Smart News Travel | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/smartnews-travel/RSS feed for Smart News TravelenWed, 17 Sep 2014 14:51:27 +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 +0000You Can Visit A Cave Where the Ancient Maya Sacrificed Humanshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/you-can-visit-cave-where-mayans-sacrificed-humans-180952359/In Belize, the Actun Tunichil Muknal cave is an eerie experience for visitorsFri, 15 Aug 2014 14:14:00 +0000Starting Tonight, You Can Roam the Tate Museum After Hours, Via Robothttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/control-robots-roaming-tate-museum-night-180952342/Spend a virtual night at the museum with robots Wed, 13 Aug 2014 16:37:25 +0000Joe McConaughy Just Set a New Pacific Crest Trail Recordhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/joe-mcconaughy-just-set-new-pacific-crest-trail-record-180952304/He finished all 2,660 miles, from Mexico and Canada, in 53 days, 6 hours and 37 minutesMon, 11 Aug 2014 11:54:51 +0000The World's Longest Horse Race Is Going on Right Now in Mongoliahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/worlds-longest-horserace-going-now-mongolia-180952295/With wild horses, broken bones and treacherous terrain, this isn't a steeplechase Fri, 08 Aug 2014 13:41:46 +0000This Is Why the Park Service Banned Drones—One Just Crashed Into a Famous Hot Springhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/yellowstone-crash-why-park-service-banned-drones-180952276/This is why we can't have nice thingsThu, 07 Aug 2014 14:51:22 +0000If a Monkey Takes a Photo, No One Owns Copyrighthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/no-one-owns-copyright-wikipedia-monkeys-self-portrait-180952275/The contested photo likely belongs to neither monkey nor man, but to the public domain Thu, 07 Aug 2014 14:50:02 +0000Jump on Massive Trampolines in a Giant Cavern in Waleshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/you-can-jump-massive-underground-trampolines-wales-180952250/This sounds like fun: jumping on trampolines 180 feet above the floor of a giant cavernThu, 07 Aug 2014 14:16:00 +0000Barcelona's Turning Its Old Olympic Stadium Into a Virtual Reality Themeparkhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/planned-virtual-reality-theme-park-lets-you-race-olympian-180952269/At Barcelona's Olympic Stadium, you can race a virtual OlympianThu, 07 Aug 2014 13:15:41 +0000Copenhagen Might Install a Giant, Energy-Gathering Duck in Its Harbor http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/copenhagen-might-install-giant-solar-energy-gathering-duck-its-harbor-180952249/The duck would be both a tourist attraction and a means of helping the city become carbon-neutral by 2025 Tue, 05 Aug 2014 14:08:02 +0000Civil War Battlefields Are Overrun With Deerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/hunters-desired-civil-war-battlefields-overrun-deer-180952244/The Parks Department is going to spend $1.8 million to have hunters cull themMon, 04 Aug 2014 17:10:36 +0000With Wildfire Still Burning in Yosemite, Sequoias, At Least, Are Safehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/wildfire-still-burning-yosemite-national-park-180952221/Up and down the West Coast, extraordinary fire seasons are becoming more common—and making climate change worseThu, 31 Jul 2014 16:28:10 +0000Saharan Dust Helped Build the Bahamashttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/saharan-dust-helped-build-bahama-islands-180952173/Minerals blown off the Sahara fuel the microbes that undergird the Bahaman ecosystemMon, 28 Jul 2014 13:15:00 +0000This Market Along the Burma-China Border Is a Veritable Noah’s Ark of Critically Endangered Animalshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/market-along-burma-china-border-veritable-noahs-ark-critically-endangered-animals-180952162/Photographer Alex Hofford exposed the extent of the wildlife trade openly taking place at this infamous market Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:11:31 +0000