Articles by Matt Blitz

The Imperial Tsesarevich Easter Egg currently on display at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Where to See the Fabled Fabergé Imperial Easter Eggs

Remnants of a vanished past, Fabergé Easter eggs live on in museums and collections across the world

Spring in the gardens.

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The Southern Romance of the Nation's Oldest Public Garden

Three centuries of beauty and history are on display at the Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

Visitors take a guided tour of the Barringer Meteorite Crater in northern Arizona.

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Big Boom: The Best Places to See Meteorite Impact Craters

Ancient impacts changed landscapes and perhaps even the course of evolution—here's where to see the coolest craters this summer

First debuted as a minor character in Henson's 1955 TV show Sam & Friends, Kermit the Frog has since become a Hollywood icon.

A New Museum Pays Tribute to the Genius of Jim Henson

Make way for Muppets at Atlanta's new World of Puppetry Museum

An Ercoupe flies over the nation's capital.

The Rise and Fall of the Plane "Anyone Could Fly"

It was billed as the "Model T" of airplanes. So what happened?

Tired of Apples? Pick These Exotic Fall Fruits Instead

Here's where to find pawpaws, persimmons and other unusual fruits in the wild

An aerial view of Jamestown, St. Helena's capital.

It Just Got Easier to Visit the Place Where Napoleon Was Exiled (the Second Time)

Remote, rugged, finally accessible — St. Helena will soon have its first-ever airport

Pardoned Turkeys and Voodoo Dolls: Visit These Offbeat Treasures for Free on Museum Day This Saturday

They're all part of the 100-plus museums that will be free on September 26

The Broad houses the contemporary art collection of  philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad. The collection is valued at nearly two billion dollars.

The Big Names of Art (and a Bit of the Unexpected) Debut at the Broad Museum in L.A.

Housing one of the greatest collections of contemporary art in the world, this new landmark is ready for its close-up

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The Best Places to See Wild Horses in North America

From Nevada to Nova Scotia, here are the top locations to see these beautiful and majestic creatures

While most of the 51 square mile nature preserve is off-limits, tourists can visit and observe the Red Beaches from a wooden boardwalk.

Soak In the Color at China's Crimson Beaches

Panjin Red Beach turns an eye-popping hue every autumn

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The Oldest City in the United States

St. Augustine, Florida, was the first city founded by European settlers in North America

Take a Historic Ride Along California's Famous Route 1

Here are seven of the most interesting historic stops along California's scenic highway

The Castle and the Enchanted Forest Sign as they look today on Clark's Elioak Farm.

The Abandoned Theme Park That Finally Got a Storybook Ending

This Maryland amusement park was once an East Coast version of Disneyland and was left for dead until one woman rescued it

Get a Hole-In-One at the Most Eye-Catching Mini-Golf Courses Across the Country

These beautifully designed mini-golf courses are worth a second look

A curious visitor walking toward the Bobur artwork at the tenth Archstoyanie festival.

At "Russia's Burning Man," Strange Structures Transform Villages

The beautiful, bizarre structures of the Archstoyanie festival are made of natural materials and help bring economic prosperity to small villages

The Skylodge with the sun peeking over the mountains.

Smithsonian Journeys Travel Quarterly: Inca Road

Sleep With the Condors at This Peruvian Hotel Hanging Off a Cliff

The cliffside Skylodge hotel dangles 1,300 feet above the ground

Visit the World's Most Amazing Old-Growth Forests

Here are some of the best places to hug centuries-old trees

Visitors enjoying the sounds of the Wanamaker Organ in the Grand Court at Macy's in Philadelphia.

The Sound and Fury of Philadelphia's Wanamaker Organ

Get blown away listening to the largest operating pipe organ in the world

Visit D.C.'s Best Off-the-Beaten-Path Historic Homes and Gardens

History, nature and culture combine at these fascinating estates and gardens in our nation's capital