Geocaching: 21st Century Treasure Hunt

When I was a kid, my brother and I would ride our bikes down to the EZ Shop and buy candy for our “treasure hunts” that we would journey upon in the back yard. We would then painstakingly create riddles, clues and pace counts (12 paces to the “forked tree”) in order to complete our treasure map.

These days, geocaching is all the rage. Using sites like and Google Earth, modern day treasure hunters can explore unknown territories via handheld GPS devices or a laptop. Treasure caches are all over the place in even the most unlikely places. I found at least a dozen of them within 5 minutes of my house in suburban Kansas City.

There are currently a few online communities actively supporting the geocaching community, but wouldn’t it be great if there were was a way to create a local group right within your own neighborhood. Imagine having a geacaching treasure hunt at your next community barbeque or outdoor social gathering.

This is exactly the sort of thing that the eNeighbors “Groups” feature offers. Groups allows you to create your very own mini social network within your neighborhood eNeighbors site. Members can stay up-to-date on the latest events for that particular group by checking the Group page and engaging in an online conversation with other members. The Group leader can manage the member list, and the leader also has the ability to send out emails to the entire Group at once.

Read more about Groups here.