Tag: tourism

Mar 28

Geierlay Suspension Bridge – Germany’s Longest Walking Suspension Bridge

Today Sabine and I visited the Geirlay Hängeseilbrücke (Suspension Bridge) in Mörsdorf Germany which is the longest walking suspension bridge in Germany.  Travelling by car takes about 1 1/2 hour from Hütschenhausen following Autobahn 62 to Birkenfeld and then Landstrasse 269 to Landstrasse 327 to Hahn and then Landstrasse 421 to Kappel where you get back on …

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Jul 16

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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Jul 15

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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Jul 15

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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May 13

Geocaching in Hilliard Ohio teaches people of the town’s history

The city of Hilliard Ohio is putting together a very cool event this summer to help celebrate their 200th birthday.  The cities high school arts department have created and will place 20 nicely designed geocaching containers and will be hidden by the students. The event is called, “Explore the Heart of Hilliard in 200 Minutes” …

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