Stephanie Rosenbloom Bio

Stephanie Rosenbloom

Stephanie Rosenbloom, travel columnist. Credit: Tony Cenicola

Stephanie Rosenbloom is a travel writer for The New York Times.


She is also the author of the book, “Alone Time: Four Seasons, Four Cities, and the Pleasures of Solitude” (Viking, 2018), one of ten titles on the 19th annual J.P. Morgan Reading List.


Along with reviews, guides and travel advice, Stephanie writes features and essays about solo travel (like this and this), as well as slow travel, design, and the ways technology may be helping or hurting our experiences.


As a reporter for The Times for nearly two decades, she has had beats in the Business, Styles, and Real Estate sections, where she wrote features like “But Will It Make You Happy?” and “Googling Me and Finding You: Names That Match Forge a Bond.” Being the lead writer for the Metro desk’s Neediest Cases series was among her earliest and most rewarding assignments.


Her latest articles are in the Travel section. You’ll also find some in “The New York Times Explorer: Cities & Towns” (Taschen, 2018); “The New York Times Explorer: Road, Rail & Trail” (Taschen, 2018); “The New York Times, 36 Hours: 150 Weekends in the USA & Canada” (Taschen, 2011); and in “The New York Times Practical Guide to Practically Everything” (St. Martin’s Press, 2006), where she’s a featured writer.


The New York Times Book Review included her book, “Alone Time: Four Seasons, Four Cities, and the Pleasures of Solitude,” on its Summer Reading List. Real Simple magazine put “Alone Time” on its “Five Books That Won’t Disappoint” feature and named it to its “Best Books of 2018.” Time Magazine called it an “evocative, observant new book…capturing the joy of making a plan and having the freedom not to stick to it.” Redbook magazine made “Alone Time” one of its “Smart Reads.” And the J.P. Morgan Reading List said: “If you’re looking to reconnect with yourself and the world around you, this utterly unique reading experience will prove an inspiration.”


“Alone Time” is available at retailers including:



Barnes & Noble

Books A Million

Hudson Booksellers



It’s also been published in the United Kingdom by Penguin UK, and has been translated and published in China, Brazil, Lithuania, Korea, and Vietnam.


If you’d like to read an excerpt published in The New York Times Travel section, join Stephanie here at a brasserie in Paris.


A little more about Stephanie Rosenbloom


Stephanie has been a guest on national television and radio programs such as CNN‘s “American Morning” and NBC’s “The Today Show.” And she’s a frequent guest on WABC’s “The Frommer’s Travel Show.”


Other appearances have included PBS Newshour, “Travel with Rick Steves,” Sirius XM Radio’s “Bevelations” with Bevy Smith on Radio Andy, WNBC’s “Debrief with David Ushery,” Yahoo Finance‘s “The Daily Ticker,” WNYC’s “The Takeaway,” WNYC/NPR’s “New Tech City,” WOR Talk Radio’s “The Joan Hamburg Show,” Sirius XM Radio’s “Rudy Maxa’s World,” WHYY’s “Radio Times,” and KSCS’s “Hawkeye in the Morning.”


In addition to The New York Times, Stephanie’s writing has appeared in magazines, newspapers, and websites like MediumLongreads, Wanderlust Magazine, Planet Mindful, Rhapsody, BuzzFeed, Thrive Global, and Aperture Magazine. She’s been interviewed for publications such as O, The Oprah Magazine, The Washington PostQuartz, and Mic. She’s appeared in videos and on podcasts for, and been on panels organized by the New York Times Knowledge Network, the New York Times Learning Network, and Parsons the New School for Design.


Stephanie has also participated in Q&A’s for students at New York University’s Department of Journalism, and at Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism.


You can find her latest New York Times articles here


For more background and some thoughts on travel writing, check out the monthly Travel Writer interview series by Rolf Potts:

Travel Writer: Stephanie Rosenbloom


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