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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 Valentine’s Proposal Contest for Boingo Lovers

Okay, Boingo fans… in celebration of Valentine’s Day, we invite  you to participate in a challenge befitting our most ardent admirers: If you really love us, why don’t you get serious and propose?  Yes, we’re talking about a marriage proposal. Because every suitor is unique, we’re open to receiving different forms of proposals. If you like to express yourself in person, ask for our hand in a video. Are you a paramour of few words? A picture  is worth a thousand kisses. Or, if you have a way with words, sweep us off our feet with a love letter or poem. Now, before you book the reception and sweat over the invite list, we have to warn you: we can’t commit to marrying you. However, as a token of our appreciation,  we will reward the best three proposals with the following prizes (not to mention our undying affection): First place: the best proposer will receive an Apple iPad (16GB, Wi-Fi only) and a free one-year subscription to Boingo Mobile Wi-Fi. Second place: the second best proposer will receive a Roku XDS player for Internet TV entertainment and a six-month subscription to Boingo Mobile Wi-Fi. Third place: the third best proposer will

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Travel Tuesday Deals – 1/25/2011

Valentine’s Day is less than twenty days away, but it’s not too late to plan a romantic getaway. Below are a few of our favorite travel deals for all you lovebirds out there. The StarGazers Inn & Observatory in Big Bear Lake, California is offering a “Valentine’s Romance” package for $325 a couple. The price includes one night at the astrology-themed inn, roses, champagne, chocolates and bath products for the jacuzzi. The offer is valid for stays February 9-15. (Via BudgetTravel) The Lodge at Koehle, a Four Seasons Resort on the island of Lanai (a short boat-ride from Maui), is currently offering rooms starting at $295 per night with the third night free. Folks, this is a great deal, considering 1) the cost of rooms here are typically not this low 2) Koehle is a lovely, luxurious and unforgettable experience (we’ve been there and highly recommend it) — perfect for a romantic indulgence. The deal is valid for stays February 11-15. (Via Expedia) Looking to go big for Valentine’s Day, maybe even propose marriage? Check out the Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa in West Sussex, England for a super-deluxe, ultra-private, tete-a-tete experience. The “romantic package” starts at £999 if booked by January 31 and includes: “exclusive hire of the spa,

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It’s Not Too Late to Give Some Long-Distance Valentine Love!

Were you and your object of affection separated this past Valentine’s Day? If so, we feel your heartache. That’s why we’d like to give you a chance to win a post Valentine package, designed to help the two of you stay connected when you’re apart. Simply send us a picture of you and your loved one together, and automatically enter a drawing to win: Two ALBUM portable digital photo galleries (pictured above) to fill with 40,000 pictures of your moments together. A Suite Arrival customized travel kit delivered to you or your Valentine. A one-day airport lounge pass for that next layover. Two six-month Boingo Wi-Fi accounts for some online bonding. Let’s keep the romance alive! Submit a photo of you two lovebirds via a Facebook wall post, a link via Twitter, or a link via a blog comment below. A winner will be announced from our random drawing on Friday, February 19th. Please note: only one photo entry per person. Vive l’amour! <3