Travel | Smithsonian feed for TravelenFri, 20 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000Here’s What It Takes to Turn a Museum into a Movie Screen mark the reopening of the Freer Gallery, the façade of the newly renovated museum made its cinematic debutTue, 19 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000The Shocking World of Electric Fishes like eels use electricity to navigate their worldsFri, 20 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000Climb a 2,500-Rung Ladder Up New Zealand's Towering Twin Falls in and follow 3,200 feet of newly-laid cable up this stunning waterfall in WanakaThu, 19 Oct 2017 10:30:00 +0000How This Vienna Suburb Became the Center of the "Raw Art" Movement a psychiatric clinic, the Art Brut Center Gugging now serves as a museum exhibiting the works of some of the world’s best self-taught artistsWed, 18 Oct 2017 18:40:50 +0000Every Modern Architecture Lover Should Take This Three-Day Road Trip Connecticut, works by some of the most notable architects of the 20th century are hiding in plain sight. Take the wheel for this sightseeing tourWed, 18 Oct 2017 15:46:14 +0000The Minister Who Invented Camping in America William H.H. Murray accidental bestseller launched the country's first outdoor crazeTue, 17 Oct 2017 14:33:41 +0000Inside Taiwan’s Craft Beer Renaissance a state-run industry, beer-making in Taiwan is blending globally-minded brewing with local flavorsFri, 13 Oct 2017 20:20:20 +0000Everything in This Museum Is Fake Vienna art museum pays homage to the art of forgeryFri, 13 Oct 2017 19:25:12 +0000Have We Been Building Chairs All Wrong? Dutch designer Joris Laarman uses algorithms and digital technology to innovate through constraintFri, 13 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000Take a Tour of the Smithsonian's Asian Pacific Collections this Autumn artifacts all across the Smithsonian Institution captivate and confound in equal measureThu, 12 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000Check Out These Massive Straw Art Sculptures on Japan's Honshu Island students are giving leftover rice wara a second lifeTue, 10 Oct 2017 18:31:36 +0000Natural Phenomena (Other Than Foliage) You Can Glimpse This Fall to look beyond the leaves for a taste of the season's wondersTue, 10 Oct 2017 17:36:42 +0000How Armenia Plans to Become the Next World-Class Hiking Destination new trails in the Armenian Highland are putting the country's outdoor offerings on the mapFri, 06 Oct 2017 20:00:39 +0000Trinity Site Offers a Rare Chance to Visit Ground Zero of the World’s First Atomic Bomb Explosion detonation site is only open to civilians twice a yearFri, 06 Oct 2017 15:51:16 +0000This Canadian Lake Hides an Underwater Ghost Town Minnewanka in Alberta was once home to a bustling resort, but today its eerie landscape can only be seen by scuba diversThu, 05 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000A Cruise Ship Chef Hunts for Big Fish. Will He Succeed? luxury liner Europa 2 docks into port, its chef de cuisine has a major challenge ahead: prepare lunch for his very discerning clienteleWed, 27 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000This Breathtaking Greek Island Is Home to More Than 700 Churches major pilgrimage site for Orthodox Christians, Tínos has long been overlooked by other travelersTue, 26 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000Check Out These Stunning Photographs of a Tibetan Horseback Sport in ancient Tibet promoted the sport to save money on military trainingMon, 25 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0000Over 130 Factories Get New Lives as Tourist Destinations in Taiwan glassblowing to ribbon weaving, baking to soap making, the island offers innovative tourism attractions for every type of visitorFri, 22 Sep 2017 21:07:09 +0000In This Quiet Space for Contemplation, a Fountain Rains Down Calming Waters year after the Nation’s first black president rang in the opening of the African American History Museum, visitors reflect on its impactThu, 21 Sep 2017 19:11:11 +0000Star-Studded Photos Reveal the Beauty of Armenia's Ancient Landscapes photographer behind 'Your beautiful eyes' documents his country's storied landscape beneath canopies of starsWed, 20 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000Photographer Reconstructs 1,400-Mile Route Along the Underground Railroad'Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad' traces a plausible path a freedom seeker could have taken NorthTue, 19 Sep 2017 18:08:03 +0000Freer|Sackler: Reopens October 14 and updates for the upcoming celebrations at the Freer and Sackler Galleries Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:57:07 +0000Seven Must-See Museums in Norway institution celebrates a different aspect of this Scandinavian country’s historyMon, 18 Sep 2017 19:42:07 +0000This Former Soviet Art Duo Crafts Worlds of Whimsy and Delight models, the wellspring of the celebrated large installations of Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, are at the HirshhornMon, 18 Sep 2017 11:42:41 +0000This Austrian Ossuary Holds Hundreds of Elaborately Hand-Painted Skulls inside Europe's largest intact collection of painted remainsFri, 15 Sep 2017 13:55:00 +0000Fans of Minecraft Are Sure to Dig this Nationwide Museum Fest indie hit is the perfect game for a day devoted to unearthing knowledgeFri, 15 Sep 2017 13:37:27 +000012 Must-See Fall Exhibits Around the World, science and magic draws us to museums this fallThu, 14 Sep 2017 16:04:15 +0000These Massive Land Art Constructions Are Actually Ancient Fishing Weirs tidal traps were built off the coast of Taiwan as early as the Qing DynastyWed, 13 Sep 2017 20:24:41 +0000Armenia Might Be One of the Oldest and Youngest Beer-Making Countries in the World Wed, 13 Sep 2017 17:03:22 +000012 of the Best Food Festivals Happening This Fall to eat, drink and play across the U.S. this autumnFri, 08 Sep 2017 18:43:20 +0000From Egyptian Cats to Crime Scenes, Here's a Preview of the Smithsonian's Upcoming Shows in D.C. and NYC are in for a mental workout with shows that deliver on everything from the experimental to the traditionalFri, 08 Sep 2017 16:42:51 +0000An Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Funeral Fit for a King the first time in more than 70 years, Thailand is saying farewell to its monarchThu, 07 Sep 2017 17:28:36 +0000You Can Help Scientists Study Great White Sharks Off the Coast of Cape Cod Atlantic White Shark Conservancy is offering boating expeditions open to the public now through OctoberWed, 06 Sep 2017 15:41:55 +0000The Hide and Seek World Championship Will Take Over an Italian Ghost Town annual event takes place in Consonno, an abandoned village once considered Italy's Las VegasTue, 05 Sep 2017 18:38:58 +000019 Fall Festivals in Canada to Get You Excited for Sweater Weather autumn with our neighbors to the NorthThu, 31 Aug 2017 21:19:05 +0000See the Most Northerly Active Sand Dunes in the World Athabasca Sand Dunes are a geological oddity in northern CanadaThu, 31 Aug 2017 21:12:49 +0000Descend into the World’s Iciest Gateway to Hell's Eisriesenwelt, the world's largest ice cave, mixes science with folkloreWed, 30 Aug 2017 21:31:12 +0000These Five "Witness Trees" Were Present At Key Moments In America's History still-standing trees are a living testament to our country's tragic pastFri, 25 Aug 2017 18:54:47 +0000