Travel Expert, and Host Colleen Kelly returns for the seventh season of her successful PBS series, Family Travel with Colleen Kelly, where she highlights various unique destinations and showcases each entertaining and educational activities for people of all ages.
Lafayette, Louisiana, is featured in the second episode, which is currently airing on PBS and available to watch on demand - https://www.pbs.org/video/lafayette-louisiana-vCwPDK/. In the episode, Kelly visits during Mardi Gras, where she attends the Queen's Parade and experiences a courir de Mardi Gras. She also samples King Cake and learns how to peel and eat boiled crawfish before taking a fast-paced ride on an airboat across the Atchafalaya Basin. Also featured in the episode is GRAMMY award-winning Zydeco musician Chubby Carrier for some breakfast and dancing.
During her time in Lafayette, Colleen Kelly says, "Lafayette, Louisiana, was a very family-friendly travel destination filled with warm residents who had arms outstretched to welcome us. They live life to their fullest!" Kelly continued, "We loved experiencing one of the best Mardi Gras celebrations in the country enjoyed by all generations, as well as the delicious southern cuisine and fun and lively culture."
“We’re excited to showcase our area with the premiere of our episode on Family Travel with Colleen Kelly on PBS,” says Ben Berthelot, President & CEO of Lafayette Travel. “The release of the episode is the culmination of several years of work to bring her crew to film the area, and our team did a great job getting her immersed in the culture. With Mardi Gras a little over a month out, the timing will be great to inspire visitation to our area for Family Friendly Mardi Gras celebrations across the region.”
About Family Travel with Colleen Kelly
Host, Travel Writer, Seasoned Travel Guide, and Brand Influencer Colleen Kelly explores must-see locations throughout the U.S. and abroad, sharing expert travel tips and insights that create fun-filled family vacations and lasting memories. Airing in over 94.3% of the U.S., this successful national public television series makes family travel easier and more memorable! Over the years, "Family Travel" has reached over 19.6 million viewers with 29.1 million household impressions and 115,775 telecasts on 531 channels in 180 markets, reaching 48 states. "Family Travel with Colleen Kelly" Season 7 Is Now Airing on PBS. Check your local listings.
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