Sunday, March 18, 2012

Geocaching Souvenirs Explained

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Geocaching is a surprisingly multi-faceted game. Designed as an adult treasure hunt, finding a geocache and logging it can be a thrill. Inside, you might find any kind of fun trinket to commemorate the event, but many times geocachers will neither take nor leave anything. The thrill is in the hunt and the prestige in being able to log a new geocache. For these intrepid geocachers, souvenirs and the bragging rights are almost better than swag.

What are souvenirs?

Souvenirs are a sort of digital badge that is displayed on your Geocaching.com profile to show off your accomplishments. There are some which are only available for a specific location, event, or only for accomplishing specific tasks or things. As a result, many people are proud of their souvenirs and work to try and collect as many rare souvenirs as possible.

How to get a Souvenir:

  1. Log a geocache in a souvenir zone
  2. Search for a geocache using the Geocaching Application while in a souvenir zone

Souvenirs should show up automatically on your profile on Geocaching.com, but if it doesn’t, you can always delete the log and re-log it, or else edit to make sure that it’s listed in the correct day and has all the correct information. Learn more here.

As far as I know, there isn’t a limit to how many souvenirs you can gain, and many of them are limited-edition or only available for a short amount of time. The list of souvenirs is rather long, but there are many that are location-based or based on certain events and such.

Check back soon for a list of country souvenirs!

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