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Family Travel with Colleen Kelly

Family Travel with Colleen Kelly

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!

Latest Episodes

WGBY 57/HD
Sun Oct 15th, 2:30pm

Colleen leads the way around beautiful Amelia Island, Florida with a lively interactive experience at Ft. Clinch State Park. After stepping back in time with historic re-enactors at the fort, Colleen comes back to the 21st century and joins families to learn the game of petanque.

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.

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.

WGBY Create
Mon Sep 11th, 9:00am
Mon Sep 11th, 3:00pm
Mon Oct 16th, 9:00am
Mon Oct 16th, 3:00pm

The Kelly's return to Tennessee, and this time to explore a favorite family destination, Chattanooga. Here, Colleen and her family soak up the local color by tasting some delicious moonpies, and trying their hand at rock climbing in the heart of Chattanooga. They even take a ride on the world's steepest passenger railway! Then, they head to Rock City, a gorgeous mountain with a breathtaking waterfall, where they marvel at the views of not only the Tennessee mountains, but also six different states.

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.

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!

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