Travel | Smithsonian feed for TravelenFri, 06 Mar 2015 15:10:18 +0000Best Places to See Wildflowers Around the United States and cold got you down? Remember, spring is around the corner, and that means wildflowersFri, 06 Mar 2015 15:10:18 +0000Announcing the Finalists of the 12th Annual Photo Contest the finalists of our 2014 photo contest and vote for the Readers' Choice winnerWed, 04 Mar 2015 18:26:12 +0000The Beautiful Canadian Rockies Shine in the Photography of Chris Burkard for his work with surfers, Burkard traveled to a much colder climate to immerse himself in a new worldMon, 02 Mar 2015 15:15:10 +0000How "Slurpee" Waves Formed Along a Nantucket Beach England's record cold created the perfect conditions for waves of slush, offering an unusual opportunity to ski on the beachFri, 27 Feb 2015 18:03:03 +0000Please Touch the Art: 3-D Printing Helps Visually Impaired Appreciate Paintings new "Touching the Prado" exhibit in Madrid showcases 3-D replicas of paintings, so blind visitors can feel key works of artThu, 26 Feb 2015 19:03:04 +0000The Eiffel Tower Gets a Green Upgrade landmark now has two wind turbines above its second levelThu, 26 Feb 2015 17:08:41 +0000The Making and Remaking of the Original Ice Hotel imitated but never duplicated, the world's original ice hotel turns 25 this yearWed, 25 Feb 2015 18:25:51 +0000This Dutch Wind Wheel Is Part Green Tech Showcase, Part Architectural Attraction giant structure proposed in Rotterdam puts cutting-edge energy tech inside a rotating observation wheel, with room for a hotel and apartmentsMon, 23 Feb 2015 19:11:25 +0000National Park Service Map Shows The Loudest, Quietest Places In the U.S. some peace and quiet? Avoid cities, the East CoastMon, 23 Feb 2015 17:49:13 +0000Best Travel Destinations for Food Foraging for wild foods like truffles, herbs and scallops on these guided tours—feasting includedFri, 20 Feb 2015 17:00:00 +0000Charming and Unusual Bookstores Around the World up with a new book—or catch a reading or concert—at these thriving independent bookstores from Mexico City to MelbourneThu, 19 Feb 2015 20:57:51 +0000Who Can Save the Grand Canyon? holy war is being fought over a proposal to build a $500 million commercial development, on the rim of America's natural treasureThu, 19 Feb 2015 19:00:00 +0000Mad, Wonderful Photos From Mardi Gras and Carnival New Orleans to Panama to Spain, revelers celebrated Mardi Gras and the days leading up to it with costumes, color and craziness Thu, 19 Feb 2015 17:00:00 +0000How Oregon's Second Largest City Vanished in a Day 1948 flood washed away the WWII housing project Vanport—but its history still informs Portland's diversityWed, 18 Feb 2015 14:45:24 +0000Louisiana Spotlight the Bayou StateTue, 17 Feb 2015 15:52:01 +0000Best Places to Celebrate Mardi Gras Outside of New Orleans Big Easy might get all the fame, but places from Alabama to the south of France also know how to party before LentTue, 17 Feb 2015 15:33:35 +0000Now's the Time to See Hundreds of Bald Eagles Winter Wings Festival at Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge is one of the longest-running bird festivals in the countryFri, 13 Feb 2015 21:44:49 +0000Five Spots for a Romantic Presidents' Day (or a Presidential Valentine's Day) locations combine presidential history and romanceFri, 13 Feb 2015 14:10:29 +0000How the Backwater Town of Washington, D.C. Became the Beacon of a Nation the Anacostia Community Museum delves into daily life in a city at war, author Ernest B. Furgurson recalls the nascence of a city on the verge Wed, 11 Feb 2015 17:03:35 +0000Ten Restaurants the Best Chefs Say Are Worth Traveling For establishments are always worth the trip, according to some of the top chefs in the worldWed, 11 Feb 2015 15:03:30 +0000Chocolate Destinations Around the World to Drool Over five places from Belgium to Hong Kong offer their own enticing takes on the confectionWed, 11 Feb 2015 14:45:22 +0000Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings Nominated for Unesco World Heritage Status's the first time the United States has nominated works of modern architecture Mon, 09 Feb 2015 15:43:53 +0000Japan Announces Plans for the First Hotel Run by Robots to open July 17, the hotel in a Japanese theme park will be staffed by "actroids"Fri, 06 Feb 2015 18:32:50 +0000The World’s Most-Visited Castles and Palaces Paris to Beijing, these historic castles and palaces draw millions of visitors for a glimpse of the lifestyles of the rich and famousThu, 05 Feb 2015 18:39:42 +0000One Night Each Winter, Devils Run Through the Streets of Barcelona the early 1990s, Barcelona's winter bonfire festival has celebrated the intersection of Catalan and Majorcan culturesWed, 04 Feb 2015 18:14:34 +0000Vikings Storm the Streets at Up Helly Aa, Europe's Biggest Fire Festival (Photos) of local residents took to the streets, brandishing thousands of flaming torches, in an homage to Shetland's Viking heritageFri, 30 Jan 2015 16:09:58 +0000How SkyMall Captured a Moment of Technological and American History now-bankrupt catalog had a meteoric rise and fallTue, 27 Jan 2015 18:43:32 +0000The Smithsonian May Go for the Gold, Opening a Venue at London's Olympic Grounds Smithsonian Regents give museum officials the thumbs-up to explore opening a new gallery in London and the mayor there says, "Welcome to our city"Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:00:40 +0000Celebrate 100 Years of Rocky Mountain National Park 26 marks the 100th anniversary of the creation of Rocky Mountain National Park—and celebrations are going all year longMon, 26 Jan 2015 13:53:13 +0000Tour Paris With the Marquis de Sade as Your Guide still remain in the City of Love of the famed author and sex iconMon, 26 Jan 2015 12:00:00 +0000Craziest Airplane Cabins of the Future airplane cabin designs—both real and conceptual—show what might await us on flights in the near futureSun, 25 Jan 2015 19:24:34 +0000Where to See Thousands of Monarch Butterflies 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 Breathtaking vacation in Antarctica, filmmaker and photographer Alex Cornell captured an unusual sightThu, 22 Jan 2015 15:20:22 +0000Best Places to See the Northern Lights 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" Costumes 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 World sharp interactive will make you feel gouda all overTue, 20 Jan 2015 12:34:04 +0000Top Historic Sites to Visit in 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 America 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 Earth'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 2015 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? 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 Landscapes 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 Graceland Georgia to Connecticut, Elvis' spirit lives on in unexpected placesThu, 08 Jan 2015 15:45:06 +0000