Travel | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/travel/RSS feed for TravelenFri, 26 Aug 2016 20:00:38 +0000Big Boom: The Best Places to See Meteorite Impact Cratershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/big-boom-best-places-see-meteorite-impact-craters-180955460/Ancient 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 Culturehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/national-museum-african-american-history-and-culture-offer-timed-entry-passes-180960211/It's finally time to plan your trip to NMAAHCFri, 26 Aug 2016 20:00:38 +0000Norway Wants to Give Finland a Mountainhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/norway-finland-mountain-180960235/If 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 Likehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/what-3000-photos-teddy-bears-look-180960181/An 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 Mealhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/heres-ingeniously-simple-method-making-bakailaoa-pil-pilean-traditional-basque-meal-180960245/Digesting 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 Parkshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/national-parks-service-centennial-100th-anniversary-nps100-photography-nature-180959721/2016 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 Destinationhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/chef-christian-puglisis-ambitious-new-project-farm-ideas-180960175/The 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 Moosehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/400-mile-trail-between-us-and-canada-was-planned-moose-180960187/The 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?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/which-national-park-draws-25-million-visitors/The 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 Homelesshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/this-rio-restaurant-using-surplus-food-from-olympic-village-feed-homeless-180960163/At 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 Gardenshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/12-most-beautiful-gardens-visit-england-180959722/ Wed, 17 Aug 2016 11:15:00 +0000Why Honey Bees Are Crucial Employees at this Airporthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/honey-bees-are-crucial-employees-at-this-airport/A 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 Duneshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/six-worlds-most-breathtaking-sand-dunes-180958261/From 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 Rockshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/go-deep-5-places-earth-see-seriously-old-rocks-180960010/See 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 Shipshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/how-giant-65000-ton-vessel-carries-large-ships/Hawk 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 Boathttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/national-park-water-based-wonders-180959896/From 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 Taiwanhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/guide-to-taiwans-waterfalls-180959779/Rainbows, records and golden water make these majestic falls a can't-missTue, 09 Aug 2016 17:41:35 +0000Charlie Chaplin's Gold Rushhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/charlie-chaplin-klondike-gold-rush-silent-film-comedy-alaska-smithsonian-journeys-travel-quarterly-180959456/Two 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 Honeybeeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/sculpture-controlled-live-honeybees-180960006/Artist 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 Diegohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/visit-seussical-san-diego-180959997/Check 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 Earthhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/death-valley-one-of-the-most-extreme-places/In 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 Plastichttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/meet-makers-plastic-food-180959989/Discover <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 Aquanauthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/how-visit-florida-keys-nasa-aquanaut-180960002/To prepare for space, astronauts spend some time under the seaWed, 03 Aug 2016 15:10:11 +0000Five Ways National Parks Are Embracing Technologyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/five-ways-national-parks-are-embracing-technology-180959970/Cell 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 Publichttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/guillermo-del-toro-shares-monsters-in-his-closet-with-public-180959957/The 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, Denmarkhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/learn-be-viking-ribe-denmark-180959707/Travel 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 Yorkhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/museum-ice-cream-opens-nyc-180959870/Grab 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 Alaskahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/barrow-alaska-northernmost-climate-change-photojournalism-featured-photographer-180959655/Florencia 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 http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/meet-man-who-dropped-boulder-chrysler-180959846/Ex-pat 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 Arthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/food-tour-metropolitan-museum-art-180959894/Discover 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? http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/eskimo-ice-cream-atlas-of-eating-native-cuisine-food-eats-smithsonian-journeys-travel-quarterly-180959431/Answer: Not your typical summer dessertMon, 25 Jul 2016 11:20:44 +0000The Only Place on the Appalachian Trail Where You Can See Wild Ponieshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/more-than-100-ponies-roam-free-this-park-virginia-180959786/More 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 Realityhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/alaska-meaning-myth-reality-north-to-the-future-smithsonian-journeys-travel-quarterly-180959469/An Alaska native grapples with the meaning of his home stateThu, 21 Jul 2016 16:41:36 +0000How America's Public Parks Were Bornhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/how-americas-public-parks-were-born/Learn 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 Blindhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/artist-making-tactile-art-blind-using-screws-180959716/Andrew 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 Mammalshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/philippines-island-unique-mammals-180959823/The 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 http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/mapping-rios-favelas-180959816/Ahead 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 Taipeihttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/five-must-visit-night-markets-taipei-city-180959342/Go 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 Summerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/six-monumental-pieces-land-art-to-see-this-summer-180959548/Skip 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 Trainhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/time-travel-hurricane-train-alaska-smithsonian-journeys-travel-quarterly-180959437/Reaching 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 Alaskahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/nine-things-luxury-gift-guide-smithsonian-journeys-travel-quarterly-180959430/ Fri, 08 Jul 2016 19:18:12 +0000Where and How to (Safely) Bear Watch in Alaskahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/where-and-how-to-see-bears-alaska-guide-smithsonian-journeys-travel-quarterly-180959451/Attacks 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 Brookshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/its-time-acknowledge-romaine-brooks-early-20th-century-artist-180959725/An 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 Factoryhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/photographer-captures-enduring-grandeur-steinway-factory-180959632/Christopher 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 Ithttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/heiress-gun-empire-built-mansion-forever-haunted-blood-money-built-it-180959712/Sarah 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 Youhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/mountain-view-alaska-diversity-immigration-smithsonian-journeys-travel-quarterly-180959441/Abundant 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 Heritagehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/alaska-russian-heritage-smithsonian-journeys-travel-quarterly-180959449/From 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 Nowhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/alaska-guide-top-destinations-smithsonian-journeys-travel-quarterly-180959442/From 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: Alaskahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/smithsonian-journeys-travel-quarterly-alaska-180959379/Discover 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 Essentialhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/secretary-interior-sally-jewell-alaska-wildness-conservation-climate-change-balance-smithsonian-journeys-travel-quarterly-180959509/A 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 Parkshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/john-mcphee-author-alaska-coming-into-the-country-smithsonian-journeys-travel-quarterly-180959506/McPhee'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 Frontierhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/george-schaller-panthera-wildlife-conservation-society-alaska-smithsonian-journeys-travel-quarterly-180959482/Now 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 Alaskahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/chris-johns-national-parks-climate-change-alaska-smithsonian-journeys-travel-quarterly-180959505/Wild places heal both individuals and nations, he saysThu, 07 Jul 2016 17:25:06 +0000The Forgotten Jewish Pirates of Jamaicahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/forgotten-jewish-pirates-jamaica-180959252/Today, 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 Cityhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/frida-kahlo-mexico-city-180959634/Here 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 Volcanohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/japanese-town-aogashima-active-volcano-180959153/It’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 Eyehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/theres-lot-more-basque-boat-meets-eye-180959675/The 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