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More Geocaching Vacation Destinations Closer to Home

  GeoTours Deliver Geocaching Adventure Around the Globe   In the time-honored geocaching tradition, it’s a map that helps tell the story. Check out the blue pins scattered across the world on the Geocaching GeoTours map. Each marker is a GeoTour location. Each GeoTour is a chance to explore a unique destination as only geocaching can unveil it. Local experts in each destination pick out the best places to hide new geocaches, including historic sites, parks, cities and more. Nearly 40 GeoTours offer geocachers custom-crafted adventures in locations like the Islands of Bermuda, New Caledonia or the Hochkönig region in Austria. And if you’re interested [...]

Trackable Do’s and Don’ts

There are literally thousands of Travel Bug® trackables bounding around the world right now. They’re powered by geocachers, traveling geocache to geocache. Travel Bugs travel in pockets, backpacks, purses and snuggle up in suitcases for long distance voyages. Sometimes though, their travels stop cold. Standby for a sad emoticon. The trackables get stuck in couch cushions, lost in the kitchen junk drawer or simply (and sadly) forgotten. Here are 3 tips to help Travel Bugs do what they do best: travel. First, if you find a Travel Bug® or any trackable in a geocache, you are not required to trade anything for it. But [...]

May the Geocacher of the Month Be With You: Comment Now

Each month the global geocaching community meets three outstanding geocachers. Their task is to help decide which one will be known forevermore as a Geocacher of the Month. This month, we’re fittingly deciding the May Geocacher of the Month. So to the all the geocachers listed below… May the Geocacher of the Month be with you. The geocachers showcased below lead by example—thousands and thousands of examples. While their find counts are superhuman, they’re more than personable to new geocachers, and more than amazing when it comes to geocache hides. Each of the nominees below is an essential part of [...]

DIY “Wow Power” for Your Next Log

5 Steps to Craft Award-Winning “Found it!” Logs There are plenty of log types out there, but none more fun than earning a smiley by logging a “Found it!” Check out 5 quick tips to inspire your fellow geocachers with your next log entry. Tell Your Story – The geocache log you write is like the preview to a movie. You’re telling geocachers about an adventure they could experience. Maybe your journey involved seeing the first leaves of spring, looking out from a mountain top or meeting other geocachers on the trail. Your logs help other geocachers decide if the geocache [...]

Terezin Games Mega-Event

Editor’s note: Geocaching HQ staff are  attending dozens of Mega-Events around the world, shaking hands, sharing stories of adventure, and of course, geocaching. Each person at Geocaching HQ brings their own unique talent to advancing the adventure. Some write code for the website, others design images for the apps, and some shoot videos explaining it all. Eric Schudiske is the Geocaching HQ staff member behind Geocaching.com social media and public relations. He recently traveled to the Czech Republic to join nearly a thousand people  in celebrating geocaching and the geocaching community at the Terezin Games 2014. Here’s his story.  There’s [...]


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