Thanks to Kris' map work, we've developed an interest in geocaching, which is sort of a scavenger hunt-type game for GPS users. People all over the world set up caches and share the location of the cache online. GPS users can then use the location coordinates to find the caches. Once found, a cache may provide the visitor with a wide variety of rewards--a small prize, for instance.
There are also prizes called Travel Bugs, which are designed to move from cache to cache. Each Travel Bug has a mission, and whoever finds it can help it complete its goals.
We recently set up a travel bug in honor of Baby B. Its mission is to see all 50 states and visit historic landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore, or the Washington Monument. It's a stuffed bee with a dogtag that explains to its finders what to do. If someone finds the bee in a cache, they'll take it with them and deposit it in a different cache, helping the bee complete its mission. People can take photos of the bee in different locations and upload them to the travel bug website. Make sense?
You can follow the Bee's progress here
And in case you're totally confused, you can check out the travel bug a friend of ours made 4 years ago in honor of Ollie. Ollie has been all over the US and has some amazing stories to tell! Check it out here.