Planning for a Smooth(er) Family Vacation
Real-life advice from some Charlotte locals on traveling with kids.
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Photo courtesy of Sharon Smith
Sharon Smith with her children: Hazel, Margaret and Sam.
The Smith Family
“On long car trips, I keep a stash of books to pass back for pacing. We play all the car games — I Spy, car bingo, quiz games. There are never devices or videos allowed in our car. Sometimes my husband and I roll our eyes as the “entertainment” gets challenging, but we get a lot more laughs and surprises out of the conversations. At the beach, plan for that rainy day with indoors games and crafts. We’ve used cement stepping-stone kits and decorated picture frames with shells. Bring a shell book to learn about your collection.”
— Sharon Smith, former reporter and anchor at WBTV.Mom to Hazel, Margaret and Sam.
Favorite vacation spot: North Carolina Crystal Coast