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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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9 Useful Free Apps for Geocachers | The Geocaching Junkie

There are numerous geocaching apps out there to choose from, each with various great features and different user interfaces, depending on what your preferences are. But what about apps not specifically designed to get you to GZ, which could prove useful while you’re out on the trails, or even at home? I’ve put together a… Read More 9 Useful Free Apps for Geocachers | The Geocaching Junkie

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7 Emotions of Geocaching Challenges | The Geocaching Junkie

Once you’ve got a good handle on the basics of geocaching and the initial elation of simply finding a cache – any cache – subsides somewhat, many cachers seek out ways to challenge themselves to keep the game interesting. This can be a personal target you set yourself or can involve working towards a particular… Read More 7 Emotions of Geocaching Challenges | The Geocaching Junkie

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Women in Geocaching | International Women’s Day 2018

In February 2014, I attended my third ever geocaching event. It was a lively affair in a Dublin pub and was probably the first time I could truly appreciate the fantastic caching community we have in Ireland. At this event, someone made a throwaway remark, which always stuck with me for some reason. He commented… Read More Women in Geocaching | International Women’s Day 2018

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Planetary Pursuits Souvenir Promotion Explained | The Geocaching Junkie

On 13th February, Geocaching.com released a cryptic teaser across their social media, that had lots of us guessing what they were up to. All was revealed last week when Planetary Pursuits and the opportunity to earn 10 souvenirs was announced. Once again, the Friends League that was established during last year’s summer souvenir promotion will… Read More Planetary Pursuits Souvenir Promotion Explained | The Geocaching Junkie

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5 Things Cache Owners Want You to Know | The Geocaching Junkie

Being a cache owner can be a double-edged sword at times. When you’ve spent a lot of time scouting out the perfect location, or hand-making a unique cache container, reading nice logs from appreciative finders makes it all seem worthwhile. Unfortunately, it’s rarely all gushing logs and favourite points. Being a CO can have its… Read More 5 Things Cache Owners Want You to Know | The Geocaching Junkie

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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