Originally Posted by KarenH
Hi - what's a travel bug??
And, I expect to be in Roseau this summer - are you near there?
A travel bug is special geocache that is supposed to move from cache to cache. The best example is one released right after 9/11 from Seattle. It was tigger toy with the travel bug dog tag. His mission was to go to ground zero and his picture taken at ground zero then return to Seattle. It several months but managed the whole trip by moving from cache to cache.
I'm one of the early adopters. First cache was the "un-orginal" that was place about 20' from the original. I also found some of the remnants of the original. That was of all dates April 1, 2001, 11 months after the first cache was placed and 7 months after the geocaching.com web site was established.
If you want to learn how to use a hand held GPS made for hiking, go geocaching.