By Monique Burns For years, the Arctic haunted me. I longed to cruise those northerly waters, to set foot in that stark, mysterious land. I dreamt of tracking rare wildlife, from walruses and whales to reindeer and polar bears, and of following the flights of black-legged kittiwakes, northern fulmars and
Getting Steamy in the Blue Lagoon. By Everett Potter There’s nothing quite like an active volcano to alert people of your existence. The eruptions of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland last spring severely disrupted air traffic in Europe and put this North Atlantic island at the center of the news.