lodging in the park consists of the volcano house hotel on the rim of the kilauea caldera (808-967-7321, www.volcanohousehotel.com) and two drive-in campgrounds (808-985-6000). volcano village, just outside the park, offers limited lodging, including the kilauea lodge (808-967-7366, www.kilauealodge.com).

volcanoes beyond the big island

kilauea is not the only show in town. here are the current lava hot spots around the world.

arenal, costa rica: you can't peer over the rim, but the view is still stunning from the arenal obâ­servatory lodge a mile away. 011-506-290-7011, www.arenal-observatory.co.cr

fuego, guatemala, and surroundings: fuego is the world's most continuously active volcano, and it is situated in one of the world's most spectacular lava stages - 22 volcanoes rise from the southern portion of guatemala. local guides can be hired to take you up many of the volcanoes, but the ultimate lava lover's option is a 15-day trip organized by ke adventure travel; participants hike up and down seven volcanoes and even sleep in the crater of dormant acatenango, which offers a great view of the effusive fuego. (800) 497-9675, www.keadventure.com

mount yasur, vanuatu: continually active and highly accessible - a short hike up to the 1,184-foot peak brings you to the rim of the cone. you can go it alone or take a day or night tour with pacific island travel. (866) 776-5572, www.pacificislandtravel.com

stromboli, italy: a few hours north of sicily by ship, the volcano is the entire island of stromboli. eruptions are so regular, and have gone on for so long, that the island is dubbed the "lighthouse of the mediterranean.†volcano live offers 12-day tours that include stromboli and sicily's other fiery offering, mount etna. 011-61-43-846-4307, www.volcanolive.com