Got this tip from a friend on Facebook. Go to Google and type the following: "Why is [name of city] so . . ." and see what comes up.
For Portland, the first two to come up are "weird" and "cool."
For New York, it's "expensive" and "great."
For Seattle it's "expensive" and "cold."
For Atlanta it's "cheap" and "popular."
And for Baltimore? First word "dangerous." Second word—sigh—"violent." (Third word "humid." Heh.)
So we've decided to take matters into our own hands. Call it the great Baltimore Google challenge. Every day, when you're bored, on hold, waiting in line, procastinating at work, etc. type into Google: "Why is Baltimore so CHARMING?"
We'll check back in a week and see how we've done. For now, only YOU can change the perception of Baltimore, one Internet search at a time!!