Articles & Essays

I specialize in writing about American policy, Switzerland, work & life, travel, culture, parenting, and expatriation and repatriation. I’ve written for American, British, German, Swiss, Middle Eastern, and Asian publications.

Recent Work

I moved back to the U.S. from Switzerland when my daughter was 3. My suburban neighbors don’t get the way I parent. (Business Insider)

My rich town was poisoned by a corporation. Even the 1% isn’t safe from pollution. (The Guardian)

Fodor’s Essential Germany 2019 (Contributor)

This year, let’s parent like it’s 1989 (The Washington Post)

8 bars galvanising the Zürich bar scene (Singapore Airlines’ SilverKris Magazine–online English version)

In true Swiss spirit: Top bars that are putting Zurich’s burgeoning bar scene on the map (Singapore Airlines’ SilverKris Magazine)

Fodor’s Essential Switzerland 2018 (Contributor)

Finding Simplicity in an Over-The-Top World of Kid Activities (Washington Post)

Zurich, Switzerland: This Exploding Snowman is Supposed to Predict the Weather (Fodor’s)

Frank Lloyd Wright is not God (Curbed)

Cold Weather Escapes: Zurich (Boston Magazine)

Three Days in Zurich (Trains & Travel Magazine)

Unspunnen: The festival of Swissness held every 12 years (Financial Times)

Inside the 10-day rave where the Swiss let loose every 10 years (The Independent)

How I learned to live in a national treasure with a toddler (Washington Post)

Best things to do in Davos, Switzerland (CNN Business Traveller)

Creating new Christmas traditions, one overly commercialized experience at a time (Washington Post)

Mehr Aargau für Chicago (Die Zeit)

Working in Switzerland–What’s an Expat Woman to Expect? (Wall Street Journal) 

How Leaving America Changes What People Think About Guns (Vice)

The unapologetic introvert: I had to leave the U.S. to stop pretending to be an extrovert (Salon)

Emigrate With Your Guns? You’re Probably Shooting in the Dark (Wall Street Journal)

Searching for Fun at an American Birthday Party (Washington Post)

Unforgettable Swiss Hotels & Chalets (Trains & Travel Magazine)

Why Switzerland Causes Price Shock (Wall Street Journal)

How the Expat Life Changes a Person’s Political Views (Wall Street Journal)

Why I’m Proud to Be the Mom of the Mean Girl (Brain, Child)

An Alpine Antidote to Working Weekends (New York Times)

The Eternal Expatriate: Why Many Repatriates Feel the Desire to Go Back Abroad (Wall Street Journal) 

Fodor’s Switzerland 2015 (Contributor)

How living in Switzerland ruined me for America (Vox)

How Technology is Redefining Expat Relationships with Family Back Home (Wall Street Journal) 

Learning Not to Smile in the World’s Happiest Country (Wall Street Journal)

Does Technology Ruin the Expat Experience? (Wall Street Journal)

Why Switzerland tops quality-of-life surveys (Wall Street Journal)

My Daughter’s Sick Day Means My Sick Day (Washington Post) 

Redefining ‘Motherland’ in Switzerland (Wall Street Journal)

In Switzerland, parents observe. In the U.S., hovering is required. (New York Times)

5 Great Swiss Gondolas and Cog Trains (Trains & Travel Magazine)

When American Expats Don’t Want Their Kids to Have U.S. Citizenship (Wall Street Journal)

Where to shop in Zurich’s District 5 (Traveller Magazine)

Insider Guide: Best of Zurich (CNN Travel)

Learning to Love Motherhood (Brain, Child)

My favorite street—Limmatquai, Zurich (Qatar Airways’s Oryx Magazine)

Zurich, Switzerland: The Greatness of Small (Singapore Airlines’s Priority Magazine)

Alphorn school blows students away (Swiss Info)

The Living Layoff: A Four-Part Series of Cross-Cultural Employment Woe (World Radio Switzerland)

An American at Swiss Gardening Boot Camp (The Christian Science Monitor)

Dad’s Museum Mania (The Christian Science Monitor)

Hiking Eastern Switzerland’s Wine Trail (Trains & Travel Magazine)