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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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The sunrise at the Mesa Arch in the Canyonlands National Park makes the arch glow, Utah, USA.The sunrise at the Mesa Arch in the Canyonlands National Park makes the arch glow, Utah, USA.

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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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Things to Do

7 Best Breweries in Orlando for Families

  • Posted March 8, 2022

Check out the top 7 best breweries in Orlando for families, where you can kick back with a craft beer, play games with the kids and enjoy quality family time.

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Things to Do

Where to Eat & Drink in New Orleans: Restaurants to Visit & Recipes for Home

  • Posted February 22, 2022

Find out where to eat and drink in New Orleans to get a real taste of the city’s classic flavors. Plus, get 4 NOLA recipes to bring home with you.

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Things to Do

5 Iconic Dessert Places in Orlando That’ll Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

  • Posted February 8, 2022

Satisfy your sweet tooth with these top 5 iconic dessert places in Orlando, from warm, gooey cookies to decked-out doughnuts and so much more sugary goodness.

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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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Things to Do

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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Things to Do

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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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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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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Things to Do

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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Things to Do

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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Things to Do

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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Things to Do

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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