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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Do you think the quality of airport food has improved in the last decade? Airports are hoping your answer is “yes,” according to this USA Today article. To highlight some of the high-quality food offerings that have cropped up, travel guide company Frommer’s recently named their top ten restaurants at U.S. airports. Their criteria: “We’ve picked places that serve food you’d eat even if you weren’t trapped,” says Jason Clampet, senior online editor for Frommers.com. Do you agree with the list below? What are some good options at international airports? Atlanta: One Flew South (Terminal E) Baltimore: Obrycki’s (Gate B-11) Boston: Legal Sea Foods (Terminal A, after security, has Legal Test Kitchen; Terminal B, before security, has Legal C Bar; and Terminal C, before security, has the traditional restaurant) Chicago O’Hare: Tortas Frontera (Terminal 1) New York-JFK: Deep Blue Sushi (Terminal 5) New York-LaGuardia: Custom Burgers by Pat LaFrieda (Delta Terminal) Los Angeles: Encounter at LAX (center of airport before security) Minneapolis: Ike’s Food and Cocktails (Concourse E) Raleigh, N.C.: 42nd Street Oyster Bar (Terminal 2) Seattle: Ivar’s (central terminal) Perhaps not coincidentally, Boingo users can also enjoy tasty Wi-Fi access in 9 of these 10 airports.
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