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A Purrfect Visit to Cat Lounge Dublin | The Geocaching Junkie

The health benefits of owning a pet are well documented, and in cities like Tokyo, where having a dog or cat is not really an option, the popularity of cat cafés has exploded in recent years. We visited Calico Cat Café in Japan last year, but I wasn’t overly impressed with the set-up, where treats… Read More A Purrfect Visit to Cat Lounge Dublin | 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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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