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Teia Collier is a native Texan with a passion for politics, history, food, books and fashion, she is on a mission to explore and experience the best that life has to offer while sharing Southern hospitality with all she meets. Back in Mesquite, Texas after spending nearly a dozen years in Washington, DC, she loves wearing her snakeskin boots again and taking in the best of Texas food, culture, shopping, events and museums. Teia spends her days writing, playing with her young children and "saving the day" with her concierge consulting company. She is active in local children's and family charities.

Expedia Helps Make Your Travel Count For The Kids At St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Bare Feet™ with Mickela Mallozzi and Children of St. Jude Target House

Bare Feet™ with Mickela Mallozzi and Children of St. Jude Target House

This September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and after being touched by the stories and lives of the children and families at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Expedia has crafted three great ways for the travel loving community of the world to lend its support to these children and make an impact for the betterment of lives everywhere, including 150 Dream Trips for several lucky winners.

Expedia’s Sarah Gavin speaks about St. Jude and National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

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  1. Giving minded Guests can visit www.stjude.expedia.com and enter the Dream Travel giveaway for the suggested minimum donation of $5 and 100% of the donation goes directly to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  There are 150 trips up for grabs, and they are spectacular like 5 Nights in Bali, Indonesia with deluxe accommodations, couples massage, breakfast and $500 Visa Gift Card or 4 Nights in Big Sky Montana with a luxury Moonlight Mountain Homes Cabin and $1000 gift card for travel expenses.
  2. Donate directly to St. Jude to receive a hotel coupon.  Customers that donate $25 may choose either a 10% off coupon good for select hotels or a 20% off coupon good for select hotels via the Expedia mobile app. Visit here.
  3. Donate your Expedia rewards.  Your Expedia® Rewards points can be converted into a monetary donation that can benefit St. Jude as well.

Here are some of our favorite Dream Trip Giveaway Destinations…



Expedia Dream Team Blogger Crew Getting Ready for the Around the World Party with St. Jude Families

Expedia Dream Team Blogger Crew Posing Before for the Around the World Party with St. Jude Families


Around the World Dinner Volunteer Time

Miss A Travel Writer Teia Collier and Fellow Expedia Dream Team Crew Serving Fabulous Bites At the Around the World Dinner Party

Located in Memphis, Tennessee, St. Jude Research Hospital serves and treats children with life-threatening illnesses and the families that love them from around the world without ever charging them a single cent.  St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is the ONLY pediatric cancer center that is designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute.  St. Jude also freely shares their research and findings with doctors and scientists worldwide, so that the work that begins in Memphis — can benefit thousands of lives worldwide.

Last week, I had the pleasure of joining Expedia and a fabulous team of fellow writers and bloggers that spent several days touring the impressive facilities and getting to see a little bit of the good work that St. Jude does in Memphis, most notably the Target House and the Research Hospital itself.  As a mom, I am so thankful that such a wonderful facility exists and am awestruck by support structures, the strength, grace and sheer will to live of the families, children and talent of the community of employees that serve them.  Moving, awe-inspiring and grateful are just some of the words that I heard whispered and smiled among the group of moms and travel minded writers.

Donations are always welcome.  To learn the needs of the center and to donate now, please visit here or to make use of the fabulous September promotion with Expedia, visit here.

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