Travel | Smithsonian feed for TravelenFri, 26 Aug 2016 20:00:38 +0000Big Boom: The Best Places to See Meteorite Impact Craters impacts changed landscapes and perhaps even the course of evolution—here's where to see the coolest craters this summerMon, 18 Jul 2016 12:47:36 +0000How to Get Timed-Entry Passes for National Museum of African American History and Culture's finally time to plan your trip to NMAAHCFri, 26 Aug 2016 20:00:38 +0000Norway Wants to Give Finland a Mountain the country succeeds, it will be the world's best 100th-birthday gift Fri, 26 Aug 2016 13:00:00 +0000This Is What 3,000 Photos of Teddy Bears Look Like exhibition at The New Museum takes collection obsession to an over-the-top (but adorable) extremeThu, 25 Aug 2016 17:32:09 +0000Here’s an Ingeniously Simple Method for Making Bakailaoa Pil-pilean, the Traditional Basque Meal the lessons that the Basque chefs taught at this summer’s Folklife Festival Thu, 25 Aug 2016 17:20:13 +0000From Our Photo Contest: Soak Up the Beauty of America's National Parks marks the 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service. Enjoy these standout images submitted by our photo communityThu, 25 Aug 2016 10:30:00 +0000Acclaimed Chef Christian Puglisi’s New "Farm of Ideas" Might Be the Next Big Foodie Destination Danish restaurateur is creating a place for food producers, chefs and foodies from around the world to gather and learnMon, 22 Aug 2016 12:30:00 +0000This 400-mile Trail Between the U.S. and Canada Was Planned by a Moose new trail will stretch from the Adirondacks in New York to Algonquin Provincial Park in OntarioFri, 19 Aug 2016 16:53:49 +0000Which National Park Draws 25 Million Visitors a Year? National Mall attracts an unbelievable amount of visitors each year. Here's what they come to see.Fri, 19 Aug 2016 16:29:35 +0000This Rio Restaurant Is Using Surplus Food From the Olympic Village to Feed the Homeless Refettorio Gastromotiva, top chefs from around the world are cooking five-star cuisine for the poorThu, 18 Aug 2016 13:00:00 +0000Step Inside 12 of England's Most Beautiful Gardens Wed, 17 Aug 2016 11:15:00 +0000Why Honey Bees Are Crucial Employees at this Airport colony of 300,000 honey bees lives just south of Frankfurt Airport. By testing the quality of their honey, scientists can determine pollution levelsFri, 12 Aug 2016 12:00:00 +0000Six Places to Spot the World's Most Breathtaking Sand Dunes snow-white sand to dunes taller than the Empire State Building, the Sahara has nothing on these majestic desertsThu, 11 Aug 2016 20:05:02 +0000Go Deep: 5 Places on Earth to See Seriously Old Rocks geology "in action"—or at least as action-packed as rocks can be—at these five spotsWed, 10 Aug 2016 15:00:00 +0000How This Giant 65,000-Ton Vessel Carries Larger Ships is a 732-foot-long, 180-foot-wide transport vessel able to haul some of the world's heaviest cargo across the globeWed, 10 Aug 2016 12:00:00 +0000Six National Parks That Are Best Explored by Boat wildlife to forgotten forts, the water is the place to be at many of America's national parksWed, 10 Aug 2016 10:00:00 +0000Seven Gorgeous Waterfalls to Chase in Taiwan, records and golden water make these majestic falls a can't-missTue, 09 Aug 2016 17:41:35 +0000Charlie Chaplin's Gold Rush decades after the Klondike Gold Rush, Chaplin recast the hardships of prospectors as comedyMon, 08 Aug 2016 17:39:21 +0000This Sculpture Is Controlled by Live Honeybees Wolfgang Buttress collaborated with a multidisciplinary team to create a giant, metallic hiveFri, 05 Aug 2016 15:18:31 +0000Visit the Original Lorax Tree in Dr. Seuss's San Diego out these Seuss-related sites in Theodore Geisel's adopted hometownFri, 05 Aug 2016 12:05:00 +0000Death Valley: One of the Most Extreme Places on Earth 1913, temperatures in Death Valley reached a world-record high of 134 degrees FahrenheitFri, 05 Aug 2016 12:00:00 +0000Japan's Most Mouthwatering Dishes Are Made of Plastic <i>sampuru</i>, the art of mind-blowingly realistic fake foodThu, 04 Aug 2016 17:01:52 +0000How to Visit the Florida Keys Like a NASA Aquanaut prepare for space, astronauts spend some time under the seaWed, 03 Aug 2016 15:10:11 +0000Five Ways National Parks Are Embracing Technology phones and other screens don't have to detract from the park experienceMon, 01 Aug 2016 15:42:28 +0000Director Guillermo del Toro Shares the Monsters in His Closet With the Public filmmaker talks about artifacts from his collection that are featured in the LACMA's new exhibition, <i>At Home with Monsters</i> Mon, 01 Aug 2016 15:26:23 +0000Learn to Be a Viking (Without the Pillaging) in Ribe, Denmark back in time in this Viking villageFri, 29 Jul 2016 18:10:04 +0000Dive into a Pool of Sprinkles at the Museum of Ice Cream in New York your spoons—this delicious popup will melt in a monthThu, 28 Jul 2016 18:35:17 +0000From Playboy to Polar Bears: A Fashion Photographer’s Journey to Document Climate Science in Northernmost Alaska Mazza Ramsay traveled to Barrow, the northernmost town in the United States, to document life and research on the front lines of climate changeThu, 28 Jul 2016 13:46:56 +0000Meet the Man Who Dropped a Boulder on a Chrysler rebel sculptor Jimmie Durham's funny work is celebrated in the capital of the country he leftTue, 26 Jul 2016 19:16:56 +0000The Secret Meaning of Food in Art 17th-century drinking games and coded political messages in this unique food tour of the Metropolitan Museum's art collectionTue, 26 Jul 2016 13:40:20 +0000What Is Eskimo Ice Cream? Not your typical summer dessertMon, 25 Jul 2016 11:20:44 +0000The Only Place on the Appalachian Trail Where You Can See Wild Ponies than 100 ponies roam free on the slopes of Virginia's highest peakFri, 22 Jul 2016 18:44:16 +0000The Essence of Alaska Lies Somewhere Between Myth and Reality Alaska native grapples with the meaning of his home stateThu, 21 Jul 2016 16:41:36 +0000How America's Public Parks Were Born how Central Park, the first of its kind, was given a completely visionary design that's since influenced cities around the countryWed, 20 Jul 2016 15:20:48 +0000Please Touch the Art: This Artist Creates Tactile Portraits for the Blind Myers uses screws to make 3-D masterpieces for curious fingersTue, 19 Jul 2016 12:10:00 +0000Move Over, Madagascar: This Island Has the World’s Greatest Concentration of Unique Mammals majority of them are found nowhere else on Earth, making Luzon is a biological treasure troveFri, 15 Jul 2016 19:42:01 +0000Mapping Rio's Favelas of the Olympics, Google and a Brazilian nonprofit have been recruiting locals to pinpoint businesses and other landmarks in the city's shantytownsFri, 15 Jul 2016 16:09:02 +0000The Best Night Markets for Midnight Snacking in Taipei light on dinner, these magnificent markets add rich flavor to Taipei's nightlifeFri, 15 Jul 2016 14:32:43 +0000Six Monumental New Outdoor Art Installations to See This Summer the museum and head to one of these large-scale installations insteadTue, 12 Jul 2016 16:38:16 +0000For a Truly Authentic Alaskan Experience, Hop Aboard America's Last Flag-Stop Train off-the-grid homesteads and cabins, the Hurricane Turn train stops for anyone who flags it downFri, 08 Jul 2016 21:28:19 +0000Eskimo Yo-Yos, Muskox Knitting Yarn and Other Unique Gifts to Buy in Alaska Fri, 08 Jul 2016 19:18:12 +0000Where and How to (Safely) Bear Watch in Alaska à la <i>Revenant</i> are a statistical blip. An Alaska expert outlines the dos and don'ts of sharing wilderness with the state's 133,000 bearsFri, 08 Jul 2016 13:48:46 +0000 The World Is Finally Ready to Understand Romaine Brooks early 20th-century artist, Brooks was long marginalized, her work overlooked, in part because of her fluid sexual and gender identityFri, 08 Jul 2016 13:32:33 +0000Photographer Captures the Enduring Grandeur of the Steinway Piano Factory Payne's new book strikes a chordFri, 08 Jul 2016 11:45:00 +0000The Heiress to a Gun Empire Built a Mansion Forever Haunted by the Blood Money That Built It Winchester inherited a fortune and used it to construct a mysterious mansion in northern CaliforniaThu, 07 Jul 2016 19:08:08 +0000The Most Diverse Neighborhood in the U.S. May Surprise You housing and job opportunities have brought people from all over the world to Mountain View, AlaskaThu, 07 Jul 2016 17:31:27 +0000Tracing Alaska's Russian Heritage onion domes to tsarist-era Russian dialects, evidence of the Russian colonialism remainsThu, 07 Jul 2016 17:31:24 +0000Guide to Awesome: 14 Reasons to Visit Alaska Now the tallest North American peak to the world’s largest bears, Alaska is home to unparalleled experiencesThu, 07 Jul 2016 17:30:30 +0000Smithsonian Journeys Travel Quarterly: Alaska Alaska beyond the reality-show caricatures of backwoods misanthropes and marauding bearsThu, 07 Jul 2016 17:27:01 +0000Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell Explains Why Preserving Alaska's Wildness Is Essential former petroleum engineer, Jewell recognizes that balance is key to preserving Alaska for future generationsThu, 07 Jul 2016 17:26:14 +0000Pulitzer-Prize Winning Author John McPhee Recalls Alaska Before Cell Phones, GPS and Most of Its National Parks's trips to Alaska in the 1970s inspired his seminal outdoors narrative "Coming Into the Country" and helped launch his careerThu, 07 Jul 2016 17:26:08 +0000Longtime Conservationist George Schaller Is Still Fighting to Preserve the Last Frontier is the time to protect Alaska's coastal plain, he urgesThu, 07 Jul 2016 17:25:15 +0000National Geographic Veteran Chris Johns on the Importance of National Parks and Documenting Climate Change in Alaska places heal both individuals and nations, he saysThu, 07 Jul 2016 17:25:06 +0000The Forgotten Jewish Pirates of Jamaica, some tour operators and cultural historians are calling attention to the country's little-known Jewish heritageThu, 07 Jul 2016 15:46:27 +0000Explore Frida Kahlo's Mexico City are four places with connections to the late Mexican artist to visit on her birthday, July 6, and beyond Wed, 06 Jul 2016 11:15:00 +0000The Sleepy Japanese Town Built Inside an Active Volcano’s been about 230 years since the last eruption killed half the population. But locals won't let the volcano dictate their futureTue, 05 Jul 2016 13:56:37 +0000There’s a Lot More to This Basque Boat Than Meets the Eye lost story of the Basque heritage is just waiting to be discovered and could be revealed just by watching craftsmen rebuild an ancient whalerFri, 01 Jul 2016 18:40:02 +0000