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Find Your Winter Vacation Spot

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

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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.

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.

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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.

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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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Things to Do

Your Guide to Family Fun at Kennedy Space Center

  • Posted January 11, 2022

Find out how to have a blast with your crew at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Cape Canaveral, from rockets to astronaut exhibits and more.

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Featured contributor, Tori Ferrante (right) and her husband embrace in front of the Orlando Icon Ferris Wheel at ICON park under a blue sky.

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Top 9 Most Romantic Things to Do in Orlando

  • Posted December 29, 2021

Check out the 9 most romantic things to do in Orlando. With beautiful views, exciting experiences and more, you’ll get the perfect date ideas.

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Two adults and five children stand on a snow-covered mountain wearing winter apparel.

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Your Go-To Lake Tahoe Winter Activities Guide

  • Posted December 28, 2021

Get ready for snowy fun with this Lake Tahoe winter activities guide as Jessica shares things to do, tips, where to stay and more.

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A woman in a striped, black blouse stands next to a young girl in an orange t-shirt in front of a mountain range.

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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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Two young boys running from a woman and man sitting under a walll mural that reads, 'Greetings from Galveston Texas.'

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The Perfect Weekend Itinerary for Galveston Seaside Resort

  • Posted November 30, 2021

Check out Onyi’s weekend itinerary for Galveston Seaside Resort, where she covers the top things you can do in 2 days at this beachy Texas oasis.

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Natural Bridge Caverns outdoor winter wonderland area. Photo courtesy of Natural Bridge Caverns

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Texas Hill Country: Top 7 Things to Do During the Holidays

  • Posted November 19, 2021

Discover 7 family fun holiday activities in Texas Hill Country, including the lit-up River Walk, festive underground caverns and photos with Cowboy Kringle.

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A caucasian woman wearing a mustard shirt, white baseball cap, black leggings and boots sits on a rock near a lake surrounded by pine trees on a rocky mountainscape.

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Your Ultimate Lake Tahoe Hiking Guide: Best Trails, Tips, Things to Do & More

  • Posted October 26, 2021

Check out the 5 best Lake Tahoe hiking trails, tips, where to stay, things to do and much more based on one expert traveler’s experiences in this gorgeous area.

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Two men and a woman pose next to several bronze statues of a duck and her ducklings wearing bonnets.

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How Should You Spend One Day in Boston?

  • Posted October 21, 2021

Find out the best ways to spend one day in Boston. This 24-hour itinerary has ideas for visitors of all ages and even other activities you can swap out.

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Two young girls (far left and far right) pose with a LEGO family on a bench.

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LEGOLAND Florida: 2 Kids Rank & Review Their Theme Park Day!

  • Posted October 14, 2021

Explore what LEGOLAND Florida is like as 2 kids rank and review their favorite attractions at this awesome theme park.

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Halloween Horror Nights: Your Guide to Frightful Fun at Universal Orlando This Year

  • Posted September 28, 2021

Get this year’s guide to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando and find out how to have a scary-good time with Tom’s haunted house reviews and tips.

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A young boy and man sit in the middle of a wildflower field.

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7 Fun Things to Do in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

  • Posted September 22, 2021

Check out 7 fun things to do in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, as Rob shares his family’s favorite activities, including farm mazes and lake cruises.

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Sue the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever discovered stands in an exhibit hall.

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7 Chicago Museums You NEED to Visit

  • Posted September 20, 2021

Put these 7 Chicago museums at the top of your must-see list while you’re in the Windy City. You’ll dive into sea life, astronomy, art, history and more.

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