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Author: Colleen Kelly

Colleen Kelly and her family posing in front of the Smoky Mountains, featured in "Family Fun and Adventure in Tennessee: Gatlinburg and Anakeesta"

Family Fun and Adventure in Tennessee: Gatlinburg and Anakeesta

Nestled at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, the most visited national park in the USA, lies the bustling town of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, which I visited recently on a trip with my husband and two daughters for a family vacation.
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Colleen Kelly and her husband on their wedding day, from "Why Salzburg Has My Heart: My Wedding in Austria"

Why Salzburg Has My Heart: My Wedding in Austria

For those of you that don't know this, and this may be most of you, I have a deep love and connection for a very special city in Europe. It all started many years ago when I was invited by my best friend to study abroad in college...
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Colleen Kelly and family at the Schloss Mirabell & Mirabell Gardens, on the steps where The Sound of Music was filmed, from "Family Travel to Salzburg, Austria"

Family Travel to Salzburg, Austria

Austria, in itself, is filled with rich history and beautifully preserved baroque and medieval buildings. It spills over with castles and palaces and is rich in culinary and historical delights...
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Colleen Kelly's daughters at a bavarian restaurant, from "Traveling with Teens to Europe: Munich, Germany"

Traveling with Teens to Europe: Munich, Germany

We all have missed traveling, and this year it seems everyone is back on board to start traveling—or even perhaps, planning that long-awaited European vacation!  This summer, I decided to bite the bullet and took the much anticipated trip with my family to Europe to show my teens Germany, which my husband and I visited
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A nighttime view through green palm leaves of a lit up resort and pool below.

Los Cabos: Part 2 – For the Adults!

A family friendly destination; stunning mountains; an amazing, crystal blue ocean; and 350 days of sun per year! Now that traveling is opening up, are you itching to take not only a family trip but also a real girls’ trip (or guys’ trip) just to hang out and have a little fun? Well, I recently
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5 Things to Do In Sierra Vista

My family and I just returned from a trip to Sierra Vista and I’m here to tell you about 5 things you’re going to want to do in this fun, historic and beautiful place! 
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Family in ocean during MSC Cruise to Jamaica and Cozumel

Set Sail to Jamaica & Cozumel with MSC Cruises

Thinking of taking a vacation but can’t decide on where to go? Then why not take a cruise? By taking a cruise, you can travel to different locations, all while getting to enjoy the luxury and amenities that the ship has to offer. We stowed away on a Caribbean cruise from MSC Cruises and were
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Waterfall against sunset in Iceland

9 Amazing Things To Do On Your Family Vacation To Iceland

Iceland is one of the most beautiful places in the world, with many natural wonders that are sure to thrill all visitors. When planning your next trip, consider making Iceland your preferred destination. 
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Top 4 Chicago Hotels with Delicious Hot Breakfasts

Our Top 4 Chicago Hotels with Delicious Hot Breakfasts When you’re on vacation, most of the time you find yourself rushing out of your hotel in the morning, ready to take on the day, even if it means skipping breakfast. The “Hilton Breakfast Alliance” is on a mission to transform breakfast, taking it from a
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Benihana – Celebrating their 55th Anniversary and Reasons we Crave it year after year!

If you are traveling to Chicago, or are fortunate to live in this beautiful city, there’s a hot spot celebrating their 55th Anniversary in the restaurant industry. Benihana Chicago offers great food, entertainment and fun located along the Magnificent Mile in downtown Chicago. Benihana Chicago, located in the iconic John Hancock building, features a sushi bar, cocktail
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Colleen Kelly's feature in Woman's World magazine

Colleen Kelly Feature in Woman’s World Magazine

Read Colleen's "expert panel" feature in Woman's World!
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A Portland, Oregon Family Vacation: Stop and Smell the Roses!

Looking for a unique location for your next family vacation? Then pack your bags for a trip to Portland, Oregon! Known as the “City of Roses” for its ideal climate to grow roses, this eco-friendly city is an ideal place to travel with your family. My sister, Catie Keogh, and I recently returned from a
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