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9 Things to do after a Mega Event – A Survival Guide | Guest Post by Andy Wright 

If, like me, you’ve just returned from a hugely enjoyable but hectic time at a Mega Event, you’ll probably also share with me the sense of loss that comes with returning to ‘normal life’ and the feeling that something is missing. In my case it was this year’s UK Mega event at Bicton College in… Read More 9 Things to do after a Mega Event – A Survival Guide | Guest Post by Andy Wright 

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The Gobbins Coastal Path: July Hike with a Difference | The Geocaching Junkie

Hailed as the most dramatic walk in Europe, The Gobbins coastal path at Islandmagee, County Antrim has been on my ‘must-do’ list ever since it was reopened in August 2015, after an almost six decade long closure. It was closed again in June 2016 due to increasing rock fall, but was partially opened in June… Read More The Gobbins Coastal Path: July Hike with a Difference | The Geocaching Junkie

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11 Tips for Mega Event Virgins

On 5th August, I’ll be flying to Bristol and driving down to Bicton College in Devon for the 2017 UK Mega Event. This year it will be a flying visit as I have a ‘mega’ life event the following week (a.k.a. my wedding!!). I have seen lots of questions on social media from mega event… Read More 11 Tips for Mega Event Virgins

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Exploring Castle Ward: A House of Two Halves | The Geocaching Junkie

If you read about my day at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, you’re no doubt aware of my recent obsession with Downton Abbey (yes, I was very late to the period drama party!). Our tour of the house and grounds of Chatsworth was a very grand and romanticised experience and whet my appetite for more of the… Read More Exploring Castle Ward: A House of Two Halves | The Geocaching Junkie

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Geocaching – 30 Days Wild | The Geocaching Junkie

At the start of June, I came across a Facebook post by The Wildlife Trusts about their 30 Days Wild campaign. Intrigued, I clicked in and soon found myself applying for a 30 Days Wild pack. The idea is to take time out of every day to soak up wildlife and take note of wild places wherever you… Read More Geocaching – 30 Days Wild | The Geocaching Junkie

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Summer Geocaching Souvenirs & the Friend League Explained | The Geocaching Junkie

This week, Geocaching HQ announced a new feature called Friend League. The feature goes along with The Lost Treasure of Mary Hyde, which is the ‘theme’ of the summer souvenir cycle that runs from 15th July to 13th August. I’ve seen some confusion over how to earn the summer souvenirs, so thought I would do a… Read More Summer Geocaching Souvenirs & the Friend League Explained | The Geocaching Junkie

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A Walk in the Garden: Bray Head | The Geocaching Junkie

I recently wrote on my Facebook page about my desire to make every blog post I publish as close to perfection as I can manage. Blogging can be time-consuming but I love it and don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. Lately however I’ve been extremely busy with a new position at my 9-5 (blogging is… Read More A Walk in the Garden: Bray Head | The Geocaching Junkie

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Geocaching on the Inishowen Peninsula, Donegal | The Geocaching Junkie

Donegal has always been one of those counties that I heard was amazing, but it was never really on the top of my destination bucket list. I usually favoured going further afield – outside of Ireland – if I had a spare weekend. That all changed, of course, when I started geocaching! I have now… Read More Geocaching on the Inishowen Peninsula, Donegal | The Geocaching Junkie

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Rathlin Island: The Enchanted Isle | The Geocaching Junkie

2017 is the third year I have hosted an event on an island. There are hundreds of islands off the island of Ireland, so the location options are seemingly endless. In 2015, I hosted an event on Dalkey Island, located just 300 metres from the mainland off Dublin and it was a great success –… Read More Rathlin Island: The Enchanted Isle | The Geocaching Junkie

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GeoNord Mega 2017: A Breath of Fresh Air | The Geocaching Junkie

“Where are you off to next?”  “You’re always travelling somewhere!” It can certainly feel like I’m never at home sometimes, but as much as I occasionally think I’d like to just sit and do nothing for an entire week, the yearning to see and experience new things still runs too deep to utilise my holidays… Read More GeoNord Mega 2017: A Breath of Fresh Air | The Geocaching Junkie