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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

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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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Great American Train Journey: 22 Hours on the Rails | The Geocaching Junkie

In January this year, at a time when the muggle and I were still weighing up our options for our honeymoon, and overwhelmed by the sheer number of places we both wanted to visit, I happened to chat with Wild Rover¬†at an event and mentioned our dilemma. He highly recommended taking the train from Seattle… Read More Great American Train Journey: 22 Hours on the Rails | The Geocaching Junkie

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8 Places You Should Really Visit in Seattle | The Geocaching Junkie

If you’re a geocacher visiting Seattle for the first time, chances are you’re going to¬†Geocaching HQ, and if that wasn’t in your plans, it really should be if you can. I’ve been to HQ twice now and loved it on both occasions. You can read all about my first trip there in this post. The… Read More 8 Places You Should Really Visit in Seattle | 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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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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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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Cardiff Castle: The Jewel in the City’s Crown | The Geocaching Junkie

When it comes to picturesque castles, Wales is not short of a few. When the muggle suggested a short weekend getaway in Cardiff, his prime purpose may have been to visit the Doctor Who Experience before it closed for good on 9th September, but marital compromise meant that I could browse the interweb for some… Read More Cardiff Castle: The Jewel in the City’s Crown | The Geocaching Junkie