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Now displaying: July, 2016
Jul 31, 2016

Oh we all have that little curiosity for the strange and unusual in us.   Some, I would say, more than others. I like to think I have a pretty healthy amount of it.  Going in search of the road or path less taken, searching out broken toys, trying to find the things in life that break the traditional norm.  That... is why I am obsessed with Atlas Obscura.

I came across their show one day when it popped up on my Facebook feed.  It was a video, and I was driving at that time (I know, I know, eyes on the road!), but I clicked it to listen, and was instantly hooked.  I didn't even know it was a video, here I was tuning in thinking it was your standard podcast.  I probably heard about 5 episodes on the transit home.  When I got home and looked at my phone, I realized they were all videos, and then instantly had to go back through to listen and watch them all.  Their videos are hilarious.  The gentleman (Dylan Thuras) takes you on a journey to a spectacular place.  His face pops up on screen, and in that moment you realize his passion for what he is about to tell you.  Surrounded by a decent collection of board games (I knew we would get along), Dylan can show you a world you never saw before, sometimes in your own backyard.

We hit it off right away, being kindred folk in search of magical things.  Tune in as I find about the origin of Atlas Obscura, how the two co founders met, what Neil Gaiman said about them (what!), where they are off to next, and also our rants about how we love immersive theater.  Truly an awesome conversation.

ALSO, subscribe to my newsletter to hear the extra audio from Dylan about another fun location, and a tip for user of the Atlas Obscura website!  You guys get it first!

The videos themselves are hilarious, you must watch them.  I intend to find out who has the unique sense of humor over at Atlas Obscura that has me laughing out loud.  I am sure you want to know as well.  Join me as I chat with Dylan about the history of Atlas Obscura, how it became created, and where they are off to next!  Check out their new podcast they started!  So excited I can take them with me wherever I go!  I plan on visiting them in NYC!

QUESTION!

Have you been to any of the 100 wonders spots?  Tell us about it in the comments!

Thank you to Dana at Church Recording Studio for helping me out! IMG_3319

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Jul 17, 2016

My hubby and I love to eat and drink, especially abroad.  All the different flavors and settings make for a memorable occasion at any time. We enjoy the worst places, almost as much as the best because of the discussions that happen afterwards. With this episode, we bring to you our favorite (and least favorite) picks of where to eat and drink while in Portugal, with focus on Lisbon.

Come with us as we tell you a little history about Portugal, and take you through our recommended must visits!  We tackle the speakeasies, wine bars,  tasting courses, and local cuisine of the area.  Tag along and partake in our chat session.

Do you have a favorite place to visit in Lisbon?  Tell us about it!  Post in the comments below! I love hearing from my audience, and connecting via the interwebs.

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Jul 3, 2016

Have you ever visited Carrie Furnaces?  I am sure you have seen them all along the rivers, (possibly as you make your way to grab a brew from The Brew Gentleman), but have you ever stopped and toured them?  Well, if you haven't, you should.  They are incredible.  I wanted to showcase them on the show, so I scheduled to meet with Rob Baraff, and his partner Rick Rowlands from Rivers of Steel.  Ron is a downright expert historian when it comes to Carrie Furnaces.

Join me, and my lovely and talented friend Stephanie Strasburg as we journey into nooks and crannies of the Furnace to hear all about the incredible history that is just a tiny bit of what makes Pittsburgh so interesting. Love the artwork inside by Ryan Keene! Please excuse my freak out over their goats, and also enjoy the creepy piano music at the end of this episode, we couldn't resist playing the ancient instrument! Photo below.

They are doing some really fun things there including hosting the upcoming Extreme Pogo World Championships! You heard me right!  CMU alumni Nick Ryan is the Extreme Pogo company owner, and he is partnering with Rivers of Steel, and on July 7-9 you can enjoy the heck out of of some extreme pogo.   Honestly, I didn't know this was a thing, and cannot wait to see it!!!  There will be food trucks, live bands, and Furnace tours, which makes for a great summer weekend.  Check it out!

Thank you to the wonderfully talented Stephanie Strasburg for these photos.  They are gorgeous!  Subscribe to the Marta On The Move Newsletter to see more shots from this episode!

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