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 John Beatty
John Beatty and his family in November before a flight to Kansas City. Left to right: Mason Beaty, 9, Miles Beaty, 6, Anne Beaty and John Beaty.
The Beatty Family
“When we fly, our boys pack a backpack with an [empty] water bottle to fill after getting through security, favorite snacks, two books or magazines, notebook, pencil, crayons and a card game. Once we arrive, we visit a local hotel concierge to ask for ideas. Remember to give them a tip for their help.”
— John Beatty, general manager for The Dunhill Hotel and The Asbury. Dad to Mason Beatty, 9, and Miles Beatty, 6.
Favorite vacation spot: Ocracoke to Sunset Beach, North Carolina