Treasure Hunting Around the Globe – Geocaching 101

Geocaching is the real-world treasure hunt that’s happening right now, all around you. Let us introduce you to one of our favorite outdoor hobbies…

Yes, it is true. Harry and I are digital treasure hunters, otherwise known as GEOCACHERS! If you have never heard of the game, believe it or not, there are over 2 million geocaches hidden all over the world. Geocaching has taken us to places we may never would have visited in the hopes of finding a hidden container known as a geocache. Have we sparked your curiosity about our secret, underground community? Let the experts teach you about it and learn more about it by accessing the guide here!

Our Magellan eXplorist GC is built for a premium geocaching experience.
Our Magellan eXplorist GC is built for a premium geocaching experience.

As we begin to organize some of the gear that will be joining us along on our RTW, one thing that will be in our bag of tricks is our Magellan eXplorist GC. This GPS has joined us on our world travels and has taken us to some pretty remarkable places.  This GPS is specific to the game of geocaching, but we also have used it for the world map that is programmed into the device.

The slideshow below is a great illustration of where this outdoor adventure sport has taken us around the world. Often times, it is to unique geological wonders that are off the beaten path. (These are called Earthcaches.) Sometimes geocaches are even hidden in ancient ruins. We are constantly amazed at the ingenuity and cleverness of some of the geocache containers.  We invite you to think of a clever team name (ours is the Willowbrookgnomes) and become global treasures hunters too. You’ll never look at the world the same way again!

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