About the Author

Originally from Chicago (and now back and yodeling all about it), 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 Swiss and American life for the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, CNN TravelFodor’sThe Christian Science Monitor, Die Zeit, The Guardian, Vox, and has also discussed the Swiss concept of work-life balance as a guest on HuffPost Live and the high price of "free" preventative care in America with KFF Health News and NPR.
Chantal is the author of several books, including the Swiss travel and culture guide, 99.9 Ways to Travel Switzerland Like a Local, and the collection of personal essays, Swiss Life: 30 Things I Wish I’d Known, which has sold over 5,000 copies. The latter landed 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 (2025)will do the same thing for the U.S., whose honor could use saving too. In the meantime, she would like to remind everyone that really, it’s okay to live in canton Aargau, the Chicago suburbs, or somewhere in between. www.chantalpanozzo.com


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