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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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Now Boarding LA: Architecture of Flight Exhibit Delights at Santa Monica Museum of Flying

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The first phase of the highly anticipated $1.5 billion Tom Bradley International Terminal expansion at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) will soon be open for business, creating a beautiful, modern portal to the rest of the world befitting the City of Angels. To celebrate, the Santa Monica Museum of Flying showcases the architecture and planning behind the expansion and highlights the future look of the finished terminal in its new exhibit, Now Boarding: Fentress Airports + the Architecture of Flight.  We got a sneak peek at a recent special event that also included a vintage flight attendant uniform fashion show, a surprise opera solo, and a personalized tour of the exhibit. Our favorite installation is a detailed 24-foot scale model of the new terminal, which took 8,000+ hours to build. It is enormously impressive, to say the least. Here it is: The soon-to-be-opened new international terminal at LAX is designed to optimize efficiency, decrease wait times, and help passengers get through security as quickly as possible — and on to their final destinations in optimal shape. The design also features a high-end retail and shopping area emphasizing local Los Angeles vendors and restaurants, for those tourists who didn’t get enough

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Introducing Boingo Wi-Finder for Windows 8


If you’ve recently made the switch to Windows 8 on your laptop, ultrabook, and/or tablet, we’ve got your Wi-Fi needs covered with our latest Boingo Wi-Finder release!
We hope you’ll enjoy our sleek new design that embraces the “metro-style” look and feel as well as a few new features we’ve included to sweeten the Boingo experience on Windows 8 devices. Continue reading

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Wearable Tech: Are Smart Watches a Game Changer?

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From Star Trek to Dick Tracy to Inspector Gadget, we’ve been dreaming of the day sleek, wearable technology becomes part of everyday life. Now, with the advent of the “smart watch,” anyone with $150 to spare can sport this handy gadget on his or her wrist to read incoming messages, work towards fitness goals, and more. Continue reading

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100 Hours of Productivity With Boingo: Guest Post by Bowei Gai

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Is there anything more beautiful than seeing that little “wifi” symbol glowing at full bars when trying to check your email or the latest tweets when you are in a foreign land? No? Well what about when you’re trying to document, inform and connect local startup cultures all around the world? Exactly. Reliable internet access becomes as paramount as a toothbrush. Continue reading

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Travel Like the Pros: Exploring Barcelona

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In honor of the wireless industry’s annual pilgrimage to Mobile World Congress next week, we asked five of our favorite expert travel writers to share their #1 tip for traveling in Barcelona, Spain. Read on and you, too, can travel like the pros! Continue reading

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The Boingo 2010 Gift Guide For Travelers


Need gifts for the travel junkie in your life? We polled road warriors on the Boingo staff, as well as those in the Boingo Facebook community, and rounded up our favorite suggestions. Boingo Employees: Amazon Kindle ($139 and up): “I’ve become very fond of my Kindle, especially as a traveling companion. The selection of books is great, as is the Wi-Fi connectivity. What’s more, the Kindle automatically syncs to my smartphone and PC.” — Jim Hamm, director of account management Apple iPad ($499 and up): “The one and only thing I absolutely *must* have when I’m traveling these days is my iPad. While I was skeptical of the iPad hoopla before it launched, I am now an unabashed convert. I use it in innumerable ways. The Kindle and Zinio apps allow me to bring along the three or four books and small stack of magazines I’m always juggling without taking up space in my carry on. I use the Maps and “Around Me” apps to figure out where I’m going or when I need to find a nail salon in a new city, pronto. I use my iPad on cross-country flights to catch up on podcasts (WNYC’s Radiolab and American