Smart News Travel | Smithsonian feed for Smart News TravelenFri, 11 Oct 2019 13:51:01 +0000You Can Now Visit Chernobyl's Control Room, if You're Quick About It will have five minutes to look around the contaminated spot where the worst nuclear disaster in history took placeFri, 11 Oct 2019 13:51:01 +0000The World’s First Travel Guide Is Set to Go on View in London 1486 text features panoramic illustrations of Jerusalem, Venice and other sites across the Mediterranean regionWed, 09 Oct 2019 15:46:27 +0000This Interactive Map Shows Fall Foliage Predictions Across the U.S. tool will help cross-country travelers in search of colorful leavesTue, 08 Oct 2019 16:29:16 +0000D.C.'s Newseum Is Closing Its Doors at the End of the Year museum dedicated to the history of journalism and the First Amendment has struggled financially since opening 11 years agoThu, 03 Oct 2019 16:19:07 +0000Zambia’s Lions Roam Areas Previously Believed to Be Uninhabitable select group of migrating big cats ensures high levels of genetic diversity throughout the country's lion populationFri, 27 Sep 2019 18:47:52 +0000Listen to the Stories of Alabama’s Civil Rights Sites new interactive project seeks to preserve oral testimonies connected to 20 historic locationsFri, 27 Sep 2019 16:11:20 +0000The "Versailles of Dresden" Has Been Rebuilt, 74 Years After World War II opulent royal apartments at the Residential Palace were Augustus the Strong's attempt to project and prolong his powerThu, 26 Sep 2019 18:28:18 +0000Bankruptcy of U.K.'s Largest Travel Operator Strands Thousands of Vacationers U.K. government is undertaking the largest repatriation effort since WWII to bring home 150,000 Thomas Cook customersTue, 24 Sep 2019 16:42:05 +0000Meet the Photographer Single-Handedly Putting Zimbabwe on Google Street View to Tawanda Kanhema, you can now take a virtual tour of Victoria Falls, the Great Zimbabwe National Monument and other attractionsTue, 24 Sep 2019 16:07:52 +0000Deadwood Is Getting a Brothel Museum non-profit is telling the local history of prostitution in the Wild West town, popularized by the HBO show of the same name Mon, 23 Sep 2019 17:38:56 +0000A New Kurt Vonnegut Museum Is Opening in His Hometown Indianapolis museum will feature a re-creation of the author’s writing studio and a “freedom of expression exhibition,” among other attractionsMon, 23 Sep 2019 16:52:27 +0000Study Shows U.S. Museums Still Lag When It Comes to Acquiring Works by Women Artists 2008 and 2018, artwork by women represented just 11 percent of acquisitions and 14 percent of exhibitions at 26 major museumsFri, 20 Sep 2019 15:53:58 +0000Live Like Lady Mary Crawley With a One-Night Stay at Downton Abbey Castle, as the real Downton is called, has been listed on AirbnbTue, 17 Sep 2019 18:46:30 +0000Is This John Milton’s Annotated Copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio? copy of the Bard's collected plays may contain notes penned by the 'Paradise Lost' authorTue, 17 Sep 2019 18:15:59 +0000The Man Who Mentored da Vinci Receives First U.S. Retrospective Gallery of Art spotlights Andrea del Verrocchio, a skilled sculptor and painter whose individual accomplishments have long been overlookedFri, 13 Sep 2019 15:36:07 +0000Exploring Paul Revere’s Legacy Beyond His Famed Midnight Ride becoming an American legend, the Revolutionary War hero was best known as a skilled artisan, activist and entrepreneur Thu, 12 Sep 2019 17:39:06 +0000This London Gallery Is Working to Be One of the World's Most Accessible Museums Wellcome Collection's latest permanent exhibition focuses on design features and curatorial approaches suggested by individuals with disabilitiesWed, 11 Sep 2019 17:48:19 +0000Climate Change Has Shrunk Sweden’s Highest Peak southern peak of the Kebnekaise mountain has been deemed shorter than its northern counterpart for the first time since measurements began in 1880Tue, 10 Sep 2019 15:54:50 +0000Dutch Museum Faces Protest Over Exhibition on Nazi Design show focused on how design furthered the 'development of the evil Nazi ideology,' but critics worry the show glorifies Nazi aestheticsTue, 10 Sep 2019 14:00:06 +0000Drought Reveals Dolmen of Guadalperal, Popularly Dubbed ‘Spanish Stonehenge’ of a dam and reservoir in 1963 flooded the archaeological site, submerging the megalith monument and hiding it from viewMon, 09 Sep 2019 14:32:09 +0000Michigan Plants 1,000 ‘Happy Little Trees’ in Honor of Bob Ross of volunteers replaced damaged and diseased trees with the saplings, which are grown by prison inmatesFri, 06 Sep 2019 15:16:09 +0000Wildfires Are Destroying Bolivia's Rock Art set by farmers hoping to clear land for agriculture pose a threat to archaeological sites across the South American countryThu, 05 Sep 2019 15:10:57 +0000Thirty Years After Fall of Berlin Wall, a Citywide Celebration week-long arts festival will feature concerts, immersive exhibitions, art installations, panel discussions and moreThu, 29 Aug 2019 16:03:51 +0000Listen to the Sounds of Succulents at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden ongoing installation encourages visitors to interact with prickly cacti, palm plants and potted succulentsWed, 28 Aug 2019 16:59:56 +0000London's 'Eiffel Tower' Is Still Losing Money for the 2012 Olympic Games, the ArcelorMittal Orbit has not turned into the tourist attraction it was expected to becomeFri, 23 Aug 2019 18:08:58 +0000New Stained Glass Is Coming to Germany’s Oldest Monastery Richter is set to design a trio of windows for the Benedictine Tholey AbbeyFri, 23 Aug 2019 16:43:37 +0000Three Things to Know About the Fires Blazing Across the Amazon Rainforest say the majority of blazes were set by farmers hoping to clear land for agricultural endeavorsThu, 22 Aug 2019 21:10:02 +0000Bronx Exhibition Spotlights Alvin Baltrop, Photographer Who Documented Manhattan’s Underground Queer Community took thousands of snapshots at New York's West Side Piers between 1975 and 1986Wed, 21 Aug 2019 17:15:32 +0000California Will Build the Largest Wildlife Crossing in the World overpass will provide safe passage for mountain lions, coyotes, deer, lizards, snakes and other wild animals crossing the 101 FreewayWed, 21 Aug 2019 16:15:32 +0000