The LG Travel News Roundup: Touring the Inside of a Volcano

Weekly Travel News — By on June 1, 2012 at 1:40 pm

By Susmita Baral
LG News Intern

Missed the big travel stories of the week? And the weird, wacky and insignificant ones? We’ve got your roundup right here…

Volcano Tour IcelandTouring Inside A Volcano
Iceland is a country with over a 100 volcanic mountains but now tourists can actually go inside one. The volcano in the spotlight is Thrihnukagigur, which has been dormant for over 4,000 years. Tourists are taken on a tour in a specially-constructed cable car where they go into the magnum chamber and spend time at the bottom. Source: NY Daily News
Mermaid Camp
For young ladies who have dreamed of becoming mermaids after watching the Disney classic Little Mermaid, dream no more! Florida has a the Sirens of the Deep Mermaid Camp–which has been around for 65 years– for women 30 and older. The experience involves learning show moves, being assigned a pair of flippers and being fitted a tail. Source: USA Today
Kinetic Festivals
California recently hosted the  Kinetic Grand Championship in Humboldt County where human-powered “kinetic sculptures” raced over 42-miles. The concept of the festival, which has been taking place for 44 years, is to take old “junk” and to convert it into moveable works of art and race them. Source: MSNBC

London Olympics Inspired Art
Artist Mike De Butts has made a giant tree sculpture titled “Under the Baobab,” in honor of the London Olympics. The artist used half a ton of steel, several tons of wood, almost 2,400 feet of fabric and nearly a kilometer of piping. The result is a replica of a baobab tee, a symbol of community in Africa. The fabric color tree was is located outside London’s Southbank Centre. Source: Huffington Post
Image courtesy of NY Daily News
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