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Find Your Winter Vacation Spot

See which snowy place is perfect for your winter travel personality.

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Welcome to Checking In

Checking In is the place to find everything you’ll need to plan your next family getaway. All brought to you by real families and our family of Team Member travel experts. Make the most of your vacation time by Checking In with us. To see what’s coming up, visit our About page.

Featured Contributor, Jessica Averett (right), wears a winter jacket, sunglasses, and white bike helmet while riding a Fat Tire bike in the snow next to a man in front of the mountains.

Travel Tips

5 Best Winter Sports for Families (Besides Skiing)

  • Posted February 17, 2021

Check out the best winter sports for families (that aren’t skiing) for your next snowy family vacation. These 5 activities are perfect for all ages.

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Featured Co-author, Christine, stands on Venice Beach wearing black tanks and leggings in front of the boardwalk and various exercise areas.

Travel Tips

8 Travel Workout Tips for Staying Active on Vacation

  • Posted January 4, 2021

Unlock 8 fitness secrets that'll help you tackle your travel workouts and stay active on vacation from 3 CycleBar instructors.

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Resort Visits

The Cutest Orlando Weekend Itinerary for Your Couples’ Getaway

  • Posted January 18, 2022

Check out this Orlando weekend itinerary to plan a romantic and active couples’ getaway with ideas like hiking, a winery, mini golf and more.

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Things to Do

Your Guide to Family Fun at Kennedy Space Center

  • Posted January 11, 2022

Find out how to have a blast with your crew at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Cape Canaveral, from rockets to astronaut exhibits and more.

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A man and woman wearing black outfits embrace in a red rock formation.

Destination Ideas

Best Vacation Spots for Couples: Our 10 Favorite Trips Together

  • Posted January 4, 2022

Check out these 10 best vacation spots for couples from KJ and Sarah, who describe their favorite trips together, from Vermont to Texas to Utah and more.

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Featured contributor, Tori Ferrante (right) and her husband embrace in front of the Orlando Icon Ferris Wheel at ICON park under a blue sky.

Things to Do

Top 9 Most Romantic Things to Do in Orlando

  • Posted December 29, 2021

Check out the 9 most romantic things to do in Orlando. With beautiful views, exciting experiences and more, you’ll get the perfect date ideas.

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Two adults and five children stand on a snow-covered mountain wearing winter apparel.

Things to Do

Your Go-To Lake Tahoe Winter Activities Guide

  • Posted December 28, 2021

Get ready for snowy fun with this Lake Tahoe winter activities guide as Jessica shares things to do, tips, where to stay and more.

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A woman in a striped, black blouse stands next to a young girl in an orange t-shirt in front of a mountain range.

Things to Do

7 Ways to Relax, Unwind & Step Back in Time in Genoa, Nevada

  • Posted December 21, 2021

Plan your trip to Genoa, Nevada, with this guide on how to relax, unwind and step back in time with hot springs, nature and more.

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A man, woman, boy and girl stand wearing Disney apparel in front of Cinderella's Castle in Walt Disney World.

Travel Tips

Walt Disney World Packing List for Kids & Parents [Free, Printable PDF]

  • Posted December 14, 2021

Download and print this handy Walt Disney World packing list to make sure you have everything you need for your family’s best day ever.

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Author, Danny Pitaluga (right) sits in his black wheelchair wearing a charcoal hoodie as his wife, Val (middle), and his son, Joey (left), stands on Danny's lap to decorate a Christmas tree outdoors.

Travel Tips

7 Tips for Taking a Fun & Festive Holiday Vacation

  • Posted December 7, 2021

Make your holiday vacation fun and festive with these 7 travel tips, including traditions, ways to unplug and more.

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Two young boys running from a woman and man sitting under a walll mural that reads, 'Greetings from Galveston Texas.'

Things to Do

The Perfect Weekend Itinerary for Galveston Seaside Resort

  • Posted November 30, 2021

Check out Onyi’s weekend itinerary for Galveston Seaside Resort, where she covers the top things you can do in 2 days at this beachy Texas oasis.

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A man, young boy and woman watch a young girl unwrap a present in a living room while all wearing pajamas.

Travel Tips

Holiday Gift Guide for Travel Lovers

  • Posted November 24, 2021

Check out this quick, easy and online holiday gift guide for travel lovers with ideas of all types from eco-friendly to tech essentials and more.

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Natural Bridge Caverns outdoor winter wonderland area. Photo courtesy of Natural Bridge Caverns

Things to Do

Texas Hill Country: Top 7 Things to Do During the Holidays

  • Posted November 19, 2021

Discover 7 family fun holiday activities in Texas Hill Country, including the lit-up River Walk, festive underground caverns and photos with Cowboy Kringle.

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Several guests sit under string lights and an outdoor patio table giving 'cheers' with wine glasses.

Resort Visits

VIP Experiences: The All-New, Super-Special Way to Do Event Travel

  • Posted November 15, 2021

Read the inside scoop on VIP Experiences, our all-new, fully guided events for Club members, brought to you by Holiday Inn Club Vacations.

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