Cultural Traveler | Smithsonianhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/cultural-traveler/RSS feed for Cultural TravelerenTue, 17 Jul 2018 13:00:00 +0000This Crackerjack Lineup of Baseball Memorabilia Drives Home the Game’s American Essencehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/crackerjack-lineup-baseball-memorabilia-drives-home-games-american-essence-180969657/A new Library of Congress exhibition includes such treasures as the original 1857 “Magna Carta of Baseball”Tue, 17 Jul 2018 13:00:00 +0000Raising a Glass to Armenia’s Elaborate Toasting Traditionhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/raising-glass-armenias-elaborate-toasting-tradition-180969631/In the backyard of the world’s oldest-known winery, a cherished national tradition evolvedFri, 13 Jul 2018 17:19:12 +0000Illuminating the Shadowy Art of Armenian Puppet Theaterhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/illuminating-shadowy-art-armenian-puppet-theater-180969622/Tricksters and beasts dance across the imagination in these silhouetted puppet showsFri, 13 Jul 2018 17:03:11 +0000Armenia’s “Tree of Life” Tradition Took Root Thousands of Years Ago, and Has Only Grown Sincehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/armenias-tree-life-tradition-took-root-thousands-years-ago-and-has-only-grown-180969609/The tree adorned in this year’s Smithsonian Folklife Festival will continue to blossom overseasThu, 12 Jul 2018 16:47:38 +0000The Age-Old Tradition of Armenian Carpet Making Refuses to Be Swept Under the Rughttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/age-old-tradition-armenian-carpet-making-refuses-be-swept-under-rug-180969557/A new generation is emerging to craft the ancient rugsFri, 06 Jul 2018 20:03:35 +0000How a Fallback to Historic Traditions Might Save Catalonia’s Red Shrimp Fishery https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-fallback-historic-traditions-might-save-catalonia-red-shrimp-fishery-180969542/The Boquera brothers, two fishermen from the Costa Brava, are part an innovative management plan that combines science with maritime skills and knowledgeThu, 05 Jul 2018 15:23:15 +0000The Point of Armenia's Splashy Holiday Is Getting Wethttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/when-point-splashy-holiday-getting-wet-180969520/The ancient tradition of Vardavar attracts tourists to Armenia, but bring a change of clothesTue, 03 Jul 2018 14:00:00 +0000This Musician’s Songs Give Powerful Voice to a Language in Crisishttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/musicians-songs-give-powerful-voice-a-language-crisis-180969518/Singer and linguistic activist Alidé Sans hails from an isolated Catalan valley where a rare dialect is spoken Mon, 02 Jul 2018 19:47:07 +0000How Soup Nourishes Barcelona's Tradition of Welcoming Immigrantshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-soup-nourishes-barcelonas-tradition-welcoming-immigrants-180969492/In the town plaza of Nou Barris, a festival feast mixes together the spices and flavorings of the world’s cuisinesFri, 29 Jun 2018 19:18:00 +0000These Soulful, Soothing Armenian Songs and Instrumentals Blend East With West https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/these-soulful-soothing-armenian-songs-and-instrumentals-blend-east-west-180969474/Performers from all over the globe gather with traditional instruments to perform at this year’s Folklife Festival Wed, 27 Jun 2018 20:13:29 +0000Some of Barcelona's Most Acclaimed Musicians Will Rock and Rumba Washington D.C.https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/some-barcelonas-most-acclaimed-musicians-rock-rumba-washington-180969457/Six acclaimed Catalan musical acts introduce Folklife Festival-goers to Mediterranean rock, habanera, rumbero and rumba Wed, 27 Jun 2018 17:26:17 +0000How Armenian Dance Adapted Over Time and Placehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-armenian-dance-adapted-over-time-and-place-180969436/Choreography, music and technique are on tap at a Folklife Festival Dance Summit Tue, 26 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0000Festival de Folklife Com a Principiant de Conversahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/festival-de-folklife-com-principiant-de-conversa-180969438/El director Michael Atwood Mason reflexiona sobre els poders transformadors de l'intercanvi culturalMon, 25 Jun 2018 14:48:21 +0000Here’s How to Have a More Meaningful Experience at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/heres-how-have-more-meaningful-experience-smithsonian-folklife-festival-180969420/Director Michael Atwood Mason reflects on the transformative powers of cultural exchange Mon, 25 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0000Beyond the Headlines, Catalan Culture Has a Long History of Vibrancy and Staying Powerhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/beyond-headlines-catalan-culture-has-long-history-vibrancy-and-staying-power-180969294/The autonomous Spanish region of Catalonia takes center stage at this summer's Smithsonian Folklife FestivalMon, 25 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0000How This Comic Maker Plans to Make Everyone an Artist https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-comic-maker-plants-make-everyone-artist-180969379/The first annual "By the People Festival" kicks off in the Washington, D.C. area with interactive art, gospel, Jazz, opera and other performancesMon, 18 Jun 2018 14:52:36 +0000Explore Catalonia's Most Beautiful Nature Parkshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/cultural-traveler/explore-catalonias-most-beautiful-nature-parks-180969376/Roughly 30 percent of Catalonia is protected land making it a stunning place to hit the trailsFri, 15 Jun 2018 14:45:16 +0000These Portuguese Libraries Are Infested With Bats—and They Like It That Wayhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/these-portuguese-libraries-are-infested-batsand-they-it-way-180969276/They actually serve a very specific purposeThu, 07 Jun 2018 20:08:56 +0000Inside South Africa's Multi-Million Dollar Seafood Industryhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/inside-south-africas-multi-million-dollar-s/Abalone, a large sea snail native to the Western Cape, is a popular local delicacy. To meet demand, the seafood industry created abalone farmsFri, 25 May 2018 12:00:00 +0000Your Next Favorite European Wine Region Isn’t in France, Italy or Spainhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/your-next-favorite-european-wine-region-isnt-france-italy-or-spain-180969132/The wine in this country is so good, they don’t want to export it — keeping 98% for themselvesTue, 22 May 2018 20:35:14 +0000