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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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10 Travel Gifts For Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day is celebrated in many parts of the world, most commonly in March, April or May (source: Wikipedia). This warms our hearts since mothers deserve to be honored as much as possible! If Mother’s Day is coming up in your part of the world (here in the U.S., it’s on May 8th this year) and Mom is a travel enthusiast, check out our top ten travel-themed gift picks below. 1. Comfy flat shoes: Mom will breeze through airport security with comfortable slip-ons that double as socks to keep her feet warm during the flight. These classy shoes caught our eye: a) Collette Parisian Ballet flats (suede) for $62.98 via TravelSmith. b) Cole Haan Air Bandon flats (leather) for $79.92 via Zappos. c) Naturalizer Creston flats (leather) for $69.99 via FootSmart. 2. Crushable hat: Mom is always on the go, whether it’s around town or on a jet plane. Provide her protection from the sun (or a bad hair day) with a fashionable hat that can be packed with baggage without losing its shape. Check out these crushable hats: a)  Roxy cotton canvas bucket hat for $28.00 via Athleta. b) Sur la Tete straw hat for $20.95 via  VillageHatShop.com. c) Alejandra Sky straw floppy beach hat for  $39.00

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Frommer’s Top 10 Airports For Business Travelers


Travel guide company Frommer’s has named their best ten airports for business-friendly travel. Their criteria for this list centered around the efficiency of an airport, rather than whether it is a “major global hub.” “Bonus points” were awarded to “airports with alluring in-terminal hotels, streamlined baggage claim service, and snappy train service to vital business districts.” Do you agree with Frommer’s list? Which airports would you add or omit? Changi (SIN) in Singapore: Catch a nap in a sleep room or a flick at one of the movie houses. *Chek Lap Kak (HKG) in Hong Kong: Two downtown train station allow you to check baggage and print boarding passes. A nine-hole golf course is available as a fun diversion during flight delays. *Haneda, a.k.a, Tokyo International (HND) in Tokyo: This airport is closer to central Tokyo than Narita is, and a new international terminal offers an array of food options. Ronald Reagan National (DCA) in Washington D.C.: Separate security lines at each terminal make getting through security an efficient process . Plus, there is plenty of seating throughout the airport. *Kastrup (CPH) in Copenhagen: According to Frommer’s, this is the “most-connected” of Nordic airports, with electronic signs posted throughout the