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New country souvenir, Peru, with Geocache of the Week: Letterbox-Peru: Salkantay Pass!

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New country souvenir, Peru, with Geocache of the Week: Letterbox-Peru: Salkantay Pass!
New country souvenir, Peru, with Geocache of the Week: Letterbox-Peru: Salkantay Pass!

Today we release our newest country/regional souvenir, Peru! If you have found a geocache in Peru, you automatically receive the souvenir on your profile

Peru is known as a megadiverse country that includes lush jungles, alpine highlands, glacial peaks, dramatic beaches, and arid deserts. Home of Vinicunca Mountain, Lake Titicaca, and of course, Machu Picchu. If you’re looking for an off-the-beaten-path way to get to the Lost City of the Incas, try this Geocache of the Week, titled “Letterbox-Peru: Salkantay Pass”. Just a hop, skip, and a 4,600 meter (15,000 foot) jump and you’re there! Continue reading →

Geocaching in Malaysia

Confirmed Geocaching souvenir moments for 2019

Geocaching in New Zealand
Geocaching in New Zealand

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Many geocachers love to explore the world, plan ahead, and achieve caching goals. One of the more common questions we get asked is “When is [insert recurring geocaching moment] this year?” This year, we’re letting people know the dates for annual events, well ahead of time. So cachers, this may be the year that you finally decide to attend an Event Cache or even, *GASP!* host your own!

Additionally, we will run several promotions in the coming year (similar to Planetary Pursuit and Hidden Creatures) that we’re not quite ready to announce yet. Make sure to follow the Geocaching blog, Facebook, Twitter, and newsletter (sign up here) for more information as we roll out those geo-moments.

The confirmed souvenir moments for 2019 are: Continue reading →

Geocaching country souvenir: the United States of America

USA Geocaching country souvenir
USA Geocaching country souvenir

The United States of America the birthplace of geocaching.

At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2) of diverse geography, the United States has the most ecoregions out of any country in the world, making it an amazing playground for geocaching.

From the Atlantic seaboard, across the prairies of the Great Plains, to the Cascade mountain range in the Pacific Northwest, there are lots of unique geocaching adventures to discover.

While it is true that the United States is home to some of the oldest active geocaches that are still around, such as the oldest Traditional, Multi-Cache, as well as the oldest still existing cache with a three-digit GC code, there are plenty of other amazing caching adventures waiting for you from sea to shining sea.

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Geocaching country souvenir: Morocco

Morocco Geocaching country souvenir
Morocco Geocaching country souvenir

Morocco is known for its sweeping desert landscapes, towering mountains, and ancient cities. Within the same country, you could be shivering cold while someone else is putting sunscreen on to protect them from the sun’s rays. Many Hollywood movies have taken place here and Morocco hosts nine UNESCO World Heritage sites. Now, it has another accolade: an official Geocaching country souvenir. 

Here are a few facts about this beautiful country:

  • Marrakech, Morocco, also referred to as the “Red City,” requires sun protection all year-round due to the intense sun.
  • The city of Casablanca was made famous by the Hollywood film of the same name starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. It is regarded as one of the best films of all time and won the Academy Award for Best Motion Picture in 1942.
  • Morocco has its highs and lows in terms of elevation. Jebel Toubkal is the highest point in the country at a prominent 4,165 m (13,665 ft) and at its lowest point is Sebkha Tah dipping below sea level by 55 m (180 ft). This country also hosts Africa’s highest ski resort.

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Indonesia country souvenir

Geocaching country souvenir: Indonesia

Indonesia Geocaching country souvenir
Indonesia Geocaching country souvenir

Basking along the equator in Southeast Asia lies Indonesia, The Emerald of the Equator. Here are a few facts about this beautiful country:

  • The Komodo dragon found in Indonesia, is the largest lizard in the world, can grow up to 3 meters (10 feet) in length and weigh up to 166 kilos (360 pounds)
  • According to the CIA World Factbook, Indonesia has the second longest coastline in the world (55,000 km / 34,000 mi) after Canada (200,000 km / 126,000 mi)
  • Indonesia became the first developing country to operate their own domestic satellite system, Palapa.

Home of 261 currently active geocaches, here are three luar biasa (incredible) geocache suggestions for Indonesia: Continue reading →