Originally from Chicago, Chantal Panozzo spent almost a decade in the land of cheese, chocolate, and people who can pronounce her name. She has written about Switzerland for the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, CNN Travel, CNN Business Traveller, Die Zeit, Fodor’s, The Christian Science Monitor, Vox, and Salon, and has also discussed the Swiss concept of work-life balance as a guest on HuffPost Live.
In 2014, Chantal’s collection of personal essays, Swiss Life: 30 Things I Wish I’d Known was published—eventually landing her on the cover of the highly esteemed Swiss tabloid, Blick am Abend, as the American who saved Switzerland’s honor. She is hoping the sequel, American Life: 30 Things I Wish I’d Known, will do the same thing for the U.S., whose honor could use saving too. In the meantime, she would like everyone to travel Switzerland as authentically as possible–and her new book, 99.9 Ways to Travel Switzerland Like a Local, will help tourists, expats–and maybe even the Swiss themselves–do just that. www.chantalpanozzo.com