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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 [...]

Nightcaching at Sweden’s largest Mega-Event

Editor’s note: Geocaching HQ staff are joining geocachers at Mega-Events around the world to celebrate and share the adventure of geocaching. Andrea Hofer attended Swedens oldest and largest annual Geocaching event – FUMBLE AFTER DARK 2013. This is Andrea’s account of her trip. After attending Florida Finders Fest, I hopped on a plane and made my way to Fumble after Dark in Sweden, getting a chance to see two different communities back to back! Sweden in November feels much like Seattle in November – short, drizzly days and long, chilly nights. That’s why Fumble after Dark is so great: 900 participants come together to [...]

#SpaceCaching on Planet Earth – The Photo Album

On November 6 and 7, 2013, more than 26,000 geocachers attended almost 1200 Geocaching in Space Events in close to 40 countries all over the world to watch a Travel Bug® make its way to the International Space Station (ISS). American astronaut Rick Mastracchio, who was asked to take the Travel Bug to space by its owner Czissors, plans to use the Travel Bug as a tool to teach students on Earth about geography and science. He has also earned the Solar System’s most elusive smiley and made the the First Geocaching First-to-Find in Space at the International Space Station geocache. The Travel Bug has made its way [...]

The First Lesson: We Were All Beginners Once

  Remember your first geocaching find? That fist-pumping moment when you finally spotted the hidden container? Let us answer for you: Of course you do! Whether you’ve found 10,000 or 10 geocaches since, your first geocaching experience won’t be forgotten. That experience of being a beginner geocacher was also your first lesson in geocaching. Now beginners have a new TOTT*. It’s the latest video from Geocaching HQ, “The Beginner’s Guide to Finding a Geocache.” Check out the video to freshen up on tips and tricks, then share the new video with all those beginnergeocachers out there. *Are you unsure of what TOTT means? Take the new Geocaching [...]

Track a Travel Bug in Space

“This TB is so lucky. I wish I could tag along with it on its travels to the ISS. Godspeed.”  (bergmannfamily)  “Wir wünschen dir und dem TB eine gute Reise.” (Pintubi-Duo) “Ook uit België wensen we Rick, zijn team en de Travel Bug een goede ruimtereis toe naar het ISS.” (RHCV) In the past weeks more than 250 geocachers from Belgium to Germany to Portugal to the USA left their congratulations and wishes for a safe journey on the International Space Station Travel Bug II trackable details page. NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio  (Username: AstroRM) will Rocket into Space on November 7, [...]


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