Hello all. I've read the whole thread and have found it very helpful Thanks so much.
But I do still have a few points on which I'm confused and hope you can help me out. My kiddos and I would like to send a TB out into the world, but want to give it the best chance we can. I thought the kiddos would get a kick (and a geography lesson) out of 'watching' their bug move around. We thought maybe finding a TB and moving it would be a good way to learn about the process before sending our own out. We've visited 2 caches in the past 3 or 4 days that the website said have travel bugs in them, but they were not there when we made the finds. From what I've read here, it sounds like I should let someone know they aren't there? The cache owner, or the bug owner, or both?
Also, if we can ever find one, I've read that we shouldn't take a bug if we can't help it toward its goal. Are the goals usually with the physical bug in the cache (attached somehow?) I know how to find (or think I do) the bug's page where the goals are listed, but I'd hate to pick one up and bring it home to log it only to find out that it has a goal we can't help with.
Thanks in advance for the help.