Travel | Smithsonian feed for TravelenThu, 16 Oct 2014 18:16:03 +0000Prehistoric Rock Art to Visit Around the World just discovered some of the world's oldest art in a cave in Indonesia. Want to see more prehistoric masterpieces? Here are eight other optionsThu, 16 Oct 2014 18:16:03 +0000The Best Places in America to See Fossils 15 is National Fossil Day—here are some of the best places in America to take a trip back in geological timeWed, 15 Oct 2014 15:12:42 +0000San Gabriel Mountains Designated A National Monument Obama grants federal protection to half of the California mountain rangeFri, 10 Oct 2014 14:27:58 +0000Need Some Alone Time? Check Out America's Coolest Ghost Towns mines, abandoned buildings, and the occasional curse: Ghost towns cover the United States, and they make for a fun detourThu, 09 Oct 2014 19:55:03 +0000New Mexico's Skies Burst With Color During World's Largest Hot Air Balloon Festival 43rd Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta sends hundreds of hot air balloons soaring into the skyMon, 06 Oct 2014 19:13:55 +0000America's Best Fall Color Drives to be dazzled by Mother Nature’s fall foliage display? Just hop in the car.Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:10:04 +0000On the Hunt for the World's Most Spectacular Sky Show Randall Hyman journeys north to Tromsø, Norway, in search of the northern lightsWed, 01 Oct 2014 18:05:46 +0000From the Biggest to the Longest, Five Amazing Caves To Visit measurements revealed the world's largest cave, which is unfortunately off-limits. But what are some other impressive underworlds open for visitors?Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:33:41 +0000Helsinki Has a Plan to Get People to Stop Owning Cars system being developed in Finland would allow people to subscribe to all kinds of mobility options and pay for everything on their phonesTue, 30 Sep 2014 16:25:25 +0000Lonesome George, the Last Tortoise of His Kind, Is on Posthumous Display in NYC to extinction by overhunting, the world's last Pinta Island tortoise is now a taxidermy display at New York's American Museum of Natural HistoryFri, 26 Sep 2014 15:01:48 +0000Can't Make It to the Moon? Head to Arizona Instead 1967, the United States Geological Survey turned an old volcano into a lunar training ground for astronautsThu, 25 Sep 2014 14:30:12 +0000Celebrating Pittsburgh, the City Behind Pro Football, Big Macs and the Polio Vaccine Pennsylvanian city had more lives than a cat and thrives as a hub of innovationWed, 24 Sep 2014 21:05:43 +0000A Private Tour of the CIA's Incredible Museum the agency's headquarters is a museum filled with relics from half a century of cloak-and-dagger exploitsTue, 23 Sep 2014 20:33:23 +0000Step Inside the World's Most Dangerous Garden (If You Dare) Poison Garden at England's Alnwick Garden is beautiful—and filled with plants that can kill youMon, 22 Sep 2014 19:15:22 +0000Building the World's First Carbon-Neutral City City, near Abu Dhabi, boasts green buildings, a fleet of electric cars and massive solar arrays. But will the experiment work?Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:05:53 +0000Best Places to Celebrate Oktoberfest Other Than Munich drinking beer and eating schnitzel alongside 6 million people doesn't appeal to you, here are places to celebrate while avoiding Munich's crowdsFri, 19 Sep 2014 12:40:00 +0000Why is Ai Weiwei Breaking Into Alcatraz?'s most controversial artist selected America's most notorious prison as the home for his new showThu, 18 Sep 2014 13:54:34 +0000Maine's Most Interesting Lighthouses, poetry and alien encounters: The lighthouses dotting Maine's coast pack a double punch of beauty and historyFri, 12 Sep 2014 14:48:24 +0000Frank Gehry’s Biomuseo in Panama, Finally Open for Business eye-popping structure devoted to the nation’s vibrant ecosystems makes its grand debutThu, 11 Sep 2014 18:12:13 +0000Google Street View Brings Egypt's Pyramids To A Computer Near You ancient citadels to the Great Sphinx, you can now explore Egypt's wonders in the digital worldWed, 10 Sep 2014 09:00:00 +0000Explore 50 Wilderness Areas Across America celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, explore 50 different wilderness areas around the countryWed, 03 Sep 2014 20:53:12 +000010 Historic Canal Towns to Visit That Aren't Venice might be the most famous town to feature picturesque waterways, but beautiful canals can be found all over the globeThu, 28 Aug 2014 18:49:24 +0000Photos from La Tomatina, the World's Biggest Food Fight the last Wednesday of August each year, a small Spanish town erupts into a food fight featuring tomato-throwing Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:49:52 +0000The World's Most Colorful Beaches green sand to glass, here are some of the most eye-popping beaches around the worldTue, 26 Aug 2014 15:29:55 +0000Commemorate the War of 1812 With These Bicentennial Events new insight into the events of 1814 by attending these reenactments, concerts, walking tours and mealsFri, 22 Aug 2014 15:57:39 +0000