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Real inspiration for Virtual Caches, Part one

As we look forward to up to 4,000 new Virtual Caches to be published over the coming year, we’re sharing some fun, quirky, and downright cool caches that you can go out and find right now! After all, a Virtual Cache is all about discovering a location rather than a container.

Here’s a quick background on Virtual Caches for those who are new! The requirements for logging a Virtual Cache vary — you may be required to answer a question about the location, take a picture, complete a task, etc. In any case, you must visit the coordinates before you can post your log. Although many locations are interesting, a Virtual Cache should be out of the ordinary enough to warrant logging a visit.

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Learn something new on International EarthCache Day

On Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8, earn a new souvenir by learning about the Earth! All you have to do is go out and find an EarthCache during the weekend of International EarthCache Day 2017!

Finding an EarthCache is a great way to learn about the Earth. These geocaches do not have physical containers, but instead bring you to unique locations to teach you a geological science lesson.

Feeling inspired to learn something new? Here are six fun facts we’ve learned from EarthCaches found around the world:

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The difference between SWAG and trackables

The core of geocaching is pretty simple: to inspire geocachers to have an adventure at every location. But the game of geocaching can be much more complex. There are acronyms (TFTC, FTF, etc.), different cache types, SWAG, and trackables.

Today, we’re focusing on SWAG and trackables, but be sure to check out the glossary and Help Center for more information if you’re just getting started with geocaching. Both SWAG and trackables are items that you have probably seen in a geocache before, but even though they can look similar, they are actually much different! Below we’ll explore some of these differences.

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New: An events calendar on your Dashboard

We have said it (many times) before – the geocaching community and friendships among geocachers all over the world makes this the game we love. This year alone more than 87,000 geocachers came together at over 24,000 geocaching events and 35 Mega-Events* to play, exchange geocaching stories, and create lifelong friendships.

To be part of the global community of treasure hunters, we want to make it easier for you to connect with fellow geocachers near and far. That is why we’re introducing a new personalized events calendar on your updated Dashboard.

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