TravelFleas Gift Certificate Holiday Giveaway Christmas Scene

True, it’s a little early for the holidays. But we’re giving away a $10 Gift Certificate to, and we want to insure that the winner has plenty of time to get theirs ordered, manufactured, and shipped before the holidays; as TravelFleas make a perfect stocking stuffer for that Geocacher in your life!

The crew at TravelFleas are great friends of this blog and our website via social media. In case you’re not familiar with TravelFleas, they are personalized tags (they can accept up to 20 characters) measuring 1/2″ x 1 1/4″, which can be attached to a Geocaching trackable, or placed in a Geocache as a signature item. They are available in 12 colors, and you can buy them in the TravelFleas Store on their website. Note they have other items for sale, including TravelFleas logbooks, necklace kits, and license plates (a moot point for the blogger, who lives in a 2 plate State). Or you could learn more about them by reading the interview we did on this blog with John from TravelFleas on June 27th, or the interview The It’s not about the numbers blog did with Mike from TravelFleas in 2012.

To enter The TravelFleas Gift Certificate Holiday Giveaway, fill out the form below with your name (as it says, “Geonick” is fine), and a valid email address. We will never use your email address, and the Google Document storing all the entries will be deleted after the contest.  There are rules, of course, which appear below, in italicized text above the entry form. Don’t forget to check your spam folders, to see if you won!

Rules: To enter, provide your name and email address in the form below. One entry per person, and one entry per email address. There are no Geographical restrictions, contest is open to anyone in the world. The contest begins upon publication of this blog post on Monday, November 25th, 2013, and ends at 7:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on Sunday December 1st, 2013. One winner will be chosen at random from the entries received. Winner will be notified via email, notification being sent from the email address opencachingnorthamerica at (be sure to check your spam folders!), and must respond within 48 hours, or the prize will be forfeited, and another winner will be chosen. Once accepted, the prize will be delivered directly from

(Contest over, entry form removed)

The HikerJamz Geocaching Talk Show: November 23rd, 2013

Looking for callers to join us live on the show to discuss their finds and stories about their geocaching adventures. Just send an e-mail to and we can design a date for you to be on air live. Also we can pre-record a conversation and upload it on the show if you can’t make it live. Just mention it in the e-mail what you would like to do.Now call in with Skype for free ! 60 minutes of geocaching comments ans stories. Join us as we discover new adventures in the field of geocaching every Saturday at 3:00 pm. Eastern time on Blog Talk Radio with your host – Hikerjamz and co-host – Kenny Gibb.

(The GcDoc Video) GEOCACHING With Mr. Owl

Published on Nov 23, 2013
The Doc had plans to do some serious GEOCACHING, but plans change! Watch as he finds a new caching companion.





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An interview with Geocaching Vlogger GeoPaul (Part 2)

In Part 1 of our interview with Geocaching Vlogger GeoPaul, we mentioned that he had recently won a highly prestigious award from a MAJOR Geocaching website. That award was Geocacher of the Month, for August 2013, as awarded by The Geocaching Blog, the official Blog of How that works, in case any readers are not familiar with the process, is that there are 3 nominees every month, nominated by readers of that blog, their peers in the community. Voting is then open, usually for 2 weeks, via comments to the blog post introducing the 3 nominees, and a panel from Geocaching HQ decides the winner. Generally, The Geocaching Blog has been naming the nominees the first few days after the Month in question, and naming the GOTM the 3rd week after the month in question. This blog certainly knows what it’s like to be behind on blogging! We now continue our interview with GeoPaul. 

 OCNA Blog:  Belated congratulations on being named Geocacher of the month for August, 2013 on the Blog. Was the nomination for the award a surprise to you?     

GeoPaul: Yes, a complete surprise. I was very touched by the nomination by Mumma Fox! But the biggest surprise was the comments people made about me in their votes, alot of them made me feel my Vlogging, caches and advice were worth the time and effort I put in and want to continue them.

OCNA Blog: What did they send you for being named Geocacher of the Month? Certainly they didn’t send you that Geocacher of the Month cake that you posted a picture of on Twitter?

GeoPaul: Nope the cake was a gift from my wife for the event which was amazing that she used the image of the actual Geocacher of the Month GeoCoin – i received the GeoCoin with a stand, certificate from the founding members of, hat, lacky track-able items and a card congratulating me on winning.

OCNA Blog: The original nomination for Geocacher of the month stressed your hides, as well as your Geocaching Vlogger efforts. I see you have racked up many favorite points for your hides. What makes for a good hide, in your opinion?

GeoPaul: An interesting cache to me is not your normal clip and lock box or micro, its a cache with a bit of imagination, something you wouldnt expect or if it is a normal cache, something different in the location of the hide or a story behind it. For example my enchanted cache is a small fairy house (cache clipped inside) with a garden around it and at the height of spring and early summer is surrounded by bluebells and daffodils creating the effect of an enchanted wood.

Thanks for the interview, Geopaul! If you’d like to look at the cache pages for some of his hides, remember that he is Dr Evil. on, not GeoPaul. And here again is the link to his YouTube Channel. We will leave you with another video, Paul hiding one of his caches, a Geo Duck, so to speak. And just when you think the video is over, keep watching, there’s an interesting little story at the end.

The HikerJamz Geocaching Talk Show: November 16th, 2013

OCNA Blog Note: Special guest Pilot Suggs (Paul) owner and founder of He will be addressing the “NEW” CacheFace website. Listen in and see where he is on all the new changes of the site. The OCNA primary blogger also calls in at about the 45 minute mark.

Now call in with Skype for free! 60 minutes of geocaching comments and stories. Join us as we discover new adventures in the field of geocaching every Saturday at 3:00 pm. EST on Blog Talk Radio with your host – Hikerjamz and co-host – Kenny Gibb.

(The GCDoc Video) Winter GEOCACHING Is Coming!

Published on Nov 16, 2013
The Doc heads out on 11/12/13 to do some cache maintenance before the snow flies! His batteries fail him 300ft from a cache, and attempts to find it with only his “geo-sense”!







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