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GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast : Geocaching Insights

Andy HeadHardHat Smith

Raleigh, NC

Description: Educational Geocaching Tutorial Podcasts and Videos: A tutorial podcast about geocaching.

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Ways To Enjoy A Staycation – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 118

Streamed live on Jun 25, 2015

In tonight’s episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss several different ways of enjoying a “staycation” or in other words a vacation at home. Interesting insights and yes even geocachiing is involved.

This plus updates on the Win Thor’s Hammer Geocoin Patreon Contest and a whole lot more..

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SHOW NOTES FOR EPISODE 118

http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/my-money/2015/06/10/7-free-and-cheap-ways-to-enjoy-a-staycation

Note from Debaere-
Little known fact: ‘Staycation’ is a term invented by Canadian comedian Brett Butt, and made famous on the sitcom Corner Gas, set in a small town in Saskatchewan

My Money – 7 Free and Cheap Ways to Enjoy a Staycation
Here are seven free and low-cost ways to enjoy a staycation this summer.
1. Self-guided tours
You’ll need to be a little creative with this one, but if you have an hour or two to spare for mapping out an itinerary, put together a self-guided tour map of local attractions and sights. Whether you plan to do this on foot, by bike or by car, you can hop from one landmark or site to another within a few hours to explore the area. Use Google Maps or another mapping tool to pinpoint locales and print out a map for the road.
Suggestions with a geocaching twist:
GeoTours – Historic for example
Use GSAK macros –
Many like the Difficulty / Terrain challenges
CacheRaid a tour of geocaching adventures
Fantasy Favorites – 20 top favorites in your query

2. Free music events
Check the local newspaper, community calendar and chamber of commerce website for any upcoming live music performances and festivals in the area. Lakeside and waterfront concerts are especially popular during the summer months and can be the perfect excuse to escape from the house on the weekend. Just plot your calendar with a few acts making their way to your town or city this season.
Suggestions with a geocaching twist:
Many popular event areas may have geocaches nearby

3. Museum tours
Many museums in the area offer complimentary tours and events for local residents throughout the year. If you’re in the mood for a fun educational experience, take a tour of the children’s museum or natural history museum in the area. Spending a few hours at these cultural attractions can be a great way to learn something new and walk away with a fresh perspective.
Suggestions with a geocaching twist:
Many geocaches or geocache series nearby

4. National park visit
Spend an entire day at a national park to explore some natural sites, take a tour with a park ranger, snap some pictures of wildlife and just relax outdoors. You will only have to pay a nominal fee to enter and park in the park, and you may even be able to take advantage of free admission days on select days of the week or holidays.
Suggestions with a geocaching twist:
Goes without saying. You may not have many geocaches in the national park but there are many times tons nearby.

5. Movie marathon
If you’re looking for a low-cost activity to enjoy with friends and family – or just want to relax and unwind for a weekend solo – put together a list of movies you want to watch back to back. Binge watching a few movies can brighten up your mood or be the perfect activity on a rainy summer’s day.
Suggestions with a geocaching twist:
Find a Drive-In for that outdoors experience – geocaches nearby.

6. Geocaching
Geocaching has become increasingly popular over the years. It’s a fun game for treasure-hunting aficionados where the goal is to find a geocache in a hidden location using a GPS-enabled device. You may be able to find some geocaching groups in your local area to coordinate a group hunt, or sign up on one of several websites like geocaching.com to try it on your own.
Suggestions with a geocaching twist:
Series caches
Caches you haven’t done before
Pick a place and go!
County challenges

7. Local brewery and factory tours
Another fun and educational experience, a tour of a local brewery or factory can give you a chance to sample some new foods and drinks, get to know locals and learn about the business from an insider’s perspective. Check daily deal sites for coupons and deals on admission tickets to save some extra money.
Suggestions with a geocaching twist:
Well yeah

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Episode 117: Prize – Cache-Advance.com – Trackable moustache and coinsandpins.com – first to find trackable tag.

Congratulations To: Dave Self (DudleyGrunt)

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Announcing the GSRP PATREON Give-A-Way Contest.
Prize: GeoSwag / OakCoins – Mega Thor Hammer
http://www.geoswag.com/new-releases/thorhammergw.html

Contest Starts THIS Week and runs until July 9th when we have the drawing.
One Entry Per Patron but can add entries through our paypal account. $1.00 equals one entry.
You Can Become A Patron Now To Qualify
http://geosnippits.com/win-thors-hammer-geocoin-contest/

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OUR GSRP Geocaching Poll Of The Week
Here are the results for this week:

When you purchase geocaching items for yourself. What type of items do you like to buy and why?
https://plus.google.com/+AndrewSmith/posts/XTZVCRbxiBD

Another poll next week – Find them on Google + – get us in your circles
HHH’s Profile – https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AndrewSmith/posts

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The GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast is a tutorial show designed to educate and entertain geocachers of all experience levels. Each Thursday at 8:30PM ET, Co-host Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress and GeoSnippits founder Andy HeadHardHat Smith discuss interesting aspects of Geocaching in an easy to understand tutorial manner. Giving advice and insights to our game,sport and obsession in ways only they can provide.

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