“A camera is a ‘save button’ for one’s mind.” Rogu Kingston. Geocaching is more than a hunt. Geocaching is that “first to find” smile… the secret beach you stumble upon… the mountain you never thought you’d climb… the unexpected sighting of a rare bird… a forgotten piece of history… a new friend you pick up along the way. All of these geocaching “moments” can be captured through a camera lens (and beautifully, with a nice filter). Everyday, geocachers on Instagram share their visual geocaching experiences with the world through the hashtag #geocaching. The official geocaching Instagram is our way of joining that conversation, sharing […]
It’s the same old story. Boy meets Girl. Boy takes Girl geocaching. Boy falls in love with Girl. Girl falls in love with geocaching. Eventually also warms up to Boy. Here are the 13 dates that made up this imaginary geocaching love story. This is a fictional account, so, basically steal any tips you find here to make your own moves on your potential geo-crush. THE FIRST DATE GC274GK TamsinTugboat and I found this one on our walk through Discovery Park. I got us to GZ, but she made the find (her first). Had a really great time, hope she did as […]
We recently released 6 shiny new Geocaching Souvenirs for Greece, Mexico, Belgium, Brazil, Croatia, and Italy. In case any of these countries are still on your bucket list (or if you’re planning a return trip) check out this pocket dictionary of common phrases used in Geocaching. They’re perfect for starting or ending a fantastic log entry. Brazil (Portuguese) Take a virtual vacation and tour of some of Brazil’s best geocaches. Obrigado pela Cache (Thanks for the cache) Encontrada (Found) Boa aventura (Good adventure) A minha primeira cache (My first cache) Belgium (Dutch, French, German) Check out one of Belgium’s most-favorited […]
Part 2 or 2 [read part 1] A message in a bottle captures the imagination… …and apparently, the attention of media. Last week we published Geocachers Find a Message in a Bottle from 1970. Its says… (part 1). Jean-Francois Cianci (known in the Geocaching word as Monkeyturtle) detailed how he discovered a bottle while clearing garbage from a wetland at a Calgary, Alberta area CITO event. The bottle contained a very clear note from 1970. It also contained a request, a mission even. And Jean-Francois took the mission seriously. The note read, “Anyone finding this bottle please contact: Darilyn Yates […]
A milestone 14-years in the making reached yesterday at 7:45 am as the millionth geocache was published in the U.S. 1,000,000 reasons for Americans to get off the couch and explore their neighborhoods are waiting to be discovered and some are likely within walking distance. Geocaching.com launched in 2000, listing just 75 hidden geocaches. As of 7:45 am EST on Sunday, September 14, the 1,000,000th active geocache in the U.S. was published on Geocaching.com. The 1,000,000th active geocache is called Daddy’s Fishing Hole, located near Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. As of 9:00 am PCT on Monday, September 15, the 1,000,000th geocache has […]
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