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Chronicling C.S. Lewis in Belfast | The Geocaching Junkie

There are few books from my childhood that stick out in my memory. I spent hours getting lost in Enid Blyton’s Faraway Tree series and being equally enthralled and terrified reading Roald Dahl’s The Witches. My favourite stories by far, though, were The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. I must have read The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe… Read More Chronicling C.S. Lewis in Belfast | The Geocaching Junkie

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9 Tips to Improve Your Travel Photography | The Geocaching Junkie

A keen interest in photography is one of the many gifts that geocaching has given me. In 2014 – my first full year of being a geocacher – I uploaded 900 photographs to a Facebook album entitled ‘Geocaching 2014’. I started this blog at the end of that year, and my passing interest quickly became… Read More 9 Tips to Improve Your Travel Photography | The Geocaching Junkie

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Chesterfield’s Crooked Spire | The Geocaching Junkie

Whenever we visit my husband’s family in Derbyshire, we usually spend a few hours in the market town of Chesterfield, which means I’ve basically cleared out the geocaches within walking distance of the town centre. I was very pleased to see a virtual reward cache published there in October 2017. I finally managed to visit… Read More Chesterfield’s Crooked Spire | The Geocaching Junkie

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Washington D.C. Part 3: Korean War Veterans Memorial, Lincoln Memorial & Vietnam Veterans Memorial | The Geocaching Junkie

The last part of our epic trip to Washington D.C. was a visit to a small selection of the memorials in West Potomac Park. After a lot of walking in the 90°F heat already that day, I didn’t think my pregnant self could take the extra 1.5km trek to the end of the park from the… Read More Washington D.C. Part 3: Korean War Veterans Memorial, Lincoln Memorial & Vietnam Veterans Memorial | The Geocaching Junkie

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Washington D.C. Part 2: U.S. Capitol & the National Mall | The Geocaching Junkie

After unexpectedly spending an entire day at the Smithsonian National Zoo, we had one full day remaining in D.C. and lots left to do and see! We had one appointment set for the day and that was a tour of the Capitol Building. We started the day with three great geocaches on our way to… Read More Washington D.C. Part 2: U.S. Capitol & the National Mall | The Geocaching Junkie

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Washington D.C. Part 1: White House, Arlington Cemetery & National Zoo | The Geocaching Junkie

While visiting family in New Jersey at the end of April, the muggle and I decided to book a few days in Washington D.C. to see the sights of the U.S. federal capital. I was in D.C. once before, when I was 17, and of course, I wasn’t geocaching then, so I was excited to… Read More Washington D.C. Part 1: White House, Arlington Cemetery & National Zoo | The Geocaching Junkie

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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