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Globe Pequot Press (GPP)

Providing expert travel advice for families

With over 600 new books published each year, Globe Pequot Press (GPP) is the largest publisher of regional travel in the United States. Their imprints include the Footprint Guides, The Lyons Press, FalconGuides®, and the Insiders’ Guides®.

GPP has partnered with Trekaroo to provide their Fun with the Family™ series to parents through the Web for the first time. The Fun with the Family series is an opinionated, personal, easy-to-use set of state guides. Each book is packed with hundreds of great ideas for keeping kids age’s two to twelve entertained for an hour, a day, or a weekend. From historical attractions and children’s museums to wildlife habitats, festivals, and parks, each guide includes hundreds of fun—and many free—things families can see or do. Each book also provides comprehensive listings of family-friendly places to stay. Now through Trekaroo, parents can get all this great information for free online.

"Bound to lead you and your kids to fun-filled days . . .
that help compose the memories of childhood."
—Family Travel Times

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About Me & My Family

James L. Hoffman is a lifelong resident of North Carolina. He is a freelance writer and marketing director for Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden in Belmont. Hoffman has also been a newspaper reporter and editor and worked in marketing and public relations at Charlotte’s Discovery Place science center. Hoffman coauthored Day Trips from Raleigh-Durham, also published by The Globe Pequot Press. He lives in Gastonia with his wife, Bonnie. They have five children.

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342 Reviews


February 01 2010
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Historic District Bus Tour | kids travel, kids activities
Historic District Bus Tour
130 Turner Street,
Beaufort,
North Carolina
"Narrated Bus Tour"
You’ll want to spend some leisurely hours strolling the boardwalk in this picturesque waterfront town, or catch the big red double-decker bus for a tour of Historic Beaufort-by-the-Sea. Historic Beaufort Bus Tours will take you on a one-hour tour of North Carolina’s third-oldest town, narrated by a guide dressed in eighteenth century clothes.
 
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January 25 2010
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High Point Museum and Historical Park | kids travel, kids activities
High Point Museum and Historical Park
1859 East Lexington Avenue,
High Point,
North Carolina 27262
"Nice free local attraction"
Make sure you see the High Point Museum and Historical Park and pick up a guide to High Point’s other historical attractions. The museum contains woodworking tools dating back to the nineteenth century as well as local artifacts and Civil War items.
 
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January 25 2010
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All-a-Flutter Butterfly Farm | kids travel, kids activities
All-a-Flutter Butterfly Farm
7850-B Clinard Farms Road,
High Point,
North Carolina 27265
"Exquisite and the children will love it!"
If you've ever been to a wedding during which the couple releases butterflies, they may have gotten them here. But the operators have developed a significant and fun educational program in conjunction with the wedding business. They present demonstrations of all stages of butterfly development from caterpillar to chrysalis to emergence of an adult butterfly. Plus you get a chance to hand feed the colorful creatures. The program, which covers the Monarch, its lifecycle, and the nectar plants on which it feeds, is presented in a small flight house. Laughter also emerges as audience members dress up as part of the show. Tip: Wear bright clothes, especially warm colors, and you just might make a new friend.
 
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January 25 2010
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Angela Peterson Doll and Miniature Museum | kids travel, kids activities
Angela Peterson Doll and Miniature Museum
101 West Green Drive,
High Point,
North Carolina 27260
"Superb doll collection!"
Anyone who has ever played with dolls will love the Angela Peterson Doll and Miniature Museum, adjacent to the furniture center. Here you will find one of the greatest collections of dolls anywhere. It features more than 2,500 dolls, miniatures, and artifacts from around the world. This exquisite collection took more than fifty years of travel to put together, and Angela Peterson made many of the costumes, shadow boxes, and dollhouses herself.

As you enter the main gallery you’ll see dozens of glass cases filled with china dolls, along with dolls made of papier-mâché, wax, and tin, some dating back to the 1800s. A 3-foot-high Shirley Temple doll may prompt some stories from Grandma. Among the most interesting in the collection are an unusual doll made of seaweed and the dressed fleas you have to look at under a magnifier. And don’t forget the more modern collection of Barbie dolls and the Pillsbury Doughboy.
 
 
January 25 2010
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Furniture Discovery Center
101 West Green Drive,
High Point,
North Carolina 27260
"CLOSED and moved to the High Point Museum"
Furniture Discovery Center is a colorful museum that takes you through the furniture-making process in an innovative fashion, from lumber milling to detailed carving.

The museum is laid out in color-coded stations that let you get hands-on experience with tools used in making furniture, including an air powered nail gun and a paint-spray gun (Plexiglas keeps little fingers safe).

You can also see several miniature collections. The gift shop at the museum has a wide selection of books on furniture making as well as crafts.