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High Museum of Art in Atlanta: Sneaker Culture Exhibit

When I visited Atlanta last month, The High Museum of Art’s current exhibit at the time was The Rise of Sneaker Culture. The exhibit went in-depth about how sneakers went from being just an athletic necessity to a becoming a culture in its own right.

Growing up, our household wasn’t crazy about sports. The only time it mattered to my family was when the Olympics/Fifa World Cup was on.

However, I’m always up for learning new things and seeing things from a different perspective. I mean, if people line up for miles when a new shoe comes out and might literally KILL for it, there’s gotta be something to it.

Sadly, the exhibit ended at the High Museum on August 14th, but they are making a few more stops in other cities. You can check out the dates and locations on the American Federation of Arts website.

Definitely an exhibit that’s fun for the whole family. A little history lesson fused with sports? Perfect combination!

Here are some of the photos from the exhibit. Enjoy!

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4 Ways to Save (More) Money on Spirit Airlines

Spirit Airlines is a low-cost airline that could get you from point A to point B without making a huge dent in your wallet. However, what most people complain about is the “hidden” fees they end up paying . As a former employee of Spirit, we just loooooove getting those that don’t know (/sarcasm).

Anyway here are 4 ways to saving more money on Spirit:

  1. Do your research. When you’re planning a trip, you (hopefully) look up the hotel, and what it offers and what it doesn’t. So if you’re doing it on the place that you’ll be laying your head, why not do it on the company whose responsibility is getting you there. You need to know what you’re getting yourself into. Spirit is a low cost carrier, so don’t expect to be treated like you would flying First Class in Delta. You’re literally paying for your seat on the plane to get from Point A to B. THAT’S IT!
    The seats don’t recline so that they can fit more seats in the plane. The weight limit for the bags is 40 lbs not 50. So to those who love to dump yor entire closet in your bag, you might want to reconsider. If you don’t care too much about that and just need to get to your destination, Spirit will do you just fine.
  2. It pays to be prepared ahead of time. The bag fees goes up the closer you get to your departure date. Spirit charges for carry-on bags that you’re gonna put in the overhead bin. If you get to the gate and start boarding and you haven’t paid for your carry-on, you will be charged $100 to board the flight. There is a way to get around it. If you get a soft bag like a duffel or gym bag that you can squeeze into the included box, it’s free. As long as that’s the ONLY bag you have. Can’t be a purse + duffel bag, it has to be combined and still fit.

    Spirit bag prices
    Bag prices from Spirit.com
  3. Buy snacks ahead of time. Spirit charges for snacks and drinks INCLUDING WATER. Before I travel, I go to either Kroger or the dollar store to buy snacks to last me the flight.
    Since TSA won’t let you take liquids bigger that 3.5 ounces through to the gate, you have two options: 1. Take an empty water bottle through TSA and fill it with water at the fountains or buy a drink at the store on the secure side. Seeing that everything at the airport cost more, I personally would go with option 1.
  4. BYOE (Bring Your Own Entertainment).
    Credit: Pexels.com
    Credit: Pexels.com

    It hasn’t been THAT long since airplanes had no WiFi or TVs on-board. Those things cost money and fuel to carry the weight on the plane. More fuel means more money that would be added to your ticket. The difference between back then and now is that almost everyone has a smartphone or electronic form of entertainment. If you have kids, for the love of God, bring something for them to watch/listen to/do that reduces them from bothering the person sitting in front of them. I always have a book to read, or an adult coloring book (I feel the judgment, don’t care) to pass the time. Who knows, you might strike up an interesting conversation with the person sitting next to you. Spirit’s prices is enough to start up a conversation.

Pretty much, it all boils down to being prepared and knowing what to expect. That way you can just observe those who didn’t know act a fool at the gate.

If you can follow these ways, you’ll have a stress free experience with Spirit Airlines.