Travel | Smithsonian feed for TravelenTue, 17 Jul 2018 13:00:00 +0000This Crackerjack Lineup of Baseball Memorabilia Drives Home the Game’s American Essence new Library of Congress exhibition includes such treasures as the original 1857 “Magna Carta of Baseball”Tue, 17 Jul 2018 13:00:00 +0000Works by Over 100 Contemporary Artists Take Over Cleveland citywide FRONT International festival is the largest event of its kind in North AmericaSat, 14 Jul 2018 20:52:46 +0000Raising a Glass to Armenia’s Elaborate Toasting Tradition the backyard of the world’s oldest-known winery, a cherished national tradition evolvedFri, 13 Jul 2018 17:19:12 +0000Illuminating the Shadowy Art of Armenian Puppet Theater and beasts dance across the imagination in these silhouetted puppet showsFri, 13 Jul 2018 17:03:11 +0000This Famous Singer Ditched L.A. for a Five-Year Retreat San Gabriel Mountains lure lots of Angelenos looking for some quiet seclusionFri, 13 Jul 2018 12:00:00 +0000Armenia’s “Tree of Life” Tradition Took Root Thousands of Years Ago, and Has Only Grown Since tree adorned in this year’s Smithsonian Folklife Festival will continue to blossom overseasThu, 12 Jul 2018 16:47:38 +0000Seven Artists Explore New Orleans' Forgotten Histories new exhibit timed to the city's tricentennial explores The Big Easy's diverse and sometimes troubled pastThu, 12 Jul 2018 14:37:32 +0000The History and Psychology of Roller Coasters Researchers take you on a wild ride through endorphins, brain chemistry and stress science to explain the allure of theme park thrillThu, 12 Jul 2018 12:30:00 +0000Why Los Angeles Is One of the Best Places to Film San Gabriel Mountains lure lots of Angelenos looking for some quiet seclusion. One of the more famous was Leonard Cohen who spent five years thereThu, 12 Jul 2018 12:00:00 +0000These Volcanic, Italian Islands Have Been Beloved by Travelers Since Homeric Times Aeolian Islands have been drawing visitors, fictional and real, for centuriesWed, 11 Jul 2018 16:42:54 +0000A Search for Mysteries and Monsters in Small Town America monster festivals became American pilgrimage sitesWed, 11 Jul 2018 16:04:34 +0000The Age-Old Tradition of Armenian Carpet Making Refuses to Be Swept Under the Rug new generation is emerging to craft the ancient rugsFri, 06 Jul 2018 20:03:35 +0000How a Record-Breaking Aerial Tramway Helped Save a Centuries-Old Armenian Monastery world's longest reversible cableway now carries an unprecedented number of visitors to this historic site Fri, 06 Jul 2018 17:04:10 +0000Building the Flight 93 Memorial's Massive Chime Tower Tower of Voices, being erected in Pennsylvania this summer, will feature chimes on a scale unseen anywhere else in the worldThu, 05 Jul 2018 16:00:00 +0000How a Fallback to Historic Traditions Might Save Catalonia’s Red Shrimp Fishery Boquera brothers, two fishermen from the Costa Brava, are part an innovative management plan that combines science with maritime skills and knowledgeThu, 05 Jul 2018 15:23:15 +0000Forget Baguettes — Why In-the-Know Bread Lovers Should be Heading to the Caucasus (Recipe) a culinary research trip to the Republic of Georgia, a team of chefs tour backyard bakeries — and return with inspiration for their flatbreadThu, 05 Jul 2018 14:05:57 +0000For Hundreds of Years, Papier-Mâché Has Lent a Surreal Face to Catalan Culture performers disguised as Giants and Big Heads blend reverence with ribaldry at the Smithsonian Folklife FestivalTue, 03 Jul 2018 19:08:49 +0000The Point of Armenia's Splashy Holiday Is Getting Wet ancient tradition of Vardavar attracts tourists to Armenia, but bring a change of clothesTue, 03 Jul 2018 14:00:00 +0000This Musician’s Songs Give Powerful Voice to a Language in Crisis and linguistic activist Alidé Sans hails from an isolated Catalan valley where a rare dialect is spoken Mon, 02 Jul 2018 19:47:07 +0000How Soup Nourishes Barcelona's Tradition of Welcoming Immigrants the town plaza of Nou Barris, a festival feast mixes together the spices and flavorings of the world’s cuisinesFri, 29 Jun 2018 19:18:00 +0000Catch a Game at These Still-Functional All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Ballparks This Summer the league's 75 year anniversary at a historic stadiumFri, 29 Jun 2018 12:25:00 +0000This Free Virtual Reality App Drops Users in the Heart of Historic Armenia imaging of cultural heritage sites worldwide has the potential to usher in a new era of participatory preservation effortsThu, 28 Jun 2018 15:01:35 +0000These Soulful, Soothing Armenian Songs and Instrumentals Blend East With West from all over the globe gather with traditional instruments to perform at this year’s Folklife Festival Wed, 27 Jun 2018 20:13:29 +0000Some of Barcelona's Most Acclaimed Musicians Will Rock and Rumba Washington D.C. acclaimed Catalan musical acts introduce Folklife Festival-goers to Mediterranean rock, habanera, rumbero and rumba Wed, 27 Jun 2018 17:26:17 +0000The Epic Quest to Ride the World’s Biggest Wave to the new Mt. Everest of surfing, a notoriously dangerous break off the coast of PortugalWed, 27 Jun 2018 14:30:00 +0000How Armenian Dance Adapted Over Time and Place, music and technique are on tap at a Folklife Festival Dance Summit Tue, 26 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0000Festival de Folklife Com a Principiant de Conversa director Michael Atwood Mason reflexiona sobre els poders transformadors de l'intercanvi culturalMon, 25 Jun 2018 14:48:21 +0000Here’s How to Have a More Meaningful Experience at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival Michael Atwood Mason reflects on the transformative powers of cultural exchange Mon, 25 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0000Beyond the Headlines, Catalan Culture Has a Long History of Vibrancy and Staying Power autonomous Spanish region of Catalonia takes center stage at this summer's Smithsonian Folklife FestivalMon, 25 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0000You'll Have to Take a Boat Ride and a Hike Through the Forest to Get to France's Newest Art Museum new French museum puts an out-of-the-box spin on the usual gallery experienceFri, 22 Jun 2018 17:21:34 +0000Stunning Aerial Footage of Victoria Falls Zambia, the 'Smoke That Thunders' is the name given to a gaping ravine filled with a stunning waterfall. We know it better as Victoria FallsFri, 22 Jun 2018 12:00:00 +0000What a Cabinet of Fake Noses Tells Us About How Art Preservation Has Evolved collection of replica appendages is on display in Copenhagen's Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek art museumThu, 21 Jun 2018 12:10:00 +0000North America’s Most Spectacular Waterfalls must-see waterfalls you can visit in the United States, Canada and MexicoMon, 18 Jun 2018 18:53:11 +0000How This Comic Maker Plans to Make Everyone an Artist first annual "By the People Festival" kicks off in the Washington, D.C. area with interactive art, gospel, Jazz, opera and other performancesMon, 18 Jun 2018 14:52:36 +0000Explore the Ancient Ruins of Empúries ancient coastal city on Spain's Costa Brava was founded by Greek tradersFri, 15 Jun 2018 16:06:10 +0000Here's Why Mount Si Stands Out in TV History Seattle is surrounded by dramatic peaks on all sides, the relatively small Mount Si sticks out as a key location in the iconic TV series, Twin PeaksFri, 15 Jun 2018 12:00:00 +0000This Secret Corner of California Is a Paradise for Lovers of Great Food and Top-Notch Wines Rosen meets the free spirits giving shape to this flourishing wine region with a soon-to-be-legendary culinary scene, California’s Mendocino CountyThu, 14 Jun 2018 19:35:45 +0000These Portuguese Libraries Are Infested With Bats—and They Like It That Way actually serve a very specific purposeThu, 07 Jun 2018 20:08:56 +0000NASA's New Exoplanet Travel Bureau Lets You "Tour" Far-Distant Planets In 360 Degrees space tourists can now visit sunny Kepler-186f, a moon of Kepler-16b or the Earth-like TRAPPIST-1e virtuallyWed, 06 Jun 2018 16:43:33 +0000The 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2018 Oregon Trail stops to Mister Rogers' original neighborhood, these towns are worth seeing this yearTue, 05 Jun 2018 15:53:16 +0000Yes, You Can Go Sandboarding in the Namib Desert Namibian town of Swakopmund is a top tourist draw for desert lovers. Popular activities include quad-biking and sandboarding down its massive dunesThu, 31 May 2018 12:00:00 +0000Seven Airplane Innovations That Could Change How We Travel virtual reality entertainment? Bunk beds in the cargo hold? These innovations may be the future of flight. Tue, 29 May 2018 14:19:16 +0000You’ll Never Guess What State Has 2018's Top Wine Destination Fri, 25 May 2018 18:20:59 +0000Inside South Africa's Multi-Million Dollar Seafood Industry, a large sea snail native to the Western Cape, is a popular local delicacy. To meet demand, the seafood industry created abalone farmsFri, 25 May 2018 12:00:00 +0000Spectacular Sights of Wolfberg Arch Up-Close Wolfberg Arch, located in the Cederberg mountain area in Western Cape, South Africa, is an awe-inspiring 160-foot-long sandstone formationThu, 24 May 2018 12:00:00 +0000Seven Planned Utopian Towns That You Can Visit Today utopic cities—some working, some not—can still be visited todayWed, 23 May 2018 19:07:13 +0000Travel to Southern France for a Dazzling Taste of Ancient Rome new museum in Nimes pays tribute to the grandeur of the EmpireWed, 23 May 2018 14:00:00 +0000Get Schooled on the History of Where 'Grease' Was Really Filmed me about it, studWed, 23 May 2018 14:00:00 +0000Your Next Favorite European Wine Region Isn’t in France, Italy or Spain wine in this country is so good, they don’t want to export it — keeping 98% for themselvesTue, 22 May 2018 20:35:14 +0000First Major Swahili Coast Art Show Reveals a Diverse World of Cultural Exchange and Influence the Smithsonian’s African Art Museum, international influences commingle to create a farrago of artisanal splendors Tue, 22 May 2018 13:00:00 +0000How Do You Copyright a Clown Face? Paint It On an Egg the 1940s, eggs have been the canvas of choice for registering performers' unique makeup designsFri, 18 May 2018 19:20:30 +0000