Cache is King: The Geocaching Phenomenon Continues to Grow

Cache is King: The Geocaching Phenomenon Continues to Grow

Written by: Amanda Wilson

GPSThis is a story about one of those phenomena that you’re either completely hooked on or you’ve never heard of. The phenomenon is called “geocaching,” and it was created in 2000, when GPS devices were just starting to become widely used. Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates, and then attempt to find the geocache (essentially, a container) hidden at that location. Continue reading “Cache is King: The Geocaching Phenomenon Continues to Grow”

Flying: Antidote for the Common Layover

Written by: Alison Eckhardt

If you’re like me and are always looking for the best (cheapest) flight deals, you’re often stuck with one or two airport layovers before reaching your international travel destination. Re-calling stories of my travel adventures with family and friends, I’m often stumped when I hear: “Oh I haven’t been to Germany; I’ve only been to the airport in Frankfurt”.

The flight layover can be the most boring, semi-anxious time when traveling. You’ve waited months for this and after hours in an airport even your inner-child is screaming “are we there yet”? Waiting in the terminal for your next departure time may dampen your mood, but it shouldn’t deter your experience in the country you’re in. There are plenty of things to do, whether you are trapped in the terminal or have a half day layover. Get off the chair, disengage from your internet phone and give yourself a brief introduction to what the country has to offer! Continue reading “Flying: Antidote for the Common Layover”