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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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Tuesday Travel Deals: 5/03/2011

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  If you’re going to Florence, Italy in the next couple of months and you’re a fan of Picasso, Miro and/or Dali, then be sure to stop by the Palazzo Strozzi for the Birth of Modernity exhibit featuring over sixty early works of these artists. Tickets are a bargain at only €10 (kids under the age of six get free admission; senior citizens and university students get discounted admission of €8.50). The exhibit is open from now until July 17, 2011. Book online. Feeling a pull to relax on a beach in Latin America? Continental Airlines is offering roundtrip tickets to Latin America for as low as $278. Fly from select U.S. cities including: Austin, Boston,  Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Orlando, Portland, San Diego and more. Destinations in Latin America include: Cancun, Cabo, Belize, Costa Rica and more. Fares are non-refundable and subject to specific travel dates. (Via Travel+Leisure) Explore Germany with Rail Europe’s Rail ‘n Drive 25% off discount on rail and rental car travel. Travel is unlimited, meaning you get to ride by rail and/or drive a car as many times and as far as you want within your  choice of 2, 3, or 4 days within 1 month, consecutively or not. Price starts at $255,

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Tuesday Travel Deals – 4/25/2011

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Want to know what it’s like to live in a castle in Ireland? There’s a special vacation package for that through Sceptre Tours. The Castles of Ireland package starts at $1099 per person and includes: roundtrip airfare, six nights in four different castles and a rental car. Travel between now and December 16, 2011. Price is based on availability. (Via ShermansTravel) Escape to San Diego and stay in a luxurious 5-star beachside resort at bargain rates. L’Auberge Del Mar Resort, a Travel+Leisure World’s Best 2011, is offering a $229 midweek rate (only $40 additional for weekends) for stays from now through June 30, 2011. The resort’s typical rates are around $400, so this is quite a fantastic deal! Stay in a room with a marble bathroom and balcony with a view, and indulge in a facial or massage at the resort’s spa. Ahhhh. (Via Travel Ticker) Tour Alaska by sea this August for seven nights aboard the Holland America for $1119. This per-person price includes an oceanview cabin (a balcony cabin starts at $1,649), meals, entertainment and a $50 onboard credit per cabin. Choose from three different departures dates: August 3rd, 6th or 23rd. Book through Frosch Travel. (Via Travel