One Weekend in Zermatt

We made a pact in January to see more places in Switzerland, but after our two-year Swissiversary came and went we realized we had not made good on our deal. Our list of “must-see Switzerland 2016” had barely been touched and Zermatt was at the top. So, on a Friday we booked train tickets for Saturday to […]

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On the differences between Switzerland and the U.S.

I came across an interview of a Swiss woman traveling in New York City and just had to share since it perfectly captures some of the differences between my home country and my adopted country. The original interview appeared in New York Magazine. Americans do not know much about Switzerland. “We’re from Bern in Switzerland. Even though […]

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On two years in Switzerland

This week we’re celebrating two years living in Switzerland and I’m surprised how emotionally-wrought this anniversary has been. We’re experiencing the most difficult of expat conundrums: The longer you live in your adopted country the harder it is to imagine moving home. In fact, it’s harder to define where “home” lies these days. We’re having […]

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On the road

Last night we returned from a two-week trip across Europe with my husband’s parents. We saw four countries by way of planes, trains and automobiles. We took in art in Paris, the Alps in Switzerland, the Mediterranean in Nice and quite a bit of pasta in Italy. It was both exhilarating and exhausting, but the […]

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A weekend in Lucerne

A couple of months ago I received one of the best job offers: Get paid to spend a weekend in Lucerne eating, drinking and having fun. Oh, and I had to write a few thousand words on why other travelers should visit Lucerne for a yet-to-be-published travel guide. I can’t divulge all of my recommendations here, […]

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Wanderweg Weekend

“Wanderweg” means walking trail in German. These adorable yellow signs are all over Switzerland–throughout its cosmopolitan cities and the majestic Alps. In the middle of a meadow or on top of a snow-capped mountain. When we see one we know we’re on the right path. We’re headed in the right direction. All good. There’s definitely […]

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The truth behind travel blogs

I came across a hilarious essay in The New Yorker this week titled “Why I Quit My Job to Travel the World.” It’s a satirical take on so many travel bloggers’ mantras and honestly, it’s a breath of fresh air. Read the whole essay if you get a chance. For now, here’s a taste: On […]

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