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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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Tuesday Travel Deals – 4/25/2011

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Want to know what it’s like to live in a castle in Ireland? There’s a special vacation package for that through Sceptre Tours. The Castles of Ireland package starts at $1099 per person and includes: roundtrip airfare, six nights in four different castles and a rental car. Travel between now and December 16, 2011. Price is based on availability. (Via ShermansTravel) Escape to San Diego and stay in a luxurious 5-star beachside resort at bargain rates. L’Auberge Del Mar Resort, a Travel+Leisure World’s Best 2011, is offering a $229 midweek rate (only $40 additional for weekends) for stays from now through June 30, 2011. The resort’s typical rates are around $400, so this is quite a fantastic deal! Stay in a room with a marble bathroom and balcony with a view, and indulge in a facial or massage at the resort’s spa. Ahhhh. (Via Travel Ticker) Tour Alaska by sea this August for seven nights aboard the Holland America for $1119. This per-person price includes an oceanview cabin (a balcony cabin starts at $1,649), meals, entertainment and a $50 onboard credit per cabin. Choose from three different departures dates: August 3rd, 6th or 23rd. Book through Frosch Travel. (Via Travel

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Travel Tuesday Deals – 1/18/2011

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Orbitz is offering 50% off a bunch of all-inclusive, beach hotels at destinations such as  Jamaica, London, Florida, Las Vegas, Los Cabos, Paris, and more.  Book by 1/23/11. (Via Travel+Leisure) How about some wining and dining in gorgeous Napa Valley? The Michelin-rated Napa River Inn  is offering a Wine & Foodie Package for $200 off per night plus some additional goodies, including: $100-per-night credit at various restaurants, gourmet breakfast in bed, and wine tasting. The deal is valid for travel Sunday-Thursday through January. (Via TravelZoo) Escape the winter chill and head to warm and festive Puerto Vallarta with Continental Airlines. The carrier is offering a rare discounted round-trip rate of $238 on trips (out of Houston) completed on or before March 31. (Via AJC) Alternatively, embrace the winter season and hit the ski slopes in Hayden/Steamboat Springs, CO. United Airlines is currently offering roundtrip airfare for as low as $169 from select U.S. cities, including: Boston, Philadelphia, Orlando and  Washington Dulles. Book by 1/31/11 for travel between now and 4/10/2011. (Via travel-ticker) Fly.com has the inside on getting a cheap roundtrip ticket to one of the most eclectic cities in the world, Tokyo. Currently, flights out of San Francisco and