Travel | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/travel/RSS feed for TravelenSun, 25 Jan 2015 19:24:34 +0000Craziest Airplane Cabins of the Futurehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/craziest-airplane-cabins-future-180954021/These airplane cabin designs—both real and conceptual—show what might awaits us on flights in the near futureSun, 25 Jan 2015 19:24:34 +0000Where to See Thousands of Monarch Butterflieshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/where-see-thousands-monarch-butterflies-180953961/The species is being reviewed for potential addition to the Endangered Species list. Can tourism help save the butterfly?Thu, 22 Jan 2015 23:17:48 +0000An Iceberg Flipped Over, and Its Underside Is Breathtakinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/photographer-captures-stunning-underside-flipped-iceberg-180953951/On vacation in Antarctica, filmmaker and photographer Alex Cornell captured an unusual sightThu, 22 Jan 2015 15:20:22 +0000Best Places to See the Northern Lightshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/best-places-see-northern-lights-180953981/Find out where to witness the aurora borealis, with reindeer sleigh rides, ice hotels and hot springs includedWed, 21 Jan 2015 17:14:25 +0000Inside the Three-Decade Evolution of "Star Wars" Costumeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/inside-three-decade-evolution-star-wars-costumes-180953621/A Smithsonian traveling exhibition offers an unprecedented glimpse at costumes from a galaxy far, far awayTue, 20 Jan 2015 14:42:17 +0000Celebrate National Cheese Lovers' Day With This Map of Cheese Found Around the Worldhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/celebrate-national-cheese-lovers-day-map-cheese-found-around-world-180953915/This sharp interactive will make you feel gouda all overTue, 20 Jan 2015 12:34:04 +0000Top Historic Sites to Visit in Cubahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/cubas-top-historic-sites-180953924/Cuba is rich in history-laden spots—and a relaxed travel ban will make it easier for Americans to visitMon, 19 Jan 2015 19:46:17 +0000Where to See the Work of Mr. Turner Around Americahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/where-see-work-mr-turner-around-america-180953922/The British painter is the subject of a new film, but where can you see him stateside?Fri, 16 Jan 2015 17:22:53 +0000Photos From the Coldest City on Earthhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/photos-coldest-city-earth-180953888/What's it like to live and work in the coldest inhabited place on Earth? Photographer Amos Chapple shares his stories from the frozen cities of SiberiaWed, 14 Jan 2015 20:06:57 +000010 Thrilling Trips to Take with Smithsonian Journeys in 2015http://www.smithsonianmag.com/sponsored/10-Smithsonian-Journeys-trips-take-2015-180952578/From ancient fortresses in Sri Lanka to safaris in the shadow of Kilimanjaro, explore the world with Smithsonian JourneysTue, 13 Jan 2015 19:55:29 +0000What Are the 1000 Foods to Eat Before You Die? http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/what-are-1000-foods-eat-you-die-180953878/Written by a former New York Times restaurant critic, this tome will keep your appetite satisfied for a lifetimeTue, 13 Jan 2015 16:05:59 +0000Utah's Otherworldly Landscapeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/utahs-otherworldly-landscapes_1/Despite its dry desert landscapes, Utah is a land of endless surprises, and Glen Canyon is one of them, rivaling Arizona's Grand Canyon for sheer majestyFri, 09 Jan 2015 17:03:45 +0000The King's Keepers: Five Quirky Locations for Finding Elvis Beyond Gracelandhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/beyond-graceland-shrines-elvis-around-country-180953809/From Georgia to Connecticut, Elvis' spirit lives on in unexpected placesThu, 08 Jan 2015 15:45:06 +0000One of the World's Largest Ice and Snow Carnivals Is Underway in Chinahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/worlds-largest-ice-and-snow-carnival-underway-china-180953797/The 31st Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival runs through February 25Mon, 05 Jan 2015 21:19:26 +0000Soon, You'll Be Able to Spend the Night on the Grounds of Downton Abbeyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/soon-youll-be-able-spend-night-downton-abbey-180953790/Beginning February 13, interested parties can book a night (or two) in a lodge one mile from Highclere Castle, made famous by "Downton Abbey"Mon, 05 Jan 2015 13:29:34 +0000Get Inspiredhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/get-inspired-180953889/Make 2015 your year of travelThu, 01 Jan 2015 06:05:25 +0000From Possums to 200 Pounds of Bologna: Weird Things Cities Drop on New Year's Evehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/possums-200-pounds-bologna-weird-things-cities-drop-new-years-eve-180953755/Who needs a ball? Cities get creative on New Year's Eve by dropping objects that reflect local products and cultureWed, 31 Dec 2014 15:21:44 +0000If You're a Thrill-Seeker, You Need to Visit This Placehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/if-youre-a-thrill-seeker-you-need-to-visit_1/From bungee jumping off the Royal Gorge Bridge to trekking up Pike's Peak on the Cog Railway, Colorado is the ultimate vacation destination for adventurersTue, 30 Dec 2014 16:28:52 +0000Our Top Stories of 2014http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/our-top-stories-2014-180953698/From weird red waterfalls to the pleasures of small-town America, these were the most read articles on Smithsonian.com this year Fri, 26 Dec 2014 17:00:00 +0000Where Does Santa Live? The North Pole Isn't Always the Answerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/where-santa-claus-live-hometown-north-pole-180953723/Santa Claus is usually good news for tourism—but more than one place lays claim to his legendWed, 24 Dec 2014 16:06:43 +0000Stunning Black-and-White Photos of the Nazca Lineshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/edward-ranney-peru-photos-the-lines-180953694/Edward Ranney's photographs of the famous Nazca Lines show the mysterious geoglyphs from an unusual angle—eye-levelTue, 23 Dec 2014 20:00:00 +0000Las Parrandas de Remedios: Bright Lights Shine in Cuba's Oldest Festivalhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/las-parrandas-de-remedios-bright-lights-shine-cubas-oldest-festival-180953685/In the days before Christmas, Cuba erupts in a celebration of lightsTue, 23 Dec 2014 19:09:02 +0000The Most Beautiful Drone Travel Videos of 2014http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/most-beautiful-drone-travel-videos-2014-180953650/2014 was the year of the aerial drone travel video—here are some of the best of the bestThu, 18 Dec 2014 16:24:17 +0000Evotourism: Great Places to Celebrate Evolution Around the Globehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/evotourism-180953631/From lemurs to Neanderthals, here's our latest guide so you can travel the globe to enjoy what Darwin famously called "endless forms most beautiful"Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:26:13 +0000How Australia Put Evolution on Darwin’s Mindhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/australia-put-evolution-darwins-mind-180953651/The famous naturalist’s revolutionary theory first took shape not in the Galápagos but in the primeval Blue MountainsWed, 17 Dec 2014 19:00:00 +0000When Texas Was at the Bottom of the Seahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/when-texas-was-bottom-sea-180953653/A hike to the “top of Texas,” the world’s most famous fossil reef, leads to a new sense of the sublimeWed, 17 Dec 2014 19:00:00 +0000Want to Excite Your Inner Dinosaur Fan? Pack Your Bags for Albertahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/want-excite-inner-dinosaur-fan-pack-bags-for-alberta-180953654/Canada’s badlands are the place to see fantastic dinosaur fossils (and kitsch)—and eye-opening new evidence about the eve of their fallWed, 17 Dec 2014 19:00:00 +0000Six Historic Trains That Embody the Holiday Spirithttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/six-holiday-train-rides-take-2014-180953603/Trains have always been a part of holiday celebrations—so why not hop aboard this season? Here are six seasonally appropriate rides to considerMon, 15 Dec 2014 13:07:42 +0000A Sea of Fog Completely Filled the Grand Canyonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/sea-fog-completely-filled-grand-canyon-180953609/Known as total cloud inversion, the weather phenomenon is quite rare—and spectacularFri, 12 Dec 2014 18:08:41 +0000Christmas Markets Might Be the Best Reason to Spend the Holidays in Europehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/christmas-markets-might-be-best-reason-spend-holidays-europe-180953515/From mulled wine to intricate ornaments, Europe's Christmas markets are a mix of food, goods and holiday cheerThu, 04 Dec 2014 15:11:02 +0000Rescuing Jorge Prelorán’s Films From Storage And Timehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/long-storage-jorge-prelorans-documentaries-again-see-light-day-180953465/The Smithsonian’s Film Archives is reintroducing the world to the influential work of the Argentine-American filmmakerWed, 03 Dec 2014 22:48:36 +0000The Deadly Dilemma Facing Romania's Brown Bearshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/deadly-dilemma-facing-romanias-brown-bears-180953502/Around the Carpathian Mountains, frustrated farmers and high-paying sport hunters are helping to set the highest bear hunting quotas yet allowedTue, 02 Dec 2014 14:00:00 +0000Haunting Drone Footage of Chernobyl Townhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/haunting-drone-footage-chernobyl-180953495/"Postcards from Pripyat, Chernobyl" shows a drone's-eye view of the city nearly three decades after nuclear disasterMon, 01 Dec 2014 21:16:38 +0000