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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

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Project A.P.E. Cache: The Light at the End of the Snoqualmie Tunnel | The Geocaching Junkie

We booked our flights to Seattle on 17th February this year, 3 days before Geocaching HQ offered geocachers the chance to vote on the fate of the Project A.P.E. cache (GC1169), rediscovered near the Snoqualmie Tunnel in Washington in October 2016. Of course, I voted to have it unarchived and placed back in its original… Read More Project A.P.E. Cache: The Light at the End of the Snoqualmie Tunnel | The Geocaching Junkie

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5 Reasons Travelling as a Geocacher is the Best | The Geocaching Junkie

My interest in travel started when I went on my first airplane journey to London at the age of three. The seeds of wanderlust were firmly sown when I flew to New York aged seven for my brother’s wedding. I spent quite a while before that trip worried that I wouldn’t understand anybody there, because… Read More 5 Reasons Travelling as a Geocacher is the Best | The Geocaching Junkie

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CITO for Life, Not Just for 2 Weeks | The Geocaching Junkie

This week is the second ‘CITO week‘ of the year, where geocachers can earn a special, virtual souvenir for attending a CITO (Cache In Trash Out®) event. I hosted an event in my hometown of Bray, in conjunction with Bray Coastcare, a voluntary organisation who do a phenomenal job at keeping the beach, cliff walk… Read More CITO for Life, Not Just for 2 Weeks | The Geocaching Junkie

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Highlights of the North Antrim Coast in a Day | The Geocaching Junkie

I moved to Northern Ireland 18 months ago (where has the time gone??) and thanks largely to geocaching, and also to playing host to visiting family and friends, I’ve managed to see a few of the country’s most scenic spots on more than one occasion. Since a few readers have asked me for advice on… Read More Highlights of the North Antrim Coast in a Day | The Geocaching Junkie

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A Trip to Tremendous Tintern Abbey | The Geocaching Junkie

As usual when planning a trip to somewhere new, I click on the geocaching map of the area and let the caches lead me. I have no hard and fast rule as to what I’ll target: sometimes it’s caches with high favourite points, other times it’s a special cache type (virtuals, webcams and EarthCaches usually),… Read More A Trip to Tremendous Tintern Abbey | The Geocaching Junkie

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Getting to Know the Geocaching Vlogger | The Geocaching Junkie

We don’t really have many celebrities in the world of geocaching. Sure, some cachers might be a little starstruck when they meet a HQ lackey, and many will have heard of Dave Ulmer, the first ever geocacher. However, when I see a Geocaching Vlogger video mentioned on Facebook, there are often comments from people bragging… Read More Getting to Know the Geocaching Vlogger | The Geocaching Junkie

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A Geocaching Walk around Nice, France | The Geocaching Junkie

In 2014, I spent a few days in Nice with the Mother as part of a geocaching trip to France and Italy, and I returned once again with the muggle on our recent trip to the French Riviera, to explore a little and take in some of the sights. It was great to revisit some… Read More A Geocaching Walk around Nice, France | The Geocaching Junkie

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August Hike: Great Sugar Loaf, County Wicklow | The Geocaching Junkie

The thing about New Year’s Resolutions is, you can make big declarations and everyone around you is likely to forget by February and subsequently nobody will hold you accountable. In other words, it’s often easy to wriggle out of them. Not so when you publicise your intentions in a blog post. In January, I wrote… Read More August Hike: Great Sugar Loaf, County Wicklow | The Geocaching Junkie

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Monaco: Not Just for the Rich and Famous | The Geocaching Junkie

‘Budget holiday’ is not the phrase that springs immediately to mind when you think of Monaco, the tiny principality perched along on the French Riviera. The second smallest country in the world is also one of the richest, with almost one in three residents classed as millionaires! You’d be forgiven for thinking that such a… Read More Monaco: Not Just for the Rich and Famous | The Geocaching Junkie