I’m really excited to interview Tyson Koska of OnTrajectory.com about Baltimore, Maryland. Tyson’s tips for the best things to do in Baltimore are awesome because he grew in up the Baltimore area and never left. Tyson now runs a business in Baltimore and is raising a family there.

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Best things to do in Baltimore Maryland Tyson Koska Bill's Crabs
You must try the blue crabs when visiting Baltimore

Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore is known as the “Charm City” and is the birthplace of the U.S. national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The Charm City nickname came about in 1974 after a trash collector and police strike caused the city to boost local morale and encourage tourism. Visitors would receive a charm bracelet and could add charms by visiting five different attractions.

Now the city is known for its tremendous Inner Harbour, Edgar Allan Poe (he lived there and is buried there), and delicious blue crabs.

We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Visit Baltimore, the local convention and visitor’s bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests. To save money during your visit, buy The Harbor Pass to save up to 28% off some of the most popular attractions.

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Best things to do in Baltimore Maryland Tyson Koska Aquarium and Marriott
The Aquarium and Marriott at the Inner Harbor

Getting around Baltimore

The local airport is Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), which is about 10 miles to the Inner Harbor. The CityLink light rail will get you from the airport to the Inner Harbor in less than an hour.

Tyson says that, if you’re staying downtown, there’s no need to rent a car. Uber and Lyft are excellent ways to get around. The light rail and subway system are also an option to avoid renting a car.

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Best things to do in Baltimore Maryland Tyson Koska Power Plant Live
Hear great live music at Power Plant Live on Friday and Saturday nights.

Places we talked about on the podcast

Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Tyson Koska about Baltimore, Maryland. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.

  • Red dots = best places to eat in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Green dots = best things to do in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Yellow dots = best places to stay in Baltimore, Maryland

Who is Tyson Koska?

Tyson Koska is the founder and CEO of OnTrajectory.com. This personal finance modeling tool helps people better understand their finances and chart their course to financial independence. It works for people just starting out as well as those who are just a few years away from retirement.

You can explore the impacts of taxes, investment returns, and other decisions on your ability to reach your goals. Users can keep track of their progress and test assumptions to see how different scenarios affect your finances. OnTrajectory.com is currently offering a free 14-day trial for new users to try out their software.

Best things to do in Baltimore Maryland Tyson Koska at local sunflower farm
Tyson and his family at a local sunflower farm

Here are a couple of articles from OnTrajectory and a podcast where Tyson was a guest:

You can connect with Tyson on his website and on Twitter or Facebook.

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Stay tuned for our next episode

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Shawn and his son in Bangkok

Listen to the next episode when Shawn Coomer of Miles to Memories and I talk about hacking your way to elite status, why you should get away from the strip to explore nature, and the most ludicrous buffet on The Strip. We hope you’ll join us when We Travel There.

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