Smart News Travel | Smithsonian feed for Smart News TravelenTue, 24 Nov 2015 16:00:19 +0000A Hemingway Book Has Hit the Paris Bestseller List After Recent Attacks<i>A Moveable Feast</i> declares that "there is never any end to Paris"Tue, 24 Nov 2015 16:00:19 +0000The Statue of Liberty Was Originally a Muslim Woman"The New Colossus" was actually born in EgyptTue, 24 Nov 2015 15:30:46 +0000These Videos Will Change the Way You Think About Travel Photography Forever new technique lets you zoom through the world without leaving your deskFri, 20 Nov 2015 20:30:00 +0000A Gothic Chapel Is Transformed Into a Spectacular Sky at the ceiling has never been so inspiring Fri, 20 Nov 2015 17:00:47 +0000This Artist Makes Traditional Carpets That Look Like They Were hit by a Software Bug Ahmed’s Azerbaijani carpets twist and swirl like a bad Photoshop jobThu, 19 Nov 2015 17:30:57 +0000A Brief History of British Pub Signs colorful signs boast more than good looks—they're like miniature history booksTue, 17 Nov 2015 12:00:00 +0000Minnesota Is Expanding Its Bike Share to Include Canoes bikes and boats are a perfect pairMon, 16 Nov 2015 17:00:00 +0000How to Visit the British Museum Without Going to London new partnership with Google allows art aficionados to take virtual strolls through the museum’s treasuresFri, 13 Nov 2015 18:00:00 +0000These French Vending Machines Sell Short Stories fiction that's as good as any snackFri, 13 Nov 2015 17:30:00 +0000Does This Brooklyn Sculpture Say 'Oy'? is it saying 'Yo'? Fri, 13 Nov 2015 14:00:00 +0000Manhattan Project Sites to Be Opened to the Public Project Historical Park will preserve three sites from the beginning of the Atomic AgeWed, 11 Nov 2015 16:45:00 +0000This Ear Was Made With Vincent Van Gogh's DNA secrets have been whispered into this creepy, living copy of the most famous ear in art history? Tue, 10 Nov 2015 17:04:07 +0000NASA is Hiring Astronauts for Future Deep Space Missions you want to head to Mars?Fri, 06 Nov 2015 17:50:00 +0000Seattle's Famous 'Gum Wall' Is Getting Scraped Clean estimated 1,000,000 pieces of chewing gum are stuck to the quirky attractionFri, 06 Nov 2015 17:20:00 +0000When Kids Played With Alligators in Los Angeles, dogs and onlookers mixed with snapping reptiles at California's Alligator FarmThu, 05 Nov 2015 18:30:00 +0000A 2,000-Year-Old Greek Fortress Has Been Unearthed in Jerusalem fort played a role in the Jewish revolts that inspired HanukkahThu, 05 Nov 2015 15:29:24 +0000This Incredible Street Art Is Also An Evolution Lesson Rome, a giant mural illustrates how life began and evolvedWed, 04 Nov 2015 20:05:51 +0000Amazon Just Opened An Actual Bookstore in Seattle just like its online marketplace, Amazon's brick-and-mortar shop aims to shake up the industryTue, 03 Nov 2015 18:47:47 +0000A Black American's Guide to Travel In the Jim Crow Era decades, <i>The Green Book </i> was the black traveler's lifeline Tue, 03 Nov 2015 14:44:24 +0000Why the Sands of Many Dunes Sing, Boom, and Even Burp to Marco Polo's tales, it's not because they're full of mysterious spiritsTue, 03 Nov 2015 11:00:00 +0000Pink Gumdrops Are Solving a Sticky Crisis in London receptacles are part of the world's first chewing gum recycling programMon, 02 Nov 2015 16:00:00 +0000The Mind-Blowing 'Rain Room' Comes to Los Angeles wildly popular installation art creates an indoor storm—but visitors don't get wetFri, 30 Oct 2015 14:45:56 +0000The World’s Driest Desert Is in Breathtaking Bloom historic rains, Atacama, Chile is exploding with vibrant wildflowersFri, 30 Oct 2015 10:00:00 +0000How 'Bewitched' Helped Salem Embrace Its Grim Past popular 1960s sitcom helped the New England town turn witches into big businessThu, 29 Oct 2015 19:05:00 +0000This Haunted House is Actually a Lab for Studying Fear scared for scienceThu, 29 Oct 2015 13:13:28 +0000Hiker Accidentally Discovers 1,200-Year-Old Viking Sword in Norway wrought iron weapon is an extraordinary findWed, 28 Oct 2015 15:03:18 +0000How Tourism Shaped Photography in 19th Century Japan were obsessed with geisha, samurai and cherry blossomsWed, 28 Oct 2015 12:00:00 +0000Paris Has a 'Love Lock' Problem it's not the only city that wants to get rid of themTue, 27 Oct 2015 20:19:52 +0000Utah’s Danger Cave Will Soon Open For a Rare Tour cave houses evidence of human habitation from over 11,000 years agoMon, 26 Oct 2015 14:56:56 +0000This Norwegian Modern Art Museum Is Also a Bridge ingeniously twisted design blends art with infrastructureFri, 23 Oct 2015 16:00:00 +0000There’s an Elephant Buried Underneath the Vatican forgotten remains of a beloved, 16th-century papal petWed, 21 Oct 2015 18:24:07 +0000The Sunken Ruins of a 450-Year-Old Church Rise From a Mexican Reservoir a historic drought, a 16th-century church has reemerged Tue, 20 Oct 2015 14:57:57 +0000This Giant Van Gogh Painting Is Made of Pumpkins, Watermelons and Squash crop artist Stan Herd made an acre-wide ode to "Olive Trees"Tue, 20 Oct 2015 13:30:00 +0000Air Force One is Getting a Makeover best presidential perk is about to get even betterTue, 20 Oct 2015 11:30:00 +0000This Halloween, Who Wants to Spend a Night in the Paris Catacombs? is looking for two brave souls to sleep with the deadFri, 16 Oct 2015 11:30:00 +0000There's a Fake Egyptian City Buried in California incredible, nearly forgotten story behind one of Hollywood's most expensive movie sets Thu, 15 Oct 2015 16:47:56 +0000This Is What a 50-Lane Traffic Jam Looks Like Chinese highway looked like a parking lot after this massive traffic snarlThu, 15 Oct 2015 16:24:53 +0000The Oldest Chemistry Lab in America? classroom designed by Thomas Jefferson was rediscovered Wed, 14 Oct 2015 19:40:43 +0000The People Who Built Stonehenge Loved BBQ evidence that Neolithic settlers roasted pork and beefWed, 14 Oct 2015 17:48:27 +0000Does Ecotourism Hurt or Help? critters get used to tourists, they may be less aware of both predators and poachersWed, 14 Oct 2015 17:00:00 +0000JetBlue Goes Green with a Farm at JFK Airport airline hopes to produce herbs and around 1,000 pounds of blue potatoes each seasonWed, 14 Oct 2015 14:10:05 +0000Chicago's Newest Library Is on a Train during your morning commute? #BooksOnTheL can help.Tue, 13 Oct 2015 19:00:01 +0000A Car-Free Day in Paris Cut Pollution by 40 Percent will the city say <i>non</i> to smog for good?Fri, 09 Oct 2015 13:00:00 +0000It Will Take Nine Years to Clean the Taj Majal“Mudpack therapy” will help the iconic monument clean up its actMon, 05 Oct 2015 11:30:00 +0000Spain Has Turned a Ghost Town Into an Off-Grid Eco-Village photographer documents the remote, self-sufficient lifestyleWed, 30 Sep 2015 13:30:00 +0000