Say Hello to 2016 with Two New Souvenirs



So far this year, we’ve had a blast celebrating 15 years of geocaching. We found a geocache on the anniversary of the first geocache hide, laughed at plenty of #TBT photos from geocaching’s early days, and even joined our favorite geocachers on an epic road trip. Like most geocaching streaks, however, 2015 will inevitably come to a close…

But good news: This year, we invite you to say goodbye to 2015 and hello to 2016 with two new geocaching souvenirs. Find a geocache or attend an event on December 31 to earn the Goodbye 2015 souvenir. Then, start your year off right with the Hello 2016 souvenir, which can also be earned by finding a geocache or attending an event on January 1.

How do I earn both souvenirs?

  1. Earn the Goodbye 2015 souvenir by finding any geocache or attending an event on December 31, 2015.
  2. Earn the Hello 2016 souvenir by finding another geocache or attending a different event on January 1, 2016.

Can you earn two souvenirs for one event if it starts on December 31 and ends on January 1?

Nice try. To earn both souvenirs, you’ll have to submit two different logs for two different geocaches and/or events, one on each day.

Can I schedule back-to-back events to earn both souvenirs ?

Nope! The geocaching guidelines prohibit event stacking. To avoid event stacking, Event Caches should be separated by time, organized by different geocachers, have a minimum duration of 30 minutes and take place at a different location than other events. Please check out the geocaching guidelines for more information about planning an Event Cache.

How do I throw a great New Year’s geocaching event?

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Check out this blog post for how to throw an awesome geocaching bash in 5 easy steps.

Whether you celebrate the new year by eating grapes (like in Spain), decorating your home (as they do in Japan), or geocaching (as they do all over the world), New Year’s is a time to remember the past year and welcome the next.

How will you say goodbye to 2015 and hello to 2016?

Paige (ThePaigeTurner) is a Marketing Specialist at Geocaching HQ. She likes books.