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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.

Things to Do

A Taste of Our Top Favorites from Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

  • Posted August 9, 2021

Discover everything we loved about this year’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, including our favorite foods, drinks, entertainment, merch and more.

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Travel Tips

11 Ways to Keep Your Toddler (& You) Happy on a Road Trip

  • Posted August 23, 2021

Get 11 road trip activities and tips to keep your toddler happy from this traveling mom of 3 who’s sharing what works and what doesn’t on her family’s long car rides.

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10 Things to Do on Your First New Orleans Vacation

  • Posted July 7, 2021

Check out 10 things to do on your first New Orleans vacation, from must-do tours to classic restaurants and bars — all hand-picked by a born-and-raised local.

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12 Iconic Things You Can (& Should) Do in Vegas Right Now

  • Posted July 5, 2021

Get the inside scoop on the classic things you can do in Vegas right now from Angie, a frequent Vegas visitor who’s sharing her recent trip now that it’s reopened.

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Destination Ideas

3 Stunning Mountain Getaways to Explore This Year

  • Posted June 30, 2021

Check out 3 unique mountain getaway destinations that’ll be the peak of your travels this year, plus tips for choosing between them by someone who’s been to all 3.

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Resort Visits

New Orleans Resort: Should You Book the Standard or Signature Collection Villa?

  • Posted June 28, 2021

Check out one couple’s candid — and highly entertaining — comparison of the standard and Signature Collection one-bedroom villas at New Orleans Resort.

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A young boy wearing a neon green life jacket on a kayak holds a paddle and looks towards two trees criss-crossed over the river.

Destination Ideas

5 Nature-Filled Day Trips from Orlando

  • Posted June 24, 2021

Check out these 5 day trips from Orlando where you’ll find nature all around you, from seeing manatees to swimming in springs to hiking on winding trails.

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Travel Tips

Retirement Travel: 7 Secrets to Making the Most of Every Vacation

  • Posted June 22, 2021

Find out 7 secrets to retirement travel and maximizing all your vacations, including helpful, outside-the-box ways to plan, pack, budget and more.

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The Haby kids riding in the backseat of an open-top Jeep down the Vegas strip.

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Road Trip Tips: Our Best Advice for Families

  • Posted June 16, 2021

Read our best road trip tips for families and couples, including how to do RV travel, packing advice, tips for road tripping with kids and more.

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Destination Ideas

Your Guide to Hiking in Gatlinburg: Trails, Tips, Food & More

  • Posted June 14, 2021

Check out your full guide to hiking in Gatlinburg, including 6 of the best trails, tips, great recommendations for things to do and where to eat afterward.

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Destination Ideas

What is There to Do at Each Walt Disney World Park?

  • Posted June 10, 2021

Check out this full guide to what there is to do in each Walt Disney World Park in Orlando, including all the different “lands,” best rides, places to eat and more.

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Travel Tips

Tips for Overcoming Travel Anxiety

  • Posted June 8, 2021

Get 13 tips for managing your travel anxiety, from the planning stages to actual traveling, so that your next vacation can be as easy and amazing as possible.

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A young boy and his father sit on an orange inner tube in the lazy river in River Island at our Orange Lake resort located in Orlando, FL.

Resort Visits

How to Pick the Perfect Summer Resort for Your Family Vacation

  • Posted June 3, 2021

Find out 5 of the top things to look for when choosing a summer resort to stay at for your next sunny family vacation.

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Resort Visits

6 Reasons to Take a Summer Family Vacation at Orange Lake Resort

  • Posted May 31, 2021

Check out 6 reasons this family fell in love with one of the best resorts in Orlando for summer family vacations, from the lazy river to special activities and more.

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