We love to travel. Back when we had one child it was simple, when we added a second child it was still simple. Most places accommodate a family of 4. When we added a third child it got a little more complicated. That meant a kid either went on a pallet on the floor or maybe we could find a room with two queen beds and a sofa sleeper. Going to 4, 5 and 6 kids gets really complicated. A suite is a must or multiple rooms. Travelling gets real expensive real quick.
When planning ahead I always look for suites. We don't always have an extra adult around to get the second room. However, there are times that I can't plan ahead. When we drive to Texas we just drive and stop along the way when we are tired. It is a 24 hour drive so a stop is needed. Most of the time it is not possible to find suites when we decide that it is time to stop for the night. On those occasions we pile it into a chain hotel that we are comfortable with. Anyone else out there pile your family into a hotel room that is obviously too small?
On this trip we are travelling with 3 adults and 5 children. For the most part I have planned our days and made reservations in each town. I have even made a reservation for a stopping point on the way to Niagara Falls. That is unusual for me, we normally would just stop when we felt the need. Spontaneity has gone out the door. More planning is necessary. Lots of money will be going towards hotels and food.
Yes, we love to travel but our pocketbook and sheer size of our brood means we don't get to travel as often as we would like.
I have booked for Toronto and hope to fit that in. The CN Tower looks interesting but I don't think that I will be doing the Edge Walk. Not sure if I want to do the expense of the restaurant or not. Couldn't reserve our family size anyways!