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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 #101
New Orleans - Beignets, Beads, and Bugs!
Family travel expert, Colleen Kelly, shows us how to let the good times roll in New Orleans, Louisiana. Accompanied by local parents, Colleen uncovers the city's gems starting in the heart of the French Quarter to sample Beignets at the iconic French Market. We then take a tour of Mardi Gras World where artists design more than 80% of all parade floats; Colleen meets with a float designer to get the inside scoop on how these decorative floats are created. We then get a chance to make our own creations during a Bug Cooking Class at the Insectarium, the largest museum in the United States dedicated to bugs! It's always important to learn when you travel to new places with your family. The National World War II Museum is a treasure chest of information for visitors of all ages. Colleen meets a multigenerational family with personal ties to the war and learns how parents can pass down family history while seeing the different exhibits. But our trip to New Orleans wouldn't be complete without a swamp tour in the bayou, followed by heart racing laps around the tracks at NOLA Motorsports for Kart racing. To round out our family vacation we learn the difference between cajun and creole cuisine and we dance the night away at Mulate's Family Restaurant.
26 minutes long
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Episode #102
San Antonio - Family Fun Is Bigger in Texas
Everything's bigger in Texas including the family fun! San Antonio is the second largest city in Texas and it's home to the Alamo, where Colleen Kelly starts our family vacation. After our tour, Colleen meets the curator who gives us insider information that you can teach to your children during your family's vacation. We'll follow her on a spooky ghost tour of the city's downtown area before strolling along the winding riverwalk. You can't visit San Antonio without sampling Tex Mex, a popular Texan cuisine that blends American food with Mexican culinary style. Colleen shares tips about souvenir shopping with kids during a visit to El Mercado, the largest Mexican market in the United States. Then she joins a local mom and her daughter at the Pearl's Farmer's Market to sample organic produce from the region. Animal lovers will enjoy a visit to SeaWorld while another theme park, Morgan's Wonderland, offers fun for family members of all abilities. The vacation in San Antonio is topped off with a must see event, a true Texas rodeo!
26 minutes long
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Episode #103
Monterey - Wharf, Whales, and Surf
The Monterey Bay Aquarium is a must see attraction in Monterey County and leads the way for this episode's family vacation along the California coast, just south of San Francisco. Colleen Kelly takes us on a behind the scenes tour of the aquarium to learn more about otters and jellyfish. To get your fill of marine life outdoors a whale watching tour is sure to please. Whale watching is very popular in this part of California especially when the whales migrate north from Baja, Mexico. If you want to feel like a sea creature yourself, take a surfing lesson. Everyone in the family can learn how to pop up on the board and ride the waves. Social Media sites lead Colleen to a favorite local spot, Dennis the Menace Park. It's a great place to allow your little ones to run around to their heart's content. Hungry? Monterey County is also known as the artichoke capital of the world! Join us on an agricultural tour at Pezzini Farms where we sample steamed and fried artichoke. She also joins family friends at Fisherman's Wharf where Colleen and a local family sample Monterey clam chowder. Finish off the family vacation with a relaxing horseback ride on the beach.
26 minutes long
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Episode #104
Baltimore - Flags, Forts, and Sports
Baltimore offers so much for families who love to travel! Colleen Kelly takes us on a tour around the Inner Harbor starting with a walk above the shark tanks at the National Aquarium, so watch your step! If you want to eat like a shark, join Colleen and a local family as they learn how to crack blue crabs for a feast at Phillips Seafood. Baltimore is also known as one of the most patriotic cities in the United States. We take a tour of Fort McHenry to learn about its ties to our country's national anthem and the flag that inspired the musical score. Colleen also learns about the connection between the anthem and major league baseball at the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Sports Legends Museum. A Charm City food tour and an afternoon art class at the American Visionary Art Museum rounds out our vacation and we end our Baltimore adventure with a swashbuckling sail with the Urban Pirates.
26 minutes long
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Episode #105
Los Angeles - Hollywood & The Beach (lights...came
Join Colleen Kelly as she explores Los Angeles, California from outdoor adventures to the Hollywood glitz and glam. We start off this vacation with a visit to Griffith Park, one of the largest urban parks in North America and Colleen joins a local family to hike the paths near the Griffith Observatory. Chug along the tracks at Travel Town Train Museum and pan for gold at the Autry Museum, dedicated to the adventures of the wild, wild, west. Colleen continues the family adventure at the Santa Monica beach to enjoy lunch and a relaxing bike tour before heading to TCL Chinese Theatre to see the stars' prints along the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She then pumps up the star factor with a private tour of the Hollywood Museum, located in the original Max Factor building. And to top off the Hollywood tour, Colleen joins two families on a VIP experience of Universal Studios' backlot to see how movie magic is made.
26 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

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Episode #106
Ireland - Emerald Isle From The City To The Countr
Colleen Kelly will guide us from coast to coast across the Emerald Isle, the home of her ancestors. She meets up with several of her relatives and friends throughout the country starting with the hustle and bustle of Dublin. We begin on Grafton Street for some shopping and lunch with an American mom who is now living full time in Ireland. Colleen teaches us about the Gaelic sport of hurling, a combination of lacrosse and field hockey. She learns from her cousin who is a well-known hurler from Tipperary, Ireland. Now that's family travel! Like any girl, Colleen has always dreamed of living in a castle. She takes us with her to fulfill her dream! At the castle, she joins her cousins from Galway to try their hand at falconry and even go on a fairy hunt on the castle grounds. The trip to Ireland continues in Westport, County Mayo where the majority of her relatives still live. They take her on an extensive tour of the Westport area where they climb to the top of Rockfleet Castle and bike on the Great Western Greenway trail. The fun continues with zip lining and closes with a musical performance while gathered in a family pub...only in Ireland!
26 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

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