Travel | Smithsonian feed for TravelenFri, 02 Dec 2016 19:53:10 +0000Don’t Miss These 11 New Museum Exhibitions This Winter'll find everything from beloved childhood characters to animatronic dinosaurs on display this seasonFri, 02 Dec 2016 19:53:10 +0000Five Colossal Stone Portraits Around the World out of rock, these massive monuments go beyond Mount RushmoreWed, 30 Nov 2016 19:35:58 +0000This Isolated Australian Region Is Home to Over 100 Wineries Australian wine region with epic surfing beaches, a welcoming vibe and standout Cabernets and ChardonnaysFri, 25 Nov 2016 19:16:48 +0000Sailing Sweden's Icy Seas in Search of One of the World's Best Oysters Nordic oyster safari serves up fresh bivalves that are hard to find outside of SwedenWed, 23 Nov 2016 16:52:10 +0000You Could Soon Roam With Dinosaurs at a Realistic (Animatronic) Jurassic Park the awe of dinosaurs in this planned outdoor exhibitionTue, 22 Nov 2016 19:05:24 +0000A Nervous Flyer's Guide to Every Ding, Buzz and Whir You Hear on an Airplane’t panic—those beeps and creaks are perfectly fineThu, 10 Nov 2016 22:30:16 +0000A Miniature Living Redwood Forest Springs Up In Brooklyn Spencer Finch explores landscape by building a tiny, scale replica of a California groveTue, 08 Nov 2016 15:58:46 +0000A Photojournalist Captures Dramatic Portraits of Dancers in the Streets of Cuba Gabriel Davalos, photography is about storytellingMon, 07 Nov 2016 19:59:50 +0000Lime Marinade, Cohiba Cigar Cases and Other Unique Gifts You Can Buy in Cuba Mon, 07 Nov 2016 19:59:36 +0000The Story Behind Che's Iconic Photo photographer Alberto Korda took Che Guevara's pictures hundreds of times in the 1960s. One stuckThu, 03 Nov 2016 15:00:00 +0000Step Inside Cuba's Oldest Printmaking Studio the Taller Experimental de Gráfica in Havana, process is everythingThu, 03 Nov 2016 13:00:00 +0000Searching for Cuba's Pre-Columbian Roots newfound quest for identity has led some Cubans to reclaim their Taíno Indian heritageTue, 01 Nov 2016 13:00:00 +0000A Brief History of the Rumba out of slavery in 19th-century Cuba, the lively music and dance form takes many shapesTue, 01 Nov 2016 12:00:00 +0000Where to See the World’s Biggest Spiders’t freak out—our arachnid friends help more than hurtMon, 31 Oct 2016 19:20:12 +0000Underwater Pumpkin Carving Among the Wrecks in New York's Finger Lakes in time for Halloween, scuba divers test their Jack-o-lantern-making skillsMon, 31 Oct 2016 16:14:44 +0000In One of the World's Oldest Winemaking Regions, a New Generation Revives an Ancient Tradition Armenian wine expert highlights the best places to experience the rebirth of a wine culture stifled under Soviet ruleFri, 28 Oct 2016 20:18:46 +0000When the Mob Owned Cuba author T.J. English discusses the Mob's profound influence on Cuban culture and politics in the 1950sFri, 28 Oct 2016 19:00:00 +0000A Taste of the Wild Side: Finding Local Flavor in Armenia’s Edible Highlands Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:32:58 +0000The Surprising History of Cuba's Patron Saint "Cachita," the 15-inch-tall wooden figurine of the Virgin Mary unites Cubans across class and race linesThu, 27 Oct 2016 17:34:47 +0000What a Mark Rothko Painting Has in Common With a Ming Dynasty Dish one vibrant color, rich in symbolism, unites two works across five centuriesThu, 27 Oct 2016 13:00:00 +0000The Last Living Carver of Mount Rushmore Reflects on the Monument at 75 95-year-old looks back at the colossal effort that went into making the American masterpieceThu, 27 Oct 2016 12:15:10 +0000Why a Woman Is Playing the Same Guitar Chord Over and Over Again at the Hirshhorn absurdly comedic work of Iceland's top performance artist Ragnar KjartanssonWed, 26 Oct 2016 18:59:49 +0000Memories of a Runaway Cuban Slave former sugar plantation slave recalls fleeing to a cave in the woods and the new dangers that awaited him thereWed, 26 Oct 2016 18:06:54 +0000There's Much More to Cuba Than Cigars and Vintage Cars country’s most celebrated blogger discovers her homeland anew while working as a tour guideWed, 26 Oct 2016 15:00:00 +0000Venture Inside Cuba's Secret Societies Masons to Santería priests, photographer Nicola Lo Calzo offers a glimpse into the island's many subculturesMon, 24 Oct 2016 19:47:27 +0000Secrets of the Tower of London it was a popular tourist attraction, the Tower of London was, well, just about everything elseMon, 24 Oct 2016 14:40:13 +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 +0000Armenia: Smithsonian Guide Thu, 13 Oct 2016 18:40:03 +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 the deepest corners of Cuba's culture and history, and discover the startling transformations happening nowThu, 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 +0000