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Checking In is the place to check out detailed travel tips, destination inspiration and local insights for things to do. And it’s your place to dream about where to go 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.

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Editor’s Note

Hey there, readers!👋 As Editor-in-Chief, I’d like to officially welcome you to the Checking In travel blog. If you’ve landed here, you’re likely looking for valuable travel content — and let me just say, we have plenty.

Over the next few months, we’ll be publishing lots of exciting stories filled with tips, vacation inspiration, Club member insights and more. Want a little sneak peek?

From the country charm of Conroe, Texas, to the tropical vibes of our Orange Lake Resort in Orlando, find the perfect places to take the best summer family vacation ever.

And in the fall? Get the pumpkin-spiced inspiration you need to plan an amazing autumn getaway and see the most photo-worthy leaf-peeping spots. (Lookin’ at you, Vermont.👀)

As always, all our stories are brought to you by vacationers with diverse voices — parents, couples, retirees, solo adventurers, Club members and even our own team of travel experts.

With new content coming out every week, be sure to check back in with us soon for the latest and greatest. And wherever the world takes you next, we’re wishing you Safe Travels!

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Tori Ferrante
Editor-in-Chief, Checking In
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