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Learn how to eat (and drink) your way through New Orleans.

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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.

Travel Tips

Is it Better to Travel During the Week or Weekend?

  • Posted February 1, 2022

Find out the benefits of traveling both during the week and the weekend with topics like cost, transportation, activities, lodging and more.

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Travel Tips

Walt Disney World Packing List for Kids & Parents [Free, Printable PDF]

  • Posted December 14, 2021

Download and print this handy Walt Disney World packing list to make sure you have everything you need for your family’s best day ever.

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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 and Pinterest, too.

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Destination Ideas

9 Impactful Places to Visit & Learn About Black History

  • Posted February 15, 2022

Find out the best places to learn about Black history in America and understand the accomplishments and innovations of Black figures in the face of adversity.

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Things to Do

5 Iconic Dessert Places in Orlando That’ll Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

  • Posted February 8, 2022

Satisfy your sweet tooth with these top 5 iconic dessert places in Orlando, from warm, gooey cookies to decked-out doughnuts and so much more sugary goodness.

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Travel Tips

Is it Better to Travel During the Week or Weekend?

  • Posted February 1, 2022

Find out the benefits of traveling both during the week and the weekend with topics like cost, transportation, activities, lodging and more.

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Travel Tips

What Do You Need to Pack for a Ski Trip? [Free, Printable PDF]

  • Posted January 25, 2022

Find out what you’ll need to pack for a ski trip, from clothes and outerwear to gear and winter essentials. Plus, get a free checklist to print and save.

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Resort Visits

The Cutest Orlando Weekend Itinerary for Your Couples’ Getaway

  • Posted January 18, 2022

Check out this Orlando weekend itinerary to plan a romantic and active couples’ getaway with ideas like hiking, a winery, mini golf and more.

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Things to Do

Your Guide to Family Fun at Kennedy Space Center

  • Posted January 11, 2022

Find out how to have a blast with your crew at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Cape Canaveral, from rockets to astronaut exhibits and more.

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Destination Ideas

Best Vacation Spots for Couples: Our 10 Favorite Trips Together

  • Posted January 4, 2022

Check out these 10 best vacation spots for couples from KJ and Sarah, who describe their favorite trips together, from Vermont to Texas to Utah and more.

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Things to Do

Top 9 Most Romantic Things to Do in Orlando

  • Posted December 29, 2021

Check out the 9 most romantic things to do in Orlando. With beautiful views, exciting experiences and more, you’ll get the perfect date ideas.

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Things to Do

Your Go-To Lake Tahoe Winter Activities Guide

  • Posted December 28, 2021

Get ready for snowy fun with this Lake Tahoe winter activities guide as Jessica shares things to do, tips, where to stay and more.

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Things to Do

7 Ways to Relax, Unwind & Step Back in Time in Genoa, Nevada

  • Posted December 21, 2021

Plan your trip to Genoa, Nevada, with this guide on how to relax, unwind and step back in time with hot springs, nature and more.

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A man, woman, boy and girl stand wearing Disney apparel in front of Cinderella's Castle in Walt Disney World.

Travel Tips

Walt Disney World Packing List for Kids & Parents [Free, Printable PDF]

  • Posted December 14, 2021

Download and print this handy Walt Disney World packing list to make sure you have everything you need for your family’s best day ever.

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Author, Danny Pitaluga (right) sits in his black wheelchair wearing a charcoal hoodie as his wife, Val (middle), and his son, Joey (left), stands on Danny's lap to decorate a Christmas tree outdoors.

Travel Tips

7 Tips for Taking a Fun & Festive Holiday Vacation

  • Posted December 7, 2021

Make your holiday vacation fun and festive with these 7 travel tips, including traditions, ways to unplug and more.

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