How to Take Your Family Geocaching

If it feels as if you’ve already explored every last nook and cranny of your cramped lockdown life know this: Right under your nose, there’s a hidden world operating entirely out of view. That world is geocaching, a no-contact game of hide-and-seek between hundreds of thousands of strangers. Players hide caches — waterproof containers, usually…

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The Best Winter Podcasts

As the holiday season retreats and the long slog of the winter months looms, you can fight the mood or embrace it. Here’s a playlist of cold-weather podcasts, some fiction, some nonfiction, all well-told and produced, and all set in the snow. For musical-theater nerds: Audio dramas — podcast-industry lingo for fictional podcasts — can…

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Post-Pandemic “Firsts”

Megan Peters, Helena, Mont. “I love to swim at my local Y.M.C.A. Getting into the pool always felt like utter bliss, and I would wonder, “Why don’t I do this everyday?” I dream about gliding, swirling, splashing and plunging in the water again.” Sharene Voelkel, San Jose, Calif. “I cannot wait to go to the…

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