Travel Photo of the Day (February 21)

Usually when I see smoke I run the other way. However, this smoking volcano was our destination. Photo of Pacaya--the first volcano that I've climbed.

Usually when I see smoke I run the other way. However, this smoking volcano was our destination. Photo of Pacaya–the first volcano that I’ve climbed.

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast ( with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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28 Responses to Travel Photo of the Day (February 21)

  1. pattisj says:

    Climbed? Impressive!

  2. lynnsbooks says:

    No. I would not walk up a smoking volcano. I thought I was pretty good when I went up Teidi – especially as it involved a cable car and I’m not really into heights. But, no way if there had been smoke. Hello, I’ve seen disaster movies!! Nope. Not happening.
    Lynn 😀

  3. bocafrau says:

    I would probably run the other way too. Awesome shot.

  4. Yes, I really need to do that one day :). Awesome!!

  5. petit4chocolatier says:


  6. Fergiemoto says:

    Wow, does it smoke like that all the time? It would make me nervous.
    That’s a great view of the volcano.

  7. frizztext says:

    it takes courage to climb up a smoking volcano …

  8. ARK says:

    Kudos to your guts to risk your life in your adventure trip.

  9. Great photo! You climbed that?

  10. That is so incredible 🙂 a bit scary though!

  11. Novroz says:

    when you said climb, is it lke the one using rope and stuffs or just walking?

  12. thanks for letting me feel like i saw my first volcano too.

  13. I’ve been on top of 2 volcanoes, but neither was smoking like this one. You’re very brave!
    One was in Maui (dormant). We went up at 3:30 in the morning (!) to watch the sun rise from 10,000 feet. Absolutely amazing. But then I had the most harrowing trip of my life because we had to bicycle down these hairpin switchbacks to the bottom.
    Then I tried to hike up a volcano in Iceland. I say tried because the weather got so bad we had to turn around. My friend was nearly blown down, the wind was so strong.
    I might be done with volcanoes for a while. 🙂

    • TBM says:

      What volcano in Iceland did you do? We may be there in August. Hairpin switchbacks and bicycle don’t sound like fun to me.

      • We tried to climb Snæfellsjökull. It’s located in the Western Fjords. Thank goodness I don’t have to pronounce it for you!
        Also, I would highly recommend the Latrabjarg Bird Cliffs. It’s a long, lonely ride out there, but the bird viewing is incredible. We were maybe 2 feet from the puffing and kittiwakes. Probably my favorite thing we did. No guardrails though, so not for the faint of heart. 🙂

      • TBM says:

        I’ll look into it. Our time is short so I’m not sure how much we’ll fit in. But it sounds amazing, except for the no guardrails–heights! Thanks for the suggestion.

  14. The Hook says:

    You get the best shots.

  15. lemoncake says:

    Wow! This looks amazing!

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