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Wondertime Magazine

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Looking for something new to do with your family that doesn't involve spending a lot of money? Or would you like to find a way to get everyone outside...together?

Check out the November issue of Wondertime Magazine to read Deesha Philyaw's article on geocaching, (complete with photos of her family!) Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunt. You find hidden "caches" by going to and entering your zip code (or the zip code or wherever you want to geocache). You pick a cache--which is hidden somewhere, usually in a waterproof container--and the listing on the website will give you waypoints, longitude and latitude coordinates you enter into a handheld GPS. The GPS directs you to the hidden cache--but only within 30 feet or so, so you really have to search. The caches are filled with small treasures, and if you take something, you leave something for someone else to take.

Deesha writes The Girl is Mine for LM and you can find her website at, The Last Word.

Wondertime magazine can be found at Barnes & Noble bookstores.

Amy Stockwell Mercer is a freelance writer living in Charleston, SC with her husband and three sons. An MFA graduate in Creative Writing from Queens University, she writes about art and artist profiles for Charleston Magazine, The City Paper, Charleston Art Mag, and Art Papers. Amy also writes about living with chronic illness, and is finishing a book about women with diabetes for Demos Health. When she needs to get out of her own head, she teaches college students how to write the 5 paragraph essay. You can read more of her writing at her website.

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