Travel | Smithsonian feed for TravelenThu, 03 Sep 2015 11:43:45 +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 +0000Tour One of Asia's Best Cycling Cities a world-class bike sharing program, Kaohsiung is best seen on two wheelsWed, 26 Aug 2015 15:30:24 +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 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 +0000A Scottish Duke Transformed This Abandoned Coal Mine into a Cosmological Land-Art Park scarred landscape in rural Scotland has become a grassy multiverse now open for explorationFri, 14 Aug 2015 10:30:00 +0000In Bolivia's High-Altitude Capital, Indigenous Traditions Thrive Once Again sacred mountains, in a city where spells are cast and potions brewed, the otherworldly is everydayThu, 13 Aug 2015 18:09:58 +0000Visit These Floating Peruvian Islands Constructed From Plants Uro people who live on Lake Titicaca have been building their own villages by hand for centuriesThu, 13 Aug 2015 17:15:50 +0000See Spectacular Photos From This Year's Perseid Meteor Shower annual event sent sparks flying over dark skies as Earth plowed through debris from a cometThu, 13 Aug 2015 15:22:48 +0000A Parade of Bright Flowers in a City With a Dark Past carried 500 dazzling flower designs through the streets of Medellín, ColombiaWed, 12 Aug 2015 15:44:19 +0000You Might Actually Want a Layover at These Seven Airports nap pods to real-time flight tracking, these airports have features that will surely please passengersMon, 10 Aug 2015 19:47:57 +0000At "Russia's Burning Man," Strange Structures Transform Villages beautiful, bizarre structures of the Archstoyanie festival are made of natural materials and help bring economic prosperity to small villages Mon, 10 Aug 2015 18:22:32 +0000Not Just Dolphins: Where to Swim With Pigs, Penguins and the Gentlest of Sharks these beaches, splash around with some more unusual creaturesMon, 10 Aug 2015 16:24:44 +0000The Lonely, Lifesaving Job of Lighthouse Keepers, Revealed at the National Lighthouse Museum new museum in Staten Island tells the stories of men and women who ran lighthouses throughout America’s history and shows off some unique antiquesFri, 07 Aug 2015 17:48:01 +0000Sleep With the Condors at This Peruvian Hotel Hanging Off a Cliff cliffside Skylodge hotel dangles 1,300 feet above the groundFri, 07 Aug 2015 14:30:03 +0000The 390-Year-Old Tree That Survived the Bombing of Hiroshima living in Washington, D.C., this bonsai tree outlasted the atomic blastTue, 04 Aug 2015 18:45:50 +0000Visit the World's Most Amazing Old-Growth Forests are some of the best places to hug centuries-old treesTue, 04 Aug 2015 13:37:06 +0000The Sound and Fury of Philadelphia's Wanamaker Organ blown away listening to the largest operating pipe organ in the worldMon, 03 Aug 2015 14:52:00 +0000Why Do Hundreds of Macaws Gather at These Peruvian Clay Banks? colored parrots of the western Amazon basin display a behavior not seen anywhere elseFri, 31 Jul 2015 13:00:30 +0000Tour the World’s First Nuclear Power Plant historic site in a remote desert is now a museum where visitors can see the instruments that made nuclear historyWed, 29 Jul 2015 16:48:17 +0000Great Wine in Great Britain? The Unlikely Vino Culture Emerging in England the south of England, a new class of vintners is giving French bubbly a run for its moneyWed, 29 Jul 2015 11:00:00 +0000Visit D.C.'s Best Off-the-Beaten-Path Historic Homes and Gardens, nature and culture combine at these fascinating estates and gardens in our nation's capitalTue, 28 Jul 2015 13:32:29 +0000The Best Little Museum You Never Visited in Paris Museum of Arts and Crafts is a trove of cunning inventionsMon, 27 Jul 2015 16:48:53 +0000Running Shoes Date Back to the 1860s, and Other Revelations From the Brooklyn Museum's Sneaker Show show on sneaker culture at the Brooklyn Museum hypes its modern Nikes, but perhaps most fascinating are the historic kicks that started it allMon, 27 Jul 2015 14:30:00 +0000Take a Spin on the Most Beautiful, Hand-Crafted Carousels in the Nation historic merry-go-rounds are survivors of a bygone era, when thrills came in a much tamer formFri, 24 Jul 2015 14:50:26 +0000America's Road Trip: Route 66's Most Fascinating Museums a drive on Route 66 and encounter the wonders of the roadFri, 24 Jul 2015 12:14:10 +0000When Rock Bands Flocked to Howard Finster’s Remote, Bizarre Artist Compound today you can visit the site where groups such as R.E.M. found a true artistic geniusThu, 23 Jul 2015 15:15:03 +0000An Astronomer's Paradise, Chile May Be the Best Place on Earth to Enjoy a Starry Sky's northern coast offers an ideal star-gazing environment with its lack of precipitation, clear skies and low-to-zero light pollutionThu, 23 Jul 2015 00:04:26 +0000What Endures From the Ancient Civilizations That Once Ruled the Central Andes? journey here is to roam through almost six thousand years of civilization, to one of the places where the human enterprise beganThu, 23 Jul 2015 00:04:01 +0000Why Is This Wild, Pea-Sized Tomato So Important? to northern Peru and southern Ecuador, this tiny and rapidly vanishing tomato boasts outsized influence on world gastronomyThu, 23 Jul 2015 00:03:38 +0000Smithsonian Journeys Travel Quarterly: The Inca Road through Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia and Chile in the footsteps of the Incas and experience their influence on the history and culture of the regionTue, 21 Jul 2015 19:54:15 +0000You Can Still Stay a Night at These Grand Hotels From the Gilded Age that survive today are a testament to Old World luxuryFri, 17 Jul 2015 13:07:45 +0000Get Lost in the World's Largest Maze existence while wandering through the bamboo stalks of Italy's Masone LabyrinthThu, 16 Jul 2015 14:24:10 +0000The History of Creepy Dolls a trip to the uncanny valley and hope you make it back unscathedWed, 15 Jul 2015 13:46:34 +0000One Man's Obsession With Antique Toys Resulted in a Museum Portland, Oregon, attraction is more than just the stuff of Kidd's playTue, 14 Jul 2015 18:51:37 +0000The Stories Behind Disneyland's Hidden Wonders the amusement park celebrates its 60th anniversary, here's the truth behind some of its more unusual featuresThu, 09 Jul 2015 15:02:46 +0000There Are New World Heritage Sites, Here Are the Ones You Should Travel to Now year, 24 sites from across the globe have been added to the heralded Unesco listWed, 08 Jul 2015 17:44:18 +0000What it Took to Create the World’s First Gay Art Museum Leslie’s passionate half-century of homoerotic art collecting offers a mirror for the history of gay history itselfTue, 07 Jul 2015 15:58:18 +0000How Bacteria Make This Underground, Awe-Inspiring Cave Shine Gold underground tubes at Lava Beds National Monument include sparkling gold ceilings that even NASA wants to studyMon, 06 Jul 2015 18:59:09 +0000Bike Through Towering Walls of White Marble in Taroko Gorge in the cool shadows of sheer stone walls above the brilliant blue Liwu RiverMon, 06 Jul 2015 15:59:02 +0000