Travel | Smithsonianhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/travel/RSS feed for TravelenFri, 19 Jan 2018 17:49:45 +0000Photos Document the Last Remaining Old-Growth Pine Forests of the American Southhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/photos-capture-longleaf-pine-forests-american-south-180967891/In his forthcoming book, photographer Chuck Hemard delves deep into what remains of the longleaf pine forests of his youthFri, 19 Jan 2018 17:49:45 +0000Seven Must-See Museums in South Koreahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/7-must-see-museums-south-korea-180967800/Get cultured while you’re in the country for the Winter OlympicsFri, 12 Jan 2018 20:13:59 +0000This World Heritage Site in Japan Is One of the Snowiest Places on the Planethttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/picturesque-japanese-village-one-snowiest-places-planet-180967802/And you thought Boston got a lot of snowThu, 11 Jan 2018 21:05:22 +0000The True History of Luke Skywalker's Monastic Retreathttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/true-history-luke-skywalkers-monastic-retreat-180967798/A Smithsonian Librarian delves into centuries of maps and manuscripts to discover ancient stories of this sacred place and sanctuaryThu, 11 Jan 2018 21:04:25 +0000A Brief History of Airport Chapelshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/airport-chapels-brief-history-180967765/Our Lady of the Airways can still be visited in LoganTue, 09 Jan 2018 15:32:18 +0000What's an Ancient Roman Temple Doing in Armenia?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/whats-ancient-roman-temple-doing-armenia-1-180967756/Shrouded in mystery, the Temple of Garni offers a rare glimpse into pre-Christian CaucasiaFri, 05 Jan 2018 18:12:53 +0000January Happenings At the Smithsonianhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/january-happenings-smithsonian-180967752/Blow away winter blues with our recommended list of film, lectures, concerts and moreFri, 05 Jan 2018 16:56:26 +0000A Visit to the House of the Mountain Gorillashttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/mountain-gorillas-bwindi-impenetrable-national-park-180967307/A trek through Bwindi Impenetrable National Park brings you up close and personal with an endangered gorilla populationThu, 04 Jan 2018 20:46:29 +0000How Zoo Animals Stay Safe and Warm in the Arctic Blasthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-zoo-animals-stay-safe-arctic-blast-180967742/From flamingo 'hot tubs' to heated termite mounds, zoos have plenty of tricks to keep creatures safe when the forecast freezes overThu, 04 Jan 2018 17:35:12 +0000The Ashram Where the Beatles Sought Enlightenmenthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/beatles-ashram-sought-enlightenment-180967494/Beach Boys singer Mike Love recalls what it was like to be at the Indian locale, which remains a destination for fans of music and meditationWed, 03 Jan 2018 16:00:00 +0000It’s Still Christmas in Armeniahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/its-still-christmas-armenia-180967689/The holiday celebrations continue through January 13. Here's what to cook to keep the festivities going.Wed, 03 Jan 2018 11:30:00 +0000'Armenian Pizza' Is the Comfort Food You Didn’t Know You Were Missing (Recipe)https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/armenian-pizza-comfort-food-you-didnt-know-you-were-missing-recipe-180967676/What lahmacun may lack in cheese pulls it makes up for with juicy, spicy ground lambFri, 29 Dec 2017 22:22:19 +0000Photos Celebrate the Lives of Gender Non-Conforming Spirit Mediums in Southeast Asiahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/spirit-mediums-180967518/The pioneering photographer's latest book documents the welcoming community of transgender individuals who serve as spirit mediums in Burma and ThailandFri, 29 Dec 2017 22:02:38 +0000How Augmented Reality Is Helping Raise Awareness About One of Armenia's Most Endangered Specieshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/how-augmented-reality-helping-raise-awareness-about-one-armenias-most-endangered-species-1-180967670/ Fri, 29 Dec 2017 21:16:38 +0000Bringing Taíno Peoples Back Into Historyhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/bringing-taino-peoples-back-history-180967637/An upcoming Smithsonian exhibition explores the legacy of Native peoples in the Greater Antilles and their contemporary heritage movementThu, 28 Dec 2017 11:00:00 +0000These Five Abandoned Mines Have Been Transformed into Subterranean Wonderlandshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/former-mines-find-modern-glory-180967649/Zip line through darkness or relax in a serene saline pool deep undergroundWed, 27 Dec 2017 22:22:21 +0000The Best Places to See Reindeer Around the Worldhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/six-places-see-reindeer-winter-180967552/From Norway to Alaska, here's where to see members of Santa's herd in personThu, 21 Dec 2017 20:05:55 +0000The U.S. Now Has Its First Dark Sky Reservehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/us-now-has-its-first-dark-sky-reserve-180967618/ Thu, 21 Dec 2017 17:39:01 +0000How the Sun Illuminates Spanish Missions On the Winter Solsticehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/how-sun-illuminates-spanish-missions-on-winter-solstice-180967619/Today, the rising sun shines on altars and other religious objects at many Spanish churches in the U.S. and Latin AmericaThu, 21 Dec 2017 17:25:49 +0000Why Iceland's Christmas Witch Is Much Cooler (and Scarier) Than Krampushttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/why-icelands-christmas-witch-much-cooler-and-scarier-krampus-180967605/With roots dating back to the 13th century, Gryla is not to be messed withWed, 20 Dec 2017 16:13:04 +0000Around the Globe, Revered Artist Ferdinand Hodler Receives His Due, the Portrait Gallery Joins Inhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/around-globe-revered-artist-ferdinand-hodler-receives-his-due-portrait-gallery-joins-180967600/A swirl of dance portraits complement a single Swiss loan of Hodler’s Italian dancer Wed, 20 Dec 2017 11:00:00 +0000See the World Through the Eyes of a Butterfly at a New Exhibit on the Senseshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/put-your-senses-test-180967528/The American Museum of Natural History’s newest exhibition reveals how our brains make sense of the world around usFri, 15 Dec 2017 20:58:12 +0000Photos Offer a Glimpse Into the Wild Corners of America's Northernmost National Parkhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/gates-arctic-americas-most-rugged-national-park-180967427/In his upcoming book, author Joe Wilkins gives an insider's perspective of Gates of the Arctic Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:38:11 +0000Virtual Reality Is Allowing Us To See Some of the World’s Most Inaccessible Archaeological Siteshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/virtual-reality-allowing-see-some-worlds-most-inaccessible-archaeological-sites-180967534/A Native American tribe in California got a chance to reconnect with its past through virtual reality models of sacred sitesThu, 14 Dec 2017 15:18:02 +0000The World’s Steepest Zip Line Offers Breathtaking Views Over St. Martinhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/worlds-steepest-zip-line-breathtaking-views-over-st-martin-180967477/ Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:35:05 +0000A New Way to Show Your Devotion in Mexico City: Wear a T-Shirthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/new-way-show-your-devotion-mexico-city-wear-t-shirt-180967464/A Smithsonian folklorist makes the pilgrimage to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe and discovers an emerging traditionMon, 11 Dec 2017 12:00:00 +0000Don't Miss These 10 New Art and Design Exhibits Opening This Winterhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/10-must-see-winter-exhibits-180967435/Explore everything from artistic chairs to underground magazines this seasonFri, 08 Dec 2017 17:45:40 +0000People Are Lying on the Floor To See this Dazzling Ceiling Puzzle https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/people-are-lying-floor-see-dazzling-ceiling-puzzle-180967449/The work pays homage to the vaulted domes, ornate Italianate arches and Art Deco geometric forms of nine of the nation's historic ceilingsFri, 08 Dec 2017 12:00:00 +0000An Exhibit in Illinois Allows Visitors to Talk with Holograms of 13 Holocaust Survivorshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/chat-holographic-holocaust-survivor-180967085/The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie, Illinois, opened the new Survivor Stories Experience this fallFri, 01 Dec 2017 20:57:55 +0000The Ten Best Travel Books of 2017https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/ten-best-travel-books-2017-180967388/These reads will remedy even the direst cases of wanderlustFri, 01 Dec 2017 18:23:27 +0000Revive the Charm of an 1800s Show with These Modern-Day Flea Circuseshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/modern-day-flea-circuses-180967355/Take a trip to the (very small) Big TopWed, 29 Nov 2017 14:46:10 +0000A Trip Inspired by 'Murder on the Orient Express'https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/trip-inspired-murder-orient-express-180967306/On the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, the murder mystery is not includedTue, 28 Nov 2017 16:23:42 +0000Did Disney Pixar Get Day of the Dead Celebrations Right in Its New Film 'Coco'?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/did-disney-pixar-get-day-dead-celebrations-right-its-new-film-coco-180967286/Smithsonian folklorist Cynthia Vidaurri says: "It's complicated"Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:50:19 +0000