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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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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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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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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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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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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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Travel Tips

12 of Our Most Popular Travel Blog Stories: Celebrating Our 1-Year Checking In Blogaversary!

  • Posted September 1, 2021

Check out 12 popular travel blog stories on Checking In, from things to do in Lake Tahoe to travel hairstyle tips by Mindy McKnight and much more in between.

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Destination Ideas

Our Amazing Dallas Staycation at Villages Resort

  • Posted August 31, 2021

See everything this family loved about their Dallas staycation in Flint, Texas, from horseback riding to the indoor waterpark and more.

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A caucasian man (left), a caucasian woman (middle) and an African American woman stand in front of the Anna Ruby Falls waterfall surrounded by lush green woods.

Things to Do

The Perfect One-Day Itinerary for Helen, Georgia

  • Posted August 25, 2021

Plan out your time in Helen, Georgia, with this one-day itinerary! Ashley’s sharing the best things to do from her day trip, including tubing, hiking 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 for keeping your kids happy on long car rides from Angelica, a mom who RVs across the country with her 3 toddlers.

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Things to Do

6 Ways to Find Fun in The Berkshires with Your Kids

  • Posted August 17, 2021

Find out 6 ways to have family fun in The Berkshires with kids, as one mom describes her family vacation in South Lee and local activities for all abilities.

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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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