My younger brother Adam is finally going to graduate from Wayne State College in May. As his travel blogging older brother, I couldn't get him any old present for his graduation. Instead, I told him I'd take him on a Passenger Poldberg adventure!
My initial plan was to take him to some exotic foreign destination, but we only had a couple of days we could travel and I didn't want jet lag to take a toll on our fun. In the end we settled on Toronto, Canada. We get all the fun of traveling to a foreign city without all of the logistics and the jet lag. Plus, I've heard Toronto is a fantastic city to visit.
Since I didn't redeem any miles or points, Adam is going to have to suffer through Delta economy with me on this trip. Tickets from Omaha were $780, but I used another $150 in Delta gift cards from my airline fee credit on my American Express Platinum Card to bring my grand total down to $630.
I know we're going to a Toronto Bluejays game while we're there, so I booked a room at the Toronto Marriott City Centre Hotel. It's actually connected to the Rogers Centre where the Bluejays play and they even have Stadium View Rooms! How cool!
Unfortunately, I've got us booked in a standard guest room with two double beds. I've got my fingers crossed that my Marriott Rewards Gold status can score us an upgrade though! The nightly rate was $226 USD, which I didn't think was outrageous. We also get access to their breakfast for two each morning included. I'm not sure why, but it was cheaper to book the breakfast package than just a standard room.
I'm excited to take Adam to Toronto after he graduates! He's worked super hard for the past few years and definitely deserves this. We'll have a great time watching baseball and exploring one of Canada's premier cities.
What's your favorite thing to do in Toronto?