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signage for Anastasia the Musical at the CIBC Theater in Chicago (PBS TRAVEL TV HOST COLLEEN KELLY’S TOP 5 FALL GETAWAYS)

Take the Family to a Broadway Musical: National Tour of Anastasia in Chicago

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 was opening night of the national tour of the Broadway hit, Anastasia, at the CIBC Theatre in Chicago, bringing in and delighting theater-lovers and families alike.
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A view of a city filled with fall colors, from "Top US Cities to Visit for Fall 2022"

Top US Cities to Visit for Fall 2022

Fall is a great time to travel! From the cooler temperatures and shorter days to the fresh start of the new school year and holidays that fill your calendar, many people are looking forward to the coming fall days...
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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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Giant clog playground at the Nelis’ Dutch Village, "Nelis' Dutch Village Showcases the Netherlands in Holland"

Nelis’ Dutch Village Showcases the Netherlands in Holland

Are Dutch wooden clogs comfortable? According to the local students employed at Nelis’ Dutch Village family fun park in Holland, Mich., “Yes, as long as you wear a lot of socks!”
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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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Outside the Bernard B. Jacobs theatre in New York City at night. The lights glow purple and the sign reads, "Company," the name of a broadway show.

Broadway Delights: The New York City Stage

Rising up out of the subway and stepping foot on to the pavement of the Manhattan streets is a kind of otherworldly experience that’s specific to New York. If you’re an avid traveler, you know. Each passerby has a purpose and every tourist’s eyes sparkle under the big city billboards which famously dominate the Times
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The Underground World of Mallorca’s Drach Caves

The limestone Drach Caves, one of Mallorca’s main tourist attractions, is an opportunity to see one of the world’s longest underground lakes, as well as natural stalactite formations, and enjoy a classical music concert performed by musicians on illuminated rowboats. The beauty of Mallorca goes far beneath the surface—in Porto Christo, you can deep-dive into
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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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Los Cabos: Part 1 – For the Kids!

Ready for a spring break fit for the whole family? Whether you have kids, teens, or young adults that you are bringing along for a vacation, Los Cabos is a perfect getaway to warm beaches and accommodating resorts! Cabo San Lucas is a city that resides on the tip of the Baja Peninsula in Mexico.
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Mardi Gras in Lafayette: A Weekend of Revelry for the Whole Family

Mardi Gras in Lafayette shows the true spirit of Louisiana traditions, right in the heart of Cajun Country.   If there is ever a time to laissez les bons temps rouler, or “let the good times roll,” it’s Mardi Gras weekend in Louisiana. Mardi Gras in America dates back to 1699, when French-Canadian explorer Pierre Le Moyne d’Iberville
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Welcome to Cajun Country: Introducing Lafayette

When I say Louisiana, you say…? Did you automatically think “New Orleans”? New Orleans may be a globally known hub for Louisiana culture, but if you travel approximately 3 hours west, you’ll hit the city of Lafayette, bursting with Creole and Cajun music, dance, and history. It is known as “The Hub City” of the area,
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