Travel | Smithsonian feed for TravelenThu, 20 Oct 2016 12:30:00 +0000Finders, Keepers: Five of the Best Places to Go Gem Hunting in the U.S. diamonds to emeralds, the United States is full of buried blingFri, 23 Sep 2016 19:39:17 +0000Six Places on Earth That Scientists Say Look Like Other Planets eerie resemblance these locales have to Mars and beyond has attracted researchers for yearsThu, 20 Oct 2016 12:30:00 +0000This Champion Pumpkin Weighs More Than a U-Haul the annual Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Weigh-In, a pumpkin weighing 1,910 pounds took the crownWed, 19 Oct 2016 16:11:05 +0000Homage to Havana Smithsonian director ponders the allure of Cuba's capital cityTue, 18 Oct 2016 16:08:25 +0000Beneath a Mountain in Switzerland Lies the World’s Longest Shortcut massive structure, running 35.4 miles through the Alps, begins full operations this DecemberTue, 18 Oct 2016 15:00:00 +0000The New Nightspots Transforming Havana's Social Scene is rapidly replacing gritty in many of Havana's newly imagined gathering spotsMon, 17 Oct 2016 23:03:01 +0000Ajiaco, Cuba in a Cauldron origins in the island’s oldest culture, <i>ajiaco</i> is a stew that adapts to the timesFri, 14 Oct 2016 17:27:03 +0000At the New “Slavery and Freedom” Show, a Mother Finds an Empowering Message for Her Young Daughters child's shackles, a whip, and an auction block deliver a visceral experience of slaveryFri, 14 Oct 2016 14:27:40 +0000Photos: Giant Chinese Lantern Sculptures Light Up Spokane month brings a world of colorful light to WashingtonFri, 14 Oct 2016 13:15:00 +0000Behind the Scenes at the National Zoo With the World’s Most Dangerous Bird zoo's cassowary “still has that mysterious aura about her—that prehistoric, dinosaur-walking-through-the-rainforest-quality."Fri, 07 Oct 2016 16:39:56 +0000Mapping the World's Great Cities in a Most Unusual, Yet Visually Arresting, Fashion urban planner, part cartographer, sculptor Norwood Viviano uses state-of-the-art mapping tools to make powerful works of art Fri, 07 Oct 2016 13:27:42 +0000Discover Cuba's Unspoiled Shores in part to government conservation efforts, Cuba's 3,500 miles of coastline are a wealth of beauty and historyThu, 06 Oct 2016 19:15:22 +0000What to Read, Watch and Download Before Your Trip to Cuba before you goThu, 06 Oct 2016 19:12:45 +0000Traveling to Cuba? Here's What You Need to Know travel between Cuba and the U.S. is now possible, restrictions remain in placeThu, 06 Oct 2016 19:12:08 +0000Havana's Hidden Architectural Gems city's eclectic architecture is both extraordinary and imperiledThu, 06 Oct 2016 19:10:55 +0000Smithsonian Journeys Travel Quarterly: Cuba Cuba in a new lightThu, 06 Oct 2016 19:08:48 +0000Beautiful Photos from America’s Six Least-Visited National Parks parks are less popular, but no less spectacularWed, 05 Oct 2016 16:26:27 +0000Eight Places to See Amazing Fall Foliage Outside of New England blazes in these off-the-beaten-path locationsTue, 04 Oct 2016 18:59:55 +0000This Game of Monopoly Is Made Entirely of Clay Morgin’s playful illusions explore ideas of abandonment and the American dreamTue, 04 Oct 2016 14:44:02 +0000Bones and Blood Lurk Within These Stunning Works of Art Jennifer Trask sees a rich backstory in her materials Mon, 03 Oct 2016 16:00:00 +0000Steven Young Lee Crafts Perfectly Imperfect Pottery trained, this artist makes works that look woefully brokenMon, 03 Oct 2016 14:51:04 +0000Nine Places Where You Can Still See Wheel Tracks from the Oregon Trail legendary trail has carved itself into American history—and, in some places, into the earth itselfMon, 03 Oct 2016 14:50:17 +0000How Did Smithsonian Curators Pack 200 Years of African-American Culture in One Exhibition? curators of the Cultural Expressions exhibition collected stories and artifacts and brilliantly packed 200 years into one round roomFri, 30 Sep 2016 18:20:48 +0000A Photographer's 40,000-Mile Journey to Find What Peace Means to Americans Noltner has driven across the country in an effort to document the many definitions of peaceFri, 30 Sep 2016 12:05:00 +0000Go Waist Deep Into the Largest Sunflower Farm in Northern Taiwan season is in full bloom in TaoyuanFri, 30 Sep 2016 11:00:00 +0000The Hyperreal Magnetism of the Truly Huge "Big Man" Ron Mueck's showstopper returns to the exhibition floorThu, 29 Sep 2016 15:31:23 +0000The Burmese Monument That Appears to Defy Gravity the peak of Mount Kyaiktiyo is a mind-bending Buddhist monument: a 25-foot rock that balances precariously on the edge of a cliffWed, 28 Sep 2016 14:14:41 +0000In the Early 19th Century, Firefighters Fought Fires ... and Each Other fires in early America was about community, property and rivalryTue, 27 Sep 2016 17:44:30 +0000From Star Trek to Killer Baby Unicorns, Five Over-the-Top Themed Corn Mazes to Visit This Fall Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:43:52 +0000Live: Watch the National Museum of African American History and Culture Grand Opening Dedication Ceremony the live stream of today's museum opening Sat, 24 Sep 2016 15:25:40 +0000What You Need to Know About the September 24 NMAAHC Grand Opening Passes are all gone for today, but there is plenty to see and do on the National MallSat, 24 Sep 2016 14:07:34 +0000Two Hungry Reporters Dig Into the Sweet Home Café at the African American History Museum're still digesting the rich narrative—but mostly, the Georgia shrimp and Anson Mills stone ground gritsFri, 23 Sep 2016 21:03:49 +0000The New Exhibition on Black Music Could Give Other Museums a Run for Their Money collections in the show "Musical Crossroads" at the African American History Museum are near encyclopedic in their scopeThu, 22 Sep 2016 19:56:18 +0000How a Two-Time Iditarod Racer Fell in Love With Dogsledding one in mushing class: Don’t let go!Thu, 22 Sep 2016 19:01:08 +0000Trace a Watery Path Through Taiwan's Lush Landscape's a reason river tracing has become the country's newest adventure crazeThu, 22 Sep 2016 11:00:00 +0000This Farm Harvests Spider Webs for Art's Spider Web Farm is Vermont’s original "web site"Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:15:11 +0000How Cuba Remembers Its Revolutionary Past and Present the 60th anniversary of Fidel Castro’s secret landing on Cuba’s southern shore, our man in Havana journeys into the island’s rebel heartWed, 21 Sep 2016 15:04:19 +0000Myth and Reason on the Mexican Border renowned travel writer journeys the length of the U.S.-Mexico border to get a firsthand look at life along the blurry 2,000-mile lineWed, 21 Sep 2016 15:00:00 +0000Where to See Thousands of Fluttering Butterflies in Taiwan's a reason Taiwan is known as the "butterfly kingdom"Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:54:30 +0000The Sordid History of Mount Rushmore sculptor behind the American landmark had some unseemly ties to white supremacy groupsTue, 20 Sep 2016 15:00:00 +0000Visiting Melting Glaciers Can Be Profound. But Is It Morally Wrong? to weigh the moral costs of your climate change tourTue, 20 Sep 2016 13:11:36 +0000Find Out Why Boudin Is Louisiana's Most Famous Sausage state is studded with shrines to the rice-filled pork treatFri, 16 Sep 2016 17:48:27 +0000American Safaris: Where to See the Biggest Mammals in the U.S. wild for the United States' largest mammals and take an American SafariFri, 16 Sep 2016 17:43:01 +0000Top Destinations for the Cultural Traveler: Tunisia Thu, 15 Sep 2016 20:30:39 +0000Exclusive Photography From Inside the African American History Museum Offers a Hint of What Is to Come photographer Jason Flakes brings his unique lens to the Smithsonian's brand new museumWed, 14 Sep 2016 21:32:30 +0000Visit the Site of the Biggest Witch Trial in History 7,000 people were accused of witchcraft in Basque SpainWed, 14 Sep 2016 18:50:54 +0000Inside Hong Kong’s Annual Milk Tea Competition Wed, 14 Sep 2016 18:50:22 +0000Brazil's Most Dangerous Landing Strip among pilots, Runway 35-L at Congonhas airport is a short, tight and tricky place to landWed, 14 Sep 2016 12:00:00 +0000The Motorcycle That Rode the Tsunami Harley, washed out to sea, traveled more than 4,000 miles to its current homeMon, 12 Sep 2016 17:31:43 +0000American Drivers Have Bicyclists to Thank for a Smooth Ride to Work elites with a fancy hobby teamed up with rural farmers in a movement that transformed the nationMon, 12 Sep 2016 12:25:42 +0000These Rarely Seen Photographs Are a Who's Who of the Harlem Renaissance Van Vechten captured and archived images of most of the era’s great artists, musicians and thought leadersFri, 09 Sep 2016 14:07:18 +0000The Musical Lineup for the Opening of the African American History Museum Is Announced and It's Great 'Freedom Sounds' Festival includes D.C. Go-Go band Experience Unlimited, Public Enemy, The Roots, Living Colour and moreThu, 08 Sep 2016 17:27:58 +0000These Photos of Deconstructed Devices Reveal Their Hidden Beauty Todd McLellan finds marvel in blowing out the mundaneThu, 08 Sep 2016 14:23:57 +0000These 12 New Museum Exhibitions Are Fall Must-Sees heads, punk rock and robots make for an action-packed autumnThu, 08 Sep 2016 14:00:26 +0000How the Olympic Mountains Got Their Name 1788, a British mariner passed by the majestic mountains of northwest Washington. The peaks seemed the perfect dwelling place for Greek godsThu, 08 Sep 2016 13:20:14 +0000Remembering 9/11, From a Scrawled Note to a Scrap of Fuselage objects both ordinary and extraordinary help us reflect on the devastationThu, 08 Sep 2016 13:00:00 +0000Beneath This Medieval German Town Lie Over 25 Miles of Forgotten Tunnels beneath the surface of OppenheimWed, 07 Sep 2016 16:53:44 +0000For Nearly 150 Years, This One House Told a Novel Story About the African-American Experience view in the new museum, the woodframe dwelling evokes the aspirations and limitations of the era following enslavementWed, 07 Sep 2016 13:00:00 +0000Witness a Real-Life Wild West Buffalo Roundup one day only, the old West lives on in South Dakota's Custer State ParkTue, 06 Sep 2016 18:29:05 +0000Life Aboard a Renovated World War II Tugboat help from friends, a transplanted Philadelphian embarks on a voyage of discovery through Alaska's watersMon, 05 Sep 2016 12:05:00 +0000In a Remote Alaskan Town, a Centuries-Old Russian Faith Thrives of Nikolaevsk remain true to the traditions of their ancestors, who fled religious persecution in the 17th-centuryFri, 02 Sep 2016 13:50:16 +0000You Can Thank Scientists for the National Park System conservation research and scientific expeditions laid the groundwork and helped to convince the public national parks were a good ideaThu, 01 Sep 2016 12:44:35 +0000Take an Interactive Tour of the National Museum of African American History and Culture to expect when you visit the Smithsonian’s newest museumWed, 31 Aug 2016 14:55:57 +0000How to Get Timed-Entry Passes for National Museum of African American History and Culture's finally time to plan your trip to NMAAHCFri, 26 Aug 2016 20:00:38 +0000Norway Wants to Give Finland a Mountain the country succeeds, it will be the world's best 100th-birthday gift Fri, 26 Aug 2016 13:00:00 +0000This Is What 3,000 Photos of Teddy Bears Look Like exhibition at The New Museum takes collection obsession to an over-the-top (but adorable) extremeThu, 25 Aug 2016 17:32:09 +0000Here’s an Ingeniously Simple Method for Making Bakailaoa Pil-pilean, the Traditional Basque Meal the lessons that the Basque chefs taught at this summer’s Folklife Festival Thu, 25 Aug 2016 17:20:13 +0000From Our Photo Contest: Soak Up the Beauty of America's National Parks marks the 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service. Enjoy these standout images submitted by our photo communityThu, 25 Aug 2016 10:30:00 +0000