It turns out, if you're bad at something at home, you're still bad at it when you travel.
There are lots of reasons to travel. As I explained in my post 'A Nerd's Guide to Travel', I tend to think on the nerdier side when it comes to picking a travel destination. But, there's more to my decision than just if one of my favorite movies was filmed there. The most important factors …
Switzerland is one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited. The only problem is that everything in the country is so stupidly expensive.
You don't. There is no beating jet-lag. You can bargain with it, like the lesser God it is, but there is no beating jet-lag. No matter how far you run, how many energy drinks you drink, or how much sleep you get on the airplane jet-lag will find you; and when it does, the best thing you can do, is give in.
During my semester abroad in Rome, I experienced quite a few Holidays in the city (Easter, St.Patrick's Day, etc.). My favorite was Valentine's Day.