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There’s No Place Like Home (Coordinates)

home coordinates imageCustomize Your Geocaching Experience with your Location

If you’re seeing new nearby geocaches and nearby Event Caches listed in your weekly mailer, you’re already a geocaching mastermind. You know that by pinpointing your location in your profile, the Weekly Mailer becomes your personal geocaching assistant. If you’re not seeing new nearby geocaches or Event Caches, simply go to the Manage Location page and move the arrow to a nearby location or type in your home address. This will enter your “Home Coordinates.”

Each week Geocaching HQ will serve up the newest geocaches around your location. We’ll also tell you about nearby events, where you can put geocaching names to faces and meet the geocachers you’ve only seen on log sheets.

Pro Tip 1: If you’re going on vacation, you can take geocaching with you. Just set your location to your travel destination at least two weeks before you travel. You’ll see the newest nearby geocaches and events for your destination.

Pro Tip 2: Don’t forget to change your location back to your home location when you return.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jayme.hewitt1 Jayme Hewitt

    Love the pro tips! Going to have to keep those in mind for future travels. Thanks Eric. :)

  • http://twitter.com/valinek Mara Valenta

    This is super tip. But I don’t travel too much from my country, because I have a few time and money. If I travel to some destination, I will use these tips. Thanks Mark :)

  • http://www.AUgeocachers.com/ E of authorized users

    If you are a Premium Member, you can just set notifications for other locations and activate/deactivate them as needed. We do this quite frequently! This way, you never have to worry about your HQ being wrong!


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