I'm not online as much during the week (dang job), but here's the latest Realm info:
Enchanting table added inside village.
Village now has 3 iron door entrances with buttons above the doors.
Hope to add a community anvil and community brewing stand later this week once I gather all the resources (I know I could just cheat them in since I'm the realm owner, but that takes away the fun and challenge.)
TIP: When first spawning into the realm, head Southeast to the village. Once inside, you should be safe from any mobs. Feel free to use the village as your temporary home until you are up and running. Plenty of food, crafting table, furnace, etc.
Exploration SPOILERS (read at own risk - you have been warned):
Northwest of the village is a swamp. Slimes spawn during full moons in swamps.
Well north of the village is an ocean. Make a boat and continue north - you will run into a desert. That desert also has a village, which would make a good base.
The river just south of the village edge runs east. It winds through a lot of nice land and is a good highway back to the village. I plan on widening out a couple narrow points to make boat travel easier.
Well south (and slightly west) of the village you will run into some extreme hills. At the foot of them is a massive cave system a couple of us have already explored and lit up a bit.