Colleen Kelly is a parent, travel writer and seasoned traveler who grew up exploring the world with her family. She has experienced the United States from coast to coast and has visited 30 foreign countries. Her vast knowledge of travel made her realize the need for a new kind of travel experience and focus—one that is centered around the family. So she co-created “Family Travel with Colleen Kelly” to provide parents with exciting destinations and new ideas for fun and educational travel with their families. Kelly is host and co-executive producer of the show, as well as co-owner of Travel Film Productions, LLC. Kelly also was the co-creator and Emmy-nominated executive producer of NBC5 Chicago’s successful “24/7 City Secrets,” and she has been a correspondent on the show. She regularly provides travel expertise on Chicago and national TV newscasts and radio programs, as well as in print and digital publications. She frequently speaks at travel industry conferences and events.