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Family Travel With Colleen Kelly
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Family Travel with Colleen Kelly breaks new ground as the first ever television show dedicated to traveling with families of all ages. Host and Family Travel Guide, Colleen Kelly explores must-see locations and attractions throughout the U.S. and abroad, sharing expert travel tips and insights to create easier family vacations filled with once-in-a-lifetime memories: Why just go to an aquarium when your family can actually get in the water with the whales? How about getting the whole family in the chef's kitchen to make their own pizzas? Each episode of this new 13-part series will feature a new and exciting family destination. From big cities like Chicago and Los Angeles, to cities like New Orleans and Baltimore, to American frontier classics like San Antonio and Cheyenne to family-friendly international destinations like Ireland and Montreal. In each 30-minute episode, Colleen offers a personalized, "exclusive" behind-the-scenes tour covering local culture & history, kid-friendly attractions & activities and family-friendly places to stay - along with regional and local cuisine for parents! As a family travel expert and modern-day parent, Colleen isn't afraid to kick back, get a little messy and have fun! Colleen's TV credits include Emmy-Nominated Executive Producer, Co-Creator and Correspondent for NBC Chicago's successful 24/7 Secrets of the City series and featured travel expert for a top Chicago morning TV show. Colleen is also a National Speaker for Travel & Adventure Show, the largest travel convention in the U.S., a Family Travel Ambassador and Featured Speaker for State of Illinois Office of Tourism, and a freelance travel journalist for the Chicago Tribune. Family Travel with Colleen Kelly covers all the bases, showing parents and kids how to have easier, one-of-a-kind, memory-filled vacations for families of all ages. This exciting new show is energetic, interesting, engaging and best of all, fun to watch!

Below is a list of broadcasts scheduled to air in the next 60 days on any of our three channels.

Episode #203
Lake of The Ozarks - Family Fun Lake
Discover the family fun offered in the 55,000-acre water playground known as Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri, with family travel expert Colleen Kelly. To kick off the vacation, Colleen and her kids get an aerial view of the lake, which shows off its unusual snakelike curves. The 1,100 miles of shoreline is perfect for watersports of all kinds, from fishing with a professional fisherman to learning how to wakeboard with a world champion! An old-fashioned paddle wheeler tour and a pirate ship adventure are exciting for grandparents and kids alike. In addition to all of the lakefront fun, there are family friendly activities on shore, too! Colleen and her girls meet a local family at Blair's Landing to learn how to make their sweet and unique treats. A visit to Lake of the Ozarks wouldn't be complete without a tour of the Bridal Cave to learn about the stories that lie beneath the earth. And the learning continues with a leisurely hike through Ha Ha Tonka State Park, where Colleen and her daughters meet a group of families to discover the history of the castle ruins located on the park grounds. It's a vacation packed with outdoor adventure!
26 minutes long
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Episode #204
The Palm Beaches - Lions and Turtles and Polo Poni
The Palm Beaches of Florida are known for beautiful golf courses, polo grounds and pristine beaches, but did you know the area is also a wonderful family vacation destination? Join Colleen Kelly as she explores a sampling of family-friendly activities in the area. The vacation includes a behind-the-scenes visit to the first drive-thru safari park in the United States, where Colleen and her daughters meet a turtle that's more than 90 years old! Turtle fever continues with a visit to learn about turtle rescue and care followed by a surfing lesson and a canoe ride through Riverbend Park. The Palm Beaches are known for polo and golf, as the area hosts international competitions in both sports. So a visit to The Palm Beaches would not be complete without polo and golf lessons, and, lucky for Colleen, she and the kids get to learn from some of the best. Colleen also met parents and guides to explore local cuisine, the shopping scene on iconic Worth Avenue, and the Ann Norton Sculpture Garden, where they take an interactive tour for children. Colleen and the kids pack a lot of family-friendly fun into their vacation at The Palm Beaches.
26 minutes long
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Episode #205
Boston - One If By Land, Two If By Sea
Boston offers family fun all year round. Colleen explored Boston for a winter break getaway, finding its rich history, seafood delights and hands-on activities are great any time of the year. Colleen kicks off the visit to Boston with a friendly greeting from the seals at New England Aquarium. She joins a family at the Harvard Museum of Natural History for a lesson in minerals and crystals. And of course, you can't go to Boston without trying lobster! She and family friends learn how to properly crack open lobsters while discovering their connection to colonial times. And speaking of colonial times, taking a Freedom Trail Tour with a stop at the Old State House is a must! On this tour, we stopped at Paul Revere's gravesite, the Old South Meeting House and Faneuil Hall. If your family is looking for culture you might enjoy the Museum of Fine Arts, where Colleen and a family explored the museum using the Art Connections Cards. The free activity helps parents get even the youngest children excited about art. The vacation in Boston is rounded out with a dip in an indoor saltwater pool and a hands-on visit to the Museum of Science, where we developed our engineering skills. Boston has something for everyone, from freedom fighter to foodie and aquarium lover to budding artist ... a great destination to add to your family vacation bucket list!
26 minutes long
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Episode #206
Saguenay-lac St. Jean - a Whale of a Good Time On
A short drive from Quebec City, Canada, is Saguenay-Lac-St. Jean, a beautiful region in the Quebec Province that offers majestic views and fun for the whole family. Colleen Kelly and her children start by getting up close and personal with whales, by taking a boat tour of the magical area where the St Lawrence River and the Saguenay Fjord meet. After visiting the Fjord, the whales' "playground," Colleen and the girls go to the Fjord Museum to literally dig in and learn more about the environment. They also go on their first hands-on sailing adventure and soar through the trees on a daring ropes course at Cap Jaseux. The vacation continues with a step back in time at the Historic Village de Val-Jalbert, where presenters in period costumes explain what life was like in the area during the 1920's. A behind-the-scenes experience at the Zoo Sauvage de Saint-Felicien allows Colleen and the children to be zookeepers for the day, which includes weighing a camel and preparing food for the animals. It's a vacation full of breathtaking scenery and unique adventures for the whole family.
26 minutes long
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Episode #207
Chicago - My Kind of Town For The Holidays
Chicago is a magical city any time of year, but during the holidays it really comes to life! Colleen Kelly joins families on a fun-filled tour of Chicago, celebrating winter traditions around the city starting with the Christmas Around the World tree display at the Museum of Science and Industry. The holiday magic continues with a high tea, a visit to the Christkindl Market and a tour of the holiday-decorated Thorne Miniature Rooms at The Art Institute. To round out the vacation in Chicago, Colleen and a family explore the wonders of the Field Museum and the incredible displays of fossils and dinosaur bones, including SUE the T. Rex. She also takes viewers to a unique spice shop in the Old Town neighborhood where visitors can buy spices for their holiday recipes and even as souvenirs! The trip ends with a visit to the top of the John Hancock Building where Colleen and a family brave the high in the sky sites overlooking the city at 360 Chicago and The Tilt experience. With so much to do even during the wintertime, Chicago is a wonderful family vacation getaway during the holidays.
26 minutes long
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Episode #208
Switzerland Part I - Cheese, Glaciers and Chocolat
Colleen Kelly uncovers quintessential Switzerland, family style! Starting the adventure with a scooter tour in the town of Arosa, Colleen joins area families at a cheese factory to learn about one of Switzerland's most well-known culinary delights. Her exploration continues in the Aletsch Arena area, where she meets an expert to learn more about the largest glacier in the Alps and a Unesco World Heritage Site. To get a bird's eye view of the area, Colleen tests her bravery and leaps off a mountain on a paragliding adventure ... what a way to see Switzerland! Colleen joins a family snow tubing down a glacier! It's a fast slide down to the bottom, but the thrill is well worth it -- check that one off the bucket list! Last, but not least, Colleen accompanies a family on a tour of a local chocolate factory where they not only learn about the addictive Swiss treat, but also are able to make their very own bars of chocolate to take home. You can't ask for a better souvenir!
26 minutes long
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Episode #209
Switzerland Part II - Switzerland Like a Local
There is nothing better than getting to know the locals. Colleen Kelly spends this part of her Swiss adventure with three families who show her the sites, tastes and fun that they enjoy in their own communities. A mountain bike tour kicks off the vacation, followed by a lesson in how to make an alphorn, a traditional Swiss instrument. She then attends a pizza-making class at a local pizzeria. The second part of the vacation brings Colleen to a nature playground called the Mooraculum, where she joins another family with American and Swiss roots, accompanying them to a local farm for a pony ride with their children. It's a typical weekend adventure for the children who love to ride horses. The vacation wraps up with the third family on a treasure hunt by train. After finding all of the clues, the children receive a fun prize at the train station. To top off the vacation, Colleen and the kids fill their need for speed on a toboggan run. There is nothing better than making new friends and enjoying their culture, food and fun!
26 minutes long
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Episode #210
Emerald Coast - Castle Building, Dolphin Doodling
Colleen and her daughters head to the sunny Emerald Coast of Florida for a relaxing vacation along the Gulf of Mexico. They get a deluxe lesson in how to build a sandcastle from a professional, making an extraordinary three-tower castle! Their next adventure is a dolphin cruise, where the dolphins swim so close to the boat, they can practically touch them! Colleen and the girls then visit the Gulfarium, where they do touch a dolphin and even paint with her, as part of a behind-the-scenes program called Dolphin Doodle. In addition to beautiful beaches, the Emerald Coast is known for its Native American history. The Indian Temple Mound and Museum located in Ft. Walton has one of the finest collections of artifacts and prehistoric ceramics in the Southeastern United States. Colleen also meets a local chef to learn about the fish in the area and tricks for getting kids to try new foods. She then has a fishing lesson on the Okaloosa Island Pier in Destin, known for being the luckiest fishing village. To top off the vacation, Colleen and the girls try jet skiing for the first time, taking in amazing views of the Emerald Coast area from the water. From Ft Walton to Okaloosa Island to Destin, Florida, the Emerald Coast offers fun for the whole family.
26 minutes long
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Episode #202
Wales - The Land of Storybook Adventures
Wales is a gem of a country, offering old-world charm and 21st century adventure. Starting off in Cardiff, Colleen Kelly explores the capital's history at the famous Cardiff Castle, and then she takes a leap in time at the wildly popular Dr. Who exhibit, which brings the locally-produced TV show to life for visitors. Colleen then travels up the coast to Swansea to learn about Welsh technology, before heading to Llanelli to learn how to play rugby from one of the country's greatest all time players, Phil Bennett. Colleen tours Portmeirion, a beautiful getaway tucked along the coast, where young and old come to unwind and indulge in the breathtaking views. Not far from Portmeirion, Colleen takes a ride on the Ffestiniog railway, which is in the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest narrow gauge railway in the world! Last stop is Conwy in Snowdonia, home to the smallest house in the UK and the train station with the longest name, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch. While in the Snowdonia region, Colleen takes a cooking class with local children and indulges in Welsh specialties at the Bodnant Food Centre. To top off her visit to Wales, Colleen gets her adrenaline pumping on the fastest zip line in the world...going over 100 miles per hour!
26 minutes long
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Episode #201
Pensacola - Blue Angels, Beaches & Baseball
Family Travel expert Colleen Kelly explores Pensacola, Florida, home of the Blue Angels, with her daughters and local families, starting with a visit to the National Naval Aviation Museum. Colleen and her kids learn that not only can families watch the Blue Angels in action for free, but they can actually meet them in person. Colleen's daughters get hands-on experience of their own at the National Flight Academy, where simulators take the girls soaring high above ... well, virtually, at least! To round out the views from above, a visit to the Pensacola Lighthouse shows off the sites. With a local family, Colleen and her daughters go back in time and learn about Pensacola's past at the historic downtown area. Colleen learns how to shuck oysters, and the girls try them for the first time. The family also braves another "first" by taking a high flying adventure parasailing above the Gulf Coast. Together with a grandmother and grandson duo, Colleen and her girls create artistic souvenirs from Perdido Key. They end their adventure throwing out the first pitch at a Blue Wahoos baseball game at Pensacola Bayfront Stadium, named one of the best ballparks in the country for its incredible view, food and more. Watch to see if Colleen makes it over the plate!
26 minutes long
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Episode #113
Michigan - Family Vacation By The Lake
With over 3,200 miles of shoreline and 11,000 inland lakes, the sandy beaches in Michigan offer a relaxing respite for the whole family. Colleen Kelly shows us that a vacation by the lake is effortless. It has never been so easy to play in the sand, swim in the water, or find a fishing hole with your name on it...and there is still so much left to explore! Colleen enjoys a simple board game with her children, which reminds us all it is the time we spend together that create family memories to last a lifetime. She shows us how to prepare easy recipes that taste great, but don't break the bank and points out a sweet spot for some cool treats. Every family vacation should be this relaxing.
26 minutes long
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Episode #112
Wyoming - Frontier Days, Bison, and a Dude Ranch
Since 1897, Cheyenne has celebrated its Old West roots with a festival known as Frontier Days. Colleen Kelly will take us to a rodeo, the cornerstone of this celebration, an old west town called "Wild Horse Gulch", and to the Native American Village. Lasting a week long, Frontier Days could easily fill up your entire family vacation, Colleen however, leads us on a journey visiting other attractions in Cheyenne as well as excursions to nearby Vedauwoo for hiking and Laramie for the Legends of Laramie Tour. Wyoming is one of the few remaining areas of the United States where you can get a personal view of the true American West. Nowhere else could you look bison right in the eye and feel so connected to nature! She joins a family on an ATV tour to see the beautiful sites on an untraditional mode of transportation. Her vacation ends with a stay at the Vee Bar Guest Ranch where she and the girls horseback ride and enjoy meeting other families over group meals and campfire activities.
26 minutes long
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Episode #111
Camp - For The Entire Family
Sleepaway Camp isn't just for the kids, now it is available for the entire family to enjoy together. Colleen Kelly and her daughters join other families at Camp Brosius, a family camp run by Indiana University. Adults and children get to create their own camp experience and can choose from a long list of activities including swimming, water sports, crafts, hiking...you name it! Trained college students from IU lead the kids on daily adventures while Colleen and the other adults can choose to relax with a good book, take a class, or try their hand at activities like sailing. Of course like every good family camp, Camp Brosius has talent shows and sing-a-longs around the campfire. Time to grab the marshmallows.
26 minutes long
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Episode #110
Los Angeles - Culture, HIstory and Art
Los Angeles is the city of endless entertainment with hundreds of museums and cultural centers throughout the area. The city of angels is known for Hollywood and its beaches, but it is way more than that. Colleen Kelly shows us another side of Los Angeles starting with The Original Farmers Market and The Grove, two totally different shopping experiences connected via a trolley ride. We also explore The Getty Museum where children are encouraged to learn about the visual arts from a very young age. Programs and activities are available to help the whole family build their love of art. Colleen joins car enthusiasts for an up close and personal view of a wide variety of cars at the Petersen Automotive Museum and there is a lot of hands on activities for the little ones to get them hooked on being motorheads. Colleen gets a lesson on frosting the perfect cupcake at Sprinkles, the original cupcake shop, before heading off to the La Brea Tarpits to learn how scientists are making new discoveries every day. The best part is that you can watch them while they work. Speaking of science, Colleen takes us to view the Space Shuttle Endeavor, a magnificent site to see at the California Science Center, which is free for visitors. Last but not least, a visit to Olvera Street, the oldest part of downtown Los Angeles. Known for its Mexican roots, Olvera Street offers visitors culture, shopping and authentic cuisine.
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Episode #109
Cruise The Caribbean
Set sail with Colleen Kelly on a family friendly cruise to the Caribbean. Colleen is joined by her extended family on this floating holiday as they discover what cruising has to offer to every generation of traveler. They will talk with crew members and learn about the vessel itself and what it takes to make a big ship ready every day for its guests. The family will also highlight family friendly activities including sports and leisure events to suit a variety of interests. Food is an activity in itself on a cruise! Colleen and her family will learn about the on board prep work it takes to feed all of the passengers at once. Of course sampling will be involved as they try kid friendly and palate tempting foods. They will also stop off at a port of call and try an excursion. The kids love the water activities! Back on board, the whole family will celebrate their time together with a festive evening complete with dancing. Bon Voyage!
26 minutes long
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Episode #108
Montreal - Real City With French Flair
We head north of the United States border for some family fun in Montreal, Canada. In this episode, Colleen Kelly and her two daughters enjoy all Montreal has to offer with a French twist! Known for their rich history and culture we start off our vacation underground at the Pointe-a-Calliere Museum of Archaeology and History to see where Montreal first became a city back in 1642. Speaking of firsts, we learn about the interesting history of Montreal style bagels and make our own version of a classic Quebecian dish, Poutine. Now it's time to turn up the fun and go for a heart-pounding, clothes-soaking jet boat ride up and down the St. Lawrence Seaway before heading to the Space for Life to interact with nature like never before, visiting the four individual exhibits. To round out our vacation we tour the Canadian Hall of Fame where Colleen and the girls can interact with displays and see rare hockey artifacts. A fun surprise in the middle of the city was a musical art piece called the 21 Swings. With each sway, we made a musical note and together we made a melody. We end our vacation with a game of I-Spy at the Montreal Tower where we get a spectacular, birds-eye view of the city.
26 minutes long
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Episode #107
Chicago - Windy City Whimsy
What better way to start a tour of Chicago than at the top of one of the tallest buildings in the world, the Willis Tower. Colleen Kelly meets family friends on the glass enclosed ledge overlooking the Windy City from 103 stories high. A short water taxi ride takes visitors from the Willis Tower to the Children's Museum at Navy Pier where Colleen splashes with kids at the Water Ways exhibit. The next stop is Lincoln Park where Colleen explores the oldest free zoo in the United States before heading to a musical theater where all of the shows are based on kids' books and involve audience participation. Shopping on Michigan Avenue is a must in Chicago! Colleen joins two fashion forward moms to get the 411 on the shopping scene. You can't visit Chicago without feasting on deep dish pizza! Colleen joins a family in pizza making 101 at Gino's East, one of the original pizza parlors in the city. Next, Colleen pets the belugas at the Shedd Aquarium, tours historic Wrigley Field, and sails away on a beautiful boat ride along the Chicago River.
26 minutes long
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