Travel | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/travel/RSS feed for TravelenSat, 24 Sep 2016 15:25:40 +0000Live: Watch the National Museum of African American History and Culture Grand Opening Dedication Ceremonyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/live-watch-national-museum-african-american-history-and-culture-grand-opening-dedication-ceremony-180960581/Watch the live stream of today's museum opening Sat, 24 Sep 2016 15:25:40 +0000What You Need to Know About the September 24 NMAAHC Grand Openinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/dozen-or-more-things-know-about-nmaahc-grand-opening-180960580/Entry Passes are all gone for today, but there is plenty to see and do on the National MallSat, 24 Sep 2016 14:07:34 +0000Two Hungry Reporters Dig Into the Sweet Home Café at the African American History Museumhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/two-hungry-reporters-dig-sweet-home-cafe-180960574/We're still digesting the rich narrative—but mostly, the Georgia shrimp and Anson Mills stone ground gritsFri, 23 Sep 2016 21:03:49 +0000The New Exhibition on Black Music Could Give Other Museums a Run for Their Moneyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/new-exhibition-black-music-to-your-eyes-180960565/The collections in the show "Musical Crossroads" at the African American History Museum are near encyclopedic in their scopeThu, 22 Sep 2016 19:56:18 +0000How a Two-Time Iditarod Racer Fell in Love With Dogsleddinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/mushing-alaska-local-lens-iditarod-dog-sled-racing-180959432/Lesson one in mushing class: Don’t let go!Thu, 22 Sep 2016 19:01:08 +0000Trace a Watery Path Through Taiwan's Lush Landscapehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/river-tracing-taiwan-180960485/There's a reason river tracing has become the country's newest adventure crazeThu, 22 Sep 2016 11:00:00 +0000This Farm Harvests Spider Webs for Arthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/these-pieces-art-were-made-using-spider-webs-180960295/Knight's Spider Web Farm is Vermont’s original "web site"Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:15:11 +0000How Cuba Remembers Its Revolutionary Past and Presenthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/cuba-remembers-revolutionary-past-present-180960447/On the 60th anniversary of Fidel Castro’s secret landing on Cuba’s southern shore, our man in Havana journeys into the island’s rebel heartWed, 21 Sep 2016 15:04:19 +0000Myth and Reason on the Mexican Borderhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/myth-reason-mexican-border-180960357/The renowned travel writer journeys the length of the U.S.-Mexico border to get a firsthand look at life along the blurry 2,000-mile lineWed, 21 Sep 2016 15:00:00 +0000Where to See Thousands of Fluttering Butterflies in Taiwanhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/wing-taiwans-butterflies-180960422/There's a reason Taiwan is known as the "butterfly kingdom"Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:54:30 +0000The Sordid History of Mount Rushmorehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/sordid-history-mount-rushmore-180960446/The sculptor behind the American landmark had some unseemly ties to white supremacy groupsTue, 20 Sep 2016 15:00:00 +0000Visiting Melting Glaciers Can Be Profound. But Is It Morally Wrong?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/visiting-melting-glaciers-can-be-profound-it-morally-wrong-180960514/How to weigh the moral costs of your climate change tourTue, 20 Sep 2016 13:11:36 +0000Find Out Why Boudin Is Louisiana's Most Famous Sausagehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/louisiana-boudin-180960105/The state is studded with shrines to the rice-filled pork treatFri, 16 Sep 2016 17:48:27 +0000American Safaris: Where to See the Biggest Mammals in the U.S.http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/american-safari-biggest-mammals-180958130/Go wild for the United States' largest mammals and take an American SafariFri, 16 Sep 2016 17:43:01 +0000Top Destinations for the Cultural Traveler: Tunisiahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/tunisia-180960480/ Thu, 15 Sep 2016 20:30:39 +0000Exclusive Photography From Inside the African American History Museum Offers a Hint of What Is to Comehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/see-new-museum-through-lens-architecture-photographer-jason-flakes-180960464/Architecture photographer Jason Flakes brings his unique lens to the Smithsonian's brand new museumWed, 14 Sep 2016 21:32:30 +0000Visit the Site of the Biggest Witch Trial in Historyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/visit-site-biggest-witch-trial-history-180959946/Over 7,000 people were accused of witchcraft in Basque SpainWed, 14 Sep 2016 18:50:54 +0000Inside Hong Kong’s Annual Milk Tea Competitionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/hong-kong-milk-tea-competition-180960425/ Wed, 14 Sep 2016 18:50:22 +0000Brazil's Most Dangerous Landing Striphttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/brazils-most-dangerous-landing-strip/Notorious among pilots, Runway 35-L at Congonhas airport is a short, tight and tricky place to landWed, 14 Sep 2016 12:00:00 +0000The Motorcycle That Rode the Tsunamihttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/motorcycle-rode-tsunami-180960327/A Harley, washed out to sea, traveled more than 4,000 miles to its current homeMon, 12 Sep 2016 17:31:43 +0000American Drivers Have Bicyclists to Thank for a Smooth Ride to Workhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/american-drivers-thank-bicyclists-180960399/Urban elites with a fancy hobby teamed up with rural farmers in a movement that transformed the nationMon, 12 Sep 2016 12:25:42 +0000These Rarely Seen Photographs Are a Who's Who of the Harlem Renaissancehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/rarely-seen-photographs-whos-who-harlem-renaissance-180960343/Carl Van Vechten captured and archived images of most of the era’s great artists, musicians and thought leadersFri, 09 Sep 2016 14:07:18 +0000The Musical Lineup for the Opening of the African American History Museum Is Announced and It's Greathttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/musical-lineup-opening-african-american-history-museum-announced-180960388/The 'Freedom Sounds' Festival includes D.C. Go-Go band Experience Unlimited, Public Enemy, The Roots, Living Colour and moreThu, 08 Sep 2016 17:27:58 +0000These Photos of Deconstructed Devices Reveal Their Hidden Beautyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/these-photos-deconstructed-devices-reveal-their-hidden-beauty-180960316/Engineer-artist Todd McLellan finds marvel in blowing out the mundaneThu, 08 Sep 2016 14:23:57 +0000These 12 New Museum Exhibitions Are Fall Must-Seeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/must-see-new-fall-exhibitions-180960285/Shrunken heads, punk rock and robots make for an action-packed autumnThu, 08 Sep 2016 14:00:26 +0000How the Olympic Mountains Got Their Namehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/how-the-olympic-mountains-got-their-name/In 1788, a British mariner passed by the majestic mountains of northwest Washington. The peaks seemed the perfect dwelling place for Greek godsThu, 08 Sep 2016 13:20:14 +0000Remembering 9/11, From a Scrawled Note to a Scrap of Fuselage http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/remembering-911-scrawled-note-bit-fuselage-180960354/How objects both ordinary and extraordinary help us reflect on the devastationThu, 08 Sep 2016 13:00:00 +0000Beneath This Medieval German Town Lie Over 25 Miles of Forgotten Tunnelshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/exploring-underground-tunnels-oppenheim-germany-180960147/Go beneath the surface of OppenheimWed, 07 Sep 2016 16:53:44 +0000For Nearly 150 Years, This One House Told a Novel Story About the African-American Experiencehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/for-nearly-150-years-one-house-told-novel-story-african-american-epxperience-180960355/On view in the new museum, the woodframe dwelling evokes the aspirations and limitations of the era following enslavementWed, 07 Sep 2016 13:00:00 +0000Witness a Real-Life Wild West Buffalo Rounduphttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/old-west-lives-south-dakota-180960182/For one day only, the old West lives on in South Dakota's Custer State ParkTue, 06 Sep 2016 18:29:05 +0000Life Aboard a Renovated World War II Tugboathttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/alaska-at-sea-world-war-II-tugboat-smithsonian-journeys-travel-quarterly-180959434/With help from friends, a transplanted Philadelphian embarks on a voyage of discovery through Alaska's watersMon, 05 Sep 2016 12:05:00 +0000In a Remote Alaskan Town, a Centuries-Old Russian Faith Thriveshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/russian-easter-pascha-photography-old-believers-sect-russian-orthodox-church-smithsonian-journeys-travel-quarterly-180959440/Residents of Nikolaevsk remain true to the traditions of their ancestors, who fled religious persecution in the 17th-centuryFri, 02 Sep 2016 13:50:16 +0000You Can Thank Scientists for the National Park Systemhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/you-can-thank-science-and-scientists-national-park-system-180960275/Early conservation research and scientific expeditions laid the groundwork and helped to convince the public national parks were a good ideaThu, 01 Sep 2016 12:44:35 +0000Take an Interactive Tour of the National Museum of African American History and Culturehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/take-interactive-tour-national-museum-african-american-history-and-culture-180960303/What to expect when you visit the Smithsonian’s newest museumWed, 31 Aug 2016 14:55:57 +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 +0000