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If you drive to the Walgreens in my hometown, you’ll see a small box attached to the lamp post. Inside this box is a piece of paper with a list of names of all those who’ve found it before–or at least that was what was in there the last time I opened the box.
This is a Geocache, an online scavenger hunt for explorers all over the world. The game has been around for several years, always fading in and out of popularity. Personally, I love Geocaching because it’s a great way to discover something new in a place you never thought to visit–even in your own hometown!
Like everything else these days, you need to make an account online or on the app, but once you’re in, you can start exploring. Of course, there are going to be some you can’t find because you need to pay for a premium account. This is completely optional though and there’s still plenty to discover for free.
Often, the page for the cache you’re looking for will give a description and history of the location, like this one for the Virginia Tech Smart Road.
If you’re looking for an easy, inexpensive adventure this summer for you (and your family) then I highly recommend taking up Geocache. You never know what treasures are hiding in your own backyard.