Smart News Travel | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/smartnews-travel/RSS feed for Smart News TravelenThu, 16 Oct 2014 15:36:47 +0000Ellis Island Is Opening an Abandoned Hospital to the Public for the First Time in 60 Yearshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ellis-island-allowing-public-view-its-abandoned-hospital-first-time-60-years-180953063/There are 29 abandoned buildings in all, several of which visitors can exploreThu, 16 Oct 2014 15:36:47 +0000What Should the Price of Visiting Wilderness Be?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-legislation-would-make-visiting-wilderness-areas-us-more-expensive-180952876/If passed, HR 5204 could introduce widespread fees for entering formerly free public landsMon, 29 Sep 2014 18:33:22 +0000Visitors to Emperor Augustus' Home Can Now See the Same Frescos He Didhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/visitors-rome-can-now-see-emperor-augustus-frescos-180952831/Just in time for the 2,000th anniversary of Augustus' death, new wings of Augustus' home are opened Wed, 24 Sep 2014 17:59:43 +000020 Years Later, "Shawshank Redemption" Has Made This Former Prison a Tourist Attractionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/20-years-later-shawshank-redemption-has-made-former-prison-tourist-attraction-180952816/The Ohio State Reformatory now draws 80,000 tourists a year Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:52:31 +0000Saudi Arabia Makes MERS Preparations for Hajjhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/saudi-arabia-makes-mers-preparations-hajj-180952731/MERS has killed over 300 people in the past two yearsWed, 17 Sep 2014 14:51:27 +0000Delay-Plagued Virgin Galactic Finds Itself Delayed, Againhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/delay-plagued-virgin-galactic-finds-itself-delayed-again-180952674/It will be hard for Virgin Galactic to fly by 2015 without a fully tested rocket engineThu, 11 Sep 2014 16:13:34 +0000In the Marathon du Medoc, Run 26.2 Miles—While Stopping to Drink Wine Along the Wayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/marathon-france-involves-drinking-wine-180952615/Like running? Like wine? Why not combine the two? Fri, 05 Sep 2014 13:56:45 +0000This Beach Sculpture Is Modeled After Norwegian Fish Drying Rackshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/buildings-arctic-beach-norway-180952551/Norway's SALT festival involves music, sauna's and architectureFri, 29 Aug 2014 17:12:35 +0000New Analysis Suggests Utah’s Famous Rock Art Is Surprisingly Recenthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-analysis-suggests-utahs-famous-rock-art-surprisingly-recent-180952482/The impressive Barrier Canyon Style images hold clues to the identity of their mysterious paintersTue, 26 Aug 2014 18:07:31 +0000