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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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The Crew Lounge Interviews Boingo Wireless

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Flight attendant and Boingo superfan Sara Keagle invited us to join her and fellow flight attendant, Mimi, on their travel podcast series, The Crew Lounge. We had a hoot of a time chatting with the two travel veterans about everything from Boingo social media customer care, plane passengers behaving badly, to forging friendships on Twitter. Listen to the podcast for travel insights, airplane shenanigans and witty flight attendant banter. If you enjoy the experience as much as we did, be sure to download their free shows. Thanks to Sara, Mimi and the UPGRD team for having us a guest!

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Healthy Traveling for Road Warriors — Tips

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The Wall Street Journal recently featured an article on a Columbia University public health study, which found that very frequent travel leads to higher incidences of obesity and other health risks. Although this is the first study of this issue that I’ve seen, its results are far from surprising. Whether traveling by plane, train or automobile, travel presents challenges of all sorts and the most life-threatening challenge is maintaining one’s good health. But with a commitment to the task and a willingness to put in some extra effort, there are certainly things that can help the uber-traveler maintain good health. Here are some tips: Traveling by car: Bring an ice chest with food and drinks that you can keep cool with ice blocks. When you get to the hotel, put the ice blocks in the mini-fridge in the room and you’re set to use them again the next day when you reload your ice chest. If you’re on a multi-day trip, pack a pallet of drinks. When you start to deplete the cold drinks in your ice chest, add more so you have an ongoing supply of cold fluid. Travel  by plane: Pack an empty plastic bottle. After passing through