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Going With The Pyroclastic Flow: Volcano Vacations (PHOTOS)

Posted: 10/24/11 08:52 AM ET

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


Kilauea | Hawaii
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Kilauea, the world's most active volcano, is drawing international focus to the Big Island of Hawaii with its recent eruptions, but Hawaii's not the only place in the world that offers awesome volcano viewing. From Central America to the South Pacific to Africa, volcanoes make unforgettable sightseeing and unique activities for the adventurous traveler.

Photo Credit: USGS/Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
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