Travel | Smithsonian feed for TravelenTue, 13 Oct 2015 20:07:13 +0000This State Produces 270 Million Pounds of Popcorn Per Year large portion of Indiana's economy relies on an invaluable crop: corn. Popcorn plants have perfected the production of our favorite movie snackTue, 13 Oct 2015 20:07:13 +0000Find Flavor Around Every Corner (and Off the Beaten Path) With These Culinary Walking Tours beloved institutions to hole-in-the-wall eateries, great food is everywhereTue, 13 Oct 2015 16:12:28 +0000In Japan, Autumn Means a Parade of (Not-at-All-Creepy) Robot Puppets 350-year-old festival in Takayama celebrates creativity — and contains the seeds of modern roboticsFri, 09 Oct 2015 13:00:00 +0000Look Down If You Dare: 14 of the World's Most Terrifying (and Beautiful) Glass Skywalks new glass bridge in China is suspended 590 feet in the air — and visitors brave enough to cross it can see all the way downThu, 08 Oct 2015 19:48:00 +0000How the U.S. Army Saved Our National Parks the National Park Service, Yellowstone was guarded by the cavalry. Without them, we might not have national parks todayThu, 08 Oct 2015 14:36:23 +0000See the Two Ship Graveyards That May Become New Marine Sanctuaries first marine sanctuaries approved by NOAA in 15 years are home to a plethora of shipwrecksThu, 08 Oct 2015 13:00:00 +0000In a Small Village High in the Peruvian Andes, Life Stories Are Written in Textiles weaving, the women of Ausangate, Peru, pass down the traditions of their ancestorsWed, 07 Oct 2015 19:07:16 +0000Hailed as a Modern-Day Shangri-La, Can This Ecuadorian Town Survive Its Reputation? is an idyllic little town—and that's its problemTue, 06 Oct 2015 17:50:56 +0000When T. Rex Meets Triceratops in the New Dino Hall, It Will Be a Violent Affair Natural History Museum's dinosaur display highlights the “red in tooth and claw” nature of the Cretaceous way of lifeThu, 01 Oct 2015 16:00:00 +0000The Rise and Fall of the Plane "Anyone Could Fly" was billed as the "Model T" of airplanes. So what happened? Thu, 01 Oct 2015 14:09:18 +0000The Southern Romance of the Nation's Oldest Public Garden centuries of beauty and history are on display at the Magnolia Plantation and GardensWed, 30 Sep 2015 17:30:25 +0000The Deep South, As Seen Through the Eyes of Renowned Photographer Steve McCurry new book written by travel writer Paul Theroux features images that chronicle life in this part of the countryTue, 29 Sep 2015 17:00:14 +0000Tired of Apples? Pick These Exotic Fall Fruits Instead's where to find pawpaws, persimmons and other unusual fruits in the wildTue, 29 Sep 2015 13:42:12 +0000Bioluminescent Algae Light Up London’s Merge Festival interactive art installation is part science, part fairytaleSat, 26 Sep 2015 11:00:00 +0000An Ancient Business Empire with an abundance of grain and produce, the Nazca established a trading outpost where they could barter for goods of all kindsFri, 25 Sep 2015 16:22:07 +0000It Just Got Easier to Visit the Place Where Napoleon Was Exiled (the Second Time), rugged, finally accessible — St. Helena will soon have its first-ever airportFri, 25 Sep 2015 13:24:53 +0000South Dakota’s Buffalo Roundup Is Pure Americana Spectacle wranglers bring in a free-roaming herd of 1,300 bison. Just be sure to get out of the way.Thu, 24 Sep 2015 14:47:22 +0000Awkward Family Photos Is Playing in Peoria a long family road trip, the hilarious exhibition of awkward photos featuring kith and kin makes a stop in IllinoisThu, 24 Sep 2015 12:55:34 +0000Nine American Airports for Art Lovers layover just got betterWed, 23 Sep 2015 17:04:52 +0000This Interactive Installation Rains a Poem Down on Viewers Camille Utterback and Romy Achituv wrote the software that drives an artwork, in which onlookers catch letters falling on a large screenWed, 23 Sep 2015 14:38:28 +0000Pardoned Turkeys and Voodoo Dolls: Visit These Offbeat Treasures for Free on Museum Day This Saturday're all part of the 100-plus museums that will be free on September 26Tue, 22 Sep 2015 18:11:38 +0000Rising Seas Threaten to Swallow These Ten Global Wonders change-induced increases in sea level are forcing archaeologists and communities to get creative and make tough callsTue, 22 Sep 2015 16:00:00 +0000The World's Oldest Papyrus and What It Can Tell Us About the Great Pyramids Egyptians leveraged a massive shipping, mining and farming economy to propel their civilization forwardTue, 22 Sep 2015 15:00:00 +0000The Twisted History of the Gateway Arch its origins as a memorial to Thomas Jefferson's vision of Western Expansion, the Arch has become a St. Louis iconTue, 22 Sep 2015 15:00:00 +0000Colorado's 'The Shining' Hotel Is Finally Getting That Hedge Maze axes allowedMon, 21 Sep 2015 15:47:33 +0000Turkey's 'Fairy Chimneys' Were Millions of Years in the Making built them, but humans made them their ownMon, 21 Sep 2015 12:50:00 +0000The Big Names of Art (and a Bit of the Unexpected) Debut at the Broad Museum in L.A. one of the greatest collections of contemporary art in the world, this new landmark is ready for its close-upFri, 18 Sep 2015 14:54:36 +0000The Best Places to See Wild Horses in North America Nevada to Nova Scotia, here are the top locations to see these beautiful and majestic creaturesThu, 17 Sep 2015 16:15:05 +0000How Food Became Religion in Peru's Capital City cooking is what defines Lima today, but the culinary boom started decades ago, during a time of conflictWed, 16 Sep 2015 16:14:23 +0000Soak In the Color at China's Crimson Beaches Red Beach turns an eye-popping hue every autumnWed, 16 Sep 2015 13:54:17 +0000Are There Any Places on Earth Left Untouched by Noise Pollution? this Generation Anthropocene podcast, an acoustic ecologist tours the planet in search of pristine soundscapesTue, 15 Sep 2015 15:26:45 +0000Sunken Treasures From Ancient Egypt Are Now on Display in France Arab World Institute in Paris shows off 250 artifacts once lost underwater Tue, 15 Sep 2015 13:07:09 +0000Handicraft Heaven: Nine Unique Gifts to Buy Along the Inca Road room in your suitcase for these irresistible itemsFri, 11 Sep 2015 18:00:37 +0000Dazzling Photos of Russia's First Annual Pyrotechnic Festival an international fireworks competition in Moscow, leading companies stretched far beyond pyrotechnics' ancient originsFri, 11 Sep 2015 14:53:06 +0000The Strange, Giant "Beach Animals" That Are About to Invade America's Shores Theo Jansen's sculptures first became hits on YouTube. Now they've reached the shores of New EnglandThu, 10 Sep 2015 19:00:14 +0000Photographer Yolanda Escobar Jiménez Captures Ecuador's Street Scenes a peek inside Jiménez's visual journalsThu, 10 Sep 2015 13:33:05 +0000Swimming Through Mud at the World Bog Snorkeling Championships year marks the 30th anniversary of one of the world's strangest (and messiest) competitions Wed, 09 Sep 2015 15:03:12 +0000Photos: Wacky, Wild Art From This Year's Burning Man Festival your eyes on some of this year's wildest art installationsTue, 08 Sep 2015 22:39:07 +0000America’s Company Towns, Then and Now look at these small towns across the United States shows the good, the bad and the ugly of the industrial boomFri, 04 Sep 2015 14:01:03 +0000The Oldest City in the United States Turns 450 Augustine, Florida, was the first city founded by European settlers in North AmericaThu, 03 Sep 2015 11:43:45 +0000Why Birdwatchers Flock to Ecuador to the highest density of bird species per acre on Earth, the country is a birder's paradiseWed, 02 Sep 2015 14:00:00 +0000Take a Historic Ride Along California's Famous Route 1 are seven of the most interesting historic stops along California's scenic highwayMon, 31 Aug 2015 15:46:49 +0000The Fascinating Afterlife of Peru's Mummies inside stone palaces and atop sacred mountaintops, the Inca dead continued to wield incredible power over the livingFri, 28 Aug 2015 16:48:10 +0000A "Frozen" Summer Adventure Awaits You in Norway the cold really does bother you, anyway, then visit the fjords in warmer monthsFri, 28 Aug 2015 14:34:03 +0000The Abandoned Theme Park That Finally Got a Storybook Ending Maryland amusement park was once an East Coast version of Disneyland and was left for dead until one woman rescued itWed, 26 Aug 2015 13:20:16 +0000Ireland's Incredible Landscapes: From the Aran Islands to the Burren's high winds and strong weather deposit shipwrecks along the shores of the Aran Islands and carve amazing designs into the limestone of the BurrenTue, 25 Aug 2015 15:08:25 +0000Visit the Homes of America's Greatest Inventors these walls, our nation's most brilliant tinkerers once ate, slept and imaginedTue, 25 Aug 2015 13:30:00 +0000The True Story of Kudzu, the Vine That Never Truly Ate the South naturalist cuts through the myths surrounding the invasive plantMon, 24 Aug 2015 15:00:00 +0000The 21st Century Life List: 25 Great New Places to See for the scientist, the history buff, the artist and the thrill-seekerMon, 24 Aug 2015 14:39:05 +0000Visit the Ruined Castles of Poland but dilapidated structures from many centuries ago dot the country’s landscapeThu, 20 Aug 2015 13:21:55 +0000Get a Hole-In-One at the Most Eye-Catching Mini-Golf Courses Across the Country beautifully designed mini-golf courses are worth a second lookWed, 19 Aug 2015 15:56:54 +0000The 45 Best Places to Eat, Admire and Explore Your Way Through Ireland this interactive map of Ireland's top destinations Wed, 19 Aug 2015 13:45:00 +0000Five of the World's Most Fascinating Topiary Gardens gardens in surprising shapes decorate homes, churches and cemeteries around the world. We’ve rounded up five of the most extraordinaryMon, 17 Aug 2015 15:26:08 +0000