The majority of our Japan holiday was spent in the country's capital city, Tokyo, and we definitely made the most of our time there: from exploring traditional shrines and temples, to marvelling at the ultra modern skyscrapers and petting cats and owls at animal cafés! We did such a lot during our time there that … Continue reading City of Contrasts: Modern Tokyo
December is the traditional time to look back on the past year and reflect on what we did, for better or worse, and think about how we can be the best version of ourselves for the year ahead. With that in mind, what kind of geocacher have you been this year? Will you be on … Continue reading Are You On The Geocaching Naughty or Nice List?
It's that time of year again: the season of goodwill, over-eating and panic over what gifts to buy. While some people are accomplished perfect-gift buyers, others are not so blessed with the clairvoyance required to know what everyone wants or needs under the Christmas tree. The latter group deserve some not so subtle hints, so do them a favour … Continue reading Christmas Wish List: For the Geocacher who has Everything
What geocaching app should I use? There are some questions that get asked again and again on geocaching-related Facebook pages and this one must be in the top three. When it comes to iOS users, there are two alternatives to the Groundspeak offering that are mentioned repeatedly: Cachly® and Looking4Cache. The Cachly® app is ever-popular and great to use, … Continue reading Geocaching App Review: Looking4Cache
With only a limited amount of time in Japan, we had to choose carefully where we wanted to visit outside of Tokyo. Since Nara was a must-do, we decided to base ourselves in Kyoto for two nights. The cost of our 7-day Japan Rail Passes (¥29,110) was almost equal to the cost of a return ticket … Continue reading Kyoto: Exploring Japan’s Ancient Capital
Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, has marked the start of the Christmas shopping season since 1932 in the United States. Though the concept has its origins firmly in the US, retailers worldwide have embraced the day and there are some fantastic bargains to be had not only on Black Friday, but for the entire week leading … Continue reading Black Friday Deals for Geocachers
My recent trip to Japan brings my total countries cached in to thirteen. I have learned a few lessons along the way, so I have put together some tips to help you get the most out of geocaching abroad, whether it be for a dedicated caching trip or just to cache alongside your planned holiday. 1. … Continue reading 8 Tips for Planning a Geocaching Trip Abroad