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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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A woman (left) black pullover while hugging a man (right) wearing a red pullover and grey hat in front of a mountain range at Lake Tahoe, Nevada.

Destination Ideas

3 Stunning Mountain Getaways to Explore This Year

  • Posted June 30, 2021

Check out 3 unique mountain getaways that’ll be the peak of your travels this year, plus tips for choosing between them from someone who’s been to all 3.

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A man wearing a white robe on a green couch (left) holds a glass of champagne in his right hand while pouring the green bottle in this left hand for a woman (right) also wearing a white robe on a purple couch.

Resort Visits

New Orleans Resort: Should You Book the Standard or Signature Collection Villa?

  • Posted June 28, 2021

Check out one couple’s candid — and highly entertaining — comparison of the standard and Signature Collection one-bedroom villas at New Orleans Resort.

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A young boy wearing a neon green life jacket on a kayak holds a paddle and looks towards two trees criss-crossed over the river.

Destination Ideas

5 Nature-Filled Day Trips from Orlando

  • Posted June 24, 2021

Check out these 5 day trips from Orlando where you’ll find nature all around you, from seeing manatees to swimming in springs to hiking on winding trails.

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A man (left) wears a light grey crewneck sweater next to a woman (right) on a beach in Zandvoort, Netherlands.

Travel Tips

Retirement Travel: 7 Secrets to Making the Most of Every Vacation

  • Posted June 22, 2021

Find out 7 secrets to retirement travel and maximizing all your vacations, including helpful, outside-the-box ways to plan, pack, budget and more.

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Destination Ideas

What is There to Do at Each Walt Disney World Park?

  • Posted June 10, 2021

Get the full guide to what there is to do in each Walt Disney World Park in Orlando, including all the different “lands,” rides, places to eat and more.

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Travel Tips

Tips for Overcoming Travel Anxiety

  • Posted June 8, 2021

Get 13 tips for managing your travel anxiety, from the planning stages to actual traveling, so that your next vacation can be as easy and amazing as possible.

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A young boy and his father sit on an orange inner tube in the lazy river in River Island at our Orange Lake resort located in Orlando, FL.

Resort Visits

How to Pick the Perfect Summer Resort for Your Family Vacation

  • Posted June 3, 2021

Find out 5 of the top things to look for when choosing a summer resort to stay at for your next sunny family vacation.

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Sara Perezes youngest daughter (right) is held by her dad in his uniform outside of an air hangar.

Travel Tips

Military Family Vacations: 5 Tips for Making the Most of Your Time Together

  • Posted May 28, 2021

Get 5 tips on taking military family vacations, including planning advice and handling the “unknowns,” from a military spouse and mom of four.

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Featured contributor, Brianna Steele (middle), and her two children pose near our pool at South Beach Resort in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Things to Do

Top 12 Things to Do in Myrtle Beach in the Summer

  • Posted May 24, 2021

Check out the 12 best things to do in Myrtle Beach in the summer! Yes, the beach is included, along with many activities like shows, adventures and more.

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Special Olympic Athlete, Roan Luallen, plays tennis wearing a blue t-shirt and shorts with a safety mask and sunglasses on the courts of our Orange Lake Resort located in Orlando, Florida.

Resort Visits

Every Family is Special: Roan & Sherryll’s Journey with Tennis, Travel & Special Olympics Florida

  • Posted May 19, 2021

Hear Roan and Sherryll’s tennis journey with Special Olympics Florida, including the State Championships in Orlando, their travels together and more.

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Things to Do

How We Saw Manatees on Our Getaway to Cape Canaveral Beach Resort

  • Posted May 12, 2021

Find out when and where to spot manatees in Florida and near Cape Canaveral Beach Resort, based on one couple’s adventures on the Space Coast.

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Things to Do

Top 10 Best Things to Do in Gatlinburg

  • Posted May 10, 2021

Check out the top 10 best things to do in Gatlinburg and in the Smoky Mountains. From coasters and caverns to rapids and more, you’ll find adventure all around.

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