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Find the Best Food in the Big Easy

Learn how to eat (and drink) your way through New Orleans.

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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.

Travel Tips

Is it Better to Travel During the Week or Weekend?

  • Posted February 1, 2022

Find out the benefits of traveling both during the week and the weekend with topics like cost, transportation, activities, lodging and more.

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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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Check In With Us

Are you just as obsessed with travel as we are? Find out how to share your great vacation story on this page. And you can always find us on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest, too.

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Things to Do

Best Restaurants in San Antonio: Your Complete Guide to Foodie Fun

  • Posted May 17, 2022

Get your guide to the best restaurants in San Antonio. This foodie’s helping you discover the most delicious barbecue, Tex-Mex, brunch and more.

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Member Memories

9 Ways to Make the Most of Your Vacation Ownership

  • Posted May 10, 2022

Read 9 tips for how to maximize your vacation ownership, all based on one family’s decades of experience with timeshares.

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Things to Do

6+ Fun & Free Things to Do in Orlando

  • Posted May 3, 2022

Discover 6+ free things to do in Orlando that are heavy on the fun and easy on the wallet, from exploring new areas to soaking up the sun and plenty more.

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Things to Do

Discovery Cove: Top 5 Things Our Family Loved

  • Posted April 26, 2022

Find out the top 5 things this family loved about Discovery Cove, the best activities for families and what’s included in the price.

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Travel Tips

Road Trip Tips: Our Best Advice for Families

  • Posted April 19, 2022

Read our best road trip tips for families and couples, including how to do RV travel, packing advice, tips for road tripping with kids and more.

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Resort Visits

Arizona National Parks: Your Guide to Planning Amazing Desert Adventures

  • Posted April 12, 2022

Plan your Arizona national parks trip with insights and personal experiences from Nikol, as she shares adventures, pro tips, where to stay and more.

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Things to Do

What is There to Do in Orlando When it Rains?

  • Posted April 5, 2022

Find out what there is to do in Orlando when it rains. You'll read 11 fun ways to spend those rainy days, from indoor attractions to shopping and more.

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Travel Tips

Single-Parent Vacations: Michael & James’ Story

  • Posted March 29, 2022

If you’re planning a single-parent vacation, read Michael Allio’s story about love, loss, his life now and his recent trip to Orlando with his son.

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Things to Do

10 Outdoor Things to Do in Orlando This Spring

  • Posted March 22, 2022

See 10 of the best outdoor things to do in Orlando in the springtime. From berry picking to boat tours, you'll get fun, fresh activity ideas.

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Destination Ideas

5 Best Budget-Friendly Spring Vacations for Families

  • Posted March 15, 2022

Check out these 5 budget-friendly spring vacations as Angelica shares her family’s favorites, from Florida to Delaware to Virginia and more.

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Things to Do

7 Best Breweries in Orlando for Families

  • Posted March 8, 2022

Check out the top 7 best breweries in Orlando for families, where you can kick back with a craft beer, play games with the kids and enjoy quality family time.

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Virtual Vacations

Join the Well Vacationed: Our New Brand Launch & Video

  • Posted March 1, 2022

Introducing, Join the Well Vacationed, our new brand campaign! Watch this video to see it and all amazing things our vacation ownership Club has to offer.

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