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“Diary of a Wimpy Kid” Author Talks Geocaching

Geocaching partnered with Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney to create a fun set of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul trackable tags to celebrate the book’s release last year. What you may not know is that the Wimpy Kid trackables came about because Jeff Kinney is a geocacher. He enjoys taking his kids out on geocaching adventures. We are thrilled that he wanted to share one of his geocaching experiences with us. If you are following his series, you will be excited to learn that the next book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School, will be […]

Send in Your Films for GIFF 2015

Get your cameras rolling—the Geocaching International Film Festival is back for its third and final year. Over the past two years, geocachers have sent in films telling stories of adventure, love, FTFs, DNFs and things we can’t even begin to describe. So what’s next? That’s up to you. Help us send off GIFF with a bang by submitting the most creative video ever. Submit your film by July 1 for the chance to have it screen at the final GIFF in Seattle, WA on August 14. Learn more about submitting a film here. Not a filmmaker? Learn more about GIFF […]

Itchy, Scratchy, & Rashy – Bad Things Come in Threes…

              This guest post was written by Doctor Dog, who is filling in for Community Manager Janelle Saylor this week.   They say bad things come in threes. Poison ivy, poison sumac, and poison oak are three of the evilest plants out there. At least 50 percent of people who come into contact with these plants are allergic to them and will develop an itchy rash which can last as long as three weeks. The best way to prevent a rash is to avoid poisonous plants all together. But if you are determined to get that D5/T5, then you need […]

What do Geocaching and benchmarking have in common? They are everywhere!

When you go to find your next geocache it’s not uncommon that you’ll step on, over or near a benchmark. There are over 700,000 benchmarks in the United States alone. And you know what? You can log them on Benchmarking, also known as benchmark hunting, is a hobby in which explorers find benchmarks aka survey markers or geodetic control points. Hunting for geodetic markers is a fun and challenging activity just like geocaching. If you haven’t tried benchmarking, now is your chance! The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) is hosting a contest encouraging geocachers in […]

Join the Geocaching Road Trip ’15 – Earn 6 Souvenirs

Over the next few months, we’ll all be going on a geocaching journey to celebrate 15 years of geocaching. You’ll have the opportunity to complete five geocaching quests, each of which will earn you a special souvenir for your geocaching profile. Complete all five and you’ll earn a sixth, extra special souvenir. After each quest begins, you’ll be able to complete it and earn your souvenir until September 2, 2015. So pack your bag, load up on snacks and set your road trip playlist, because here are your quests and their start dates: June 19 – Sept 2: Find a geocache […]

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