Virginia Wine CountryA recent work conference beckoned me to Baltimore, of all places, during the tail end of the riots. Having only previously been to the airport and not the city itself, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I’m happy to report that I absolutely adored Baltimore. Our hotel was on the water, everyone we met was over-the-top friendly, and the weather, food, and drinks were equally enjoyable. Of course, being on the waterfront essentially placed us on a different planet from the neighborhood where the riots were taking place, and I feel no small amount of guilt for having only explored the “glitzier” part of town. But. Onward. More