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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.

Things to Do

A Taste of Our Top Favorites from Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

  • Posted August 9, 2021

Discover everything we loved about this year’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, including our favorite foods, drinks, entertainment, merch and more.

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Travel Tips

11 Ways to Keep Your Toddler (& You) Happy on a Road Trip

  • Posted August 23, 2021

Get 11 road trip activities and tips to keep your toddler happy from this traveling mom of 3 who’s sharing what works and what doesn’t on her family’s long car rides.

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Things to Do

5 Best Things to Do at Ripley’s Aquarium in Gatlinburg

  • Posted September 16, 2021

Dive into the 5 best things to do at Ripley’s Aquarium in Gatlinburg, Tennessee! Niccole is sharing her family’s top favorite must-see underwater wonders.

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A young boy (right) and a young girl (left) sit in inner tubes while floating down a lazy river.

Resort Visits

Our First Family Vacation at Orange Lake Resort [La Primera Vacación de Nuestra Familia en Orange Lake Resort]

  • Posted September 14, 2021

Follow the Tardio family on their first Orange Lake Resort vacation! ¡Siga a la familia Tardio en sus primeras vacaciones en Orange Lake Resort! (Story in both English & Spanish.)

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Resort Visits

Falladays Fun Days: Meet the Kraft Chef Behind Our Cheesy, Fall Recipes

  • Posted September 13, 2021

Get an inside look at Falladays at our Texas resorts and Chef Duane’s cheesy, fall recipes brought to you by Kraft Macaroni & Cheese.

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Clarissa Laskey's kids tubing on the lake at Orange Lake Resort

Resort Visits

7 Ways to “Fall” in Love with Orange Lake Resort This Fall

  • Posted September 10, 2021

Check out 7 ways you can extend your summer just a little bit longer and have the best Florida fall vacation with your family at Orange Lake Resort.

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Destination Ideas

Top 10 Fall Getaways to See the Leaves Change Colors

  • Posted September 8, 2021

Check out these top 10 fall getaways to see those magical color-changing leaves. You'll get trip ideas with peak leaf-viewing times and unique places to stay.

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Travel Tips

12 of Our Most Popular Travel Blog Stories: Celebrating Our 1-Year Checking In Blogaversary!

  • Posted September 1, 2021

Check out 12 popular travel blog stories on Checking In, from things to do in Lake Tahoe to travel hairstyle tips by Mindy McKnight and much more in between.

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Destination Ideas

Our Amazing Dallas Staycation at Villages Resort

  • Posted August 31, 2021

Get an inside look at this family’s Dallas staycation, including everything they did, from horseback riding to a waterpark, and gorgeous photos, so you can see it all.

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A caucasian man (left), a caucasian woman (middle) and an African American woman stand in front of the Anna Ruby Falls waterfall surrounded by lush green woods.

Things to Do

The Perfect One-Day Itinerary for Helen, Georgia

  • Posted August 25, 2021

Plan out your time in Helen, Georgia, with this one-day itinerary! Ashley’s sharing the best things to do from her day trip, including tubing, hiking and more.

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Travel Tips

11 Ways to Keep Your Toddler (& You) Happy on a Road Trip

  • Posted August 23, 2021

Get 11 road trip activities and tips to keep your toddler happy from this traveling mom of 3 who’s sharing what works and what doesn’t on her family’s long car rides.

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Things to Do

6+ Fun & Free Things to Do in Orlando

  • Posted August 19, 2021

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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Two young caucasian tween boys (left and right) wearing swim shirts and shorts sit with their feet in a pool with a young caucasian girl (middle) wearing a swimsuit, swimming shorts and goggles as she splashes her feet.

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6 Ways to Find Fun in The Berkshires with Your Kids

  • Posted August 17, 2021

Find out 6 ways to have family fun in The Berkshires with kids, as one mom describes her family vacation in South Lee and local activities for all abilities.

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A caucasian family sits facing the camera in front of Sedona Red rocks.

Member Memories

9 Ways to Make the Most of Your Vacation Ownership

  • Posted August 11, 2021

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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