Click through to find out some of the most extreme places on Earth for the jaded traveler to visit. And no, we’re not talking about snowboarding or sky-diving. Click to find out more.
COLDEST – OYMYAKON, RUSSIA
Named after the Oymyakon River, this rural district in the Republic of Sakha is believed to be the coldest permanently inhabited spot in the world. The lowest recorded temperature was -67.7 degrees Celsius (-90 degrees Fahrenheit) on Feb. 6, 1933. The average winter temperature stays below -50 degrees Celsius (-122 degrees Fahrenheit).
MOST REMOTE – TRISTAN DA CUNHA, BRITISH OVERSEAS TERRITORY
Discovered by Portuguese explorer Tristão da Cunha in 1506, the island is the remotest inhabited archipelago in the world. Accessible only by a seven-day boat journey from Cape Town in South Africa, the islands lie 1,500 miles (2,430 kilometers) from St. Helena, 1,750 miles (2,816 kilometers) from South Africa, and 2,088 miles (3,360 kilometers) from South America.