Virtual Volcano Vacation #118 WINNER! – Barren Island

When searching the virtual-Earth for a hiding place, I often start by seeking out arcs of volcanoes, knowing those will be the most likely places to find a volcano with a lively eruptive history or at least some interesting topography. But sometimes a volcano stands out from the rest, away from the herd, a one-off……

Virtual Volcano Vacation #117 WINNERS! – Pinatubo

To celebrate this week that began with Earth Day and March for Science and will end with People’s Climate March, I decided to hide in a volcano whose activity actually had an affect on global climate. It seems I am not the only one who has studied this volcano because the Search Party found me…

Virtual Volcano Vacation #115 WINNER! – Yellowstone

I have been doing this for two and a half years now…one-hundred-and-some-odd actual volcanoes and a few not-really-volcanoes…and all the time debating about whether or not I should pay a visit to one particular volcano. To be honest, I was worried that spending a virtual-vacation with her would give me the wrong sort of reputation.…

Virtual Volcano Vacation #114 WINNER – Bachelor

If there is one thing that my virtual travels have taught me, it is that life as an anthropomorphized volcano can be complicated. Some volcanoes are keeping hopeless vigil over a fallen lover, some are handsome devils that make the ladies swoon and their rivals cry, and still others are just complete jerks who stole…