Travel | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/travel/RSS feed for TravelenFri, 02 Dec 2016 19:53:10 +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 +0000Sailing Sweden's Icy Seas in Search of One of the World's Best Oystershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/swedish-oyster-safari-180960732/A Nordic oyster safari serves up fresh bivalves that are hard to find outside of SwedenWed, 23 Nov 2016 16:52:10 +0000You Could Soon Roam With Dinosaurs at a Realistic (Animatronic) Jurassic Parkhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/you-could-soon-roam-dinosaurs-realistic-jurassic-park-180961182/Experience the awe of dinosaurs in this planned outdoor exhibitionTue, 22 Nov 2016 19:05:24 +0000A Nervous Flyer's Guide to Every Ding, Buzz and Whir You Hear on an Airplanehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/airplane-sounds-decoded-180961044/Don’t panic—those beeps and creaks are perfectly fineThu, 10 Nov 2016 22:30:16 +0000A Miniature Living Redwood Forest Springs Up In Brooklynhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/miniature-living-redwood-forest-springs-brooklyn-180961031/Artist Spencer Finch explores landscape by building a tiny, scale replica of a California groveTue, 08 Nov 2016 15:58:46 +0000A Photojournalist Captures Dramatic Portraits of Dancers in the Streets of Cubahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/street-photography-instagram-ballet-dancing-cuba-gabriel-davalos-cultural-travel-180960611/For Gabriel Davalos, photography is about storytellingMon, 07 Nov 2016 19:59:50 +0000Lime Marinade, Cohiba Cigar Cases and Other Unique Gifts You Can Buy in Cubahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/nine-things-luxury-unique-gift-guide-cuba-cultural-travel-180961004/ Mon, 07 Nov 2016 19:59:36 +0000The Story Behind Che's Iconic Photohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/iconic-photography-che-guevara-alberto-korda-cultural-travel-180960615/Fashion photographer Alberto Korda took Che Guevara's pictures hundreds of times in the 1960s. One stuckThu, 03 Nov 2016 15:00:00 +0000Step Inside Cuba's Oldest Printmaking Studiohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/cuban-lithography-printmaking-tradition-cultural-travel-180960612/At the Taller Experimental de Gráfica in Havana, process is everythingThu, 03 Nov 2016 13:00:00 +0000Searching for Cuba's Pre-Columbian Rootshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/taino-indigenous-culture-pre-columbian-roots-archaeology-cuban-identity-cultural-travel-180960975/A newfound quest for identity has led some Cubans to reclaim their Taíno Indian heritageTue, 01 Nov 2016 13:00:00 +0000A Brief History of the Rumbahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/rumba-brief-history-slavery-cuba-music-dance-cultural-travel-180960934/Born out of slavery in 19th-century Cuba, the lively music and dance form takes many shapesTue, 01 Nov 2016 12:00:00 +0000Where to See the World’s Biggest Spidershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/where-see-worlds-biggest-spiders-180960938/Don’t freak out—our arachnid friends help more than hurtMon, 31 Oct 2016 19:20:12 +0000Underwater Pumpkin Carving Among the Wrecks in New York's Finger Lakeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/underwater-pumpkin-finger-lakes-180960848/Just in time for Halloween, scuba divers test their Jack-o-lantern-making skillsMon, 31 Oct 2016 16:14:44 +0000In One of the World's Oldest Winemaking Regions, a New Generation Revives an Ancient Traditionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/armenia-wine-travel-tourism-viticulture-vineyards-180959986/An Armenian wine expert highlights the best places to experience the rebirth of a wine culture stifled under Soviet ruleFri, 28 Oct 2016 20:18:46 +0000When the Mob Owned Cubahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/mob-havana-cuba-culture-music-book-tj-english-cultural-travel-180960610/Best-selling author T.J. English discusses the Mob's profound influence on Cuban culture and politics in the 1950sFri, 28 Oct 2016 19:00:00 +0000A Taste of the Wild Side: Finding Local Flavor in Armenia’s Edible Highlandshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/taste-wild-side-out-yerevan-and-armenias-local-dishes-180960889/ Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:32:58 +0000The Surprising History of Cuba's Patron Sainthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/surprising-history-cuba-patron-saint-cachita-virgin-mary-our-lady-charity-cultural-travel-180960606/Nicknamed "Cachita," the 15-inch-tall wooden figurine of the Virgin Mary unites Cubans across class and race linesThu, 27 Oct 2016 17:34:47 +0000What a Mark Rothko Painting Has in Common With a Ming Dynasty Dishhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/what-mark-rothko-painting-common-ming-dynasty-dish-180960912/This one vibrant color, rich in symbolism, unites two works across five centuriesThu, 27 Oct 2016 13:00:00 +0000The Last Living Carver of Mount Rushmore Reflects on the Monument at 75http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/last-living-carver-mount-rushmore-reflects-monument-75-180960875/The 95-year-old looks back at the colossal effort that went into making the American masterpieceThu, 27 Oct 2016 12:15:10 +0000Why a Woman Is Playing the Same Guitar Chord Over and Over Again at the Hirshhornhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/icelands-top-performance-artist-rings-chords-us-180960901/The absurdly comedic work of Iceland's top performance artist Ragnar KjartanssonWed, 26 Oct 2016 18:59:49 +0000Memories of a Runaway Cuban Slavehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/biography-runaway-slave-cuba-book-excerpt-cultural-travel-180960607/A former sugar plantation slave recalls fleeing to a cave in the woods and the new dangers that awaited him thereWed, 26 Oct 2016 18:06:54 +0000There's Much More to Cuba Than Cigars and Vintage Carshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/deep-cuba-cigars-vintage-cars-yoani-sanchez-cultural-travel-180960614/The country’s most celebrated blogger discovers her homeland anew while working as a tour guideWed, 26 Oct 2016 15:00:00 +0000Venture Inside Cuba's Secret Societieshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/cuba-secret-societies-subculture-ritual-tradition-cultural-travel-180960895/From Masons to Santería priests, photographer Nicola Lo Calzo offers a glimpse into the island's many subculturesMon, 24 Oct 2016 19:47:27 +0000Secrets of the Tower of Londonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/secrets-tower-london-180960830/Before it was a popular tourist attraction, the Tower of London was, well, just about everything elseMon, 24 Oct 2016 14:40:13 +0000Six Places on Earth That Scientists Say Look Like Other Planetshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/otherworldly-places-on-earth-180960693/The eerie resemblance these locales have to Mars and beyond has attracted researchers for yearsThu, 20 Oct 2016 12:30:00 +0000This Champion Pumpkin Weighs More Than a U-Haulhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/world-champion-pumpkin-weighs-1910-pounds-could-make-600-pies-180960829/At the annual Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Weigh-In, a pumpkin weighing 1,910 pounds took the crownWed, 19 Oct 2016 16:11:05 +0000Homage to Havanahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/homage-havana-cuba-cultural-travel-180960812/A Smithsonian director ponders the allure of Cuba's capital cityTue, 18 Oct 2016 16:08:25 +0000Beneath a Mountain in Switzerland Lies the World’s Longest Shortcuthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/beneath-mountain-switzerland-worlds-longest-shortcut-gothard-base-tunnel-travel-180960776/The massive structure, running 35.4 miles through the Alps, begins full operations this DecemberTue, 18 Oct 2016 15:00:00 +0000The New Nightspots Transforming Havana's Social Scenehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/havana-cuba-nightlife-going-out-social-scene-cultural-travel-180960609/Chic is rapidly replacing gritty in many of Havana's newly imagined gathering spotsMon, 17 Oct 2016 23:03:01 +0000Ajiaco, Cuba in a Cauldronhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/ajiaco-cuba-food-history-atlas-of-eating-cultural-travel-180960688/With origins in the island’s oldest culture, <i>ajiaco</i> is a stew that adapts to the timesFri, 14 Oct 2016 17:27:03 +0000At the New “Slavery and Freedom” Show, a Mother Finds an Empowering Message for Her Young Daughtershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/mother-visits-new-slavery-and-freedom-exhibition-and-finds-empowering-message-her-young-daughters-180960751/A child's shackles, a whip, and an auction block deliver a visceral experience of slaveryFri, 14 Oct 2016 14:27:40 +0000Photos: Giant Chinese Lantern Sculptures Light Up Spokanehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/giant-chinese-lantern-sculptures-spokane-washington-180960735/This month brings a world of colorful light to WashingtonFri, 14 Oct 2016 13:15:00 +0000Armenia: Smithsonian Guidehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/armenia-180960730/ Thu, 13 Oct 2016 18:40:03 +0000Behind the Scenes at the National Zoo With the World’s Most Dangerous Bird http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/behind-scenes-national-zoo-worlds-most-dangerous-bird-180960704/The zoo's cassowary “still has that mysterious aura about her—that prehistoric, dinosaur-walking-through-the-rainforest-quality."Fri, 07 Oct 2016 16:39:56 +0000Mapping the World's Great Cities in a Most Unusual, Yet Visually Arresting, Fashionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/sculptor-norwood-viviano-maps-worlds-great-cities-180960706/Part urban planner, part cartographer, sculptor Norwood Viviano uses state-of-the-art mapping tools to make powerful works of art Fri, 07 Oct 2016 13:27:42 +0000Discover Cuba's Unspoiled Shoreshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/cuba-unspoiled-shores-coastal-treasures-wildlife-cultural-travel-180960608/Thanks in part to government conservation efforts, Cuba's 3,500 miles of coastline are a wealth of beauty and historyThu, 06 Oct 2016 19:15:22 +0000What to Read, Watch and Download Before Your Trip to Cubahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/cuba-resources-guide-know-before-you-go-cultural-travel-180960602/Know before you goThu, 06 Oct 2016 19:12:45 +0000Traveling to Cuba? Here's What You Need to Knowhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/what-you-need-to-know-before-you-visit-cuba-180960686/While travel between Cuba and the U.S. is now possible, restrictions remain in placeThu, 06 Oct 2016 19:12:08 +0000Havana's Hidden Architectural Gemshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/havana-architecture-gems-cuba-180960692/The city's eclectic architecture is both extraordinary and imperiledThu, 06 Oct 2016 19:10:55 +0000Smithsonian Journeys Travel Quarterly: Cubahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/smithsonian-journeys-travel-quarterly-cuba-180960694/Explore the deepest corners of Cuba's culture and history, and discover the startling transformations happening nowThu, 06 Oct 2016 19:08:48 +0000Beautiful Photos from America’s Six Least-Visited National Parkshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/experience-america-least-visited-national-parks-180960430/These parks are less popular, but no less spectacularWed, 05 Oct 2016 16:26:27 +0000