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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… ” — 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 […]

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Island Paradise Creates Digital Nomad Village—With Free Wifi and Workspace

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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These Beautiful Italian Towns Will Pay You to Move There if You Work Remotely

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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Rome Colosseum Visitors to Finally Get Gladiators’ View With Hi-Tech Ampitheater Floor

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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Europe Will Open its Doors to Vaccinated American Tourists This Summer

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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World’s First All-Civilian Mission to Space Will Usher in New Era While Raising Money for St. Jude’s

SpaceX announced plans for the world’s 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 pilot—and they’re looking for co-adventurers. Named Inspiration4 in recognition of the four-person crew’s mission to inspire support for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the journey punctuates a […]

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To Honor World Teachers’ Day Today, Airline is Giving Away 21,000 Free Tickets to Teachers

This World Teachers’ Day, Qatar Airways is giving away 21,000 complimentary tickets to teachers to thank them for their vital work in educating young people worldwide during the challenges brought by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The giveaway opened this morning and runs for the next three days. Teaching professionals can register for this exclusive offer here […]

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Stunning Aerial Video of Iceland’s Green Volcano Can Soothe Your Lockdown Stress

Iceland’s flagship airline Icelandair is welcoming visitors back to the island nation with a breathtaking aerial look at some of the country’s most awe-inspiring spots. The videos, which include scenes of fjords, canyons, and a green volcano, are accompanied by audio narration that describes the geology and wonder. With the Aurora Borealis spotting season running […]

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