Smart News Travel | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/smartnews-travel/RSS feed for Smart News TravelenThu, 20 Nov 2014 15:57:36 +0000Astronauts Nap on the Launchpad While Waiting for a Ride to Spacehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/some-astronauts-nap-launchpad-while-waiting-ride-space-180953408/There's not much to do while NASA goes through its pre-launch checks Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:57:36 +0000This Company Is Crowdfunding a Mission to the Moonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/company-crowd-funding-mission-moon-180953377/Your reward: a spot in a digital time capsule buried beneath the lunar surfaceWed, 19 Nov 2014 15:42:03 +0000Smaug the Dragon And Other Unexpected Airport Surprises http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/smaug-dragon-and-other-unexpected-airport-surprises-180953259/There's more to the world's airports than newsstands and food courts Thu, 06 Nov 2014 17:01:04 +0000Virgin Galactic's Aggressive Plan to Get Back in the Airhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/virgin-galactics-aggressive-plan-get-back-air-180953260/The company hopes to resume flying with a new ship by summer 2015Thu, 06 Nov 2014 15:30:16 +0000A Lone Gray Wolf May Have Wandered Into the Grand Canyonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/lone-gray-wolf-may-have-wandered-grand-canyon-180953254/Officials haven’t confirmed whether the canine is a full-blooded gray wolf, but wolf advocates are pretty convincedWed, 05 Nov 2014 19:00:43 +0000Scotland Is No Longer Home to the World’s Best Whiskyshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scotland-no-longer-home-worlds-best-whiskys-180953234/When it comes to whisky, Japan, the US and even England now reign supreme Tue, 04 Nov 2014 16:17:53 +0000What SpaceShipTwo's Crash Means for Virgin Galactic And Private Spaceflighthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/what-spaceshiptwos-crash-means-virgin-galactic-and-private-spaceflight-180953225/Private spaceflight may see tighter federal regulationMon, 03 Nov 2014 16:36:50 +0000You’ll Soon Be Able to Talk to London And Manchester’s Statueshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/youll-soon-be-able-talk-london-and-manchesters-statues-180953179/Just scan a tag near the statues with your cell, and they'll call you with a quick first-person history lessonWed, 29 Oct 2014 13:50:37 +0000America's Finally Getting Its First Permanent Cat Cafehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/cat-cafes-are-real-and-popping-around-america-180953172/Cappuccino and a Siamese, pleaseTue, 28 Oct 2014 17:08:49 +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 +0000