By Dani Navarre Do puzzle caches leave you scratching your head? Does the thought of having to decode encrypted messages make you break out in hives? If no, then you might be a geocaching Puzzler in disguise. If yes, then take a deep breath and find your happy place because we have just the tips to sooth your puzzle anxiety. Puzzle caches, Mystery caches, or Unknown caches are a type of geocache for those who enjoy an extra challenge. They require geocachers to solve complicated puzzles in order to decode the correct cache coordinates or crack secret clues [...]
The Month of Mega-Events + 1st Giga-Event Imagine walking through a crowd of passionate adventurers and hearing “Travel Bug,” “First to Find” and even a proud, “I love geocaching, a lot, I mean, a lot.” That place exists and August is high time to explore your Mega-Event destiny. A Mega-Event is one of the ultimate gatherings for geocachers. Mega-Events bring together 500 or more geocachers in one location to celebrate our desire for exploration and discovery. Hey, look at this bookmark list. That’s a list of Mega-Events around the world. Take your pick. You’ll even notice a world’s first. Project MUNICH2014 is the world’s first Giga-Event, an event with more [...]
Get ready for the 2014 Geocaching International Film Festival! This year at the Geocaching International Film Festival we received 60 entries from over 15 different countries. After the team of Geocaching HQ judges carefully reviewed each entry, we are excited to announce the 16 finalists that will be screened at the second annual GIFF on August 15 in Seattle! Congratulations to: Geocaching in Canada TheBarnSwallows Toronto, Canada First to Find – The Woodland Hunt CarboKnightLuke United Kingdom La Búsqueda (The Search) nitesco Ciales, Puerto Rico C9 H13 NO3 (Adrenaline) Peter! Portugal Love Geocaching Chiliconsushi Lille, France Geocaching Therapy L’Avanguardia Team [...]
Mega-Smiles at Latitude 61 in Finland 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. Cindy or Frau Potter works with geocaching community volunteers. This is her Mega-Event experience. At Latitude 61, this time of year days are long and nights are short. With sunrise at 4:00am and sunset at 11:00pm, I found this [...]
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