10/24/2011 08:04 am ET | Updated Dec 24, 2011

Going With The Pyroclastic Flow: Volcano Vacations (PHOTOS)

The volcanic eruption is perhaps the only category of natural disaster that has major tourist appeal. Mildly active volcanoes draw crowds with molten-lava activity, otherwordly geological features and nearby hot springs. The world's most viewer-friendly volcanoes are diverse: some are easily recognizable, others exotic; some sleep while others catch headlines with their fiery theatrics.

- Lena Katz

Volcano Vacations