Travel | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/travel/RSS feed for TravelenTue, 09 Feb 2016 17:20:00 +0000These Unusual Border Crossings Are Worth the Waithttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/explore-some-of-the-worlds-weirdest-border-crossings-180957888/From mountains to cafes, the world is full of strange and beautiful ways to cross into other countries Tue, 09 Feb 2016 17:20:00 +0000Mind (and Body) Bending Photos Pay Homage to Yoga's Classical Lineagehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/photos-yoga-origins-lineage-india-michael-oneill-book-taschen-smithsonian-journeys-travel-quarterly-180958067/Photographer Michael O'Neill spent a decade documenting the practice that saved his lifeTue, 09 Feb 2016 15:51:32 +0000Bite Back Against Invasive Species at Your Next Mealhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/indulge-invasive-species-restaurants-across-country-180957899/From seaweed to lionfish, invasive species are appearing on menus throughout the U.S.Tue, 09 Feb 2016 14:20:00 +0000Looking for a Winter Getaway? Visit the Sunniest Place on Earthhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/looking-winter-getaway-its-always-sunny-yuma-arizona-180957984/A literal oasis in the desert, Yuma, Arizona, the “winter vegetable capital of the world,” offers a warm welcomeTue, 09 Feb 2016 13:30:00 +0000Wyoming Is Turning a Former Cold War Nuclear Missile Site Into a Tourist Attractionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonianmag/wyoming-is-turning-a-former-nuclear-site-into-a-tourist-attraction-180957868/The U.S. Air Force is working to recreate a Cold War stronghold Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:30:00 +0000One Man's Epic Rail Journey to the Darjeeling Himalayahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/darjeeling-himalayan-railway-francis-baird-adventurer-trek-lachen-north-sikkim-india-tibet-180958045/A grandson retraces adventurer Francis K.I. Baird's mysterious trek to a remote village near the India-Tibet borderFri, 05 Feb 2016 20:54:38 +0000Otherworldly Photos From Inside One of the World's Largest River Caveshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/Explore-Laos-Tham-Khoun-Xe-Cave-With-Adventure-Photographer-Ryan-Deboodt-180957957/Studded with cave pearls and home to elusive giant spiders, this cave is one of Laos' hidden treasuresFri, 05 Feb 2016 15:21:43 +0000Nine Unique Gifts You Should Buy in Delhihttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/delhi-india-9-things-luxury-items-gift-guide-180957973/ Wed, 03 Feb 2016 18:27:04 +0000Why Tomato Juice Tastes Better at 37,000 Feethttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/why-tomato-juice-tastes-better-at-37000-feet/e are four times more likely to order tomato juice on a flight than on the ground. Lufthansa wanted to find out why, so they conducted a taste test Wed, 03 Feb 2016 18:27:00 +0000Opening Day for the New African American History Museum Is Announcedhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/opening-day-new-national-museum-african-american-history-and-culture-announced-180958014/Thirteen years in the making, the museum says it will open its doors September 24, 2016Tue, 02 Feb 2016 17:01:56 +0000The Remarkable Cave Temples of Southern India http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/remarkable-cave-temples-architecture-nagara-dravidian-southern-india-deccan-chalukya-180957971/Deccan's intricate monuments, many of which are carved into cliffs, date back to the sixth centuryMon, 01 Feb 2016 21:55:44 +0000Get Stuck on New York's Pop Culture With These Historic Stampshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/get-stuck-new-york-pop-culture-historic-stamps-180957892/A new exhibition at the National Postal Museum spotlights Gotham’s cultural impact Fri, 29 Jan 2016 15:58:50 +0000The Beautiful Life Hacks in Hong Kong's Back Alleyshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/beautiful-life-hacks-hong-kongs-back-alleys-180957963/In a new book, photographer Michael Wolf captures the ways inhabitants of the ultra-dense city carve personal space out of grim alleywaysFri, 29 Jan 2016 15:18:42 +0000The Prehistoric Buzz Shark Has a Modern-Day Hero in Artist Ray Trollhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/prehistoric-buzz-shark-has-modern-day-hero-artist-ray-troll-180957923/How an Alaska-based artist helped solve a mystery that baffled paleontologists for over a centuryFri, 29 Jan 2016 14:00:00 +0000Open Range Meets Open Mic at the National Cowboy Poetry Gatheringhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/learn-about-life-ranch-through-cowboy-poetry-180957947/Every year, the world's best cowboy poets gather in Elko, NevadaFri, 29 Jan 2016 13:30:00 +0000The World's Most Scenic Train Rideshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/worlds-most-scenic-train-rides-180957938/These train rides offer passengers views of some of the world's most stunning landscapesThu, 28 Jan 2016 19:16:35 +0000Here's How You Squeeze the Biggest Dinosaur Into a New York City Museumhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/heres-how-you-squeeze-biggest-dinosaur-new-york-city-museum-180957955/A team of specialists had to get creative to mount a towering Titanosaur inside the American Museum of Natural HistoryThu, 28 Jan 2016 14:00:00 +000012 Secrets of New York's Central Parkhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/12-secrets-new-yorks-central-park-180957937/Learn some little-known facts about this NYC landmarkWed, 27 Jan 2016 19:14:44 +0000Explore the "Magic Towns" of Mexicohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/meet-some-mexicos-newest-magic-towns-180957870/History and legend collide in Mexico’s Pueblos MágicosTue, 26 Jan 2016 19:13:08 +0000When America’s Titans of Industry and Innovation Went Road-Tripping Togetherhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/when-americas-titans-industry-and-innovation-went-road-tripping-together-180957924/Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and their friends traveled the country in Model Ts, creating the Great American road trip in the processTue, 26 Jan 2016 14:00:00 +0000Zoo Keepers Hunkered Down with the Animals and Bei Bei Got to Play in the Snow (Photos)http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/national-zoo-keepers-hunkered-down-bei-bei-snow-180957920/A few animals got to play outside yesterday, while keepers watched over conditions and took extra precautionsSat, 23 Jan 2016 11:57:59 +0000Why You Should Visit Europe's Two New Capitals of Culturehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/what-you-need-to-know-about-2016s-european-capitals-of-culture-180957822/Wroclaw, Poland and San Sebastian, Spain just joined the EU list—and for good reasonFri, 22 Jan 2016 16:00:00 +0000The Airport Animal Lounge You've Never Heard Ofhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/the-airport-animal-lounge-youve-never-heard-of/In large airports like Frankfurt's, there is one building you'll probably never see inside, until now. Take a peek at the Animal LoungeFri, 22 Jan 2016 15:12:04 +0000Meet India's Dinosaur Princesshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/balasinor-dinosaur-fossil-park-raiyoli-gujarat-india-princess-aaliya-sultana-babi-180957798/Aaliya Sultana Babi is doing everything in her power to protect and promote India's most significant fossil parkThu, 21 Jan 2016 17:21:54 +0000The Fall and Rise of a Modern Maharajahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/royal-palaces-maharaja-culture-india-180957796/Born to a palace but stripped of his livelihood in the 1970s, Gaj Singh II created a new life dedicated to preserving royal RajasthanThu, 21 Jan 2016 15:44:41 +0000Smithsonian Journeys Travel Quarterly: Indiahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/smithsonian-journeys-travel-quarterly-india-180957864/Discover India with our new Smithsonian Journeys Travel QuarterlyThu, 21 Jan 2016 15:44:14 +0000Local Lens: Life on the Streets of Old Delhihttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/old-delhi-india-arjun-chhabra-instagram-photographer-visual-journals-local-lens-180957876/Instagram photographer Arjun Chhabra captures raw moments in the city's alleyways and courtyardsThu, 21 Jan 2016 15:42:29 +0000Looking for Delicious, Authentic Cooking in India? Head to a Truck Stophttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/roadside-highway-dining-india-dhaba-cuisine-tradition-180957795/Known as dhabas, these roadside eateries serving classic meals offer a glimpse into India's culture and customsThu, 21 Jan 2016 15:41:01 +0000A Detachable Airplane Cabin and Other Strange Aviation Ideashttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/detachable-airplane-cabin-and-other-strange-aviation-ideas-180957878/A recently unveiled concept for a removable, parachute-equipped airplane cabin is only the latest in a long line of far-out designsThu, 21 Jan 2016 14:00:00 +0000The Bumpy Road to Luxury Travel in Indiahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-bumpy-road-to-luxury-travel/Roads throughout India that were originally intended for elephants, horses and camels didn't provide a smooth ride for the maharajas' Rolls-RoyceWed, 20 Jan 2016 19:23:55 +0000Walk the World's Most Meditative Labyrinthshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/walk-worlds-meditative-labyrinths-180957823/History meets harmony on these time-worn pathsWed, 20 Jan 2016 17:00:58 +0000Is Ai Weiwei the Andy Warhol of Our Time?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/ai-weiwei-andy-warhol-our-time-180957806/A new exhibition in Melbourne delves into the connections between the artists who define their generationsTue, 19 Jan 2016 15:54:55 +0000Immerse Yourself in the World's Most Breathtaking Bathshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/put-these-hot-tubs-your-bucket-list-180957814/From ice-encrusted hot tubs to baths made of beer, don't miss these six spectacular soaksFri, 15 Jan 2016 16:18:18 +0000What Makes Tucson Deserving of the Title of the United States' First Capital of Gastronomy http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/introducing-americas-first-capital-gastronomy-180957793/The Arizona city joins Unesco's growing list of "Creative Cities"Wed, 13 Jan 2016 17:13:02 +0000Portraits of Canada’s Ice Fishing Hutshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/portraits-canadas-ice-fishing-huts-180957794/Take a look at some of Canada's coziest ice fishing hutsWed, 13 Jan 2016 16:46:00 +0000Go Behind the Scenes at America's Most Lucrative Elvis Presley Tribute Contesthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/right-way-experience-elvis-tribute-artist-contest-180957755/Get all shook up with the winners of this year's Tribute to the KingFri, 08 Jan 2016 15:07:29 +0000Visit These Ten Sites Celebrating Major Anniversaries in 2016http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/ten-important-anniversaries-for-2016-180957711/From Winnie the Pooh's 90th birthday to the National Park Service's centennial, you won't want to miss out on these once-in-a-lifetime eventsThu, 07 Jan 2016 19:07:41 +0000This Mobster Museum Was Once One of New York City's Most Notorious Speakeasieshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/mobster-museum-speakeasy-180957704/See shell casings from Bonnie and Clyde's final shoot out and John Dillinger's death mask in the Museum of the American Gangster's unusual collectionWed, 06 Jan 2016 18:22:56 +0000Why Robert Redford Loves America's National Parkshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/robert-redford-national-parks-180957681/The famed actor and director celebrates the great outdoors of the United States in a new dcoumentaryWed, 06 Jan 2016 18:17:57 +0000Seven of the Most Innovative Gyms in the Worldhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/seven-most-innovative-gyms-world-180957722/Go way beyond free weights and stationary bikes at these clever workout facilitiesWed, 06 Jan 2016 17:43:26 +0000A Journey to the Oldest Cave Paintings in the Worldhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/journey-oldest-cave-paintings-world-180957685/The discovery in a remote part of Indonesia has scholars rethinking the origins of art—and of humanityWed, 06 Jan 2016 17:35:20 +0000New Exhibition Featuring Picasso, O'Keeffe, Hopper and Many Others Brings Modernism Into Focushttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/new-exhibition-featuring-picasso-okeeffe-hopper-others-modernism-focus-180957643/The artistic risk and adventure of 20th-century modernism is explored at the Smithsonian American Art MuseumTue, 05 Jan 2016 16:37:29 +0000Twelve New Museums to Visit in 2016http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/twelve-new-museums-2016-180957646/Whether you're a fossil hunter, a history buff or a basketball fan, you won't want to miss these 12 must-see museums in the new yearThu, 31 Dec 2015 20:56:45 +0000Seven Must-See Museums in Austria http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/seven-must-see-museums-austria-180957381/Art, music and open-air delightsThu, 31 Dec 2015 14:32:32 +0000How Native American Artist Fritz Scholder Forever Changed the Art Worldhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/fritz-scholder-native-american-artist-art-world-180957655/An exhibit in Denver looks at why we should all be grateful that Scholder broke his wordTue, 29 Dec 2015 14:44:06 +0000An Underwater Museum in Egypt Could Bring Thousands of Sunken Relics Into Viewhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/underwater-museum-egypt-could-bring-thousands-sunken-relics-into-view-180957645/The proposed site might revive tourism in Alexandria and also further research into the ancient ruinsTue, 29 Dec 2015 14:00:00 +0000All the World's a Frozen Sculpture at China's Ice and Snow Festivalhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/ice-and-snow-world-lights-china-180957635/Thousands flock to one of the country's coldest regions to see the stunning displaysThu, 24 Dec 2015 15:04:07 +0000The Enduring Mystique of the Venetian Lagoonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/mystique-venice-lagoon-180956871/Among islands barely emerging from the water, you find yourself in an ageless worldWed, 23 Dec 2015 19:04:52 +0000Giant Christmas Displays Are Taking Over Malls Throughout Asiahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/giant-christmas-displays-are-taking-over-malls-throughout-asia-180957604/These malls know how to get into the holiday spiritWed, 23 Dec 2015 16:32:34 +0000The History of D.C.'s Epic and Unfinished Struggle for Representation and Self-Governancehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-washington-dc-defined-its-epic-struggle-for-representation-180957613/Control of the federal city was long dictated by Congress until residents took a stand beginning in the 1960sWed, 23 Dec 2015 15:25:21 +0000Our Top Ten Stories of 2015http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/our-top-10-stories-2015-180957623/From treasures buried in glaciers to the racial history of a vanished city in Oregon, here are the most-read stories on Smithsonian.com this yearWed, 23 Dec 2015 13:58:32 +0000From Teeth to Toilets, This Dazzling Exhibit of Gold Artifacts Has the Midas Touch http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/all-gold-exhibition-180957489/An exhibit at New York City's Museum of American Finance tracks the allure of gold through the centuriesTue, 22 Dec 2015 20:07:53 +0000Afghanistan’s Artisans Are Experiencing a New Age of Recognition and Prosperity http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/afghanistans-artisans-are-experiencing-new-age-recognition-and-prosperity-180957492/Named for a lost city, Turquoise Mountain, an organization that is reviving an ancient craft industry, is bringing artists to the SmithsonianFri, 18 Dec 2015 15:36:27 +0000Behold: The World's Largest (Three-Ton) Gingerbread Villagehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/this-is-the-worlds-largest-gingerbread-village-180957560/Experience the glory of GingerBread LaneFri, 18 Dec 2015 13:47:24 +0000How the Smithsonian Hopes to Turn Infants, Toddlers and Young Children Into Museumgoershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/smithsonian-opens-wonderplace-youngest-museum-visitors-180957555/The National Museum of American History opens its new "Wonderplace," a space for the youngest members of the familyThu, 17 Dec 2015 16:30:29 +0000These Are the "Star Wars" Exhibitions You Are Looking Forhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/star-wars-exhibitions-180957538/Grab your light saber and celebrate the art of the movie series at museums around the worldThu, 17 Dec 2015 15:36:14 +0000Cuba’s Fascinating Babalú-Ayé Procession Honors African and Catholic Traditionshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/cubas-fascinating-december-holiday-honors-african-and-catholic-traditions-180957553/On December 17, Cubans perform a ritual pilgrimage for a powerful deity that can bring good health or can take it awayWed, 16 Dec 2015 16:39:59 +0000Illegal in Iceland: Quirky Bans From the Land of Fire and Icehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/illegal-in-iceland-180957521/From historical bans on Basques to modern-day naming restrictions, Iceland's laws leave a lasting impressionWed, 16 Dec 2015 15:03:42 +0000A Renowned, But Forgotten, 17th-Century Japanese Artist Is Once Again Making Waveshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/renowned-forgotten-japanese-artist-making-waves-180957491/Long neglected, the 17th-century Japanese artist Tawaraya Sōtatsu influenced Western art 400 years laterTue, 15 Dec 2015 15:42:23 +0000