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31 Days of Geocaching

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Once again, August is Geocaching month, and this year, Groundspeak are promoting '31 days of geocaching'. Perhaps as an attempt to combat the rapid fire elements of other games like Munzee, Groundspeak are giving souvenirs away every day this month, and encouraging players to get a 'streak'. Personally, we haven't been caching much recently, and we've collected a lot of souvenirs, so it's a nice incentive to get up off our butts and get out caching. So far we're 5 for 5. Are you collecting?

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Caching around the world

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A recent trip abroad gave me the opportunity to cache in a few different countries. Our personal total is now 13 different countries, which is a pretty good result, especially since our total count isn't particularly high. That got me thinking? Who has cached in the most countries, and how many places have they been to? We know of one cacher in the UK that has 54 flags on their profile I'd guess that if you travelled regularly with work, you'd have the opportunity to collect a few more flags on your profile. How many have you ticked off?

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A Mega Event in the making?

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Shortly after the OzMega at Easter, we ran a survey to find out where our customers thought the next Mega Event should be. The two most popular choices were Victoria and South Australia. Well, it looks like someone was listening! There's a new geocaching event being planned for January 2013, and it's going to take place in Nelson, VIC, which is right on the SA/VIC border. The event is going to be the first in a series of events called 'The BIG Little Events', with the motto 'Big on fun, little on boring bits' The event is being sponsored by...

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Podcacher Interview

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We were lucky enough to be able to interview Sonny & Sandy, the geocaching couple behind the Podcacher Podcast. Here's that interview - [caption id="attachment_150" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Sonny & Sandy in the PodCacher studio"][/caption] 101geo: Sonny & Sandy, many of our readers will be familiar with you through your podcast, but for anyone who isn't, tell us how and when you got started caching, and why you started the podcast? Sandy:  Sonny started caching back in Nov 2002 after reading about the hobby in Wired magazine. He introduced me to geocaching in January 2004 on our first date and I was...

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The Ultimate Cache Finder?

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Kylie, from the NotAboutTheNumbers blog posted a great review of our new Cache Finding Tool recently. Have a read    

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