Since Many Hotels Stopped Cleaning Rooms Thoroughly, Travelers Take Matters Into Own Hands [Roundup]

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  1. Sounds like Ashley should be mad at her mother for not helping her, not Southwest. Also, don’t families with small children get early boarding on Southwest?

  2. Conversely…I’ve spent hundreds of nights in hotels and none of the nasty stuff I have seen has killed me yet, so I’m kind of over it. The feeling of someone else’s nail clippings under my toes is the worst…but I am still here.

    Similarly, I sort of get a kick out of the people who meticulously wipe down their airline seat from top to bottom during boarding. I get it conceptually, but it’s honestly just a drop in the bucket of the losing battle against germs when traveling…

  3. Wonder who helps Karen, errr, Ashley, to get her 2 kids in and out of the car or at the market or Walmart.

    Perpetual victim.

  4. Yes the toilet paper in Europe is not the same as in US. Rough and stiff.
    We took our own on the past trip.

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