Get to know us!

Our story started in 2017 on a hike to Kilauea’s 61G lava flow. On the 12 mile trek over the ropy, black pahoehoe, my husband and I started talking about all the volcanoes we had visited over the years – and all the volcanoes we had yet to explore.

I started to think about all of the amazing people in the world – like you -who are fascinated with volcanoes and want to learn more about them. I realized that not only did I want to visit volcanoes, but I wanted to share my adventures and discoveries with others who shared the same curiosity.

The Volcano Hopper had been born! Since then, I have been chronicling my adventures here, teaching readers about the volcanoes I visit, and bringing them along with me. I am so glad you have an adventurous spirit and are along for the journey!

Meet Carol

As you’re reading this, I’m probably curled up in the Base Camp’s library with a hot cup of Irish Breakfast Tea and a cat (or two) as I plot our next adventure. I live at the base of the Colorado Rockies with Jason – my partner in crime and love of my life – and our two cats, Gypsy and Niala.

"If you love it enough, anything will talk to you." - George Washington Carver

I’ve known writing was my life’s calling since I was five. Volcanoes became my passion at age eight when I discovered them in a science textbook. Blogging has made it possible to fuse those two passions together into one amazing endeavor! When I’m not blogging, I love crafting fictional stories. And when writers block hits? I go for a long trail run.

I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Visual Communications. My graphic design and photography skills weave beautifully together with my writing to tell a volcano’s whole story. After all, “If you love it enough, anything will talk with you” (George Washington Carver).

Let’s Get Hopping!

Want to know the full scoop on how I fell in love with volcanoes? Click here.

Ready to dive into an adventure and explore some incredible volcanoes? Check out our adventure blog! If you’re looking for a specific volcano, check out the search menus on the right side of the page. You can search by category, date, or browse the most recent posts. Ready? Let’s go!