Calling all nature fans and adventure-seekers! If you’re not already geocaching, what are you waiting for? Geocaching has become a global phenomenon, and it’s most popular with hikers and individuals who are looking for new ways to explore the great outdoors.
But what exactly is geocaching? Where are the best places to navigate?
Geocaching is an outdoor adventure happening all throughout the world. Millions of participants use the Geocaching app or a GPS device to search for cleverly hidden containers, marked as geocaches. Millions of geocaches exist in over 190 countries, and they’re waiting to be discovered by you.
Starting in 2000, geocaching has become a real-life scavenger hunt for those who actively search for adventures. Geocaches come in all different shapes, sizes, and they’re hidden in some of the most beautiful locations across the globe.
How Do You Get Started?
Geocaching is easy and offers something for everyone. Anyone can participate, as long as you have a desire for adventure. But you’re probably wondering: how do you get started?
To get started, you will need to create a free basic account on Geocaching.com or download the free Geocaching app on your mobile device. From there, you can search for geocache spots near your current location. The Geocaching app will let you know where geocache spots are located across the globe. All you have to do now is travel and search for the exact locations.
Sign The Logbook
Geocaching is more than just a scavenger hunt for yourself; it’s a global community. Millions of people across the globe are traveling to the exact same spot as you to find a geocache box. Once you find a geocache, you must open it and sign the logbook. Read where everyone else has traveled from. Geocaching helps you understand the world is actually very small.
Inside the geocaches, you may discover some trade items (small toys, keychains, trinkets, etc.). You may take these items and leave something of equal or greater value in its place. After you’re done, place the container back exactly where you found it. Share your experience online and join the global geocaching community.
Best Places To Geocache
Are you ready to participate in this real-life treasure hunt? Luckily, there are multiple fun, adventurous places to explore through geocaching. But just in case you desire to explore the most beautiful locations, here’s our list of the best places to geocache.
There are four geocaches in Clent Hills (Worcestershire, England) that provide the best view of the English countryside. There aren’t that many geocaches in Russia, but St. Petersburg offers a gorgeous view. While you’re in Asia, you might want to stop by the base of Mount Everest for a breathtaking adventure.
Other gorgeous locations include Berlin, Germany; Easter Island, Chile; Petra, Jordan; San Francisco, California; Rome, Italy; Seattle, Washington; and, others.
Regardless if you’re an experienced geocaching explorer or you’re a beginner, geocaching is your next adventure. It not only teaches you about GPS and how to navigate the world, but it forms a community. We could always use more of that.