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7 Beautiful National Parks to See This Fall

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

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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Author, Jessica Averett, and her family sit on the ski lift in winter apparel and ski gear.

Travel Tips

Planning a Family Ski Trip: 8 Easy Tips for Your First One

  • Posted November 4, 2020

Get 8 family ski trip tips from Jessica, a pro winter sport mom of 5. She's sharing how to dress, prep for your first day and more.

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Author, Sarah Conroy, and son, Logan, sit on a lake pier mimicking an airplane with their arms.

Travel Tips

Tips for Flying with Kids This Holiday Season

  • Posted November 2, 2020

Check out one mom’s best tips for flying with kids this holiday season, including advice for flying with babies and toddlers and traveling during COVID-19.

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Destination Ideas

Top 7 Holiday Experiences in the Berkshires

  • Posted October 29, 2020

Wondering what to do in the Berkshires during the holiday season? Check out the top 7 best holiday experiences from a real Massachusetts native.

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Chris' husband (middle) and daughters sitting at a Bryce Canyon National Park overlook.

Destination Ideas

How to Do 5 Utah National Parks in an RV

  • Posted October 27, 2020

A kindergarten teacher, wife and mom of two shares how she and her family hit up all 5 Utah National Parks … in an RV … during COVID-19.

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Brenda's family sits in their villa with work and play.

Travel Tips

How to Take a Schoolcation: Myrtle Beach Edition

  • Posted October 26, 2020

Get tips on how to mix virtual school with fun from Brenda, a mom of five who planned a schoolcation at South Beach Resort in Myrtle Beach.

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Resort Visits

How to Plan a Nature-Filled Family Trip to Branson, MO

  • Posted October 22, 2020

Angelica from Toddlin’ Across America gives us an inside look at her family’s recent nature-filled travels to our Holiday Hills Resort in Branson, Missouri.

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Angelica's children sitting on the steps of their RV.

Travel Tips

Helpful RV Travel Tips: Branson Road Trip Edition

  • Posted October 21, 2020

Angelica from Toddlin’ Across America offers some great RV travel tips and advice from her family’s recent road trip adventure to Branson, Missouri.

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Left: Mindy and Kamri pose near their SUV with a pink suitcase in tow. Top-Right: Kamri sporting the dutch-braid hairstyle. Bottom-right: Kamri sporting the dutch-braid hairstyle from a profile.

Travel Tips

Travel-Perfect Hairstyle Tutorial with Mindy McKnight

  • Posted October 19, 2020

Follow along with this Double Dutch Braid step-by-step tutorial, the perfect hairstyle for vacation travels, from Mindy McKnight of Cute Girls Hairstyles.

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

Things to Do

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.

Things to Do

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.

Things to Do

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.

Things to Do

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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