Smart News Travel | Smithsonian feed for Smart News TravelenMon, 05 Dec 2016 20:44:24 +0000Hawaii Faces Down Nearly Three Feet of Snow more of the white stuff is on its way to the Big Island’s tallest peaks Mon, 05 Dec 2016 20:44:24 +0000These Photos Bring the Women’s Movement to Life<i>Catching the Wave</i> dramatizes the large and small moments of second-wave feminism Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:44:11 +0000Ambitious New Public Art Project Will Turn the Thames Into an Illuminated Canvas <i>Illuminated River</i> launches in 2018, it will be the biggest such project ever undertaken Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:53:25 +0000Escape With a Virtual Ride on the World’s Steepest Train are looking up (down, right and left) thanks to a 360-degree video captures a stunning Norwegian fjord Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:40:01 +0000Dallas Proposes the Country's Largest Urban Park 10,000-acre Nature District could turn the Trinity River into the city’s centerpieceMon, 05 Dec 2016 16:24:22 +0000For 50 Years, This Swedish City Has Celebrated Christmas Season With a Giant Straw Goat most of the time it meets a fiery endMon, 05 Dec 2016 13:00:00 +0000Unesco Just Added Belgian Beer to Its Heritage List move celebrates the tiny country's huge love of sudsFri, 02 Dec 2016 21:39:32 +0000Goodbye, Barrow, Alaska. Hello, Utqiagvik most northerly city has officially reverted back to the Inupiaq name for the settlement on the Arctic seaFri, 02 Dec 2016 20:53:29 +0000Massive Cluster of Sinkholes Found Deep in China’s Mountainous Northwest network of pockmarks is packed with old-growth forests and giant flying squirrelsFri, 02 Dec 2016 20:28:26 +0000Yasir Arafat Museum Opens in Ramallah three-story building tells the story of the controversial Palestinian leader and includes artifacts like his Nobel Prize and views of his bedroomFri, 02 Dec 2016 15:59:03 +0000India Inches Closer to Creating World's Largest River Network plan to interlink rivers would connect up to 30 rivers via 30 canals and 3,000 damsThu, 01 Dec 2016 18:56:53 +0000New York’s Upper West Side Has Its Own Whale mammal is on what seems to be an epic tour of Manhattan Mon, 21 Nov 2016 20:11:17 +0000World’s Largest Herd of Origami Elephants Takes Over the Bronx Zoo around the world folded the paper pachyderms to raise awareness of the elephants' plightFri, 18 Nov 2016 18:37:57 +0000The Newest National Landmark Is Chock-Full of Dinosaur History West Bijou Site is home to a snapshot of the dinosaurs’ extinctionFri, 18 Nov 2016 17:51:24 +0000One of Rome’s Most Famous Sculptures Has Been Vandalized’s “Elephant and Obelisk” is missing part of its tuskWed, 16 Nov 2016 17:39:50 +0000The Colosseum Waits on Funding for Critical Repairs in the Fight Over Rome’s Subway System fear the row over the metro's overspending could endanger the ancient arenaWed, 16 Nov 2016 16:15:02 +0000Africa Just Got Its First Bike Share Program you can get around Marrakech on a fleet of bicycles—no air pollution needed Mon, 14 Nov 2016 19:01:59 +0000New Underpass Helps New Zealand Penguins Cross Busy Road blue penguin colony in Oamaru can now cross between their nesting area and the ocean without dodging trafficMon, 14 Nov 2016 17:20:39 +0000Get to Know Man Mound, One of 10 New National Historical Landmarks Interior Department has designated new landmarks including James Merrill's house, a silent film studio and the only human-shaped effigy moundFri, 11 Nov 2016 18:53:36 +0000National Parks and Forests Are Free Today Veterans Day on public land Fri, 11 Nov 2016 14:34:42 +0000The Biggest Supermoon in 68 Years Will Leave You “Moonstruck” hasn't been this close since 1948 and won't be again for the next 18 yearsFri, 11 Nov 2016 13:00:00 +0000Oskar Schindler’s Factory Will Become a Holocaust Memorial abandoned, the dilapidated factory is where the industrialist put over 1,200 threatened Jews to work during World War II Thu, 10 Nov 2016 18:42:51 +0000Researchers Are Recording New York to Make it Quieter high-tech aural map could reduce noise nuisances throughout the city Thu, 10 Nov 2016 14:00:00 +0000These Places Have the Nation’s Worst Roads and potholes are par for the course on more than two-thirds of America’s roads Mon, 07 Nov 2016 20:17:34 +0000An Artist Is Building a Parthenon of Banned Books than 100,000 books will become a monument to intellectual freedom in Germany next yearWed, 02 Nov 2016 17:00:00 +0000Visually Impaired People Can Now Explore Andy Warhol’s Work With Their Ears and Fingers"Out Loud" adds depth to an artist obsessed with the surface of thingsWed, 02 Nov 2016 14:00:00 +0000Pope Francis Isn’t Using His Summer House, so the Vatican Is Letting the Public in a rare look at the pope’s luxurious vacation homeTue, 01 Nov 2016 17:32:23 +0000Why Japan Is Asking Foreigners About Racism how widespread is racism in Japan? An unprecedented survey aims to find outTue, 01 Nov 2016 15:07:43 +0000Walls of "Jesus' Tomb" Exposed for the First Time in Centuries repair work, archaeologists removed the marble slabs that covered the walls of the limestone cave where Jesus was purportedly laid after crucifixionMon, 31 Oct 2016 20:38:24 +0000Join an English Scavenger Hunt for Spooky, Supernatural Scratches"Witch marks" are all over old buildings in England—and this Halloween, a preservation group is calling on the public to help document themMon, 31 Oct 2016 16:00:00 +0000World's Largest Marine Sanctuary Declared Off Coast of Antarctica 25 parties to the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources voted to protect 600,000 square miles of the Ross SeaFri, 28 Oct 2016 19:12:15 +0000Dragged-Out Drought May Make for Fainter Fall Foliage conditions in New England equal milder colors Tue, 25 Oct 2016 18:55:27 +0000Iggy Pop Bares More Than Abs in New Art Exhibition About Masculinity meets pencil in an art show that examines the portrayal of masculinity throughout the centuriesFri, 21 Oct 2016 17:58:54 +0000Italy Has a Free Wine Fountain your thirst with what could be the world's most welcome glass of wineFri, 21 Oct 2016 12:00:00 +0000How the Poppy Came to Symbolize World War I blooms help the world commemorate a bloody warThu, 20 Oct 2016 15:26:25 +0000What to Know About NASA's Historic Astronaut Beach House famous bungalow is on track to be repaired by 2018 when SpaceX is hoped to launch humans into space once againWed, 19 Oct 2016 17:46:07 +0000Archaeologists Detect Two Previously Unknown Cavities Beneath Giza’s Great Pyramid don't get too excited just yetTue, 18 Oct 2016 15:53:39 +0000China Now Has a 20th-Century Architectural Heritage List country with an uneasy relationship to its past will preserve 98 buildings of the 20th century for future generationsMon, 17 Oct 2016 17:27:44 +0000Reach Out And Touch This Version of Klimt’s “Kiss” 3-D printed version of the classic painting lets blind people appreciate the artworkMon, 17 Oct 2016 16:08:52 +0000New Art Exhibition Celebrates 5,000 Years of Syria's History is more than just a refugee crisisMon, 17 Oct 2016 14:46:52 +0000Did the Greeks Help Sculpt China's Terra Cotta Warriors? analysis and DNA evidence suggests the 8,000 life-sized figures in emperor Qin Shi Huang's necropolis owe their inspiration to the GreeksFri, 14 Oct 2016 16:45:01 +0000Commercial Modules Are Coming to the International Space Station. But You Can't Visit Anytime Soon, slow steps for private spaceflightFri, 14 Oct 2016 14:42:06 +0000This Is What 18th-Century Paris Sounded Like bygone age comes back to life in this painstaking reconstruction of the sounds of 1739Fri, 07 Oct 2016 18:30:05 +0000Check Out This 3D Tour of a Villa in Ancient Pompeii Swedish Pompeii Project has digitally recreated a wealthy bankers villa and an entire city block using 3D scans from the devastated cityFri, 07 Oct 2016 16:02:57 +0000