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What is Geocaching?

      Join the world’s largest treasure hunting community! Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor adventure that is happening all the time, all around the world. To play, participants use the Geocaching app and/or a GPS device to navigate to cleverly hidden containers called geocaches. There are millions of geocaches in over 185 countries waiting to be discovered—there are probably even some near you right now.   Geocaching started in early 2000. When the website launched, only 75 geocaches had been hidden. Today, there are nearly 3 million geocaches and over 10 million registered geocachers playing the game. Geocaches come in all different shapes, sizes, and difficulties and are hidden […]

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Walk a Mile In My Geo-shoes — 15 Stories

By Lizzie Burton Picture yourself attending the fifth (and final) annual  Geocaching Block Party event in Seattle, WA, celebrating 15 years of this awesome game. Now, imagine the incredible culturally diverse community of people that have come from all over the world to join the party. With nearly 2.7  million geocaches worldwide, this year’s summer event is bound to be one for the books! Now back to reality. The great thing about the vast geocaching community is not only the diverse cultures participating but also the styles, techniques, and stories while out geocaching. At Geocaching HQ, we meet thousands of people […]

12 Tips for Hosting a Geocaching Event

    Who doesn’t love a good party with great geocaching friends? Answer: No one. Geocaching Events are a great way to meet the local geocaching community where everyone is oddly enough, just like you. Geocachers will designate a time and location to meet and discuss their favorite hobby. Geocaching events are fun, so always expect a good time! Anyone can plan and host an event. Here are 12 tips and tricks to get you started on planning the best geo-bash around.    Pick a great time and location to maximize your attendance. It can be indoors or outdoors, in […]

The Most Favorited Geocaches in the World by Geocache Type

There are many reasons why geocachers award favorite points to geocaches. Sometimes it’s the stunning view at the geocache. Other times it’s the unique container that makes your jaw drop. Whatever the reason, favorite points are a great way for geocachers to award top-notch hides. The first souvenir challenge for the Geocaching Road Trip ’15 is to find a geocache with 10+ favorite points.  Favorited geocaches tend to be higher quality caches, and with the help of the new search, it’s easy to find and sort geocaches by favorite points. The following geocaches are the cream of the crop, the best of the best, the pick of […]

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