Travel | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/travel/RSS feed for TravelenThu, 27 Apr 2017 13:00:00 +0000Six Artists Record the Vestiges of War in the Faces of Combatants http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/face-contemporary-soldier-basis-new-show-national-portrait-gallery-180963006/A look at a new exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, "The Face of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now"Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:00:00 +0000This Moscow Subway Car Brings an Art Museum to Commutershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/moscow-subway-car-art-museum-180963043/Experience some of Russia’s most notable pieces of art while traveling by trainWed, 26 Apr 2017 23:33:30 +0000Photos Capture India's Ancient, Vanishing Stepwellshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/review-vanishing-stepwells-india-180962637/These intricate architectural marvels are in danger of disappearingTue, 25 Apr 2017 21:48:33 +0000When Artists Became Soldiers and Soldiers Became Artistshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/when-artists-became-soldiers-and-soldiers-became-artists-180962903/A rare opportunity to see works by the American Expeditionary Force's World War I illustration corps, and newly found underground soldier carvings Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:58:29 +0000Where Duck Decoys Became High Arthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/wooden-duck-decoys-are-link-past-180962887/See more than 1,200 of these bobbing bits of history at the upcoming world championshipMon, 24 Apr 2017 12:25:00 +0000Is #Hashtagging Your Environment on Instagram Enough to Save It?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/is-hashtagging-your-environment-enough-save-it-180962982/Location-based data might help pinpoint key ecosystems—or make conservation a popularity contestFri, 21 Apr 2017 13:30:00 +0000How Jazz, Flappers, European Émigrés, Booze and Cigarettes Transformed Designhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-jazz-flappers-european-emigres-booze-and-cigarettes-transformed-design-180962977/A new Cooper-Hewitt exhibition explores the Jazz Age as a catalyst in popular styleFri, 21 Apr 2017 13:00:00 +0000Where to See Five of the Planet's Most Mysterious Geoglyphshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/five-planets-most-mysterious-geoglyphs-180962917/From California to Kazakhstan, these aerial-view anomalies offer a glimpse into the pastThu, 20 Apr 2017 19:57:28 +0000How New York City Is Rediscovering Its Maritime Spirithttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/new-york-rediscovering-maritime-spirit-180962769/The city's waterfront fell into dangerous decline, but now its on the rebound with a new wave of money and creativityThu, 20 Apr 2017 17:38:23 +0000Spend the Night Howling with Wolves in Québec's Parc Mahikanhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/spend-night-wolves-canada-180962863/Get up close to these elusive mammals at this wildlife observation center along the Ouasiemsca RiverThu, 20 Apr 2017 12:20:00 +0000The Ceramicist Who Punched His Potshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/ceramicist-who-punched-his-pots-180962930/Influenced by avant-garde poets, writers and Pablo Picasso, Peter Voulkos experimented with the increasingly unconventionalWed, 19 Apr 2017 13:00:00 +0000Learn the Secret History of Your State With These Addictive Podcastshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/indispensable-guide-best-podcasts-learning-about-your-states-history-180962931/Use this indispensable guide to find out which podcast will be next on your listen listTue, 18 Apr 2017 17:47:15 +0000Why Mount Fuji Endures As a Powerful Force in Japanhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/mount-fuji-endures-powerful-force-japan-180962782/Not even crowds and the threat of an eruption can dampen the eternally mysterious volcanoTue, 18 Apr 2017 15:00:00 +0000This Luxury Hotel in London Was Once a Secret Spy Basehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/st-ermins-hotel-london-spy-base-180962675/St. Ermin’s Hotel has sat at the middle of British secret intelligence since the 1930sTue, 18 Apr 2017 14:00:00 +0000This Mysterious Albanian Island Is Reopening to Tourists This Summerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/mysterious-albanian-island-reopening-tourists-summer-180962932/A former military base during the Cold War, this island is covered with abandoned bunkers and tunnelsTue, 18 Apr 2017 10:00:00 +0000This Is the Wedding Dress Capital of the Worldhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/suzhou-china-wedding-dress-capital-180962674/In Suzhou, China, step inside one of the world's largest silk factories and see where wedding dresses come fromWed, 12 Apr 2017 19:57:10 +0000From Jellyfish to Crocodiles: Where to See Unusual Migrationshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/where-see-worlds-most-unusual-migrations-180962530/Butterflies and wildebeests aren't the only species you can find migrating en masseFri, 07 Apr 2017 20:56:59 +0000World War I Letters From Generals to Doughboys Voice the Sorrow of Fighting a Warhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/world-war-1-letters-generals-doughboys-carry-sorrow-180962798/An exhibition at the National Postal Museum displays a rare letter from General John Pershing Thu, 06 Apr 2017 20:25:33 +0000This Rare Display of a Japanese Triptych is Only Usurped by the Great Mysteries Surrounding It http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/rare-display-japanese-triptych-only-usurped-great-mysteries-surrounding-it-180962815/Don’t miss this singular showing of Kitagawa Utamaro's three works reunited at the Sackler GalleryThu, 06 Apr 2017 19:55:25 +0000These Powerful Posters Persuaded Americans It Was Time to Join the Fighthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/these-powerful-posters-persuaded-americans-it-was-time-to-join-the-fight-180962797/The Smithsonian offers a rare opportunity to see an original iconic Uncle Sam "I Want You" poster, among others, of the World War I era Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:17:02 +0000In This Alaskan Town, Every Resident Lives in the Same Buildinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/visit-town-where-every-resident-lives-same-building-180959081/Winter in Whittier means one thing: a self-contained city in Begich TowersFri, 31 Mar 2017 19:51:18 +0000Where Do the Largest Airplanes Go to Die?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/airplane-boneyard-pinal-airpark-180962590/Explore this 1,500-acre aircraft boneyard in the Sonoran DesertThu, 30 Mar 2017 19:20:24 +0000Never Mind Her Stellar Jazz Career, Young Ella Fitzgerald Just Wanted to Dance http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/never-mind-her-stellar-jazz-career-young-ella-fitzgerald-just-wanted-dance-180962663/The preeminent vocalist is remembered throughout April on the centennial of her birthThu, 30 Mar 2017 13:00:00 +0000Where to Hike to (and Through) the World's Largest Organismshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/take-hike-through-largest-living-organisms-180962427/Some of the largest organisms will surprise youWed, 29 Mar 2017 20:07:41 +000012 Cafés Every History Buff Needs to Visithttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/best-cafes-history-buffs-180962692/The best historic coffee shops around the world, from Paris to Buenos AiresWed, 29 Mar 2017 10:00:00 +0000This Mesmerizing World of Miniatures Will Soon Take Over 50,000-Square-Feet of Time Squarehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/inside-mesmerizing-world-miniatures-coming-new-york-city-180962696/The magical new attraction spans an entire city blockTue, 28 Mar 2017 19:29:21 +0000See the World’s Largest Collection of Fluorescent Rockshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/largest-collection-fluorescent-rocks-180962572/And get glowing in this mine's Rainbow TunnelTue, 28 Mar 2017 16:10:43 +0000The Dark History of Japan's Rabbit Islandhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/japan-rabbit-island-dark-history-180962631/ Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:28:12 +0000Telling the Forgotten Stories of the Everyday Americans of the Revolutionary Warhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/telling-forgotten-stories-everyday-americans-revolutionary-war-180962618/Near where the Battle of Yorktown was waged, a new museum fuses innovative technology with storytelling techniques to connect with visitorsWed, 22 Mar 2017 12:33:18 +0000Darwin Would Have Loved the Cliffs of Newfoundland, Where 500-Million-Years-Old Fossils Residehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/darwin-loved-cliffs-newfoundland-500-million-years-old-180962472/Step back in time half a billion years to a world of mysterious sea creatures that would have thrilled DarwinTue, 21 Mar 2017 16:19:51 +0000The Biggest Tree Canopy on the Planet Stretches Across Nearly Five Acres http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/biggest-tree-canopy-planet-stretches-across-five-acres-180962470/In remote India, a visit to Thimmamma Marrimanu offers a spectacular lesson in the vital coexistence of living thingsTue, 21 Mar 2017 15:46:54 +0000Hawaii's Must-See Lava Flows Are Home to New, Startling Ecosystemshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/hawaii-startling-lava-fields-home-new-ecoystems-180962476/These stunning volcanoes are creating new islands of evolutionTue, 21 Mar 2017 15:40:00 +0000A Photographer Captures Papier-Mâché and Politics on Parade in Haiti's Jacmelhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/Haiti-Jacmel-papier-mache-parade-180962549/Michael Magers photographs high art and cutting cultural critiques during the annual Kanaval celebrationMon, 20 Mar 2017 14:45:42 +0000Artist June Schwarcz Electroplated and Sandblasted Her Way Into Art Museums and Gallerieshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/enamelist_june_schwarcz_electroplated_and_sandblasted_her_way_to_art_museums-180962568/The Renwick hosts a 60-year career retrospective for the innovative California enamelistMon, 20 Mar 2017 14:24:41 +0000Find Your 2,000-Year-Old Doppelgängerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/who-your-ancient-statue-doppleganger-180962585/Send the Musée de la Civilisation a photo, and it will match you with an ancient statueFri, 17 Mar 2017 20:06:27 +0000Dian Fossey’s Gorilla Skulls Are Scientific Treasures and a Symbol of Her Fighthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/dian-fosseys-gorilla-skulls-are-scientific-treasures-and-symbol-her-fight-180962564/At a new Smithsonian exhibition, the skulls of “Limbo” and “Green Lady” have a story to tellFri, 17 Mar 2017 16:51:00 +0000These Designs Showcase the Provocative World of Native Fashionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/these-designs-showcase-provocative-world-native-fashion-180962491/These contemporary designs by prominent or up-and-coming Native American designers are edgy and pulsing with relevance Thu, 16 Mar 2017 13:00:00 +0000See Inside Graceland's $137-million Expansionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/see-inside-gracelands-137-million-expansion-180962527/A complex fit for a kingTue, 14 Mar 2017 19:06:15 +0000This Virginia Winery Once Housed One of WWII's Most Important Spy Stationshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/cold-war-museum-winery-virginia-180962428/Speakeasies are so 2012—this place has actual secretsTue, 14 Mar 2017 18:46:36 +0000This Orphanage Did More Than Find Homes for Children of the Holocaust. It Helped Them Reclaim Their Humanityhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/orphanage-helped-them-reclaim-their-humanity-180962516/Run by the United Nations, Kloster Indersdorf took a revolutionary approach in caring for its chargesTue, 14 Mar 2017 14:46:24 +0000Scotland’s Newest Nature Trails Are Underwaterhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/scotlands-unexpected-snorkel-trail-180962463/The Scottish Wildlife Trust is putting snorkelers up close with the country’s marine wildlifeMon, 13 Mar 2017 19:38:50 +0000The Grisly History of Brooklyn's Revolutionary War Martyrshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/grisly-history-brooklyns-revolutionary-war-martyrs-180962508/The Prison Ship Martyrs Monument, a crypt in Fort Greene Park, may become part of the national park systemMon, 13 Mar 2017 19:18:50 +0000Shimmy Through the World's Most Spectacular Slot Canyonshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/most-beautiful-slot-canyons-180962270/Where to explore the best of these narrow, water-worn passagewaysFri, 10 Mar 2017 20:54:04 +0000America's First Writers Museum Is Slated to Open in Mayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/new-american-writers-museum-180962409/A new home for celebrating American literary titans, titles and traditions takes root in ChicagoWed, 08 Mar 2017 20:29:26 +0000Where to Hunt for the World’s Smallest Monumentshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/worlds-smallest-monuments-180962256/Don't overlook these tiny statues in cities around the worldWed, 08 Mar 2017 16:51:16 +0000This Medieval Knight’s Manor Houses Over 350 Mechanical Musical Instrumentshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/musical-detour-rhineland-collection-mechanical-instruments-180962418/From tiny music boxes to the bus-sized Orchestrion, Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet in Germany's Rhineland is the perfect musical detourTue, 07 Mar 2017 21:21:08 +000012 Mesmerizing Places to Watch Flowers Bloomhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/best-places-see-flowers-bloom-180962367/Because there's no better way exalt the end of winter than with millions of tulips, poppies and rosesFri, 03 Mar 2017 21:17:06 +0000The Romance and Promise of 20th-Century Radio Is Captured in This Muralhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/romance-and-promise-radio-captured-mural-180962353/At the Cooper Hewitt, a rare opportunity to view "The World of Radio" with its masterful vignettes celebrating the Modern ageFri, 03 Mar 2017 15:06:35 +0000Follow the Polka Dots to Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Rooms That Are Breaking Museum Records http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/follow-polka-dots-yayoi-kusama-infinity-rooms-are-breaking-museum-records-180962316/"Polka dots are a way to infinity," says Japan's most successful artist, now at the HirshhornTue, 28 Feb 2017 21:37:26 +0000Step Inside This Underground Cathedral, Carved Into the Walls of an Abandoned Salt Minehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/colombias-underground-salt-cathedral-180962234/An old mine has transformed into a subterranean worship space, 650 feet undergroundTue, 28 Feb 2017 21:07:14 +0000Tattooing Was Illegal in New York City Until 1997http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/tattoos-were-illegal-new-york-city-exhibition-180962232/The New-York Historical Society's newest exhibit delves into the history of the city's once-turbulent ink sceneTue, 28 Feb 2017 16:54:18 +0000What's Changed in the 30 Years Since the Smithsonian Opened an Exhibition on Japanese Internmenthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/marking-75th-anniversary-wrong-imprisonment-120000-japanese-americans-180962278/A new display at the American History Museum marks the 75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:25:00 +0000