Travel | Smithsonian Magazinehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/travel/RSS feed for TravelenWed, 28 Oct 2020 13:35:43 +0000Here's What's New to Explore as Smithsonian Museums Reopenhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/smithsonian-reopens-four-museums-180975795/Two more museums, the National Museum of American History and the National Museum of the American Indian, open Friday Mon, 14 Sep 2020 19:38:41 +0000Artist Fashions Nike Air Jordan 5s From Trashhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/artist-fashions-nike-air-jordan-5s-from-trash-180976116/Sculptor Andy Yoder's latest exhibition is a nod to the Great Shoe Spill of 1990 and the advances in ocean science that came from itWed, 28 Oct 2020 13:35:43 +0000How New York City Is Reclaiming Its Piershttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/how-new-york-city-is-reclaiming-its-piers-180976121/A renaissance in pier developments is reconnecting people to the city's waterfrontMon, 26 Oct 2020 15:33:15 +0000How Hedges Became the Unofficial Emblem of Great Britainhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/history-hedges-scotland-england-180976023/A shear celebration of the ubiquitous boxy bushes that have defined the British landscape since the Bronze AgeThu, 22 Oct 2020 11:00:00 +0000The Trailblazing French Artist Rosa Bonheur Is Finally Getting the Attention She Deserveshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/redemption-rosa-bonheur-french-artist-180976027/She was an international superstar. And then she was ignored. Now one family is working fervently to restore the forgotten genius to greatnessTue, 20 Oct 2020 14:00:00 +0000Eight of America's Most Unusual Polling Placeshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/eight-americas-most-unusual-polling-places-180976081/To capture democracy in America, photographer Ryan Donnell tracks down polls in surprising locations across the countryTue, 20 Oct 2020 12:00:00 +0000What Americans Can Learn From Winter-Loving Cultureshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/what-americans-can-learn-from-winter-loving-cultures-180976080/With large indoor gatherings off-limits, the Covid-19 pandemic is giving everyone more reason to stay outsideMon, 19 Oct 2020 14:35:42 +0000Ten Places That Could Be Straight Out of a Wes Anderson Filmhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/ten-places-that-could-be-straight-out-wes-anderson-film-180975885/A new book showcases photographs of quirky and colorful places that aesthetically—and accidentally—match the filmmaker’s styleWed, 14 Oct 2020 12:00:00 +0000Seven Natural Phenomena Worth Traveling to Alaska Forhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/seven-natural-phenomena-worth-traveling-to-alaska-for-180975945/From salmon spawning to the dancing lights of the aurora borealis, Alaska has some of the country's most impressive natural wondersTue, 13 Oct 2020 14:04:18 +0000From Wider Corn Mazes to Virtual Haunted Houses, Halloween Looks Different This Yearhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/from-wider-corn-mazes-to-virtual-haunted-houses-halloween-looks-different-this-year-180976030/The coronavirus pandemic has destinations around the country getting creative when it comes to celebrating the holidayFri, 09 Oct 2020 16:15:56 +0000How to Set Up an Off-the-Grid Getawayhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/how-set-grid-getaway-180976014/Need a change of scenery? A quiet spot away from crowds? Here are some tips for rigging a remote escape with the bare necessitiesThu, 08 Oct 2020 17:26:11 +0000The Alaskan Island That Humans Can’t Conquerhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/alaskan-island-humans-cant-conquer-180975999/Faraway St. Matthew Island has had its share of visitors, but none can remain for long on its shoresWed, 07 Oct 2020 13:25:37 +0000Explore the History and Natural Wonders of America's Last Frontierhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/alaska-180959379/Explore the history and natural wonders of America's last frontierThu, 01 Oct 2020 20:24:20 +0000Let These Photos Take You to Alaska's Abandoned Mining Townshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/let-these-photos-take-you-alaskas-abandoned-mining-towns-180975933/Photographer Paul Scannell recounts stories of perilous treks and quiet reflection on his journey to capture the ruins of the northern frontierThu, 01 Oct 2020 20:16:14 +0000A Virtual Tour of Old Town Alexandria and 27 Other Smithsonian Programs Streaming in Octoberhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/smithsonian-associates/2020/09/28/virtual-tour-old-town-alexandria-and-27-other-smithsonian-programs-streaming-october/Join programs, multi-part courses, studio arts classes and virtual study tours Wed, 30 Sep 2020 12:00:00 +0000Eleven Historic Places in America That Desperately Need Savinghttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/these-11-historic-places-in-america-desperately-need-saving-180975924/The National Trust for Historic Preservation names these sites as the most endangered cultural treasures in our countryMon, 28 Sep 2020 17:53:27 +0000Why Sweden’s Ancient Tradition of Calling Home the Herds Is Women’s Work https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/why-swedens-ancient-tradition-calling-home-herds-womens-work-180975904/The spellbinding refrains of the kulning call reflect a tradition that offered women freedom and independence Mon, 28 Sep 2020 15:38:56 +0000Why Are All Swedish Cottages Painted Red?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/why-are-all-swedish-cottages-painted-red-180975914/One company has exclusive rights to the source of the iconic pigment—a copper mine's supply of iron deposits that may last just a century moreFri, 25 Sep 2020 17:24:23 +0000How Do People Picnic Around the Globe?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/how-do-people-picnic-around-globe-180975823/Outdoor dining is having a moment. Let these traditions from eight different places help you put together the ultimate open-air mealWed, 23 Sep 2020 14:45:46 +0000Eight Works of Art Hiding in New York Cityhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/eight-works-art-hiding-new-york-city-180975873/In her new book, author Lori Zimmer reveals some of the city’s best art pieces not found in museumsTue, 22 Sep 2020 12:30:00 +0000Photographs From the Last Quiet Places on Earthhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/photographs-last-quiet-places-180975765/Little can compare to the healing power of silenceFri, 18 Sep 2020 16:04:28 +0000Nero, History's Most Despised Emperor, Gets a Makeoverhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/new-nicer-nero-history-roman-emperor-180975776/For nearly 2,000 years, the Roman ruler has been depicted as an egotistical monster who fiddled while Rome burned. But is this image accurate?Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:30:40 +0000The World’s First Entirely Virtual Art Museum Is Open for Visitorshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/worlds-first-entirely-virtual-art-museum-is-open-for-visitors-180975759/VOMA—the Virtual Online Museum of Art—is a free and fully immersive art experience Thu, 17 Sep 2020 15:54:09 +0000How Will Covid-19 Change the Way Museums Are Built?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/how-will-covid-19-change-way-future-museums-are-built-180975022/The global pandemic will have long-lasting effects on the form and function of future museumsWed, 16 Sep 2020 13:00:00 +0000Japan's Love-Hate Relationship With Catshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/japans-love-hate-relationship-with-cats-180975764/From shapeshifters to demonic corpse eaters, supernatural cats have roamed for centuries in the country's folkloreFri, 11 Sep 2020 13:17:08 +0000The Notre-Dame Crypt Reopens for the First Time Since the Firehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/notre-dame-crypt-reopens-for-first-time-since-fire-180975753/To mark the occasion, a new exhibition in the area under the cathedral's courtyard honors novelist Victor Hugo and architect Eugène Viollet-le-DucWed, 09 Sep 2020 19:49:23 +0000This Norwegian Island Claims to Be the Fabled Land of Thulehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/this-norwegian-island-claims-to-be-fabled-land-thule-180975740/Residents of Smøla believe they live in the northernmost location mentioned in ancient Greek and Roman literature. Other contenders say not so fast.Tue, 08 Sep 2020 18:01:21 +0000In Washington, D.C., Towering Candles Shine as a Beacon of Hope in Dark Timeshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/washington-dc-these-towering-candles-grace-dark-times-beacon-hope-180975700/Artist Sterling Ruby reflects on the recent installation of his sculpture <em>Double Candle</em> at the Hirshhorn Wed, 02 Sep 2020 15:43:47 +0000Want to Support Wildlife Conservation in Africa? Start by Going on a Virtual Safarihttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/want-to-support-wildlife-conservation-in-africa-start-by-going-on-virtual-safari-180975656/During the Covid-19 pandemic, the beleaguered safari industry is livestreaming game drives to draw attention to its causeWed, 02 Sep 2020 14:44:56 +0000