Thursday, August 23, 2012

Switzerland Takes Top Honors

I just read an interesting article the other day. According to, Switzerland is one of the most frequently traveled countries in all of Europe. That stat to me was a bit surprising to me, as I would have expected the big countries of Great Britian, France and Germany would take top honors, especially with their iconic buildings and historical sites.

However, it's quite hard to argue with the natural beauty of Switzerland, something that in my opinion is unrivaled in all of Europe. The Swiss Alps are one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the world, and are frequented by the outdoorsy type from all over the world. Switzerland is also a relatively inexpensive country to travel across as well. Many hostels like this hostel in Interlaken Switzerland are on the affordable side for travelers looking to get the most value out of their traveling experience. The Swiss franc has also gained 24% against the euro since 2009, giving Switzerland a nice economic boost relative to their European neighbors.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Death Calculator! Woopieee!!

Life expectancy varies greatly from country to...
Life expectancy varies greatly from country to country. It is lowest in Africa and higher in Japan, Australia and Spain. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By this point in time, I believe everyone who reads my blog knows just how much I love gadgets, tools, calculators, and little interactive sites that give you instant feedback. Why I love them, I do not know, but I do, so that’s that. Today I found an extremely “different” type of interactive tool, different and a bit morbid.

Today’s tool, is a “Death Calculator” in which you go down the list, and add or subtract years based on certain criteria ranging from diabetes in your family, to how much you exercise, to your living environment. 

The tool starts with the average life expectancy, which is about 79.

Anyhow, go through, honestly answer all of the questions and see how you come out. Remember, the further below 79 you get, the more of a wakeup call it should be that changes need to take place. Changes with healthcare, our way of live, and the environment that surrounds us. Make those changes today, start exercising, daily. You can’t go wrong.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Mercedes Benze E320 Makes a Big Splash

Mercedes CLK 350 Cabriolet 2005 C209
Mercedes CLK 350 Cabriolet 2005 C209 (Photo credit: zrozir29)

The 2013 Mercedes-Benz E320 is one of the newest models of Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The current line-Benz E-Class includes three versions: the E320, E350 and E63 AMG. All this makes the use of different engines, the 2013 E320 is powered V6 produces 382 horsepower, the E350 that has a V8 engine, while the E63 AMG has a 6.3-liter V8 engine produces a whooping 518-hp.

A coupe version is complete on all the bells and whistles available, but E320 AMG headquarters and both sedan and station wagon models. In all the classic rear-wheel drive off, while all-wheel drive optional on the E550 sedan and E320. All versions use the seven-speed automatic transmission.

The E320 comes with all the luxury of a new powerful sound system, seats, electric front seats, electric front, dual-zone climate control, sunroof, and a. There are four zones of climate control and adaptive air suspension. AMG models have special exterior and interior design, adaptive sports suspension, upgraded brakes, sport seats, even though they have a higher price. What's quite amazing too, is that Mercedes recently improved their AS/RS systems, allowing them to produce their cars more efficiently. They decided however to not lower their prices, but to make their cars even better. Now there's a company that doesn't sell out.

According to opinion on the 2013 Mercedes-Benz E320, its performance is very gratifying, therefore, was widely acclaimed by our customers as well. This luxury sedan to 60 miles per hour reached in less than seven seconds. The handling unit and convince customers balance the suspension of the nucleus of the AMG.
Overall, the E320 popularity in all aspects is a luxury, prestige, security and performance with the arrival of the 2013 Mercedes Benz E320 is growing in the automotive industry.