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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.

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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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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A mural with animated projection mapping in various colors of purple, orange, yellow and magenta featured in the lobby of our resort in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Resort Visits

All About the Oh-So-Stunning New Orleans Mural at Our Resort

  • Posted January 13, 2021

Learn all about a New Orleans mural that comes alive with bright colors and jazz music at New Orleans Resort. See the inspiration, artist and process behind it.

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Author, Brenda Rivera Stearns' daughter, Victoria, floating along the lazy river in a blue innertube at our South Beach resort in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Resort Visits

Our Family’s First Trip to Myrtle Beach

  • Posted December 23, 2020

Take a trip to Myrtle Beach with this family of seven! You’ll find out where to stay, 5 family-friendly things to do, planning tips and more.

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Exterior image of our New Orleans resort in the twilight hour.

Resort Visits

Our New Resort in New Orleans: 21 Things We’re Most Excited About

  • Posted December 7, 2020

Now that our New Orleans Resort is open, discover the 21 things we’re most excited about, from big villas and beignets to Bourbon Street and more.

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Author, Kimberly Gelin's daughter (left), sits at her dining table in our Villa at Orange Lake Resort in Florida with her iPad for virtual learning.

Resort Visits

Work & Schoolcation Tips for Families: Orlando Edition

  • Posted December 1, 2020

Get travel advice on work and schoolcation routines from one mom’s recent trip to Orange Lake Resort in Orlando, Florida.

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Raff with her family by the pool at Orange Lake Resort

Travel Tips

How to Potty Train While Traveling

  • Posted November 20, 2020

Learn how to potty train while traveling with Raff of @raffoutloud. She's got 3 three-year-olds and a whole lot of vacation tips on this topic.

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Jessica and her son laughing together while he sits on her shoulders as they hike in the Arizona desert.

Resort Visits

Scottsdale Vacation Tips: How to Plan a Family Adventure

  • Posted November 18, 2020

Discover family-friendly Scottsdale vacation tips from Jessica of Bring the Kids as she and her family discover the outdoors and visit our Scottsdale Resort.

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Resort Visits

How to Plan a Nature-Filled Family Trip to Branson, MO

  • Posted October 22, 2020

Angelica from Toddlin’ Across America gives us an inside look at her family’s recent nature-filled travels to our Holiday Hills Resort in Branson, Missouri.

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Featured Contributor, Clarissa Laskey (middle), kayaks with her daughter (right) in a blue kayak while her son (left) kayaks in his own green kayak.

Travel Tips

Traveling Solo with Children: One Mom’s Take on One-Parent Vacations

  • Posted October 7, 2020

Hear one mom’s experiences with traveling solo with her children. She’ll share why she loves it and memories from her trip to Orange Lake Resort in Orlando.

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Resort Visits

The Perfect Texas Staycation: Our Family’s Visit to Falladays

  • Posted October 1, 2020

Discover the ultimate fall family vacation at Falladays. Read how one family describes their autumn and Halloween adventures at our Villages Resort in Texas.

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Resort Visits

Things to Do in Lake Tahoe: What to See, What to Eat, & Where to Stay

  • Posted September 17, 2020

Find out the best things to do in Lake Tahoe and personal recommendations from one family’s recent RV trip. Plus, get info on places to eat and where to stay.

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Clarissa Laskey's kids tubing on the lake at Orange Lake Resort

Resort Visits

7 Ways to “Fall” in Love with Orange Lake Resort This Fall

  • Posted September 10, 2020

Check out 7 ways you can extend your summer just a little bit longer and have the best Florida fall vacation with your family at Orange Lake Resort.

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Family sitting near the pool at Orange Lake Resort in Orlando, FL

Resort Visits

How to Pack Up the Whole Family for a Cross-Country Vacation

  • Posted September 1, 2020

Learn how to pack up your family for a cross-country vacation as one mom offers tips on “packing smarter” and describes her family-of-five’s trip to Orlando.

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