Letterboxing is a mix of treasure hunting, art, navigation, and exploring interesting, scenic, and sometimes remote places.
Have you ever heard of letterboxing? It has only been in North America since the late 1990's, but it's been in England since 1853. Letterboxing is an intriguing pastime combining navigational skills and rubber stamp artistry in a charming "treasure hunt" style outdoor quest. Letterboxing consists of following clues that you get online to find a little box concealed under a loose brick or in an out of the way nook somewhere out in public. Once you find the box, you will stamp your notebook with a rubber stamp from inside the box, then you add your own distinctive rubber stamp to the visitor journal in the box. The box is replaced for the next person to find. You will be amazed by how many letterboxes are hidden in your own community. After doing a little research, I discovered that there are over 50 letterboxes in my town and nearby cities. It's a charming little secret society going on all over the world.