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What to Expect When You Visit Geocaching HQ | The Geocaching Junkie

There are a handful of cache finds that are considered a rite of passage for geocachers: the Original Stash Tribute Plaque in Oregon, the A.P.E. caches and Mingo (the oldest surviving geocache in the world), to name just three. While these caches may enjoy a special status (and deservedly so), they are all classic hides:… Read More What to Expect When You Visit Geocaching HQ | The Geocaching Junkie

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Cheating in Geocaching: is it Hurting the Game? | The Geocaching Junkie

I’m a member of a lot of Facebook groups related to geocaching. A LOT. More than I’d care to admit to, frankly. I do find it interesting when the same topics come up over and again. I can easily waste too much time scrolling through the comments to see conflicting opinions: sometimes helpful and fresh, at… Read More Cheating in Geocaching: is it Hurting the Game? | The Geocaching Junkie

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New Year’s Resolution Event 2018 in Glengarra Wood | The Geocaching Junkie

It was that time of year again when a plethora of geocachers from the Irish geocaching community (and beyond!) descended on a carefully chosen location to find some geocaches, have some craic and startle the locals! This year the chosen location was the picturesque Glengarra Wood, on the lower slopes of the Galtee Mountains in… Read More New Year’s Resolution Event 2018 in Glengarra Wood | The Geocaching Junkie

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7 Tools I Can’t Go Geocaching Without | The Geocaching Junkie

It goes without saying that you should always have a writing implement with you when you go geocaching. However, there are other TOTT (tools of the trade) that are not only useful, but can be the difference between getting your name on the log or walking away with a DNF. Here are 7 tools that… Read More 7 Tools I Can’t Go Geocaching Without | The Geocaching Junkie

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Shakespeare for Geocachers | The Geocaching Junkie

I’m often asked where I get the inspiration for some of my blog posts. I am quite lucky in that regard, as I find inspiration in a variety of places. A couple of months ago, I was scrolling through my Facebook feed and came across one of those clichéd inspirational quotes. You know the ones… Read More Shakespeare for Geocachers | The Geocaching Junkie

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Geocaching Goals for 2018 | The Geocaching Junkie

Whilst preparing to write my now annual declaration of New Year’s Resolutions for the year ahead, I did a little Google research. The overwhelming majority of articles I found weren’t exactly encouraging: 80% of New Year’s Resolutions fail by February. Just 8% of People Achieve Their New Year’s Resolutions.  New Year’s Resolutions Are Bound to… Read More Geocaching Goals for 2018 | The Geocaching Junkie

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My Favourite Geocaching Memories of 2017 | The Geocaching Junkie

It’s been one hell of a geocaching year. Even though, as I type this, I’m a couple of caches short of 500 finds for 2017, which is in terms of numbers, my ‘worst’ year since I started caching in August 2013. However, I’m no longer inclined to think quantity is what constitutes a ‘good’ or ‘bad’… Read More My Favourite Geocaching Memories of 2017 | The Geocaching Junkie

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A Geocacher’s Guide to Surviving Christmas | The Geocaching Junkie

Ah, Christmas. The season of goodwill. It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but it can also be the most stressful. Lucky for you, dear reader, I’ve put together some stress-busting tips to help my fellow cachers survive the silly season! 1. Be Prepared to be Disappointed  If that special someone has… Read More A Geocacher’s Guide to Surviving Christmas | The Geocaching Junkie

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6 Fun Party Games with a Geocaching Twist | The Geocaching Junkie

Playing games is a long Christmas tradition in my family. Despite the fact that almost every member of the family is absurdly competitive, which inevitably leads to arguments, tantrums and even the occasional flipping of a game board (it wasn’t me, honest), playing games together is something we all enjoy and look back on fondly,… Read More 6 Fun Party Games with a Geocaching Twist | The Geocaching Junkie

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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