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 Molly Grantham
Molly Grantham’s children, Hutch, 3, and Parker, 6, ready to hit the road for vacation.
The Grantham Family
"No matter how good your young children are, if you force them to be in a car seat for eight-hour trips with minimal breaks, they are no longer themselves. I’m no longer myself. Here are a few lessons I’ve learned: Goldfish crackers are as important as gas. Calories consumed on car trips don’t count. Sitting between two car seats in the backseat holding a bottle to the mouth of a baby in one and trying to play sticker book with the other, with a big dog in your lap, does not make the trip go faster. It makes you wish for wine."
— Molly Grantham, WBTV news anchor and reporter. Mom to Parker, 6, and Hutch, 3.
Favorite vacation spot: Kure Beach, North Carolina