Smart News Travel | Smithsonian feed for Smart News TravelenFri, 12 Feb 2016 18:45:00 +0000Obama Just Added Three More National Monuments time, the California desert was the president's preservation focusFri, 12 Feb 2016 18:45:00 +0000Check Out These Vintage Computer Viruses at the Malware Museum the horror of watching your computer catch a ‘90s-era virusThu, 11 Feb 2016 14:57:06 +0000NASA Went Retro With Their New Space Travel Posters to the world of tomorrow—today! Wed, 10 Feb 2016 20:00:03 +0000Glow to This Flickering Tribute to Neon past shines at the Museum of Neon Art in Southern CaliforniaWed, 10 Feb 2016 17:06:03 +0000Zika Virus May Spell Trouble for the Rio Olympic Games Olympic Committee officials suggest that athletes concerned about Zika stay on the sidelines this yearTue, 09 Feb 2016 16:12:27 +0000Board of Sexism in Chess? Check Out These New Exhibitions World Chess Hall of Fame is showcasing the power of its womenMon, 08 Feb 2016 21:11:25 +0000Julia Child's Provence Kitchen Will Serve Up New Meals as a Cook's Retreat American couple has a vision to preserve and continue the legacy of the famous chefMon, 08 Feb 2016 19:51:36 +0000A Museum Courtyard Will Be Taken Over by a Colorful Web“Weaving the Courtyard” will bring a kaleidoscopic of color to MoMA PS1Fri, 05 Feb 2016 16:30:00 +0000Check Out This Scale Replica of The International Space Station you’re in orbit without ever leaving the groundThu, 04 Feb 2016 12:30:00 +0000A Historic Conservation Agreement Will Protect Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest's a victory for First Nations, loggers, and environmentalistsWed, 03 Feb 2016 15:32:40 +0000Digital Projections Show the Vivid Colors That Once Decorated an Egyptian Temple Metropolitan Museum of Art is adding a bright flourish to the Temple of DendurTue, 02 Feb 2016 19:35:41 +0000100,000 Travelers Were Stranded at a Chinese Train Station you thought your holiday commute was badTue, 02 Feb 2016 17:45:00 +0000Williams-Sonoma’s Founder Is Getting His Own Museum museum will feature the 4,000-plus pieces of cookware that the kitchenware impresario donated upon his death Fri, 29 Jan 2016 20:30:00 +0000Step Inside a Dalí Painting at This Virtual Reality Exhibit meets real life in an exploration of a Dalí masterworkThu, 28 Jan 2016 20:03:18 +0000British People Are Building Highways for Hedgehogs Through Their Yards populations in England have declined since the 1970s due urban and suburban developmentThu, 28 Jan 2016 13:00:00 +0000Here Are the World's Most Corrupt Countries is everywhere, but some nations are more corrupt than others Wed, 27 Jan 2016 22:02:03 +0000Rare White Giraffe Survived Her First Year 15-month old calf has so far survived possible predation from lions, leopards, hyenas and human poachersWed, 27 Jan 2016 18:21:38 +0000This Is the Winning Design for the New World War I Memorial hundred years later, WWI will finally get a large-scale memorial in Washington, D.C.Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:02:20 +0000You Can Get an Antarctic Passport your loyalty to the southernmost continent—and to the ideals of peace, equality and sustainabilityWed, 27 Jan 2016 13:00:00 +0000China’s Lantern Makers Are Gearing Up for the New Year, bright and iconic, China's lanterns symbolize celebration and good luckTue, 26 Jan 2016 17:45:00 +0000These Drawings of Historic Places Were Just Honored by the Library of Congress back in time with architectural drawings of buildings steeped in historyTue, 26 Jan 2016 16:15:00 +0000After Nearly 50 Years, Niagara Falls Might Soon Run Dry Again a set of 115-year-old bridges may require shutting off the rush of water that usually flows over the fallsTue, 26 Jan 2016 13:30:00 +0000Visit New York’s Guggenheim Museum Without Leaving Your House's easier than ever to immerse yourself in the iconic, Frank Lloyd Wright-designed museumMon, 25 Jan 2016 20:45:00 +0000A Prison Camp in Montenegro Is Now Becoming a Luxury Resort tiny Mamula island once held more than 2,300 prisoners during World War IIMon, 25 Jan 2016 17:15:00 +0000See the World Like a Paleolithic Cave Dweller With This Replica of the Lascaux Cave Paintings back in time with the help of some talented French artistsThu, 21 Jan 2016 20:06:43 +0000One of the Most Popular Pieces of Street Art in Brooklyn Is Coming Down“Love Letter Brooklyn” will soon be gone foreverWed, 20 Jan 2016 18:03:36 +0000Don't Miss This Month's Rare Planetary Alignment planets will appear together in the sky—all visible to the naked eye Wed, 20 Jan 2016 12:00:00 +0000This Postmodern Art Captures a Tiny Moment of Hope During Romania’s Communist Years about Romania's “unfrozen years” at Bucharest’s Postmodernism MuseumFri, 15 Jan 2016 15:45:00 +0000Get a Big View of the World’s Largest Miniature Train Set aboard the Cute Train to TinytownThu, 14 Jan 2016 18:45:00 +0000Here's Why Nobody Made It Up Mount Everest Last Year the first time in over four decades, red tape and poor conditions prevented any climbers from conquering the mountainThu, 14 Jan 2016 16:18:43 +0000These UFO-Like Buildings Are a Space-Age Tourist's Dream future is now—follow this tour of UFO architecture found all around the world Thu, 14 Jan 2016 14:00:00 +0000The French Castle That May Have Inspired "Sleeping Beauty" Is Filled With Creepy Mannequins honor of Charles Perrault's birthday, explore the Chateau d'UsseTue, 12 Jan 2016 18:40:06 +0000Watch 100 Drones Dance Their Way to a World Record swarm recently took to the skies to Beethoven's Fifth SymphonyTue, 12 Jan 2016 17:15:00 +0000How Museums Are Helping People With Memory Loss the community means changing museum offerings for guests with Alzheimer's Mon, 11 Jan 2016 17:58:48 +0000This Ancient City Was Three Times Bigger Than Archaeologists Suspected Crete's tourist boom threaten the archaeological treasures of Knossos? Mon, 11 Jan 2016 15:00:00 +0000Mumbai Is Getting a Museum Designed For and About Its Slums is a museum showcasing objects created by slum residents ethical or exploitative?Fri, 08 Jan 2016 19:00:00 +0000Shakespeare’s First Folio Goes on Tour in the U.S. copies of the tome, containing 36 of the Bard’s plays, will visit every state for the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s deathThu, 07 Jan 2016 14:30:00 +0000Chinese Capitalists Built a Gigantic, Golden Statue of Chairman Mao the Chairman's legacy, this 121-foot statue is hard to ignoreWed, 06 Jan 2016 18:05:12 +0000Hawaii’s Humpback Whales Have Gone Missing expect about 10,000 whales to visit Hawaii's tropical waters this winter—but they're taking their timeMon, 04 Jan 2016 18:30:00 +0000Ring in the New Year by Dressing Up as a Bear's famed bear dance scares away winterThu, 31 Dec 2015 17:32:30 +0000Ancient Pompeii Is Alive Again as Italian Officials Unveil Six Restored Ruins “Grand Pompeii Project” helps to preserve the dwellingsTue, 29 Dec 2015 16:00:00 +0000SpaceX's Rocket Stuck the Landing the first Falcon 9 launch in six months, the first stage booster rocket make a neat u-turn in air and a clean landing on the groundTue, 22 Dec 2015 17:39:50 +0000A New San Francisco Overpass Could Be Bedecked With Demonic-Looking Cats"Catbridge": Unnerving or adorable? Mon, 21 Dec 2015 18:30:29 +0000This Weekend's Southern Lights Were Nothing Short of Spectacular Northern Hemisphere hasn't yet cornered the market for glorious auroraeMon, 21 Dec 2015 17:24:37 +0000The Capitol’s Christmas Tree Is (Partially) Made of Trash debris bedecks a 74-foot tree from Alaska Thu, 17 Dec 2015 14:30:09 +0000