Category Archive: Travel Bugs

World-First: Tag Your Geo-Friends

Cerena Marion doesn’t want to wear her heart on her sleeve, she’d rather put it in a geocache. The Australian cacher has just launched a new, world-first travel tag shaped like a broken heart which can be shared by friends. Based on the heart necklaces popular with tweens and adolescents, her Friendship Tag has two tracking …

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Travel Bug Or Social Butterfly?

… on July 29th to be precise. Have you? Over the last six weeks, this virtual trackable has been rocketing from country to country via the information super-highway as part of a social experiment by British cachers Walker-Clan (no relation to Cumbyrocks or myself, whose surname is also Walker). Since its launch on July 7th, TB40BWB has …

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TB Giveaway: May Irish Eyes Smile On You

TRAVEL BUG GIVEAWAY Let’s play tag … Thanks to Groundspeak’s Bryan Roth, It’s Not About The Numbers has three new travel bugs featuring the company’s co-founders to give away. Their latest TB series depicts Roth, Jeremy Irish and Elias Alvord as swashbuckling adventurers of old – or at least the mid-1980s in the case of Indiana …

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‘Moa Trackables, Please Sir’

Here’s one guy who definitely has the travel bug … First, Geocachers NZ vendor Kevin Swain launched the country’s first custom trackable tag – depicting a weta – with fellow geo-addict Zork V. And now he’s offering two more Kiwi designs through the Auckland-based webstore he runs with wife Catherine. Priced at NZ$10 each, his …

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Puzzled Yet Geocachers?

Have you spotted It’s Not About The Numbers‘ piece yet? CLUE: Guveq qbja sebz gur gbc ba gur evtug-unaq fvqr. According to owner Brenda Shirey (GC handle: Sequoia_2), her Geocacher’s Puzzle travel bug now comprises 120 pieces in total – it took her 15 minutes and two tables to assemble them all before she could …

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Geo-News: Luck Of The Irish

Welcome aboard Captain Irish … the dapper, new alter-ego of Groundspeak ‘pilot’ Jeremy Irish – and one of three geo-teasers now on Facebook. Firstly, the high-flying chief executive unveiled this design for his latest TB, which he will launch early next month in Ulm, Germany (presumably at GC2MEGA FORTsetzung: – Die DOSENFISCHER). In response to comments by …

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Geocacher’s Puzzle TB: Filling In The Blanks

Here’s the final piece of the puzzle … Recently, It’s Not About The Numbers gave away two jigsaw blanks from the  popular Geocacher’s Puzzle TB TB1CNE2) – thanks to the generosity of its owner Brenda Shirey. The lucky recipients were popular Arizona blogger Erika Jean (GC handle: ErikaJean), and New Zealander Deb Webb (GC handle: …

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One Man’s Carrot And Stick Approach

Dutch geocacher Willem Heeringa is sticking with his lucky number – 10,000 – as he attempts his latest goal. After logging his 10,000th find on 10-10-10, his friends gifted him an engraved achievement geocoin. And it’s this trackable that Heeringa (GC handle: Wilxlii Carrotte) hopes will bring more success as he works on getting it …

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Keeping Track Of One Geocacher’s Pet Project

Auckland geocacher Steve Shipway (GC handle: sshipway) is hoping to give pause for thought over the recent catastrophies in Christchurch and Japan with two fundraising ‘Whiskers the Cat’ travel tags. “Back when the big earthquake hit Christchurch in February, my family and I had only been geocaching for a couple of weeks (our first find …

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Giveaway: Your Piece Of The Geocacher’s Puzzle

You may have heard of Louisiana geocacher Brenda Shirey and her trackable geo-puzzle … Shirey (GC handle Sequoia_2) recently featured in Groundspeak’s Latitude 47 blog with her colourful and community-building Geocacher’s Puzzle TB1CNE2). And now you get a chance to feature in that custom TB. It’s Not About The Numbers has two chipboard puzzle pieces for …

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