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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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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.

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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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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Virtual Vacations

Join the Well Vacationed: Our New Brand Launch & Video

  • Posted March 1, 2022

Introducing, Join the Well Vacationed, our new brand campaign! Watch this video to see it and all amazing things our vacation ownership Club has to offer.

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Virtual Vacations

3 Easy, Cheesy Recipes to Make This Fall [Free, Printable PDFs]

  • Posted September 21, 2021

Download these 3 super easy, extra cheesy recipes this fall — all “krafted” by Chef Duane from Kraft Macaroni & Cheese.

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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 at Lake Conroe.

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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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The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas underneath a blue, cloudy sunset sky.

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

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

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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Beach views at Cape Canaveral Beach Resort

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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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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