Walk a Mile In My Geo-shoes — 15 Stories

11856783_1630921300518963_239904762_nBy Lizzie Burton

Picture yourself attending the fifth (and final) annual  Geocaching Block Party event in Seattle, WA, celebrating 15 years of this awesome game. Now, imagine the incredible culturally diverse community of people that have come from all over the world to join the party. With nearly 2.7  million geocaches worldwide, this year’s summer event is bound to be one for the books!

Now back to reality. The great thing about the vast geocaching community is not only the diverse cultures participating but also the styles, techniques, and stories while out geocaching. At Geocaching HQ, we meet thousands of people from all around the world who have traveled to Seattle with the sole purpose to visit the HQ. Geocaching would not be possible without the players, so it’s time to celebrate YOU!

Over the course of this summer’s 15 year anniversary celebration, we singled out fifteen Geocaching HQ visitors. They were asked to share their personal stories about what it’s like to walk in their geo-shoes. Here is what we found out:


BeFunky Collage

BeFunky Collage2

BeFunky Collage3

BeFunky Collage4

BeFunky Collage5

BeFunky Collage6

BeFunky Collage7 BeFunky Collage8 BeFunky Collage9 BeFunky Collage10 BeFunky Collage11

BeFunky Collage12 BeFunky Collage13 BeFunky Collage14

BeFunky Collage15


A big thank you to all those that participated and took part in the 15 years of geocaching celebrations. This is only a small snapshot of the geocaching community that visits the headquarters. With all these varying styles and great adventures, the game still continues to grow  and change.

Comment and share any lasting memories you’ve made in your geo-shoes!


Watch the New Video: 6 Souvenirs. 5 Geocaching HQ’ers. 24 Hours.


We did it in 24 hours. You can do it in 1 week.

The Geocaching Road Trip ‘15 ends in about a week and a half (September 2), but you still have plenty of time to earn all six new souvenirs. You could wait all the way until the last 24 hours if you really wanted to—and we’ll prove it. Without further ado:

You can meet the HQ’ers and read their live tweets in this blog post.

Your Co-Pilot Sneak Peek: Put On Your Thinking Cap


This incredible journey is nearly complete. There’s only one last thing to do before becoming a true Road Trip Hero: Put On Your Thinking Cap. Whether you literally have a hat you put on to get your brain working or you figuratively don a futuristic space helmet (like me), finding a Mystery Cache is no easy task. For all the details on finding one, be sure to read its description. Here’s your final sneak peek at new Road Trip ’15 souvenirs from your Geocaching Co-Pilot:


Find a Mystery Cache near you to become a Road Trip Hero.