Review: Cedar Rapids Marriott

Review: Cedar Rapids Marriott

Last week I took my first official business trip to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for a three day course at the Cedar Rapids Marriott. I arrived in Cedar Rapids on Sunday evening after a four-hour drive across the great state of Iowa. The Cedar Rapids Marriott had a small entryway with a couple of seats in the middle and the check-in desk along the right.

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I Get to Take My First Real Business Trip

I Get to Take My First Real Business Trip

If you’ve read my small “About” section then you probably know that I spend the majority of my hours working as a Commercial Banker and not a travel blogger. Since I work for a local bank I hardly ever have to do any traveling. Instead, I spend the majority of my work days in my office or driving around town to visit clients.

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Review: Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza

Review: Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza

Wether it's for a bachelor party, wedding, Royals game or just visiting friends, I probably spend a handful of weekends in Kansas City each year. It's only a three hour drive from Omaha and there are always a ton of things going on. In a few of my more recent visits to Kansas City I've stayed at the Intercontinental and the Marriott Downtown.

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Review: JW Marriott Hotel Beijing Central

Review: JW Marriott Hotel Beijing Central

Our flight on Delta's brand new A350 landed in Beijing just after 3:00 PM. Elizabeth and I made our way through immigration, customs, and then to the official taxi queue. I did some research prior to our arrival and found out that it’s best to have the address of your hotel in Chinese symbols to avoid confusion. Luckily, a representative from the JW Marriott Hotel Beijing Central had e-mailed me before our stay and their address was listed in his signature. Elizabeth and I printed it off, gave it to our taxi driver, and it worked like a charm.

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Review: The Hotel Minneapolis, Autograph Collection

Review: The Hotel Minneapolis, Autograph Collection

The Hotel Minneapolis is a part of Marriott's Autograph Collection. The hotels in the Autograph Collection are unique to their city and offer that boutique hotel charm you wouldn't normally find at a Marriott.

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Review: Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel

Review: Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel

I was in Lincoln, Nebraska a few weeks ago for Elizabeth's work holiday party. The last time I stayed in Lincoln I reviewed the Hyatt Place Lincoln/Downtown-Haymarket, so I decided to check out the Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel this time.

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2018 Travel Plans: Toronto, Canada

2018 Travel Plans: Toronto, Canada

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!

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Review: The New York EDITION

Review: The New York EDITION

I just got home from a great trip to New York City and an even better stay at The New York EDITION. I had a tough time deciding on a hotel for my trip, but ended up booking a promotional rate at The New York EDITION through AMEX's Fine Hotels and Resorts program (FH&R). The room was perfectly appointed, the bed was amazing and the views from my room were the best I've had.

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