Category Archive: Travel Bugs

Quake update: The Other Side Of The Geocoin

In for a penny, in for a pound – right? Having already splashed out on the Christchurch quake and Japan tsunami geocoins, I’ve just bought two more fundraiser offerings by the NZ Recreational GPS Society to show my continued support for Mother Nature’s recent victims. Now it’s your turn … After months of planning, the …

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Quake Update: Coining A Hit Fundraiser

You can bet your bottom dollar Auckland cacher Kevin Swain never expected his Christchurch earthquake fundraiser would generate so much interest. Since the co-owner of Geocachers NZ began selling his charitable geocoin just hours after the February 22nd aftershock that devastated the South Island city, he has been interviewed on six podcasts, mentioned in a …

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Photo Essay: Any Given Sunday

EXCLUSIVE … you might find American geocacher Erika Jean on the trail of another hide. Here, the keen Arizona photographer lets It’s Not About The Numbers join her and a caching companion on a recent outing via this retro-spective essay. It all starts at the computer. Download and then hit the road. Drive as close …

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Help Our Shaken Cachers

Buy a coin to donate some coin – that’s the deal in a new Christchurch earthquake fundraiser. Since yesterday’s devastating magnitude 6.3 aftershock, local vendor Geocachers has begun selling a micro geocoin of the New Zealand flag to support the South Island city’s badly shaken residents. Each coin costs $15 – slightly more than normal – with …

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Cache or Credit – Be My Valentine

Geocaching may well be your first and only love … but with Valentine’s Day (February 14th) just around the corner, it’s time to stop looking for Tupperware and instead zero in on your soulmate. Forget giving teddy bears, flowers and diamonds, this year let’s get straight to the heart of the matter. 1. Heartbeat Charm …

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Caching Up With …

In this occasional series, It’s Not About The Numbers asks geocachers to find themselves, rather than a hidden container. Today’s victim is phiki614, of Cromwell, New Zealand; the runner-up of our recent Garmin chirp giveaway. phiki614 Age: 28 Location: Cromwell, Central Otago, New Zealand Occupation: School teacher (and father) GPSr: Garmin GPS60 – because it was …

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Our TB Cannonball Run

“And they’re racing …” After months of cache hiccups and some stalling on my part, round two of the Great Geocaching Sibling Showdown has finally begun. The contenders in this familial spat are Cumbyrocks’ Big Red Car TB33HAQ and my own kjwx’s Highway Patrol TB33HBP, both toy cars released as trackables last March as a …

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TB Rescue Mission Successful

Every good geocacher should be aware of the excellent tb-rescue.com website that allows travel bug owners to submit missing or delayed travel bugs for rescue. I had the pleasure this morning of setting off to rescue

Californian school picks Cumbyrocks 'Trainspotting' cache for TB project destination

A friend alerted me to the project Mr Miller’s (Room 162) class at Chalone Peaks Middle School has taken on. They have the Travel Bug Trev’s Tag heading this way with its final destination being my cache ‘Train Spotting‘. You can check out Mr Miller’s Bug Tracker for more information and to keep track of …

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Nearly there…

My favourite travel bug – Man on a Mission – is super close to achieving one of its goals. This little guy is Buddy Christ, from the Kevin Smith film ‘Dogma‘. His goals are threefold: 1. To travel to Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash, 35 Broad Street, Red Bank, New Jersey, USA. 2. Have …

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