Getting there

US Airways offer nonstop service from Reagan National to Orlando, with fares starting at $166 round trip.

Where to stay

More than 150 Florida hotels partner with Clean the World, including 32 in Orlando. For a list, see

Peabody Orlando

9801 International Dr.


Famous for its marching ducks. Onsite spa and fitness center, restaurants and quick bites. Works with Clean the World. Rates from $200.

How to volunteer

Clean the World

400A Pittman St.


The group holds at least three volunteer sessions each week: 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. on weekdays, 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Schedule a visit through volunteer coordinator Rosanna Kingston at At home, host a soap drive and send the donations to Clean the World; shipping not included.

Andrea Sachs (not the one who wears Prada) has been writing for Travel since 2000. She travels near (Ellicott City, Jersey Shore) and far (Burma, Namibia, Russia), and finds adventure no matter the mileage. She is all packed for the Moon or North Korea, whichever opens first.