Travel lessons from a Hawaiian volcano

You can learn a lot about travel from a volcano. That’s what Rick Hazlett, a volcanologist and professor emeritus of environmental analysis and geology at Pomona College, will tell you – and he’s right.

Hazlett led one of the response teams during last spring’s volcanic eruption in Hawaii. His group coordinated with civil defense and law enforcement to help keep residents safe from Kilauea’s erupting fissures and lava flows.

What can a shield volcano in the middle of the Pacific teach you about being a better traveler? Plenty, says Hazlett.

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