Smart News Travel | Smithsonianhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/smartnews-travel/RSS feed for Smart News TravelenFri, 11 Oct 2019 13:51:01 +0000You Can Now Visit Chernobyl's Control Room, if You're Quick About Ithttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/chernobyls-control-room-now-open-tourists-180973311/Visitors 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 Londonhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/worlds-first-travel-guide-set-go-view-london-180973303/The 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.https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/interactive-map-shows-fall-foliage-predictions-across-us-180973295/The 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 Yearhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/dcs-newseum-closing-its-doors-end-year-180973274/The 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 Uninhabitablehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/zambias-lions-roam-areas-previously-believed-be-uninhabitable-180973232/A 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 Siteshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/listen-stories-alabamas-civil-rights-sites-180973230/A 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 IIhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/versaille-dresden-has-been-rebuilt-74-years-after-world-war-ii-180973225/The 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 Vacationershttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/bankruptcy-uks-largest-travel-operator-strands-thousands-vacationers-180973205/The 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 Viewhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/meet-photographer-trying-put-zimbabwe-google-street-view-180973202/Thanks 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 Museumhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/deadwood-wild-west-town-popularized-hbo-show-open-brothel-museum-180973199/A 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 Hometownhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-kurt-vonnegut-museum-opening-indianapolis-his-hometown-180973194/The 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 Artistshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/survey-us-museums-reveals-few-gains-female-artists-past-decade-180973190/Between 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 Abbeyhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/live-lady-mary-crawley-one-night-stay-downton-abbey-180973167/Highclere 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?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/john-miltons-annotated-copy-shakespeares-first-folio-180973165/A 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. Retrospectivehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/man-who-mentored-da-vinci-has-finally-received-his-first-us-retrospective-180973127/National 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 Ridehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/exploring-paul-reveres-legacy-beyond-his-famed-midnight-ride-180973121/Before 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 Museumshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/london-gallery-worlds-most-accessible-museum-180973105/The 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 Peakhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/climate-change-has-shrunk-swedens-highest-peak-180973092/The 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 Designhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/exhibition-nazi-design-opens-protests-netherlands-180973077/The 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’https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/drought-reveals-dolmen-guadalperal-popularly-dubbed-spanish-stonehenge-180973070/Construction 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 Rosshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/michigan-plants-1000-happy-little-trees-honor-bob-ross-180973057/Hundreds 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 Arthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/wildfires-are-destroying-bolivias-rock-art-180973048/Blazes 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 Celebrationhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/berlin-will-mark-30th-anniversary-walls-fall-week-long-arts-festival-180973018/A 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 Gardenhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/listen-sounds-succulents-brooklyn-botanic-garden-180973004/An 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 Moneyhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/londons-eiffel-tower-still-losing-money-180972985/Built 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 Monasteryhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/gerhard-richter-set-design-stained-glass-germanys-oldest-monastery-180972986/Gerhard 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 Rainforesthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/three-things-know-about-fires-sweeping-through-amazon-rainforest-180972962/Experts 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 Communityhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/bronx-exhibition-spotlights-alvin-baltrop-photographer-who-documented-manhattans-underground-queer-community-180972955/Baltrop 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 Worldhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/california-will-build-largest-wildlife-crossing-world-180972947/The 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