Help: Personal Travelers
- What is a personal traveler?
- Do I need to create a logbook for my personal traveler?
- How do you plant a personal traveler on AQ?
- Where do you find clues for personal travelers?
- How do I get someone's personal traveler?
- How do I record finding a personal traveler?
- What do the icons on a personal traveler represent?
What is a personal traveler?
A personal traveler (PT) is a letterbox that stays with its owner. Some people convert retired traditional or postal letterboxes into PTs. Like any letterbox, a PT has clues that tell you how to get it. It can be as simple as asking the owner for the PT or difficult like a puzzle or a personal question for which the answer is not readily available on the internet.
Do I need to create a logbook for my personal traveler?
You can, but it's not required, and most personal travelers do not have them. You will probably be getting the finder's stamp in your personal logbook as you also do an exchange and vice versa, but some some people like to keep a special logbook just for finders of their personal traveler.
How do you plant a personal traveler on AQ?
From the Add Planted Letterbox page (always accessible from the Letterboxes menubar option), mark the box type as a personal traveler and fill in the rest of the blanks.
Where do you find clues for personal travelers?
Depending on your needs, there are several methods to look up clues for personal travelers.
- If you want to look up the personal travelers for an individual member, pull up their logbook and change the page to view their planted personal travelers.
- If you are attending an event, the active personal travelers of other letterboxers who are attending the event will be displayed in a list near the right side of the event listing, just below the event details. If you are logged in, personal travelers that you have already recorded as finds will automatically be suppressed so you can focus on the ones you have not yet acquired.
- If you want to browse through a generic list of personal travelers, try using the Advanced Search page. Be sure to check that the search type is set to Traveler.
How do I get someone's personal traveler?
When you meet a fellow letterboxer at a gathering or on the trail, you have the opportunity to get their personal traveler(s). You may need to do something or solve a riddle or puzzle before the owner of the traveler will share the stamp with you. The clues in the personal traveler should tell you about any requirements necessary to get the stamp.
How do I record finding a personal traveler?
If the personal traveler is listed, you may record the find like you do for other letterbox types. Use the Record Find/Attempt link found under the Letterboxes menubar option.
What do the icons on a personal traveler represent?
|The creator promises you'll find a genuine, 100% hand-carved stamp in the letterbox and not a store-bought or custom-made stamp.|
|The letterbox contains a unique, custom-made stamp.|
|The letterbox contains a store-bought stamp rather than a hand-carved or custom-made stamp.|
|A trail-only personal traveler means you must find the owner while on the trail in order to nab the stamp.|
|A limited time traveler means you better get the stamp soon, because it won't be around much longer!|
|The brain icon represents a mental challenge which may require research or solving a tricky puzzle.|
|The impersonal traveler is much like the personal traveler in which it travels from place to place with a letterboxer, but it's often left unattended for other letterboxers to acquire such as at a campsite or on their vehicle.|