Smart News Travel | Smithsonian feed for Smart News TravelenMon, 22 May 2017 19:48:26 +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 +0000Take a Virtual Swim Through Five Marine Sanctuaries sunken ships to schools of fish, the new 360-degree, VR images are breathtaking Mon, 22 May 2017 19:48:26 +0000Has Hillary Step on Mount Everest Collapsed? British mountaineer says yes, but authorities in Nepal have denied his assertionsMon, 22 May 2017 18:49:03 +0000Sprawling Contemporary Art Museum to Open in Bangladesh space will include a 100-acre sculpture park and a vast gallery devoted to South Asian artMon, 22 May 2017 17:52:47 +0000Enormous Chicken Painting Comes Home to Roost years overseas, Doug Argue’s iconic portrait is backMon, 22 May 2017 16:58:21 +0000Chasing Waterfalls? Head to Yosemite’t stick to the rivers and the lakes that you’re used to—recent snowmelt is fueling spectacular fallsFri, 19 May 2017 17:28:39 +0000Six Portraits on Display Deepen the Mystery of Jane Austen Austen demure, sardonic, or glamorous? Each portrait tells a different story about the beloved authorFri, 19 May 2017 14:26:23 +0000The Icelandic Translation of 'Dracula' Is Actually a Different Book mysteries of this Gothic classic aren't over yetFri, 19 May 2017 13:34:00 +0000Iceland's Volcano and Earthquake Museum is Devoted to the Country's "Epic" Geology Lava Center is surrounded by three volcanoesThu, 18 May 2017 15:28:13 +0000How a German Mathematician Took Responsibility for an Ancient Peruvian Artifact Reiche lived in a shack in the desert with the Nazca Lines for 40 yearsMon, 15 May 2017 16:48:27 +0000An Upcoming Art Exhibition Caters to Canine Critics (and licking and sniffing) the art is allowedMon, 15 May 2017 11:00:00 +0000Massive Royal Atlas Gets Digitized magnificent Klencke Atlas is now available online courtesy of the British LibraryFri, 12 May 2017 15:03:54 +0000Why Does Every Tourist Attraction Sell Fudge? thing that places as different as Niagara Falls, Disneyland and Ellis Island have in common? FudgeFri, 12 May 2017 12:55:00 +0000Witness the Document that Set the Trail of Tears in Motion Indian Removal Act is on display at the National Archives through June 14Fri, 12 May 2017 12:00:00 +0000This Island Can Only Be Visited by Men will soon become a Unesco world heritage site—but tradition bans women from its shoresThu, 11 May 2017 19:55:41 +0000Ornate Tiara, Once Worn by a Grand Duchess, Stolen From German Museum headpiece is adorned with 367 diamonds and has been valued at $1.31 millionThu, 11 May 2017 16:47:57 +0000“Lost” 18th-Century Garden Found at Scottish Castle believed that the garden had been demolished and buried during renovations of the sprawling estateWed, 10 May 2017 12:00:00 +0000Found: Pages From One of the First Books Printed in England librarian at the University of Reading discovered the 15th-century text buried in a boxTue, 09 May 2017 17:53:48 +0000Google Maps Glitch Sends Tourists to the Wrong Norwegian Town is not in FossmorkTue, 09 May 2017 17:12:45 +0000Minnesota Town Gets Veterans Memorial Covered With Satanic Imagery’s America’s first satanic monument on public groundsTue, 09 May 2017 16:40:58 +0000These Groceries Are Made of Felt artist Lucy Sparrow is opening an entire bodega full of themMon, 08 May 2017 14:51:15 +0000Obamas Unveil Plans for Presidential Library and Museum in Jackson Park on Chicago's South Side, the former first couple hopes the campus will help revitalize the areaFri, 05 May 2017 12:00:00 +0000After Brexit, A Tiny German Town Will Become the Center of the EU of the area thought the announcement was an April Fool’s jokeThu, 04 May 2017 19:44:02 +0000Paris’ Infamous Love Locks Will Now Help Migrants pesky padlocks are now removed from the bridge—and up for auctionThu, 04 May 2017 19:14:24 +0000Norwegian TV Series on Migrating Reindeer Impeded After Animals Stop Migrating animals are not moving fast enough for Norway’s "slow TV" crazeThu, 04 May 2017 18:25:05 +0000Rome Is Finally Restoring the Mausoleum of Augustus the tomb of emperors, a project funded by a telecom company hopes to revive the massive monument now covered in trash and weedsThu, 04 May 2017 17:27:38 +0000Who Is the Mysterious Subject of This Alice Neel Portrait? journalist has cracked the caseThu, 04 May 2017 15:08:36 +0000Rosa Parks’ Detroit House Finds a Home in Berlin abandoned and decrepit, the house has been restored overseasThu, 04 May 2017 12:00:00 +0000"Get Your Kicks" at This Route 66 Museum Mill Restaurant, which once served hungry travelers, now hosts a shrine to the highway's roadside attractionsWed, 03 May 2017 18:10:43 +0000Project Is Making 3D Scans of Ancient Handprints Handpas Project is looking to unlock who made the prehistoric art and whyWed, 03 May 2017 17:02:57 +0000UK Appoints First Woman as Official Artist of General Election Parker will create a piece for the Parliamentary Art CollectionWed, 03 May 2017 15:39:47 +0000Hong Kong’s Tiananmen Square Museum Reopens some, the museum is the first time they confront information about the 1989 massacreWed, 03 May 2017 14:17:21 +0000Tasmanian Art Festival to Host Controversial Hermann Nitsch Performance festival has decided to proceed with the avant-garde artist's work, despite public outrageTue, 02 May 2017 16:41:20 +0000Museum of Migration Opens in London ambitious museum brings new perspective to a city shaped by immigrantsTue, 02 May 2017 15:04:06 +0000Model Looms Are Missing Link in China's Textile History miniature pattern looms found in a burial in Chengdu show how the Han Dynasty produced cloth to trade on the Silk RoadMon, 01 May 2017 17:08:58 +0000New Exhibit Highlights the Art of the Courtroom Sketch decades, these drawings offered the public its only glimpse into high-profile court casesMon, 01 May 2017 16:12:51 +0000A Nude Sculpture of George Washington Is Coming to New York work was made in preparation for a larger, clothed statue by the Italian artist Antonio Canova Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:47:29 +0000The Essential I.M. Pei century-old architect changed the way the world sees itselfThu, 27 Apr 2017 16:42:42 +0000The Tragic Story of the First Ascent of the Matterhorn Whymper had tried seven times to reach the top of the Matterhorn. He made it on the eighth try–at great costThu, 27 Apr 2017 16:00:43 +0000This Building Is Covered in Emoji raising both hands in celebration-Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:56:43 +0000Cult Filmmaker John Waters Is Hosting a Summer Camp for Adults’s as kooky as you might imagineWed, 26 Apr 2017 14:43:29 +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 +0000