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Geocaching for Families

Looking for something to do with the kids at home or on vacation? Try geocaching, a scavenger hunt with a high-tech twist.

By Diane Bair and Pamela Wright

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What Is Geocaching?

Geocaching is an outdoor game that uses a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver. It's an inexpensive, interactive experience that has players finding -- and hiding -- containers called caches. While kids run around, they can learn more about their town's geography or explore a new area they're visiting.

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