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Friday, 13 July 2012
Washington, United States
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Congratulations on finding this virtual Travel Bug within the pages of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Geocaching, 3rd Edition.  Normally, you should only log a Travel Bug if you actually find the tagged item "out in the world".  However, we have received special permission from Groundspeak to include this virtual Travel Bug as a sort of "easter egg" hidden within the pages of the book.  Feel free to write your own "Discovered" log on this page to let us know you found it and how you are enjoying the book so far. Thank you for taking the time to read the book and we applaud you for being inquisitive enough to discover this little hidden treasure. 

We will see you on the trail...

 - Monkeybrad and MissJenn

Monkeybrad and MissJenn

About This Item

3rd edition: Complete Idiot's Guide to Geocaching

Groundspeak Travel Bugs

What is a Groundspeak Travel Bug?
Simply put, a Groundspeak Travel Bug is a trackable tag that you attach to an item. This allows you to track your item on The item becomes a hitchhiker that is carried from cache to cache (or person to person) in the real world and you can follow its progress online.
What does a Travel Bug do?
It's really up to the owner of the bug to give it whatever task they desire. Or no task at all. The fun of a Travel Bug is inventing new goals for the Travel Bug to achieve. One Bug's goal may be to reach a specific country, or travel to 10 countries.
How does a Travel Bug work?
Each Travel Bug has its own unique tracking number stamped on it. This tracking number is used as proof by the user that they found the item. It also doubles as a way for the user to locate the personal web page for the Travel Bug. Travel Bug Trackables are tracked with the help of users who go online and 'grab' them from caches, or receive them from users. The idea is by picking up and dropping off Travel Bug Trackables on the web site you are mirroring the Bug's real world adventures. Each Travel Bug has its own 'diary' that follows its movements.
What do I do if I find a Travel Bug?
Don't panic! You have already made the first step by visiting this web site, where you can log that you found it. We have a how-to page that explains in more detail how to pick up and drop off Travel Bug Trackables.
Is there any Travel Bug etiquette?
Use the Golden Rule when you find a Travel Bug. Most owners would rather see their Travel Bug do a lot of travelling, so try not to hold on to a Travel Bug for too long. If you plan on holding onto the bug for more than 2 weeks, make sure to send a courtesy email to the owner letting them know.
How do I get a Travel Bug?
US Orders
Visit Shop Geocaching to purchase Travel Bug Trackables for $4.99 each with discounts for 4 or more.
International Orders
Unfortunately, we do not ship directly to customers outside the United States. We do, however, have a growing list of partners outside the US who would be happy to take your order. Visit our most current list of partners on the Shop Geocaching web site.

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Discovered It 03/27/2021 MagicalUnicorn19 discovered it Washington   Visit Log

Thank you for this trackable that I discovered while reading The Complete Idiot's Guide to Geocaching!

Write note 03/10/2021 Jesseschmidt posted a note for it   Visit Log

Hey sorry I did not have time to read the whole book because I had to bring it back to the library and go back to NZ (New Zealand)
Sorry. But I did read I little more than halfway tho

Discovered It 02/24/2021 Jimmy63 discovered it Washington   Visit Log

Happy to Discover...
Seen it hidden in plain sight.
I thought that there is no way this is a good number.
Surprise, surprise, surprise...
From Butte, NE :)

Discovered It 02/02/2021 J&LA discovered it Washington   Visit Log

Discovered on page 111 of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Geocaching 3rd edition (found it at our local library). Thanks!

  • Found the guide at our local library
Discovered It 12/10/2020 jtcoffee discovered it Washington   Visit Log

Discovered! Thank you!

Discovered It 05/14/2020 VaughnFam discovered it Washington   Visit Log

Cool TB

Discovered It 03/26/2020 jarod63080 discovered it Washington   Visit Log

Coolest TB ever! I had know idea that this was a Trackable till I accidentally stumbled across it in my book and realized “Hey! This is a TB” found this groovy book at my local library. Thanks for this awesome book

  • TB49HZX Log image uploaded from Geocaching® app
Discovered It 03/20/2020 FantasticFantail discovered it Washington   Visit Log

Discovered this nice trackable in my library book of "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Geocaching 3rd edition". Thank you for sharing!

Discovered It 01/18/2020 GeocachingCanterbury discovered it Washington   Visit Log

Got this book out from out library here in Christchurch New Zealand for some light reading, then i found this little guy so thought i would try see if his true and alive and look I'm here.

Discovered It 12/16/2019 Molecular Hoopala discovered it Washington   Visit Log

Greetings from Atlanta, GA! Discovered this TB in a copy of the book at GC HQ in Seattle. What a cool little easter egg!

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