Smart News Travel | Smithsonian feed for Smart News TravelenTue, 25 Apr 2017 19:57:49 +0000Bangkok Won't Ban Street Food After All Tourism Authority of Thailand clarifies that vendors will be able to continue selling street food under new regulationsTue, 18 Apr 2017 17:27:24 +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 +0000California May Lose Popular Surfing Spots to Rising Seas changing climate may make iconic breaks disappearFri, 21 Apr 2017 18:56:56 +0000Check Out These Rare Color Images of World War II photos are part of a new book from the Imperial War Museums which includes many images published for the first timeFri, 21 Apr 2017 18:24:12 +0000A New Museum in Sweden Is All About Failure the many examples of products that were short-sighted, short-lived or just sillyFri, 21 Apr 2017 16:16:21 +0000Almost Half of Natural World Heritage Sites Are Threatened by Criminal Activity WWF report found that illegal poaching, logging, and fishing impacts 45 percent of the designated locationsThu, 20 Apr 2017 16:55:30 +0000 Watch a Large Asteroid Streak Through the Night Sky a small telescope will be neededWed, 19 Apr 2017 14:16:15 +0000New Technique Shows San Rock Art Is 5,000 Years Old a highly refined form of carbon dating, researchers were able to date the pigments in art in Botswana, Lesotho and South AfricaWed, 19 Apr 2017 13:56:56 +0000A Minnesota Home Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright Is For Sale, Original Furniture And All from the floor color to the light fixtures is as the architect designed itTue, 18 Apr 2017 18:53:23 +0000California’s Lush Super Bloom Is Even More Stunning From Space images captured an explosion of flowers stretching across California’s desert hills Fri, 14 Apr 2017 20:15:54 +0000Thousands of Lego Daffodils Are Blooming in Britain brick-built botanicals celebrate the UK’s 2017 City of CultureFri, 14 Apr 2017 17:44:41 +0000Ireland May End Its Historic Good Friday Alcohol Ban 1927 prohibition restricted the sale of booze on Good Friday, Christmas Day and St. Patrick’s DayFri, 14 Apr 2017 17:21:19 +0000The Curious History of the White House Easter Egg Roll of families enter the lottery each year to take part in this White House traditionFri, 14 Apr 2017 16:13:52 +0000Aromatic New Museum Celebrates the Art and History of Perfume the ancient Egyptians to Elizabeth Taylor, the Grand Musée du Parfum tells the story of fragranceFri, 14 Apr 2017 15:05:39 +0000Slumber With Skeletons at This New York Museum, mummies and adults are invited to a special sleepoverThu, 13 Apr 2017 15:46:28 +0000The Met Will Finally Integrate Some Native American Art Into Its American Wing now, indigenous art has lived in its own sectionTue, 11 Apr 2017 19:01:32 +0000Huge New Spider Species Discovered in Mexican Cave<i>Califorctenus cacachilensis</i> is the width of a softball and represents a new genus of arachnidsTue, 11 Apr 2017 14:06:29 +0000Graffiti Grudge Goes to Federal Court was once an international graffiti icon. Now, aerosol artists are fighting the developer who tore it downTue, 11 Apr 2017 13:30:00 +0000New Pyramid Discovered in Egypt this week the interior structure of pyramid was uncovered at the Dahshur Necropolis, home to some of Egypt's earliest pyramidsFri, 07 Apr 2017 15:50:57 +0000Fans Hope to Preserve Jack Kerouac’s Florida Home modest house in St. Petersburg is now for sale, and may be turned into a museum Thu, 06 Apr 2017 15:07:22 +0000Europe’s Only Known Cavefish Discovered in Germany analyses suggest that the cave loach speedily adapted to its lightless habitatWed, 05 Apr 2017 14:36:26 +0000Found: One of the Oldest North American Settlements discovery of the 14,000-year-old village in Canada lends credence to the theory that humans arrived in North America from the coastWed, 05 Apr 2017 13:30:00 +0000A Second Doomsday Vault—This One to to Preserve Data—Is Opening in Svalbard as the Arctic World Archive, it will store copies of books, archives and documents on special filmWed, 05 Apr 2017 12:00:00 +0000London's Parliament Square Will Get Its First Statue of a Woman leader Millicent Garrett Fawcett will join the ranks of 11 statesmen who have been honored with monuments thereTue, 04 Apr 2017 16:48:09 +0000Sriracha Sauce Is Finally Available in Vietnam happens when a cult staple heads to another country?Tue, 04 Apr 2017 15:26:11 +0000National Park Service Seeks Public Help in Death Valley Fossil Theft footprints, which had been left in a lakebed by ancient mammals and birds, have been swiped Fri, 31 Mar 2017 16:51:16 +0000Corrosion Could Bring a Premature End to This Legendary Ship report sounds the alarm on the RMS Queen MaryThu, 30 Mar 2017 17:21:11 +0000What Kind of Art is the Most Popular?'s not always in museums—and historic name recognition is starting to matter lessThu, 30 Mar 2017 16:04:38 +0000Museum Devoted to Camille Claudel, Long Overshadowed by Rodin, Opens in France work has long been obscured by her dramatic personal lifeThu, 30 Mar 2017 12:20:02 +0000NASA Launches the Galaxy’s Most Glorious Space Database you can easily peruse more than 140,000 of the agency's photos, videos and visualizationsWed, 29 Mar 2017 19:24:06 +0000People Piqued by Plans to Place LED Lights in Rome of the energy-efficient lights take a dim view to the city's new bulbsWed, 29 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0000Largest-Known Dinosaur Footprint Discovered in Western Australia print was among twenty-one types left behind 130 million years agoMon, 27 Mar 2017 18:36:36 +0000New Charter Flight Takes Passengers to See the Southern Lights first "Flight to the Lights" took 130 skygazers to get up close with the Aurora AustralisFri, 24 Mar 2017 19:34:56 +0000This Eccentric 19th-Century Transportation Magnate May Have Inspired Jules Verne Francis Train traveled around the world three times in his increasingly weird lifeFri, 24 Mar 2017 14:21:47 +0000Mount Etna’s Fiery Eruptions Are Visible From Space Thomas Pesquet captured an image of the volcano's glowing lavaFri, 24 Mar 2017 13:54:43 +0000Vandals Deface Rock Art In Chad's Ennedi World Heritage Site were written in French and Arabic on some of the area's rock art, which can date back as far as 8,000 yearsThu, 23 Mar 2017 16:42:00 +0000Tour Company Offers (Very Expensive) Dives to 'Titanic' Wreckage a mere $105,129 per person, thrill-seekers can explore the ruins of the ill-fated shipWed, 22 Mar 2017 13:00:00 +0000One of Christianity's Holiest Sites Gets Its Grand Unveiling team of 50 experts spent nine months cleaning and reinforcing the shrine that is believed to be above Jesus' tombWed, 22 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0000Norwegians Are Named 2017's Happiest People countries take the top spots in the annual World Happiness ReportTue, 21 Mar 2017 20:49:27 +0000Man Charged After Slashing Gainsborough Painting at the National Gallery, preliminary reports suggest that "The Morning Walk" can be repairedTue, 21 Mar 2017 13:12:35 +0000Chile Designates 11 Million Acres of Land as National Parks by the donation of 1 million acres of privately owned land, the country is adding five parks to its systemMon, 20 Mar 2017 17:14:53 +0000Utah Chooses New State Works of Art rock art and Robert Smithson's “Spiral Jetty” are poised to become state symbolsThu, 16 Mar 2017 19:26:45 +0000Researchers Find the First Naturally Fluorescent Frog Species polka-dot tree frog emits a blue-green glow under UV light, which is an unusual feature for land-dwelling crittersWed, 15 Mar 2017 18:48:43 +0000China Approves Massive National Park to Protect Its Last Big Cats 5,600-square-mile reserve along the Russian border will safeguard rare Amur leopards and Siberian TigersWed, 15 Mar 2017 17:28:36 +0000Thornbury Castle, Honeymoon Spot of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, On Sale for $10.3 million property boasts boasts 28 bedrooms, sprawling Tudor gardens and restaurant experience in the dungeonsTue, 14 Mar 2017 19:02:11 +0000Why Did This Australian Lake Turn Bright Pink? weather, scant rainfall and high salt levels have created a perfect storm for pinknessTue, 14 Mar 2017 17:31:20 +0000Take a Virtual Trip to the International Space Station VR simulation turns you into an orbiting astronaut Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:08:34 +0000Two New Exhibitions Celebrate a Long-Lost Painting "Tower of the Blue Horses" is gone, but not forgottenMon, 13 Mar 2017 16:16:44 +0000New Nashville Restaurant Recreates Civil Rights Sit-In Site lunch counter where John Lewis and others were arrested will now be part of a soul food eatery and music venue Mon, 13 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0000Man Crosses the Atlantic On a Stand-Up Paddleboard African surfer Chris Bertish spent 93 days paddling 4,050 miles between Morocco and AntiguaFri, 10 Mar 2017 22:20:13 +0000Huge Statue of Egyptian Pharaoh Discovered in Cairo may be a likeness of Ramses II, ancient Egypt's most powerful rulerFri, 10 Mar 2017 21:02:42 +0000During (and After) WWII, Some States Had Year-Round Daylight Saving Time 1963 'Time Magazine' article called it "a chaos of time"Fri, 10 Mar 2017 15:00:00 +0000Malta's Iconic Azure Window Crumbles Into the Sea limestone arch on the island of Gozo was expected to stand several more decades, but a vicious storm Wednesday took out the natural wonderThu, 09 Mar 2017 22:10:46 +0000History Film Forum Hashes Out Truth and Myth in Hollywood four-day Forum looks into time travel, black America, Poe and other depictions of history in the mediaThu, 09 Mar 2017 19:22:42 +0000California’s Bunny Museum Hops to a New Home previous location could not contain the museum’s 33,000 “artifacts”Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:09:34 +0000Germans Invented the Autobahn. Now They’re Building a Superhighway for Bikes cyclist’s dream will soon be reality in BerlinThu, 09 Mar 2017 16:25:52 +0000Sonata by Fanny Mendelssohn, Mistakenly Attributed to Her Brother, Premieres Under Her Name Royal College of London performed the Easter Sonata in honor of International Women's DayWed, 08 Mar 2017 15:23:15 +0000Is This the Happiest Place in America? For the second time in a row, Gallup-Healthways ranked this Florida city first for overall well-beingTue, 07 Mar 2017 20:55:46 +0000What Killed More Than Half a Dozen of the Bahamas' Swimming Pigs? and sand-tainted snacks might be the reason for the recent deathsTue, 07 Mar 2017 18:42:29 +0000Censored Iranian Film Gets First Public Release, 27 Years After Its Debut mysterious plan to steal <i>The Nights of Zayandeh-rood</i> from government archives helped bring the film to a London theaterTue, 07 Mar 2017 11:00:00 +0000Nosy Researchers Are Sniffing a Vintage Library’s all an effort to recreate an olfactory landscape of yoreMon, 06 Mar 2017 17:51:46 +0000Amsterdam Is Widening Some of Its Canals, the city’s iconic Central Station will look more like its old selfMon, 06 Mar 2017 15:59:01 +0000Primary School Students in Scotland Gave Dead Goldfish a Viking Burial, Bubbles and FreddyFri, 03 Mar 2017 20:17:54 +0000Five-Year Photo Project Captures the Sistine Chapel in High-Res Detail in a new set of books, the 1:1 photos will be used by restorers to restore and assess damage to Michaelangelo's masterpiecesFri, 03 Mar 2017 19:24:48 +0000George W. Bush Displays Portraits of Military Veterans former president honors 66 members of the armed services in the show "Portraits of Courage," which just opened at the George W. Bush CenterFri, 03 Mar 2017 17:52:16 +0000This Short-Lived 1930s Speakeasy Was a Sanctuary for Gay Londoners now you can visit a recreationThu, 02 Mar 2017 20:26:18 +0000The Horrors of the 'Great Slave Auction' largest sale of enslaved people ever to take place in the U.S. tore families apartThu, 02 Mar 2017 17:00:00 +0000Peak Bloom for This Year's Cherry Blossoms May Be Earliest On Record National Parks Service has predicted when everyone's favorite trees will reach peak bloomWed, 01 Mar 2017 21:17:17 +0000The Illustrator of Alice in Wonderland Also Drew Abraham Lincoln. A Lot Tenniel was a well-known editorial cartoonist as well as the man who gave Lewis Carroll’s books their visual charmTue, 28 Feb 2017 16:30:12 +0000New Exhibition Lets You Look at Art While Playing Pinball<i>Kings and Queens</i> tracks the game’s influence on a group of Chicago artistsMon, 27 Feb 2017 19:45:04 +0000New McDonalds Has a Cool Design Element: an Ancient Roman Road a bit of history with that Happy Meal Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:26:27 +0000Byron Was One of the Few Prominent Defenders of the Luddites later he even wrote them a poem, “Song for the Luddites”Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000