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6 New Country Souvenirs Now Available

As of today, you can earn six new country souvenirs for your Geocaching profile. Country souvenirs are virtual pieces of art that are displayed on your Geocaching profile page when you find a geocache in certain locations. The new souvenirs are available for: – Croatia – Italy – Belgium – Brazil – Greece – Mexico If you’ve already found a geocache in any of these countries, you’ll automatically receive the souvenir on your profile. Souvenirs that are currently available can be found here. You can view which ones you’ve already earned by checking out your Souvenirs on Geocaching.com. Out of […]

Three Cheers for Brazil, Geocaching’s Newest Country Souvenir!

  Yes folks, the time has come: Brazil is getting its very own Geocaching Country Souvenir! You’ve seen Croatia, Italy, Mexico, Belgium, and now you get to see Brazil! Souvenirs are virtual pieces of art that are displayed on your Geocaching profile page when you find a geocache in certain locations. This holiday season we’re releasing six beauties to decorate your profile! Take a virtual vacation and tour of some of Brazil’s best geocaches. After all, Brazil is known as the Land of Happiness, so let’s get happy, and let’s get going!   1. First on our list is  GC4KZEY Pão de […]

Viva la Mexican Geocaching Souvenir!

Officially known as the United Mexican States, did you know that Mexico: had it’s first geocache placed on Christmas day in the year 2000 has a geocache located 5,564 m (18,253 ft) above sea level on an inactive volcano called Pico de Orizaba is an extremely popular geocaching vacation destination, and… …is the newest Geocaching Country Souvenir to be released this month? Yes it’s true! If the allure of white sandy beaches, ancient civilizations, rich culture, delicious food, and tequila wasn’t enough, now you can also earn a geocaching Souvenir for Mexico (this, in addition to Croatia, Italy, and three other new Souvenirs to be revealed […]

How to Claim a Geocaching FTF (First to Find)

  Ping! That’s the sound of your phone or email notifying you when a new geocache is published nearby. Grab your geo-bag, gps device, and get moving… you want to be the FTF (First To Find).     Why would I want to be FTF? Being FTF on a geocache is an exciting experience. You get to discover the newly published geocache prior to everyone else in the community and you get to brag about it . On many occasions, geocache owners will leave a small gift for the first geocacher to discover their cache. Prizes? Heck yes!     […]

The Travel Bug that Survived a Wildfire

When CarpeCrew and #36 set out in search of GC3CZ72, they weren’t expecting to find anything. The geocache was placed in February of 2012, on National Forest land just northwest of Colorado Springs. 13 finds and four months later, the Waldo Canyon Fire tore through the region. It was one of the most destructive fires in the state’s history. There was little to indicate that the geocache had survived—no finds, no DNFs, no comment from the geocache owner. Two years later, a forest road near where the geocache was placed was reopened, and CarpeCrew and #36, saw their chance to explore the area, […]


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