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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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A man, two young toddlers, and two young girls sit on a festive stack of hay bails.

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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An oversized Jack O' Lantern sits on bales of hay at night.

Destination Ideas

7 Halloween Vacations for SpoOoky Family Fun

  • Posted October 4, 2021

Check out 7 Halloween vacations that are frightfully fun for families! Discover what makes each place spooky, its top attractions and where to stay.

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Two boys stand in front of a mural that reads,  'Branson Vibes'.

Destination Ideas

What is Branson Like Right Now?

  • Posted September 30, 2021

Get a feel for what Branson is like to visit, along with things to do and where to stay, from Amanda, who recently took a Missouri family vacation there.

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Two men wearing black t-shirts and shorts stand in front of a mural at night.

Things to Do

Halloween Horror Nights: Your Guide to Frightful Fun at Universal Orlando This Year

  • Posted September 28, 2021

Get this year’s guide to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando and find out how to have a scary-good time with Tom’s haunted house reviews and tips.

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A young boy and man sit in the middle of a wildflower field.

Things to Do

7 Fun Things to Do in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

  • Posted September 22, 2021

Check out 7 fun things to do in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, as Rob shares his family’s favorite activities, including farm mazes and lake cruises.

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Virtual Vacations

3 Easy, Cheesy Recipes to Make This Fall [Free, Printable PDFs]

  • Posted September 21, 2021

Download these 3 super easy, extra cheesy recipes this fall — all “krafted” by Chef Duane from Kraft Macaroni & Cheese.

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Sue the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever discovered stands in an exhibit hall.

Things to Do

7 Chicago Museums You NEED to Visit

  • Posted September 20, 2021

Put these 7 Chicago museums at the top of your must-see list while you’re in the Windy City. You’ll dive into sea life, astronomy, art, history and more.

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Things to Do

5 Best Things to Do at Ripley’s Aquarium in Gatlinburg

  • Posted September 16, 2021

Dive into the 5 best things to do at Ripley’s Aquarium in Gatlinburg, Tennessee! Niccole is sharing her family’s top favorite must-see underwater wonders.

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A young boy (right) and a young girl (left) sit in inner tubes while floating down a lazy river.

Resort Visits

Our First Family Vacation at Orange Lake Resort [La Primera Vacación de Nuestra Familia en Orange Lake Resort]

  • Posted September 14, 2021

Follow this family on their first Orange Lake Resort vacation! ¡Siga eso familia en sus primeras vacaciones en Orange Lake Resort! (Story in English & Spanish.)

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A woman in an orange sweater (front-right) helps serve a meal her husband and daughter (back-left) prepared in their Villa kitchen.

Resort Visits

Falladays Fun Days: Meet the Kraft Chef Behind Our Cheesy, Fall Recipes

  • Posted September 13, 2021

Get an inside look at Falladays at our Texas resorts and Chef Duane’s cheesy, fall recipes brought to you by Kraft Macaroni & Cheese.

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Clarissa Laskey's kids tubing on the lake at Orange Lake Resort

Resort Visits

7 Ways to “Fall” in Love with Orange Lake Resort This Fall

  • Posted September 10, 2021

Check out 7 ways you can extend your summer just a little bit longer and have the best Florida fall vacation with your family at Orange Lake Resort.

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Destination Ideas

Top 10 Fall Getaways to See the Leaves Change Colors

  • Posted September 8, 2021

Check out these top 10 fall getaways to see those magical color-changing leaves. You'll get trip ideas with peak leaf-viewing times and unique places to stay.

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