Parents know that keeping the whole crew content during a vacation is no small feat, and it takes more than just a shallow kiddie pool for a hotel to qualify as child-friendly.
In recent years, certain travel organizations (from boutique hotels to cruise lines, major international and domestic airports, and tour operators) have taken an interest in appealing to families on the go.
They've ramped up their childcare programs, designed exclusive activities for teens, given mom and dad much-needed retreats from parenting, and found inventive ways to bring the family back together.
And that dingy kiddie pool? It's been replaced with a four-story, translucent water coaster that floats across the world's oceans.