Smart News Travel | Smithsonian feed for Smart News TravelenWed, 17 Dec 2014 17:31:02 +0000Back When Americans Could Travel Freely to Cuba, Here's What It Looked Like U.S. broke off diplomatic relations with Cuba in 1960Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:31:02 +0000Pollution Is Turning the Taj Mahal Brown must periodically cover the Taj Mahal in clay to remove the pollutants stuck to its marble wallsMon, 15 Dec 2014 21:51:59 +0000If You Looked Out the Window While Returning From Space, Here’s What You’d See bright glow of friction in Earth's atmosphereMon, 15 Dec 2014 16:47:22 +0000The Library for Magicians Is Taking Appointments Conjuring Arts Research Center in New York City houses some of the world's rarest books on the art of deceptionFri, 12 Dec 2014 15:00:34 +0000One Hummingbird's Unusual Flight: From Minnesota to Texas, on a Plane hummingbirds have no business being in St. Paul amid freezing temperatures Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:41:49 +0000Nicaragua Is Going Ahead With a Massive Canal That Will Bisect the Country to experts, the project will likely wreak havoc on both Nicaraguans and the country's environmentMon, 24 Nov 2014 15:37:12 +0000Astronauts Nap on the Launchpad While Waiting for a Ride to Space'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 Moon 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'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 Air 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 Canyon 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 Whiskys 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 Spaceflight spaceflight may see tighter federal regulationMon, 03 Nov 2014 16:36:50 +0000You’ll Soon Be Able to Talk to London And Manchester’s Statues 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 Cafe and a Siamese, pleaseTue, 28 Oct 2014 17:08:49 +0000