Traveler Trend in 2020: Volcano Boarding



Also called Volcanog, this extreme sport is performed on Volcano slopes. Zoltan Istvan is a traveler and a journalist for the National Geographic Channel, and he credits himself with the invention of this sport. Similar to snowboarding or sandboarding, you'll hop on a board and whip down the side of an active (or inactive) volcano - it's up to you. However, if you do choose to go down an active volcano, you should know you'll be at risk to get hit by flying molten lava and lethal gases.


The two hot spots for Volcano Boarding are Nicaragua and Vanuatu. There are guides in each location to help you along - I definitely don't suggest trying this on your own or "just winging it". On the Cerro Negro Volcano in Nicaragua, you can hit speeds around 45 mph going down the 728 meter high volcano. It takes about an hour to hike up and just around 3 minutes to get to the bottom on your board.


Would you try volcano boarding?


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