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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's a Cache?

Caches are containers that have been hidden by fellow geocachers -- anyone can do it. The person who initially hides the cache posts its GPS coordinates on geocaching.com, which is how you know where to look. Caches are everywhere -- there are 900,000 worldwide! "We were surprised to learn that there are 1,300 caches hidden just in our small town," says Judie Churchill of Durham, New Hampshire.

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