Not sure what a geocaching travel bug is? A Travel Bug is a dog tag with a unique tracking number. When purchased Travel Bugs come in pairs with a unique code. You keep one of the tags for your records and release the other. Travel bugs get attached to many different things. Some even get converted into tattoos!
What are Travel Bugs For?
Travel Bugs get attached to items so they can be tracked on www.geocaching.com. Travel Bugs aren’t like swag in that you don’t need to have one to swap one. Travel Bugs want to travel so help them along by moving them from cache to cache. When you log a goecache you should also log that you picked up or dropped off a Travel Bug. Travel Bugs are only trackable on www.geocaching.com . Over time the owner of the Travel Bug and see the distance it has traveled.
I’ve found a Travel Bug how do I log it?
Travel Bugs need to get logged shortly after picking them up so that other geocachers don’t go looking for it. Use the form below to enter the tracking number for the Travel Bug you found. If the search for your travel bug comes up empty then the Travel Bug is either not activated yet, which happens, or it is not an official geocaching.com Travel Bug.
Add a Travel Bug to your Traveler
To buy your own Travel Bug, visit Cache at Night for all your geocaching supplies.