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Our Amazing Trip To the Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

Our Amazing Trip To the Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker We had the amazing opportunity to attend the Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker last weekend.  I have never been to a ballet, much less the Moscow Ballet and wasn’t real sure what to expect.  My son was at a sleepover and my husband was at work, so we were able to grab one of my daughter’s friends and make it a girls’ night out.  None of us are really the “artsy” type and I was a little afraid that this

Come Home For The Holidays With Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra #BRSO

Come Home For The Holidays With Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra #BRSO I am so excited to announce that Acadiana’s Thrifty Mom will be enjoying the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra in two weeks to enjoy Home For the Holidays!  I have not been to a symphony since I was a teenager.  I have fond memories of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra on the banks of the Mississippi River during the holiday season.  I cannot wait to share this amazing experience with my husband and all 3 of our children.  This is a tradition that

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Where to Stay in San Jose del Cabo

Where to Stay in San Jose del Cabo The quiet, restful half of the area on the Baja Peninsula, Mexico, often referred to as Cabo is San Jose del Cabo. It also includes Cabo San Lucas, just 20 miles south, where most of the partying takes place. When you are finding a place to stay in San Jose del Cabo, you’ll have a wide selection of hotels from luxury to budget. Even the luxury resorts offer reduced rates during the peak season, but if you travel during the off season

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5 Travel Tips for Richmond, VA

5 Travel Tips for Richmond, VA Richmond, VA is a city that seems to be made up of several small towns. It’s the capital of Virginia and has distinct districts, each of which has a unique identity. One of the oldest American cities, Richmond was settled in 1607 but mainly a trading post until 1742 when it became a city. Richmond is also rich in Civil War history, but today, visitors go there for the lively downtown scene, famous restaurants and access to many outdoor activities. There is a wide

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7 Ways to Make Your Vacation Cheaper in London

7 Ways to Make Your Vacation Cheaper in London London is a popular destination for tourists but has a reputation for being expensive. Here are some ways of making your stay cheaper whilst having fun in Britain’s capital city. This gives you more money to spend on sightseeing, shopping and world-class restaurants in London. 1. Travel Off-Peak London’s transportation system is efficient, but can be confusing. Chill out with breakfast in London’s Melia White House hotel and buy a One Day Travelcard after 9:30 a.m. After three trips, you’ll have

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The Iron City Evolution

The Iron City Evolution Nestled between the Ohio, Allegheny and Monongahela rivers is the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a modest metropolis that is home to over 305,000 people. What was once the poster boy of the dirty industrial revolution is rapidly becoming the face of the clean green evolution. With environmental building initiatives, increasingly bike-friendly neighborhoods and a burgeoning local food culture, there’s something for everyone in the Iron City. Green Architecture Not only is Pittsburgh home to over 60 LEED-certified buildings (LEED being Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design),

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Forgetting Time in Venice

Forgetting Time in Venice If you have ever wanted to leave the 21st century behind and still keep some modern amenities, Venice is the city for you. Hotels in Venice range from affordable to luxury, and they all offer easy access to this timeless city of gondolas and costumes. Geographic Isolation Venice consists of several islands connected to the mainland by bridge or water taxis. Its location encouraged centuries of trade and business along the Adriatic and as far as the eastern shores of the Mediterranean. Separated by canals, Venice

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Pixels Makes 80’s Gamers Look Cool #PixelsMovie

Pixels Makes 80’s Gamers Look Cool #PixelsMovie I had so much fun in New York last week.  One of the reasons it was such a fun trip is because I got to see Pixels with my best friend while I was there!  If you lived through the 80’s, you are going to have so much fun watching Pixels!  I can’t wait to take my kids to see it too.  Did I tell you that Adam Sandler and Kevin James star in it?  It was a lot of fun.  From the

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6 Reasons You Should Experience the Arts Scene in San Francisco

6 Reasons You Should Experience the Arts Scene in San Francisco While it’s known for iconic landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf and The Presidio, San Francisco is also a virtual mecca of arts and culture. There are plenty of excellent San Francisco hotels to call your home base during your visit too. Here are some of the top reasons you should make time to experience San Francisco’s arts scene. 1. The San Francisco Symphony and SoundBox While the San Francisco Symphony is as grand as you might

So Much Fun At Sky Zone Lafayette! #SkyZoneLafayette

So Much Fun At Sky Zone Lafayette! #SkyZoneLafayette Guess what y’all?  We went to the new Sky Zone in Lafayette, LA!  We watched as it was being renovated from a shoe store into Sky Zone.  We weren’t real sure what to think.  My son came home from school a couple of times talking about his friends going and how he wanted to go and I told him we’d go in the summer.  Finally, the summer is here and it was time for me to stick to my word!  What did