Geocaching is when you use your phone or a geo device to discover where boxes are hidden across your city, when you find the box you record you name, who you are with and the date in the note book in the box and then you take a small item that is in the box and exchange it for a small item that you will leave in there.
Items that I have swapped include big buttons, bottle caps, toy cars, paper clips, bouncy balls and many other strange interesting things.
When I first discovered Geocaching I was amazing that there were little boxes hidden all over the city to find and swap items with.
To begin geocaching you need to visit the website and download an app to your phone or buy a geomate from a sporting goods store. The app or the mate will give you directions to nearby caches and then you will need to do some hunting.
We discovered Geocaching from a friend a year or so ago. We have found 287 (small numbers compared to some) but we have been to some of the most amazing places all in our own backyard. This is all because someone took the time to place a geocache somewhere that they enjoy to share it with others. Have a look. Have a go. It's great fun.
I have been Geocaching for about 2 1/2 years and am still amazed at some of the wonderful places it takes me too as well as how clever some of the hides are. It is a great activity to do with my two young children who compare it to treasure hunting!