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Author, Amanda Nall (right), and her family look at the string lights and enjoy being surrounded by holiday decor.Author, Amanda Nall (right), and her family look at the string lights and enjoy being surrounded by holiday decor.

Your Key to Unpacking Family Travel


Hi. Hello. And welcome. We’re so happy you dropped by! Checking In is the place to check out travel tips, destination inspiration and local things to do. And it’s your place to dream about where to go next and find everything you’ll need to plan your next getaway. All brought to you by real families and our very own family of Holiday Inn Club Vacations travel experts.


Holidays 2020 Editor’s Note: This year has somehow felt really long and also like we blinked and it’s already the holiday season. How did that happen?! Keep checking in with us to get some holiday and winter getaway inspiration, plus tips on how to take your school and remote work “on the road.” There’s still plenty of time to squeeze some fresh, new 2020 family vacation memories in before New Year’s Eve. And we’ve got some great guest bloggers and team member stories lined up to help you dream up some truly Hallmark-worthy travel plans.

Upcoming Stories This Holiday Season

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Tina Meeks from @herlifesparkles will help you plan a fun fall staycation at our Villages Resort in Texas this Halloween.

Jamie Nelson posing with Remy from Ratatouille

Foodie author Jamie Nelson, along with our Club members, offers advice for cooking on vacation right in time for Thanksgiving.

Ashley Haby cooking with her daughter in her villa

@southernsudsandsimpleliving mama of four, Ashley, shares tips on how to fly during COVID-19 with your family.

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Raff, of @raffinee, and her wife tackled potty training 3 three-year-olds … on vacation! She’ll share how it went.

Danny Pitaluga on the splash pad at Orange Lake Resort

Danny of @accessiblevacations shares his journey to becoming and being a Club member and the “gift” that is family vacations.

Amanda Nall selfie with pink feather earrings and a white knit cap

@amandanall will show you how to decorate for the holidays while on vacation and reminisces back on her Texas visit to Jollydays last year.

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New York Times best-selling author Jennifer Probst talks about maximizing your remote workdays while also enjoying a change of (vacation!) scenery.

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Thinking of taking a “schoolcation?” Read advice from Brenda of @she_plusfive on how to balance work and play.

Steven Amos and his daughter smiling at the camera

If you’re in Orlando this holiday season, you won’t want to miss Steven’s event: Give Kids The World Village’s Night of a Million Lights!

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Our editor-in-chief will talk about having a Hallmark-worthy day at the Biltmore, all things NOLA and the holidays at Walt Disney World® Resort.

A person in winter gear snow shoeing

Amanda from our Oak n’ Spruce Resort wrote all about the best holiday experiences to check out in the Berkshires.

Kevin holding Sally up at the Orange Lake Resort pool

Sally and Kevin of @thebutanclan will be ringing in New Year’s Eve at our newest resort in New Orleans!

And so much more… so, come back and Check In with us.

Until then,

Wishing you Safe Travels!

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