Travel | Smithsonian feed for TravelenSun, 25 Jan 2015 19:24:34 +0000Craziest Airplane Cabins of the Future airplane cabin designs—both real and conceptual—show what might awaits 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 +0000One of the World's Largest Ice and Snow Carnivals Is Underway in China 31st Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival runs through February 25Mon, 05 Jan 2015 21:19:26 +0000Soon, You'll Be Able to Spend the Night on the Grounds of Downton Abbey February 13, interested parties can book a night (or two) in a lodge one mile from Highclere Castle, made famous by "Downton Abbey"Mon, 05 Jan 2015 13:29:34 +0000Get Inspired 2015 your year of travelThu, 01 Jan 2015 06:05:25 +0000From Possums to 200 Pounds of Bologna: Weird Things Cities Drop on New Year's Eve needs a ball? Cities get creative on New Year's Eve by dropping objects that reflect local products and cultureWed, 31 Dec 2014 15:21:44 +0000If You're a Thrill-Seeker, You Need to Visit This Place bungee jumping off the Royal Gorge Bridge to trekking up Pike's Peak on the Cog Railway, Colorado is the ultimate vacation destination for adventurersTue, 30 Dec 2014 16:28:52 +0000Our Top Stories of 2014 weird red waterfalls to the pleasures of small-town America, these were the most read articles on this year Fri, 26 Dec 2014 17:00:00 +0000Where Does Santa Live? The North Pole Isn't Always the Answer Claus is usually good news for tourism—but more than one place lays claim to his legendWed, 24 Dec 2014 16:06:43 +0000Stunning Black-and-White Photos of the Nazca Lines Ranney's photographs of the famous Nazca Lines show the mysterious geoglyphs from an unusual angle—eye-levelTue, 23 Dec 2014 20:00:00 +0000Las Parrandas de Remedios: Bright Lights Shine in Cuba's Oldest Festival the days before Christmas, Cuba erupts in a celebration of lightsTue, 23 Dec 2014 19:09:02 +0000The Most Beautiful Drone Travel Videos of 2014 was the year of the aerial drone travel video—here are some of the best of the bestThu, 18 Dec 2014 16:24:17 +0000Evotourism: Great Places to Celebrate Evolution Around the Globe lemurs to Neanderthals, here's our latest guide so you can travel the globe to enjoy what Darwin famously called "endless forms most beautiful"Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:26:13 +0000How Australia Put Evolution on Darwin’s Mind famous naturalist’s revolutionary theory first took shape not in the Galápagos but in the primeval Blue MountainsWed, 17 Dec 2014 19:00:00 +0000When Texas Was at the Bottom of the Sea hike to the “top of Texas,” the world’s most famous fossil reef, leads to a new sense of the sublimeWed, 17 Dec 2014 19:00:00 +0000Want to Excite Your Inner Dinosaur Fan? Pack Your Bags for Alberta’s badlands are the place to see fantastic dinosaur fossils (and kitsch)—and eye-opening new evidence about the eve of their fallWed, 17 Dec 2014 19:00:00 +0000Six Historic Trains That Embody the Holiday Spirit have always been a part of holiday celebrations—so why not hop aboard this season? Here are six seasonally appropriate rides to considerMon, 15 Dec 2014 13:07:42 +0000A Sea of Fog Completely Filled the Grand Canyon as total cloud inversion, the weather phenomenon is quite rare—and spectacularFri, 12 Dec 2014 18:08:41 +0000Christmas Markets Might Be the Best Reason to Spend the Holidays in Europe mulled wine to intricate ornaments, Europe's Christmas markets are a mix of food, goods and holiday cheerThu, 04 Dec 2014 15:11:02 +0000Rescuing Jorge Prelorán’s Films From Storage And Time Smithsonian’s Film Archives is reintroducing the world to the influential work of the Argentine-American filmmakerWed, 03 Dec 2014 22:48:36 +0000The Deadly Dilemma Facing Romania's Brown Bears the Carpathian Mountains, frustrated farmers and high-paying sport hunters are helping to set the highest bear hunting quotas yet allowedTue, 02 Dec 2014 14:00:00 +0000Haunting Drone Footage of Chernobyl Town"Postcards from Pripyat, Chernobyl" shows a drone's-eye view of the city nearly three decades after nuclear disasterMon, 01 Dec 2014 21:16:38 +0000