Smart News Travel | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/smartnews-travel/RSS feed for Smart News TravelenWed, 17 Dec 2014 17:31:02 +0000Back When Americans Could Travel Freely to Cuba, Here's What It Looked Likehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/last-time-americans-could-travel-freely-cuba-heres-what-it-looked-180953661/The U.S. broke off diplomatic relations with Cuba in 1960Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:31:02 +0000Pollution Is Turning the Taj Mahal Brownhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/pollution-turning-taj-mahal-brown-180953620/Workers 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 Seehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/if-you-looked-out-window-while-returning-space-heres-what-youd-see-180953613/The bright glow of friction in Earth's atmosphereMon, 15 Dec 2014 16:47:22 +0000The Library for Magicians Is Taking Appointments http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/library-magicians-taking-appointments-180953601/The 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 Planehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/after-hummingbird-got-lost-minnesota-anonymous-bird-lover-flew-it-down-texas-180953457/Rufous 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 Countryhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/nicaragua-going-ahead-massive-canal-will-bisect-country-180953440/According 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 Spacehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/some-astronauts-nap-launchpad-while-waiting-ride-space-180953408/There'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 Moonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/company-crowd-funding-mission-moon-180953377/Your 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 http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/smaug-dragon-and-other-unexpected-airport-surprises-180953259/There'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 Airhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/virgin-galactics-aggressive-plan-get-back-air-180953260/The 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 Canyonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/lone-gray-wolf-may-have-wandered-grand-canyon-180953254/Officials 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 Whiskyshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scotland-no-longer-home-worlds-best-whiskys-180953234/When 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 Spaceflighthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/what-spaceshiptwos-crash-means-virgin-galactic-and-private-spaceflight-180953225/Private spaceflight may see tighter federal regulationMon, 03 Nov 2014 16:36:50 +0000You’ll Soon Be Able to Talk to London And Manchester’s Statueshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/youll-soon-be-able-talk-london-and-manchesters-statues-180953179/Just 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 Cafehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/cat-cafes-are-real-and-popping-around-america-180953172/Cappuccino and a Siamese, pleaseTue, 28 Oct 2014 17:08:49 +0000