How to summer like a European

While many of the American blogs I read are already using the phrases “end of summer” and “back-to-school,” Europeans are giddily preparing for the beginning of their real summer: August 1. Schools are out of session. People are leaving town. The restaurant downstairs has put up a sign that reads “See you in September!” Because […]

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Long time, no blog…

… because we had a baby! Please forgive me? Parenthood is demanding. And wonderful. Grant Ruedi was born March 24, 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland. His middle name comes from my great-great-grandfather Henry Rüedi, who was also born in Switzerland. Grant is a smiley, wriggly, chirpy three-month-old who has stolen our hearts (and our sleep!). We […]

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Novel idea: Vacation where your favorite book is set

I originally wrote this story for ThriveWire–check it out here. Instead of searching for the perfect book to read on vacation, why not bring one of your favorite books to life on your summer vacation by visiting where it takes place. Road trip down California’s Highway 1 like Jack Kerouac Granted Kerouac traveled the entirety of the […]

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