One thing I learned a tad to late was - start with caches a bit away from where you live. That leaves the close ones open when the weather is bad or other reasons you may not want to travel.
My circle must go out for finds and I now think it would be better to be working in. Just something I had not thought about or been guided on when I started.
Enjoy the experience. There is a lot to see and learn. Can be loads of fun.