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Welcome to Checking In

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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Destination Ideas

What is Branson Like Right Now?

  • Posted September 30, 2021

Wondering what Branson is like right now? Get a feel for the city, things to do and where to stay from Amanda, who recently took a Missouri family vacation there.

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A young boy (right) and a young girl (left) sit in inner tubes while floating down a lazy river.

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 the Tardio family on their first Orange Lake Resort vacation! ¡Siga a la familia Tardio en sus primeras vacaciones en Orange Lake Resort! (Story in both English & Spanish.)

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Check In With Us

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 and Pinterest, too.

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Member Memories

9 Ways to Make the Most of Your Vacation Ownership

  • Posted August 11, 2021

Read 9 tips for how to maximize your vacation ownership, all based on one family’s decades of experience with timeshares.

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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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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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Author, Danny Pitaluga (left), and son, Joey (right), wear their swimsuits near a fountain park area at our Orange Lake Resort located in Orlando, Florida.

Member Memories

What Vacation Ownership is Like: The Gift of Family Vacations

  • Posted December 17, 2020

Hear one family’s vacation ownership story, and find out how timeshares work, how and why they became owners, how they dealt with buyer’s remorse and more.

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Member Memories

Tips for Traveling with Disabilities

  • Posted October 5, 2020

Learn the best tips for traveling with disabilities from Danny of Accessible Vacations. He’ll share his story, personal advice and favorite ways to vacation.

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Member Memories

What Are the Best Beaches in Florida?

  • Posted August 29, 2020

Discover 18 of the best beaches in Florida recommended by real people. Spoiler: They’re all great choices for your next sunny beach getaway.

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