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The Curious Incident of the Geocache in the Desert | The Geocaching Junkie

When we travelled to the US in October, I had big plans to collect three specific caches to inch ever closer to completing the elusive Jasmer grid. My research revealed that we would be near three of the four remaining months I needed: January 2001, March 2001 and November 2000. That last one was particularly important,… Read More The Curious Incident of the Geocache in the Desert | The Geocaching Junkie

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A Day Trip to Snowy Salzburg | The Geocaching Junkie

There are very few places I have visited and thought ‘I’m finished with this place now, I never need to come back.’ Pretty much every country, city and even town I explore leaves me wanting more. However, there are only a few places I have been to that I could say I absolutely fell in… Read More A Day Trip to Snowy Salzburg | The Geocaching Junkie

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Munich’s Magical Christmas Markets | The Geocaching Junkie

You know what happens when you travel a lot? You get addicted. You need one more fix. We were back from the U.S. just four weeks when I developed an itch I had to scratch. So where to satisfy my wanderlust in December? Somewhere with amazing Christmas markets of course! Germany was our country destination… Read More Munich’s Magical Christmas Markets | The Geocaching Junkie

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Geocaching Christmas Gift Guide 2017 | The Geocaching Junkie

It’s that time of year again! With less than a month to go until the ‘big day’, gift-buying panic is rapidly spreading. If you are hoping to find something a bit more interesting than a new pair of socks under the tree this year, it’s probably time to start dropping some hints to your muggle… Read More Geocaching Christmas Gift Guide 2017 | The Geocaching Junkie

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More MAGIC Words: Geocaching Trackable Giveaway! | The Geocaching Junkie

You might remember in August, Geocaching.com teamed up with Wizards of the Coast, makers of the popular card game, Magic: The Gathering to put together an excellent trackable giveaway. Little did we know at that time that there would be even more free trackable goodness to come! Magic: The Gathering – What Is It? In case you… Read More More MAGIC Words: Geocaching Trackable Giveaway! | The Geocaching Junkie

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Geocachers I Am Thankful For | The Geocaching Junkie

It should come as no surprise that we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in Ireland. It is, however, almost impossible to avoid all mentions of the last Thursday in November if you own a TV or use the internet. Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals do however transcend borders for some reason, and many of us are happy… Read More Geocachers I Am Thankful For | The Geocaching Junkie

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California Dreaming on the Pacific Coast Highway | The Geocaching Junkie

A road trip on the Pacific Coast Highway was one of our main targets during our recent US trip. Unfortunately, parts of the highway were closed due to a series of landslides between February and May of this year. Our aim was to drive from San Francisco to San Simeon in a day, stopping off… Read More California Dreaming on the Pacific Coast Highway | The Geocaching Junkie

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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