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Alicia Lawrence was born and raised in Alaska, and has traveled around the world seeking adventure. She’s ridden in a dog sled, climbed over the Roman ruins, got lost in Venice, sang on the Swiss Alps, built a house in Mexico, walked over volcanos in Hawaii, and visited more museums then she can count.
Alicia graduated summa cum laude from Liberty University in 2012 with three degrees in public relations, broadcasting, and journalism. She’s volunteered for numerous non-profits, including Indigenous People’s Technology and Education Center and Special Olympics Virginia. Her senior year she founded Forty-Eight, a charity film competition that brought together film students to help make promotional videos for local charities.
Alicia is a health enthusiast and writes for numerous blogs in the beauty and health genre. She also won Miss Alaska Sweetheart Sr. in high school and enjoys helping others not only look beautiful on the outside but also find their inner beauty.
After college, Alicia married her best friend and she currently works at a tech company as a content coordinator.

Charity Meets Travel: The Grace Hotel

Grace Hotels

(Photo Credit: Grace Hotels)

With properties on five continents, Grace Hotels give to charities without guests having to lift a finger. That’s because the company has established The Grace Foundation, which gives one dollar (or the local currency equivalent) for each night a room is occupied. There’s a particular focus on donating to organizations that aid disadvantaged children, such as MacMillan Cancer Support, The National Autistic Society and NSPCC. Additionally, hotel guests are encouraged to donate an additional dollar on their own behalf.

Grace Hotels

The Grace Santorini in Greece. (Photo Credit: Grace Hotels Facebook)

The Grace Foundation also supports many other non-profits by providing free dinners and room nights as prizes at charity auctions and events. The hotel even has a signature “Grace Cocktail” and other special dishes that when purchased additional funds will be donated to a charity. But the Grace Hotel doesn’t stop there. Each of their hotels strive for a sustainable atmosphere by following their environmental awareness policy.

The Grace Hotel isn’t a chain, however, they are a line of privately owned luxury boutique hotels providing guests with an authentic experience of the city they are staying in. Many Grace hotels are historic landmarks that offers guests a unique and cultural experience.

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