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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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Travel Tips

Retirement Travel: 7 Secrets to Making the Most of Every Vacation

  • Posted June 22, 2021

Find out 7 secrets to retirement travel and maximizing all your vacations, including helpful, outside-the-box ways to plan, pack, budget and more.

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Destination Ideas

Where to Stay for Your Orlando Wedding

  • Posted July 13, 2021

Get insider info on the best place to stay for your Orlando wedding by a newly married bride and soon-to-be mom from Michigan.

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Virtual Vacations

5 Spotify Playlists to Keep You Dreaming of Your Next Vacation

  • Posted August 23, 2020

Get into that vacay mode mindset by checking out to these five getaway-inspired Spotify playlists.

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Virtual Vacations

Tried-and-Texan-True Hill Country Resort Recipes

  • Posted August 22, 2020

If you’re looking for some Tex Mex dinner and drink recipes, check out these three mouthwatering specialties from our Hill Country Resort in Canyon Lake, Texas.

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Virtual Vacations

Meet the Horses of Piney Shores Resort!

  • Posted August 4, 2020

Watch this video to meet and learn more about the horses at Piney Shores Resort.

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Virtual Vacations

At-Home Family Fun Activities Brought to You by Orange Lake Resort

  • Posted August 4, 2020

Explore this collection of recipes, activities, virtual things to do in Orlando and more from the comfort of your own home.

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Virtual Vacations

16 Virtual Things to Do in Texas from Home

  • Posted August 4, 2020

Get ready for your Lone Star State trip by checking out 16 virtual things to do in Texas from home.

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Virtual Vacations

12 Vacation-Themed Coloring Sheets & Activities for Kids

  • Posted August 4, 2020

Download these printable, vacation-themed coloring sheets and activities for kids to keep the little ones entertained.

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Virtual Vacations

How to Create Your Own Rock Garden a la Holly Lake Resort

  • Posted August 4, 2020

Get outside and grab some rocks to create your own rock garden just like the one you can find at our Holly Lake Resort.

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Virtual Vacations

Picture Yourself at Our Resorts with These Dreamy Backgrounds

  • Posted March 1, 2020

Put yourself back at one of our resorts by downloading one of our backgrounds that you can use on Zoom, your phone or desktop.

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Virtual Vacations

Enjoy Some Virtual Vacation Videos from Home

  • Posted March 1, 2020

Slip away by watching a virtual vacation video and imagining yourself at one of our resorts.

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