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Tanna

Hidden amongst a little explored corner of the Pacific, the island of Tanna, as part of the 83-island archipelago of Vanuatu, has little changed since British explorer Captain James Cook first crossed its shores in 1774.  With its coral encrusted beaches, and Mt. Yasur, the world’s most accesible active volcano, the island a place of mystery and magic.

Located on the Pacific Ring of Fire at the convergence of the Pacific and Indo-Australian tectonic plates, Tanna is the frequent host to cyclones and earthquakes. Its various tribes are unified by a strong belief in the world of custom. The most famous of these is, perhaps, the John Frum Cargo Cult, whose members are awaiting the day that the spirit of "John from America" will return to the island and shower them in worldly goods.