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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.

Two boys stand in front of a mural that reads,  'Branson Vibes'.

Destination Ideas

What is Branson Like Right Now?

  • Posted September 30, 2021

Wondering what Branson is like right now? Get a feel for the city, things to do and where to stay from Amanda, who recently took a Missouri family vacation there.

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A young boy (right) and a young girl (left) sit in inner tubes while floating down a lazy river.

Resort Visits

Our First Family Vacation at Orange Lake Resort [La Primera Vacación de Nuestra Familia en Orange Lake Resort]

  • Posted September 14, 2021

Follow the Tardio family on their first Orange Lake Resort vacation! ¡Siga a la familia Tardio en sus primeras vacaciones en Orange Lake Resort! (Story in both English & Spanish.)

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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 and Pinterest, too.

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Jessica's kids playing in the RV.

Travel Tips

RV Trips with Kids: 10 Tips for Success

  • Posted September 9, 2020

Learn how you can make RV trips with kids a smoother ride and find out if RV travel is a good option for your family vacation with these 10 tips and tricks.

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Ashley and her boyfriend at Yellowstone

Travel Tips

National Park Trips: Best Family-Friendly Tips by Park

  • Posted September 7, 2020

Get tips and advice for your national park trips. You’ll discover top recommendations for 21 parks, so you can have the best outdoor family adventure.

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Angelica's son hiking through a wooded nature trail with his backpack on.

Travel Tips

Homeschooling While Traveling: 8 Ways to Keep Learning on the Go

  • Posted September 1, 2020

Learn one mom’s top 8 tips for homeschooling while traveling. You’ll unlock a whole new world of learning on the road and having travel adventures.

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Pathway surrounded by lush greenery at Jonathan Dickinson State Park in Hobe Sound, Florida.

Travel Tips

6 Tips for Your Next State Park Trip

  • Posted August 28, 2020

Learn 6 state park tips and tricks for your next family adventure in the great outdoors. You’ll find out how to stay safe, what to pack and more.

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