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Picture This: A Geocaching Trackable Frames a Journey

Geocaching trackables travel far and wide—hopping from geocache to geocache in the hands of geocachers. If we could hear the stories they had to tell, we’d have an endless supply of tales that include action, adventure, love and maybe even some sci-fi. We haven’t developed talking trackables just yet (soon?), but they can still tell a story via the pictures you post on the trackable’s page. The next time you pick up a Travel Bug or Geocoin, make sure to add to the story and post a photo of its journey to the next geocache. You could help tell a story like Kelly Frazee (geocaching name: kelwin).

Kelly recently had the opportunity to take a picture perfect bike tour across Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand—and she brought along the perfect travel companion: a Geocaching trackable. The trackable, “Picture This” (TBKXCT), is an ornate wooden frame and has the mission to collect as many interesting photos as possible. So as she pedaled along the Silk Roads, she took photos of the trackable and posted them in a note on the trackable’s page. Here are a few photos of this amazing journey:

Wat Phra Si Sanphet Ayutthaya, Thailand Photo by Kelly Frazee

Wat Phra Si Sanphet Ayutthaya, Thailand Photo by Kelly Frazee

Bayon Temple Siem Reap, Cambodia Photo by Kelly Frazee

Bayon Temple Siem Reap, Cambodia Photo by Kelly Frazee

Downtown Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Photo by Kelly Frazee

Downtown Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Photo by Kelly Frazee

Angkor Wat Temple Siem Reap, Cambodia Photo by Kelly Frazee

Angkor Wat Temple Siem Reap, Cambodia Photo by Kelly Frazee

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Photo by Kelly Frazee

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Photo by Kelly Frazee

 

Have you taken any trackables to amazing locations? Tell the story and post the photos below.

  • Bill

    It would be nice if there was an easy way to add a pic to them like with Facebook when ever I take a pic it wants to know if I want to upload it

  • Zoli Kovacs

    I found in the last summer a great TB “Parthenon Travel Bug” ( http://coord.info/TB3Q2QQ ). The goal of it is to have it’s picture taken in front of the Parthenon. I dropped off to my lovely “Austrians in Jerusalem – Travel Bug Hotel” ( http://coord.info/GC4P619 -http://imgcdn.geocaching.com/track/large/b9fa00c7-31d0-4311-b35c-741d0e70bf8f.jpg ) and wished somebody take it to Athens. But NOT. A local cacher took it to other cache in Israel. After several weeks joined a cacher from Greece to our GC group in FB with some questions. I contacted with him and ask him to take this TB to its goal. Of course the TB was not in my hands, so I had to find also a cache just to retrieve again this TB and pass to Spyros P.. In the end we have a picture in front of the Parthenon :-)http://imgcdn.geocaching.com/track/large/4ab83ed4-ba8b-41a0-a7bc-c5ebeac49ec4.jpg

  • Olle Oljud

    I have four travelbugs out travelling… one was in northern Sweden and the other day it had suddenly travelled 10,388 km in one day… to Hawaii! It is really funny to see where the bugs go.. I got one in Czech republic, and two somewhere in Sweden.

  • Jenny Hill

    We were super excited when we found our first trackable, Stinger the Scorpion (TB8375). We dropped him off at the Original Stash location. :)


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