We use cookies to improve your browsing experience on our website, analyze site traffic and personalize content. By closing the message or continuing to browse this site, you agree to the use of cookies as explained in our Privacy Policy.

Skip to main content

7 Beautiful National Parks to See This Fall

See which parks are best for fall scenery, outdoor adventure and cool weather.

Read Now
The sunrise at the Mesa Arch in the Canyonlands National Park makes the arch glow, Utah, USA.The sunrise at the Mesa Arch in the Canyonlands National Park makes the arch glow, Utah, USA.

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.

A digital rendering of a resort exterior with a pool, palm trees and guests in swimwear.

Resort Visits

A Special Sneak Peek at Our Brand-New Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Resort

  • Posted August 15, 2022

Get an inside look at our brand-new Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Resort! Find out what makes it special, from ocean views to the multi-level pool and so much more.

Explore Now

Resort Visits

Celebrating 40 Years of Vacations: Where We’ve Been & Where We’re Going

  • Posted August 1, 2022

Read the 40-year history of Holiday Inn Club Vacations from our President and CEO John Staten.

Explore Now

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, YouTube and Pinterest, too.

enter image description here

Featured Contributor, Melody Forsyth (left), backpacks with her daughter, Ruby (right), as they touch some rock formations.

Travel Tips

3 Tips for Traveling with Kids with Down Syndrome: Melody & Ruby’s Story

  • Posted March 18, 2021

Get helpful family tips for traveling with kids with Down syndrome, as one mom shares her story and advice for vacationing with a child with special needs.

Explore Now
Featured Contributor, Jennifer C. Harmon (left) and her two girlfriends wear hiking boots as their feet sit near the top of a waterfall.

Things to Do

Gatlinburg Girls Trip: 9 Things to Do on Your Weekend Getaway

  • Posted March 10, 2021

Check out these top things to do on your Gatlinburg girls’ trip, including hiking, outdoor adventures and places to get the best grub with your crew.

Explore Now
Featured Contributor, Ashlyn George, stands with a horse in front of the Canadian mountain range.

Travel Tips

Solo Travel for Women: 8 Empowering Tips for Safe & Amazing Vacations

  • Posted March 8, 2021

Read 8 safety tips about solo travel for women from an expert traveler. Ashlyn shares must-read advice and personal stories for any woman planning a solo trip.

Explore Now
Roux rides a white horse on Prince Charming Regal Carrousel at Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World® Resort wearing a pink fuzzy jacket and a 'Little Mermaid' face mask.

Resort Visits

17 Tips for Planning a Multi-Family Vacation: Our Trip to Disney World

  • Posted March 4, 2021

Get 17 tips for planning a multi-family vacation in Orlando, including advice for traveling, going to Walt Disney World Theme Parks and deciding where to stay.

Explore Now
Featured Contributor, Chris Johnston's two daughters, Kyler (right) and Kyndall (left), wear multi-colored snorkel gear while holding onto a rope in the ocean.

Travel Tips

8 Snorkeling Tips for Your Family’s First Ocean Outing

  • Posted February 26, 2021

Get 8 snorkeling tips for families based on one mom’s first ocean adventure with her two kids. Plus, see what it’s like to snorkel in Florida.

Explore Now
Featured Contributor, Angie Orth (far-right), and her friends hold their putters outside on our mini-golf course.

Resort Visits

How to Plan a Friends Vacation: Our Group Getaway in Orlando

  • Posted February 24, 2021

Learn how to plan a super fun friends vacation with tips and recommendations from Angie (of AngieAway) as she relives her group getaway at Orange Lake Resort.

Explore Now
Cape Canaveral Beach with Lifeguard hut at sunset.

Things to Do

6 Cape Canaveral Couples’ Getaway Ideas

  • Posted February 22, 2021

Discover 6 Cape Canaveral couples’ getaway ideas for your romantic beach vacation to Florida’s east coast. You’ll read about where to stay, what to do and more.

Explore Now
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.

Explore Now
Sally Butan (left) of @butanclan and her husband cross the street towards our New Orleans resort with signage that reads, 'Holiday Inn Club Vacations.'

Resort Visits

Virtual Mardi Gras Celebrations: Our New Orleans Resort’s First Fat Tuesday!

  • Posted February 15, 2021

Kick off virtual Mardi Gras celebrations at our New Orleans Resort with a toe-tapping video, stories from our very first guests and more!

Explore Now

Things to Do

Is New Orleans Kid-Friendly?

  • Posted February 11, 2021

Find out if New Orleans is kid-friendly or the right spot for your family vacation based on Sally's review and everything her crew did together.

Explore Now
Beignets placed on a table with some coffee on white plates.

Travel Tips

How to Make Beignets: THE Sweet Treat of New Orleans

  • Posted February 9, 2021

Learn the secret to making the perfect beignets, a New Orleans staple. These sweet, pillowy, sugary pastries make a great treat for breakfast and dessert.

Explore Now
A family walks towards the Susan Constant ship at Jamestown Settlement in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Resort Visits

The Best Place to Stay in Williamsburg, VA: Our Family’s Experience

  • Posted February 1, 2021

Wondering what the best place to stay in Williamsburg, VA, is? Read about one family of six’s resort stay, including room features, activities and things to do.

Explore Now