looking to plan a RTW geological tour.
Replies: 12 - Last Post: May 10, 2012 7:32 AM Last Post By: ChilliJ
Apr 8, 2012 6:25 AM
looking to plan a RTW geological tour.Hi, My husband and I are both interested in the natural wonders of the earth, namely, volcanoes and glaciers etc. We would like to start planning a trip around the world to fo this with 2 children under ten. What destinations would you suggest if there were not restrictions.
So far, we have
Yellowstone national park,
Apr 8, 2012 6:43 AM
Apr 8, 2012 4:49 PM
2How about southern Japan, specifically the Kumamoto/Mt. Aso area and the Kagoshima/Sakurajima area?
Apr 8, 2012 9:18 PM
Apr 9, 2012 8:36 PM
Apr 10, 2012 5:19 PM
5Here are a few ideas in the U.S. for fossil hunting (or seeing fossils in local museums or gift shops):
Montana - dinosaur bones and fossils
Northern Michigan - Petoskey stones
Southern Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay - fossilized sharks' teeth
Apr 11, 2012 10:49 PM
Apr 14, 2012 10:47 AM
7I second NZ - the North Island central plateau for volcanoes, mountains and a lot of general theral activity near taupo and near Rotorua, plus the South Island glaciers of Fox and Franz JOsef, as the scenery getting there is superb ) West coast)
Also Switzerland - many huge glaciers are easily accessable all year round.
Apr 20, 2012 10:56 AM
9Another vote for New Zealand - Rotorua, Mt Ruapehu, Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers at the least.
Apr 30, 2012 6:11 AM
10We did a RTW trip last year, which wasn't specifically geological, but my husband is a geologist, so it featured in our plans! We went to Hawaii Volcanos National Park, NZ North and South, specifically Rotorua (an absolutely must) and glaciers in South Island, Te Papa the national museum in Wellington is absolutely fab. We also went to Western Australia to see the iron ore and natural gas extraction, if you're there at the right time of year you can visit the diamond mines near Kununarra, and to the Japanese Alps for the hot springs.
May 7, 2012 8:43 PM
May 10, 2012 7:32 AM
12Yes, wht a really great idea. If you do it, please write it up somewhere.
BTW, THIS MIGHT BE A USEFUL RESOURCE http://mobile.volcanodiscovery.com/adventure-travel.html
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