Best River Cruises Guide from Consumer Affairs

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You’ve cruised the Caribbean and maybe the Mediterranean.  What’s next?  A river cruise?  But it is a fairly new itinerary and you don’t know where to start or how to plan.  I have found an answer.  Consumer Affairs has published a “Best River Cruises Guide”. The River Cruise industry is experiencing an unprecedented boom – up 11% from last year. …

Booze Burns

As any recent college graduate can attest, drinking straight hard alcohol burns. But why? So the YouTube channel SciShow has come to our rescue with an intellectual explanation to the phenomenon. Turns out that alcohol actually lowers the tolerance of certain heat receptors in your mouth, causing them to activate at 34 degrees Celsius (93 Fahrenheit) instead of 42 degrees …

European Train Travel Tip

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  People love Eurail  passes for their convenience.  But they are often not the best deal. You can book tickets directly from European railway websites and print tickets before leaving home. Austria (ÖBB): www.oebb.at Czech Republic (CD): www.cd.cz Dutch Railways: www.ns.nl Finland (VR): www.vr.fi France (SNCF) www.voyages-sncf.com Germany (Die Bahn): www.bahn.de Great Britain (all rail operators): www.nationalrail.co.uk Hungary (MAV): www.mav.hu …