Smart News Travel | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/smartnews-travel/RSS feed for Smart News TravelenMon, 22 May 2017 19:48:26 +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 +0000Take a Virtual Swim Through Five Marine Sanctuarieshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/take-virtual-swim-through-five-marine-sanctuaries-180963334/From 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?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/has-hillary-step-mount-everest-collapsed-180963406/A 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 Bangladeshhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/sprawling-contemporary-art-museum-open-bangladesh-180963399/The 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 Roosthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/enormous-chicken-painting-comes-home-roost-180963401/After years overseas, Doug Argue’s iconic portrait is backMon, 22 May 2017 16:58:21 +0000Chasing Waterfalls? Head to Yosemitehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/chasing-waterfalls-head-yosemite-180963386/Don’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 Austenhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-exhibit-six-portraits-deepen-mystery-jane-austen-180963366/Was 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 Bookhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/icelandic-translation-dracula-actually-different-book-180963346/The 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 http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/icelands-volcano-and-earthquake-museum-devoted-countrys-epic-geology-180963312/The Lava Center is surrounded by three volcanoesThu, 18 May 2017 15:28:13 +0000How a German Mathematician Took Responsibility for an Ancient Peruvian Artifacthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-german-mathematician-took-responsibility-ancient-peruvian-artifact-180963217/Maria 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 http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/upcoming-art-exhibition-caters-canine-critics-180963256/Touching (and licking and sniffing) the art is allowedMon, 15 May 2017 11:00:00 +0000Massive Royal Atlas Gets Digitizedhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/massive-royal-atlas-gets-digitized-180963220/The 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? http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-does-every-tourist-attraction-sell-fudge-180963152/One 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 Motionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/witness-document-set-trail-tears-motion-180963270/The 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 Menhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/island-can-only-be-visited-men-180963245/Okinoshima 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 Museumhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ornate-tiara-once-worn-grand-duchess-stolen-german-museum-180963249/The 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 Castlehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/lost-18th-century-garden-found-scottish-castle-180963179/Archaeologists 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 http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/found-pages-one-first-books-printed-england-180963216/A 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 Townhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/google-maps-glitch-sends-tourists-wrong-norwegian-town-180963215/Preikestolen is not in FossmorkTue, 09 May 2017 17:12:45 +0000Minnesota Town Gets Veterans Memorial Covered With Satanic Imageryhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/minnesota-town-gets-vets-memorial-covered-satanic-imagery-180963208/It’s America’s first satanic monument on public groundsTue, 09 May 2017 16:40:58 +0000These Groceries Are Made of Felt http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/these-groceries-are-made-felt-180963158/And artist Lucy Sparrow is opening an entire bodega full of themMon, 08 May 2017 14:51:15 +0000Obamas Unveil Plans for Presidential Library and Museumhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/obamas-unveil-plans-his-presidential-library-and-museum-180963149/Located 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 EUhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/after-brexit-tiny-german-town-will-become-center-eu-180963137/Residents 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 Migrantshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/paris-infamous-love-locks-will-now-help-migrants-180963143/The 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 Migratinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/norwegian-tv-series-migrating-reindeer-impeded-after-animals-stop-migrating-180963144/The 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 Augustushttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/rome-finally-restoring-mausoleum-augustus-180963132/Once 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?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/who-mysterious-subject-alice-neel-portrait-180963119/A journalist has cracked the caseThu, 04 May 2017 15:08:36 +0000Rosa Parks’ Detroit House Finds a Home in Berlinhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/rosa-parks-house-finds-home-berlin-180963126/Once abandoned and decrepit, the house has been restored overseasThu, 04 May 2017 12:00:00 +0000"Get Your Kicks" at This Route 66 Museumhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/get-your-kicks-route-66-museum-180963097/The 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 Handprintshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/project-making-3d-scans-ancient-handprints-180963103/The 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 Electionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/uk-appoints-first-woman-official-artist-general-election-180963104/Cornelia Parker will create a piece for the Parliamentary Art CollectionWed, 03 May 2017 15:39:47 +0000Hong Kong’s Tiananmen Square Museum Reopenshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/hong-kongs-tiananmen-square-museum-reopens-180963105/For 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 Performancehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/tasmanian-art-festival-will-host-contentious-performance-180963083/The 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 Londonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/museum-migration-opens-london-180963095/The 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 Historyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/model-looms-are-missing-link-chinas-textile-history-180962990/Four 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 Sketchhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-exhibit-highlights-art-courtroom-sketch-180963091/For 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 Yorkhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/nude-sculpture-george-washington-coming-new-york-180963072/The 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 http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/essential-im-pei-180963063/The 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 Matterhornhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/tragic-story-first-ascent-matterhorn-180962998/Edward 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 http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/building-covered-emoji-180963030/-Person raising both hands in celebration-Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:56:43 +0000Cult Filmmaker John Waters Is Hosting a Summer Camp for Adultshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/john-waters-will-host-summer-camp-adults-180963027/It’s as kooky as you might imagineWed, 26 Apr 2017 14:43:29 +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 +0000