Marta On The Move visits with Flick and Kelly at Star 100.7. Talking about her live podcast event at Bayardstown July 31st at 6pm!
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Natalie Bencivenga comes on Marta On The Move Podcast to offer advice on some tough dating questions, and tell us what is hip and happening in Pittsburgh this summer! She works for The Pittsburgh Post Gazette and runs the SEEN column of the newspaper along with her advice column, Ask Natalie. This is the shortened version of our podcast because we chatted well over 3 hours, it was so much fun! We had such a great time talking about what we love about our city. She is one of the most down to earth people I have met, and has an amazing style that is all her own! Check out her column in the paper, and feel free to ask her anything about what is on your mind!
Find her here-http://www.post-gazette.com/life/seen Or on Twitter at NBSeen
A big thank you to the people who messaged me about questions they wanted answered during the podcast. Shout out's to Alberto Benzaquen, Eric Toal, and Disco Stu.
NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS!
THIS FRIDAY the 31st I am hosting a live podcast at Bayardstown Social Club for Home Brew Happy Hour. Doors open at 6pm! Cost is $10 and includes free beer, podcasts, comedy, music, and much more. There will be tons of giveaways, and even a Puzzle Pax building race sign up sheet at the door. Fastest 5 builders will take home a free Marta On The Move Puzzle Pax beer caddy of their very own. RAD. Get $5 off your puzzle pax at www.puzzlepax.com with code MOVE.
WIN A PRIVATE HOMEWOOD CEMETERY TOUR FOR YOUR AND UP TO 15 OF YOUR FRIENDS! For their Founders Day Celebration coming up, The Homewood Historical Fund is giving Marta On The Move fans a chance to win their own private tour! Just submit your favorite picture of Homewood Cemetery to firstname.lastname@example.org before August 14th. Top ten choices will be posted on my website with photo credits, and one lucky winner will receive the free tour. One submission per person. Please include your name and camera model.
AUGUST 22nd PARTY!!!!! PREPARE for the best party of the summer. My crew up at Epicast Network is throwing a party. ALL of the Epicast family will be there rocking it out. A day and evening full of podcasting, comedy, music, free beer, cocktails, and food. I am MCing this bad boy, so you should come out and hang with all the family. For a very limited time you can get $5 off your ticket with code MARTA. So head over and grab one before the prices start to rise (Cause they will) Get your tickets and more information HERE #podsquad #martaonthemove
Marta On The Move returns to KDKA News Radio to reveal where her Secret Vacation lead, what interesting things happened, and how it all came together.
I have a confession to make, I am a planner. Party planning, and traveling planning is always something I have been very good at achieving the greatest results. It comes from my researching nature. For me, the planning aspect is half of the fun, half of the journey to whatever experience you are seeking. This, however has leaked out over the years, and resulted in myself being chosen as Maid of honor 4 times, Best Man once, the go to person for planning any party, or any trip. Travel is a big, big thing for me, and the research portion of traveling is the best part of the trip in my eyes, but not everyone feels that way. There has never been a trip I could just show up and relax. Tell me how much I owe you, and when to be there, that has never happened to me. When will someone take up the helm and let me play the passenger.
It just so happens, a very close friend of mine, is also an "A type" personality. She is always in charge of overseeing the details. Over drinks one evening, we came up with a brilliant idea. Why not plan a secret vacation for one another? It seemed like most ideas that I have when I am drinking..... AMAZING. We poured over the logistics of how we would achieve such a thing. Talked until the next bottle of wine was empty. It was a night to remember, and the ideas still sounded plausible the next morning. so we dove in. She took the first trip to plan, and we actually leave this week. I am clueless as to where we are going or what we are doing. For the first time in my life, I am just along for the ride...
Want to have a secret vacation yourself? Here are the top reasons why you should try it tune into my podcast to hear what sort of questions you should ask too start planning your trip! Ever been on a secret vacation? Post in the comments what you liked about it, or didn't like. Would you ever do one yourself?
Top Five Reasons- Tune into the podcast for my details!
1. Relationship building
2. Feeling Appreciated
3. Losing Control
4- Breakout of your routines, gain a new appreciation
5. Find your sense of adventure
How to start your own Secret Vacation questionnaire-
How many days are you willing be away?
How many hours are you willing to travel by car or plane?
What is your budget?
- Be sure to include transportation, room and board, rental fees, and any other major activities.
If you are the planner, be sure to include a packing list.
Remember- know the person you are going with. If the person is afraid of heights, do not book a sky diving trip. ;)
Relax and enjoy the experience!
Marta On The Move will be featured on KDKA Afternoon Radio with Robert Mangino and Shelley Duffy this Weds the 16th at 6:35pm to discuss Secret Vacations, and on the air again after she finishes her trip to give details.
When I was young, the holidays always revolved around a certain outing, a trip to "Clayton". Growing up in Pittsburgh, I feel a lot of people have that same experience. Touring the grounds and mansion surrounded by glittering lights and music to catch a piece of history. Now that I am older, I started taking trips there more frequently than just the yearly snow covered journey. Through traveling to other cities, I have gained a new appreciation for The Frick.
"Clayton" was the house built on a 5 acre plot for Henry Clay Frick and his family. They resided there from 1882 to 1905. They then moved to New York, but kept their home in Pittsburgh. Phil and I recently visited their New York home, and even though the art collection is quite amazing, we found ourselves finding a new respect and love for "Clayton" in Pittsburgh. The main reason, being is that it is private, and intimate, showing you a life almost stopped in time. All their original belongings are present, not something that was placed in the space to fill a gape from that time period. They were all personal to the Frick family, and being able to view their everyday objects in their house is something you will appreciate when you visit other historical homes that have reproductions, or borrowed antiques. Also, I am not even touching on the car collection, which is indeed staggering. The main reason I wanted to feature them on my podcast is that The Frick Art and Historical Center is doing more than just maintaining the Frick's belongings, they are evolving with the times. Offering more exhibits, education, and entertainment for their visitors. Their Fridays at the Frick has me so excited! Tune in to hear the news about the history, and upcoming events happening at "The Frick".
Don't forget with Puzzle Pax if you use the code MOVE when you check out you get $5 off your purchase! Puzzlepax will be giving away 5 free Marta On The Move carriers at the live podcast at Bayardstown July 31st! Don't miss it! www.puzzlepax.com
John Schalcosky is a native of Pittsburgh, who had a curious nature about some things he had seen in our town and wanted to delve deeper into where they came from. Almost a year later, he is now working hand in hand with Carnegie Museums, and various institutions around town, giving speeches, and is on his way to creating a book about the collections of histories he has found. I wanted to bring him on as a regular (look for the Halloween podcast!), and hear some of the strange history that we have here in Pittsburgh. I was blown away by some of the stories he tells on this podcast, and you will be too. Truly one of my favorite episodes. I can't wait to have him on again to hear what else he has dug up!
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