By Andrea Hofer On August 16, 2014, the world’s first Geocaching Giga Event took place. Annie, Andrea, Raine and Annika traveled from Geocaching headquarters in Seattle to the Bavarian capital of Munich to witness this historic moment. Below is a trip report in the Lackey’s own words: The first-ever Giga was a blast! In geocaching terms, Giga means 5,000+ participants, but Mia San Giga 2014 had well over 8,000 participants! A Giga would not be complete with a whole weekend of mega entertainment. The night before the giga, we attended the “ochsenessen,” where a whole ox was roasted on a spit in true [...]
Ein GIGAntisches Geocaching-Erlebnis – “Mia san Giga” 2014 Am 15. August 2014 fand das weltweit erste Geocaching Giga-Event statt. Annie, Andrea, Raine und Annika machten sich aus dem Geocaching Hauptquartier in Seattle auf in die bayerische Hauptstadt München, um diesem historischen Moment beizuwohnen (und eine Mordsgaudi zu haben). Dies ist Annikas Erfahrungsbericht vom Giga-Event in München. Stay tuned for the trip report in English! “Mia san GIGA” war der Schlachtruf des ersten Geocaching Giga-Events der Welt in München. Um sich für das Giga-Icon zu qualifizieren musste für dieses Event eine Besucherzahl von mindestens 5000 Geocachern nachgewiesen werden. Mit über [...]
The month of August has a new name: the 31 Days of Geocaching. You’ll have the opportunity to earn a calendar-style souvenir for every day you find a geocache—that’s 31 new souvenirs just waiting for you. Plus, find a geocache on July 13 and you’ll get the special Geocaching Get Outdoors Day souvenir as well. Here’s your challenge: complete a full, month-long geocaching streak during August and earn all 31 souvenirs. It might sound easy, but maintaining a geocaching streak takes hard work, dedication and—above all else—motivation. Here are a few tips from geocaching experts to make your 31 Days [...]
Enter Your Geocaching Video into GIFF Geocaching is ripe for one more acronym. Move aside BYOP* and TNLN** —get ready for GIFF. It’s the Geocaching International Film Festival. The finest videos from the global geocaching community will be showcased as part of the 2013 Geocaching Block Party in Seattle on August 17. You’re invited to submit up to two entries. All entries should be one to five minutes in length. The GIFF final entries will be judged by geocaching organizations around the world. They’ll vote on winners in five categories, including Most Instructional, Best Cinematography, Most Inspirational, Most Adventurous and [...]
The Global Geocaching Community Volunteers Volunteers help define your geocaching experience. Volunteers offer their advice and guidance to geocache owners and help set the tone of the game. The volunteers number in the hundreds, speak dozens of languages, and most all love geocaching and the global community it creates. Find out more about the geocaching community volunteers, including a behind-the-scenes video. Each geocache you find or hide has the digital fingerprints of a volunteer on it. Volunteer reviewers assist geocachers by reviewing and publishing geocaches that meet specific guidelines. To learn more about how to work with your local reviewer and successfully [...]
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