Smart News Travel | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/smartnews-travel/RSS feed for Smart News TravelenTue, 25 Apr 2017 19:57:49 +0000Bangkok Won't Ban Street Food After Allhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/bangkok-banning-street-food-180962939/The 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 Monumentshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-orleans-tears-down-controversial-confederate-monuments-180963023/A 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 Seashttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/california-may-lose-popular-surfing-spots-rising-seas-180963001/A changing climate may make iconic breaks disappearFri, 21 Apr 2017 18:56:56 +0000Check Out These Rare Color Images of World War IIhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/check-out-these-rare-color-images-world-war-ii-180962997/The 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 Failurehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-museum-sweden-all-about-failure-180962995/Visit 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 Activityhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/almost-half-natural-world-heritage-sites-are-threatened-criminal-activity-180962980/A 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 Skyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/watch-large-asteroid-streak-through-skies-tonight-180962958/Only a small telescope will be neededWed, 19 Apr 2017 14:16:15 +0000New Technique Shows San Rock Art Is 5,000 Years Oldhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-technique-shows-san-rock-art-5000-years-old-180962948/Using 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 Allhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/minnesota-home-designed-frank-lloyd-wright-sale-original-furniture-and-all-180962946/Everything 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 Spacehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/californias-lush-super-bloom-looks-beautiful-space-180962913/Satellite 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 Britainhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews-arts-culture/thousands-lego-daffodils-are-blooming-britain-180962907/The 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 Banhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ireland-may-end-its-historic-good-friday-alcohol-ban-180962909/The 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 Rollhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/curious-history-white-house-easter-egg-roll-180962842/Thousands 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 Perfumehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/aromatic-new-museum-celebrates-art-and-history-perfume-180962900/From 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 http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/slumber-skeletons-new-york-museum-180962884/Whales, 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 Winghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/met-will-finally-integrate-some-native-american-art-its-american-wing-180962860/Until now, indigenous art has lived in its own sectionTue, 11 Apr 2017 19:01:32 +0000Huge New Spider Species Discovered in Mexican Cavehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/huge-new-spider-species-discovered-mexican-cave-180962848/<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 Courthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/graffiti-grudge-goes-federal-court-180962846/5Pointz 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 Egypthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-pyramid-discovered-egypt-180962813/Earlier 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 Homehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/fans-hope-preserve-jack-kerouacs-florida-home-180962809/The 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 Germanyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/europes-only-known-cavefish-discovered-germany-180962786/Genetic 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 Settlementshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/one-oldest-north-american-settlements-found-180962750/The 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 Svalbardhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/second-doomsday-vault-preserve-data-opening-svalbard-180962749/Known 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 Womanhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/londons-parliament-square-will-get-its-first-statue-woman-180962760/Suffragist 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 Vietnamhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/sriracha-sauce-finally-available-vietnam-180962756/What 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 Thefthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/national-park-service-seeks-public-help-in-death-valley-fossil-theft-180962741/Fossilized 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 Shiphttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/corrosion-could-bring-premature-end-this-legendary-ship-180962582/New report sounds the alarm on the RMS Queen MaryThu, 30 Mar 2017 17:21:11 +0000What Kind of Art is the Most Popular?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/what-kind-art-most-popular-180962733/It'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 Francehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/museum-devoted-camille-claudel-overshadowed-rodin-opens-france-180962718/Her work has long been obscured by her dramatic personal lifeThu, 30 Mar 2017 12:20:02 +0000NASA Launches the Galaxy’s Most Glorious Space Databasehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/nasa-launches-galaxys-most-glorious-space-database-180962712/Now 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 Romehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/people-piqued-plans-place-led-lights-rome-180962695/Foes 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 Australiahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/largest-known-dinosaur-footprint-discovered-western-australia-180962680/The 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 Lightshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/flight-takes-passengers-see-southern-lights-180962670/The 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 Vernehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/eccentric-19th-century-transportation-magnate-may-have-inspired-jules-verne-180962605/George 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 Spacehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/mount-etnas-fiery-eruptions-are-visible-space-180962659/Astronaut 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 Sitehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/vandals-deface-rock-art-chads-ennedi-world-heritage-site-180962636/Names 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' Wreckagehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/tour-company-offers-very-expensive-dives-titanic-wreckage-180962607/For 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 Unveilinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/christianity-site-grand-unveiling-180962619/A 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 Peoplehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/norwegians-are-happiest-people-180962617/Scandanavian 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 Galleryhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/man-charged-after-slashing-gainsborough-painting-national-gallery-1-180962601/Fortunately, 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 Parkshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/chile-adding-11-million-acres-national-parks-180962592/Spurred 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 Arthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/utah-choosesofficial-works-art-180962540/Ancient 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 Specieshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/researchers-find-first-fluorescent-frog-species-180962538/The 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 Catshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/china-approves-national-park-protect-its-last-big-cats-180962522/The 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 millionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/thornbury-castle-honeymoon-spot-henry-viii-and-anne-boleyn-sale-103-million-180962523/The 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?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-did-australian-lake-turn-bright-pink-180962512/Hot 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 http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/take-virtual-trip-international-space-station-180962501/New VR simulation turns you into an orbiting astronaut Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:08:34 +0000Two New Exhibitions Celebrate a Long-Lost Painting http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/two-new-exhibitions-celebrate-long-lost-painting-180962464/The "Tower of the Blue Horses" is gone, but not forgottenMon, 13 Mar 2017 16:16:44 +0000New Nashville Restaurant Recreates Civil Rights Sit-In Sitehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-nashville-restaurant-recreates-civil-rights-sit-site-180962489/The 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 Paddleboardhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/man-crosses-atlantic-stand-up-paddleboard-180962495/South 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 Cairohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/huge-statue-egyptian-pharaoh-discovered-cairo-180962497/It 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 Timehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/some-states-stayed-war-time-after-wwii-ended-180962376/A 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 Seahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/maltas-iconic-azure-window-crumbles-sea-180962458/The 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 Hollywoodhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/history-film-forum-hashes-out-truth-and-myth-hollywood-180962454/The 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 Homehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/californias-bunny-museum-hops-new-home-180962453/The 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 http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/germans-invented-autobahn-now-theyre-building-superhighway-bikes-180962446/A 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 Namehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/sonata-fanny-mendelssohn-mistakenly-attributed-her-brother-premieres-under-her-name-180962429/The 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? http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/happiest-place-america-180962416/ 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?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/what-killed-half-dozen-bahamas-swimming-pigs-180962386/Drought 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 Debuthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/censored-iranian-film-gets-first-public-release-27-years-after-its-debut-180962387/A 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 http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/nosy-researchers-are-sniffing-vintage-library-180962380/It’s all an effort to recreate an olfactory landscape of yoreMon, 06 Mar 2017 17:51:46 +0000Amsterdam Is Widening Some of Its Canals http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/amsterdam-widening-some-its-canals-180962337/Soon, 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 Burialhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/primary-school-students-scotland-gave-dead-goldfish-viking-burial-180962368/Farewell, Bubbles and FreddyFri, 03 Mar 2017 20:17:54 +0000Five-Year Photo Project Captures the Sistine Chapel in High-Res Detailhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/five-year-photo-project-captures-sistine-chapel-high-res-detail-180962357/Released 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 Veteranshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/george-w-bush-displays-portraits-military-veterans-180962363/The 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 Londonershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/short-lived-1930s-speakeasy-was-sanctuary-gay-londoners-180962361/And now you can visit a recreationThu, 02 Mar 2017 20:26:18 +0000The Horrors of the 'Great Slave Auction'http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/horrors-great-slave-auction-180962287/The 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 Recordhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/peak-bloom-years-cherry-blossoms-may-be-earliest-record-180962341/The 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 Lothttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/illustrator-alice-wonderland-also-drew-abraham-lincoln-lot-180962259/John 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 Pinballhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-exhibition-lets-you-look-art-while-playing-pinball-180962304/<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 http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-mcdonalds-has-cool-design-element-ancient-roman-road-180962289/Have 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 Ludditeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/byron-was-one-few-prominent-defenders-luddites-180962248/Years later he even wrote them a poem, “Song for the Luddites”Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000