Geocaching HQ – The Land of Extreme Coincidence

Geocaching HQ – The Land of Extreme Coincidence

Lindsey (flossinmatoof), Larry (apawinmyface), and Ciaran (Goldencircle) This story begins with some high expectations. A chance meeting would lead to the statement, “Visiting HQ is something I’ve wanted to do for quite a long time, and as it turns out, the experience was crazier than I could have ever imagined.” It all started on...

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Geocaching Rockets into Space (Again)

Geocaching Rockets into Space (Again)

You don’t read the words, “We’re going to space!” very often. So, how about we soak up the joy of reading those words once more? Let’s add a little pizzazz and shout it by using all capital letters: “WE’RE GOING TO SPACE!” Yeah! A Geocaching Travel Bug® is hitching a ride with astronaut Rick...

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Geocaching in Space Event Center

Geocaching in Space Event Center

Mark your calendar for early November, 2013! Geocaching is Rocketing into Space again. Astronaut Rick Mastracchio will deliver a Travel Bug® to the International Space Station. Mastracchio will be using the Travel Bug as an educational tool to help teach students around the world about geography and provide other educational lessons. The mission is currently...

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I hope you’re not afraid of the dark. — Antuna Underground (GC2B3BY) — Geocache of the Week Video Edition

I hope you’re not afraid of the dark. — Antuna Underground (GC2B3BY) — Geocache of the Week Video Edition

If you’ve found a few geocaches, you know that sometimes in order to find the geocache, you have to explore places you’ve never been before. Sometimes those places are in full-view of the public or in a popular park. And sometimes, like in the case of this week’s Geocache of the Week, the geocache...

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September Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your Comment

September Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your Comment

The earned, never for sale, Geocacher of the Month Geocoin (sun flare optional) The guardian of a vanishing iconic geocache, a couple from the far north of the world who’ve helped create a quality geocaching community, and the president of a geocaching association who leads by the two E’s (enthusiasm and more enthusiasm). We’re...

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The Original Geocaching Bling Turns 12

The Original Geocaching Bling Turns 12

There’s a magnetism to Geocaching Geocoins: the weight, the metallic shimmer and how each Geocoin is a message forged in metal. Some celebrate milestones like First to Find or 100 Finds, and some are just cool, like an eagle whose wings actually flap (fly eagle, fly!). 12 years ago on September 30, 2001, Geocoins came into existence with...

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It’s Time to Kick It Up a Notch — Apollos pool with the million dollar view (GC13VNK) —Geocache of the Week

It’s Time to Kick It Up a Notch — Apollos pool with the million dollar view (GC13VNK) —Geocache of the Week

Part of what makes geocaching so great is the variety of ways to play. As you’ve probably seen in past Geocache of the Week posts, some geocaches are incredible and creative containers, some are epic puzzles, and some—like this week’s—are arduous journeys with big rewards. The pool and the view. Careful, there’s a 200...

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Announcing the August Geocacher of the Month

Announcing the August Geocacher of the Month

The earned, never for sale, Geocacher of the Month geocoin (sun flare optional) The geocaching community took note of three amazing geocachers from three different parts of the globe this month. Each contributes to the geocaching with world famous hides, nearly unparalleled finding ability and championing the geocaching adventure on social media. It was...

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8 Tips to Answer the Eternal Question, “Is it even here?”

8 Tips to Answer the Eternal Question, “Is it even here?”

The Eternal Question: “Is it even here?” If you’ve geocached for any length of time, say 60 seconds, this question has run through your mind, “Is it even here?” You’ve checked the fence. You’ve checked under the bench. It’s not hanging from a branch on the tree. It’s not even close to your knee....

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Celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day — Pirate’s Quest Stolen Treasure (GC28T4Y) — Geocache of the Week

Celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day — Pirate’s Quest Stolen Treasure (GC28T4Y) — Geocache of the Week

The journey be treacherous, tis not fer the faint o’ heart! Photo by geocachers TEAM DESERT EAGLE Ahoy mateys, today be International Talk Like a Pirate Day, so all of ya landlubbers best be arrggghhh-ing, knockin’ back some grog, an’ searchin’ for me treasure—lest ye walk the plank and be stowed away in Davey...

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Shipwrecks and Geocaches – A River Reveals a World of Shipwrecks

Shipwrecks and Geocaches – A River Reveals a World of Shipwrecks

Shipwrecks The gurgling waters of the Credit River in Ontario, Canada tell a story of seafaring disaster.  Nearly every 1/10th of a mile those floating the lazy waterway unlock the story of a shipwreck. That’s if they know the secret. The stories of more than 140 shipwrecks are recorded in geocache after geocache. Tubing...

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How to Bring Your Geocaching “A” Game

How to Bring Your Geocaching “A” Game

Don’t worry, it happens in every relationship. Your geocaching game might fall into a rut. But geocaching has more to offer than you have ever suspected. Here are a few tips to take your geocaching game to the next level and make it more rewarding than ever. Check out your Geocaching statistics and push your comfort...

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Fun with a Side of Mega-Event Geocaching

Fun with a Side of Mega-Event Geocaching

Editor’s note: Geocaching HQ staff are joining geocachers at Mega-Events around the world to celebrate and share the adventure of geocaching. Amy Faulkner, attended the 11th Annual Geocaching Hampton Roads Picnic (GC42NJJ). This is Amy’s account of her trip. Amy (in middle) with the basket logbook I recently traveled across the country from Geocaching HQ in Seattle,...

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Take that, clown! — Pennywise the Clown (GC3XB2Z) — Geocache of the week

Take that, clown! — Pennywise the Clown (GC3XB2Z) — Geocache of the week

I admit it, I really dislike clowns. For instance, if there’s one on the street handing balloons to children, I’ll cross to the other side of the street so I don’t have to get within a few feet of him/her. While I know I’m not alone, I think I’d definitely get over my dislike...

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