WWFM XI – World-Wide Flash Mob The Fastest 15 minutes in Geocaching By Sonny and Sandy, of the PodCacher Podcast. June 7th was another record-breaking experience for flash mob participants. Over 27,000 geocachers gathered at 792 events in 52 countries for this annual event. WWFM hosts are known for their creativity and quirkiness and this year’s events did not disappoint. Here are some “WWFM snapshots” from around the globe. Pretoria, South Africa We had an awesome event blowing bubbles around a giant sculpture of an upside down cow. It was freezing here in Pretoria but geocachers are not put off […]
When you log a geocache, do you secretly practice your movie star autograph? Well, here’s your chance to put all that practice to good use. At this year’s Geocaching Block Party, we’re going to showcase geocacher stardom with the second annual Geocaching International Film Festival. General Rules Films can be in any family-friendly genre: narrative, documentary, music video, animation, experimental, etc… If you are “spoiling” a geocache in any way in your film, you must have geocache owner permission. Film length must not exceed 4 minutes (including credits) Only 2 submissions per person will be accepted. A separate submission form is […]
There are literally thousands of Travel Bug® trackables bounding around the world right now. They’re powered by geocachers, traveling geocache to geocache. Travel Bugs travel in pockets, backpacks, purses and snuggle up in suitcases for long distance voyages. Sometimes though, their travels stop cold. Standby for a sad emoticon. The trackables get stuck in couch cushions, lost in the kitchen junk drawer or simply (and sadly) forgotten. Here are 3 tips to help Travel Bugs do what they do best: travel. First, if you find a Travel Bug® or any trackable in a geocache, you are not required to trade anything for it. But […]
The username is the Geocacher’s calling card, signature, or tag. It’s as primeval a mark of territory as a bear scratching trees in the woods. It’s “I was here!” yelled at the top of the lungs on a steep mountainside at twilight next to a small Tupperware container. Like the superheros who grace the pages of dime store comic books, every username has an Origin Story. Some usernames are born great, some usernames achieve greatness, and some usernames have greatness thrust upon them. We asked Geocachers in and around Geocaching HQ how they chose their usernames—or did the usernames […]
Your vision of geocaching cannot be contained by a simple Facebook photo, Tweet or even a mighty blog post. Nay, we say, your vision deserves much more. You need to tell your geocaching story through the majesty of a short video. Ready your geocaching muse. The Geocaching International Film Festival (GIFF) wants your vision of the adventure of geocaching to take flight in video on the big screen this summer in Seattle. It all happens the night before the Geocaching Block Party, which you should also attend. Enter your four minute video in any family-friendly genre: narrative, documentary, music video, animation, experimental, etc… […]
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