What is a Travel Bug?
Simply put, a Travel Bug is a trackable tag that you attach to
an item. This allows you to track your item on Geocaching.com. The
item becomes a hitchhiker that is carried from cache to cache (or
person to person) in the real world and you can follow its
What does a Travel Bug do?
It's really up to the owner of the bug to give it whatever task
they desire. Or no task at all. The fun of a travel bug is
inventing new goals for the Travel Bug to achieve. One Bug's goal
may be to reach a specific country, or travel to 10 countries.
How do Travel Bugs work?
Each Travel Bug has its own unique tracking number stamped on
it. This tracking number is used as proof by the user that they
found the item. It also doubles as a way for the user to locate
the personal web page for the travel bug.
Travel Bugs are tracked with the help of users who go online
and "grab" them from caches, or receive them from users. The idea
is by picking up and dropping off Travel Bugs on the web site you
are mirroring the Bug's real world adventures. Each Travel Bug has
its own "diary" that follows its movements.