Travel Bug

Travel Bug

World Diabetes Day 2007 GeoCoin.

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In late 2006, to promotediabetesawareness and to gather support for aUnited Nationsresolution, theInternational Diabetes Federationdisseminated Unite for Diabetes travel bugs to be released by volunteers around the world.17Unlike the Jeep travel bugs, each Unite for Diabetes travel bug has a specific mission. Every individual bug is assigned to one of 20,000 target cities around the world (for example,GubenGermany).18The bugs mission is to travel to, then around, its target city, collecting geocaching logs and photos along the way. Like the Jeep series, the Unite for Diabetes series was tied to a contest. Specially made geocoins were also created for release in 2007.17

A free tracking service, known asGeokrety, which has support for geocaching sites such , and partial support for other geocaching sites, is also available.

Venable Peak (CO) Green Jeep Travel Bug.

The Essential Guide to Geocaching: Tracking Treasure with Your GPS

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Taylor, J. Kevin; Kremer, DuAnn; Pebworth, Katherine; Werner, Peter (2010).

Each year from 2004 to 2007,Jeephad sponsored a contest, the Jeep 44 Geocaching Challenge, featuring a different series of special Jeep travel bugs. The travel bugs are released throughout the United States with no specific mission in mind, but every finder was entered into a drawing for a new Jeep and other prizes. There is a separate contest for photo entries for each Jeep travel bug series. In 2004, five thousand yellow Jeep Wrangler travel bugs were released, followed by five thousand white Jeep Wrangler Rubicon travel bugs in 2005, six thousand green Jeep Rescue concept vehicle travel bugs in 2006, and eight thousand red Jeep Commander travel bugs in 2007.11An advertising campaign promoting the travel bugs with adverts in such magazines asWomens Health.12Each year, the Jeep travel bugs have followed a different naming convention. The first series of yellow Jeeps were simply numbered,13and the 2005 white Jeeps were given first names.142006 Jeeps were named after different peaks in the United States,15and 2007 Jeeps were named after different rivers in the United States.16

This article is about trackables used in geocaching. For the Australian TV series, seeThe Travel Bug.

The Jeep Geocaching Challenge.

Jeeptravel bugs. From the bottom: 2004 Yellow Jeep TB 2155, 2005 White Jeep TB Marly, 2006 Green Jeep TB Venable Peak (CO), 2007 Red Jeep TBNorth River (MN).

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North River (MN) Red Jeep Travel Bug.

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Travel bugs move from cache to cache by Geocachers picking up the bug and physically moving them. There is no obligation to pick up a bug from a cache as Geocachers can simply discover the bug on the website. This is where the cacher finds the travel bug and logs it as remaining in the cache it is already in and does not move it on.3Travel bugs have been promoted for their use in education,4and also inScouting.6

Geocaching Travel Bug Races.

They can also be used in travel bug racing, where a group of geocachers will release bugs on the same day with the objective to either travel the longest distance or to score points by achieving specific objectives.7

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Guben, Germany Unite for Diabetes Travel Bug.

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Geokrety- Similar, but free tracking service for various items, providing full service for geocaching sites , and partial service for other geocaching sites.

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The front and back of an official Groundspeak Travel Bug, the tracking number has been obscured

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Similar to a travel bug, ageocoinis a coin printed with a tracking number, to allow its movement to be logged online.3Unlike geocoins, which for the most part have separate icons to reflect the different styles and series of coin, travel bugs are normally represented by a generic travel bug icon (though the attached items can vary, the travel bug dog tags are all nearly identical in appearance).89A different travel bug icon is available should someone have a travel bug tattoo with a trackable number.10

A travel bug is an item which is trackable which looks similar to adog tag. The tag is stamped with a tracking number and the website address. A travel bug can be attached to another item by use of the chain on the travel bug if required, examples of such items include teddy bears, toy cars, or golf balls.1These attached items are called hitchhikers.2During the registration of the bug on the website, the owner may create an assign a name and also create a purpose or mission for the bug. These missions can be as simply as to travel as far as possible or to travel to a specific cache, location or a certain type of location.34On m, each travel bug has an individual page which tracks its movement and calculates the distance travelled.5

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ATravel Bugis a registeredtrademarkofGroundspeak, Inc. used to describe adog tagused inGeocaching. It is moved from cache to cache, with a unique tracking number allowing its movements to be tracked online ( Some tags are fastened to an object, known as a hitchhiker, before they are released into a cache. Travel bugs have also been used as advertising to promoteJeepor to increasediabetesawareness. A free service known asGeokretyis also available.

D – All names and Icons. Trackable Geocoins. Archived fromthe originalon 18 July 2011

Goldman, Michael (September 2008).Be Prepared To Travel.


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