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10 Tips for New and Seasoned Geocachers

We were all there at one time or another—searching through the woods for something, staring at our phone or GPS, still somewhat unsure of what we were doing or if anything was actually there. Now that you know much more about geocaching, it’s time to share your tips for new geocachers. We’ve put together a Pinterest board featuring 10 of the top tips for new geocachers. Share it with the new geocachers you know and then post your favorite new geocacher tips to the Geocaching Facebook Page. Check Out Our 10 Newbie Geocacher Tips on Pinterest (Hier kannst Du den […]

Geocacher Finds a Veteran’s Lost Dog Tags – 25 Years Later

“Stranger still is what I found on my way into the location. I found hanging from a tree an authentic set of military dog tags.” – Kelley Piekarek Kelley Piekarek geocached in the northern U.S. state of Michigan in the ice cold of winter. That’s an act of bravery that might warrant its own story. But on January 6, Kelley came out of the snowy woods around Ann Arbor with more than a geocache find. As she tromped to the location of the hidden geocache container, she caught the flash of metal in a low tree. Kelley thought it might be a […]

Premium Members: Get a Sneak Peek at the New Advanced Search

Geocaching Premium members are the rockstars of geocaching. Without you, we wouldn’t be here. So right now, you can help fuel the future of geocaching. One of the upcoming features is something that has been asked for by the geocaching community: a new and improved Advanced Search. It’s been completely retooled, revamped and streamlined based on geocaching community feedback. Now you’ll be able to find the exact adventure you want, easier. Make sure you’re subscribed to the Geocaching Tips and Tricks emails to receive your invite to test this new tool. If you’re not sure, visit your Email Preferences and […]

Join the Geocaching Global Cleanup Called CITO

CITO Weekend is April 25 and 26 CITO weekend will be here before you know it. In case you haven’t heard, CITO stands for Cache In Trash Out. It’s the geocacher’s approach to keeping our game board (i.e. the entire planet) in great shape. On the weekend of April 25 and 26, geocachers around the globe will gather together, pick up trash, remove invasive species, repair trails and more—plus earn a pretty sweet new souvenir. Pick up a CITO Event Kit from Shop Geocaching and start planning your CITO weekend event now. All events must be submitted at least two […]

The Lackey Geocoin: An Unexpected 26,000-mile, 5-Year Journey

By Holly Walker, Geocaching HQ Guest Experience Coordinator There’s the “you” when you begin a journey, then if by magic, there’s a completely different “you” when you finish a journey. As geocachers, we’ve all experienced this phenomenon. You learn and you grow and you change, even if ever so slightly, into a new person. And so it’s the same as we vicariously travel through Geocaching game pieces known as Travel Bugs®. We’re able to track an object as it moves around the world to new places. And sometimes when we see that Travel Bug, years later, the whole world we know has changed. This […]


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