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Lesser-Known Places for Spring Break Travel, featured in Family Travel with Colleen Kelly

Have You Considered These Places for Spring Break Travel?

Are you dreaming of an escape from the humdrum of everyday life and looking for a unique spring break experience but tired of the same old tourist traps?
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New Year Celebrations Around the World

New Year Celebrations Around the World

From the elaborate New Year's Eve parties in the United States to the fireworks in the Philippines, each country has its own unique way of ringing in the new year.
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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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A woman surrounded by ceramic houses at the Christkindlmarket in Chicago, featured in "Chicago's Holiday Highlights"

Chicago’s Holiday Highlights

Holiday fun for everyone can be found at the all-ages, admission-free Christkindlmarket in Chicago, which is modeled after the 16th century Christkindlesmarkt in Nürnberg, Germany...
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Aerial view of Ottawa Parliament and the Ottawa River, featured in "Finding the Foreign and Familiar in Two of Canada's Top Cities"

Finding the Foreign and Familiar in Two of Canada’s Top Cities

For a vacation getaway that’s both familiar and foreign look no further than our neighbors to the north. These two cities in Ontario offer some of Canada’s top attractions and are well worth paying a visit.
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The Best US Cities to Spend the Christmas Family Vacation in 2022

The Best US Cities to Spend the Christmas Family Vacation in 2022

When it comes time to decide where to spend the Christmas family vacation, there are many factors to consider. But with so many great US cities to choose from, it can be hard to decide where to go.
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The Best Coastal Vacation Hot Spots for 2023

The Best Coastal Vacation Hot Spots for 2023

A warm coastal vacation is a perfect solution when the cold weather sets in and the thought of another winter looming ahead is too much to bear.
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Joanie and Steve, owners of Kona Earth, with their first harvest. Featured in "A Taste of Hawaii: Kona Earth Coffee"

A Taste of Hawaii: Kona Earth Coffee

With Steveʻs experience working on vineyards in Sonoma, and with Joanie at the helm of running the business-side of things, they jumped right into learning the ins and outs of this whole new venture. They seemed to be a dynamic duo, both risk-takers who were willing to put in the hard work to make it all happen.
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Miami Car, Lonely Planet © 2022, featured in "Alligators, Art Deco and the Overseas Highway"

Alligators, Art Deco and the Overseas Highway

On this trip, Adam Karlin explores Miami, the Everglades, and the Florida Keys: a South Florida cocktail of weirdness, beauty and, of course, alligators.
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The Cheapest Winter Destinations in Europe

The Cheapest Winter Destinations in Europe

The winter season will be here in no time, and most of the destinations in Europe will become really expensive. However, there are some winter travel destinations in Europe that you can still afford without straining your budget.
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The Gateway Arch, featured in "Summer Tripping in St. Louis"

Summer Tripping in St. Louis

This Midwestern, mid-sized city packs in family fun with plenty of attractions, great eats and attention-grabbing sights to satisfy everyone from pint-sized explorers to temperamental teens and parents aiming to create lifelong vacation memories.
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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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