Each Christmas I try to come up with fabulous gift for the whole family. It needs to be a gift that we will all enjoy, and something that will bring us closer together. I first learned about Geocaching earlier this year from my friend’s blog Makobi Scribe. Her family has been having so much fun on their adventures! It’s something that I’ve been thinking about for months now, so when approached to include the Magellan eXplorist GC for Geocaching in our holiday gift guide, I knew that Geocaching was truly meant for my family.
What is Geocaching?
In a nutshell, Geocaching is the 21st century treasure hunt that kids and families can enjoy together. Players try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, using a smartphone or GPS and can share their experiences online. Sounds pretty cool, right?
To get started, you visit Geocaching online to search for interesting geocaches in your area. There are currently over 1,953,023 geocaches worldwide. Use the Magellan eXploris GC to locate the cache, sign the logbook, see what others have left behind, take something if you like and leave something behind. You then have the option to share your experience with other treasure seekers.
Magellan’s eXplorist GC
This handheld GPS device is used exclusively for Geocaching. Included is the GPS receiver, USB Data Cable, 2 AA Batteries, and a User Handbook. The eXplorist GC is pre-loaded with the most popular geocaches in the world, and includes a free 30 day premium membership to Geocaching.com. This device was designed with both the newbie and experienced geocacher in mind.
One of the most important benefits of the eXplorist GC is that it supports paperless geocaching, which allows you to download more than 20 unique characteristics of each cache, including name, location, description, hider, size, difficulty, terrain, hint, spoilers, attributes, and last 20 user logs among a number of other details.
You can literally turn on the eXplorist GC and go! That’s my idea of family fun!
I’m so excited to share the adventure of Geocaching with my family this holiday season. It’s a holiday gift that is sure to keep on giving – lot’s of family fun and memories.
* About A Mom received a sample.