Category: Travel

January Programs at the North Carolina Museum of History

January Programs at the North Carolina Museum of History from North Carolina Lifestyle Blogger Champagne Style Bare Budget
Welcome the year 2020 with NEW, fun programs and free exhibits at the North Carolina Museum of History! Interested in African American history? Their19th Annual African American Cultural Celebration occurs on Saturday, Jan. 25! Join as they celebrate culture, kinship, and community with our annual kickoff festival for Black History Month. While you’re there, check out their newest exhibition, Law and Justice: The Supreme Court of North Carolina, 1819–2019 (available through

What is Papel Picado? A Brief History

What is Papel Picado A Brief History from North Carolina Lifestyle Blogger Champagne Style Bare Budget
A traditional Mexican decoration, Papel Picado is a staple for the holidays. If you’ve ever traveled through Mexico, you’ve no doubt seen colorful banners made of cut paper strung up across streets. They are seen in endless rows between buildings, spanning courtyards, suspended from ceilings, or anywhere else some bright embellishment is needed. In English, the translation of Papel Picado is cut or punched paper. So, what is Papel Picado? Take a journey to the beginning and find out how

Traditions That Start the New Year Off Right

Traditions That Start the New Year Off Right from North Carolina Lifestyle Blogger Champagne Style Bare Budget
There are many New Year’s Eve traditions so many of us hold dear to our hearts. I know I have celebrated in just about every way on this list at different points in my life. Whether you toast a glass of champagne or kiss for good-luck, discover the origins of all the traditions that start the New Year off right. Eat 12 grapes In this tradition, you must eat 12 green grapes during the bells at midnight. If you finish chewing and swallowing all 12 grapes before 12:01 a.m. on New Year’s

19th Annual African American Cultural Celebration

19th Annual African American Cultural Celebration from North Carolina Lifestyle Blogger Champagne Style Bare Budget
Join the North Carolina Museum of History for its 19th annual African American Cultural Celebration (AACC), the state’s official kickoff for Black History Month. This year’s theme: “20(20) Vision: A 400-Year Legacy.” This jubilant and educational event for all ages will take place Saturday, January 25, 2020, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Museum of History in downtown Raleigh. Named a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society, the festival features more than 75 musicians,

3 Tips for a Safe and Successful Road Trip

3 Tips for a Safe and Successful Road Trip from North Carolina Lifestyle Blogger Champagne Style Bare Budget
Road trips are one of the greatest American adventures. No matter what time of year it is, or where I’m going, there are few things I enjoy more than packing everyone’s bags and taking the highway out of town. Wherever the road takes us, it’s important to be prepared. Here are my top tips for a safe and successful road trip.  Road Maps are Essential If any of y’all have ever missed a turn or gotten lost on a detour to avoid traffic, you’ll know the importance of a good map.
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