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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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Things to Do

Your Guide to Outdoor Family Fun at Villages Resort in Flint, Texas

  • Posted August 5, 2021

Check out Felicia’s guide to family fun at Villages Resort in Flint, Texas. You’ll get the best outdoorsy things to do, where to eat, tips and more.

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Things to Do

6 Best Things to Do in Branson, Missouri, Recommended by a Local

  • Posted August 3, 2021

Check out the 6 best things to do in Branson, Missouri — all recommended by a local of 32 years. You’ll find foodie spots, outdoor adventures and family fun.

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Things to Do

2021 Orlando Theme Park Guide

  • Posted August 2, 2021

Check out this Orlando theme park guide to learn about the new safety measures you should expect next time you hit up some rides.

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Things to Do

Disney Springs: Best Things to Do for Families & Couples

  • Posted July 28, 2021

Find out what the best things to do at Disney Springs are for families during the day and for adults and couples on date night.

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Travel Tips

Broadway Shows in NYC: Your Guide to Theater This Year

  • Posted July 22, 2021

Get insider info on Broadway shows in New York City, including 8 tips and tricks on where to get tickets, how to navigate the city and more.

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Things to Do

SeaWorld Orlando: Your Guide to Exhibits, Shows, Rides & More

  • Posted July 21, 2021

Dive into what SeaWorld Orlando is like and find out the best exhibits, attractions and rides to hit up on your next visit.

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Featured Author, Jennifer Probst (right) stands with her niece (left) in front of a hill that overlooks the coastline of Italy.

Destination Ideas

How to Plan an Italy Vacation: Travel Memories from a Multi-Generational Family Adventure

  • Posted July 21, 2021

Hear travel memories from best-selling author Jennifer Probst’s Italy vacation, including planning tips, favorite places, best family experiences and more.

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Things to Do

7 Best Things to Do in Marco Island for Your Family Vacation

  • Posted July 19, 2021

Find out what the best things to do in Marco Island are for your next sunny, beachy, fun family vacation.

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Things to Do

5 Best Things to Do in the Everglades for Families

  • Posted July 15, 2021

Check out 5 of the best things to do in the Everglades, from airboat rides to national park tours, for your next Florida family vacation.

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A Latinx groom wearing a black suit and (right) and a caucasian bride with a long train (left) dance with each other in front of a brick facade.

Destination Ideas

Where to Stay for Your Orlando Wedding

  • Posted July 13, 2021

Get insider info on the best place to stay for your Orlando wedding by a newly married bride and soon-to-be mom from Michigan.

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Things to Do

2021 Theme Park Guide for Resort Guests

  • Posted July 9, 2021

Learn about what safety measures the attractions near our resorts are taking with this 2021 theme park safety guide.

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Things to Do

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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