Travel | Smithsonianhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/travel/RSS feed for TravelenThu, 08 Nov 2018 13:41:15 +0000The Scars of World War Ihttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-scars-war-wwi-photo-travelogue-180970678/One hundred years after the end of the bloodshed, one photographer finds personal connections to the warThu, 08 Nov 2018 13:41:15 +0000There's a New Ranking System For Best Countries to Live In, and Norway Isn't Number Onehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/theres-new-ranking-system-best-countries-to-live-in-norway-isnt-number-one-180970744/Most researchers use the UN's Human Development Index to measure each country's progress, but that system has flaws. A new index aims to do it betterWed, 07 Nov 2018 16:48:06 +0000In 1868, Two Nations Made a Treaty, the U.S. Broke It and Plains Indian Tribes are Still Seeking Justice https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/1868-two-nations-made-treaty-us-broke-it-and-plains-indian-tribes-are-still-seeking-justice-180970741/The American Indian Museum puts the 150-year-old Fort Laramie Treaty on view in its "Nation to Nation" exhibitionWed, 07 Nov 2018 11:00:00 +0000Forget Cherry Blossoms — Why Fall May Be the Best Time to Visit Japanhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/forget-cherry-blossoms-why-fall-may-be-best-time-visit-japan-180970740/From mid-October to early December, Japan's gorgeous gardens burst with colorTue, 06 Nov 2018 21:00:06 +0000This Art Show Is Taking the Literal Pulse of Americahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/this-art-show-is-taking-the-literal-pulse-america-180970738/Artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer uses biometrics to make breathtaking spectacle Tue, 06 Nov 2018 19:34:28 +0000In Senegal, Female Empowerment, Prestige and Wealth Is Measured in Glittering Goldhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/senegal-female-empowerment-prestige-and-wealth-measured-glittering-gold-180970698/The African Art Museum's new exhibition delves into a tradition that is both ravishingly beautiful and hauntingly fraughtMon, 05 Nov 2018 11:00:00 +0000Peer Through the Lens of the World's Best Nature Photographers https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/peer-through-lens-worlds-best-nature-photographers-180970612/Sixty images, including the winners, from the 23rd annual Nature's Best Photography Windland Smith Rice Awards go on viewMon, 29 Oct 2018 10:00:00 +0000A Brief History of Ireland’s Fortune-Telling Mashed Potato Dish (Recipe)https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/colcannon-fortune-telling-mashed-dish-recipe-180970492/Try your luck with this side, traditionally served on HalloweenFri, 26 Oct 2018 20:53:09 +0000A New Museum Honoring America's Veterans Opens in Ohiohttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/new-museum-honoring-americas-veterans-opens-ohio-180970637/Personal stories take the place of military artifacts at the new National Veterans Memorial & MuseumFri, 26 Oct 2018 14:52:59 +0000Get Spooked on One of These Haunted Vintage Train Rides https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/get-spooked-one-these-haunted-vintage-train-rides-180970625/Skip the haunted house and climb aboard one of these trains insteadThu, 25 Oct 2018 18:32:55 +0000A Journey to One of the Country's Most Remote Distillerieshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/countrys-most-remote-distillery-rye-worth-journey-1-180970602/Minnesota's north country serves up cold nights and warming whiskeysMon, 22 Oct 2018 19:57:38 +0000How Japanese Artists Responded to the Transformation of Their Nationhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-japanese-artists-responded-transformation-their-nation-180970598/Two new exhibitions at the Freer|Sackler vividly illustrate Japan's arrival to the modern ageMon, 22 Oct 2018 18:44:30 +0000Taste Your Way Through Italy, One Ingredient-Specific Museum at a Timehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/taste-your-way-through-italy-one-ingredient-specific-museum-time-180969866/The Emilia Romagna region has 25 food museums, each dedicated to a beloved food item – ranging from balsamic vinegar to Parmesan cheeseThu, 18 Oct 2018 14:32:04 +0000Self-Taught Artist Clementine Hunter Painted the Bold Hues of Southern Lifehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/self-taught-artist-clementine-hunter-painted-bold-hues-southern-life-180970572/On view at NMAAHC, Hunter’s colorful artworks depict work in the field, church on Sundays, and laundry on the lineThu, 18 Oct 2018 14:00:00 +0000The Return of Dorothy’s Iconic Ruby Slippers, Now Newly Preserved for the Ages https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/return-dorothys-iconic-ruby-slippers-now-newly-preserved-ages-180970574/The unprecedented conservation of the <i>Wizard of Oz</i> shoes involved more than 200 hours, and a call from the FBIThu, 18 Oct 2018 10:00:00 +0000Explore the Dublin Destinations That Inspired "Dracula"https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/explore-bram-stokers-dublin-just-time-halloween-180970480/Follow in the footsteps of Bram Stoker and see how his hometown inspired him to write his famous horror novelWed, 17 Oct 2018 19:06:54 +0000The True Story of Misty of Chincoteague, the Pony Who Stared Down a Devastating Nor'Easterhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/real-misty-chincoteague-once-stared-down-barrel-storm-180970557/The Ash Wednesday Storm of 1962 was a horse of another colorTue, 16 Oct 2018 12:00:00 +0000This Photographer Captures the Beauty and Drama of East Greenland at Winter's Endhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/danie-ferreira-smithsonian-featured-photographer-arctic-180970452/Danie Ferreira shares his experiences documenting one of the world’s coldest climates on the heels of Greenland dogsMon, 15 Oct 2018 15:23:14 +0000Fishing for Plastic Is the Latest Way to Clean Up Amsterdam’s Canalshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/fishing-plastic-latest-way-clean-amsterdams-canals-180970378/Plastic Whale offers visitors an opportunity to see the city by boat while also cleaning up its waterwaysThu, 11 Oct 2018 17:51:37 +0000What’s Open and What’s Not During the National Air and Space Museum’s Seven-Year Renovationhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/whats-open-and-whats-not-during-national-air-and-space-museums-seven-year-renovation-180970483/Visitors might be inconvenienced, but the much-loved Washington, D.C. museum is undergoing a massive revitalizationFri, 05 Oct 2018 20:14:48 +0000This Weekend, NYC’s High Line Takes Center Stage for a "Mile-Long Opera"https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/nycs-high-line-takes-center-stage-mile-long-opera-180970419/1,000 singers from around the city will descend on the popular park to showcase the stories of New YorkersFri, 05 Oct 2018 13:46:08 +0000Inside Slab City, a Squatters’ Paradise in Southern Californiahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/inside-slab-city-squatters-paradise-southern-california-180970218/Architect and author Charlie Hailey and photographer Donovan Wylie capture one of America’s last free places Mon, 01 Oct 2018 12:00:00 +0000Tour Armenia's Enduring Soviet-Era Architecturehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/tour-armenias-enduring-soviet-era-architecture-180970433/Armenia's unique flavor of Soviet Modernism combined socialist design ideals, classical stonework and pink volcanic rockFri, 28 Sep 2018 17:39:34 +0000Photos Document What Remains of a Soviet Atomic Cityhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/metsamor-armenian-atomic-city-utopia-180970264/A new book explores the architectural history of Metsamor, Armenia, once a planned utopia for nuclear power plant workersThu, 27 Sep 2018 23:04:21 +0000Mapping Armenia’s Edible Landscape, One Wild Bilberry Bush at a Timehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/armenias-edible-landscape-1000-leaf-project-180970426/The 1000 Leaf Project aims to document Armenia's hundreds of edible plants and mushrooms with help from local residentsThu, 27 Sep 2018 21:32:28 +0000Before He Was a Musician, John Lennon Was a Philatelisthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/he-was-musician-john-lennon-was-philatelist-180970391/Marking the arrival of a new postage stamp, the musician’s boyhood collection is on view at the National Postal MuseumTue, 25 Sep 2018 14:00:00 +0000From Lava Tentacles to Abandoned Car Lots, This Acclaimed Violinist Turned Aerial Photographer Captures Our World From 2,000 Feet Uphttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/jassen-todorov-aerial-photography-world-from-above-smithsonian-photo-contest-180970071/Jassen Todorov, a professor of music, shares his journey into the world of aerial photography Tue, 25 Sep 2018 13:38:37 +0000