Travel | Smithsonian feed for TravelenFri, 19 Sep 2014 12:40:00 +0000Best Places to Celebrate Oktoberfest Other Than Munich drinking beer and eating schnitzel alongside 6 million people doesn't appeal to you, here are places to celebrate while avoiding Munich's crowdsFri, 19 Sep 2014 12:40:00 +0000Why is Ai Weiwei Breaking Into Alcatraz?'s most controversial artist selected America's most notorious prison as the home for his new showThu, 18 Sep 2014 13:54:34 +0000Maine's Most Interesting Lighthouses, poetry and alien encounters: The lighthouses dotting Maine's coast pack a double punch of beauty and historyFri, 12 Sep 2014 14:48:24 +0000Frank Gehry’s Biomuseo in Panama, Finally Open for Business eye-popping structure devoted to the nation’s vibrant ecosystems makes its grand debutThu, 11 Sep 2014 18:12:13 +0000Google Street View Brings Egypt's Pyramids To A Computer Near You ancient citadels to the Great Sphinx, you can now explore Egypt's wonders in the digital worldWed, 10 Sep 2014 09:00:00 +0000Explore 50 Wilderness Areas Across America celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, explore 50 different wilderness areas around the countryWed, 03 Sep 2014 20:53:12 +000010 Historic Canal Towns to Visit That Aren't Venice might be the most famous town to feature picturesque waterways, but beautiful canals can be found all over the globeThu, 28 Aug 2014 18:49:24 +0000Photos from La Tomatina, the World's Biggest Food Fight the last Wednesday of August each year, a small Spanish town erupts into a food fight featuring tomato-throwing Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:49:52 +0000The World's Most Colorful Beaches green sand to glass, here are some of the most eye-popping beaches around the worldTue, 26 Aug 2014 15:29:55 +0000Commemorate the War of 1812 With These Bicentennial Events new insight into the events of 1814 by attending these reenactments, concerts, walking tours and mealsFri, 22 Aug 2014 15:57:39 +0000Amid the Heated Debates, Iraqi Immigrants Struggle to Make a Living in Arizona Familiar fare—qeema, biryani, dolma—offers comfort to the thousands of refugees starting life over in PhoenixThu, 21 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000A Carpet of 750,000 Flowers Blooms in Belgium celebrate the 50th anniversary of Turkish workers' migrating to Belgium, a colorful flower carpet has bloomed in BrusselsFri, 15 Aug 2014 19:42:06 +0000Save the Sharks By Swimming With Them is helping promote shark conservation around the world—while also boosting local economies.Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:17:44 +0000Paris Brings the Beach to the Banks of the Seine the summer months, the French capital usually empties out, but the city is hoping to reverse the trend with these urban oasesTue, 12 Aug 2014 15:43:22 +0000Can Eco-Conscious Travelers Do Anything To Fly Green? carbon offsets won't stop global warming, but if you're traveling, it's your best individual option for reducing your carbon footprintMon, 11 Aug 2014 17:51:53 +0000Inspiring Photos of the Biggest, Brightest Supermoon of 2014 your eyes on these snapshots from around the worldMon, 11 Aug 2014 17:23:13 +0000Ride Taiwan's "Sunrise Train" into a Sea of Clouds miraculous feat of engineering, the Alishan Forest Railway carries passengers to a land of world-class tea and sought-after sunrisesFri, 08 Aug 2014 17:28:15 +0000Baboquivari Peak Wilderness desert, rock climbing, splendid vistasSun, 03 Aug 2014 21:23:52 +0000Wrangell – Saint Elias Wilderness, glaciers, World Heritage SiteSun, 03 Aug 2014 20:57:41 +0000Seney National Wildlife Refuge bogs, sand dune islands and carnivorous plantsSun, 03 Aug 2014 20:42:34 +0000Teton Wilderness continental divide, wild rivers and grey wolvesSun, 03 Aug 2014 17:55:32 +0000Gaylord Nelson Wilderness sandscapes, boreal forest and wild gameSun, 03 Aug 2014 17:52:41 +0000Dolly Sods Wilderness plains, upland bogs and a variety of floraSun, 03 Aug 2014 17:50:20 +0000Alpine Lakes Wilderness forests, outstanding rock-climbing and scenic lakesSun, 03 Aug 2014 17:44:55 +0000Ramsey's Draft Wilderness migrant birds, mountain biking and brook troutSun, 03 Aug 2014 17:41:56 +0000Breadloaf Wilderness Range, the Norske Trail, moose and black bearsSun, 03 Aug 2014 17:38:44 +0000High Uintas Wilderness ecosystem, numerous birds and colorful quartziteSun, 03 Aug 2014 17:36:09 +0000Guadalupe Mountains Wilderness fossil reef, rough hiking and extreme weatherSun, 03 Aug 2014 17:32:33 +0000Citico Creek Wilderness forest, Unicoi Mountains and steep-walled valleysSun, 03 Aug 2014 17:29:16 +0000Badlands Wilderness, bighorn sheep, mixed-grass prairies and fossil-filled canyonsSun, 03 Aug 2014 17:23:46 +0000Congaree National Park Wilderness forests, Southeastern woodpeckers and floodplainsSun, 03 Aug 2014 17:20:09 +0000Allegheny Islands Wilderness islands, placid-water canoeing, turkey buzzards and songbirdsSun, 03 Aug 2014 17:17:05 +0000Kootznoowoo Wilderness bears, coastal forests, rocky spiresSun, 03 Aug 2014 17:04:37 +0000Sawtooth Wilderness air, jagged peaks and alpine lakesSun, 03 Aug 2014 17:01:19 +0000Opal Creek Wilderness mosses, ancient trees and scenic vantage pointsSun, 03 Aug 2014 17:00:11 +0000Charon's Garden Wilderness Area, Wichita Mountains, bison and granite canyonsSun, 03 Aug 2014 16:56:02 +0000West Sister Island hackberry trees, WWII history and great blue heronsSun, 03 Aug 2014 16:39:50 +0000Chase Lake Wilderness than 30,000 white pelicans and an isolated alkali lakeSun, 03 Aug 2014 16:36:14 +0000Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness forest, 60 miles of trail, herbaceous plantsSun, 03 Aug 2014 16:32:39 +0000Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness beaches, grassy wetlands and waterfowlSun, 03 Aug 2014 16:27:31 +0000Gila Wilderness mesas, juniper woodland, hot springsSun, 03 Aug 2014 16:23:59 +0000Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge wetlands, cattail marshes and rare bog turtlesSun, 03 Aug 2014 16:19:30 +0000Pemigewasset Wilderness views, ragged peaks and mixed forest of hardwood and coniferSun, 03 Aug 2014 15:39:18 +0000Death Valley Wilderness fields of shimmering sand dunes, nocturnal creatures and extreme temperaturesSun, 03 Aug 2014 15:35:47 +0000Fort Niobrara Wilderness sand hills, roaming bison, prairie and wooded valleysSun, 03 Aug 2014 15:25:51 +0000Gates of the Mountains Wilderness Lewis and Clark Trail, gray limestone and big horn sheepSun, 03 Aug 2014 15:19:58 +0000Hercules Glades Wilderness grassland, forested knobs and dogwood treesSun, 03 Aug 2014 15:10:51 +0000Black Creek Wilderness, red maples and white sand riverbanksSun, 03 Aug 2014 15:07:36 +0000Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness,175 lakes, Paleo-Indian culture and gray wolvesSun, 03 Aug 2014 15:03:50 +0000Sylvania Wilderness forests, lakes and sugar maples Sun, 03 Aug 2014 14:59:21 +0000Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore sand dunes, Lake Michigan shoreline, northern hardwoodSun, 03 Aug 2014 14:54:49 +0000Monomoy Wilderness birds, shifting sand dunes and hundreds of gray sealsSun, 03 Aug 2014 14:52:39 +0000Moosehorn (Baring Unit) Wilderness birds, wooded lakes and rolling hillsSun, 03 Aug 2014 14:42:48 +0000Caribou-Speckled Mountain Wilderness fall colors, moose and stunning vistasSun, 03 Aug 2014 14:38:47 +0000Breton Wilderness of seabirds, geologically young island formations and saltwater marshesSun, 03 Aug 2014 14:34:39 +0000Kisatchie Hills Wilderness mesas, steep cliffs and feral hogsSun, 03 Aug 2014 14:31:38 +0000Clifty Wilderness thickets, sandstone arches and scenic river vistasSun, 03 Aug 2014 14:27:22 +0000Charles C. Deam Wilderness Area streams and Karst topographySun, 03 Aug 2014 14:22:27 +0000Garden of the Gods Wilderness ridges, bird-watching, massive sandstone formations Sun, 03 Aug 2014 14:18:10 +0000Hells Canyon Wilderness river gorge, Seven Devils Mountains, ponderosa pineSun, 03 Aug 2014 13:40:23 +0000Hawaii Volcanoes Wilderness vents, Mauna Loa, shadeless lava fieldsSun, 03 Aug 2014 13:38:17 +0000Ellicott Rock Wilderness terrain, tall peaks, Wild and Scenic Chattooga RiverSun, 03 Aug 2014 13:35:05 +0000Marjory Stoneman Douglas Wilderness, Everglades National Park climates, pine rocklands, Florida pantherSun, 03 Aug 2014 13:31:13 +0000Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge Small, island, pelicansSun, 03 Aug 2014 13:22:31 +0000Lost Creek Wilderness sheep, spectacular rock formations, alpine foothillsSun, 03 Aug 2014 13:17:38 +0000Desolation Wilderness smooth, expansive, Pacific Crest TrailSun, 03 Aug 2014 13:14:36 +0000Dry Creek Wilderness bluffs, pine-hardwood forest, steep slopesSun, 03 Aug 2014 13:12:08 +0000For WWI Anniversary, the Tower of London Has Become Surrounded by a Sea of Poppies,246 red ceramic flowers encircle the landmark structure in remembrance of fallen soldiersFri, 01 Aug 2014 20:12:56 +0000The Winding History of the Maze the idea of getting lost in crooked pathways? Check out the National Building Museum's summer installationThu, 31 Jul 2014 21:31:29 +0000Beautiful Drone Video Captures Rarely Visited Area of Arizona's Vermilion Cliffs Tristan Greszko takes us on an aerial journey through the isolated White Pocket of Vermilion Cliffs National MonumentTue, 29 Jul 2014 17:57:02 +0000This Hiker Is Trying to Make It from Mexico to Canada in Just 59 Days and runners are trying to cover the country's longest, most iconic trails, faster than anyone ever has beforeTue, 29 Jul 2014 14:47:19 +0000How Do You Build the World's Tallest Water Slide? conceptualization to the first plunge, building the world's tallest water slide takes more trial-and-error than you might believeMon, 28 Jul 2014 15:09:01 +0000Airbus Demos A Near-Silent, Zero-Emission Plane E-Fan 2.0 is the first step on the road to all-electric and hybrid flightFri, 25 Jul 2014 19:39:14 +0000Surfers, Sunsets, and Dancing Girls: How Air Travel Came To Hawaii“Hawaii by Air” opens today at the National Air and Space Museum, tracing the history of air travel to America’s “most exotic state.”Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:05:53 +0000How to Plan the Most Beautiful Stroll Through a City team of researchers has used crowdsourcing to develop an algorithm that can map out the most eye-pleasing walksFri, 25 Jul 2014 16:03:37 +0000