Travel | Smithsonianhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/travel/RSS feed for TravelenWed, 20 Mar 2019 11:00:00 +0000Paris' Hotel Lutetia Is Haunted by Historyhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/paris-hotel-lutetia-haunted-history-180971629/The ghosts of Nazis, French resistance fighters and concentration camp survivors still inhabit the grand building on Paris’ famed Left BankWed, 20 Mar 2019 11:00:00 +0000A Journey to St. Helena, Home of Napoleon's Last Dayshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/journey-st-helen-home-napoleon-last-days-180971638/We crossed the globe to the tiny, remote island to sample the splendid desolation of the emperor's exile under a scornful British governorTue, 19 Mar 2019 12:00:00 +0000The Madcap Chemists of Boozehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/mad-scientists-booze-recreating-spirits-going-back-era-paul-revere-180971630/At Lost Spirits Distillery in Los Angeles, high-tech instruments accelerate the aging process of precious whiskeys and rumsTue, 19 Mar 2019 11:00:00 +0000The Story Behind Bermuda’s Rum Swizzle (Recipe)https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/story-behind-bermudas-rum-swizzle-cocktail-180971701/While the Dark ‘n’ Stormy may get all the attention by visitors, the swizzle is what locals drink Fri, 15 Mar 2019 17:10:47 +0000These Caves in Bermuda Inspired the '80s TV Show “Fraggle Rock”https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/these-caves-in-bermuda-inspired-80s-tv-show-fraggle-rock-180971647/When imagining a setting and plot for the children's show, Michael K. Frith looked to Crystal Caves on the island where he grew upMon, 11 Mar 2019 14:34:10 +0000Explore Bermudian Cuisine Through the Eyes of a Localhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/explore-bermudian-cuisine-through-eyes-local-180971598/Bermunchies curates an Instagram feed highlighting the culinary stars of BermudaFri, 08 Mar 2019 20:55:58 +0000Peek Inside the Workshop Where Mardi Gras Floats Are Madehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/peek-inside-workshop-where-mardi-gras-floats-are-made-180971606/Mardi Gras World in New Orleans offers tours of its whimsical warehouse, where visitors can see floats being constructed all year roundMon, 04 Mar 2019 18:18:42 +0000Inside the World’s Largest Outhouse Racehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/inside-worlds-largest-outhouse-race-180971579/Dozens of teams compete in this annual event in Anchorage, all trying their best to not be number twoFri, 01 Mar 2019 21:25:42 +0000George Washington Gibbs Jr. Defied Danger and Racism to Become the First African-American to Visit Antarcticahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/george-washington-gibbs-jr-defied-danger-and-racism-become-first-african-american-visit-antarctica-180971568/"He had bigger visions and would not be contained in a box," his daughter saysWed, 27 Feb 2019 15:06:55 +0000Here’s How Horticulturalists Made the Michelle Obama Orchidhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/heres-how-horticulturalists-made-michelle-obama-orchid-180971565/This year’s orchid show takes over the cavernous naturally-lit Kogod Courtyard with thousands on view Wed, 27 Feb 2019 11:00:00 +0000Anacostia Community Museum to Close for Renovations, but Will Tour Its Current Show With Pop Ups Across the Cityhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/anacostia-community-museum-will-close-renovations-urban-activism-show-make-pop-ups-around-city-180971455/D.C. Public Library will partner with the museum to bring you "A Right to the City," which takes a deep look at gentrification and its impactTue, 26 Feb 2019 16:15:00 +0000Why Utah Might Be Your Next Favorite Snorkeling Destinationhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/why-utah-might-be-your-next-favorite-snorkeling-destination-180971496/Stocked with saltwater fish from around the world, Bonneville Seabase is an ocean in the middle of the stateTue, 26 Feb 2019 15:40:54 +0000What Should a Contemporary Monument Look Like? https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/what-should-contemporary-monument-look-180971516/A new multi-city art exhibition called "New Monuments for New Cities" tackles this question head onFri, 22 Feb 2019 21:03:14 +0000In Nigeria, the Veil Is a Fashion Statementhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/lagos-nigeria-veil-fashion-statement-180971440/Artist Medina Dugger finds joy in a colorful yet complicated symbol of faithThu, 21 Feb 2019 14:00:00 +0000The Fishy Mystery of Lake Malawihttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/mystery-lake-malawi-180971442/In the second-largest lake in Africa, fish evolution is taking place at an explosive rate. Why? Scientists are diving into the questionThu, 21 Feb 2019 13:00:00 +0000A Veteran Returns to Vietnam, Photographs the Country and Comes to Peace With His Wartime Experiencehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/veteran-returns-vietnam-photographs-country-comes-to-peace-with-his-wartime-experience-180971081/Trading in his rifle for a camera, photographer Chuck Forsman captures the country's resiliency in a new bookFri, 15 Feb 2019 16:23:38 +0000In the Fair City of Verona, Star-Cross'd Lovers Want to Believe in 'La Casa di Giulietta'https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/fair-city-verona-star-crossed-lovers-want-believe-casa-giulietta-180971494/The number of visitors to this self-proclaimed Shakespearean “city of love” typically swells during the week around Valentine’s DayThu, 14 Feb 2019 13:31:01 +0000Explore France's Loire Valley in the Footsteps of Leonardo da Vincihttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/explore-frances-loire-valley-in-footsteps-of-leonardo-da-vinci-180971039/Five centuries after his death, visitors can pay homage to the artist at these sites in central France where he spent his final yearsTue, 12 Feb 2019 14:00:00 +0000Expect Stiff Competition at This Year’s International Hair Freezing Contesthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/expect-stiff-competition-years-international-hair-freezing-contest-180971197/The annual event at Canada’s Takhini Hot Pools draws people from around the world competing for the title of the world’s coolest ’doThu, 07 Feb 2019 16:49:29 +0000National Air and Space Museum Says Pardon Our Renovation, but Come Anywayhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/national-air-and-space-museum-says-pardon-our-renovation-come-anyway-180971434/In need of a new facade, the museum undergoes top-to-bottom change, bringing state-of-the-art technology and 21st century stories into its exhibitionsThu, 07 Feb 2019 16:30:53 +0000Enslaved Tour Guide Stephen Bishop Made Mammoth Cave the Must-See Destination It Is Todayhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/enslaved-tour-guide-stephen-bishop-made-mammoth-cave-must-see-destination-it-today-180971424/In the 1830s and '40s, the pioneering spelunker mapped out many of the underground system's most popular spotsWed, 06 Feb 2019 17:53:15 +0000How the Grand Canyon Transformed From a 'Valueless' Place to a National Parkhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/how-grand-canyon-transformed-from-valueless-place-to-national-park-180971426/Before the advent of geology as a science, the canyon was avoided. Now the popular park is celebrating its centennial yearWed, 06 Feb 2019 17:30:18 +0000Morocco’s 'Hippie Trail' Still Pulses With Bohemian Counterculturehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/moroccos-hippie-trail-still-pulses-with-bohemian-culture-180968887/From the 1950s to 1970s, thousands of flower children made a spiritual pilgrimage through northwest Africa Tue, 05 Feb 2019 14:38:20 +0000Four Craft Artists Use Their Medium to Tell the Story of Our Times https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/four-craft-artists-use-their-medium-tell-story-our-times-180971210/The Renwick’s newest show challenges everything you thought you knew about craft art Tue, 05 Feb 2019 11:00:00 +0000One Lesson From Burning Man—Embrace the Dusthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/smithsonian-american-art-museum/2019/01/18/embrace-dust-burning-man-journal/One Lesson From Burning Man—Embrace the DustMon, 04 Feb 2019 15:30:24 +0000Fourteen Things to Do at the Smithsonian in Februaryhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/smithsonian-associates/2019/02/01/14-things-do-smithsonian-february/Programs on J.D. Salinger, French cooking, the Academy Awards and much more from the Smithsonian AssociatesMon, 04 Feb 2019 15:20:54 +0000To Celebrate the Lunar New Year, Chinese Blacksmiths Turn Molten Metal Into Fireworkshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/to-celebrate-lunar-new-year-chinese-blacksmiths-turn-molten-metal-into-fireworks-180971362/Dubbed the "poor man's fireworks," the spectacular pyrotechnic display is a 500-year ritual in Nuanquan, ChinaFri, 01 Feb 2019 13:00:00 +0000Breakthrough Korean Feminist Artist Yun Suknam in Her First U.S. Museum Exhibitionhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/breakthrough-korean-feminist-artist-yun-suknam-her-first-us-museum-exhibition-180971111/With an assemblage portrait of her mother as the focal piece, the artist’s work is surrounded by the works of those who inspired herWed, 30 Jan 2019 11:00:00 +0000Smithsonian Staffers Scramble to Make Up Time Lost During Government Shutdownhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/smithsonian-staffers-scramble-makeup-time-lost-government-shutdown-180971372/Workers are back, the museums are open, the pandas are well, but officials say the ramifications of the shutdown are far from overTue, 29 Jan 2019 19:54:47 +0000Arboreal 'Snow Monsters' Overrun Northern Japan Every Winterhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/arboreal-snow-monsters-overrun-northern-japan-every-winter-180971323/Ice and wind transform these high altitude fir trees of into real-life White WalkersFri, 25 Jan 2019 19:21:53 +0000This Greenhouse on Mount Everest Is One of the World's Highest Gardenshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/mount-everest-greenhouse-13100-feet-one-worlds-highest-gardens-180971318/A Sherpa couple built their own greenhouse to grow vegetables at 13,100 feet Thu, 24 Jan 2019 20:49:06 +0000