Travel | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/travel/RSS feed for TravelenThu, 28 Apr 2016 15:33:17 +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 +0000How Cherry Trees Blossomed into a Tourist Attractionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-cherry-trees-blossomed-tourist-attraction-180958546/The fragile and transient blossom may herald the first stirrings of spring, but their significance has evolved since the 9th centuryMon, 28 Mar 2016 19:34:55 +0000See Dozens of Dazzling New Light Installations in Baltimore This Weekhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/light-city-baltimore-must-see-festival-180958565/Light City Baltimore is a massive, site-specific festival, launched in hopes of becoming an annual spectacleMon, 28 Mar 2016 16:13:08 +0000For These Native American Artists, the Material Is the Messagehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/these-native-american-artists-material-message-180958567/A new exhibition traces the evolution of Plains tribes’ narrative art from the 18th century up through today's contemporary worksFri, 25 Mar 2016 16:42:14 +0000These Massive Rock Formations Look Just Like Cracked Eggshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/these-massive-rock-formation-look-like-cracked-eggs-180958539/Bisti Badlands’ bizarre eggs bring a bit of Easter to the New Mexico desertFri, 25 Mar 2016 15:01:08 +0000The London Underground Has Its Own Mosquito Subspecieshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/london-underground-has-its-own-mosquito-subspecies-180958566/Take a bite out of this strange evolutionary exampleFri, 25 Mar 2016 13:00:00 +0000Switzerland’s Historic Bunkers Get a New Lease on Lifehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/switzerlands-bunkers-get-new-lease-life-180958233/As the shadow of war fades, the country’s former fallout shelters now house everything from museums to cheese factories Wed, 23 Mar 2016 17:54:15 +0000The Lost City of Cambodiahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/lost-city-cambodia-180958508/Deep in the jungles of southeast Asia, archaeologists have rediscovered the remains of an invisible kingdom that may have been the template for Angkor WatWed, 23 Mar 2016 16:01:00 +0000How Much Has the Town Where the Scopes Trial Took Place Evolved Since the 1920s? http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/dayton-tennessee-evolved-scopes-trial-180958497/Each July, Dayton, Tennessee, celebrates its role in the famous court case with a re-enactment and festivalWed, 23 Mar 2016 16:00:00 +0000The "Sistine Chapel of Evolution" Is in New Haven, Connecticuthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/sistine-chapel-evolution-new-haven-connecticut-180958499/Charles Darwin never visited the Yale museum, but you can, and see for yourself the specimens that he praised as the best evidence for his theoryWed, 23 Mar 2016 16:00:00 +0000How the Green Book Helped African-American Tourists Navigate a Segregated Nationhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/history-green-book-african-american-travelers-180958506/Listing hotels, restaurants and other businesses open to African-Americans, the guide was invaluable for Jim-Crow era travelersWed, 23 Mar 2016 16:00:00 +0000When Dinosaurs Roamed the (Not Yet) Petrified Foresthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/when-dinosaurs-roamed-petrified-forest-180958510/Recent surprise discoveries at the national park have prompted a complete rethinking about the creatures of the Jurassic EraWed, 23 Mar 2016 16:00:00 +0000In Northern Norway, Reindeer Racing and a "Joik" Singing Showdown Welcome in Springhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/norways-sami-easter-festival-180958542/The Sami Easter Festival blends old and new traditions in Lappland's northern reachesWed, 23 Mar 2016 12:30:00 +0000If You Drive The Right Speed, This Musical Highway Will Play You a Songhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/take-drive-down-americas-musical-highway-180958449/This stretch of Route 66 sings—literally Wed, 23 Mar 2016 12:00:00 +0000Where Museums Go to Shop for Rare Works of Arthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/where-museums-go-shop-rare-works-art-180958529/In the south of Holland, a Dutch city plays host to the art world’s biggest collectorsTue, 22 Mar 2016 16:58:56 +0000Every Three Years, Artists Compete to Be On View at the National Portrait Gallery. Here Are the Winnershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/every-three-years-artists-compete-on-view-national-portrait-gallery-winners-180958490/The 2016 show conveys an intensity, as if the artists and their subjects are demanding a conversation on the complex issues of our times Mon, 21 Mar 2016 19:19:11 +0000Hatha Yoga Inspired Abstract Art a Century Before Rothkohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/abstract-art-paintings-nath-hatha-yoga-maharaja-jodhpur-royal-palace-freer-sackler-smithsonian-journeys-travely-quarterly-180958121/Paintings recently discovered in Jodhpur's royal palace depict Nath yogis' understanding of the cosmosFri, 18 Mar 2016 14:27:30 +0000Nine Places to Enjoy Naturally Green Waters This St. Patrick's Dayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/enjoy-naturally-green-waters-st-patricks-day-180958392/Leave the dye behind—these watery wonderlands are 100 percent naturalThu, 17 Mar 2016 13:30:51 +0000How the Indian City of Rishikesh Influenced the Beatles' <i>White Album</i>http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/rishikesh-india-beatles-white-album-meditation-smithsonian-journeys-travel-quarterly-180958447/A meditation retreat in 1968 offered the British rock group heightened awareness and peace of mindWed, 16 Mar 2016 18:28:27 +0000How Do You Create the World's Biggest Ice Climbing Park?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/ouray-world-ice-climbing-park-180958428/With nearly 200 different routes and 17,000 vertical feet of terrain, Ouray Ice Park is a haven for ice climbers and the "ice farmers" who bring it to lifeWed, 16 Mar 2016 13:11:47 +0000Imagining an Alarming Future at Brazil's Museum of Tomorrowhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/brazil-museum-future-180958171/The ambitious museum looks at where humankind is headed—and asks how they'll live in a post-climate-change worldTue, 15 Mar 2016 13:27:40 +0000Mysterious Fairy Circles Have Been Found in Western Australiahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/mysterious-fairy-circles-have-been-found-western-australia-180958407/Once thought to exist only in Namibia, circles spotted 6,200 miles away are helping sort out how these odd features formMon, 14 Mar 2016 19:27:26 +0000This Massive Installation in an Austin Park Is Made of Over a Million Feet of Recycled Lobster Ropehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/dream-weaver-woven-art-installation-yet-another-reason-visit-austin-180958362/“Hurlyburly” is artist Orly Genger’s latest woven creationFri, 11 Mar 2016 14:46:06 +0000What Are You Flying Over? This App Will Tell You http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/what-are-you-flying-over-app-will-tell-you-180958373/Flyover Country uses maps and geology databases to identify features of the landscape as a plane flies over them, no Wifi necessaryThu, 10 Mar 2016 17:07:55 +0000Explore Helsinki's Private Saunashttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/sauna-finn-during-helsinkis-sauna-day-180958270/Finland celebrates its first festival devoted to a steamy traditionThu, 10 Mar 2016 14:40:00 +0000Visit a Vertical Underwater Cave in Belizehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/visit-vertical-underwater-cave-belize-180958203/The Great Blue Hole is the world's largest natural formation of its kindThu, 10 Mar 2016 12:40:00 +0000Seven Surprising Facts About the Matterhornhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/seven-surprising-facts-about-matterhorn-180958192/The towering peak that straddles Switzerland and Italy is full of secretsWed, 09 Mar 2016 19:58:46 +0000This Could Be the World's Largest Passport http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/meet-man-largest-us-passport-180958024/Meet the man who has filled over 1,400 pages of passport during a life of travelWed, 09 Mar 2016 12:30:00 +0000Italy to Limit Tourists to Cinque Terrehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/italy-limit-tourists-cinque-terre-180958230/It's about to get harder to visit Cinque Terre—but that might be a good thingMon, 07 Mar 2016 20:18:19 +0000Even 500 Years After His Death, Hieronymus Bosch Hasn’t Lost His Appealhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/even-500-years-after-his-death-hieronymus-bosch-hasnt-lost-his-appeal-180958297/A trip to the painter’s hometown reminds us how his paintings remain frightfully timelyMon, 07 Mar 2016 18:19:41 +0000How to Maintain Your Garden Zen at the Philadelphia Flower Show http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-maintain-your-garden-zen-philadelphia-flower-show-180958286/A Smithsonian gardener with a long history of touring the show gives tipsFri, 04 Mar 2016 20:04:43 +0000Dive Between Two Continents in This Frigid Fissure in Icelandhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/dive-between-two-continental-plates-iceland-180957983/Filled with pure glacier water, Silfra is the only place on Earth where divers can touch two continental plates at onceFri, 04 Mar 2016 19:40:11 +0000Half of the Inhabitants of This Australian Opal Capital Live Undergroundhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/unearthing-coober-pedy-australias-hidden-city-180958162/Unearth Coober Pedy, the Outback's hidden cityThu, 03 Mar 2016 20:08:18 +0000These Five Objects Tell the Story of Soccerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/see-soccers-impact-world-through-five-objects-fifa-world-football-museum-180958205/Take an exclusive look inside the new FIFA World Football Museum in ZurichWed, 02 Mar 2016 15:26:20 +0000What’s on Your Botanical Bucket List?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/whats-your-botanical-bucket-list-180958252/From rare orchids to grizzled desert plants, experts weigh in on which flora they most want to see before they dieWed, 02 Mar 2016 15:00:00 +0000Inside the Atom Smasher at CERNhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/inside-atom-smasher-cern-180954913/What you can see on a tour of the largest particle collider in the worldTue, 01 Mar 2016 21:51:21 +0000Live Like a Swiss Alpine Cheesemaker for a Weekendhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/live-alpine-cheesemaker-switzerland-180958167/Get a taste of life in the Alps without the commitmentTue, 01 Mar 2016 21:38:18 +0000A Brief History of the St. Bernard Rescue Doghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/a-brief-history-of-the-st-bernard-rescue-dog-13787665/The canine's evolution from hospice hound to household companion Tue, 01 Mar 2016 17:00:00 +0000Top Destinations for the Cultural Traveler: Switzerlandhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/switzerland-top-destinations-cultural-traveler-180958250/ Tue, 01 Mar 2016 17:00:00 +0000Five Must-Visit Cities in Switzerland for Art Lovershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/sponsored/top-five-cities-visit-switzerland-2016-180958011/From one-of-a-kind museums to trend-defining festivals, visit the art capitals of SwitzerlandTue, 01 Mar 2016 07:00:00 +0000