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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Monday, February 21st is Presidents’ Day in the U.S. and a day off for many folks in the U.S. If you’re contemplating a kid-friendly excursion, consider the Omni Parker House in downtown Boston. The hotel is offering a Wet-n-Wild Aquarium Package starting at $142 per night. Price includes hotel, breakfast buffet at the Parker Restaurant, tickets to the New England Aquarium for each registered guest, a disposable camera, and milk and cookies and a goodie-filled Omni Kids backpack. Boston is a great city for some education on American history! Book by December 31, 2011. (Via Budget Travel) Sonoma Valley, with it’s acres of vineyards and rolling hillsides, includes some of California’s best scenery. The wine region also offers great accommodations, including the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn, a luxurious spa resort not far from downtown Sonoma. Book anytime before November 2011 and pay as low as $239 per night, including breakfast. We weren’t able to determine the “non-sale” price, but we can tell you that $239/night is quite a bargain for staying in a place this nice in Sonoma Valley. (Via Travel + Leisure) What’s your plan for spring break in April? May we recommend Los Angeles, where we are headquartered?
My friends, it’s a jolly good day for the Boingo community. Boingo Wireless has just signed an exclusive deal with airport company BAA to be the sole operator of Wi-Fi services at six airports in the U.K. [see list below]! This news means good things for those of you flying into, out of, or through the U.K. and on to your final destinations: Boingo is a neutral host operator: we welcome roaming users from other Wi-Fi providers. Network reliability is a 24/7 priority for us, so you can count on us for continuous and fast Wi-Fi access. We offer you world-class customer service — we don’t approach this stuff lightly. We’re opening up a London office to support the airports; this is especially interesting if you’re looking for a new career. It’s easy to get online with Boingo. Connect to “Boingo Hotspot” on your laptop or smartphone and choose from a variety of day pass and subscription options. And now, I present to you the U.K. airports to be powered by Boingo: London Heathrow (LHR) London Stansted (STN) Glasgow (GLA) Edinburgh (EDI) Aberdeen (ABZ) Southampton (SOU) (Wi-Fi services were previously provided in parallel by multiple operators, including Boingo.) Read the