You’ve really done it now. You’ve fallen down the geocaching rabbit hole. Suddenly, you’re speaking another language involving FTF, muggles and TOTT’s. But lo’ and behold, there’s so much more to explore in this wonderland of geocaching. Your one-stop shop is right here. Discover an inspiring Geocache of the Week—oddly enough, posted every week. Stand in awe of selfless contributions to the adventure from the Geocacher of the Month—weirdly named every month (and open for votes right now). There’s more though, as anyone down here in the geocaching rabbit hole will explain. You’ll also travel around the world, checking out Mega-Events in Belgium or the [...]
Finally you’ll be able to post “Welcome Back to Earth” on our Facebook page! After orbiting the Earth nearly 3,000 times over six months (and about 75,000,000 miles), astronaut Rick Mastracchio (Geocacher: AstroRM) and a very popular Travel Bug® will return home from the International Space Station. Thousands of people, at more than 700 Geocaching in Space events around the world, watched as Mastracchio and a Travel Bug rocketed into space. Mastracchio has been living aboard the International Space Station since November of last year. He even geocached in space. He logged a First to Find on the International Space Station geocache placed by fellow geocacher Richard [...]
World Wide Flash Mob – The Spice of Geocaching Life It’s your time to bask in the geocaching limelight, with fellow geocachers from around the world, for 15 fast minutes. Join one of hundreds of Geocaching World Wide Flash Mob events on June 7, 2014. The WWFM events are Geocaching Event Caches on fast-forward. They’re 15 minutes of fun and excitement, packed with “typical” geocaching event activities like group photos, event meals, prize giveaways and trading trackables. Hurry up, time is running out to host a WWFM of your own. Events must be published two weeks prior to the event date and your local [...]
There’s No Place Like Home (Coordinates) If you’re seeing new nearby geocaches and nearby Event Caches listed in your weekly installment of the Geocaching Newsletter, you’re already a geocaching mastermind. You know that by pinpointing your location in your profile, the weekly newsletter 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 [...]
Giga-Event is the Newest Geocache Type Attended by 5,000 or more geocachers, it’s like a Mega-Event of mega proportions. The geocache type shows a new level of appreciation to events that engage, entertain and inform geocachers on a massive scale. While we know that the metric system prefix giga stands for 1,000,000,000, the name arose from inside the geocaching community and it stuck. So we co-opted the term to stay in line with our current system of events and Mega-Events. And of course, the name Five-Thousand-Event didn’t have the same ring to it. When is the first ever Giga-Event? [...]
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