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Family Travel with Colleen Kelly

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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.

Join Colleen, her daughter, and some family friends as they head to sunny Tucson, Arizona. Here, they stay on a genuine dude ranch, where they get to live like cowgirls, go horseback riding, tend to the animals, and experience an authentic cookout. While in Tucson, they learn about the wildlife of the desert at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, check out the Pima Air and Space Museum, and visit the El Charro Cafe of Tucson - the longest family-run Mexican restaurant in the U.S. and inventor of the original chimichanga.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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