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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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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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Destination Ideas

Branson, Missouri: 10 Ways to Have Some Serious Family Fun

  • Posted September 27, 2022

Find out how to have some serious family fun in Branson, Missouri — from theme parks to go karts to boating and more. Amanda has the inside scoop!

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Destination Ideas

7 Stunning National Parks to Visit This Fall

  • Posted September 13, 2022

Discover the 7 best fall national parks to visit for cooler weather, beautiful scenery and outdoor adventure, from Florida to Colorado and more.

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Destination Ideas

Your Guide to Hiking in Gatlinburg: Trails, Tips, Food & More

  • Posted August 23, 2022

Check out your full guide to hiking in Gatlinburg, including 6 of the best trails, tips, great recommendations for things to do and where to eat afterward.

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Destination Ideas

7 Best National Parks for a Summer Family Vacation

  • Posted July 5, 2022

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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Things to Do

How to Do New Orleans Like a Local: Things to Do & Places to Eat

  • Posted May 31, 2022

Check out 20 of the best things to do in New Orleans and local places to eat — all family-friendly, all amazing and all written by local NOLA mom, Catherine.

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Destination Ideas

5 Best Budget-Friendly Spring Vacations for Families

  • Posted March 15, 2022

Check out these 5 budget-friendly spring vacations as Angelica shares her family’s favorites, from Florida to Delaware to Virginia and more.

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Destination Ideas

9 Impactful Places to Visit & Learn About Black History

  • Posted February 15, 2022

Find out the best places to learn about Black history in America and understand the accomplishments and innovations of Black figures in the face of adversity.

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Destination Ideas

Best Vacation Spots for Couples: Our 10 Favorite Trips Together

  • Posted January 4, 2022

Check out these 10 best vacation spots for couples from KJ and Sarah, who describe their favorite trips together, from Vermont to Texas to Utah and more.

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Things to Do

7 Ways to Relax, Unwind & Step Back in Time in Genoa, Nevada

  • Posted December 21, 2021

Plan your trip to Genoa, Nevada, with this guide on how to relax, unwind and step back in time with hot springs, nature and more.

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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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Destination Ideas

7 Halloween Vacations for SpoOoky Family Fun

  • Posted October 4, 2021

Check out 7 Halloween vacations that are frightfully fun for families! Discover what makes each place spooky, its top attractions and where to stay.

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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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