Travel | Smithsonianhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/travel/RSS feed for TravelenThu, 20 Sep 2018 16:00:00 +0000Zooming In on Petrahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/petra-jordan-drone-3d-scan-digital-modeling-180970310/How digital archaeologists are using drones and cutting-edge cameras to recreate the spectacular 2,000-year-old ruins in JordanThu, 20 Sep 2018 16:00:00 +0000The Whitney Flame Topaz Smolders in Vibrant Redhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/whitney-flame-topaz-smolders-vibrant-red-180970336/A new gemstone at the Natural History Museum is already igniting wonder in viewersThu, 20 Sep 2018 15:00:00 +0000Over 1,500 Museums Across the U.S. Will Open Their Doors for Free This Saturday https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/museums-visit-free-museum-day-180970317/Museums and zoos across the country are letting visitors in admission-free. Here are some highlights. Wed, 19 Sep 2018 18:31:24 +0000The Afterlife of Beetlejuicehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/afterlife-beetlejuice-180970315/The "Ghost with the Most" has been haunting movie watches—and one small Vermont town—for 30 yearsWed, 19 Sep 2018 15:00:00 +0000Massive, Awe-Inspiring Sculptures Dot the Former Yugoslavian Countrysidehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/bizarre-sculptures-dot-former-yugoslavian-countryside-180970278/In his new book, photographer Jonathan “Jonk” Jimenez seeks out unique monuments commemorating Yugoslav's National Liberation StruggleMon, 17 Sep 2018 16:05:21 +0000How the Smithsonian Prepares for Hurricanes and Flooding https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-smithsonian-preps-hurricanes-and-flooding-180970294/An emergency command center is ready for activation and the National Zoo could move animals into bunkersFri, 14 Sep 2018 20:11:36 +0000How to Make Your Own Cheesehead in Milwaukeehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/how-become-cheesehead-180970190/You can make your own iconic Cheesehead hat for this year’s football season at the Foamation factory in MilwaukeeThu, 13 Sep 2018 19:01:56 +0000Check Out These 10 Must-See Fall Exhibitshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/check-out-these-must-see-fall-exhibits-180970146/Underwater artifacts and Winnie the Pooh take center stage at these new museum exhibits this fallFri, 07 Sep 2018 15:15:02 +0000Climb a 35-Foot Human Tower Through the Lens of a Photographerhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/local-lens-human-castles-heart-catalonia-180970189/Casteller and photographer Alex Nebot documents the fascinating Catalan sport of stacking people into elaborate towersFri, 07 Sep 2018 14:43:06 +0000Step Inside This Glittering Mountain of Salthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/spanish-mountain-made-salt-180969946/Resembling an iceberg and formed millions of years ago, Muntanya de Sal is one of the world's only salt mountainsWed, 29 Aug 2018 18:01:19 +0000Travel Through the Landscapes That Inspired Salvador Dalíhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/travel-landscapes-salvador-dali-catalonia-180969690/Three destinations in northeastern Spain offer a unique glimpse into the life of the famous surrealistTue, 28 Aug 2018 13:41:26 +0000Why Texas Just May Be the Best State for Fall Foliagehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/why-texas-just-may-be-best-state-fall-foliage-180970083/With its rolling prairies and limestone cliffs, historic towns and oak-filled nature parks, Texas Hill Country is a land apartMon, 27 Aug 2018 16:03:51 +0000Why Every Food Lover Should Visit the Twin Citieshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/why-every-food-lover-should-visit-twin-cities-180970084/Minnesota's Twin Cities are forging a new identity, one that celebrates the region's Nordic past while embracing its multicultural presentThu, 23 Aug 2018 17:44:49 +0000This Culture, Once Believed Extinct, Is Flourishinghttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/culture-once-believed-extinct-flourishing-180970101/A new exhibition explores the cultural heritage of the Taíno, the indigenous people of the Caribbean Thu, 23 Aug 2018 15:38:08 +0000Epcot Just Got a New Smithsonian Museum Exhibitionhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/epcot-just-got-new-smithsonian-museum-exhibition-180969985/Worlds apart yet sharing so much, the two vacation destinations collaborate to bring scholarship and authenticity to Disney audiences Wed, 22 Aug 2018 14:00:00 +0000Artisan Master Classes Hope to Draw Travelers Into the Armenian Countrysidehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/motal-cheese-leading-ecotourism-efforts-armenias-agricultural-east-180970054/A local NGO is working with farmers and craft makers to develop new cultural tourism offerings in Armenia's scenic Gegharkunik regionFri, 17 Aug 2018 13:45:30 +0000This Los Angeles Grocery Store Has 31,000 Items — and You Can't Eat Any of Themhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/los-angeles-grocery-store-has-31000-items-and-you-cant-eat-any-them-180969990/Browse rows of Butterfingers, ramen packets and "fresh" produce crafted out of feltMon, 13 Aug 2018 20:24:22 +0000Newfoundland's Volunteer Puffin Patrol Helps Save Hundreds of Baby Seabirds Confused by Light Pollutionhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/look-inside-canadas-volunteer-puffin-and-petrel-patrol-180969363/Baby birds leaving the nest for the first time sometimes confuse urban lights for the moon and stars as they try and head out to sea from Witless BayMon, 13 Aug 2018 16:15:43 +0000Nine Travel Tips From Astronautshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/nine-travel-tips-astronauts-have-taken-space-earth-180969959/What can terrestrial travelers learn from people who have been to space?Thu, 09 Aug 2018 15:41:09 +0000A Sensuous Blending of Style and Speed, This Ducati Is Both Art and Machinehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/sensuous-blending-style-and-speed-ducati-both-art-and-machine-180969933/An appreciation for the cognoscenti of motorcycles Wed, 08 Aug 2018 15:07:30 +0000A Massive New Museum Dedicated to Comedy Just Opened in Lucille Ball’s Hometownhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/massive-new-museum-dedicated-comedy-just-opened-lucille-balls-hometown-180969859/The brand-new National Comedy Center — in the noted comedy destination of Jamestown, New York — is a look at the history of humorThu, 02 Aug 2018 17:07:11 +0000These Images From 1968 Capture an America in Violent Fluxhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/images-1968-capture-america-violent-flux-180969785/A one-room show at the National Portrait Gallery is a hauntingly relevant 50-year-old time capsuleWed, 01 Aug 2018 17:36:17 +0000The Topsy-Turvy Worldview of Georg Baselitz https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/topsy-turvy-worldview-georg-baselitz-180969796/Upside-down paintings are part of a 60-year survey of the German painter and sculptor, who makes a return to the HirshhornTue, 31 Jul 2018 19:21:43 +0000Where to See the Best Mural Festivals Around the Worldhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/best-mural-festivals-around-world-180968693/Every year, cities across the globe bring in artists to transform buildingsMon, 30 Jul 2018 20:37:47 +0000Vibrant Art Installations Infuse New Life into Abandoned Houses in This Cleveland Neighborhoodhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/one-weekend-art-infuses-new-life-cleveland-neighborhood-180969771/Hit hard by the recession, Slavic Village is slowly making a comeback with the help of artists and neighborhood groupsFri, 27 Jul 2018 20:27:05 +0000A Photographer Captures Contrasts and Characters in Barcelona's Streetshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/barcelona-street-photography-180969710/Josep Fabrega Agea, a retired teacher and psychosociologist, points his lens at the city's dark corners and poetic placesFri, 27 Jul 2018 17:11:47 +0000Get to Know Khorovats, Armenia’s Favorite Grilling Pastimehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/get-know-khorovats-armenias-favorite-grilling-pastime-180969759/ Thu, 26 Jul 2018 15:18:55 +0000This Artist Dwells in the Clandestine World of Classified Secrets and Surveillancehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/artist-dwells-clandestine-world-classified-secrets-and-surveillance-180969742/MacArthur Award recipient Trevor Paglen is launching his own satellite into space this fall—as a work of artThu, 26 Jul 2018 13:00:00 +0000This Tiny Picturesque Island Is Standing in for Greece in 'Mamma Mia 2'https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/tiny-picturesque-island-standing-greece-mamma-mia-2-180969740/Sometimes the understudy exceeds expectationsWed, 25 Jul 2018 20:26:47 +0000