Geocaching 101

Geocaching 101

I’m sure you are thinking “what the heck is geocaching?” Well, I always describe it as a modern-day treasure hunt, only the treasure map is your smartphone or GPS and the treasure is a box of dollar store trinkets. There are nearly 6 million geocachers and over 2.6 million active geocaches worldwide—there are probably caches near you right now. What is a cache? Food Advertising by Literally a cache is “a collection of items of the same type stored in a hidden or inaccessible place.” In geocaching, a cache is simply a container that geocachers hide and find using GPS coordinates… caches come in all different shapes and sizes–anywhere from micro-sized, where there is just enough space for a very small log (a piece of paper to sign when you find the cache) to …

What’s in my Geocaching “Go Bag”?

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links to products or services I think are worth sharing. By making purchase through these links, I receive a tiny commission which helps to fund my margarita habit (and maybe an occasional date night). Thank you. After many, many geocaching trips, I have made a science of packing the perfect “go bag” (a smallish, drawstring backpack) so that when we get the urge to go geocaching we can just run out the door. Truthfully, the only thing you REALLY need to is a smartphone or a GPS unit and the coordinates to a cache. But I have found the items below that are extremely helpful to have when you go geocaching. Don’t know what geocaching is? Click Here! What’s in my Geocaching “Go Bag”? Hand …

Shark Tank Swag Box [Giveaway]

  I am completely addicted to Shark Tank. I’ve been watching the reality show since it’s inception in 2009, and I watch it religiously every Tuesday on CNBC (back to back episodes 8/9 pm ET)! Shark Tank is one of a few family-friendly shows that my daughters and I love to watch together. We take “bets” on which products are going to get an offer and which ones won’t. I am pretty good about guessing what products are winners, but occasionally I’m shocked because the Sharks either loved something that I thought was a terrible idea or hated something that I thought was awesome. Food Advertising by For the FEW of you who don’t already know about Shark Tank, it’s a reality series that features “Sharks” (Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Lori Greiner, Daymond John, Kevin …