Travel | Smithsonian feed for TravelenWed, 20 Mar 2019 11:00:00 +0000Paris' Hotel Lutetia Is Haunted by History ghosts of Nazis, French resistance fighters and concentration camp survivors still inhabit the grand building on Paris’ famed Left BankWed, 20 Mar 2019 11:00:00 +0000A Journey to St. Helena, Home of Napoleon's Last Days crossed the globe to the tiny, remote island to sample the splendid desolation of the emperor's exile under a scornful British governorTue, 19 Mar 2019 12:00:00 +0000The Madcap Chemists of Booze Lost Spirits Distillery in Los Angeles, high-tech instruments accelerate the aging process of precious whiskeys and rumsTue, 19 Mar 2019 11:00:00 +0000The Story Behind Bermuda’s Rum Swizzle (Recipe) the Dark ‘n’ Stormy may get all the attention by visitors, the swizzle is what locals drink Fri, 15 Mar 2019 17:10:47 +0000These Caves in Bermuda Inspired the '80s TV Show “Fraggle Rock” imagining a setting and plot for the children's show, Michael K. Frith looked to Crystal Caves on the island where he grew upMon, 11 Mar 2019 14:34:10 +0000Explore Bermudian Cuisine Through the Eyes of a Local curates an Instagram feed highlighting the culinary stars of BermudaFri, 08 Mar 2019 20:55:58 +0000Peek Inside the Workshop Where Mardi Gras Floats Are Made Gras World in New Orleans offers tours of its whimsical warehouse, where visitors can see floats being constructed all year roundMon, 04 Mar 2019 18:18:42 +0000Inside the World’s Largest Outhouse Race of teams compete in this annual event in Anchorage, all trying their best to not be number twoFri, 01 Mar 2019 21:25:42 +0000George Washington Gibbs Jr. Defied Danger and Racism to Become the First African-American to Visit Antarctica"He had bigger visions and would not be contained in a box," his daughter saysWed, 27 Feb 2019 15:06:55 +0000Here’s How Horticulturalists Made the Michelle Obama Orchid year’s orchid show takes over the cavernous naturally-lit Kogod Courtyard with thousands on view Wed, 27 Feb 2019 11:00:00 +0000Anacostia Community Museum to Close for Renovations, but Will Tour Its Current Show With Pop Ups Across the City Public Library will partner with the museum to bring you "A Right to the City," which takes a deep look at gentrification and its impactTue, 26 Feb 2019 16:15:00 +0000Why Utah Might Be Your Next Favorite Snorkeling Destination with saltwater fish from around the world, Bonneville Seabase is an ocean in the middle of the stateTue, 26 Feb 2019 15:40:54 +0000What Should a Contemporary Monument Look Like? new multi-city art exhibition called "New Monuments for New Cities" tackles this question head onFri, 22 Feb 2019 21:03:14 +0000In Nigeria, the Veil Is a Fashion Statement Medina Dugger finds joy in a colorful yet complicated symbol of faithThu, 21 Feb 2019 14:00:00 +0000The Fishy Mystery of Lake Malawi the second-largest lake in Africa, fish evolution is taking place at an explosive rate. Why? Scientists are diving into the questionThu, 21 Feb 2019 13:00:00 +0000A Veteran Returns to Vietnam, Photographs the Country and Comes to Peace With His Wartime Experience in his rifle for a camera, photographer Chuck Forsman captures the country's resiliency in a new bookFri, 15 Feb 2019 16:23:38 +0000In the Fair City of Verona, Star-Cross'd Lovers Want to Believe in 'La Casa di Giulietta' number of visitors to this self-proclaimed Shakespearean “city of love” typically swells during the week around Valentine’s DayThu, 14 Feb 2019 13:31:01 +0000Explore France's Loire Valley in the Footsteps of Leonardo da Vinci centuries after his death, visitors can pay homage to the artist at these sites in central France where he spent his final yearsTue, 12 Feb 2019 14:00:00 +0000Expect Stiff Competition at This Year’s International Hair Freezing Contest annual event at Canada’s Takhini Hot Pools draws people from around the world competing for the title of the world’s coolest ’doThu, 07 Feb 2019 16:49:29 +0000National Air and Space Museum Says Pardon Our Renovation, but Come Anyway need of a new facade, the museum undergoes top-to-bottom change, bringing state-of-the-art technology and 21st century stories into its exhibitionsThu, 07 Feb 2019 16:30:53 +0000Enslaved Tour Guide Stephen Bishop Made Mammoth Cave the Must-See Destination It Is Today the 1830s and '40s, the pioneering spelunker mapped out many of the underground system's most popular spotsWed, 06 Feb 2019 17:53:15 +0000How the Grand Canyon Transformed From a 'Valueless' Place to a National Park the advent of geology as a science, the canyon was avoided. Now the popular park is celebrating its centennial yearWed, 06 Feb 2019 17:30:18 +0000Morocco’s 'Hippie Trail' Still Pulses With Bohemian Counterculture the 1950s to 1970s, thousands of flower children made a spiritual pilgrimage through northwest Africa Tue, 05 Feb 2019 14:38:20 +0000Four Craft Artists Use Their Medium to Tell the Story of Our Times Renwick’s newest show challenges everything you thought you knew about craft art Tue, 05 Feb 2019 11:00:00 +0000One Lesson From Burning Man—Embrace the Dust Lesson From Burning Man—Embrace the DustMon, 04 Feb 2019 15:30:24 +0000Fourteen Things to Do at the Smithsonian in February on J.D. Salinger, French cooking, the Academy Awards and much more from the Smithsonian AssociatesMon, 04 Feb 2019 15:20:54 +0000To Celebrate the Lunar New Year, Chinese Blacksmiths Turn Molten Metal Into Fireworks the "poor man's fireworks," the spectacular pyrotechnic display is a 500-year ritual in Nuanquan, ChinaFri, 01 Feb 2019 13:00:00 +0000Breakthrough Korean Feminist Artist Yun Suknam in Her First U.S. Museum Exhibition an assemblage portrait of her mother as the focal piece, the artist’s work is surrounded by the works of those who inspired herWed, 30 Jan 2019 11:00:00 +0000Smithsonian Staffers Scramble to Make Up Time Lost During Government Shutdown are back, the museums are open, the pandas are well, but officials say the ramifications of the shutdown are far from overTue, 29 Jan 2019 19:54:47 +0000Arboreal 'Snow Monsters' Overrun Northern Japan Every Winter and wind transform these high altitude fir trees of into real-life White WalkersFri, 25 Jan 2019 19:21:53 +0000This Greenhouse on Mount Everest Is One of the World's Highest Gardens Sherpa couple built their own greenhouse to grow vegetables at 13,100 feet Thu, 24 Jan 2019 20:49:06 +0000