Travel | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/travel/RSS feed for TravelenMon, 23 Jan 2017 18:07:28 +0000The Ever Expanding World of Wine Takes Your Palate to Unexpected Placeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/ever-expanding-world-wines-cultural-travel-180961654/Never before have so many diverse wines, from so many places, been available to so many people around the globeMon, 23 Jan 2017 18:07:28 +0000Much of the Cuisine We Now Know, and Think of as Ours, Came to Us by Warhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/local-cuisine-war-tradition-food-history-cultural-travel-180961610/The long and winding road that brought "local" dishes to our platesMon, 23 Jan 2017 15:31:22 +0000Take a Look Inside These Six Presidential Homeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/six-former-presidential-homes-you-can-visit-this-inauguration-year-180961800/The White House isn't the only presidential address worth visiting this inauguration yearFri, 20 Jan 2017 16:30:33 +0000Eight Places to Celebrate the Accomplishments of Great American Womenhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/places-celebrate-great-american-women-180961825/Women are grossly under-represented when it comes to recognition in public places, but here are a few places that pay tribute to their contributionsThu, 19 Jan 2017 21:21:55 +0000Take a Smithsonian Tour of All Things Presidentialhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/take-our-tour-all-things-presidential-smithsonian-180961838/Here's how to locate official presidential portraits, works of art, material culture and campaign memorabilia across the SmithsonianTue, 17 Jan 2017 22:09:18 +0000Meet the Michelin-Starred Chef Pushing the Limits of Vegetarian Cuisine in Chinahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/master-chef-tony-lu-restaurant-vegetarian-china-cultural-travel-kitchen-stories-food-180961613/Master chef Tony Lu discusses China’s changing tastes and his own innovative approach to 'Vegetarian Fusion'Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:06:28 +0000A Brief History of Food as Arthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/food-art-cultural-travel-180961648/From subject to statement, food has played a role in art for millenniaFri, 13 Jan 2017 15:20:05 +0000You've Been Slurping Ramen All Wrong http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/ramen-atlas-of-eating-cultural-travel-food-history-180961651/In Japan, ramen is a culinary touchstone that goes way beyond foodFri, 13 Jan 2017 15:10:46 +0000Stories of Sports Champions in the African American History Museum Prove the Goal Posts Were Set Higher http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/new-african-american-history-museum-new-african-american-history-museum-goal-posts-prove-higher-sports-champions-180961735/The sports exhibition delves into the lost, forgotten or denied history of the heroes on the field Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:42:42 +0000The Speech and Bible From George Washington's First Inauguration Made History Many Times Overhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/when-washington-was-sworn-office-180961747/The first president created the tradition of giving an inaugural address and swearing the oath of office on a BibleWed, 11 Jan 2017 14:00:00 +0000Get Lost in the Landscape that Inspired William Faulkner’s Greatest Novelshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/william-faulkners-words-come-alive-rowan-oak-180961528/A new book of photography brings the late author's Mississippi homestead to lifeMon, 09 Jan 2017 13:35:00 +0000Visit These Ten Sites Celebrating Major Anniversaries in 2017http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/visit-these-ten-sites-celebrating-major-anniversaries-2017-180961689/From Jane Austen’s 200th anniversary to the founding of Denali National Park, there are plenty of events to fill your calendarThu, 05 Jan 2017 16:54:22 +0000The Couple Who Saved China's Ancient Architectural Treasures Before They Were Lost Foreverhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/lovers-shanxi-saved-chinas-ancient-architectural-treasures-before-lost-forever-180961424/As the nation teetered on the brink of war in the 1930s, two Western-educated thinkers struck out for the hinterlands to save their country's richesWed, 04 Jan 2017 17:32:43 +0000Sparkling Ice Castles Take Form Across the Midwesthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/midwest-ice-castles-180961640/ Wed, 04 Jan 2017 17:11:16 +0000Meet the Researchers Who Scour the World's Most Dangerous Corners in Search of Biological Richeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/meet-researchers-scour-worlds-most-dangerous-corners-180961619/Militants, malaria and pirates are just some of the challenges these scientist-explorers face in their quest to map the world’s diversityTue, 03 Jan 2017 14:00:00 +0000Smithsonian Journeys Travel Quarterly: Atlas of Eatinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/atlas-of-eating-smithsonian-journeys-travel-quarterly-180961734/Take an in-depth look at food and culinary culture around the globe, including in-depth stories and favorite recipesSun, 01 Jan 2017 15:07:17 +0000Travel to the Birthplace of Pearlshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/travel-birthplace-pearls-180960618/Ago Bay is the pearl capital of the worldFri, 30 Dec 2016 21:55:42 +000010 of the World's Best Snorkeling Destinationshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/10-worlds-best-snorkeling-destinations-180961622/Dive into the new year in these water wonderlandsFri, 30 Dec 2016 20:52:58 +0000A Photographer Captures Emptiness and Longing in Longfellow's Nova Scotiahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/evangeline-captures-emptiness-longing-nova-scotia-180961401/Photographer Mark Marchesi spent four years tracing images from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's epic poem, "Evangeline"Fri, 30 Dec 2016 13:45:00 +0000A Project to "Rewild" Europe, Brings a Safari-Style Camp to Portugalhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/african-safari-camp-comes-europe-180960541/See Europe as it was five thousand years agoThu, 29 Dec 2016 16:21:01 +0000These Locally Grown Design Ideas Were Created by the People for the People http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/these-locally-grown-design-ideas-were-created-people-people-180961555/A Cooper Hewitt exhibition spotlights the innovative and sustainable designs generated by those in search of solutionsThu, 29 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000Meet One of the Few Female Safari Guides in Kenyahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/meet-one-few-female-safari-guides-kenya-180961186/Though outnumbered by their male counterparts in the field, women have begun to take the reins in ecotourismThu, 29 Dec 2016 12:42:00 +0000How Ancient Volcanoes Created Armenia’s Pink Cityhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/yerevan-armenias-pink-city-180961506/In the capital city of Yerevan, volcanic rock flows pinkWed, 28 Dec 2016 19:59:57 +0000A Brief History of America's Most Outrageous Dentisthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/remember-when-pulling-teeth-was-fun-180960448/Painless Parker and his dental circus live on in a Philadelphia museumWed, 28 Dec 2016 15:30:04 +0000The New Art Scene Transforming Santa Fehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/santa-fe-past-meets-future-180961498/The city's image as a mecca of Southwestern-themed art and folksy spiritualism has begun to evolve, thanks to artists and entrepreneursTue, 27 Dec 2016 16:19:39 +0000This German Town Is Embedded with Millions of Tiny Diamondshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/german-town-contains-millions-diamonds-180961467/Scientists estimate that Nördlingen and the surrounding area contain approximately 72,000 tons of the gemstoneFri, 23 Dec 2016 12:35:00 +0000For the First Time, All 5,000 Objects Found Inside King Tut's Tomb Will Be Displayed Togetherhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/grand-egyptian-museum-next-big-thing-180961333/Take a sneak peek at the collection of the new Grand Egyptian Museum, opening in early 2018Wed, 21 Dec 2016 21:27:04 +0000Ten Exhibitions to See in Washington, D.C. Over the Holidayshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/ten-exhibits-see-washington-dc-over-holidays-180961529/Several innovative art shows, some which close early in the new year, are a must-seeWed, 21 Dec 2016 21:25:30 +0000This Great Pumpkin Heralds the D.C. Arrival of Yayoi Kusama http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/great-pumpkin-washington-heralds-arrival-yayoi-kusama-180961478/The Hirshhorn's 65-year retrospective boasts six mirror rooms by this hugely popular artistWed, 21 Dec 2016 12:57:26 +0000Want to See Installation Artist Doug Aitken's Latest Work? Grab Your Scuba Gearhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/underwater-sculptures-welcome-divers-coast-california-180961510/ Tue, 20 Dec 2016 16:38:12 +0000Wandering Through Georgia, the Eden of the Caucasushttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/wandering-through-georgia-eden-caucasus-180961496/There is beauty and drama at every turn in the country's rugged landscapes, at its feast-laden tables, in its complex historyMon, 19 Dec 2016 16:48:34 +0000Take to the Skies in One of These Restored Vintage WWII Airplaneshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/fly-aboard-one-these-vintage-wwii-aircraft-180961224/Earn your wings and experience a slice of aviation history from the cockpit of a historic aircraftThu, 15 Dec 2016 19:58:23 +0000Seven Places Reinventing the Christmas Treehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/christmas-trees-reinvented-180961280/From rocket gardens to tumbleweeds, here are some of the most imaginative holiday trees in the United StatesWed, 14 Dec 2016 21:15:57 +0000The 10 Best Travel Books to Give This Seasonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/10-best-travel-book-gifts-2016-180961299/Satisfy your giftee’s wanderlust with these travel-themed booksTue, 13 Dec 2016 20:45:53 +0000The Oldest Structure on the National Mall Is on the Movehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/oldest-structure-national-mall-move-180961298/But don't worry, it's only going about 30 feet awayTue, 13 Dec 2016 18:25:28 +0000The Painter Who Earned His Stripes http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/painter-who-earned-his-stripes-180961348/Gene Davis, the leading member of the Washington Color School, is celebrated a half century after his striped paintings caught onTue, 13 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000New York City's Holiday Vintage Subway Trains Are Backhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/new-york-citys-holiday-vintage-trains-are-back-180961287/Go back in time, undergroundWed, 07 Dec 2016 23:22:54 +0000The Town That Polar Bears Builthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/the-town-that-polar-bears-built-180961250/Get to know the four-legged residents of Churchill, CanadaTue, 06 Dec 2016 19:22:05 +0000Keep an Eye on These Portraits Because They Move http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/keep-eye-these-portraits-move-180961302/Noted visual artist Bill Viola is subject of the first all-video exhibition in one of D.C.'s oldest buildings. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 13:07:28 +0000How to Experience a Mission to Mars (If You Still Want to Come Back)http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/space-camp-mars-180961236/Space Camp for adults? It's definitely a thingMon, 05 Dec 2016 16:31:16 +0000Don’t Miss These 11 New Museum Exhibitions This Winterhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/must-see-new-winter-museum-exhibits-180961216/You'll find everything from beloved childhood characters to animatronic dinosaurs on display this seasonFri, 02 Dec 2016 19:53:10 +0000Five Colossal Stone Portraits Around the Worldhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/six-massive-carved-monuments-you-need-see-believe-180960795/Carved out of rock, these massive monuments go beyond Mount RushmoreWed, 30 Nov 2016 19:35:58 +0000This Isolated Australian Region Is Home to Over 100 Winerieshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/isolated-australian-region-home-over-100-wineries-180961184/An Australian wine region with epic surfing beaches, a welcoming vibe and standout Cabernets and ChardonnaysFri, 25 Nov 2016 19:16:48 +0000