Tuesday, January 17, 2012

PA Live! Blog of the Week: Uncornered Market

NEPA Blogs will be presenting a "Blog of the Week" on the WBRE's PA Live! every Tuesday. PA Live! airs weekday afternoons on WBRE from 4:00 to 5:00.

Watch this episode on the PA Live! site:

Our PA Live! Blog of the Week this week is Uncornered Market (http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/).

Daniel Noll and Audrey Scott describe themselves as "two American kids, turned mid-career professionals, turned travel junkies." Their blog details their adventures traveling around the world, but they have roots in Scranton, and return to Northeastern Pennsylvania when they can.

Since 2006 Daniel and Audrey have traveled to places most of us can only dream about, sometimes under circumstances that most of us could not imagine. Their blog details the places they've been, the things they've seen, the people they've met, the meals they've eaten, and the surprises they've encountered. They share plenty of photographs on their blog, and specialize in 360-degree panoramic views that place you in the middle of the scene. (You must see the amazing images of the interior of the Shāh-é-Chérāgh Mosque - or, as they describe it, the "Disco Ball Mosque.")

Decades ago, kids dreaded the ritual of having the slide show projector dragged out when friends or relatives visited so they could bore us with the pictures from wherever they'd been on vacation. Now, thanks to the internet and travel blogs, we can see these travel pictures whenever we want, and read the stories, too. A blog like Uncornered Market offers us the opportunity to travel along with folks from Northeastern Pennsylvania as they see the world - all without needing to worry about passports, or hidden airline fees, or baggage restrictions. And much more interesting than Uncle Leroy's vacation slides!

For answers to questions like "Where are they going?", "Where have they been?", "How can they afford to do this?", and "What does 'Uncornered Market' mean, anyway?", see their Frequently Asked Questions page!

If you have a blog you would like us to link on NEPA Blogs, or know of a blog you think we should link, please let us know! You can always drop us a line at nepablogs@gmail.com!

All are invited to meet the bloggers of Northeastern Pennsylvania at the Spring 2012 Blog Fest on March 30, 2012 at Rooney's Irish Pub in Pittston! Stay tuned for more details!


Anonymous said...

I believe the above photo was taken by Charlotte Baritzek.

D.B. Echo said...

The photo in question has been replaced for this week until proper credit and permission can be established for the previous one.