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Are you an optimist?
Yes. I can survive this. I just need to ...
... pray, though in extreme comfort
... go underground
... learn more
Book a room at the Monastero Santa Rosa, a former monastery on the cliff edge of the Cape d'Orso on Italy's Amalfi Coast that's been restored as a 21-suite hotel and luxury spa to open in May monasterosantarosa.com
For $35,000, reserve a share in an Indiana "underground shelter network for long-term survival of future catastrophes" that includes a year's supply of fuel, water, food and clothing. Bunkers in four states will be completed by December, and pets can stay for free terravivos.com
Hit the Belize Maya Heartland 2012 tour, which covers the Maya cities of Tikal and Caracol and other ancient sites; visitors learn how to read the Maya calendar and thus can decide for themselves if the end is nigh chaacreek.com
A cool million buys you a half-floor unit ($2 million for a full floor) in a "survival condo" on a former missile base in Kansas. Amenities include an LED big-screen TV, granite countertops and "high-end floor and trim packages of your choice" survivalcondo.com
What's your budget?
No. It's over. I've accepted my fate
Do you have a scuba certificate?
O.K. Do you want to cheat death before death cheats you?
Plunge into the blue holes of the Bahamas, where divers can see prehistoric human remains, extinct animal species and brilliant stalagmites--but in some spots, they may also encounter deadly whirlpools and a layer of poisonous gas
Ride the Apocalypse, the new stand-up roller coaster opening in May at a Six Flags near D.C.; similarly foreboding is the Drop of Doom at the Six Flags in Valencia, Calif., where riders reach speeds up to 85 m.p.h. (137 km/hr) sixflags.com
Would you be too nervous to eat?
Do you think you could leave the house?
Rave to the Grave began as an online joke, but it's now a massive dance-music event set for Dec. 20--21 in Oslo, with nearly 14,000 Facebook users saying they plan to attend
Underbelly, opening in Houston, is the meat-driven new restaurant from chef Chris Shepherd, who was renowned for his pork belly at Houston's Catalan. No worries about clogging your arteries on your last day on earth!
Spend a quiet night in with the thematically appropriate monster-movie classic Godzilla (Gojira), available Jan. 24 in a high-definition digital restoration on DVD and Blu-ray from Criterion criterion.com