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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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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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11 Ways to Keep Your Toddler (& You) Happy on a Road Trip

  • Posted August 23, 2021

Get 11 road trip activities and tips to keep your toddler happy from this traveling mom of 3 who’s sharing what works and what doesn’t on her family’s long car rides.

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A former 'Make-a-Wish' child, Kyle Bergen (right) and his Fiancee Kristen Duvic (left) pose in front of our HICV villa exterior.

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Give Kids The World Village’s Night of a Million Lights: An Epic Orlando Holiday Event

  • Posted November 27, 2020

See how Give Kids The World Village, despite closing due to COVID-19, is continuing to raise funds through its spectacular holiday event, Night of a Million Lights.

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Universal Studio park entrance featuring the Universal Globe (left).

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What It’s Like Visiting Universal Orlando During COVID-19

  • Posted October 16, 2020

Get insider info on what Universal Orlando Resort is like during COVID-19, including safety measures, rides, wait times and more.

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Dakota, Theresa's son, reaches from his stroller to embrace Elmo and Abby Cadabby outside Sesame Street Land.

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What It’s Like Visiting SeaWorld Orlando During COVID-19

  • Posted October 15, 2020

Check out what SeaWorld Orlando is like during COVID-19 as one theme-park-goer shares her experiences with safety, crowds, Sesame Street Land and more.

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Left: The Tree of Life at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. Right: Storm Troopers stand at Disney's Hollywood Studios at Star Wars: Rise fo the Resistance.

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What It’s Like Visiting Disney's Animal Kingdom & Hollywood Studios During COVID-19

  • Posted October 14, 2020

Get the inside scoop on what Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios is like during COVID-19. You’ll hear about rides, safety, mobile ordering and more.

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Left: Cinderella's Castle at Magic Kingdom. Right: Spaceship Earth at EPCOT.

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What It’s Like Visiting Disney's Magic Kingdom & Epcot During COVID-19

  • Posted October 13, 2020

Hear all about what it’s like at Disney’s Magic Kingdom and Epcot Theme Parks during COVID-19, including updates on rides, crowds, safety measures and more.

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Jessica's kids sitting on the edge of a rock in front of gorgeous fall foliage and mountainous landscapes

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Hiking with Kids: 10 Easy Tips

  • Posted September 23, 2020

Discover 10 great pieces of advice for hiking with kids from mother of five and the voice behind the Bring the Kids travel blog, Jessica Averett.

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Jeff taking a selfie at Tom's Thumb lookout trail.

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Top 10 Best Things to Do in Scottsdale

  • Posted September 15, 2020

Check out our local expert’s take on the top 10 best things to do in Scottsdale (and nearby), including golf, off-roading, hiking and much more.

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Denise Godreau and her husband CJ taking a selfie on Tigertail Beach in Marco Island, Florida.

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Marco Island Couples’ Getaway: 5 Ways to Enjoy Your Trip

  • Posted August 30, 2020

Check out 5 ways you can truly enjoy your Marco Island couples’ getaway with things to do, personal recommendations and more.

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Kayak in the river surrounded by plant life

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12 Things to Do in Central Florida Right Now (That Aren’t Theme Parks)

  • Posted August 26, 2020

Check out these 12 family-friendly Central Florida day trip ideas. Between beaches, kayaking and state parks, there’s plenty to do beyond Orlando’s theme parks.

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