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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 […]

Geocaching in Harmony with Nature (Part 2)

            6 Tips for Finding a Geocache in an Environmentally Friendly Way     In Geocaching in Harmony with Nature (Part 1), we gave you tips and tricks on how to hide an environmentally friendly geocache. A wise geocacher once said: “If you hide a geocache, someone will come and find it.” So this time we want to take a look at how to be a Nature Lover when hunting for a geocache. We asked the geocaching community, Geocaching HQ-ers and Volunteer Reviewers for their tip-top tips on being kind to nature when searching for a […]

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 […]

Happy Halloween! – Geist des Hagen (GC11JM6) – Geocache der Woche

Geocache Name: Geist des Hagen (GC11JM6) Schwierigkeit/Gelände Bewertung: 1.5/2 Warum ist das der Geocache der Woche: Es gibt wohl keinen besseren Zeitpunkt als Halloween, um in die dunklen Wälder aufzubrechen und einen der beliebtesten Geocaches in Deutschland zu finden. Der “Geist des Hagen” ist eine Anspielung auf das Nibelungenlied: die alte Sage über Liebe, Krieg und Verrat, in der Hagen als Widersacher des (beinahe) unbezwinglichen Siegfried auftritt. Vorsicht-Spoiler: Hagen tötet Siegfried, stirbt aber später selbst durch die Hand der schönen Kriemhild. Sein Geist, der keine Ruhe findet, bewacht nun diesen Geocache und spukt jeden, der es wagt ihn zu suchen. […]

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