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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Member since:
06 September 2008


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About Me & My Family

An avid explorer and experienced world traveler, Mary Lynn Blanks toured and trekked across almost every continent during her childhood. After attending Florida State University on a theater scholarship, she moved to New York City and joined the casts of ABC’s All My Children as Tara and later CBS’s As the World Turns as Annie. Fulfilling a lifelong dream, she then ran away with the circus . . . writing and coproducing original television and radio programs and commercials for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Unofficially known as the “Cupcake Queen of MSC,” she is also an FAA-licensed pilot, a PADI-certified scuba diver, and the proud soccer mom of sons Christopher and Nicholas.

Reviews & Photos

408 Reviews

December 31 2008
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Budget Host East End Hotel in Riverhead | kids travel, kids activities
Budget Host East End Hotel in Riverhead
30 Lake Avenue,
Riverhead, New York
"Nice family amenities"
Rooms and kitchenettes, pool, picnic and grill area, and kids under 16 stay free.
December 31 2008
0 families found this helpful
The Bentley Southampton
161 Hills Station Rd,
Southampton, New York
"Nice for families to setup homebase"
Kitchen suites, pool, tennis, golf privileges, lawn games, game room, and picnic area.
December 31 2008
0 families found this helpful
Wading River Motel
5890 Route 25,
Wading River, New York
"Nice for families"
Rooms and kitchenettes on five landscaped acres, with heated pool, grill and picnic areas, and lawn games.
December 30 2008
0 families found this helpful
Fire Island Hotel and Resort | kids travel, kids activities
Fire Island Hotel and Resort
25 Cayuga Walk,
Ocean Beach, New York
"Popular with families"
Formerly Coast Guard buildings, this place is very popular with families and has a restaurant, playground, and heated pool.
November 16 2008
0 families found this helpful
Washington Square Hotel
103 Waverly Pl,
New York (Manhattan), New York
"Family favorite in Greenwich Village"
Has all the basics and provides you with convenient access to the rest of the city. Great base for families who are doing a college tour of NYU.