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“Travel Bugs” A Geocaching.com Video

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Travel Bugs® are Trackables that move from geocache to geocache.  They are attached to “hitchhikers” that take many forms everything from action figures to toy cars to cinder blocks.  Travel Bugs are explorers and ambassadors that crisscross the world, gaining stories on each step of their trek.

Travel Bug

This  Lost & Found video showcases the journey of a Travel Bug around the world.  Geocacher Devbrain launched Coaster Coast in 2006. The Travel Bug ended up back in his hands after traveling more than 23,000 miles around the globe. Watch as he launches another Travel Bug, Coaster Coaster Coast, in an attempt to repeat the journey.  You’ll also discover how easy it is start your own Travel Bug.

Have you ever launched a Travel Bug?

Explore even more geocaching adventures in the Geocaching.com Lost & Found video gallery.  You can go along on a heart racing five difficulty/five terrain geocache, see the geocache on the International Space Station and find out why a U.S. Army bomb disposal technician says geocaching kept him safer in Iraq.

ADDITIONAL TRACKABLE STORIES:

Zusätzliche Trackable Geschichten:

Share your Trackable stories for a chance to win this rare and coveted Moun10bike Trackable.
Share your Trackable stories for a chance to win this rare and coveted Moun10bike Trackable.

Share your Trackable stories for a chance to win a rare and coveted Moun10bike Trackable.

Teile jetzt Deine TrackableGeschichten mit anderen und habe die Chance auf diesem seltenen und begehrten Moun10Bike Trackable.

Learn and share Trackable Etiquette

Prüfe und schaue Dir die Trackable Etikette an

Shop Now to Find Trackable Week Discounts of 10% or More

Finde jetzt Rabatte von 10% oder mehr während der Trackable-Woche
(Für Trackables von teilnehmenden Anbietern)

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Geocaching Caption Contest 14 – Win a Barely Coveted Prize

Winning Caption:                                                                                                                                                                                                   Peter Peter pumpkin eater
Had a wife but couldn’t keep her.
Put her in an ammo can
Traded for a matchbox van! – Morgan’s Marauders

Try your caption writing skills in the fourteenth installment of our Geocaching Caption Contest.   You could win a barely coveted prize.  This photo comes directly from Groundspeak Headquarters.  The lobby is decorated for the Halloween holiday.

What caption would you write? “Muggles sure have gotten smaller, more orange and weirder.” You can do better.

Submit your caption and see what captions other geocachers have suggested. Please include your geocaching username in all entries.

You can help sway the vote.  “Like” the caption you think should win.  If you think your caption should win, tell (bribe) friends and strangers to vote for you.  Lackeys will then decide between the top captions to crown the winner of this Geocaching Caption Contest.


Barely coveted prize

The winner receives a barely coveted prize of a single German-language Official Geocaching.com Logbook .


Click on the image to discover the winning caption from the previous Geocaching Caption Contest

17 Lackeys voted to award the winner of the thirteenth Geocaching Caption Contest a barely coveted prize.

Click on the picture to the right to see who won.

Explore the wit and wisdom of geocachers by checking out all the Geocaching Caption Contests.

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“Lloret de Mar – Panoramic view” GC14XM5 GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK, October 11, 2010


GC14XM5

“Lloret de Mar – Panoramic view” (GC14XM5) delivers what the cache owner promises.  The search for this micro cache leads geocachers to a breathtaking view of the Mediterranean.  Apache87 hid the cache in August 2007.  More than two hundred geocachers have logged the difficulty 1.5, terrain 1.5 find.


GC14XM5 - A micro cache with a view

The growing tally of those to log GC14XM5 includes more than a dozen geocachers that found GC14XM5 on 10/10/10.


GC2EY5G - Flashmob MEGAEVENT CATALUNYA 2010

It’s the same day hundreds of geocachers gathered near the cache for Flashmob MEGAEVENT CATALUNYA 2010.

The event celebrated ten years of geocaching.  The flashmob lasted just 10 minutes as the geocachers formed a giant number 10.

Continue your exploration with some of the most engaging geocaches from around the world.  Explore all the Geocaches of the Week on our blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com.

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10/10/10 – Be Part of a Worldwide Geocaching Record Attempt

10.10.10. - Geocaching under the Hills (GC2G1Jm) Plovdiv, Bulgaria

On October 10th of this year there will be an Event Cache on a Bulgarian hillside, a 10 minute, 10 second Flash Mob near a hotel in Tianjin, China and two geocachers in the United States will even make 10-10-10 their wedding day.

These are just three of more than a hundred geocaching events dotting the globe on 10-10-10.  Geocachers are taking October 10th, 2010 (10-10-10) to celebrate 10 years of geocaching and 10 years of Groundspeak in 2010.  You can join too and make geocaching history.

The geocaching community is attempting to break the record for number of accounts that logged caches in a single day.  Currently that number stands at 56,654.  Even one log on 10-10-10 counts since we are tallying how many accounts log a cache, rather than the number of caches logged.

One 10-10-10 Event Cache will be remembered forever by at least two geocachers.


Vader takes a Bride 10/10/10 @ 10:10:10 (GC2CXX3)

Lord Vader of the Mini Martin Warriors and Nozy RN are taking the 10-10-10 celebration to a new level.  Their 10-10-10 event is titled, “Vader takes a Bride 10/10/10 @ 10:10:10” The Virginia couple is exchanging wedding vows at exactly 10:10:10am on 10/10/10.

Portions of the 10-10-10 worldwide event will be captured in a Lost & Found video. You can play a part in the video clip which will be posted on Geocaching.com and its social media sites.  Take your video camera along on your 10-10-10 adventure.  All you have to do is simply record a ten second clip.

Tell the camera your geocaching name, the location (city, state, country) where you’re geocaching and one sentence about why you chose to geocache on 10-10-10.  Post your short 10-10-10 clip to the Geocaching.com Facebook Page by the end of the day on 10-10-10. Posting your video clip on Facebook grants consent for its use in the Lost & Found 10-10-10 video.  The best clips will make the video.

Currently ten Canadian Provinces, 17 locations in the United Kingdom, more than 40 American states  and even an outpost in Afghanistan are signed up to commemorate 10-10-10 by geocaching. Don’t miss out!  Explore the Geocaching Events Calendar to join an event near you. Log a cache that day and help break a geocaching record.

“Scuba Geocaching” A Geocaching.com Lost & Found Video

Experience geocaching in one of its most extreme forms, scuba caching. Follow geocachers bblhed and MessSGT. The geocachers are certified as scuba divers. They suit in scuba gear to search for a geocache at the site of a sunken boat.   Scuba gear is one of nearly ten equipment attributes that help you understand and prepare for each geocache.


Earning a "smilie" on a scuba cache

Scuba caches typically receive the highest difficulty and terrain rating.  The five rating is due to the specialized equipment required for the geocache and the unforgiving environment in which the geocaches are placed.

Explore even more geocaching adventures in the Geocaching.com Lost & Found video gallery.  You can go along on a kayak geocache, see the geocache on the International Space Station and find out why a U.S. Army bomb disposal technician says geocaching kept him safe in Iraq.