Travel | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/travel/RSS feed for TravelenFri, 27 May 2016 15:27:37 +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 +0000The Mesmerizing Results When a Museum Asks an Artist to Draw All Over Its Wallshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/hirshhorn-linn-meyers-drawing-art-walls-180959215/Linn Meyers took on the monumental task of creating a 400-foot-long artwork at the Hirshhorn Tue, 24 May 2016 18:31:56 +0000Discover America's Bloody History at Five Famous Dueling Grounds http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/americas-dueling-history-180958953/Men defended their delicate honor at these bloody sites across the U.S. Tue, 24 May 2016 16:44:52 +0000You Can Now Spend the Night in the Eiffel Towerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/you-can-now-spend-night-eiffel-tower-180959213/Be the first to spend the night in the night at this Parisian landmarkTue, 24 May 2016 16:00:33 +0000A Photographic Tour of the Wonders That World's Fairs Leave Behindhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/photographic-tour-wonders-worlds-fairs-leave-behind-180959195/Jade Doskow goes to old World's Fair sites and photographs the remnants of once glorious visionsMon, 23 May 2016 17:16:09 +0000What the Oregeon Trail Looks Like Today From Abovehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/what-the-oregeon-trail-looks-like-today-from-above/One of America's greatest highways is barely visible from the ground. It's only from the air that you can pick out the remains of the Oregon TrailFri, 20 May 2016 20:09:31 +0000The Best National Parks for Wildlife Spottinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/best-national-parks-wildlife-spotting-180959111/Plan your national park visits around prime viewing hoursFri, 20 May 2016 14:58:37 +0000A Tweet Is Just a Ritz Cracker, But an IMAX Film Is a Steak Dinnerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/tweet-just-ritz-cracker-imax-film-steak-dinner-180959148/That’s what astronaut Terry Virts says about the new IMAX film he helped to makeWed, 18 May 2016 17:10:33 +0000A Secret Tunnel Found in Mexico May Finally Solve the Mysteries of Teotihuacánhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/discovery-secret-tunnel-mexico-solve-mysteries-teotihuacan-180959070/The chance discovery beneath a nearly 2,000-year-old pyramid leads to the heart of a lost civilizationWed, 18 May 2016 15:00:00 +0000The Inside Story of Christo's Floating Piershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/inside-story-christo-floating-piers-180959072/The renowned artist dazzles the world again, this time using a lake in northern Italy as his canvasWed, 18 May 2016 15:00:00 +0000The Most Treacherous Battle of World War I Took Place in the Italian Mountainshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/most-treacherous-battle-world-war-i-italian-mountains-180959076/Even amid the carnage of the war, the battle in the Dolomites was like nothing the world had ever seen—or has seen sinceWed, 18 May 2016 15:00:00 +0000How an Obscure Photographer Saved Yosemitehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/carleton-watkins-yosemite-photographer-national-parks-180959065/The beauty of the national park became clear long before Ansel AdamsWed, 18 May 2016 15:00:00 +0000Five of the Best Beaches for Beachcombing in the U.S.http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/the-five-best-beaches-us-beachcombing-180958931/On the hunt for seashells and other buried treasure? Here’s where to lookWed, 18 May 2016 13:24:11 +0000The Unhurried World of Pre-War Viennahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/stefan-zweig-book-excerpt-world-of-yesterday-old-vienna-smithsonian-journeys-travel-quarterly-180958904/Author Stefan Zweig, who inspired Wes Anderson's <i>The Grand Budapest Hotel</i>, recalls Austria at the dawn of the 20th centuryWed, 18 May 2016 12:00:00 +0000Try Your Hand at Organic Farming in Southwest Romaniahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/wwoof-romania-organic-farming-sustainable-tourism-smithsonian-journeys-travel-quarterly-180958906/By hosting travelers, local farmers hope to reverse the impact of big industryTue, 17 May 2016 16:25:28 +0000Lithuania Is Now Hosting 'War and Peace' Filming Location Tourshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/lithuania-now-hosting-war-and-peace-filming-location-tours-180959102/Check out the filming highlights in Eastern and Central EuropeMon, 16 May 2016 15:07:48 +0000Come Inside the New African American History Museum (Photos)http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/come-inside-new-african-american-history-museum-photos-180959101/Take a peek behind the scenes to see how curators, architects and designers are prepping for the museum's historic opening Mon, 16 May 2016 14:38:05 +0000History in a Glass: (Re)discovering Armenian Winehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/history-glass-rediscovering-armenian-wine-180959095/With more than six thousand-year-old history of viniculture, Armenian wines are gaining popularity Fri, 13 May 2016 16:50:20 +0000The Hollywood Bombshell Who Invented an Indispensable War Technologyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/hedy-lamarr-brainy-bombshell-hollywood-actress-world-war-II-frequency-hopping-patent-cultural-travel-smithsonian-journeys-travel-quarterly-180958901/In 1942, Hedy Lamarr received a patent for frequency hopping, but was told to devote her efforts elsewhereThu, 12 May 2016 18:50:49 +0000From Farm to Bottle: Sip Brews Among the Hop Bines at This Vancouver-Area Beer Farmhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/beer-farm-persephone-vancouver-180959041/Persephone Brewing Company brings beer and farming to the Sunshine CoastWed, 11 May 2016 17:55:51 +0000The Appalling and Beguiling History of Budapest's Margaret Islandhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/margaret-island-budapest-history-pilgrims-lovers-180958900/A Hungarian-born writer recalls a princess' defiance of her father, Nazi atrocities, and the island's role as sanctuaryTue, 10 May 2016 14:37:02 +0000Traveling to the Danube? Here's What You Should Read, Watch and Downloadhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/travel-guide-danube-resources-know-before-you-go-180958903/Know before you goTue, 10 May 2016 10:30:00 +0000Cute Baby Animals You Have to See This Springhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/cute-baby-animals-180959000/Check out what's new at the zooMon, 09 May 2016 13:11:29 +0000Is Europe Returning to Pre Cold War Divisions?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/robert-d-kaplan-question-answer-europe-divisions-cold-war-cultural-travel-smithsonian-journeys-travel-quarterly-180958902/Author Robert D. Kaplan notes the beginnings of a complex map, caused by Russian revisionism, the refugee crisis and a structural economic crisis in the EUMon, 09 May 2016 13:06:43 +0000These Photos Taken From Space Look Astonishingly Like Art Masterpieceshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/space-art-masterpieces-180959002/ASTER reveals how art imitates realityFri, 06 May 2016 13:26:40 +0000How Was the Grand Canyon Formed?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/how-was-the-grand-canyon-formed/Many people once believed that landscapes like the Grand Canyon were shaped by volcanoes and earthquakes. But one American geologist had a different ideaFri, 06 May 2016 12:30:00 +0000These Black and White Images Reveal a Vienna Most Travelers Don’t Seehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/local-lens-vienna-instagram-carl-yurttas-mobile-photography-smithsonian-journeys-travel-quarterly-180958899/Photographer Carl Yurttas captures the city's many moodsThu, 05 May 2016 13:26:14 +0000That Revolutionary May Day in 1976 When California Wines Bested France's Finest http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/that-revolutionary-May-day-1976-when-california-wines-bested-france-finest-180958971/Forty years ago, a Copernican moment took place in viniculture when the world realized the sun didn’t always revolve around French winesTue, 03 May 2016 19:21:23 +0000Famous for His Rocking Chair, Sam Maloof Made Furniture That Had Soulhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/famous-his-rocking-chair-sam-maloof-made-furniture-had-soul-180958943/A centennial appreciation for this master of mid-century modernism is underway with a California exhibition and an upcoming seminarMon, 02 May 2016 16:00:00 +0000Nine Unique Gifts to Buy in Viennahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/vienna-austria-9-things-luxury-items-gift-guide-smithsonian-journeys-travel-quarterly-180958894/From specialty fruit preserves to Habsburg figurines, Austria's capital has it allThu, 28 Apr 2016 15:33:17 +0000Japan Is Getting “Invisible” Trains That Blend into the Landscapehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/japan-getting-see-through-trains-ultimate-views-1-180958911/Admiring the scenery just got even betterThu, 28 Apr 2016 14:15:00 +0000Grab Your Pitchfork and Take an "American Gothic"-Themed Road Triphttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/road-trip-through-american-gothic-180958928/A drive through eastern Iowa is the best way to appreciate one of the country’s most famous imagesThu, 28 Apr 2016 13:42:39 +0000The Scientific Daredevils Who Made Yale's Peabody Museum a National Treasurehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/scientific-daredevils-made-yales-peabody-museum-national-treasure-180958905/When an award-winning science writer dug into the backstory of this New Haven institute, he found a world of scientific derring-doThu, 28 Apr 2016 13:00:00 +000020 Must-See Places in Switzerlandhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/20-must-see-places-switzerland-180958819/Here are the destinations you can't missWed, 27 Apr 2016 20:25:00 +0000Break Free in Freddie Mercury's Montreuxhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/break-free-freddie-mercurys-montreux-180958640/Visit the Swiss town where Queen's frontman recorded some of his greatest hits Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:05:57 +0000How to Yodel Like a Localhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/the-art-of-swiss-yodeling-180958739/The Swiss tradition is much more than a simple yodel-ay-ee-ooooTue, 26 Apr 2016 17:35:24 +0000Replica of 'Psycho' House Opened on Museum Rooftophttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/replica-psycho-house-opened-museum-rooftop-180958908/The Metropolitan Museum of Art features a replica of Alfred Hitchcock's 'Psycho' houseTue, 26 Apr 2016 13:31:26 +0000Nikola Tesla's Struggle to Remain Relevanthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/nikola-tesla-museum-belgrade-inventor-electricity-smithsonian-journeys-travel-quarterly-180958881/An offbeat Belgrade museum reveals the many mysteries of the prolific, late-19th-century inventorMon, 25 Apr 2016 16:07:38 +0000Is Bratislava's Communist-Era Architecture Worth Preserving? http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/bratislava-slovakia-architecture-cold-war-communism-cultural-preservation-smithsonian-journeys-travel-quarterly-180958880/For residents of Slovakia's capital, Cold War structures recall a painful past Fri, 22 Apr 2016 17:48:28 +0000If You Want to See Thousands of Fireflies Light Up at Once, Head to the Great Smoky Mountainshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/if-you-want-see-thousands-fireflies-light-once-head-great-smoky-mountains-180958845/A firefly mating ritual turns into a synchronized light showFri, 22 Apr 2016 17:04:10 +0000Discover the Real Ramen at a Shrine to Slurpy Noodleshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/ramen-musuem-japan-180958802/The iconic dish has surprising regional rootsThu, 21 Apr 2016 18:39:44 +0000Here's Where You Can Hike a Glacier (Before They're Gone)http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/heres-where-you-can-hike-glacier-theyre-gone-180958844/Read on for five of the world's most stunning icecap experiencesWed, 20 Apr 2016 14:54:21 +0000Calling All Those in the Market for Skateboard Jewelry, Czech Marionettes or Other Quirky Craftshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/calling-those-market-broken-skateboards-czech-marionettes-smithsonian-craft-show-180958816/The annual Smithsonian Craft Show features 120 of the best craft artisans from around the countryWed, 20 Apr 2016 14:21:24 +0000The 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2016 http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/20-best-small-towns-visit-2016-180958799/In honor of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, our top picks this year are all towns close to America’s natural splendorsMon, 18 Apr 2016 15:46:25 +0000Mystery of the Varna Gold: What Caused These Ancient Societies to Disappear? http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/varna-bulgaria-gold-graves-social-hierarchy-prehistoric-archaelogy-smithsonian-journeys-travel-quarterly-180958733/Treasure found in prehistoric graves in Bulgaria is the first evidence of social hierarchy, but no one knows what caused the civilization's declineMon, 18 Apr 2016 12:05:26 +0000How the Danube Became a Multinational Power Sourcehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/shape-shifting-danube-river-smithsonian-journeys-travel-quarterly-180958732/Spanning 1,770 miles from Germany's Black Forest to the coast of Romania, the river takes its character from the people and places it passesMon, 18 Apr 2016 12:00:00 +0000The Timeless Art of the Viennese Waltzhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/vienna-austria-waltz-dance-history-tradition-smithsonian-journeys-travel-quarterly-180958736/A reminder of past glory, the dance is birthright in ViennaMon, 18 Apr 2016 12:00:00 +0000For a Culinary Scene Steeped in Tradition, Head to Austria's Wachau Valleyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/wachau-valley-culinary-innovation-food-wine-lower-austria-smithsonian-journeys-travel-quarterly-180958737/A new generation of chefs and vintners is seasoning this sleepy, vineyard-dotted valley with fresh ideasMon, 18 Apr 2016 12:00:00 +0000Smithsonian Journeys Travel Quarterly: The Danubehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/smithsonian-journeys-travel-quarterly-danube-180958756/Travel the Danube from the Black Forest of Germany to the green teardrop-shaped island of St. Margaret in BudapestMon, 18 Apr 2016 12:00:00 +0000Ever Tried an Apricot Dumpling? You Need Tohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/apricot-food-wachau-valley-lower-austria-smithsonian-journeys-travel-quarterly-180958765/The rich soils of Austria's Wachau Walley yield some of the tastiest apricots and apricot products in the worldMon, 18 Apr 2016 12:00:00 +0000The Humble Beginnings of Goulashhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/goulash-origins-food-history-atlas-of-eating-soup-smithsonian-journeys-travel-quarterly-danube-180958690/The hearty soup-stew known around the world began as the everything-goes-in meal of Hungarian herdsmenMon, 18 Apr 2016 11:59:00 +000012 Secrets of the New York Subwayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/secrets-new-york-city-subway-180958683/History runs deep in the legendary transit systemFri, 15 Apr 2016 16:11:15 +0000How a Giant Lazy River of Grass Became the Evergladeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/how-a-giant-lazy-river-became-the-everglades/The Florida Everglades are home to a patchwork of ecosystems in a constant state of change—so much so, they look different from one year to the nextFri, 15 Apr 2016 13:35:59 +0000Harken Back to the Glory Days When 'Time' Magazine Was Kinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/harken-back-glory-days-when-time-magazine-was-king-180958747/A new show honors the once powerful cover shot and the artists who made celebs shine brightWed, 13 Apr 2016 16:39:02 +0000In Switzerland, an Exploding Snowman Helps Predict Springhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/in-switzerland-giant-exploding-snowman-helps-predict-spring-180958667/Think Groundhog Day—but with fireTue, 12 Apr 2016 17:20:52 +0000To Truly Experience Robert Irwin, You Simply Must View His Artworks in Person http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/truly-experience-robert-irwin-you-must-view-artworks-person-180958695/Part visionary, part magician, Irwin makes art that breaks all the rulesFri, 08 Apr 2016 19:30:18 +0000These Rarely Seen Images Show Jazz Greats Pouring Out Their Hearts http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/these-rarely-seen-images-show-jazz-greats-pouring-out-their-hearts-180958693/Frank Wolff's gritty portraits, the hallmark of Blue Note Records, became a visual catalog of jazz in actionFri, 08 Apr 2016 16:18:42 +0000Eat Dinner Cooked by a Bearhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/eat-dinner-cooked-bear-san-diego-180958684/This furry chef serves international cuisine in San Diego—when he isn't hibernatingFri, 08 Apr 2016 13:22:49 +0000A Changing Mecca Is the Focus of the First U.S. Exhibition to Feature a Saudi Artisthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/changing-mecca-focus-first-us-exhibition-feature-saudi-artist-180958618/The works of Ahmed Mater at the Sackler examine the stark collision of the sacred and profaneThu, 07 Apr 2016 14:19:34 +0000Tastes of Memory: How to Bake an Authentic Armenian Lavashhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/tastes-memory-lavash-and-armenian-identity-180958673/Preserving Armenian culture, memory and identity in the kitchenThu, 07 Apr 2016 12:30:00 +0000The Story Behind Those Jaw-Dropping Photos of the Collections at the Natural History Museumhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/story-behind-those-jaw-dropping-photos-collections-natural-history-museum-180958671/The images capture only a fraction of the millions of creatures and objects that are stored away from the public eyeWed, 06 Apr 2016 16:53:38 +0000A Show of Over 6,000 Orchids Celebrates a Victorian-Era Obsessionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/orchids-new-york-botanical-garden-orchidelirium-180958603/Succumb to "Orchidelirium" at The New York Botanical GardenWed, 06 Apr 2016 11:30:00 +0000What to Read, Watch and Download Before Your Trip to Indiahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/travel-guide-india-resources-know-before-you-go-180958122/Know before you goTue, 05 Apr 2016 19:49:14 +0000Is This the Quietest Square Inch in the U.S.?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/hoh-rainforest-quietest-spot-us-180958654/An acoustic ecologist reveals his findingsTue, 05 Apr 2016 16:18:54 +0000Inside America’s Auschwitzhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/inside-americas-auschwitz-180958647/A new museum offers a rebuke — and an antidote — to our sanitized history of slaveryMon, 04 Apr 2016 15:58:10 +0000Switzerland's Most Beautiful Alpine Gardenshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/switzerlands-must-see-gardens-180958453/The best place to see Switzerland's stunning flora is high up in the mountainsMon, 04 Apr 2016 15:06:08 +0000Meet the Woman Fighting for the Survival of India's Traditional Crafts Culturehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/crafts-atlas-india-traditional-culture-jaya-jaitly-smithsonian-journeys-travel-quarterly-180958120/Jaya Jaitly aims to protect India's cultural heritage from the threat of globalized marketplacesMon, 04 Apr 2016 14:25:13 +0000A Cheese-Lover’s Guide to the Midwesthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/cheese-lovers-guide-midwest-180958479/America's heartland is a cheesy paradiseFri, 01 Apr 2016 17:35:52 +0000The Best Places in the U.S. to See Spring's Migrating Birdshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/best-places-america-see-spring-migration-180958494/Get out your binoculars—birds are making their annual trek northThu, 31 Mar 2016 14:30:00 +0000Marathoner Sets Out to Run All of America's National Parkshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/marathoner-sets-out-to-run-all-of-americas-national-parks-180958474/Autumn Ray's goal: 59 national parks before she turns 40 in four yearsThu, 31 Mar 2016 12:15:00 +0000Where to See the Best Cherry Blossoms Around the Worldhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/where-see-best-cherry-blossoms-around-world-180949961/The blossoms in Japan and Washington, D.C are breathtaking, but you can see beautiful flowers in places like Stockholm, tooWed, 30 Mar 2016 20:45:22 +0000Save a Horse, Ride a Cow Through the Swiss Alpshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/save-horse-ride-cow-swiss-alps-180958541/A farm in Switzerland offers a slow moo-tion ride through the alpine countryside Wed, 30 Mar 2016 10:00:00 +0000