Planning a vacation for the whole family can be quite an exhausting endeavor for
parents. Choosing an activity that everyone enjoys is an unenviable task,
particularly with small children. For parents seeking a lively adventure that is
sure to engage family members of all ages, an international geocaching excursion
may be the perfect choice.
Geocaching is an active outdoor sport that
resembles a high-tech game of hide-and-seek. In the game, participants use a GPS
receiver to track down containers or "geocaches" strategically hidden at
locations around the world.
These caches are typically small waterproof
containers containing a logbook to document its latest discovery, though some
have been known to contain toys or small treasures for the daring and fortunate
travelers that find them.
The activity combines high tech acumen with
hiking and exploration, providing a unique outdoor experience for families
seeking to enjoy the outdoors together.
In recent years, geocaching has
grown in popularity, bringing the total number of active geocaches located
around the world to more than 950,000, according to Geocaching.com. Roughly 100
countries currently harbor a geocache, with at least one located on every
continent including Antarctica.