Travel | Smithsonian feed for TravelenThu, 16 Feb 2017 18:49:38 +0000Ollie the Bobcat Is Back at the Zoo and Off the Streets of Washington, D.C. Zoo bobcat ends her city sojourn Mon, 30 Jan 2017 22:15:39 +0000Eight Places to Celebrate the Accomplishments of Great American Women are grossly under-represented when it comes to recognition in public places, but here are a few places that pay tribute to their contributionsThu, 19 Jan 2017 21:21:55 +0000Can Ancient Techniques Make Modern Wine Better? new generation of wineries are going to painstaking lengths to acquire hundreds of historic clay karasesThu, 16 Feb 2017 18:49:38 +0000Sticky Rice Mortar, the View From Space, and More Fun Facts About China’s Great Wall not-so-effective wall was a lengthy, pricey project that stretched across thousands of yearsThu, 16 Feb 2017 15:03:36 +0000Play Paul Simon's Piano or Croon Into Elvis' Mic at These Seven Historic Recording Studios a tour through Americana music historyWed, 15 Feb 2017 21:27:10 +0000Eight Secrets of the Taj Mahal of the world's greatest memorials to love remains a place of mysteryTue, 14 Feb 2017 18:25:19 +0000Unearthing Armenia’s Giant, Ancient Earthenware 240-gallon clay karases, crucial to the early development of winemaking, once held enormous valueTue, 14 Feb 2017 17:07:19 +0000How Moonshine Bootlegging Gave Rise to NASCAR and firewater are the founding fathers of our nation’s racing pastimeFri, 10 Feb 2017 13:37:00 +0000Reuben Riffel on Becoming a Top Chef in Post-Apartheid South Africa African food culture fosters connection, he saysThu, 09 Feb 2017 18:58:42 +0000Does the Classic Paris Meal Still Exist? food lovers set out to learn whether the Paris dining experience of their youth can still be foundThu, 09 Feb 2017 17:40:15 +0000Why Orchids Belong in an Art Museum's much-anticipated annual flower show moves to the Hirshhorn for the flora that loves to performWed, 08 Feb 2017 18:59:47 +0000Chef Margarita Carrillo Arronte on Why Mexican Cuisine Is a UNESCO Treasure the woman dedicated to preserving traditional Mexican cuisineWed, 08 Feb 2017 14:11:00 +0000Stunning, Surreal Concepts Cast a Spell on the Fairy Tales Architecture Competition architect Mykhailo Ponomarenko came in first this year for his sci-fi meditation "Last Day"Wed, 08 Feb 2017 13:58:39 +0000Take a Tour of France’s “Bestiary of Machines” Les Machines de l'île’s Mechanical Animal Theme ParkTue, 07 Feb 2017 21:33:21 +0000How the Passport Became an Improbable Symbol of American Identity idea of having documents to cross borders is ancient, but when it became popularized in the U.S., it caused quite the stirTue, 07 Feb 2017 15:12:30 +0000Why the Scrumptious Date Is So Important to the Muslim World Prophet Muhammed said that Ajwah dates—grown in the Madinah region of Saudi Arabia—are from paradiseMon, 06 Feb 2017 13:30:00 +0000For Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs, Life Was a Banquet, But the Afterlife Was the Greatest Feast of All after death for the Ancient Egyptian elite included lots, and lots, of foodFri, 03 Feb 2017 18:55:03 +0000Get Lost in a Maze of Storybook Canals in this Dutch 'Venice' picturesque village of Giethoorn is best navigated by boat (or ice skate)Thu, 02 Feb 2017 20:31:28 +0000Nine New Must-See Museums Opening This Year the American Revolution to fashion design, these are the new museums to see in 2017Tue, 31 Jan 2017 21:38:45 +0000Local Lens: Our Favorite Instagram Tongue Teasers from Vietnam, Turkey and Italy, these photographers show that a love of beautifully arranged food knows no bordersTue, 31 Jan 2017 20:13:55 +0000Mexico’s Famous Floating Gardens Return to Their Agricultural Roots of the capital city’s iconic tourist sites doubles as an experiment in urban farmingTue, 31 Jan 2017 17:41:54 +0000When Happy Hour Was "Green Hour" in Paris the clock struck five, 19th-century Parisians turned to absintheMon, 30 Jan 2017 22:31:02 +0000This Town in Iceland Is a Modern Pompeii’s ‘Mountain of Fire’ volcano wreaked havoc with an island and the island fought backFri, 27 Jan 2017 21:23:16 +0000Celebrated Middle Eastern Food Writer Claudia Roden Shares Stories and Recipes From Her Kitchen Roden, food is a lens to understand historyThu, 26 Jan 2017 20:26:25 +0000This Souped-Up Scuba Suit Made a Stratospheric Leap record-breaking Alan Eustace found just the right fit for his 25-mile free fall by marrying scuba technology with a space suitThu, 26 Jan 2017 18:02:47 +0000Explore the Ruins of an Ancient Incense Route frankincense and myrrh on a historic journey through the desertThu, 26 Jan 2017 17:40:22 +0000On the Dangers of Erotic Truffles 19th-century investigation into the power of the aphrodisiacWed, 25 Jan 2017 22:38:11 +0000This Ice Festival in China Is a Rainbow-Colored Dream Tue, 24 Jan 2017 21:11:10 +0000The Ever Expanding World of Wine Takes Your Palate to Unexpected Places before have so many diverse wines, from so many places, been available to so many people around the globeMon, 23 Jan 2017 18:07:28 +0000Much of the Cuisine We Now Know, and Think of as Ours, Came to Us by War long and winding road that brought "local" dishes to our platesMon, 23 Jan 2017 15:31:22 +0000Take a Look Inside These Six Presidential Homes White House isn't the only presidential address worth visiting this inauguration yearFri, 20 Jan 2017 16:30:33 +0000Take a Smithsonian Tour of All Things Presidential's how to locate official presidential portraits, works of art, material culture and campaign memorabilia across the SmithsonianTue, 17 Jan 2017 22:09:18 +0000Meet the Michelin-Starred Chef Pushing the Limits of Vegetarian Cuisine in China chef Tony Lu discusses China’s changing tastes and his own innovative approach to 'Vegetarian Fusion'Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:06:28 +0000A Brief History of Food as Art subject to statement, food has played a role in art for millenniaFri, 13 Jan 2017 15:20:05 +0000You've Been Slurping Ramen All Wrong Japan, ramen is a culinary touchstone that goes way beyond foodFri, 13 Jan 2017 15:10:46 +0000Stories of Sports Champions in the African American History Museum Prove the Goal Posts Were Set Higher sports exhibition delves into the lost, forgotten or denied history of the heroes on the field Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:42:42 +0000The Speech and Bible From George Washington's First Inauguration Made History Many Times Over first president created the tradition of giving an inaugural address and swearing the oath of office on a BibleWed, 11 Jan 2017 14:00:00 +0000Get Lost in the Landscape that Inspired William Faulkner’s Greatest Novels new book of photography brings the late author's Mississippi homestead to lifeMon, 09 Jan 2017 13:35:00 +0000Visit These Ten Sites Celebrating Major Anniversaries in 2017 Jane Austen’s 200th anniversary to the founding of Denali National Park, there are plenty of events to fill your calendarThu, 05 Jan 2017 16:54:22 +0000The Couple Who Saved China's Ancient Architectural Treasures Before They Were Lost Forever the nation teetered on the brink of war in the 1930s, two Western-educated thinkers struck out for the hinterlands to save their country's richesWed, 04 Jan 2017 17:32:43 +0000Sparkling Ice Castles Take Form Across the Midwest Wed, 04 Jan 2017 17:11:16 +0000Meet the Researchers Who Scour the World's Most Dangerous Corners in Search of Biological Riches, malaria and pirates are just some of the challenges these scientist-explorers face in their quest to map the world’s diversityTue, 03 Jan 2017 14:00:00 +0000Smithsonian Journeys Travel Quarterly: Atlas of Eating an in-depth look at food and culinary culture around the globe, including in-depth stories and favorite recipesSun, 01 Jan 2017 15:07:17 +0000Travel to the Birthplace of Pearls Bay is the pearl capital of the worldFri, 30 Dec 2016 21:55:42 +000010 of the World's Best Snorkeling Destinations into the new year in these water wonderlandsFri, 30 Dec 2016 20:52:58 +0000A Photographer Captures Emptiness and Longing in Longfellow's Nova Scotia Mark Marchesi spent four years tracing images from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's epic poem, "Evangeline"Fri, 30 Dec 2016 13:45:00 +0000A Project to "Rewild" Europe, Brings a Safari-Style Camp to Portugal Europe as it was five thousand years agoThu, 29 Dec 2016 16:21:01 +0000These Locally Grown Design Ideas Were Created by the People for the People Cooper Hewitt exhibition spotlights the innovative and sustainable designs generated by those in search of solutionsThu, 29 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000Meet One of the Few Female Safari Guides in Kenya outnumbered by their male counterparts in the field, women have begun to take the reins in ecotourismThu, 29 Dec 2016 12:42:00 +0000How Ancient Volcanoes Created Armenia’s Pink City the capital city of Yerevan, volcanic rock flows pinkWed, 28 Dec 2016 19:59:57 +0000A Brief History of America's Most Outrageous Dentist Parker and his dental circus live on in a Philadelphia museumWed, 28 Dec 2016 15:30:04 +0000The New Art Scene Transforming Santa Fe city's image as a mecca of Southwestern-themed art and folksy spiritualism has begun to evolve, thanks to artists and entrepreneursTue, 27 Dec 2016 16:19:39 +0000This German Town Is Embedded with Millions of Tiny Diamonds estimate that Nördlingen and the surrounding area contain approximately 72,000 tons of the gemstoneFri, 23 Dec 2016 12:35:00 +0000