Travel | Smithsonian feed for TravelenFri, 19 Dec 2014 17:26:58 +000010 Thrilling Trips to Take with Smithsonian Journeys in 2015 ancient fortresses in Sri Lanka to safaris in the shadow of Kilimanjaro, explore the world with Smithsonian JourneysFri, 19 Dec 2014 17:26:58 +0000The Most Beautiful Drone Travel Videos of 2014 was the year of the aerial drone travel video—here are some of the best of the bestThu, 18 Dec 2014 16:24:17 +0000Evotourism: Great Places to Celebrate Evolution Around the Globe lemurs to Neanderthals, here's our latest guide so you can travel the globe to enjoy what Darwin famously called "endless forms most beautiful"Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:26:13 +0000When Texas Was at the Bottom of the Sea hike to the “top of Texas,” the world’s most famous fossil reef, leads to a new sense of the sublimeWed, 17 Dec 2014 19:00:00 +0000Want to Excite Your Inner Dinosaur Fan? Pack Your Bags for Alberta’s badlands are the place to see fantastic dinosaur fossils (and kitsch)—and eye-opening new evidence about the eve of their fallWed, 17 Dec 2014 19:00:00 +0000How Australia Put Evolution on Darwin’s Mind famous naturalist’s revolutionary theory first took shape not in the Galápagos but in the primeval Blue MountainsWed, 17 Dec 2014 19:00:00 +0000Six Historic Trains That Embody the Holiday Spirit have always been a part of holiday celebrations—so why not hop aboard this season? Here are six seasonally appropriate rides to considerMon, 15 Dec 2014 13:07:42 +0000A Sea of Fog Completely Filled the Grand Canyon as total cloud inversion, the weather phenomenon is quite rare—and spectacularFri, 12 Dec 2014 18:08:41 +0000Christmas Markets Might Be the Best Reason to Spend the Holidays in Europe mulled wine to intricate ornaments, Europe's Christmas markets are a mix of food, goods and holiday cheerThu, 04 Dec 2014 15:11:02 +0000Rescuing Jorge Prelorán’s Films From Storage And Time Smithsonian’s Film Archives is reintroducing the world to the influential work of the Argentine-American filmmakerWed, 03 Dec 2014 22:48:36 +0000The Deadly Dilemma Facing Romania's Brown Bears the Carpathian Mountains, frustrated farmers and high-paying sport hunters are helping to set the highest bear hunting quotas yet allowedTue, 02 Dec 2014 14:00:00 +0000Haunting Drone Footage of Chernobyl Town"Postcards from Pripyat, Chernobyl" shows a drone's-eye view of the city nearly three decades after nuclear disasterMon, 01 Dec 2014 21:16:38 +0000What to Give to the Traveler in Your Life clothespin reading lights to a clear-bottom kayak, gifts for every traveler (and price point)Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:00:30 +0000Stuck at the Airport? Why Not Take In an Art Exhibit missed connection or delayed arrival doesn't have to ruin your time at the airport, especially if your airport has an art showTue, 25 Nov 2014 20:33:49 +0000An Electric Fence Wards Off Sharks Africa has begun testing a humane way to make its beaches saferTue, 25 Nov 2014 16:43:28 +0000The Science of How to Fly Stress-Free Over the Holidays getting to the airport to avoiding lost luggage, a little research can help you have a stress-free plane tripMon, 24 Nov 2014 18:31:06 +0000Before Instagram, Memorializing Asia’s Most Traveled Roads Moroccan postcards to Japanese scrolls, the Sackler Gallery explores five centuries of travel around the Asian continentFri, 21 Nov 2014 19:03:00 +0000Prague's Famous John Lennon Wall: Is It Over, or Reborn? students painted over the famous landmark to make space for the next generation of artists—and people are already festooning the wall with new graffitiFri, 21 Nov 2014 17:39:08 +0000Where to See the Oldest Artifacts in the World a royal soccer ball to a very old book, see humanity's history of innovation in ten amazing everyday objectsMon, 17 Nov 2014 21:18:33 +0000Experience Van Gogh's 'Starry Night' on This Beautiful Illuminated Bike Path mark the 125th anniversary of the artists' death, a group of designers have lit a solar-powered path through historic Van Gogh sitesFri, 14 Nov 2014 22:02:37 +0000A Third of Natural World Heritage Sites Are in Danger the Florida Everglades to Africa's first national park, many crucial protected areas are in serious troubleFri, 14 Nov 2014 15:27:13 +0000What the Heck Are Wallabies Doing in Ireland? spotted in Australia, the marsupial species is thriving on a remote island off the Irish coastWed, 12 Nov 2014 17:27:06 +0000A Las Vegas Bathroom and 9 Other Unexpected Places to See the Berlin Wall five years ago, the Berlin Wall came crumbling down. Today, segments can be found in over 140 memorials worldwideThu, 06 Nov 2014 19:01:47 +0000"I’ve Lived the Life of 500 People": The Photography of Art Wolfe<i>Earth Is My Witness</i> chronicles Wolfe's 40-year career as a photographerTue, 04 Nov 2014 18:01:52 +0000An Awe-Inspiring Altar Remembers One Latino Artist's Guiding Spirit the American History Museum, an installation reimagines the life story of a Latina artist and writerFri, 31 Oct 2014 19:19:40 +0000The Best Places Around the World to See Bats (by the Millions) tourism might sound creepy, but it may be the best way to help bat conservation around the worldFri, 31 Oct 2014 10:00:00 +0000Festivals of the Dead Around the World the United States, Halloween is mostly about candy, but elsewhere in the world celebrations honoring the departed have a spiritual meaningThu, 30 Oct 2014 12:00:00 +0000This Grave Atlas Shows Where to Find the Distinguished Deceased know where the bodies are buried ... take a virtual tour of world cemeteries that host famous artists and roguesWed, 29 Oct 2014 18:01:49 +0000Take a Trip Through Edgar Allan Poe's America his birth in Boston to his death in Baltimore, check out places that were important to America's favorite macabre authorTue, 28 Oct 2014 13:34:24 +0000The Best Places in America to See Fall Bird Migrations across the country, birds are making the trek south for the winter—here are some of the best places to witness their journeyThu, 23 Oct 2014 13:22:33 +0000World’s Most Beautiful Cemeteries visit to these hauntingly beautiful cemeteries illuminates more than just mortalityWed, 22 Oct 2014 19:21:39 +0000