Volcanoes: Beautiful and Dangerous

Dynamic, dangerous, fascinating – volcanoes have always attracted travelers with adventurous soul. Read about Montserrat’s volcano, Saint Lucia, Indonesian Krakatau or even the volcano bike tours in Hawaii.


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What’s the Appeal of Visiting Volcanoes?

What’s the Appeal of Visiting Volcanoes?

Theodore Slate

Our planet is shaped by giant geological forces, but most processes take thousands and millions of years to occur and are too slow to be visible. On an active volcano, things change every day, and sometimes such changes are dramatic: new mountains are built up within a few days, new craters collapse, sometimes entire mountains disappear, lava flows turn forest or villages into barren deserts. But despite the sometimes huge destruction in major eruptions, life continues on volcanoes all the time ...
Saint Lucia: A Land of Legendary Creations

Saint Lucia: A Land of Legendary Creations

Andrew J. Wein

Long before modern times, when the Amerindians roamed the Caribbean Islands, Saint Lucia, affectionately known as Hewanorra by the Caribs and Iouanalao by the Arawaks stood exposed, boasting brilliant multihued landscapes of lush vegetation owing to its volcanic origins. No harsh concrete developments spoilt the magnificently untouched mountains and vibrant rivers rushing through the island and gently streaming into the waiting waters which lapped the soft black and white sand beaches fringing h...
Montserrat’s Soufriere Hills Volcano – Prime Tourism Attraction

Montserrat’s Soufriere Hills Volcano – Prime Tourism Attraction

Theodore Slate

Montserrat offers a very rare opportunity to witness an active volcano from a safe distance. After laying dormant since prehistoric times (pre-1632 for Montserrat), the Soufrière Hills Volcano in the southern part of the island began erupting on 18 July 1995 with a phreatic explosion (steam and ash) following a 3 year period of seismic (earthquake) activity which began in 1992. The first large event occurred in August 1995 blanketing Plymouth in a thick ash cloud which brought almost complete...
Bike Down an Active Volcano

Bike Down an Active Volcano

Vanderlei J. Pollack

Aloha from the Big Island of Hawai’i, home to one of the most active volcanoes in the world, Kilauea Volcano. Join BikeVolcano.com on an incredible guided bicycle adventure as you explore Kilauea Volcano from summit to sea. Experiencing the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kilauea Volcano’s East Rift Zone and Active Lava Flow by bicycle is simply amazing. BikeVolcano.com’s guided bicycle tours of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park takes you around the rim of the erupting summit crater of Kilau...
World Heritage Site – Krakatau/Krakatoa Volcano

World Heritage Site – Krakatau/Krakatoa Volcano

Kevin Eagan

The Krakatoa Volcano – Krakatau Volcano Indonesia is a group of islands consisting of three islands and one volcano. These islands and volcano were formerly a single giant ancient Krakatoa – Krakatau volcano. It is believed that the ancient volcano erupted at around 600 AD and tore apart into three islands which now surround the current active volcano. Due to the volcanic activities, once again the southern part of the remaining island formed a new volcano, followed by the formation of other two...