Tag Archive: Recreation

No Clowning Around For Amazing Geo-Racers

They might be a pair of clowns but two American geocachers are hoping to win US$1 million in the latest season of The Amazing Race. Husband and wife Dave and Cherie Gregg have taken a leave of absence from their jobs at Ringling Brothers circus to compete in new episodes of the hit reality TV …

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A New Geo-TreasURe To Bag

Ever wanted to search for geocaches inside the mind of a virtual giant? Now you can, as part of the hit web game Glitch. Known as TreasUReBagging, this electronic version of geocaching is the brainchild of American Bryan ‘Rusty’ Buchanan (that’s him in his online form, right). For the uninitiated: Glitch is a multiplayer web …

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Microsoft Pilots New Aerocaches

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s an Aerocache – a high-flying, new take on virtual geocaches by Microsoft. This airborne treasure hunt will be a bonus feature for players of the company’s latest PC game, Microsoft Flight – being released as a free download later this year. Yesterday its games division, …

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Another Site To Treasure: GeoDetecting.com

Bill Kawa has plenty of mettle. When he couldn’t use his beloved metal detector while geocaching, the American created his own version of the game. Six months ago, he launched Geo Detecting to let others enjoy “both great hobbies as one entity”. The Mebane, North Carolina resident describes Geo Detecting as being about “70 per …

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Halt! GeoCheckpoint Ahead

Have you been stopped by a GeoCheckpoint yet? Don’t panic, though, the worst you’ll get is a ticket – and this isn’t a radical crime deterrent by the caching police but rather a new geo-game developed in Europe. Best described as a geocaching-Munzee hybrid, GeoCheckpointing requires players to use a GPSr or map to locate visible …

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Full Steam Ahead

In the first of a three-part series on steampunk geocachers, It’s Not About The Numbers makes the acquaintance of a young British trail-blazer. Geocachers know her as electroGIRLak, an 18-year-old civil engineering student from Lincoln in Britain’s East Midlands. To steampunk fans, she’s Ava Lovett, the illegitimate child of a brothel owner and a singer now working in …

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Art For Cache’s Sake

There’s long been an art to geocaching but now a British group wants it to be an artform in its own right. To do so, North Yorkshire creative body Chrysalis Arts has initiated its GeoARTcache project, aiming to inspire outdoor recreation and artistic appreciation. Currently, it involves seven artists and 22 hides listed on GC.com – such as GC2PZWQ …

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All Aboard For A Geo-Mystery

It’s Not About The Numbers keeps track of the temporary Detective Jim Stringer geocache promotion in Britain’s York. There’s a killer on the loose in York … Residents of the British city are worried and even the area’s lauded fictional hero, Detective Jim Stringer, cannot deduce the likely murderer. So the city’s leaders have turned …

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Harry and Dobby’s Geo-Legacy

You’re a geocaching wizard now, Harry … Obviously under the spell of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, tourism body Visit Wales has created a new geocache at one of the shooting locations for the final JK Rowling film – the first in what appears will be a series of similar hides. GC2ZWAC Dobby’s …

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StorySeeking: A New Twist On An Old Tale

American Jon Krone tells It’s Not About The Numbers how he’s re-writing the game of geocaching. “We all know geocachers are a special breed:  bold, intelligent techies with a taste for adventure.  They want an excuse to get outdoors and search the world. “Writers are a special breed also: intrinsic, bright dreamers with an overload …

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