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Celebrating 40 Years of Amazing Vacations

Read all about our past, present and future from our CEO John Staten.

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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.

Author, Danny Pitaluga (left), and son, Joey (right), wear their swimsuits near a fountain park area at our Orange Lake Resort located in Orlando, Florida.

Member Memories

What Vacation Ownership is Like: The Gift of Family Vacations

  • Posted December 17, 2020

Hear one family’s vacation ownership story, and find out how timeshares work, how and why they became owners, how they dealt with buyer’s remorse and more.

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Member Memories

9 Ways to Make the Most of Your Vacation Ownership

  • Posted May 10, 2022

Read 9 tips for how to maximize your vacation ownership, all based on one family’s decades of experience with timeshares.

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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, YouTube and Pinterest, too.

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Two young boys running from a woman and man sitting under a walll mural that reads, 'Greetings from Galveston Texas.'

Things to Do

The Perfect Weekend Itinerary for Galveston Seaside Resort

  • Posted November 30, 2021

Check out Onyi’s weekend itinerary for Galveston Seaside Resort, where she covers the top things you can do in 2 days at this beachy Texas oasis.

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Travel Tips

Holiday Gift Guide for Travel Lovers

  • Posted November 24, 2021

Check out this quick, easy and online holiday gift guide for travel lovers with ideas of all types from eco-friendly to tech essentials and more.

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Natural Bridge Caverns outdoor winter wonderland area. Photo courtesy of Natural Bridge Caverns

Things to Do

Texas Hill Country: Top 7 Things to Do During the Holidays

  • Posted November 19, 2021

Discover 7 family fun holiday activities in Texas Hill Country, including the lit-up River Walk, festive underground caverns and photos with Cowboy Kringle.

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Resort Visits

VIP Experiences: The All-New, Super-Special Way to Do Event Travel

  • Posted November 15, 2021

Read the inside scoop on VIP Experiences, our all-new, fully guided events for Club members, brought to you by Holiday Inn Club Vacations.

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Travel Tips

13 Packing Tips for Your Resort Vacation

  • Posted November 9, 2021

Follow these 13 packing tips for your next resort vacation — all from real resort-goers who shared some easy ways to prep for your trip.

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Resort Visits

Our Thanksgiving Vacation at Orange Lake Resort

  • Posted November 2, 2021

Check out Niccole’s Thanksgiving vacation in Orlando, including how she prepped her feast and spent quality family time at Orange Lake Resort.

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Things to Do

Your Ultimate Lake Tahoe Hiking Guide: Best Trails, Tips, Things to Do & More

  • Posted October 26, 2021

Check out the 5 best Lake Tahoe hiking trails, tips, where to stay, things to do and much more based on one expert traveler’s experiences in this gorgeous area.

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Things to Do

How Should You Spend One Day in Boston?

  • Posted October 21, 2021

Find out the best ways to spend one day in Boston. This 24-hour itinerary has ideas for visitors of all ages and even other activities you can swap out.

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Travel Tips

5 Travel Tips for New Parents That'll Make Your Getaway Smooth Sailing

  • Posted October 19, 2021

Get 5 travel tips for new parents from Danny. From flying with car seats to planning road trips, he has expert tips from traveling with his newborn, toddler and wife.

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Things to Do

LEGOLAND Florida: 2 Kids Rank & Review Their Theme Park Day!

  • Posted October 14, 2021

Explore what LEGOLAND Florida is like as 2 kids rank and review their favorite attractions at this awesome theme park.

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A young girl (left) embraces a young boy (right) in front of a sign that reads, 'Chicago.'

Destination Ideas

Our Fun Family Getaway Near Chicago

  • Posted October 12, 2021

Read all about one family’s getaway near Chicago and their favorite activities in and outside the city, including the SkyDeck, horseback riding and more.

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Resort Visits

Our Fun Fall Vacation at Falladays

  • Posted October 6, 2021

See how this family spent their fall vacation enjoying fun activities like Ghostly Mini Golf, trick-or-treating, cheesy eats, boat days and more.

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