Traveling with kids anytime can be overwhelming, add in the holidays and that takes things to another level! While traveling during the busier months you must factor in, weather delays, traffic, illness and so much more! Here are a few travel tips to consider from influencer and mom of three, Sharron Clear.
Preplanning is essential. Research, research and research some more. Planning an itinerary for your trip can make traveling with your kids a bit easier!
It may sound obvious, but starting early is the best way to get the flights you want for less, especially during the in-demand holiday season when there is little flexibility with dates.
Try to be flexible wherever you can, whether it’s with your travel dates, departure and/or arrival airport, or destination. If you’re heading home for the holidays, for example, your destination may be set in stone, but can you fly a few days early or, perhaps, on the actual holiday to save? Is it cheaper to fly into a nearby airport than the one in a major city? Considering all your options can save you money, but it can also save you the stress of holiday crowds.
Pack Lighter, Smarter, and Faster
The less you bring, the easier it is to pack, and the less you have to carry! If you find you’re missing something you need, you can always buy it at your destination. Most places you would travel with your kids will probably have the essentials you need to care for them.
Plan your Flights Around Bedtime
Try to plan your flights around bedtime. Evening flights are a bit more pricey, but it will make traveling a breeze while your child is fast asleep. If you’re in an unfamiliar airport be sure to book your connecting flight with a good amount of time. The last thing any parent needs is a mad dash through the airport with the added stress of potentially missing a flight.
Talk to your Little Ones About The Adventure
If your child is new to flying or traveling in general, it’s important to have a conversation about it. Explain to them what is going on. When they have to fasten their seatbelts make sure you tell them why. Most children enjoy flying, so the best thing to do is encourage them.
About Sharron Clear:
Sharron Clear is a strong, self-made single mom of three whose story begins with southern roots and California dreams. Born in Tennessee, Clear was the youngest of four athletic girls and a self-professed “girly girl athlete” herself. Losing an older sister at the hands of a drunk driver, Clear became an advocate early on for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and other similar organizations. With a love for fashion and an eye for trends, Clear always loved dressing up. She recalls gaining notoriety for her outside-the-box style ideas: men’s shorts, oversized shirts, vibrant colors, and unique designs.
Earning a reputation for being one of the best dressed throughout her school years, friends would often approach Clear for fashion advice. In her free time, she would sketch beautiful gowns and other upscale pieces, even designing her very own prom dress. In 2017, Clear began documenting her everyday #GirlBoss style on Instagram, growing an engaged audience of over 57,000 followers.
Clear resigned in 2018 to focus full time on her personal brand, Array of Faces, and today on Instagram (@arrayoffaces) her followers turn to her everyday upbeat messages to get inspired themselves. Gaining widespread attention for her positive outlook and unique approach to fashion, Clear has since worked with global fashion, beauty, and lifestyle brands such as TreSemme, Aerie, Aveeno, Vici Dolls, Walgreens, GoDaddy, ROKU, IHG Hotels and Resorts, and many more. A fighter and self-made inspiration, Clear creates content, in vibrant color, that uplifts and motivates others to do what makes them happy.