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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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Tips for an Amazing Family Adventure in Muskegon, Michigan

Three hours from Chicago resides the hidden gem of Muskegon, Michigan. Located on Michigan’s west coast, this lakeside city is an ideal spot for your next family vacation. With plenty of dining, marine experiences, museums and, of course, Michigan’s largest theme park and water park, you and your family will find plenty of activities to
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Cleveland: A Rockin’ Family Destination

Looking for a rockin’ good time for your next family destination? Look no further than Cleveland! Located on the Southern shore of Lake Erie, Cleveland is Ohio’s second largest city. Once known primarily for its manufacturing and industry, Cleveland has reinvented itself as a great family destination. From sports lovers to music lovers, this city
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How to keep your home safe while away

How to Keep Your Home Safe While Away

Homeowners tend to worry when they leave on long trips, but there are many things that they can do to protect their property when they go away. Contributor Kris Lindahl shares tips on how to keep your home safe while away – whether you’re leaving for a quick weekend getaway or many months.   Put Your Mail
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14 Tips for Traveling With Tweens and Teens

Colleen was featured in’s 14 Tips for Traveling With Tweens and Teens. Check it out here
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Five Must-Haves for Your Road Trip

Planning a family road trip? Here are our five suggestions for making the kids happy, keeping your car clean and maintaining your sanity!
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10 Tips for Keeping Your Sanity While Fishing with Kids

Summer is a perfect time to take your family fishing! Here are some of our favorite tips for keeping the kids happy on a fishing trip, while easing stress for the adults.
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Five Ways to Ensure a Successful Cruise with Tweens and Teens

One of the best things about cruising is that there are activities, entertainment and food to please every age and interest -- from the babies to the grandparents. I'm finding this to be more true than ever now that my girls are entering the tween and teen years.
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Don’t Let Your Vacation Sabotage Your Healthy Habits

Want to keep your resolutions while on the road? Plan ahead, and find a hotel that caters to the health conscious Vacation is a time to unwind, rejuvenate, celebrate, see new places and try new things. But it also can be a time to forget New Year’s resolutions and replace your good, healthy habits with
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Hitting the High Seas? Cruise Packing Tips for Getting Off to a Great Start

Colleen loves cruising! She has enjoyed several Carnival cruises, and she recently partnered with Carnival to host a series of family travel videos that help users experience the ease and adventure of cruising. Check them out here. Are you thinking about taking your family members on their first cruise? If so, good for you! As
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Five Tricks for Getting the Most Out of Your Museum Outing with the Kids

1. Tools of the trade: One of my favorite tips for taking kids to a museum includes a special tool you can pack in your purse! Check it out in my FamilyFun video tip: [vc_video title=”FamilyFun Tip Museum Maps” link=””] 2. Teacher’s toolbox: Many museum websites have a resource section for teachers, so I like
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Five Hotel Tips for a Flawless Family Vacation

When we’re shooting episodes for “Family Travel with Colleen Kelly,” we end up staying in A LOT of hotels, and they are surprisingly all very different! I’ve developed a few tricks that I keep up my sleeve to help me find just the right hotel each time I travel.
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