Travel | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/travel/RSS feed for TravelenFri, 22 Jul 2016 18:44:16 +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 +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"Armenian Public Radio" Brings Nirvana Attitude to the Folklife Festivalhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/armenian-public-radio-brings-nirvana-attitude-festival-180959650/An 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 Freehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/visit-canadas-national-parks-for-free-in-2017-180958000/In 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?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/how-do-your-checked-bags-get-on-the-plane/Your 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 http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/origins-coney-island-hot-dog-uniquely-american-story-180959659/They 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. Museumhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/visit-maze-palatial-icebergs-new-installation-180959596/The 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 Zoohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/proud-sea-lion-mom-shows-her-new-pup-adorable-pictures-zoo-180959651/Calli, 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 Taxihttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/exploring-taipei-by-taxi-180959403/Ride 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 Stayshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/best-farm-stays-180959605/Plan 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 Flyershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/boeing-milestones-flight-hall-reopens-national-air-and-space-museum-180959602/Just 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.comhttp://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/aerospace-history-tour-180959119/Learn 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 Historyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/liberia-created-former-slaves-fading-into-history-180959503/The 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?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/what-bertsolaritza-and-who-are-basque-poets-who-know-it-180959591/At 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 Valleyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/truffle-hunting-dogs-lead-tours-australia-180959537/An 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 Ofhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/saba-caribbean-island-youve-never-heard-180959370/This tropical paradise is packed with lush landscapes and secret pleasuresMon, 27 Jun 2016 18:00:01 +0000This Man Controls the Ways You Walk in Airportshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/this-man-controls-the-ways-you-walk-in-airports_1/Many 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 Lifehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/discovery-roman-gladiator-school-brings-famed-fighters-to-life-180959489/Located 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 Triphttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/honeybees-are-stars-new-york-citys-coolest-field-trip-180959551/People 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 Libraryhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/indiana-university-lilly-library-collection-180959118/Curiosity 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 Placehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/inventing-beach-unnatural-history-natural-place-180959538/The 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" http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/northern-italys-lake-district-is-cool-for-the-summer-180959425/Cultural and historical treasures abound near Lake Iseo Wed, 22 Jun 2016 19:16:23 +0000How Photography Shaped America's National Parkshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/how-photography-shaped-americas-national-parks-180959262/Jamie 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"?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science/qa-diving-deep-killer-shark-science-shallows-180959530/We 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 Schoolshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/immerse-yourself-italian-cuisine-180959447/From 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 Alonehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-one-place-jfk-felt-he-could-be-alone/In 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’ Spainhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/explore-miguel-de-cervantes-spain-180959013/Tilt 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 Bollywoodhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/the-hills-are-alive-with-the-sound-of-bollywood-180959035/Learn the history of Mumbai's iconic "cut-to" Switzerland shotFri, 17 Jun 2016 15:48:24 +0000These Eclectic Images Reveal Taiwan's Many Moodshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/featured-photographer-yingting-shih-taiwan-local-lens-180959357/A 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?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/the-worlds-first-camels-roamed-south-dakota/The 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 Decadeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/revolutionary-war-hidden-relics-180959443/Scheduled 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 Basinhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/hunting-lost-worlds-wyomings-bighorn-basin-180959338/A 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 Yearshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/breathtaking-110-mile-alaskan-railroad/Built 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 Galleryhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/smithsonian-partner-victoria-albert-museum-open-london-gallery-180959399/For 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 Bornhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/flamingos-find-life-among-death-180959265/Lake 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 Centuryhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/how-60-million-bison-became-1000-in-a-century/In 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 Germanyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/storybook-castles-germany-180959367/These magnificent structures are straight out of a fairy taleFri, 10 Jun 2016 14:23:55 +0000Walker Evans Wrote the Story of America With His Camerahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/walker-evans-wrote-story-american-with-his-camera-180959353/One 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 Serpenthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/summer-nantuckets-sublime-sea-serpent-180959322/News 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 Poetryhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/when-painting-also-poetry-180959163/A 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 2016http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/29-summer-festivals-north-america-you-cant-miss-180951229/Get 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 Novelhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/reuben-wu-lux-noctis-american-west-landscapes-featured-photographer-180959250/Photographer 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 Rootshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/martin-puryears-hometown-retrospective-brings-world-renowned-artist-back-his-roots-180959304/After 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 Garbagehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/theres-bunch-animals-zoo-summer-made-out-ocean-garbage-180959303/Delightfully 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 Museumhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/waxy-world-skin-diseases-180958579/It'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 Taiwanhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/sponsored/10-must-see-places-taiwan-180959207/Discover 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-Americanshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/studying-bacon-led-smithsonian-scholar-new-insights-daily-life-enslaved-180959288/At 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 Monumenthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/spectacular-devils-tower-national-monument/In 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: Taiwanhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/top-destinations-cultural-traveler-taiwan-180959214/From mountains to sea, Smithsonian.com's guide to TaiwanWed, 01 Jun 2016 17:03:10 +0000Finding Lessons on Culture and Conservation at the End of the Road in Kauaihttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/finding-lessons-culture-and-conservation-end-road-kauai-180959183/In 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 Templehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/longshan-temple-180952606/Founded 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 Culturehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/explore-taiwans-unique-restaurant-culture-180959241/Themed restaurants take Taiwan by stormWed, 01 Jun 2016 14:22:39 +0000Soak Up Taiwan's Hot Springs Culture in These Five Natural Bathshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/taiwans-best-hot-springs-180959269/A 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 Breedshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/how-one-farm-is-trying-to-save-heritage-livestock-one-embryo-at-a-time-180959048/Enjoy 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 Nowhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/burger-king-has-spa-now-180959249/Finnish 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 http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/public-puts-great-trust-museums-and-now-its-time-museums-trust-public-180959237/A new exhibition, curated by the community, debuts this weekend at the SmithsonianThu, 26 May 2016 13:00:00 +0000Inside Alabama's Abandoned Buildingshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/peek-alabamas-abandoned-buildings-180958814/As Birmingham flourishes again, an urban explorer documents what is left behindThu, 26 May 2016 11:30:00 +0000