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Following are some places you can find me. I also write for travel companies and airlines, and develop content for travel apps and websites, startups and behemoths. Most of my writing is published in the US, UK, Canada or Chile. Contact me at bearshapedsphere at for more information.

Food and Drink

The Chilean Kitchen, Skyhorse Publishing
Chile Battles Obesity With Stop Signs On Packaged Foods, NPR’s The Salt
In Chile, Marraqueta is the Daily Bread, NPR’s The Salt
Mapping Santiago, Chile’s Ice Cream Boom, New Worlder
Chilean vs. Peruvian Pisco, What’s the Difference, Tales of the Cocktail
Unusual Wine Pairings with Derek Mossman, Upscape Travel
Merquén A Chile from Chile, Latin Kitchen
Ramon Freixa’s FROM Lands at Bogota’s BOG Hotel, New Worlder
Drinking Tea 1,000 Miles from the Mainland, Roads & Kingdoms
Farm Faves: Winter Tools, Modern Farmer

People Profiles

Unusual Wine Pairings with Derek Mossman, Upscape Travel
Nils Schlebusch, Professional Photographer in Chile, Upscape Travel
Al Ramirez, Street Art Tours in Valparaíso, Upscape Travel
Juan Manuel Pena Passaro, Traditional Chilean Food, The Latin Kitchen


Chilean Desert Oasis, Ensemble Vacations
World Famous Street Art Culture in Valparaíso, Upscape Travel
The Singular, Robb Report
City Index: Santiago, Chile, GOOD Magazine
Top Ten Luxury Destinations (Bogotá), Robb Report
Luciano K, Monocle
Fodor’s 2015 Chile (Santiago and Easter Islands Chapters), Fodor’s
A big break, (Pichilemu) Trufflepig
Beyond Giant Heads, (Easter Island) Trufflepig
Walking in the Wind, 2014 Solas Award


The Problem with Panty, Schwafire
Global Netspeak: 20 Expressions to get you Texting in Spanish Matador Network
How I Learned to Shut Up and Listen, Inter-Act 13th Edition, Oxford University Press, 2013, by Kathleen S. and Rudolph F. Verderber

Identity and Place

What’s different about me now, an American in Chile, Matador Network
The Valparaíso Nobody Writes About, Matador Network
Finding Space for Chanukah in Chile, Matador Network


The Grief that Has no Home (essay, forthcoming), Modern Loss (book, Harper Collins)
39, The Year that Didn’t Kill Me (full-length memoir manuscript, currently seeking representation)

Quoted in

El No Tan Nuevo Lenguaje Chileno, La Tercera
Why Every Woman Should Travel Alone At Least Once, Wheretraveler
Así es Vivir en Chile, Según Las Blogueras Extranjeras, La Tercera
Como Hacer un Blog de Viajes Exitoso, El Mercurio