Travel | Smithsonian feed for TravelenFri, 22 Jul 2016 18:44:16 +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 +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"Armenian Public Radio" Brings Nirvana Attitude to the Folklife Festival Armenian-American trio performs traditional folk songs with a modern American sensibilityFri, 01 Jul 2016 16:00:53 +0000Visit Canada's Jaw-Dropping National Parks for Free honor of Canada's sesquicentennial anniversary, explore its spectacular parks gratisFri, 01 Jul 2016 14:16:12 +0000How Do Your Checked Bags Actually Get on the Plane? bags usually make the same journey you do. But before they've even boarded, they're in for a six-mile automated trip through the bowels of the airportFri, 01 Jul 2016 13:29:54 +0000The Origin of the Coney Island Hot Dog Is a Uniquely American Story also have very little to do with the New York City amusement parkThu, 30 Jun 2016 18:25:21 +0000A Maze of Palatial Icebergs Has Floated Into a Washington, D.C. Museum new exhibition touches on design, landscape architecture, the life of icebergs and climate changeThu, 30 Jun 2016 16:14:53 +0000Proud Sea Lion Mom Shows Off Her New Pup in These Adorable Pictures From the Zoo, the 11-year-old sea lion gave birth on June 26; mother and pup are bonding and doing wellThu, 30 Jun 2016 12:21:54 +0000Discover Taipei's Local Hangouts from the Front Seat of an In-service Taxi along through this Taiwanese city's back alleys and far-flung neighborhoodsThu, 30 Jun 2016 11:00:00 +0000Plan a Back-40 Getaway at One of These Four Exceptional Farm Stays an overnight adventure on a working farmThu, 30 Jun 2016 10:00:00 +0000Catch the Spiffy New Look for the Hall that Houses The Spirit of St. Louis, Bell X-1 and Other Famous Flyers in time for its 40th birthday, the museum revamps its main exhibition hall and Star Trek "Enterprise" debuts Wed, 29 Jun 2016 18:35:00 +0000Ten Great Moments in Aerospace Historyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com all about them in one trip to the Smithsonian's National Air and Space MuseumWed, 29 Jun 2016 17:00:00 +0000These Abandoned Buildings Are the Last Remnants of Liberia's Founding History world created by former slaves in Liberia was a cruel paradox for more than 150 yearsWed, 29 Jun 2016 15:10:00 +0000What Is Bertsolaritza and Who Are the Basque Poets Who Know It? the Folklife Festival, be sure to catch the singing, improvisational poetry slam that’s keeping a language aliveWed, 29 Jun 2016 15:06:51 +0000These Adorable Rescue Dogs Lead Truffle Hunting Tours in Australia's Majura Valley Australian farmer trains these abandoned canines to sleuth out a gourmet delicacyTue, 28 Jun 2016 16:23:19 +0000The Best Caribbean Island You’ve Never Heard Of tropical paradise is packed with lush landscapes and secret pleasuresMon, 27 Jun 2016 18:00:01 +0000This Man Controls the Ways You Walk in Airports airports employ passenger flow experts to look out for travel patterns among passengers. From there, they can change the airport's infrastructureMon, 27 Jun 2016 17:13:32 +0000The Discovery of a Roman Gladiator School Brings the Famed Fighters Back to Life in Austria, the archaeological site is providing rich new details about the lives and deaths of the arena combatantsMon, 27 Jun 2016 15:46:49 +0000Honeybees are the Stars at New York City’s Coolest Field Trip are buzzing about world’s largest rooftop soil farmFri, 24 Jun 2016 10:00:00 +0000See the Gutenberg Bible, 32,000 3D Mechanical Puzzles and a Lock of Edgar Allen Poe’s Hair at This Rare Library is a credential at Indiana University Library’s Lilly LibraryThu, 23 Jun 2016 15:02:35 +0000Inventing the Beach: The Unnatural History of a Natural Place seashore used to be a scary place, then it became a place of respite and vacation. What happened?Thu, 23 Jun 2016 12:34:06 +0000Nine Northern Italian Destinations to Visit After You View Christo's "Floating Piers" and historical treasures abound near Lake Iseo Wed, 22 Jun 2016 19:16:23 +0000How Photography Shaped America's National Parks M. Allen explores how conservation and consumerism have impacted America's natural heritageWed, 22 Jun 2016 18:09:15 +0000How Realistic Is the Shark Science in "The Shallows"? ask shark expert Chris Lowe whether the science in the upcoming shark thriller has any teeth. Beachgoers: You're welcome.Wed, 22 Jun 2016 15:00:44 +0000Immerse Yourself in Italian Cuisine at These Eight Cooking Schools local women to world-renowned chefs, here's a delicious way to get in touch with your inner ItalianTue, 21 Jun 2016 16:10:18 +0000The One Place JFK Felt He Could Be Alone the midst of the biggest crises of his presidency, John F. Kennedy always knew there was one place he could go to collect his thoughts aloneMon, 20 Jun 2016 20:51:29 +0000Relive 'Don Quixote' With a Trip Through Miguel de Cervantes’ Spain at windmills for the 400th anniversary of the author's deathMon, 20 Jun 2016 15:13:52 +0000The Hills Are Alive With the Sound of Bollywood the history of Mumbai's iconic "cut-to" Switzerland shotFri, 17 Jun 2016 15:48:24 +0000These Eclectic Images Reveal Taiwan's Many Moods highlight from our photo contest: Local photographer Yingting Shih captures surprising and unique moments in his travelsThu, 16 Jun 2016 16:49:40 +0000The World's First Camels Roamed...South Dakota? Badlands of South Dakota are filled with the fossils of fascinating and surprising prehistoric animalsThu, 16 Jun 2016 12:22:27 +0000A New Museum Is Bringing Relics of the Revolutionary War Into Public View for the First Time in Decades to open next year in Philadelphia, the museum will immerse visitors into the time when the American colonies became the United StatesThu, 16 Jun 2016 12:00:00 +0000Hunting Lost Worlds in Wyoming's Bighorn Basin geology tour with Kirk Johnson, Director of the Smithsonian Natural History Museum, and Will Clyde, a geology professor at University of New HampshireWed, 15 Jun 2016 18:53:54 +0000A Breathtaking 110-Mile Alaskan Railroad Built in Two Years during the Klondike Gold Rush in 1898, the Yukon and White Pass Railway is a stunning sightTue, 14 Jun 2016 16:04:46 +0000Smithsonian to Partner with Victoria and Albert Museum to Open a London Gallery the U.S. museum and research complex originally funded by Englishman James Smithson, the announcement brings the 19th-century gift full circleTue, 14 Jun 2016 14:52:09 +0000The Deadly Lake Where 75 Percent of the World's Lesser Flamingos Are Born Natron will kill a human, but flamingos breed on its salty waterTue, 14 Jun 2016 14:31:50 +0000How 60 Million Bison Became 1,000 in a Century the late 1700s, more than 60 million bison roamed the Great Plains. Over the years, demand for fur and meat drove their numbers downFri, 10 Jun 2016 15:53:51 +0000Visit Seven Storybook Castles in Germany magnificent structures are straight out of a fairy taleFri, 10 Jun 2016 14:23:55 +0000Walker Evans Wrote the Story of America With His Camera of the greatest historians of 20th-century America was a man who used his camera to stare, pry, listen, and eavesdropFri, 10 Jun 2016 13:00:00 +0000The Summer of Nantucket’s Sublime Sea Serpent travels fast in small towns — especially when it involves huge footprints of a rumored mythical creatureThu, 09 Jun 2016 19:27:45 +0000When the Painting Is Also Poetry sublime new show honors the Chinese tradition of the ‘Three Perfections’—poetry, painting and calligraphyThu, 09 Jun 2016 11:35:29 +0000The 29 Can't-Miss Summer Festivals of 2016 out and enjoy the summer sun—we've compiled a list of the best ways to enjoy the summer splendor across North AmericaTue, 07 Jun 2016 13:01:24 +0000These Drone-Lit Photos of the American West Are Straight Out of a Science Fiction Novel Reuben Wu casts new light on a familiar worldTue, 07 Jun 2016 12:53:46 +0000Martin Puryear’s Hometown Retrospective Brings the World Renowned Artist Back to His Roots treks to Africa, Scandinavia and Japan, Puryear’s works go on display at the Smithsonian, where he first developed his curiosity for world culturesMon, 06 Jun 2016 18:23:59 +0000There’s a Bunch of Animals at the Zoo this Summer Made Out of Ocean Garbage whimsical, the sculptures drive home the message that there’s a whole lot of trash washing ashoreMon, 06 Jun 2016 12:03:07 +0000See Over 2,000 Wax Models of Skin Diseases at This Swiss Medical Moulage Museum's hard to look, and hard to look away, at this unique, and medically valuable, collection of wax blisters, hives and soresFri, 03 Jun 2016 16:23:28 +000010 Must-See Places in Taiwan Taiwan, from the capital city of Taipei to stunning Taroko Gorge and Sun Moon LakeThu, 02 Jun 2016 22:52:46 +0000Studying Bacon Has Led One Smithsonian Scholar to New Insights on the Daily Life of Enslaved African-Americans Camp Bacon, a thinking person’s antidote to excess, historians, filmmakers and chefs gather to pay homage to the hog and its culinary renownThu, 02 Jun 2016 18:39:11 +0000The Spectacular Draw of Devils Tower National Monument the wilderness of Wyoming, there's a magnificent pillar of ancient lava so unique, that even geologists are at odds on exactly how it was formedThu, 02 Jun 2016 12:00:00 +0000Top Destinations for the Cultural Traveler: Taiwan mountains to sea,'s guide to TaiwanWed, 01 Jun 2016 17:03:10 +0000Finding Lessons on Culture and Conservation at the End of the Road in Kauai the remote, tropical paradise called Ha‘ena, the community is reasserting Native Hawaiian stewardship of the land and seaWed, 01 Jun 2016 16:00:00 +0000Step Inside Taiwan's Famous Longshan Temple nearly three centuries ago in Taipei, Longshan Temple survives as a bastion of local culture and center of religious lifeWed, 01 Jun 2016 15:29:19 +0000Explore Taiwan’s Unique Themed Restaurant Culture restaurants take Taiwan by stormWed, 01 Jun 2016 14:22:39 +0000Soak Up Taiwan's Hot Springs Culture in These Five Natural Baths rejuvenating soak has long been a vital part of Taiwanese culture. Here are some of the top places to take a dip.Wed, 01 Jun 2016 13:55:28 +0000For One Day Only, Visit the Farm and Cryogenics Laboratory Trying to Save Endangered Livestock Breeds a farm tour, cryogenics demonstration and a heritage-breed beef burger at Newport, Rhode Island's Swiss Village FarmFri, 27 May 2016 15:27:37 +0000This Burger King Has a Spa Now designer Teuvo Loman adds a 15-person sauna to a Burger King storefrontThu, 26 May 2016 20:42:23 +0000The Public Puts Great Trust in Museums, and Now It’s Time Museums Trust the Public new exhibition, curated by the community, debuts this weekend at the SmithsonianThu, 26 May 2016 13:00:00 +0000Inside Alabama's Abandoned Buildings Birmingham flourishes again, an urban explorer documents what is left behindThu, 26 May 2016 11:30:00 +0000