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12 Ways to Make a Summer Splash in Myrtle Beach

Discover the top things to do on summer break in Myrtle Beach.

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The sun sets near the Pier at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.The sun sets near the Pier at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

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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.

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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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Travel Tips

Best Family Beach Vacation Packing List for Sunny, Sandy Fun [Free, Printable PDF]

  • Posted May 4, 2021

Check off everything on this family beach vacation packing list so you don’t forget a thing on your sunny getaway. Plus, download it for free.

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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.

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Universal Studio park entrance featuring the Universal Globe (left).

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What It’s Like Visiting Universal Orlando During COVID-19

  • Posted October 16, 2020

Get insider info on what Universal Orlando Resort is like during COVID-19, including safety measures, rides, wait times and more.

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Dakota, Theresa's son, reaches from his stroller to embrace Elmo and Abby Cadabby outside Sesame Street Land.

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What It’s Like Visiting SeaWorld Orlando During COVID-19

  • Posted October 15, 2020

Check out what SeaWorld Orlando is like during COVID-19 as one theme-park-goer shares her experiences with safety, crowds, Sesame Street Land and more.

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Left: The Tree of Life at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. Right: Storm Troopers stand at Disney's Hollywood Studios at Star Wars: Rise fo the Resistance.

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What It’s Like Visiting Disney's Animal Kingdom & Hollywood Studios During COVID-19

  • Posted October 14, 2020

Get the inside scoop on what Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios is like during COVID-19. You’ll hear about rides, safety, mobile ordering and more.

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Left: Cinderella's Castle at Magic Kingdom. Right: Spaceship Earth at EPCOT.

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What It’s Like Visiting Disney's Magic Kingdom & Epcot During COVID-19

  • Posted October 13, 2020

Hear all about what it’s like at Disney’s Magic Kingdom and Epcot Theme Parks during COVID-19, including updates on rides, crowds, safety measures and more.

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Featured Contributor, Clarissa Laskey (middle), kayaks with her daughter (right) in a blue kayak while her son (left) kayaks in his own green kayak.

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Traveling Solo with Children: One Mom’s Take on One-Parent Vacations

  • Posted October 7, 2020

Hear one mom’s experiences with traveling solo with her children. She’ll share why she loves it and memories from her trip to Orange Lake Resort in Orlando.

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Danny at the airport next to all his luggage

Member Memories

Tips for Traveling with Disabilities

  • Posted October 5, 2020

Learn the best tips for traveling with disabilities from Danny of Accessible Vacations. He’ll share his story, personal advice and favorite ways to vacation.

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Resort Visits

The Perfect Texas Staycation: Our Family’s Visit to Falladays

  • Posted October 1, 2020

Discover the ultimate fall family vacation at Falladays. Read how one family describes their autumn and Halloween adventures at our Villages Resort in Texas.

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Ashley's kids posing in the airport terminal.

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Flying During COVID-19: A Family’s Experience

  • Posted September 29, 2020

Get tips for flying during COVID-19 with your family, especially with little ones, based on one family of six’s recent travel experiences.

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Jessica's kids sitting on the edge of a rock in front of gorgeous fall foliage and mountainous landscapes

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Hiking with Kids: 10 Easy Tips

  • Posted September 23, 2020

Discover 10 great pieces of advice for hiking with kids from mother of five and the voice behind the Bring the Kids travel blog, Jessica Averett.

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Resort Visits

Things to Do in Lake Tahoe: What to See, What to Eat, & Where to Stay

  • Posted September 17, 2020

Find out the best things to do in Lake Tahoe and personal recommendations from one family’s recent RV trip. Plus, get info on places to eat and where to stay.

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Jeff taking a selfie at Tom's Thumb lookout trail.

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Top 10 Best Things to Do in Scottsdale

  • Posted September 15, 2020

Check out our local expert’s take on the top 10 best things to do in Scottsdale (and nearby), including golf, off-roading, hiking and much more.

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Jessica's kids playing in the RV.

Travel Tips

RV Trips with Kids: 10 Tips for Success

  • Posted September 9, 2020

Learn how you can make RV trips with kids a smoother ride and find out if RV travel is a good option for your family vacation with these 10 tips and tricks.

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