USA -->  HAWAI -->  Kilauea Volcano, Big Island
Erupting continuously since 1983, Kilauea Volcano (the name means "spewing" in Hawaiian, aptly enough) is a stunning sight and one that shouldn't be missed. The ongoing eruption is rather less spectacular than you might think, the lava is oozing rather than flying out of the volcano's vents, and flows underground for much of its passage to the sea.

If you can afford it, the best way to see this natural phenomenon is by helicopter, which flies directly over the crater. From the air it is also possible to see the slow growth of the island, as lava from the Puu'O'O vent reaches the sea, and solidifies.

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