The Coral Island

The Coral Island: A Tale of the Pacific Ocean (1858) is a novel written by Scottish author R. M. Ballantyne. One of the first works of juvenile fiction to feature exclusively juvenile heroes, the story relates the adventures of three boys marooned on a South Pacific...

Discover Nature & Cities

Thousands of people from across the globe will get outside to look for nature … Take a picture of what you find. Be sure to note the location of the critter or plant. Share! Share your observations through iNaturalist or your city’s chosen...

Camping on the coldest place on earth

Only Antarctica has recorded lower official temperatures (the lowest being −89.2 °C (−128.6 °F), recorded at Vostok Station on 21 July 1983). The weather station is in a valley between Oymyakon and Tomtor.Only Antarctica has recorded lower official temperatures (the...

Best place to stay on a short budget

Finally, not every single hostel in the world is listed online.You might think that this would be cheaper for book hostels in advance, but the opposite is true many times. If you turn up at a hostel and they’ve have availability you can generally bargain with...