Smart News Travel | Smithsonian Magazinehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/smartnews-travel/RSS feed for Smart News TravelenMon, 03 May 2021 15:55:38 +0000World's Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge Opens in Portugalhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/worlds-longest-pedestrian-suspension-bridge-opens-portugal-180977641/The 1,693-foot overpass hangs 570 feet above a roaring river and wobbles as people walk across itMon, 03 May 2021 15:55:38 +0000Why Proposed Renovations to Greece's Acropolis Are So Controversialhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-proposed-renovations-greeces-acropolis-are-so-controversial-180977620/Scholars voiced concern about planned aesthetic changes and a lack of adequate accessibility measures for people with disabilitiesThu, 29 Apr 2021 21:04:44 +0000Site of Julius Caesar's Assassination Will Be Transformed Into Open-Air Museum https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/site-julius-caesars-assassination-will-be-transformed-open-air-museum-180977536/Rome's "Area Sacra," a sunken square home to the ruins of four ancient temples, doubles as a sanctuary for stray catsMon, 19 Apr 2021 17:55:48 +0000Hundreds of Centuries-Old Trees Felled to Rebuild Notre-Dame's Iconic Spirehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/dozens-century-old-oak-trees-felled-rebuild-notre-dame-cathedrals-iconic-spire-180977481/French authorities cut down some 1,000 historic oaks as part of the Paris cathedral's ambitious reconstruction processMon, 12 Apr 2021 10:00:00 +0000How Los Angeles Plans to Preserve the City's Black Cultural Heritagehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/los-angeles-push-preserve-black-cultural-heritage-180977445/Just 3 percent of L.A.'s historic landmarks commemorate African American history. A new three-year project hopes to change thatThu, 08 Apr 2021 10:30:00 +0000Why Egypt Paraded 22 Ancient Pharaohs Through the Streets of Cairohttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-egypt-paraded-22-ancient-pharaohs-through-streets-cairo-180977430/Officials organized the lavish, made-for-TV event in hopes of revitalizing the country's tourism industryTue, 06 Apr 2021 19:06:33 +0000You Can Now Explore the Louvre's Entire Collection Onlinehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/louvre-puts-entire-collection-online-redoubles-efforts-track-looted-art-180977367/A new digital database features 480,000 works from the Paris museum's holdingsTue, 30 Mar 2021 10:30:00 +0000Take a Virtual Tour of Feminist Icon Gloria Steinem's Historic Manhattan Apartmenthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/you-can-now-tour-gloria-steinems-historic-nyc-apartment-online-180977354/In honor of her 87th birthday, the speaker and activist is (digitally) welcoming visitors into her homeMon, 29 Mar 2021 11:00:00 +0000Step Into the Pages of 'Goodnight Moon' With This Enchanting Exhibitionhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/step-pages-goodnight-moon-180977323/On view at Fort Makers in NYC, the show features 14 artists' reimagined interpretations of objects from the beloved children's bookWed, 24 Mar 2021 16:25:31 +0000New Jersey Estate Owned by Napoleon's Older Brother Set to Become State Parkhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/former-king-spain-once-dwelled-new-jersey-now-his-estate-will-become-public-park-180977289/In 1815, exiled Spanish king Joseph Bonaparte fled to the U.S., where he lived in luxury on a sprawling, 60-acre estateTue, 23 Mar 2021 10:30:00 +0000The Newseum's Iconic First Amendment Tablet Is Headed to Philadelphiahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/huge-first-amendment-tablet-moves-philadelphia-180977283/Weighing in at 50 tons, the marble slab previously adorned the facade of the now-shuttered journalism museum in D.C.Fri, 19 Mar 2021 16:55:47 +0000Explore the Newly Digitized Archive of Alexander Calder, Famed 'Sculptor of Air'https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/explore-digitized-archive-alexander-calder-famed-sculptor-air-180977189/A new online trove from the Calder Foundation offers fans endless avenues to learn about the artist's life and workTue, 09 Mar 2021 11:00:00 +0000