Travel | Smithsonianhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/travel/RSS feed for TravelenTue, 17 Jul 2018 13:00:00 +0000This Crackerjack Lineup of Baseball Memorabilia Drives Home the Game’s American Essencehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/crackerjack-lineup-baseball-memorabilia-drives-home-games-american-essence-180969657/A 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 Clevelandhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/front-international-brings-art-world-cleveland-180969629/The 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 Traditionhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/raising-glass-armenias-elaborate-toasting-tradition-180969631/In 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 Theaterhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/illuminating-shadowy-art-armenian-puppet-theater-180969622/Tricksters 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 Retreathttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/this-famous-singer-ditched-la-for-a-five-y/The 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 Sincehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/armenias-tree-life-tradition-took-root-thousands-years-ago-and-has-only-grown-180969609/The 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 Historieshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/artists-tell-untold-histories-new-orleans-tricentennial-180969450/A 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 Coastershttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/psychology-roller-coasters-180969607/ 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 Filmhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/why-los-angeles-is-one-of-the-best-places-to/The 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 Timeshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/think-youve-seen-enough-italy-these-volcanic-islands-will-change-your-mind-180969536/The 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 Americahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/monster-festival-pilgrimage-small-town-america-180969568/How 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 Rughttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/age-old-tradition-armenian-carpet-making-refuses-be-swept-under-rug-180969557/A 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 Monasteryhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/aerial-tramway-helped-save-armenias-tatev-monastery-180969545/The 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 Towerhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/building-flight-93-memorials-massive-chime-tower-180969543/The 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 https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-fallback-historic-traditions-might-save-catalonia-red-shrimp-fishery-180969542/The 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)https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/forget-baguettes-why-know-bread-lovers-should-be-heading-caucasus-180969535/During 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 Culturehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/hundreds-years-papier-mache-surreal-face-catalan-culture-180969526/Street 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 Wethttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/when-point-splashy-holiday-getting-wet-180969520/The 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 Crisishttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/musicians-songs-give-powerful-voice-a-language-crisis-180969518/Singer 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 Immigrantshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-soup-nourishes-barcelonas-tradition-welcoming-immigrants-180969492/In 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 Summerhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/visit-historic-all-american-girls-professional-baseball-league-ballparks-180969328/Celebrate 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 Armeniahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/free-virtual-reality-app-drops-users-heart-historic-armenia-180969480/Painstaking 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 https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/these-soulful-soothing-armenian-songs-and-instrumentals-blend-east-west-180969474/Performers 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.https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/some-barcelonas-most-acclaimed-musicians-rock-rumba-washington-180969457/Six 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 Wavehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/epic-quest-ride-worlds-biggest-wave-180969351/Welcome 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 Placehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-armenian-dance-adapted-over-time-and-place-180969436/Choreography, 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 Conversahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/festival-de-folklife-com-principiant-de-conversa-180969438/El 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 https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/heres-how-have-more-meaningful-experience-smithsonian-folklife-festival-180969420/Director 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 Powerhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/beyond-headlines-catalan-culture-has-long-history-vibrancy-and-staying-power-180969294/The 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 Museumhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/youll-have-take-boat-ride-and-hike-through-forest-get-frances-newest-art-museum-180969431/A 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 Fallshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/stunning-aerial-footage-of-victoria-falls/In 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 Evolvedhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/cabinet-fake-noses-sculture-180969163/The 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 Waterfallshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/north-americas-most-spectacular-waterfalls-180969238/Six 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 https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-comic-maker-plants-make-everyone-artist-180969379/The 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 Empúrieshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/explore-ancient-ruins-empuries-180969383/This 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 Historyhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/mtrainier/While 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 Wineshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/secret-corner-california-paradise-lovers-great-food-and-top-notch-wines-180969269/Jody 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 Wayhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/these-portuguese-libraries-are-infested-batsand-they-it-way-180969276/They 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 Degreeshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/nasas-new-exoplanet-travel-bureau-lets-you-tour-far-distant-planets-in-360-degrees-180969250/Eager 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 2018https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/20-best-small-towns-visit-2018-180969125/From 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 Deserthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/yes-you-can-go-sandboarding-in-the-namib-de/The 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 Travelhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/seven-airplane-innovations-that-could-change-how-we-travel-180969166/In-flight 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 Destinationhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/youll-never-guess-what-state-has-2018s-top-wine-destination-180969175/ Fri, 25 May 2018 18:20:59 +0000Inside South Africa's Multi-Million Dollar Seafood Industryhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/inside-south-africas-multi-million-dollar-s/Abalone, 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-Closehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/spectacular-sights-of-wolfberg-arch-up-close/The 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 Todayhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/see-towns-planned-be-utopias-180968814/These 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 Romehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/southern-france-dazzling-taste-ancient-rome-180969004/A 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 Filmedhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/get-schooled-history-where-grease-really-filmed-180969001/Tell me about it, studWed, 23 May 2018 14:00:00 +0000Your Next Favorite European Wine Region Isn’t in France, Italy or Spainhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/your-next-favorite-european-wine-region-isnt-france-italy-or-spain-180969132/The 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 https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/first-major-swahili-coast-art-show-reveals-diverse-world-cultural-exchange-and-influence-180969136/At 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 Egghttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/gallery-london-houses-dozens-clown-egg-portraits-180968914/Since the 1940s, eggs have been the canvas of choice for registering performers' unique makeup designsFri, 18 May 2018 19:20:30 +0000