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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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A cache found during geocaching
Nick Higgins
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What's in a Cache?

It can be anything, big or small. There's always a logbook or paper scroll to sign, along with notes from the cache's previous discoverers. (Kids love to leave messages.) Often the cache contains small treasures, like maps, books, CDs, pictures, jewelry or games. You might also find a "travel bug," an item that's meant to be taken from one cache and placed in another (although it would have been noted on the Web site).

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