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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For the second time in three years, Global Traveler readers have named Boingo “Best Wi-Fi Service.” Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. More than 36,000 savvy travelers contributed to Global Traveler magazine’s 2011 GT Tested reader survey. Readers chose the best of the best for sixty-six travel-related categories, including: airlines, hotels, loyalty programs and travel products. Click here to view a list of fellow winners. Awards are awesome to receive. But we think the most meaningful awards are those granted by the user community, so this means a lot to us. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. As you can see from the photos above featuring a few superstar members of our marketing team, we had a delightful time at the Global Traveler awards ceremony. Read the press release here.
Travel search engine Skyscanner just released the results of a survey on top airlines for in-flight meals. 1200 survey respondents rated in-flight meal experiences based on taste, presentation and choice. Thirty-five airlines were featured in the survey. North American carriers did not make the list of ten best in-flight meals. What’s your in-flight meal experience with these airlines that made the top ten list? 1. Emirates 2. Lufthansa 3. Singapore Airlines 4. Aeroflot 5. Qatar 6. Malaysia Airlines 7. Thai Airways 8. Etihad 9. KLM 10. Air France Read the entire article here.
Have you ever used your phone and/or laptop while, ahem, using the restroom? If you’re worried that chatting, texting, emailing, and surfing while on the can is socially unacceptable, then worry no more! According to a recent Intel study on technology etiquette, 75% of U.S. survey responders feel “it is perfectly appropriate to use Internet-enabled devices, including laptops, netbooks and cell phones, in the bathroom.” (Never mind the germs!) But you’re not quite off the hook when it comes to mobile usage in public situations: 69% of respondents feel that “checking e-mails, sending text messages and making phone calls while in the company of others, are unacceptable.” To be frank, I employ a mixed approach to mobile etiquette. I text and surf the Internet on my smartphone while in the company of friends, family, and colleagues. But I rarely answer phone calls while in the company of anyone (unless it’s an emergency), and I turn off my phone entirely when in a business meeting. However, I find it irritating to be in the company of people, including my friends, who constantly text, surf, and talk on their phones. Clearly, we are in need of some hard, fast rules, and Anna