Travel | Smithsonian feed for TravelenWed, 16 Aug 2017 16:25:17 +0000This Lake Is One of Montana’s Best Kept Secrets summer, writer Boris Fishman returns to Flathead Lake, a pristine spot in northwestern Montana, for rest and reflectionWed, 16 Aug 2017 16:25:17 +0000Dine 21 Stories Underground in This 345-Million-Year-Old Cavern Grotto, a new restaurant in Arizona, opens inside the largest dry cavern system in the countryTue, 15 Aug 2017 15:46:11 +0000Watch as This Life-Size Elephant Ice Sculpture Melts in NYC melting mammal was part of Amarula and WildlifeDIRECT’s “Don’t Let Them Disappear” campaignTue, 15 Aug 2017 14:41:28 +0000Seven Must-See Museums in Austria, music and open-air delightsMon, 14 Aug 2017 19:16:35 +0000A Brief History of Traveling With Cats felines of history sailed the world, survived Europe's crusade against them and made it all the way to MemedomMon, 14 Aug 2017 14:34:05 +0000How This Tiny Town Drew World-Class Artists Into the Forests of Finland, Finland — an hour west of Helsinki — was a knife-making village on the decline. Now it's one of the world's most successful artist havens.Thu, 10 Aug 2017 15:48:47 +0000The Deadly Grizzly Bear Attacks That Changed the National Park Service Forever to Glacier National Park had long conditioned the predators to seek food from humans, making the maulings somewhat inevitableThu, 10 Aug 2017 15:00:50 +0000Whale Mail Is the New Snail Mail at the World's First Underwater Post Office you need to reach the Vanuatu Post is a deep breath and a waterproof postcard Wed, 09 Aug 2017 19:31:06 +0000A Brief History of Eclipse Chasers also go by umbraphiles, coronaphiles, eclipsoholics and ecliptomaniacsThu, 03 Aug 2017 20:30:00 +0000Each Summer, These Armenian Villages Are Taken Over by Hundreds of White Storks participate in a “Nest Neighbors” program to monitor the health of their new house guestsMon, 31 Jul 2017 20:12:33 +0000Switzerland Just Opened the World’s Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge won't — but you definitely will — want to look downMon, 31 Jul 2017 19:24:45 +0000How Baltimore Quietly Became the East Coast's Next Cool City native Marylander travels to the city he first knew as a kid to meet the doers and dreamers driving Baltimore's next actMon, 31 Jul 2017 17:50:59 +0000Take an Exclusive Sneak Peek Inside the Renovated Freer Gallery, Reopening in October Lang Freer gifted this meditative haven for art lovers to the nation and was James McNeill Whistler's friend and patronMon, 31 Jul 2017 14:00:00 +0000The Best Places to See the Southern Lights aurora australis is the southern cousin to the northern lightsSat, 29 Jul 2017 21:19:29 +0000Does the Narwhal's Majestic Tusk Have a Point? Connecticut dentist, turned curator of a new exhibition, has long worked to solve the secrets of the whale's characteristic hornFri, 28 Jul 2017 16:09:17 +0000This Breathtaking Landscape Is Canada's Newest Protected Area park includes a spectacular beach described in sagas that chronicle Viking explorations of the Canadian coastThu, 27 Jul 2017 20:41:59 +0000Unraveling the Mystery of the "Armenian Stonehenge" Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:26:11 +0000¡Salud! to the Mexican-American Wine Revolution Vineyards breathes new life into Napa Valley’s wine industryWed, 26 Jul 2017 19:42:33 +0000Dive Into Five of the World's Deepest Freshwater Swimming Holes the plunge into some interesting geologyWed, 26 Jul 2017 19:32:02 +0000How to Spot a Hidden Whale as a hunter leaves a trail in the snow, a whale forms prints on the water’s surfaceTue, 25 Jul 2017 14:45:38 +0000This Is the Gear You Need to View the Upcoming Solar Eclipse your eyesight with eclipse glasses, binoculars, telescopes or lens filters Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:00:00 +0000Just 50 Miles From Niagara Falls Lies the True Waterfall Capital of the World Falls has nothing on Hamilton, a Canadian city with more than 150 waterfallsMon, 24 Jul 2017 15:43:29 +0000The Painstaking Process of Preserving a 400-Pound Blue Whale Heart massive specimen is now on display in Canada’s Royal Ontario MuseumFri, 21 Jul 2017 21:38:31 +0000Over 60,000 Plants Bloom Inside the World’s Largest Orchid Garden inside Singapore's National Orchid Garden, a collection that includes 600 newly created hybrid speciesThu, 20 Jul 2017 19:54:16 +0000This Bridge Transforms Data on Weather, Traffic and Twitter Rants into a Beautiful Light Display Jacques Cartier Bridge in Montreal lights up the skyline with the mood of the cityThu, 20 Jul 2017 15:37:48 +0000A Vehicle Like This Will One Day Go to Mars now, the prototype rover—part tank, part Batmobile—is destined for Washington, D.C.Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:00:00 +0000Where to See Some of the World's Oldest and Most Interesting Maps humanity's course through history with these antique navigational toolsTue, 18 Jul 2017 21:10:31 +0000Robots Will Lead Passengers to Their Gate at Seoul's Airport Mon, 17 Jul 2017 19:47:29 +0000These Otherworldly "Earthships" Offer Visitors Unusual, Off-the-Grid Accommodations the night in an art house built from garbageWed, 12 Jul 2017 20:10:02 +0000Ai Weiwei Depicts the Brutality of Authoritarianism in an Unusual Medium–Legos renowned Chinese Artist finally gets to see his work about political prisoners at the HirshhornWed, 12 Jul 2017 18:12:18 +0000Take a Stroll Through Jane Austen's England With This Interactive Map look at the houses and towns that shaped the life and writing of the famed author on the 200th anniversary of her deathWed, 12 Jul 2017 17:08:06 +0000The Middle East Is a Treasure Trove of Natural Wonders. Now It Has a Museum to Show Them Off from early human skulls to priceless taxidermy relics will be on display in the ark-shaped museumWed, 12 Jul 2017 13:00:00 +0000See Canada Through Fresh Eyes on a First Nations Tour mountains, forests and waters of British Columbia are given new meaning on a journey led by members of its indigenous communitiesMon, 10 Jul 2017 15:48:08 +0000When It Comes to Historical Markers, Every Word Matters tells the story has a significant impact on what story is toldThu, 06 Jul 2017 17:28:27 +0000No Wonder Lord of the Rings' Middle-Earth Was Filmed Here 18 months, the cast and crew of the Lord of the Rings trilogy filmed their scenes across the tiny island of New ZealandThu, 06 Jul 2017 12:00:00 +0000Thank the Erie Canal for Spreading People, Ideas and Germs Across America the waterway's 200th anniversary, learn about its creation and impactMon, 03 Jul 2017 14:26:08 +0000Despite Road-Closing Landslides, You Can Still Take a Big Sur Road Trip This Year — Here’s How gorgeous stretch of coastline is harder to get to these days, but it's not impossibleFri, 30 Jun 2017 19:21:55 +0000Renovated Museum Wing Delves Into Untold Chapters of American History“The Nation We Build Together” questions American ideals through exhibits on democracy, religion, diversity and more Fri, 30 Jun 2017 18:43:18 +000012 Unique Ways to Experience Armenia Off the Beaten Path Fri, 30 Jun 2017 18:34:19 +0000Why This Composer Made Melodies Out of Mountainsides forgotten Armenian musicologist literally drew the landscapes into his folksong scoresFri, 30 Jun 2017 16:22:03 +0000Five Augmented Reality Experiences That Bring Museum Exhibits to Life features allow visitors to explore historical spaces and artifacts in new waysThu, 29 Jun 2017 18:45:10 +0000The Pioneering Androgyny of Classic Hollywood Star Marlene Dietrich film icon embraced bisexuality, glamorous mystique and provocationThu, 29 Jun 2017 18:04:16 +0000A Pittsburgh Church Holds the Greatest Collection of Relics Outside of the Vatican Behold the treasures of this tiny neighborhood churchThu, 29 Jun 2017 15:00:00 +0000New Exhibition Asks “What Kind of Nation Do We Want to Be?” American History Museum opens a trio of timely new shows on democracy, religion and immigrationThu, 29 Jun 2017 14:27:18 +0000See Yerevan Through a Local's Lens Kankanyan's visual journals offer a view into Armenia's capital that most travelers don't seeWed, 28 Jun 2017 20:29:40 +0000This Summer, Try Termite Chocolate Sprinkles on Your Ice Cream’s Insectarium invites visitors to dine on insects as part of a special menuWed, 28 Jun 2017 15:44:06 +0000Muralist Nicolas Party Samples Great Artists of the Past Like a Visual DJ Hirshhorn's installation, inspired by Barack Obama’s “sun will rise” promise of continuity, highlights fantasy landscapes, beauty of nature Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:00:00 +0000Seattle’s Space Needle Is Getting a Makeover to Enhance Panoramic Views Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:41:24 +0000Which Books Do Americans Take on Vacation? city-by-city breakdown uncovered some surprisesTue, 27 Jun 2017 15:00:00 +0000What Makes Salt Water Taffy the Perfect Summer Candy? first families of the sugary treat stir up another season of making history by the bite Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:00:00 +0000Trace Martin Luther's Footsteps Through Germany’s 500 years since the start of the Protestant Reformation—here’s what you can still see todayMon, 26 Jun 2017 19:52:56 +0000The Army Veteran Who Became the First to Hike the Entire Appalachian Trail journal and hiking boots are in the Smithsonian's National Museum of American HistoryMon, 26 Jun 2017 15:00:00 +0000This 155-mile Hike Through the Pyrenees Merges Contemporary Art With Spain's Stunning Landscapes art project of the Contemporary Art Center Nau Côclea brings artists and audiences together on a cultural pilgrimageFri, 23 Jun 2017 18:59:45 +0000A Guided Tour of Australia's Blue Mountains Follows Ancient Aboriginal Songlines Muru’s walkabouts to sacred sites teach visitors about Darug cultureFri, 23 Jun 2017 15:38:30 +0000The Story Behind the World’s Largest Watercolor Painting massive artwork marks the opening of the MASS MoCA's new 130,000-square-foot wing, which makes it the largest contemporary art museum in the U.S.Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:37:11 +0000Secret Tunnels Under London, Once Used to Hide Art During WWI, Open to the Public for the First Time the 6.5-mile-long network of hidden mail tunnels starting this JulyWed, 21 Jun 2017 15:36:37 +0000Natural Phenomenon Creates Awesome Waterslide at Great Sand Dunes National Park spring and early summer, melting snow creates waves in ColoradoTue, 20 Jun 2017 15:35:28 +0000Come for the Bug Eating and Get a Lesson in Humanity from Andrew Zimmern Q&A with the Travel Channel’s 'Bizarre Foods' ChefMon, 19 Jun 2017 13:00:00 +0000