July 2012 archive

WFGB Travel Bug in Thailand!

Woohoooo!!!!! One of my WORLD FAMOUS Germany Bert Wooden Nickel Travel Bug has been dropped into a cache in Thailand! This is the first one to make it to this country. This one of my first TBs and I dropped it the Katzenbachtalblick near Stuttgart Germany on 28 May 2011. It was marked as MISSING …

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Venetian Mask Geocoin – Sepp and Berta Edition

The Venetian Mask series of geocoins are one of my favorites. Photos and scans of this geocoin can not do its beauty justice. I bought this geocoin at the 1. Geocoinfest 2011- Europa in Aug of 2011. There are quite a few different versions of this coin and All Venetian Mask geocoins sell out very …

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Quest for the Dragon’s Cache (MOGA 2013)

Here is a strange but kinda funny video showing the creative side of some Geocachers for Illinois. I know that Geocachers are a strange lot, but these are the strange lot of the strange lot which is quite and accomplishment!

Underground Geocaching Adventure, South Australia

WOW!!! Now this is a geocache!!! I have gone in a small hole kinda like this to search for a cache near Rockenhausen Germany but it was not so deep. I don’t know if I would have the intestinal fortitude to go into one like this that is so deep and has such a small …

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Geocaching attracts tourists and brings new revenue to communities

Many times there is a story in the news about how a Geocache caused a bomb scare and money was spent by communities to have the container destroyed by the local authorities. Well here is a story from the Miami Herald Tribune on how communities can bring in new tourism revenue by encouraging responsible Geocaching. …

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1. Geocoinfest 2011 – Europa – Mega Event Coin – Special Edition – Geocoin

This is the Special Edition or Artist Edition of the 1. Geocoinfest 2011 – Europa – Geocoin. This coin was made in very small quantities and only available on the day of the event. I am very glad to have a copy of this very rare Geocoin to complete my set of all of the …

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Cool Lightbulb Puzzle Multicache Stage

The is a very cool way a providing the coordinates for the final on a Multicache. The first stage has this neat lightbulb box. I think I might try making one of these sometime. Video is by Geocachespoilers.

East Bethel Minnesota supports Geocaching!

Here is another story of a city in the USA using Geocaching to promote education, science, tourism, and a healthy lifestyle! It is good to see that there are places embracing Geocaching as a great family hobby. According to Nate Ayshford, “The purpose of this program was to try to create more activities for families …

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GeoFreakZ GeoTrails – Magellan and Groundspeak partnership

It seems to me that the riff between Groundspeak and Garmin is getting a bit wider with the latest partnership by Magellan, Groundspeak, and CCI Entertainment, in Canada with GeoFreakZ Geotrails. It used to be that Garmin GPSr handhelds came with the Groundspeak WHEREIGO program installed but it mysteriously disappeared in the 2011 Garmin models …

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1. Geocoin Fest 2011 – Europa – Main Event Coin

This is the Main Event coin for the 1. Geocoinfest 2011 – Europa in Koln Germany. I got this coin by attending the event. It was my first Mega event and so far the only one I have attended. The event was held on 28 August 2011 and I enjoyed it very much. I met …

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