Geocaching on vacation can be a fun activity the entire family can enjoy.  Searching for geocaches around the area you’re visiting or even along the way to and from your vacation spot will enable you to see these new places in a way most tourists never will.  Going on the hunt for geocaches also helps you get some exercise and fresh air while on vacation; something that’s particularly important when traveling with children.

Discover two exciting hobbies – metal detecting and geocaching!

If you decide to try geocaching while on vacation (or any other time!) try bringing a metal detector along.  Having a metal detector with you while geocaching can make finding the cache easier since many contain some type of metal.  Also, metal detecting while geocaching will usually lead to even more treasure than just the cache itself.  You can find geocaches in the winter and underwater with the help of the right metal detector as well.

Which Metal Detector to use for Geocaching?

The best metal detector to use while geocaching is a general purpose machine usually used to find jewelry, coins, and relics.  These metal detectors are adept at removing junk targets and minimizing chatter from heavily mineralized soils.  You’ll also want a small to medium search coil in order to find smaller targets close to the surface – like geocaches.  In addition, depending on where you’ll be searching, you may find that a waterproof search coil, or even an underwater metal detector will be desirable features for your metal detector  to have as well.

Geocaching On Vacation

Where to report your Geocaches Online?

One of the most popular sites for geocaching online is the GeoCaching website. Here users report the details of the finds they have made around the world. The hobby is one that can be enjoyed by individuals of all ages and walks of life. Whether you’re going by car, plane, bus, or, train traveling with a metal detector is very easy.  Most machines come with their own carrying case and for those that don’t, you can find an aftermarket travel case to protect it during your journey.  The majority of metal detectors also can be disassembled for storage making them quite compact when not in use.

What Metal Detector to take on your next Family Vacation?

Vacations can be a great time to explore new places and reconnect with family and friends.  Spend some time watching others participating in the hobbies online. There are many videos posted about the two hobbies. Geocaching and metal detecting are the ideal activities for doing just these things; and in ways people of nearly any age and ability can enjoy.  Some of the best metal detectors to use for your hobby can be found online. Be sure to do your research before selecting the best model for you needs. You will want to be sure that you pick out all of the related accessories so that you are well outfitted. Metal detecting headphones, diggers, scoops and pinpointers are among the accessories that you will want to have. Always be sure to carry an extra set of batteries as well. You will never want to be without power when you are on the go! Be sure to consider geocaching on your next vacation and, bring that metal detector along too.

Biography about the author: Michael Bernzweig manages MetalDetector.com in Southborough, MA. He has written on the subject of treasure hunting and metal detecting since the mid-1980’s. He enjoys traveling with his metal detector and helping to educate others in the correct use of metal detectors in their explorations.

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