Writing

This is a small selection of my journalistic work. You can find all my latest articles on the blog.

THE NEW YORK TIMES

Barcelona Takes on Airbnb

A new rule, the only one of its kind in a major European city, forbids short-term private-room rentals, adding fuel to the debate over how to control booming prepandemic tourism.

THE NEW YORK TIMES

In Empty Amsterdam, Reconsidering Tourism

Before Covid-19, the city was packed with visitors. Now efforts to rein in the expected post-pandemic crowds are ramping up, but not without controversy.

THE NEW YORK TIMES

Iceland Tourism Prepares for a Comeback

The country hopes that when people book their first post-pandemic flights overseas, Iceland will be the top choice. It also aims to learn from the recent past, when tourist numbers soared.

NEW YORK TIMES

Can a Restored Pompeii be Saved from 'Clambering' Tourists?

Not long ago, the ancient Roman site was neglected and crumbling. A multiyear restoration is winding down, but challenges - high costs and troublesome visitor behavior - remain.

HEMISPHERES

Take the Leap with the Inventor of Paragliding

Jean-Claude Bétemps stands a few feet away from me, hands on his hips, eyes searching the sky, like a sailor scanning the waves. A breeze lifts his hair as he considers the view.

OUTSIDE

The Bondo Landslide and the Future of Climate Disasters

Two years ago, a massive river of mud and granite swept over thousands of feet of alpine terrain, killing eight hikers before swamping the alpine village of Bondo, Switzerland.

NEW YORK TIMES

Overcrowded and more dangerous, Mont Blanc faces a crisis

Western Europe’s highest mountain, the number of inexperienced climbers is growing and climate change is taking a toll. Are new safety measures enough?

THE NEW YORK TIMES

Tourism in Antarctica: Edging Toward the (Risky) Mainstream

Travel to one of the most remote parts of the planet is booming. What does that mean for the environment and visitor safety?