Three tips for adding geocaching to your everyday routine

A day where you can spend some time geocaching, whether it’s 15 minutes or 5 hours, is a good day. Finding a cache shows you new places, adds fun to your day, and gets you outside in the fresh air. It often feels like this kind of geocaching joy is something that you can only find if you have extra free time on the weekend or if you’re on vacation, but actually geocaching easily fits into everyday routines. Read on for tips on how to go geocaching regularly and start adding sparkle to the drab of the everyday. Continue reading →

Indoor Adventures for creators

Are you an avid Adventurer but deterred by cold, wet weather? Try filtering by “indoor” in the Adventure Lab® app and see what’s possible when you take an Adventure inside! Do you want to create an Adventure to delight other explorers? Create an indoor Adventure and showcase the fascinating sights your locale has to offer in a way that explorers can enjoy no matter what the weather outside is like. Continue reading →

What to expect after you submit a geocache for review

You found the perfect location and the perfect container, you checked to make sure it all complies with the guidelines, and after putting the final touches on the cache page for your new hide, you submit your new geocache for publication. Congratulations! You’re now just one step away from having your new hide published on the geocaching map. This final step, the review process, is an important one and it can look very different for each cache hide. Below, we’re sharing three scenarios to demystify the process and help new hiders know what to expect after they hit the submit button. Continue reading →

Four low-impact principles to follow while geocaching

As any experienced geocacher knows, there’s a lot more to the game than just finding caches and posting logs for your find. There’s also hiding and maintaining caches, engaging with your local geocaching community, and, perhaps most importantly, taking care of the geocaching gameboard aka planet Earth. Following low-impact principles helps outdoor enthusiasts lessen their impact on nature and preserves it for future enthusiasts to enjoy. Here are four principles to remember the next time you head out to make a find.

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Answers to all of your questions about archiving a geocache

Archiving a geocache can feel like a big decision for cache owners. After all, you’ve put time and effort into selecting a location, choosing or creating a container, and maintaining it; but sometimes circumstances change and you might find yourself considering if you should archive your geocache.

While there are no exact standards for knowing when it’s the right time to archive your geocache, we’re sharing some things to consider when making the decision, plus answering some common (and not-so-common) questions about archiving geocaches.

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