Security Update Required for Android Devices

What happened? The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard is a security standard for organizations that handle credit cards from major credit card providers. In order to remain compliant with these security standards, we had to stop supporting an older security protocol for interacting with our servers. In this case, we removed support...

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Discover the creatures of the oceans

Centuries of exploring uncharted waters resulted in legends describing fantastic creatures, almost too strange to be true. Though the ocean may be vast, there’s still time to search for the giant Kraken, the elusive Hippocamp, and the mysterious Mermaid. Now it’s your turn to confirm the tales! Now through July 25, find geocaches or...

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Houma Travel GeoTour (GT53)

Houma Travel GeoTour (GT53)

Location: Houma, Louisiana Favorite Points: 678 The Houma Travel GeoTour (GT53) is Louisiana’s first and ONLY official GeoTour (so far!) and takes geocachers on a journey to 55 geocaches with unique culture, delicious Cajun cuisine, outdoor adventures, and amazing festivals, while enjoying the joie de vivre or ‘love for life’ that’s ingrained in every...

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Geocachers make history at Geowoodstock 2018

Geocachers make history at Geowoodstock 2018

History was made on May 26, 2018 when the state of Ohio hosted the first Giga-Event in the United States! With a Giga this “close” to home (when compared to traveling abroad to other events from Seattle), quite a few HQ staffers wanted to join in on the fun! Learn more about the event...

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Local Landmarks #1: The little Mermaid (Havfruen)—Geocache of the Week

Local Landmarks #1: The little Mermaid (Havfruen)—Geocache of the Week

Traditional GCR5F6 by Elmbaek Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Location: Copenhagen, Denmark N 55° 41.489′ E 012° 35.937′ Thirteen legendary Hidden Creatures have been recently spotted around the world. It’s been said they only appear in their respective habitats. Reports are pouring in from Copenhagen, Denmark, when one of the friendliest Hidden Creatures, the mermaid,...

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The search for Hidden Creatures begins June 27, 2018

Spotted: Three legendary creatures hidden among towering trees and overgrown greenery. Be on the lookout for the hairy Bigfoot (and its enormous footprints), glorious Unicorn, and whimsical Fairy. Navigating through a mossy forest and looking for objects should feel familiar to all geocachers. For the next four weeks we will be highlighting the different...

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Six Do’s and Don’ts for GIFF Filmmakers

Six Do’s and Don’ts for GIFF Filmmakers

The Geocaching International Film Festival is returning for another year of epic geocaching moments captured on camera. If you’re a filmmaker, a geocacher, or something in between, GIFF 2018 is your chance to have your geocaching film viewed by thousands of people on movie screens all over the world. Submissions are due August 1,...

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Calorie Alley—Geocache of the Week

Calorie Alley—Geocache of the Week

Traditional GC5DAMP by TeamPhoenix421 Difficulty: 1 Terrain: 1 Location: Indiana, United States N 41° 28.290 W 087° 16.252 Calorie Alley—Geocache of the Week If you drive along Route 30 in northwest Indiana between the cities of Hobart and Merrillville, you will pass between two famous confectionery suppliers. One of America’s largest candy companies (makers...

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From Sketch to Souvenir: the artist behind Hidden Creatures

From Sketch to Souvenir: the artist behind Hidden Creatures

With eight years of Geocaching HQ experience, graphic designer Roxxy is one half of the creative creatures that make up the design team here at HQ! She’s been designing souvenirs, geocoins, art, and more since 2010 and she is the artist behind the mythical beings of Hidden Creatures. We chatted with Roxxy to learn...

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Shop the official Hidden Creatures merchandise

Next week, geocachers will begin searching all over the world for Hidden Creatures while adding up to 13 souvenirs to their profile. Add even more to this experience with the Official Hidden Creatures merchandise from Shop Geocaching. Hidden Creatures merchandise is being sold by 19 different shops in 11 countries thanks to our participating...

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Let’s talk about geocache quality

Let’s talk about geocache quality

Today, we’re inviting you to join a community conversation about geocache quality. You have the opportunity to share thoughts about how you define geocache quality and what you think the community or Geocaching HQ can do to improve it. But before we get into specifics, let’s talk about why we think this conversation is...

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Get notified every time you earn a souvenir

Great news! You’ll never miss when you earn a new souvenir while using the Geocaching® app. You now get a notification every time you earn a new souvenir. Tap it to view the full souvenir, or simply dismiss it and keep on caching on. Speaking of souvenirs, don’t forget you can earn up to...

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Jardin du Tripot — Geocache of the Week

Jardin du Tripot — Geocache of the Week

Traditional GC5G0BH by scrouny Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Location: Basse-Normandie, France N 49° 25.128 E 000° 13.967 In the heart of Normandy, overlooking the southern bank of the Seine, lies the small medieval town of Honfleur. Its history can be traced back to 1027 in a letter from Richard III, Duke of Normandy. The...

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Which Hidden Creature are you?

Have you ever wondered what type of mythical creature you are? Are you elegant and keen-eyed like a Unicorn? Beautiful and fiery like the Phoenix? Strong and shy like a Yeti? Take this quiz to find out which one of the Hidden Creatures you are! The search for Hidden Creatures begins on June 27!...

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