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Lackey trip report: Hoorn Mega – Game Over

Lackey trip report: Hoorn Mega – Game Over

Geocaching HQ staff will attend dozens of Mega and Giga-Events around the world, shaking hands, sharing stories of adventure, and of course, geocaching. Heather M (Heather Feather) is the Community Volunteer Special Programs Manager for Mega and Giga-Events at Geocaching HQ. She recently traveled to the Netherlands to attend the Hoorn Mega-Event. Here’s her...

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Country Spotlight: Five fun caches in Polska

Country Spotlight: Five fun caches in Polska

As a geocaching country on the rise, Poland is now home to 45,000+ geocache adventures, many geoart masterpieces, and a warm and welcoming community. The majority of geocaches in Poland are Traditionals, but the first cache that was placed in this country was a Virtual. To truly understand the inner workings of geocaching in...

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Find Smokey Bear’s trackable and help prevent wildfires!

It’s always wildfire season somewhere in the U.S., and Smokey Bear is counting on you and your families to be part of the solution by using fire responsibly to reduce human-caused wildfires. Though Smokey has been essential to the reduction of unwanted, human-caused wildfires over the last 75 years, he still needs help. Even...

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CITO 2019 Season 1, Halftime Show

CITO 2019 Season 1, Halftime Show

CITO 2019 Season 1 All good cachers go geocaching, what do great cachers do? Cachers Improve The Outdoors! The current count for Cache In Trash Out® 2019 Season 1 events is around 1,350. That’s a 24% increase over last year, and we’re only half of the way through the season. Woohoo! Additionally, the hashtag...

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Eyes Up — Geocache of the Week

Eyes Up — Geocache of the Week

Mystery Cache GC2J0F7 by soratte & nemrodek Difficulty: 3 Terrain: 1 Location: Vatican City State N 41° 54.148′ E 012° 27.197′ Vatican City is the smallest country in the world. With only 100 acres of land, this tiny monarchy’s influence has been huge—the Pope and the Catholic Church once ruled Europe. This influence is...

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How to apply your geocaching skills to the “real world”

Geocaching can teach us a lot about life: always stay curious, determined, and humble (looking at you DNF’s). But there are more ways we can take themes from our favorite hobby and apply them to the “real world.” Here are three ways to take geocaching into your everyday habits. Improve the outdoors CITO (Cache...

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Mega-Event season is upon us!

Mega & Giga-Events are the ultimate gatherings for lots of geocachers. They offer a variety of fun activities and attract geocachers from all over the world. You can connect with new friends to help power your geocaching exploration. And that’s just the beginning. Here are ten reasons, in no particular order, why you should...

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Maastricht:Wandelen op en langs de stadsmuren – Geocache of the Week

Maastricht:Wandelen op en langs de stadsmuren – Geocache of the Week

Multi-Cache GC1YDMB by qbi2 Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2 Location: Maastricht, Netherlands N 50° 50.827′ E 005° 41.686′ Some geocaches take you to remote mountains peaks, some require you to solve puzzles before you find them, and some teach you about history, like our Geocache of the Week. This ten-stage Multi-Cache takes you on a...

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Create an outdoor lifestyle in an urban environment

Create an outdoor lifestyle in an urban environment

You probably figured out that you can’t always get out to a wooded park or natural area to earn a smiley. Many times, a find is whatever cache is closest or on your way, but urban geocaching can offer much, much more. Plus, it can help create and maintain an outdoor lifestyle while living...

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Everything you always wanted to know about Favorite points

Everything you always wanted to know about Favorite points

Cache Carnival is in full swing—celebrating geocaching creativity and diversity.  Focus on finding geocaches with a high number of Favorite points to earn five colorful souvenirs and have the most rewarding geocaching experience—or spruce up your own geocache to make it into a Favorite point magnet. In this article we show you how to...

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