Indoor Adventure at the Mall of America
November 3, 2013 – 8:13 pm | No Comment

The kids are back in school, winter is inevitable, and road trip season has shrunken to the tune of a long weekend or holiday vacation. Accommodating both road warriors and jet setters with a long …

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New Geocaching GeoTour in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
May 7, 2013 – 6:44 pm | One Comment
New Geocaching GeoTour in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Earlier today the folks at VISIT Milwaukee announced the official launch of the new geocaching GeoTour titled “Discover Milwaukee’s Neighborhoods.” Timing the launch date with National Tourism Week—an event recognizing travel and tourism as one of America’s largest and …

Geocaching in Hawaii: Earth Cache at Diamond Head State Monument in Honolulu, O’ahu
November 12, 2012 – 7:42 pm | 5 Comments
Geocaching in Hawaii: Earth Cache at Diamond Head State Monument in Honolulu, O’ahu

With plans to earn the Hawaii State geocaching souvenir on our family vacation to the the middle of the Pacific Ocean, we consulted Geocaching.com for a variety of cache types that allowed for sufficient educational …

Kansas Road Trip – The world’s largest anything you can imagine and more edition
July 13, 2012 – 7:26 am | 2 Comments
Kansas Road Trip – The world’s largest anything you can imagine and more edition

Turn a rush through Kansas into a tour of the world’s largest everything. From The World’s Most Artsy Public Toilets to the World’s Largest Ball of Twine, Kansas has some of the best road trip stops in the US.

Geocaching Interview: Trackables Gone Missing
May 15, 2012 – 8:15 pm | 3 Comments
Geocaching Interview: Trackables Gone Missing

Eric Elya (aka, EXMAN), a retired air traffic controller at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, first contacted me when I was planning a geocaching event in celebration of 2012 Leap Year. Timing his project with a worldwide …

Geocaching Events
April 3, 2012 – 7:45 pm | No Comment
Geocaching Events

While geocaching teams enjoy digital treasure hunting individually or in small groups, geocaching events are intended to add a social element to the sport. Geared around a special occasion  (recently, Leap Year), an altruistic activity …

Travel Games for Spring Break Road Trips
February 12, 2012 – 4:41 pm | 2 Comments
Travel Games for Spring Break Road Trips

With spring break around the corner, those of us in winter climates are planning an escape to somewhere different, somewhere warmer, and somewhere with kids in tow. Determined to keep everyone happy and the number …

Geocaching in 2012: Take a VaCachen
January 26, 2012 – 9:23 pm | No Comment
Geocaching in 2012: Take a VaCachen

Thanks to advances in satellite technology, social media, and the Groundspeak Geocaching smart phone applications, geocaching as a family hobby is wildly growing in popularity. Yes, you can enjoy finding all the caches in your …

Explore S’more: Geocaching in Ohio State Parks
September 30, 2011 – 2:00 pm | No Comment
Explore S’more: Geocaching in Ohio State Parks

A tradition started while geocaching on road trips and family vacations, our team has joined up with data-obsessed VaCacheners™ around the world—compiling 19 states and one lonely country to the statistics page in our team …

Geocaching Mega Event, West Bend Cache Ba$h
August 28, 2011 – 8:57 am | One Comment
Geocaching Mega Event, West Bend Cache Ba$h

Living just over an hour away West Bend, Wisconsin, the Geocaching Capitol of the Midwest™, a geocaching paradise is quite literally in our back yard. With over 800 registered geocache containers hidden within a 15-mile …

GPS Review: Magellan eXplorist 510
June 15, 2011 – 5:30 pm | No Comment
GPS Review: Magellan eXplorist 510

Combining the features of the smart phone with the technology of a durable GPS device, Road Trips for Families took the Magellan eXplorist 510 to Canada for a geocaching review.

Geocaching in New York Campgrounds
May 30, 2011 – 6:00 am | No Comment
Geocaching in New York Campgrounds

The Campground Owners of New York association is getting campers excited about geocaching through a 15-campground geocaching passport program launching June 1.

Nine Great Geocaching Books
March 18, 2011 – 12:19 pm | One Comment
Nine Great Geocaching Books

Nine Great Books on Geocaching: some are basic, others are advanced, some emphasize the social aspect of the sport, while others stay focused on technology. Find the right book to get you going on the sport.

GPS Review: Kayaking and Geocaching on the Great Calusa Blueway in Florida
February 7, 2011 – 9:25 pm | 3 Comments
GPS Review: Kayaking and Geocaching on the Great Calusa Blueway in Florida

Road Trips for Families returned to Florida to geocache by kayak along the Great Calusa Blueway near Ft. Myers Beach. On the adventure, we used two GPS devices, a Earthmate PN-40 by DeLorme and a eTrex Venture HC by Garmin, to find hidden treasure along the beach.

Guest Post: Family Navigation and Geocaching
January 28, 2011 – 8:06 am | 4 Comments
Guest Post: Family Navigation and Geocaching

Family Navigation.com, a website for families integrating geocaching into their daily lives, is today’s guest post on Road Trips for Families. Learn how to geocache on a road trip and how the Geocache Diet can change your habits and your outlook on life.

GPS Review: Geomate.jr
December 29, 2010 – 7:29 pm | 2 Comments
GPS Review: Geomate.jr

Driven by the need for accurate GPS coordinates, Road Trips for Families uses the entry-level Geomate.jr GPS device by Geocache GPS to hide new geocaching containers.

Geocaching with Midwest Guest
November 29, 2010 – 6:00 am | One Comment
Geocaching with Midwest Guest

In our first site interview with a seasoned geocacher, Road Trips for Families interviews Dominique King (GroverZ) about her caching experiences, her travel bugs, and some of her most interesting finds.

Geocaching in the Rockies
November 16, 2010 – 9:35 am | 2 Comments
Geocaching in the Rockies

This week, there’s snow in Dillon, Colorado. Enough of it (man-made and otherwise) that Keystone Resort opened its gates earlier this month, and skiers took to the slopes. Three weekends back, however, the sun was shining, and it was a toss up whether or not to wear a jacket. . . . For us, it was the perfect time to try geocaching.

The Adventurer’s Handbook
October 18, 2010 – 6:10 pm | One Comment
The Adventurer’s Handbook

The Adventurer’s Handbook by Mick Conefrey offers useful survival skills for your next camping trip or geocaching adventure.

Geocaching in Florida
October 3, 2010 – 9:32 am | 9 Comments
Geocaching in Florida

Geocaching in Florida is a unique, rewarding experience. But, before you climb into too much Spanish Moss, be aware of your surroundings. EduCachion is the key to success!

Cache In, Splash Out
September 19, 2010 – 2:51 pm | 3 Comments
Cache In, Splash Out

Meet our geocaching family as we explored Charleston, SC. One of four geocaches maintained by the Parks Conservancy, cache in slash out was the theme of the day.