"Family Travel with Colleen Kelly,” a popular National Public Television series, will feature the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri, highlighting the outdoor adventure, water activities, shopping, dining and attractions that make the area a great family vacation destination.

"Family Travel with Colleen Kelly,” a popular National Public Television series, will feature the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri, highlighting the outdoor adventure, water activities, shopping, dining and attractions that make the area a great family vacation destination. The Lake of the Ozarks episode will be part of the show's season two lineup.

The show's host, Colleen Kelly, and the crew will spend time throughout the Lake of the Ozarks area July 15-17, shooting segments at Ha Ha Tonka State Park, Bridal Cave and Thunder Mountain Park and Captain Ron’s Bar and Grill. They also will go fishing, have some fun on the lake with Iguana Watersports, take a flight over the lake with Airlake Aviation, go on an excursion on the Tom Sawyer Paddlewheeler at Bagnell Dam and shop at Blair’s Landing on Main Street.

Kelly says the Lake of the Ozarks was an obvious choice for the show and that she looks forward to introducing viewers to all that the area has to offer. "With the beautiful lake scenery and fun activities for all ages, the Lake of the Ozarks is a perfect fit for our family travel program," she says. "It’s already a popular vacation destination for Midwestern families, and we are thinking that people living in other parts of the country will find that it’s worth the trip."

"Whether you want to do nothing but relax on the water, have an adventure in the great outdoors or take part in the many attractions for people of all ages, this lake vacation has something for everyone."

“Family Travel with Colleen Kelly," which helps families plan memorable vacations, reaches 90 percent of the country on National Public Television stations and recently was picked up by APT Worldwide for international distribution. Each half-hour episode gives viewers a personalized, behind-the-scenes tour of must-see locations throughout the U.S. and abroad, with season one destinations including New Orleans; San Antonio; Baltimore; Chicago; Los Angeles; Monterey; Wyoming; Holland, Michigan; Ireland; a Caribbean family cruise and a Wisconsin family camp. Season two filming is now underway, with Kelly and the crew recently returning from Wales and Palm Beach, Fla., and currently preparing to head to Switzerland.

“Family Travel with Colleen Kelly” is written and produced by Travel Film Productions, LLC, a Chicago-based, multi-media production company. The series originally premiered on National Public Television in October 2013 and is now also running on Create® TV, delivered nationally via 220 public television stations. Check local listings, or visit www.FamilyTravelCK.com to watch complete episodes.