A hotel in Iceland is calling all photographers for a three-week paid vacation to capture images of this year’s northern lights, as if such work needed a reward. Seeking a professional “Lights-catcher,” the luxurious Hotel Rangá is hosting open applications to any capable and established photographers to stay at their location on the south coast […]
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Earlier this month, a 12-metre-long model train carriage was deposited at Barcelona’s El Prat airport, which the Spanish airports authority controversially plans to expand. “More trains, less planes” was the accompanying message from Greenpeace activists, who intend to take their…
If you’ve been dreaming of that next vacation, you’ll be excited to know that thanks to Canada’s rising vaccination rates and declining COVID-19 cases, the government has given exact dates for when U.S. and international travelers will be able to freely cross the border. As a first step, on August 9 Canada plans to begin […]
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Reprinted with permission from World At Large, a news website of nature, politics, science, health, and travel. COVID-19 chased millions of traditionally office and computer-based workers into remote working situations—a place where many, especially young people, were trying to get to all along. The revelation of how many office functions can be done at home is […]
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100-Year-old Dreams of Airship Travel Through Europe are Revived With This Modern Zero-Emissions Dirigible
“Royalty and dignitaries, brandy and cigars. Grey Lady-giant of the skies you hold them in your arms… ” â Bruce Dickinson. It’s not every day GNN starts a story with a quote from an Iron Maiden song, but this line perfectly describes a development that could revolutionize short-distance flight by heralding the return of helium-filled […]
Reprinted with permission from World At Large, a news website of nature, politics, science, health, and travel. Winner of Europe’s Leading Island Destination award for five years running, the Portuguese island of Madeira is looking to capitalize on the rise in numbers of a unique kind of traveler—digital nomads—by building a town entirely specialized for their […]
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As the COVID-19 malaise slowly lifts around the world, governments are looking for quick and innovative ways to kickstart their travel industries. Portugal is building a remote worker village on the stunning island of Madeira, and now two Italian towns are paying 50% of the rental costs for remote workers looking to swap their current […]
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A plan to give the Roman Colosseum a new floor has been approved by the Italian government—meaning visitors will soon have an opportunity to stand right where gladiators once fought. The 2,000-year-old arena hasn’t had a floor since the 19th century, when it was removed by archaeologists to reveal an impressive network of tunnels where […]
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Americans haven’t been able to visit Europe on nonessential trips for over a year, but that now looks set to change. Fully vaccinated tourists from the States will be able to come to the European Union over the summer, Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, has recently told the New York Times. […]
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Worldâs First All-Civilian Mission to Space Will Usher in New Era While Raising Money for St. Judeâs
SpaceX announced plans for the worldâs first all-civilian mission to space. Targeted for late 2021, the flight will be commanded by Jared Isaacman, a 37-year-old entrepreneur and accomplished pilotâand theyâre looking for co-adventurers. Named Inspiration4 in recognition of the four-person crewâs mission to inspire support for St. Jude Childrenâs Research Hospital, the journey punctuates a […]