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Road Trip to the Original Cache

May 30, 2015 – 1:08 pm
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If you are a geocacher, you know finding the Original Stash Tribute Cache (GCGV0P) is like the Holy Grail of geocaching.
Here’s an excerpt from the cache description:
On May 3, 2000, a five-gallon bucket was …

Helena, Montana GeoTour: Thar’s Gold in Them Thar Hills

October 15, 2014 – 10:55 am
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Spoiler Alert! This post contains information and photos about the geocache containers hidden in Helena, Montana as part of the city’s official GeoTour. If you want to find them yourself, you may want to stop …

#MichelinQuest Geocaching Contest

September 16, 2014 – 12:15 pm
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Celebrating 125 years of mobility, Michelin USA is running a contest that both celebrates the open road and captures the spirit of American adventure—from the days of the treasure map to the time of the …

Family Vacation in Helena, Montana

August 30, 2014 – 12:34 pm
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When we told people we were going to Montana on a family vacation, most everyone asked us if we were going to Glacier National Park or to Yellowstone National Park. Opting for the road less …

Geocaching Favorite: Travel Bug Hotel

April 23, 2014 – 10:50 am
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A recent spring break road trip had us out of the frozen tundra and driving through Alabama on our way to the white sand beaches in the Florida Panhandle. As usual, we tried to find …

New Geocaching GeoTour in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

May 7, 2013 – 6:44 pm
The Bronze Fonz

Earlier today the folks at VISIT Milwaukee announced the official launch of the new geocaching GeoTour titled “Discover Milwaukee’s Neighborhoods.” Timing the launch date with National Tourism Week—an event recognizing travel and tourism as one of America’s largest and …

Geocaching in Hawaii: Earth Cache at Diamond Head State Monument in Honolulu, O’ahu

November 12, 2012 – 7:42 pm
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With plans to earn the Hawaii State geocaching souvenir on our family vacation to the the middle of the Pacific Ocean, we consulted Geocaching.com for a variety of cache types that allowed for sufficient educational …

Kansas Road Trip – The world’s largest anything you can imagine and more edition

July 13, 2012 – 7:26 am
World's Most Artsy Public Toilets - Lucas, Kansas

Turn a rush through Kansas into a tour of the world’s largest everything. From The World’s Most Artsy Public Toilets to the World’s Largest Ball of Twine, Kansas has some of the best road trip stops in the US.

Geocaching Interview: Trackables Gone Missing

May 15, 2012 – 8:15 pm
Groundspeak Lily Pad

Eric Elya (aka, EXMAN), a retired air traffic controller at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, first contacted me when I was planning a geocaching event in celebration of 2012 Leap Year. Timing his project with a worldwide …

Geocaching Events

April 3, 2012 – 7:45 pm
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While geocaching teams enjoy digital treasure hunting individually or in small groups, geocaching events are intended to add a social element to the sport. Geared around a special occasion  (recently, Leap Year), an altruistic activity …

Travel Games for Spring Break Road Trips

February 12, 2012 – 4:41 pm
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With spring break around the corner, those of us in winter climates are planning an escape to somewhere different, somewhere warmer, and somewhere with kids in tow. Determined to keep everyone happy and the number …

Geocaching in 2012: Take a VaCachen

January 26, 2012 – 9:23 pm
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Thanks to advances in satellite technology, social media, and the Groundspeak Geocaching smart phone applications, geocaching as a family hobby is wildly growing in popularity. Yes, you can enjoy finding all the caches in your …

Explore S’more: Geocaching in Ohio State Parks

September 30, 2011 – 2:00 pm
Signing a logbook at Salt Fork State Park

A tradition started while geocaching on road trips and family vacations, our team has joined up with data-obsessed VaCacheners™ around the world—compiling 19 states and one lonely country to the statistics page in our team …

Geocaching Mega Event, West Bend Cache Ba$h

August 28, 2011 – 8:57 am
A Geocrowd at the Regner Park Pavilion

Living just over an hour away West Bend, Wisconsin, the Geocaching Capitol of the Midwest™, a geocaching paradise is quite literally in our back yard. With over 800 registered geocache containers hidden within a 15-mile …

GPS Review: Magellan eXplorist 510

June 15, 2011 – 5:30 pm
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Combining the features of the smart phone with the technology of a durable GPS device, Road Trips for Families took the Magellan eXplorist 510 to Canada for a geocaching review.

Geocaching in New York Campgrounds

May 30, 2011 – 6:00 am
Campers geocache at Hickory Hill Family Camping Resort in Bath, NY

The Campground Owners of New York association is getting campers excited about geocaching through a 15-campground geocaching passport program launching June 1.

Nine Great Geocaching Books

March 18, 2011 – 12:19 pm
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Nine Great Books on Geocaching: some are basic, others are advanced, some emphasize the social aspect of the sport, while others stay focused on technology. Find the right book to get you going on the sport.

GPS Review: Kayaking and Geocaching on the Great Calusa Blueway in Florida

February 7, 2011 – 9:25 pm
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Road Trips for Families returned to Florida to geocache by kayak along the Great Calusa Blueway near Ft. Myers Beach. On the adventure, we used two GPS devices, a Earthmate PN-40 by DeLorme and a eTrex Venture HC by Garmin, to find hidden treasure along the beach.

Guest Post: Family Navigation and Geocaching

January 28, 2011 – 8:06 am
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Family Navigation.com, a website for families integrating geocaching into their daily lives, is today’s guest post on Road Trips for Families. Learn how to geocache on a road trip and how the Geocache Diet can change your habits and your outlook on life.

GPS Review: Geomate.jr

December 29, 2010 – 7:29 pm
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Driven by the need for accurate GPS coordinates, Road Trips for Families uses the entry-level Geomate.jr GPS device by Geocache GPS to hide new geocaching containers.