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Muir Woods is Calling and You Must Go | The Geocaching Junkie

I’ve been known to hug a tree or two when out geocaching. Just ask some of my geo-friends and they can confirm. They might even show you photographic evidence. I’m also quite partial to remarking on a tree that looks particularly old and impressive. It’ll come as little surprise then that seeing Redwoods was one… Read More Muir Woods is Calling and You Must Go | The Geocaching Junkie

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Exploring Alcatraz Island | The Geocaching Junkie

When we decided to add a weekend in San Francisco to our USA trip, there was one thing we both agreed was top of our must-see list: Alcatraz Island. ‘The Rock’, as it’s often called, sits 1.25 miles offshore in San Francisco Bay. The infamous ‘inescapable’ prison is synonymous with the city and is rated… Read More Exploring Alcatraz Island | The Geocaching Junkie

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The Queen Mary and Geocoinfest 2017 | The Geocaching Junkie

In addition to the timely reactivation of the Project A.P.E. cache in Washington, which meant I could add a new cache type to my stats, there was another serendipitous event while we were in the U.S.A: the Geocoinfest mega was taking place in Long Beach! The muggle was, as you might expect, skeptical when I… Read More The Queen Mary and Geocoinfest 2017 | The Geocaching Junkie

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A Purrfect Visit to Cat Lounge Dublin | The Geocaching Junkie

The health benefits of owning a pet are well documented, and in cities like Tokyo, where having a dog or cat is not really an option, the popularity of cat cafés has exploded in recent years. We visited Calico Cat Café in Japan last year, but I wasn’t overly impressed with the set-up, where treats… Read More A Purrfect Visit to Cat Lounge Dublin | The Geocaching Junkie

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Great American Train Journey: 22 Hours on the Rails | The Geocaching Junkie

In January this year, at a time when the muggle and I were still weighing up our options for our honeymoon, and overwhelmed by the sheer number of places we both wanted to visit, I happened to chat with Wild Rover at an event and mentioned our dilemma. He highly recommended taking the train from Seattle… Read More Great American Train Journey: 22 Hours on the Rails | The Geocaching Junkie

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8 Places You Should Really Visit in Seattle | The Geocaching Junkie

If you’re a geocacher visiting Seattle for the first time, chances are you’re going to Geocaching HQ, and if that wasn’t in your plans, it really should be if you can. I’ve been to HQ twice now and loved it on both occasions. You can read all about my first trip there in this post. The… Read More 8 Places You Should Really Visit in Seattle | The Geocaching Junkie

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Project A.P.E. Cache: The Light at the End of the Snoqualmie Tunnel | The Geocaching Junkie

We booked our flights to Seattle on 17th February this year, 3 days before Geocaching HQ offered geocachers the chance to vote on the fate of the Project A.P.E. cache (GC1169), rediscovered near the Snoqualmie Tunnel in Washington in October 2016. Of course, I voted to have it unarchived and placed back in its original… Read More Project A.P.E. Cache: The Light at the End of the Snoqualmie Tunnel | The Geocaching Junkie

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5 Reasons Travelling as a Geocacher is the Best | The Geocaching Junkie

My interest in travel started when I went on my first airplane journey to London at the age of three. The seeds of wanderlust were firmly sown when I flew to New York aged seven for my brother’s wedding. I spent quite a while before that trip worried that I wouldn’t understand anybody there, because… Read More 5 Reasons Travelling as a Geocacher is the Best | The Geocaching Junkie

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CITO for Life, Not Just for 2 Weeks | The Geocaching Junkie

This week is the second ‘CITO week‘ of the year, where geocachers can earn a special, virtual souvenir for attending a CITO (Cache In Trash Out®) event. I hosted an event in my hometown of Bray, in conjunction with Bray Coastcare, a voluntary organisation who do a phenomenal job at keeping the beach, cliff walk… Read More CITO for Life, Not Just for 2 Weeks | The Geocaching Junkie

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Highlights of the North Antrim Coast in a Day | The Geocaching Junkie

I moved to Northern Ireland 18 months ago (where has the time gone??) and thanks largely to geocaching, and also to playing host to visiting family and friends, I’ve managed to see a few of the country’s most scenic spots on more than one occasion. Since a few readers have asked me for advice on… Read More Highlights of the North Antrim Coast in a Day | The Geocaching Junkie