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    Embrace Self-Care September: Explore the Outdoors Through Hiking and Geocaching

    As September arrives, we often find ourselves amidst a whirlwind of responsibilities, work, and the fast-paced nature of life. In the midst of all this chaos, it’s easy to neglect the one person who deserves our utmost care and attention: ourselves. That’s where Self-Care September comes in, offering us the perfect opportunity to take a step back, reconnect with nature, and prioritize our well-being. One excellent way to do this is through outdoor activities, with hiking and geocaching taking center stage. Let’s explore how these two pursuits can help you rejuvenate and recenter during this special month. The Healing Power of Nature Nature has an incredible ability to soothe our…

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    Geocaching Promotion – Planetary Pursuit

    Geocaching Souvenirs From time to time, geocaching.com runs promotions that give geocachers an opportunity to earn souvenirs. Souvenirs are nothing new to the game – they are a digital pin that gets added to your profile for specific feats. You earn one for your first find in a new state and/or country, as well as for attending Mega Events. Throughout the years, there have been other opportunities to earn souvenirs on special days such as International Earthcache Day, Get Outdoors Day, Geocaching in Space, and Australia Day, as well as longer promotions that have been introduced in the past couple of years, such as the 31 Days of Geocaching or…

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    Hiding Your First Geocache: 5 Things You Should Know

    You’ve discovered this thing called geocaching, and you’re hooked, right? You think you’re ready to try your hand at placing your own first hide? That’s great! There is truly no such thing as too many geocaches hidden out there somewhere. I get excited every time I get a new publication notification, because that means there’s one more hide out there for me to find. But before you hide your first geocache, there are a few important things to keep in mind to make sure it’s a good quality hide that’s in it for the duration. Please be sure that this is an activity that you plan on continuing for a…

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    7 Must Haves for Winter Geocaching

    If you live in the northern climate like I do, you know that geocaching in the winter months can be a bit challenging to say the least. Between the cold and the snow (and the wind here near the Windy City), getting out to find a few caches is either difficult or impossible. I’ve compiled a list of a few suggestions to help you get your name on that log! 1. Rubber Mallet Every hide style has it’s time and place, and winter time seems to be a great time for those hated LPC (lamp post cache) hides. But when it’s cold and snowy and you’re trying to keep a…

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    So what the heck is geocaching anyway?

    Whenever I mention the word “geocaching” to a non-geocacher (muggle) the response is either ‘oh, that’s really cool!’ or ‘why would you waste your time doing that?’ You either get it or you don’t. I for one, get it. I love geocaching. Geocaching has become a huge part of my life. It’s taken me on some incredible adventures to see some amazing parts of this beautiful country. It’s introduced me to some of my best friends. It even introduced me to my Sweetie. But what is it exactly? Well, simply put, geocaching is a real-world outdoor treasure hunt in which a user (geocacher) uses coordinates (latitude & longitude) and a…