5 Tips for Creating High-tech Family Traditions



Geocaching has been described as a "scavenger hunt with a high-tech twist" by Family Circle magazine, and not only does that cover the game and technology part, it also adds an outdoor or travel element for the family. One advantage to taking up this hobby/game is that it doesn't require a lot of cost beyond purchasing a Global Positioning System (GPS) for finding hidden stashes, called caches (rhymes with "cashes"). From the largest to the smallest locales, geocache players have set up and hidden containers to find, and anyone from the youngest to the oldest in the family can get in on the hunt.

Two older high-tech pastimes for families may seem a bit low-tech in this age of the GPS, but star-gazing with telescopes and communicating with fellow HAM radio enthusiasts are two more ways members of a family can get together around technology and make a tradition of identifying galaxies, awaiting comet action and just picking up frequencies from some good old-fashioned, and home-fashioned electronics.