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You can never eliminate all risk of a foreign rental, of course, other than by staying home. You can reduce risk by dealing with a large and trusted middleman (such as Airbnb) and with a provider that has a lot of positive feedback (whether literally internet-style feedback or reputation with a traditional rental agency). You see where I'm going here- ...


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In general it's always going to be due to "weather" in one form of another. The most visual version of this is when there are storms en-route, and the different course is chosen to avoid the storm. However even when there's no storms, there are still winds - and they can vary dramatically depending on the actual route taken, as well as the altitude the ...


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I was over in Baltimore last week, and handily had a friendly native to guide me around to the best spots :) Fells Point had lots of very nice bars and restaurants, covering a wide range of tastes, so I'd say that's a must. A little bit east of that is O'Donnell Street, which had a similar selection of places but was a little quieter. The Inner Harbour ...


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Baltimore is a beautiful city, with a lot of old world charm, clubbed with modern infrastructure. Especially with regards to food, it is often overlooked because of its close proximity to the nation's capital. I have visited Baltimore a few times, and have never been disappointed with the level of service and quality of food. You should try out the Blue ...


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As, presumably, this can change from year to year, and also depend on the types of crime you're concerned about, it'd be useful to see maps of crime in the various suburbs and neighbourhoods of the city. Therefore: Crime Baltimore - part of SpotCrime, shows where particular crime events and types occurred. Interesting but doesn't compare suburbs. ...


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In addition to what these nice folks recommended, I'd add Camden Yard. Check out the Orioles schedule. Take in a game if you get a chance. You can get a beer and a hotdog!


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