:59 +0000Chilean Volcano Erupts in the Early Morning 9,000-foot volcano spewed ash, smoke and lava high into the airTue, 03 Mar 2015 15:36:24 +0000Amazing Ruins of a Long Lost City Discovered in Honduras scientific expedition into the depths of the Honduran rain forest discovered a lost cityTue, 03 Mar 2015 14:15:31 +0000The Fourth Tallest Man-made Structure Isn’t a Building at All 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 Cuba Canadian cruise line is allowing Americans to legally book a trip around CubaMon, 02 Mar 2015 15:01:14 +0000Statisticians Reveal the Best Place to Wait Out a Zombie Apocalypse’ll want to head for the Rocky MountainsFri, 27 Feb 2015 15:30:26 +0000Would You Live in an Antarctic Penguin Post Office? soar at post office in Port Lockroy, AntarcticaFri, 27 Feb 2015 14:45:32 +0000Adultery Is Now Legal in South Korea 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.'s going to be a pretty slow race, howeverTue, 24 Feb 2015 19:30:49 +0000Amsterdam Is Out of Bike Parking city will create 40,000 new bike parking spaces by 2030Tue, 24 Feb 2015 16:51:27 +0000The Russian Village Entirely Populated by Tightrope Walkers 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 Space 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 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 year broke records with over 292 million visitsThu, 19 Feb 2015 17:00:29 +0000Everest Climbers Now Prohibited From Taking One Deadly Route 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 are still skeptical about some aspects of space travelWed, 18 Feb 2015 16:30:02 +0000Lack of Snow Forced the Iditarod to Move Its Track 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 Pool 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 as UC Berkeley’s bells play the earth’s “natural frequencies” Tue, 10 Feb 2015 17:00:23 +0000Cards Against Humanity Has a Private Island“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 System 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 Power 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 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 Yosemite and “hair snares” could preserve a threatened Sierra speciesThu, 29 Jan 2015 16:30:28 +0000