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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Scott Carmichael may have one of the world’s most coveted jobs. As the executive editor for Gadling, a travel blog, he tours the globe writing about his experiences. (By the way, if you dig travel, Gadling should be part of your daily newsfeed. The site covers all things travel — helpful tips, gadget deals, recent news and entertaining anecdotes — and it makes for fun, spirited and quirky reading. ) To date, Scott has lived in five countries, logged three million miles, and spent over 1000 nights in hotel rooms. And there is no end in sight to his wanderings. We had a chance to chat with Scott about some travel-related details he’s never before shared. Read what this travel guru reveals and feel free to ask him any questions of your own. You have what many people would consider to be a dream job. How did you get into travel and blogging? I rolled into this job completely by accident. I’ve always been involved in technology through my own business, which had me traveling almost all the time. Once I settled down, I started blogging about the combination of travel and technology. In my first year of blogging, I
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