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Find Your Winter Vacation Spot

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

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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.

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.

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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Things to Do

2021 Theme Park Guide for Resort Guests

  • Posted July 9, 2021

Learn about what safety measures the attractions near our resorts are taking with this 2021 theme park safety guide.

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Bourbon Street under a sunny blue sky with street performers near New Orleans Resort.

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10 Things to Do on Your First New Orleans Vacation

  • Posted July 7, 2021

Check out 10 things to do on your first New Orleans vacation, from must-do tours to classic restaurants and bars — all hand-picked by a born-and-raised local.

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A caucasian woman wearing sunglasses (left) poses near a caucasian man wearing sunglasses and a hat (right) in front of the 'Welcome to Las Vegas Nevada' marquee sign.

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12 Iconic Things You Can (& Should) Do in Vegas Right Now

  • Posted July 5, 2021

Get the inside scoop on the classic things you can do in Vegas right now from Angie, a frequent visitor describing her recent trip since the city reopened.

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A young boy wearing a neon green life jacket on a kayak holds a paddle and looks towards two trees criss-crossed over the river.

Destination Ideas

5 Nature-Filled Day Trips from Orlando

  • Posted June 24, 2021

Check out these 5 day trips from Orlando where you’ll find nature all around you, from seeing manatees to swimming in springs to hiking on winding trails.

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What is There to Do at Each Walt Disney World Park?

  • Posted June 10, 2021

Get the full guide to what there is to do in each Walt Disney World Park in Orlando, including all the different “lands,” rides, places to eat and more.

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Featured contributor, Brianna Steele (middle), and her two children pose near our pool at South Beach Resort in Myrtle Beach, SC.

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Top 12 Things to Do in Myrtle Beach in the Summer

  • Posted May 24, 2021

Check out the 12 best things to do in Myrtle Beach in the summer! Yes, the beach is included, along with many activities like shows, adventures and more.

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What is There to Do in Orlando When it Rains?

  • Posted May 20, 2021

Find out what there is to do in Orlando when it rains. You'll read 11 fun ways to spend those rainy days, from indoor attractions to shopping and more.

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How to Do New Orleans Like a Local: Things to Do & Places to Eat

  • Posted May 18, 2021

Check out 20 of the best things to do in New Orleans and local places to eat — all family-friendly, all amazing and all written by local NOLA mom, Catherine.

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How We Saw Manatees on Our Getaway to Cape Canaveral Beach Resort

  • Posted May 12, 2021

Find out when and where to spot manatees in Florida and near Cape Canaveral Beach Resort, based on one couple’s adventures on the Space Coast.

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A mother hods her daughter while overlooking the Great Smoky Mountains.

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Top 10 Best Things to Do in Gatlinburg

  • Posted May 10, 2021

Check out the top 10 best things to do in Gatlinburg and in the Smoky Mountains. From coasters and caverns to rapids and more, you’ll find adventure all around.

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Pile of rocks stacked in front of a waterfall at Starved Rock State Park.

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5 Best Things to Do Near Sheridan, Illinois

  • Posted May 6, 2021

Check out these 5 best things to do in Sheridan, Illinois, during your Midwest family getaway, including hiking, history, puzzle challenges and more.

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Andrea Rassmussen and her family take a break to play in the snow.

Things to Do

6 Outdoor Things to Do in Lake Tahoe for Families

  • Posted April 28, 2021

Check out 6 of the best family-friendly, outdoors things to do in Lake Tahoe, including beaches, snow tubing and more ways to have a fun getaway.

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