Ever thought of taking a boat into a Hawaiian volcano spouting lava?

Is your experience with volcanoes limited only to what you learn in school and the movies Volcano (1997) and Dante’s Peak (also 1997)? You think they’re something only to be viewed on the Discovery Channel? Well, for your next holiday you should consider exploring the Kilauea Volcano, Kalapana in Hawaii. Tourists can approach the volcano by boat and walk on its surface. Kalapana was a town which was completely covered in lava in 1986. Due to the slow lava movement, there were no casualties. Kilauea Volcano is located at the…

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Boat trips and cruises worldwide: readers’ tips

  Winning tip: the Caribbean’s Antigua in a day Antigua, the island of beaches, is best seen from the sea. For an exciting and downright hair-raising trip try circumnavigating the island on an offshore powerboat. You’ll be swimming with stingrays, snorkelling at the Pillars of Hercules, then lunching on a remote beach, Robinson Crusoe style. You’ll sail into Nelson’s Dockyard as old-time sailors might have done; and see the Shirley Heights lookout as it towers 150 metres above the sea. The excellent guides point out so many things that you’d…

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