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According to AAA, 39.3-million people will travel 50 miles or more away from home next weekend, which translates to the highest volume of travel since 2005.  34.6-million Americans will drive to their destination, an increase of 2.4%, while another 2.9-million will be flying, which is a 5.5% increase over last year.

Top Ten Memorial Day Travel Destinations

  1. Orlando, Florida
  2. Rome, Italy
  3. London, England
  4. Dublin, Ireland
  5. Vancouver, Canada
  6. Seattle, Washington
  7. Las Vegas, Nevada
  8. New York, New York
  9. Paris, France
  10. Honolulu, Hawaii

Source: AAA

According to reports, hotel guests leave behind millions of half-used shampoo bottles and soaps every day.  Hotels throw the bottles out, and they wind up in landfills which is bad for the environment.  One organization sterilizes those half-used bottles and soaps and gets them to the poorest people in the world who don’t have access to proper sanitation.  Clean the World takes leftover soap from hotels, sanitizes them and then distributes them to people in need. They are currently working with more than 300 hotels and since 2009, they've distributed more than 40-million bars of soap to families across 115 countries. What’s more, an estimated six-million empty soaps and toiletries didn’t wind up in landfills.

Source: New York Post

94% of people “have taken or will take” at least one trip this year, with 90% saying they’ll take either the same or more than last year.  62.3% of people say they will likely check in with work emails and/or voicemail on their trip.  31% of those polled say they likely won’t use all of their vacation time this year, which is an improvement over 2014 when 38.5% of people say they forfeited vacation time.  As for where people are going, 75% plan to travel within the United States, but father than a bordering state, while 39.8% will go to Canada, Mexico or the Caribbean, 39.5% will travel within their state and 24.8% will be heading overseas to Europe.

Source: Travelers Group


The mystery is yours to solve. Who ate the cheesecake?  USAopoly thinks we need a “Golden Girls” version of Clue and they may be right. So move over Colonel Mustard, because it may have been Sophia on the lanai with her purs. Or was it Dorothy in the kitchen with a wicker chair? It could have been Rose, or even Blanche.  The game creators thought of everything down to Sophia’s fluffy robe. We won’t tell… go ahead and get your inner “GG” on. And thank you creator…thank you for being a friend!

Source: Pure Wow

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