The World's Volcanoes and Awesome Experiences
Updated: Apr 10
Did you know there are over 1500 active volcanos around the world? These are mainly in the area referred to as the ring of fire, which runs 40,000 km (25,000 miles) in a horseshoe shape from the south pacific islands such as Tonga to Hawaii via Japan and Indonesia travelling on to North America and Mexico and many others including Antarctica. Volcanoes are one of the most deadly natural phenomena. On Friday past, I had the opportunity to join in a live webinar from London's Natural History Museum with one of their team's volcanologists. It was very informative and inspiring! Did you know you can walk across lava fields, cycle or even see incredible volcanoes in all their wonder from a helicopter?
Earth And Its Volcanoes
Inspired by last Friday's volcano webinar, I would love to share with you some incredible experiences that you can enjoy such as walking across volcano lava fields, helicopter rides over active volcanos and visiting the amazing "living museum" - Galapagos Islands, created between 3 - 5 million years ago above a subducting plate to create the island archipelago. Today Islands are still being formed and older islands are being reclaimed back by the Pacific Ocean. You might have heard of Mount Vesuvius with the volcanic tragedy- Pompeii but have you heard of these?
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Volcano Boarding in Nicaragua
Did you know you can Volcano Board in Nicaragua? The idea was conceived by the Australian Darryn Webb, who climbed the 2,400-foot-high Cerro Negro in 2006 but was looking for a faster way to come down. "He decided to go down the volcano on surfboards, fridge doors, mattresses anything he could find," said Gemma Cope.
Matthew The Expert Vagabond did exactly that here he tells you about his slightly insane experience of volcano boarding in Nicaragua.
Volcano Cycling Tour, Bali
The Indonesian island of Bali is known for its lush green rice paddies, historic temples and sandy beaches. There are also areas with pubs and nightclubs, you can see and buy local handicrafts or take a yoga or meditation retreat.
One of the best ways to explore Bali and see its incredible scenery is by cycling. For those visiting Bali for the first time, you might like to join a cycling tour. There are a few to choose from including the one starting at the base of Mount Batur, one of the world's most active volcanos, visiting local villages and seeing the iconic rice paddies.
For the more dynamic adventurers, maybe you would prefer a sunrise hike. More than 20