Travel | Smithsonianhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/travel/RSS feed for TravelenFri, 20 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000Here’s What It Takes to Turn a Museum into a Movie Screenhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/heres-what-it-takes-turn-museum-movie-screen-180964931/To 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 Fisheshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/shocking-world-electric-fishes-180965329/Fish 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 Fallshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/climb-worlds-highest-waterfall-ferrata-180964956/Clip 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" Movementhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/visiting-epicenter-art-brut-movement-austria-180964812/Once 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 Triphttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/every-architecture-lover-should-take-three-day-road-trip-180965292/In 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 Americahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/religious-roots-of-americas-love-for-camping-180965280/How William H.H. Murray accidental bestseller launched the country's first outdoor crazeTue, 17 Oct 2017 14:33:41 +0000Inside Taiwan’s Craft Beer Renaissancehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/taiwans-new-craft-beer-scene-brewing-some-world-class-pints-180965264/Once 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 Fakehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/nothing-art-museum-real-180964918/This Vienna art museum pays homage to the art of forgeryFri, 13 Oct 2017 19:25:12 +0000Have We Been Building Chairs All Wrong?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/have-we-been-building-chairs-all-wrong-180965194/Experimental 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 Autumnhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/take-tour-smithsonians-asian-artwork-autumn-180965141/Diverse 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 Islandhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/check-out-these-wara-art-sculptures-japan-180965197/Art students are giving leftover rice wara a second lifeTue, 10 Oct 2017 18:31:36 +0000Natural Phenomena (Other Than Foliage) You Can Glimpse This Fallhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/natural-phenomena-other-foliage-you-can-glimpse-fall-180965035/Where 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 Destinationhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/armenia-becoming-world-class-hiking-destination-180965096/Epic 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 Explosionhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/trinity-site-open-house-offers-public-rare-glimpse-atomic-bomb-site-180965110/The detonation site is only open to civilians twice a yearFri, 06 Oct 2017 15:51:16 +0000This Canadian Lake Hides an Underwater Ghost Townhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/underneath-canadian-lake-sits-preserved-ghost-town-180964645/Lake 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?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/1004949_1_3451908_eps01_electricity_yt_pl/As 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 Churcheshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/small-greek-island-home-more-700-churches-180965022/A 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 Sporthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/check-out-stunning-photographs-tibetan-horseback-sport-180964925/Kings 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 Taiwanhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/step-inside-taiwans-tourism-factories-180964778/From 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 https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/quiet-space-contemplation-fountain-rains-down-calming-waters-180964981/One 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 Landscapeshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/armenia-night-local-lens-landscape-ancient-suren-manvelyan-180964781/The 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 Railroadhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/underground-railroad-photographs-180964899/'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 14https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/freersackler-reopens-180964919/Stories and updates for the upcoming celebrations at the Freer and Sackler Galleries Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:57:07 +0000Seven Must-See Museums in Norwayhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/must-see-museums-norway-180964470/Each 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 https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/this-former-soviet-art-duo-crafts-worlds-whimsy-delight-180964914/Miniature 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 Skullshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/hallstatt-bones-house-hand-painted-skulls-180964736/Step 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 Festhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/minecraft-fans-dig-museum-fest-180964888/The 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 Worldhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/12-must-see-fall-exhibits-180964834/Art, science and magic draws us to museums this fallThu, 14 Sep 2017 16:04:15 +0000These Massive Land Art Constructions Are Actually Ancient Fishing Weirshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/discover-taiwans-ancient-fishing-methods-tourist-destinations-180964694/Stone 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 Worldhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/armenia-might-be-one-oldest-and-youngest-beermaking-countries-world-180964860/ Wed, 13 Sep 2017 17:03:22 +000012 of the Best Food Festivals Happening This Fallhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/12-best-food-festivals-happening-fall-180964800/Where 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 Showshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/from-egyptian-cats-to-crime-scenes-smithsonian-upcoming-shows-180964748/Gallery-goers 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 Kinghttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/exclusive-behind-scenes-look-funeral-fit-king-180964799/For 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 Codhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/you-can-help-scientists-study-great-white-sharks-coast-cape-cod-180964695/The 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 Townhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/inside-worlds-only-hide-and-go-seek-championship-180964595/The 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 Weatherhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/19-fall-festivals-canada-get-you-excited-sweater-weather-180964709/Enjoy autumn with our neighbors to the NorthThu, 31 Aug 2017 21:19:05 +0000See the Most Northerly Active Sand Dunes in the Worldhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/see-most-northerly-sand-dunes-world-180964704/The Athabasca Sand Dunes are a geological oddity in northern CanadaThu, 31 Aug 2017 21:12:49 +0000Descend into the World’s Iciest Gateway to Hellhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/eisriesenwelt-austria-worlds-iciest-gateway-hell-180964675/Austria'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 Historyhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/these-five-witness-trees-were-present-at-key-moments-in-americas-history-180963925/These still-standing trees are a living testament to our country's tragic pastFri, 25 Aug 2017 18:54:47 +0000