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October is one of my favorite months with the Exceeding Expectations kids.  As you all know, our top priority for the kids is, and always will be, education. That said, every October we participate in two athletic events that I feel are significant in laying the groundwork necessary for them to be successful in the academic world and in their adult lives.  The first of these events is the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) triathlon, aptly called “The Best Day in Triathlon.” Here’s a brief overview from their website:  “In 1994, three friends started a triathlon fundraiser to help one man regain his independence after a tragic accident left him a quadriplegic. From one came many, and Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) took root in the belief that sports and an active lifestyle are a pathway to more in life. Since that fundraiser 25 years ago, CAF has been committed to breaking the financial barrier that individuals with physical challenges face to participate in sports and live a healthy and active lifestyle.”  Participating alongside challenged athletes in a very tough race gives our kids an additional perspective on their own lives. The racers on the course with them face obstacles that they

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8 Adventures on the Island of Kauai


I recently vacationed on Kauai, the fourth largest of the Hawaiian islands. The island — with its waterfalls, canyons, rainforests, caves and secret beaches at every turn — is a nature lover’s paradise. Since I’ve had the pleasure of multiple visits to the “Garden Isle,” I’ve compiled below my top adventures on Kauai. Also, watch the video above for a visual feast of Kauai. What’s your favorite Hawaiian island, and what are your recommendations for activities there? 1. Take a Hike According to travel website GoHawaii, 90% of Kauai is inaccessible by road. That’s why hiking is the penultimate activity on Kauai. There are a seemingly endless number of trails of varying distances and difficulty. I have frequently stumbled upon deserted beaches, deep canyons, and waterfalls of all sizes. You’ll encounter stunning scenery on any hike you choose but a must-see is Waimea Canyon on the west side of the island. 2. Go Kayaking Rent single or double kayaks and paddle through breathtaking scenery accessible only by boat. I rented kayaks through a tour group led by a knowledgeable guide. We paddled down a river, docked our kayaks, and then hiked to a massive waterfall and watering hole. Lunch was included. Check out

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Couple Gets Married 85 Times Around the World — And They Boingo’d All The Way

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Denise and Mark Thomas are on pace to go down in Guinness World Record history. Their feat? They have exchanged wedding vows eighty-five times at eight-five different locations around the world — and all within the span of six months. Now that’s commitment! Denise, a native Australian, met Englishman Mark while she was working in London. The couple fell in love and decided to tie the knot…in a very unconventional way. Denise and Mark were chosen out of 30,000 couple-applicants by travel company Runaway Bride and Groom to “test” wedding and honeymoon locations around the world. As The Official Honeymooners, Denise and Mark weren’t just drinking champagne and feeding each other cake for six months straight. The couple’s official job was to document their experiences at each of the wedding and honeymoon venues. This meant daily blog updates, hundreds of photos, hours of video and countless tweets — not to mention the various challenges they faced navigating their way through unfamiliar languages and cultures. Since the special couple depended on constant Internet connectivity to do their  job, the Boingo team reached out to them early in their nuptial adventures and donated Boingo accounts. We’re thrilled to have been a part