At long last, it’s my turn! I’ve been watching with awe and admiration as travel writers around the country have opened their hearts and blogs to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital over the past few weeks. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and Expedia has joined forces with St. Jude to help families with children battling cancer by offering travel coupons and over 150 Dream Trip giveaways in an effort to drive critical donations.
Every single dollar donated makes a difference for sick children as the treatments at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to 80% since it opened 50 years ago. This is incredible. Their goal is to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90% in the next decade, a mission we want to get behind.
Expedia is one of the biggest name’s in travel. I love seeing them use their power and influence to do meaningful things. Case and point, they rallied over 200 partners around the world from hotels, planes, and cruise lines for this cause and you can enter to win trips to far corners of the world — Bali, Las Vegas, and the Dominican Republic to name a few.
Dream Big: Luxury in Morocco
One of the wonderful giveaways is to a place near and dear to my heart: Four Seasons Resort Marrakech in Morocco.
My family had a tremendous experience at this luxury resort at the foot of the Atlas Mountains. An oasis within an exotic and fascinating city — with or without kids — we left our hearts at the Four Seasons Marrakech and dream of going back. Lush gardens, magnificent relaxation areas, an award-winning Kids For All Seasons clubhouse, and people we’ll remember with a smile forever — this luxury hotel goes beyond expectations in every way.
For as little as a $5 donation, you can enter to win a stay at this coveted gem in North Africa, a $4,308 value!
If this trip has you dreaming, there are so many more fantastic trips to win. Kim-Marie Evans has been dreaming about a trip to The Pierre in New York City, Katie Dillon has me dreaming about a stay at St. Regis Monarch Beach, and Kara Williams has me dreaming about skiing in Vail. Be sure and check out the Expedia/St. Jude Dream Trip Giveaway home page for all 150 giveaway options (!) and contest details.
Special thanks to Anne Taylor Hartzell of Hip Travel Mama for inviting us to participate in this life-changing cause. Anne lives her days full of gratitude and despite the demands of parenthood, she makes her dreams happen. An inspiration in a month where we can all Dream Big.