Travel | Smithsonian feed for TravelenTue, 24 Nov 2015 15:47:08 +0000The Old-World Charm of Venice's Windy Sister City the Adriatic island of Korčula, where Venice once ruled, ancient habits and attitudes persist—including a tendency toward blissful indolenceTue, 24 Nov 2015 15:47:08 +0000When “Danger” Is Art’s Middle Name new exhibit looks at the inspiration that comes from the clash of glory and catastropheMon, 23 Nov 2015 17:39:06 +0000Nine Luxury Gifts You Can Only Find in Venice Mon, 23 Nov 2015 14:42:31 +0000These 3D Pavement Paintings Take Chalk Art to a New Level pavement becomes a playground at the Sarasota Chalk Festival Fri, 20 Nov 2015 16:29:00 +0000Visit the Only Village Inside the Grand Canyon is so remote, mail is delivered by mule trainThu, 19 Nov 2015 15:13:57 +0000Relatives of Shackleton’s Chief Scientist Want to Finish What He Started hundred years after the doomed expedition, James Wordie's descendants plan a 100-mile journey to the South PoleWed, 18 Nov 2015 16:00:00 +0000Artist Gabriel Dawe Made a Rainbow Out of 60 Miles of Thread artwork is an optical illusion that delights the senses; as if the artist embroidered the airTue, 17 Nov 2015 15:46:57 +0000Meet the Celebrity Skulls of Bolivia’s Fiesta de las Ñatitas November, the Aymara people honor their special bond with the helpful spirits of the deceasedTue, 17 Nov 2015 14:00:00 +0000Explore Austria's Underwater Hiking Trails it if you can—scuba season is short in this crystal-clear, temporary lakeMon, 16 Nov 2015 20:05:51 +0000A London Zoo Wants to Hypnotize Away Your Fear of Spiders program turns what phobics perceive as terrifying threats into fuzzy friendsMon, 16 Nov 2015 18:00:00 +0000This Wildly Creative Art Project Transformed an Ugly Interstate into a 2,400-Mile-Long Visual Masterpiece Crosher and Shamim Momin are behind the effort to turn the classic American eyesore into true artThu, 12 Nov 2015 16:00:00 +0000The World's Oldest Zoo Is a Modern Attraction With a Storied Past Austrian destination has a lot more to offer than exotic animalsWed, 11 Nov 2015 16:38:05 +0000Appreciating the Art and Architecture of the World’s Airport Towers photographer Carolyn Russo traveled the world to capturing these surprisingly elegant structures Tue, 10 Nov 2015 20:35:04 +0000Embrace the Art of Failure at Austria's Nonseum nosepickers to historic buttonholes, the Nonseum is full of failed inventionsTue, 10 Nov 2015 17:03:47 +0000The Centuries-Old History of Venice's Jewish Ghetto look back on the 500-year history and intellectual life of one of the world's oldest Jewish quartersFri, 06 Nov 2015 18:28:50 +0000The Man Who Changed Reading Forever Venetian roots of revolutionary modern book printer Aldus Manutius shaped books as we know them todayFri, 06 Nov 2015 13:41:59 +0000Experience Alpine Enchantment at These Eight Austrian Huts than their name might imply, these <i>hütten</i> are the perfect perch for weary travelersThu, 05 Nov 2015 19:29:04 +0000From Imperial Palaces to Spectacular Waterfalls: 60 Must-See Places in Austria this interactive map of Austria, and see why it embodies the best of EuropeTue, 03 Nov 2015 21:11:53 +0000Top Destinations for the Cultural Traveler: Austria Tue, 03 Nov 2015 21:11:29 +0000The Man With the Golden Passport: Travel the World of the New James Bond Movie the trail of Agent 007 in his latest filmTue, 03 Nov 2015 20:58:48 +0000A Major Retrospective of Photographer Irving Penn Includes Previously Unseen Works the Smithsonian American Art Museum, view works from the master photographer’s 70-year careerTue, 03 Nov 2015 15:14:49 +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 cheerTue, 03 Nov 2015 08:30:00 +0000A New Museum Pays Tribute to the Genius of Jim Henson way for Muppets at Atlanta's new World of Puppetry MuseumMon, 02 Nov 2015 14:16:21 +0000The Spice That Built Venice story of an import so prized, royals were literally rolling in itMon, 02 Nov 2015 13:20:00 +0000The Secret to Growing the World's Largest Pumpkin special seeds to helpful fungi, creating a monster takes more than just sunlight and soilFri, 30 Oct 2015 19:54:46 +0000How the African American History Museum Became a Five-Story-Tall Movie Screen (Video) state-of-the-art projection imagerie, acclaimed filmmaker Stanley J. Nelson's 3D video transformed the museum for three nights in NovemberFri, 30 Oct 2015 19:16:32 +0000Commune With Pets of the Past at These Five Pet Cemeteries from scary, these burial sites can be relaxing, beautiful and even inspiringFri, 30 Oct 2015 13:49:52 +0000How Seattle is Using a "Frankenbike" to Improve its Bike Trails Colin Dietrich built it, and now the city's department of transportation has come to use the tricked-out bike to assess its bike pathsThu, 29 Oct 2015 18:54:22 +0000This Is What 7,000 Jack O’Lanterns Look Like a historic landmark in New York, pumpkins take the shape of dragons, spider webs and even a planetariumThu, 29 Oct 2015 12:30:00 +0000The Beauty of Venice's Everyday photographer Alvise Giovannini's discovers Venice beyond its iconic symbols and placesWed, 28 Oct 2015 13:00:00 +0000A Brief History of the Haunted House Walt Disney inspired the world's scariest Halloween traditionWed, 28 Oct 2015 12:55:05 +0000Steve McCurry's New Photography Book on India Has Been Decades in the Making conversation with the renowned photographer about his latest book of photographs Tue, 27 Oct 2015 18:23:14 +0000Where Dinosaurs Walked: Eight of the Best Places to See Prehistoric Footprints in the footprints of giants on "dinosaur highways" Tue, 27 Oct 2015 13:30:00 +0000The Best Italian Wine Region You’ve Never Heard Of world does not yet come to the Friuli region, and so much the better Fri, 23 Oct 2015 14:31:41 +0000At This Unique Flower Show, Weeds Are the Stars women of this small desert town have found beauty in getting in the weedsThu, 22 Oct 2015 12:55:49 +0000The City Nobel Laureate Joseph Brodsky Called Paradise journalist recalls his witching-hour walk through Venice with the famous poetTue, 20 Oct 2015 18:59:52 +0000The Art and Design Behind Pixar’s Animation new exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt in New York City draws on the rich backstory of what it takes to give computer-animated life to pen and ink sketchesMon, 19 Oct 2015 13:13:29 +0000Drink in History at the World's Oldest Court's water tribunal doesn't have written records or lawyers—but that doesn't mean it's outdatedThu, 15 Oct 2015 17:11:02 +0000How to Row Like a Venetian art of Venetian rowing has sustained Venice for centuries. Spend the day learning to row from a local expertThu, 15 Oct 2015 17:07:09 +0000The Genius of Venice seafaring republic borrowed from cultures far and wide but ultimately created a city that was perfectly uniqueThu, 15 Oct 2015 17:01:23 +0000Donald Sutherland on Fellini, Near-Death and the Haunting Allure of Venice Wed, 14 Oct 2015 20:00:00 +0000New Dinosaur Museum Tracks the “Terrible Lizards” Through Time Moab Giants museum in eastern Utah makes a roaring debutWed, 14 Oct 2015 17:15:03 +0000What to Read, Watch and Download Before Your Trip to Venice before you goWed, 14 Oct 2015 13:00:00 +0000Listen to Nature Through These Gigantic Wooden Megaphones in Estonia’s Forests know, in case a tree falls and there’s no one there to hear itWed, 14 Oct 2015 10:00:00 +0000This State Produces 270 Million Pounds of Popcorn Per Year large portion of Indiana's economy relies on an invaluable crop: corn. Popcorn plants have perfected the production of our favorite movie snackTue, 13 Oct 2015 20:07:13 +0000Find Flavor Around Every Corner (and Off the Beaten Path) With These Culinary Walking Tours beloved institutions to hole-in-the-wall eateries, great food is everywhereTue, 13 Oct 2015 16:12:28 +0000In Japan, Autumn Means a Parade of (Not-at-All-Creepy) Robot Puppets 350-year-old festival in Takayama celebrates creativity — and contains the seeds of modern roboticsFri, 09 Oct 2015 13:00:00 +0000Look Down If You Dare: 14 of the World's Most Terrifying (and Beautiful) Glass Skywalks new glass bridge in China is suspended 590 feet in the air — and visitors brave enough to cross it can see all the way downThu, 08 Oct 2015 19:48:00 +0000How the U.S. Army Saved Our National Parks the National Park Service, Yellowstone was guarded by the cavalry. Without them, we might not have national parks todayThu, 08 Oct 2015 14:36:23 +0000See the Two Ship Graveyards That May Become New Marine Sanctuaries first marine sanctuaries approved by NOAA in 15 years are home to a plethora of shipwrecksThu, 08 Oct 2015 13:00:00 +0000In a Small Village High in the Peruvian Andes, Life Stories Are Written in Textiles weaving, the women of Ausangate, Peru, pass down the traditions of their ancestorsWed, 07 Oct 2015 19:07:16 +0000Hailed as a Modern-Day Shangri-La, Can This Ecuadorian Town Survive Its Reputation? is an idyllic little town—and that's its problemTue, 06 Oct 2015 17:50:56 +0000When T. Rex Meets Triceratops in the New Dino Hall, It Will Be a Violent Affair Natural History Museum's dinosaur display highlights the “red in tooth and claw” nature of the Cretaceous way of lifeThu, 01 Oct 2015 16:00:00 +0000The Rise and Fall of the Plane "Anyone Could Fly" was billed as the "Model T" of airplanes. So what happened? Thu, 01 Oct 2015 14:09:18 +0000Smithsonian Journeys Travel Quarterly: Venice Venice anew, from its rich history and many cultural quirks to its delightful, present-day customs and excursionsThu, 01 Oct 2015 06:00:00 +0000The Southern Romance of the Nation's Oldest Public Garden centuries of beauty and history are on display at the Magnolia Plantation and GardensWed, 30 Sep 2015 17:30:25 +0000The Deep South, As Seen Through the Eyes of Renowned Photographer Steve McCurry new book written by travel writer Paul Theroux features images that chronicle life in this part of the countryTue, 29 Sep 2015 17:00:14 +0000Tired of Apples? Pick These Exotic Fall Fruits Instead's where to find pawpaws, persimmons and other unusual fruits in the wildTue, 29 Sep 2015 13:42:12 +0000