The world is a dirty place....

You know all those wasted little soaps, shampoos and lotions that are left behind in your hotel room?  Sometimes I feel guilty and I bring them home with me, but then I just end up throwing them away at home.  Well, someone has finally come up with an awesome idea:

The organization is called Clean The World and they're gathering up all these wasted products and distributing them to needy people in needy countries. Impoverished people die every day from diseases that could easily be eliminated with proper hand washing and some soap. The cholera outbreak in Haiti is a prime example.  It could be wiped out if they just had some soap.  Clean The World distributes recycled soap products & educational materials to these countries as well as domestic homeless shelters. 

From the web site:  "You can help. Your support gets us one step closer to reaching our goal of saving one million lives each year. Please make a donation or volunteer. And the next time you stay at a hotel, stay with one of our Participating Partners."

Great idea, isn't it?  To read more:  See USA Today article and a link to Clean The World below.


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I didn’t dip my toe in an ocean until I turned 25 and my friend Sandy and I traveled to Puerta Vallarta, Mexico. After that week, I was hooked. I loved being somewhere new; smelling the smells, tasting new food, seeing how other people lived. It energized me. As luck would have it, I landed a job that allowed me to travel all over the US and often to Canada. Being a sports event television producer, I was on the road all the time. That's when my love affair with travel began. Now, its 20 years later and still no one gets more “geeked up” about planning a vacation than I do. All I need is a destination and some travel companions and my fire is lit! I start delving into my favorite hotel sites, sifting through photos and reviews, comparing, contrasting -it’s like an addiction. The travel shows with tips and trends? I study them like a playbook. I LOVE doing the things most people hate doing before they go on vacation. Whether it be searching for a food tasting tour with a local or discovering a romantic B&B in the middle of New York - I’ve found it and I’ll share it with you. So....where should we go?