My friend George in Chattanooga reminded me of a cool thing that I've been meaning to post about: GeoCaching.
It's like an international scavenger hunt. He and his wife participate in Chattanooga AND when they travel. Recently, they went to New Orleans and found some caches... it was a great way to explore the city and have an adventure at the same time. George said he saw things in New Orleans that he probably wouldn't have known to explore had he not been participating in geochache.
It's also a really cool thing to do with your kids.
Below is the scoop from the GeoCaching site...
What is Geocaching?
Geocaching is an entertaining adventure game for gps users. Participating in a cache hunt is a good way to take advantage of the wonderful features and capability of a gps unit. The basic idea is to have individuals and organizations set up caches all over the world and share the locations of these caches on the internet. GPS users can then use the location coordinates to find the caches. Once found, a cache may provide the visitor with a wide variety of rewards. All the visitor is asked to do is if they get something they should try to leave something for the cache.
Here are more FAQs about how it works.