Originally from Chicago, Chantal Panozzo spent almost a decade of her life 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, Fodor’s, The Christian Science Monitor, Vox, 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, shewould like to remind everyone that really, it’s okay to live in canton Aargau, the Chicago suburbs, or somewhere in between. www.chantalpanozzo.com