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36 Hours in Stockholm | The Geocaching Junkie

When my muggle husband booked a weekend trip to Stockholm as my Christmas present, I was excited to tick off another must-visit city from my bucket list. We loved our trip to Copenhagen in January 2017, and were looking forward to experiencing some more Scandinavian delights. We arrived late Saturday afternoon to Arlanda airport and… Read More 36 Hours in Stockholm | The Geocaching Junkie

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8 National Trust Locations to go Geocaching in Northern Ireland | The Geocaching Junkie

Readers outside the UK may not have heard of The National Trust (NT), a conservation organisation founded in 1895 that works to protect and preserve places of historical importance. The NT promotes geocaching as an activity on their lands and either hides caches themselves, or works with local cachers to set up trails. Northern Ireland… Read More 8 National Trust Locations to go Geocaching in Northern Ireland | The Geocaching Junkie

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5 Saint Patrick’s Day Traditions We Celebrate in Ireland… and 3 We Don’t | The Geocaching Junkie

In case you didn’t know, Saint Patrick is the patron saint of the island of Ireland and is credited with bringing Christianity to these shores in the fifth century. He also banished all the snakes from the land, because why else would there be no snakes here? We celebrate Saint Patrick and all things Irish… Read More 5 Saint Patrick’s Day Traditions We Celebrate in Ireland… and 3 We Don’t | The Geocaching Junkie

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A Weekend in Kilkenny | The Geocaching Junkie

For our annual mother-daughter weekend away, TheM0ther and I decided to stay a little closer to home this year and incorporate a weekend in Kilkenny with a stop-off at the New Year’s Resolution event in Tipperary. I have only visited Kilkenny once before over 10 years ago (pre-geocaching!) and I definitely didn’t explore enough of… Read More A Weekend in Kilkenny | The Geocaching Junkie

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Playing Tourist in Titanic Quarter | The Geocaching Junkie

Who says you have to go to some far flung destination to be a tourist? I moved to Belfast in April 2016 and am still getting to know this amazing wee city that I now call ‘home’. I know there is much more I have yet to see but I’m getting there, slowly. When I… Read More Playing Tourist in Titanic Quarter | 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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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