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Find Your Winter Vacation Spot

See which snowy place is perfect for your winter travel personality.

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Two men walk a snow-covered trail in a pine tree forest wearing snowboarding gear and carrying snowboards.Two men walk a snow-covered trail in a pine tree forest wearing snowboarding gear and carrying snowboards.

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.

Featured Contributor, Jessica Averett (right), wears a winter jacket, sunglasses, and white bike helmet while riding a Fat Tire bike in the snow next to a man in front of the mountains.

Travel Tips

5 Best Winter Sports for Families (Besides Skiing)

  • Posted February 17, 2021

Check out the best winter sports for families (that aren’t skiing) for your next snowy family vacation. These 5 activities are perfect for all ages.

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Featured Co-author, Christine, stands on Venice Beach wearing black tanks and leggings in front of the boardwalk and various exercise areas.

Travel Tips

8 Travel Workout Tips for Staying Active on Vacation

  • Posted January 4, 2021

Unlock 8 fitness secrets that'll help you tackle your travel workouts and stay active on vacation from 3 CycleBar instructors.

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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 and Pinterest, too.

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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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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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Resort Visits

A Special Inside Look at Our New Resort in New Orleans

  • Posted August 24, 2020

Get an inside look at what our brand-new New Orleans Resort looks like before your stay, including historic details, villa décor, interior design and more.

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