Remember when we were kids and organised complex treasure hunting activities in our yard? I'd gather friends and give them a clue, which would lead to another clue, then another, and on until they reached the prize. So much fun!
Then we grow old, and more important things take precedence to the games. What kind of responsible adult goes treasure hunting nowadays?
The kind who geocaches.
Geocaching is a modern-day treasure hunting which occurs as we speak, all over the world, by tourists, businessmen, locals, serious adults and kids. Anyone and everyone! The idea is simple.
One person hides a cache – a sealed plastic container with a notebook and a pen – in an accessible area, whether in nature or in town, and puts the GPS coordinates on the official websites. Other geocachers pick the coordinates and set out for the location with their GPS receptor. When they find the cache, they put their names in the log and replace it.
Yes, you need a GPS. Once you have one, however, geocaching is 100% free. And 200% fun. It's the perfect way to spice up your travel and discover local spots no tourist guide talks about.
Wherever you are or go, it's likely there's a cache nearby. Try it out. Seek a cache with your address and watch a special google map tell you where the hidden treasure is.
And if you own a GPS, why not register and set out for a new, modern-day treasure hunting?
I promise you, it can only be fun.
Anyone else here geocaches? And if you don't, any good memories of a childhood treasure hunt?