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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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