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Introduce Friends to Geocaching with this 1 Free App

Geocaching has never been easier to share or take along on a spontaneous adventure. The official Geocaching Intro apps for Android, iPhone and Windows Phone serve up beginner geocaches. The app is loaded with helpful advice, tips and videos to turn muggles into geocachers in just a few clicks. The apps offer your friends everything they need to launch on a geocaching adventure. Use the app to search for Traditional geocaches, navigate to their locations and log finds. Now when friends ask about geocaching, you can say, “download the official Geocaching intro app, and I’ll show you all about it.” Or say [...]

More Geocaching Vacation Destinations Closer to Home

  GeoTours Deliver Geocaching Adventure Around the Globe   In the time-honored geocaching tradition, it’s a map that helps tell the story. Check out the blue pins scattered across the world on the Geocaching GeoTours map. Each marker is a GeoTour location. Each GeoTour is a chance to explore a unique destination as only geocaching can unveil it. Local experts in each destination pick out the best places to hide new geocaches, including historic sites, parks, cities and more. Nearly 40 GeoTours offer geocachers custom-crafted adventures in locations like the Islands of Bermuda, New Caledonia or the Hochkönig region in Austria. And if you’re interested [...]

The Fastest 15 Minutes in Geocaching: WWFM

World Wide Flash Mob – The Spice of Geocaching Life It’s your time to bask in the geocaching limelight, with fellow geocachers from around the world, for 15 fast minutes. Join one of hundreds of Geocaching World Wide Flash Mob events on June 7, 2014. The WWFM events are Geocaching Event Caches on fast-forward. They’re 15 minutes of fun and excitement, packed with “typical” geocaching event activities like group photos, event meals, prize giveaways and trading trackables. Hurry up, time is running out to host a WWFM of your own. Events must be published two weeks prior to the event date and your local [...]

Help This Blog Post Help You Geocache

    There’s No Place Like Home (Coordinates)   If you’re seeing new nearby geocaches and nearby Event Caches listed in your weekly installment of the Geocaching Newsletter, you’re already a geocaching mastermind. You know that by pinpointing your location in your profile, the weekly newsletter becomes your personal geocaching assistant. If you’re not seeing new nearby geocaches or Event Caches, simply go to the Manage Location page and move the arrow to a nearby location or type in your home address. This will enter your “Home Coordinates.” Each week Geocaching HQ will serve up the newest geocaches around your location. We’ll [...]

Announcing Your Newest Geocache Type

Giga-Event is the Newest Geocache Type   Attended by 5,000 or more geocachers, it’s like a Mega-Event of mega proportions. The geocache type shows a new level of appreciation to events that engage, entertain and inform geocachers on a massive scale. While we know that the metric system prefix giga stands for 1,000,000,000, the name arose from inside the geocaching community and it stuck. So we co-opted the term to stay in line with our current system of events and Mega-Events. And of course, the name Five-Thousand-Event didn’t have the same ring to it. When is the first ever Giga-Event? [...]


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