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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.

Two boys stand in front of a mural that reads,  'Branson Vibes'.

Destination Ideas

What is Branson Like Right Now?

  • Posted September 30, 2021

Wondering what Branson is like right now? Get a feel for the city, things to do and where to stay from Amanda, who recently took a Missouri family vacation there.

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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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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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The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas underneath a blue, cloudy sunset sky.

Virtual Vacations

16 Virtual Things to Do in Texas from Home

  • Posted August 4, 2020

Get ready for your Lone Star State trip by checking out 16 virtual things to do in Texas from home.

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Virtual Vacations

12 Vacation-Themed Coloring Sheets & Activities for Kids

  • Posted August 4, 2020

Download these printable, vacation-themed coloring sheets and activities for kids to keep the little ones entertained.

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Virtual Vacations

How to Create Your Own Rock Garden a la Holly Lake Resort

  • Posted August 4, 2020

Get outside and grab some rocks to create your own rock garden just like the one you can find at our Holly Lake Resort.

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Lakeside dock at the lake near Timber Creek Resort in De Soto, MO

Virtual Vacations

Picture Yourself at Our Resorts with These Dreamy Backgrounds

  • Posted March 1, 2020

Put yourself back at one of our resorts by downloading one of our backgrounds that you can use on Zoom, your phone or desktop.

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Beach views at Cape Canaveral Beach Resort

Virtual Vacations

Enjoy Some Virtual Vacation Videos from Home

  • Posted March 1, 2020

Slip away by watching a virtual vacation video and imagining yourself at one of our resorts.

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