Travel | Smithsonian feed for TravelenThu, 28 Apr 2016 15:33:17 +0000Nine Unique Gifts to Buy in Vienna specialty fruit preserves to Habsburg figurines, Austria's capital has it allThu, 28 Apr 2016 15:33:17 +0000Japan Is Getting “Invisible” Trains That Blend into the Landscape the scenery just got even betterThu, 28 Apr 2016 14:15:00 +0000Grab Your Pitchfork and Take an "American Gothic"-Themed Road Trip drive through eastern Iowa is the best way to appreciate one of the country’s most famous imagesThu, 28 Apr 2016 13:42:39 +0000The Scientific Daredevils Who Made Yale's Peabody Museum a National Treasure an award-winning science writer dug into the backstory of this New Haven institute, he found a world of scientific derring-doThu, 28 Apr 2016 13:00:00 +000020 Must-See Places in Switzerland are the destinations you can't missWed, 27 Apr 2016 20:25:00 +0000Break Free in Freddie Mercury's Montreux the Swiss town where Queen's frontman recorded some of his greatest hits Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:05:57 +0000How to Yodel Like a Local Swiss tradition is much more than a simple yodel-ay-ee-ooooTue, 26 Apr 2016 17:35:24 +0000Replica of 'Psycho' House Opened on Museum Rooftop Metropolitan Museum of Art features a replica of Alfred Hitchcock's 'Psycho' houseTue, 26 Apr 2016 13:31:26 +0000Nikola Tesla's Struggle to Remain Relevant offbeat Belgrade museum reveals the many mysteries of the prolific, late-19th-century inventorMon, 25 Apr 2016 16:07:38 +0000Is Bratislava's Communist-Era Architecture Worth Preserving? residents of Slovakia's capital, Cold War structures recall a painful past Fri, 22 Apr 2016 17:48:28 +0000If You Want to See Thousands of Fireflies Light Up at Once, Head to the Great Smoky Mountains firefly mating ritual turns into a synchronized light showFri, 22 Apr 2016 17:04:10 +0000Discover the Real Ramen at a Shrine to Slurpy Noodles iconic dish has surprising regional rootsThu, 21 Apr 2016 18:39:44 +0000Here's Where You Can Hike a Glacier (Before They're Gone) on for five of the world's most stunning icecap experiencesWed, 20 Apr 2016 14:54:21 +0000Calling All Those in the Market for Skateboard Jewelry, Czech Marionettes or Other Quirky Crafts annual Smithsonian Craft Show features 120 of the best craft artisans from around the countryWed, 20 Apr 2016 14:21:24 +0000The 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2016 honor of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, our top picks this year are all towns close to America’s natural splendorsMon, 18 Apr 2016 15:46:25 +0000Mystery of the Varna Gold: What Caused These Ancient Societies to Disappear? found in prehistoric graves in Bulgaria is the first evidence of social hierarchy, but no one knows what caused the civilization's declineMon, 18 Apr 2016 12:05:26 +0000How the Danube Became a Multinational Power Source 1,770 miles from Germany's Black Forest to the coast of Romania, the river takes its character from the people and places it passesMon, 18 Apr 2016 12:00:00 +0000The Timeless Art of the Viennese Waltz reminder of past glory, the dance is birthright in ViennaMon, 18 Apr 2016 12:00:00 +0000For a Culinary Scene Steeped in Tradition, Head to Austria's Wachau Valley new generation of chefs and vintners is seasoning this sleepy, vineyard-dotted valley with fresh ideasMon, 18 Apr 2016 12:00:00 +0000Smithsonian Journeys Travel Quarterly: The Danube the Danube from the Black Forest of Germany to the green teardrop-shaped island of St. Margaret in BudapestMon, 18 Apr 2016 12:00:00 +0000Ever Tried an Apricot Dumpling? You Need To rich soils of Austria's Wachau Walley yield some of the tastiest apricots and apricot products in the worldMon, 18 Apr 2016 12:00:00 +0000The Humble Beginnings of Goulash hearty soup-stew known around the world began as the everything-goes-in meal of Hungarian herdsmenMon, 18 Apr 2016 11:59:00 +000012 Secrets of the New York Subway runs deep in the legendary transit systemFri, 15 Apr 2016 16:11:15 +0000How a Giant Lazy River of Grass Became the Everglades Florida Everglades are home to a patchwork of ecosystems in a constant state of change—so much so, they look different from one year to the nextFri, 15 Apr 2016 13:35:59 +0000Harken Back to the Glory Days When 'Time' Magazine Was King new show honors the once powerful cover shot and the artists who made celebs shine brightWed, 13 Apr 2016 16:39:02 +0000In Switzerland, an Exploding Snowman Helps Predict Spring Groundhog Day—but with fireTue, 12 Apr 2016 17:20:52 +0000To Truly Experience Robert Irwin, You Simply Must View His Artworks in Person visionary, part magician, Irwin makes art that breaks all the rulesFri, 08 Apr 2016 19:30:18 +0000These Rarely Seen Images Show Jazz Greats Pouring Out Their Hearts Wolff's gritty portraits, the hallmark of Blue Note Records, became a visual catalog of jazz in actionFri, 08 Apr 2016 16:18:42 +0000Eat Dinner Cooked by a Bear furry chef serves international cuisine in San Diego—when he isn't hibernatingFri, 08 Apr 2016 13:22:49 +0000A Changing Mecca Is the Focus of the First U.S. Exhibition to Feature a Saudi Artist works of Ahmed Mater at the Sackler examine the stark collision of the sacred and profaneThu, 07 Apr 2016 14:19:34 +0000Tastes of Memory: How to Bake an Authentic Armenian Lavash Armenian culture, memory and identity in the kitchenThu, 07 Apr 2016 12:30:00 +0000The Story Behind Those Jaw-Dropping Photos of the Collections at the Natural History Museum images capture only a fraction of the millions of creatures and objects that are stored away from the public eyeWed, 06 Apr 2016 16:53:38 +0000A Show of Over 6,000 Orchids Celebrates a Victorian-Era Obsession to "Orchidelirium" at The New York Botanical GardenWed, 06 Apr 2016 11:30:00 +0000What to Read, Watch and Download Before Your Trip to India before you goTue, 05 Apr 2016 19:49:14 +0000Is This the Quietest Square Inch in the U.S.? acoustic ecologist reveals his findingsTue, 05 Apr 2016 16:18:54 +0000Inside America’s Auschwitz new museum offers a rebuke — and an antidote — to our sanitized history of slaveryMon, 04 Apr 2016 15:58:10 +0000Switzerland's Most Beautiful Alpine Gardens best place to see Switzerland's stunning flora is high up in the mountainsMon, 04 Apr 2016 15:06:08 +0000Meet the Woman Fighting for the Survival of India's Traditional Crafts Culture Jaitly aims to protect India's cultural heritage from the threat of globalized marketplacesMon, 04 Apr 2016 14:25:13 +0000A Cheese-Lover’s Guide to the Midwest's heartland is a cheesy paradiseFri, 01 Apr 2016 17:35:52 +0000The Best Places in the U.S. to See Spring's Migrating Birds out your binoculars—birds are making their annual trek northThu, 31 Mar 2016 14:30:00 +0000Marathoner Sets Out to Run All of America's National Parks Ray's goal: 59 national parks before she turns 40 in four yearsThu, 31 Mar 2016 12:15:00 +0000Where to See the Best Cherry Blossoms Around the World blossoms in Japan and Washington, D.C are breathtaking, but you can see beautiful flowers in places like Stockholm, tooWed, 30 Mar 2016 20:45:22 +0000Save a Horse, Ride a Cow Through the Swiss Alps farm in Switzerland offers a slow moo-tion ride through the alpine countryside Wed, 30 Mar 2016 10:00:00 +0000How Cherry Trees Blossomed into a Tourist Attraction fragile and transient blossom may herald the first stirrings of spring, but their significance has evolved since the 9th centuryMon, 28 Mar 2016 19:34:55 +0000See Dozens of Dazzling New Light Installations in Baltimore This Week City Baltimore is a massive, site-specific festival, launched in hopes of becoming an annual spectacleMon, 28 Mar 2016 16:13:08 +0000For These Native American Artists, the Material Is the Message new exhibition traces the evolution of Plains tribes’ narrative art from the 18th century up through today's contemporary worksFri, 25 Mar 2016 16:42:14 +0000These Massive Rock Formations Look Just Like Cracked Eggs Badlands’ bizarre eggs bring a bit of Easter to the New Mexico desertFri, 25 Mar 2016 15:01:08 +0000The London Underground Has Its Own Mosquito Subspecies a bite out of this strange evolutionary exampleFri, 25 Mar 2016 13:00:00 +0000Switzerland’s Historic Bunkers Get a New Lease on Life the shadow of war fades, the country’s former fallout shelters now house everything from museums to cheese factories Wed, 23 Mar 2016 17:54:15 +0000The Lost City of Cambodia in the jungles of southeast Asia, archaeologists have rediscovered the remains of an invisible kingdom that may have been the template for Angkor WatWed, 23 Mar 2016 16:01:00 +0000How Much Has the Town Where the Scopes Trial Took Place Evolved Since the 1920s? July, Dayton, Tennessee, celebrates its role in the famous court case with a re-enactment and festivalWed, 23 Mar 2016 16:00:00 +0000The "Sistine Chapel of Evolution" Is in New Haven, Connecticut Darwin never visited the Yale museum, but you can, and see for yourself the specimens that he praised as the best evidence for his theoryWed, 23 Mar 2016 16:00:00 +0000How the Green Book Helped African-American Tourists Navigate a Segregated Nation hotels, restaurants and other businesses open to African-Americans, the guide was invaluable for Jim-Crow era travelersWed, 23 Mar 2016 16:00:00 +0000When Dinosaurs Roamed the (Not Yet) Petrified Forest surprise discoveries at the national park have prompted a complete rethinking about the creatures of the Jurassic EraWed, 23 Mar 2016 16:00:00 +0000In Northern Norway, Reindeer Racing and a "Joik" Singing Showdown Welcome in Spring Sami Easter Festival blends old and new traditions in Lappland's northern reachesWed, 23 Mar 2016 12:30:00 +0000If You Drive The Right Speed, This Musical Highway Will Play You a Song stretch of Route 66 sings—literally Wed, 23 Mar 2016 12:00:00 +0000Where Museums Go to Shop for Rare Works of Art the south of Holland, a Dutch city plays host to the art world’s biggest collectorsTue, 22 Mar 2016 16:58:56 +0000Every Three Years, Artists Compete to Be On View at the National Portrait Gallery. Here Are the Winners 2016 show conveys an intensity, as if the artists and their subjects are demanding a conversation on the complex issues of our times Mon, 21 Mar 2016 19:19:11 +0000Hatha Yoga Inspired Abstract Art a Century Before Rothko recently discovered in Jodhpur's royal palace depict Nath yogis' understanding of the cosmosFri, 18 Mar 2016 14:27:30 +0000Nine Places to Enjoy Naturally Green Waters This St. Patrick's Day the dye behind—these watery wonderlands are 100 percent naturalThu, 17 Mar 2016 13:30:51 +0000How the Indian City of Rishikesh Influenced the Beatles' <i>White Album</i> meditation retreat in 1968 offered the British rock group heightened awareness and peace of mindWed, 16 Mar 2016 18:28:27 +0000How Do You Create the World's Biggest Ice Climbing Park? nearly 200 different routes and 17,000 vertical feet of terrain, Ouray Ice Park is a haven for ice climbers and the "ice farmers" who bring it to lifeWed, 16 Mar 2016 13:11:47 +0000Imagining an Alarming Future at Brazil's Museum of Tomorrow ambitious museum looks at where humankind is headed—and asks how they'll live in a post-climate-change worldTue, 15 Mar 2016 13:27:40 +0000Mysterious Fairy Circles Have Been Found in Western Australia thought to exist only in Namibia, circles spotted 6,200 miles away are helping sort out how these odd features formMon, 14 Mar 2016 19:27:26 +0000This Massive Installation in an Austin Park Is Made of Over a Million Feet of Recycled Lobster Rope“Hurlyburly” is artist Orly Genger’s latest woven creationFri, 11 Mar 2016 14:46:06 +0000What Are You Flying Over? This App Will Tell You Country uses maps and geology databases to identify features of the landscape as a plane flies over them, no Wifi necessaryThu, 10 Mar 2016 17:07:55 +0000Explore Helsinki's Private Saunas celebrates its first festival devoted to a steamy traditionThu, 10 Mar 2016 14:40:00 +0000Visit a Vertical Underwater Cave in Belize Great Blue Hole is the world's largest natural formation of its kindThu, 10 Mar 2016 12:40:00 +0000Seven Surprising Facts About the Matterhorn towering peak that straddles Switzerland and Italy is full of secretsWed, 09 Mar 2016 19:58:46 +0000This Could Be the World's Largest Passport the man who has filled over 1,400 pages of passport during a life of travelWed, 09 Mar 2016 12:30:00 +0000Italy to Limit Tourists to Cinque Terre's about to get harder to visit Cinque Terre—but that might be a good thingMon, 07 Mar 2016 20:18:19 +0000Even 500 Years After His Death, Hieronymus Bosch Hasn’t Lost His Appeal trip to the painter’s hometown reminds us how his paintings remain frightfully timelyMon, 07 Mar 2016 18:19:41 +0000How to Maintain Your Garden Zen at the Philadelphia Flower Show Smithsonian gardener with a long history of touring the show gives tipsFri, 04 Mar 2016 20:04:43 +0000Dive Between Two Continents in This Frigid Fissure in Iceland with pure glacier water, Silfra is the only place on Earth where divers can touch two continental plates at onceFri, 04 Mar 2016 19:40:11 +0000Half of the Inhabitants of This Australian Opal Capital Live Underground Coober Pedy, the Outback's hidden cityThu, 03 Mar 2016 20:08:18 +0000These Five Objects Tell the Story of Soccer an exclusive look inside the new FIFA World Football Museum in ZurichWed, 02 Mar 2016 15:26:20 +0000What’s on Your Botanical Bucket List? rare orchids to grizzled desert plants, experts weigh in on which flora they most want to see before they dieWed, 02 Mar 2016 15:00:00 +0000Inside the Atom Smasher at CERN you can see on a tour of the largest particle collider in the worldTue, 01 Mar 2016 21:51:21 +0000Live Like a Swiss Alpine Cheesemaker for a Weekend a taste of life in the Alps without the commitmentTue, 01 Mar 2016 21:38:18 +0000A Brief History of the St. Bernard Rescue Dog canine's evolution from hospice hound to household companion Tue, 01 Mar 2016 17:00:00 +0000Top Destinations for the Cultural Traveler: Switzerland Tue, 01 Mar 2016 17:00:00 +0000Five Must-Visit Cities in Switzerland for Art Lovers one-of-a-kind museums to trend-defining festivals, visit the art capitals of SwitzerlandTue, 01 Mar 2016 07:00:00 +0000