The Bathroom Diaries: Not just potty humor

WASHINGTON — Sometimes finding a clean toilet is the hardest thing about traveling.

But a website called The Bathroom Diaries is taking the guesswork out of locating an acceptable toilet. Just enter a zip code or address and wait for the search results — color-coded flags with toilet icons — to load.

Created by a young mother after traveling in Europe with her husband and 4-year-old daughter, The Bathroom Diaries now provides reviews for loos all over the world.


Bathrooms are rated according to safety, cleanliness and cost. Other helpful information includes how stocked they are, if they have changing tables and whether they are handicap accessible.

Thousands of locations are already listed, but new reviews are encouraged.

WTOP’s Randi Martin contributed to this report.

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