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Tag Archives: Behind the Scenes Presents: Celebrate the Geocaching Community’s Volunteers

[Click CC for subtitles in English, German, Portuguese and Swedish] Discover the geocaching community volunteers who help power your adventure.  Volunteers give their time and talent, representing nearly 40 countries around the globe.  Watch the latest Geocaching Presents video to find more about the volunteer experience. The game would not be the same without their dedication, guidance, and commitment to geocaching.  Leave a message for your local volunteers below! Entdecke die ehrenamtlichen Helfer, die Dir Dein Erlebnis auf ermöglichen.  Es gibt über 400 ehrenamtliche Reviewer, Foren–Moderatoren und Übersetzer auf Sie stellen in fast 40 Ländern ihre Zeit und […] Hamsters Go Big Time

Rumor has it internet servers are run by cute, hard-working, squeaky-voiced hamsters. Now you can have a hamster of your own. Your hamster could either be a Trackable or commemorated on clothing. The hamsters just launched  their own products today. You know you’re kind of a big deal when you have your own merchandise line. But the humble hamsters weren’t always big time. The hamsters toiled running (Groundspeak) servers in obscurity for years. All that changed six months ago. Thousands of geocachers watched this first hamster video as the site received a server upgrade in May. […]

7 Tips to Attending a Mega-Event

Editor’s note: Groundspeak Lackeys traveled thousands of miles from H.Q. this year to share smiles, shake hands and make geocaching memories at more than a dozen Mega-Events worldwide. Nicole Bliss, a.k.a. Louie Bliss, attended Mega-Event Catalunya 2011 in Calella, Spain. Nicole has been  a Lackey helping geocachers in customer service since 2010. This is Nicole’s account of the Mega-Event.  Oh Mega, My Mega! Catalunya 2011 I recently attended Mega-Event Catalunya 2011 in Calella, Spain and represented Groundspeak. It may have been my fifth Mega-Event, but it was my first international event.  I was surprised at how Mega-Events can be so […]

Geocaching Vlogs and Online Videos – The New Horizon of Caching Media Part II

[Editor’s Note: Make sure to obtain cache owner permission when featuring a specific cache and spoilers. Include a spoiler warning if a spoiler is absolutely necessary.] Geocaching video blogs (vlogs), as well as YouTube-based video series, have become hugely popular in the geocaching community. The YouTube channel receives thousands of viewers each day and the videos have been viewed nearly three million times so far. Vlogs and other videos created by the community showcase the diversity, creativity and intelligence found in the geocaching world. Vlogging has become an exciting way to share geocaching experiences. We now invite you […]

Behind the Scenes with a Volunteer Reviewer

  (German translation – Deutsch Übersetzung) Volunteer reviewers power by reviewing and publishing each geocache. They. Work. Hard. As a geocacher you can now choose your own adventure from more than 1.2 million geocaches hidden around the world. Each geocache offers you a custom-made journey to explore your world, and each geocache has the fingerprints of  a volunteer reviewer on it. The volunteer review team is made up of more than 200 reviewers, from Canada to Japan and the United Kingdom to South Africa. These men and women published more than a 250,000 geocaches last year alone. Volunteer reviewers […]

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