Author, dreamer, geocacher — Interview with Kat Kronenberg

Trackable fans know of her, children love her books, and dreamers dream bigger because of her. Kat Kronenberg is at the center of everything wholesome in our world. If you are not familiar with her, she is a best-selling and award-winning author who lives in Austin, Texas. Her two popular children’s books “Dream Big” and “Love Big” carry positive messages to children and adults alike. If this sounds familiar to you as a geocacher, it’s likely because of the two trackable promotions in recent years. Between her two campaigns, 2,600 trackables have been released and have travelled a cumulative 7 million miles  (11 million km) to 114 countries.

Kat chose to work with Geocaching HQ because she herself is a geocacher and has a connection to the community:

“The treasure hunt theme and community are why I decided to partner with Geocaching. I have to be true to my vision and if I am going to put any time and resources to building the vision of what my books are intended to be this was the place to do it. Mine started in Austin, Texas with the hope to make it to Africa. So far it has been to Hawaii and is in Canada now. AMAZING!”

The ups and downs of life are something Kat is intimately familiar with. Her story is inspirational, intriguing, and full of love. We interviewed Kat Kronenberg to share her amazing journey.

 

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The top 10 “best” geocaching songs — Volume 2

The top 10 “best” geocaching songs — Volume 2

The top 10 “best” geocaching songs — Volume 2
The top 10 “best” geocaching songs — Volume 2

What makes a great geocaching song? Sure, the tune has to be catchy (cache-y?), but there’s a lot more to it than that. The lyrics and spirit must include one or more of the following: discovery, far away travels, overcoming incredible physical challenges, the thrill of victory, and agony of defeat.

So in response to our original post about geo-music, you submitted your own sing-a-long suggestions. Here they are in all their glory, the second list of the Top 10 “best” geocaching songs.* Continue reading →

Arcade claw machines, mirrored illusions, and mazes: Interview with cache owner mrradach

Everything from arcade claw machines, mirrored illusions, and mazes have been used by creative cache owner mrradach. To break up the monotony of his day job as a tram driver, he was looking for something with action, adventure, and a creative change-up to ease his ambitions. In his own words, “I’ve been looking for such a pastime for a while and found it in geocaching. I especially like the creative aspect of it, as a geocacher and cache owner.” 

Geocaching was the perfect outlet for this, and mrradach’s 31 geocache hides with 90+ Favorite points (2 hides have over 400 FP’s!) speak for themselves in terms of their quality. Though if it weren’t for his dad and two brothers coming home late to Christmas dinner seven years ago, angering the whole family, he wouldn’t have known about geocaching. At the time mrradach didn’t understand why or how they could have forgotten the time but now he says he totally understands.

These cool, fun, and interactive caches inspire cachers at all experience levels. Their appeal sparked some interest at HQ so we reached out to mrradach to get to know what goes on when he is daydreaming of future cache hides, what excites him about the game, and where his inspiration comes from.

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Chuchichäschtli Deluxe! — Geocache of the Week

Traditional
GC6MZEJ
by mrradach
Difficulty:
3.5
Terrain:
2.5
Basel Stadt,
Switzerland
N 47° 34.159′ E 007° 39.480′

Welcome to Chuchichäschtli Deluxe! Did you pronounce that correctly? If not, don’t worry you’re not alone — trying to pronounce the name of this geocache is almost as puzzling as the cache itself. Swiss-German (Schweizerdeutsch) speakers can say this expression with ease, but we won’t keep the door shut on the translation. It is the typical Swiss-German term for kitchen cupboard, although this isn’t your typical cupboard (unless you like to store things in the woods). Opening the first door presents a big challenge, a labyrinth that is more deceptive than meets the eye. 

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The magical world of Harry Potter caching

Welcome to the magical world of witchcraft, wizardry, and geocaching! Harry Potter has captured the hearts and minds of millions of muggles and geocachers since its creation in 1997. Drawing inspiration from the books and films, geocache hiders continue to place Potter-themed caches around the globe that bring the magic to life in the game of geocaching. In fact, there are nearly 1,000 geocaches placed globally with “Harry Potter” in the cache titles. Whether you identify as a Hufflepuff, Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, or Slytherin, all will love these seven Harry Potter themed geocaching adventures.

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