We’re Paul and Dana Gillin and we love geocaching. When we went looking for a book to help us become better geocachers,we were surprised to find that no new how-to titles had been published in more than four years. That’s why we’re writing The Joy of Geocaching.
We aren’t veteran geocachers,but we are a professional writer (Paul) and editor (Dana). Paul’s been in publishing for 25 years and is the author of two books about social media:The New Influencers and Secrets of Social Media Marketing. If you’re interested,here’s more about Paul.
To write this book,we interviewed scores of the world’s most successful and enthusiastic cachers as well as geocache owners,extreme cachers,community organizers,educators and even businesspeople who use caching to promote their companies and destinations. We accompanied people on power-caching expeditions and visited with local groups. We traveled all over America in search of log books in Tupperware containers.
In the process,we discovered the geocaching is more than a game. To its most enthusiastic players,it’s a passion,a love affair and a life-changing experience. We heard hundreds of wonderful stories and the packed as many as we could into this book.
The Joy of Geocaching teaches the ins and outs of a game that counts more than three million players in nearly every country in the world. But more importantly,it’s about people connecting with each other to find health and happiness through a worldwide treasure hunt.