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12 Ways to Make a Summer Splash in Myrtle Beach

Discover the top things to do on summer break in Myrtle Beach.

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The sun sets near the Pier at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.The sun sets near the Pier at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

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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.

Things to Do

Best Restaurants in San Antonio: Your Complete Guide to Foodie Fun

  • Posted May 17, 2022

Get your guide to the best restaurants in San Antonio. This foodie’s helping you discover the most delicious barbecue, Tex-Mex, brunch and more.

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Travel Tips

Best Family Beach Vacation Packing List for Sunny, Sandy Fun [Free, Printable PDF]

  • Posted May 4, 2021

Check off everything on this family beach vacation packing list so you don’t forget a thing on your sunny getaway. Plus, download it for free.

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Featured Contributor, Danny Pitaluga, wears sunglasses and swim trunks while sitting in a yellow beach wheelchair on the sand as waves roll in.

Travel Tips

How to Plan a Wheelchair-Friendly Beach Trip

  • Posted March 30, 2021

Learn top tips for planning a wheelchair-friendly beach trip, including what to pack, getting onto the beach and more, from Danny of @accessiblevacations.

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Sunrise at Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park

Destination Ideas

7 Best National Parks for a Summer Family Vacation

  • Posted March 24, 2021

Find out the best national parks for families to visit in the summer. From the northwest to the Atlantic coast, you’ll discover plenty of outdoor fun.

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Featured Contributor, Amanda Nall (middle) poses with her two friends on the beach near our Galveston Beach Resort in Galveston, Tx.

Destination Ideas

Galveston Weekend Getaway: All About Our Girls’ Trip

  • Posted March 22, 2021

Find out how to have the ultimate Galveston weekend getaway as Amanda shares all about her girls’ trip, including things to do, where to stay and more.

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A boy wearing orange snow jacket, pants and white helmet makes his way down a snowy slopes on a snowboard.

Resort Visits

Lake Tahoe Skiing: 8 Reasons Skiers & Snowboarders Love Tahoe Ridge Resort

  • Posted March 19, 2021

Find out 8 reasons people go to Tahoe Ridge Resort for Lake Tahoe skiing adventures, fom the direct-access gondola to gorgeous mountain views.

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Featured Contributor, Melody Forsyth (left), backpacks with her daughter, Ruby (right), as they touch some rock formations.

Travel Tips

3 Tips for Traveling with Kids with Down Syndrome: Melody & Ruby’s Story

  • Posted March 18, 2021

Get helpful family tips for traveling with kids with Down syndrome, as one mom shares her story and advice for vacationing with a child with special needs.

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Featured Member, Sara Perezes husband poses with their four children outdoors.

Member Memories

Is a Timeshare Right for Your Family?

  • Posted March 16, 2021

Get answers to frequently asked timeshare questions, like “Is a timeshare right for my family?” and more from a timeshare owner and military mom of four.

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Featured Contributor, Jennifer C. Harmon (left) and her two girlfriends wear hiking boots as their feet sit near the top of a waterfall.

Things to Do

Gatlinburg Girls Trip: 9 Things to Do on Your Weekend Getaway

  • Posted March 10, 2021

Check out these top things to do on your Gatlinburg girls’ trip, including hiking, outdoor adventures and places to get the best grub with your crew.

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Featured Contributor, Ashlyn George, stands with a horse in front of the Canadian mountain range.

Travel Tips

Solo Travel for Women: 8 Empowering Tips for Safe & Amazing Vacations

  • Posted March 8, 2021

Read 8 safety tips about solo travel for women from an expert traveler. Ashlyn shares must-read advice and personal stories for any woman planning a solo trip.

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Roux rides a white horse on Prince Charming Regal Carrousel at Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World® Resort wearing a pink fuzzy jacket and a 'Little Mermaid' face mask.

Resort Visits

17 Tips for Planning a Multi-Family Vacation: Our Trip to Disney World

  • Posted March 4, 2021

Get 17 tips for planning a multi-family vacation in Orlando, including advice for traveling, going to Walt Disney World Theme Parks and deciding where to stay.

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Featured Contributor, Chris Johnston's two daughters, Kyler (right) and Kyndall (left), wear multi-colored snorkel gear while holding onto a rope in the ocean.

Travel Tips

8 Snorkeling Tips for Your Family’s First Ocean Outing

  • Posted February 26, 2021

Get 8 snorkeling tips for families based on one mom’s first ocean adventure with her two kids. Plus, see what it’s like to snorkel in Florida.

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Featured Contributor, Angie Orth (far-right), and her friends hold their putters outside on our mini-golf course.

Resort Visits

How to Plan a Friends Vacation: Our Group Getaway in Orlando

  • Posted February 24, 2021

Learn how to plan a super fun friends vacation with tips and recommendations from Angie (of AngieAway) as she relives her group getaway at Orange Lake Resort.

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Cape Canaveral Beach with Lifeguard hut at sunset.

Things to Do

6 Cape Canaveral Couples’ Getaway Ideas

  • Posted February 22, 2021

Discover 6 Cape Canaveral couples’ getaway ideas for your romantic beach vacation to Florida’s east coast. You’ll read about where to stay, what to do and more.

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