June 10, 2022 1 Comment
I've got you covered with my top five road trip tips, plus a bonus tip at the end!
I recently travelled to Orlando Florida for a conference for subscription box owners. The conference was amazing; I learned a lot, got to meet many wonderful other subscription business owners, and I was a speaker one day too!
I also worked in geocaching on this trip of course. Travelling all the way across the US was a geocaching opportunity I wouldn't miss! While on the plane back home, I thought about all the planning I did to ensure I was successful in finding the caches I wanted to find. So I've put together my top five geocaching road trip plans for you!
I also shared these tips live on Facebook here.
Tip #1: Look for rare cache types and also sort by favorite points.
I always look for webcam and virtual caches along my route or at my final destinations. These are often few and far between, so keeping an eye out for them along your trip is essential!
On my Orlando trip there were two virtuals in Epcot where I planned to spend a day after the conference. Once I was in the park I found them first, and then had the rest of the day to play.
Tip #2: Most rest stops have geocaches! And... more and more airports have virtuals or Adventure Labs IN them.
Need a break from the road/plane? Pop open the app and there may be a quick cache or Adventure Lab to grab within walking distance. Great for the body and mind to take a break while travelling.
Tip #3: Before you go, solve puzzle (mystery) caches and look for challenge caches that you qualify or will qualify for soon.
This is a great way to further explore a new area, or add more "?" to your stats! Take some time before you go on your trip to work on puzzle caches on the way or at your destination.
Many regions have similar challenge caches; so if you already qualify (and may have found a local one), look for the same ones on your trip. Most challenge cache COs (Cache Owners) will allow you to sign the log even if you don't yet qualify. When you do, just turn your note into a found log!
Tip #4: Check previous logs before you spend time hunting.
We're on vacation or on a schedule, and don't have time to waste looking for caches with multiple DNFs.
Tip #5: Use offline lists (a premium feature).
Before you leave your phone network, download an offline list to your phone so you can keep on caching even if you don't have any cell service. The GPS in your phone will still work, and any logs that you make will upload once you are back in cell service. Don't let bad coverage stop your geocaching fun!
*Bonus Tip*: Use your auto GPS to track time so you're never late.
If travelling by car, put your final destination into your car GPS, and note the time of arrival. For instance, if you're travelling to grandma's house for dinner at 6pm, and your GPS says you'll get there by 3pm, you have three hours to geocache!
Just be sure to keep an eye on it, and when it's getting close to your desired arrival time, it's time to (sorry) quit geocaching and get back on the road.
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July 27, 2022
Geocaching is all fun and games... until it's not.
Staying safe should be top of mind when we're out geocaching. However often it's not; we're out there having fun and having a good old time playing the game, but we have to keep in mind some things so we can stay safe so we can keep on caching and having a good time.
July 05, 2022
Introducing Hm1usnret, aka Daniel, as our Cache Crate Crewmate of the week for July 5th, 2022!
Daniel has been a member of the Cache Crates since 2018. He shared, "I saw something about it. Met Lisa at Going Caching 2018 and she sold me on it and been a member since." We're so glad that you are enjoying the Cache Crates for all of these years!