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Find the Best Food in the Big Easy

Learn how to eat (and drink) your way through New Orleans.

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Buildings on Bourbon Street near New Orleans Resort.Buildings on Bourbon Street near New Orleans Resort.

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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.

Travel Tips

Is it Better to Travel During the Week or Weekend?

  • Posted February 1, 2022

Find out the benefits of traveling both during the week and the weekend with topics like cost, transportation, activities, lodging and more.

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Travel Tips

Walt Disney World Packing List for Kids & Parents [Free, Printable PDF]

  • Posted December 14, 2021

Download and print this handy Walt Disney World packing list to make sure you have everything you need for your family’s best day ever.

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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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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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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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Things to Do

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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Things to Do

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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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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Things to Do

5 Best Things to Do at Ripley’s Aquarium in Gatlinburg

  • Posted September 16, 2021

Dive into the 5 best things to do at Ripley’s Aquarium in Gatlinburg, Tennessee! Niccole is sharing her family’s top favorite must-see underwater wonders.

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A caucasian man (left), a caucasian woman (middle) and an African American woman stand in front of the Anna Ruby Falls waterfall surrounded by lush green woods.

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The Perfect One-Day Itinerary for Helen, Georgia

  • Posted August 25, 2021

Plan out your time in Helen, Georgia, with this one-day itinerary! Ashley’s sharing the best things to do from her day trip, including tubing, hiking and more.

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6 Ways to Find Fun in The Berkshires with Your Kids

  • Posted August 17, 2021

Find out 6 ways to have family fun in The Berkshires with kids, as one mom describes her family vacation in South Lee and local activities for all abilities.

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A Taste of Our Top Favorites from Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

  • Posted August 9, 2021

Discover everything we loved about this year’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, including our favorite foods, drinks, entertainment, merch and more.

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Your Guide to Outdoor Family Fun at Villages Resort in Flint, Texas

  • Posted August 5, 2021

Check out Felicia’s guide to family fun at Villages Resort in Flint, Texas. You’ll get the best outdoorsy things to do, where to eat, tips and more.

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