Alone Time: Four Seasons, Four Cities, and the Pleasures of Solitude
Travel can be a boundless source of wonder and personal renewal—and for Stephanie Rosenbloom, that magic is only magnified when you go it alone. In Alone Time, the celebrated New York Times travel columnist espouses the virtues of solitude, but in an entirely new context. Mixing her own analysis with insights from psychologists, sociologists, artists and innovators throughout history, Rosenbloom documents the restorative qualities of her 12-month tour of Paris, Istanbul, Florence and New York. If you’re looking to reconnect with yourself and the world around you, this utterly unique reading experience will prove an inspiration.
“Being in an unfamiliar place can lead to personal change, renewal, and discoveries.…Indeed, my aim wasn’t to master Paris. It was to master myself: to learn how a little alone time can change your life—in any city."
Stephanie Rosenbloom is the staff columnist for the Travel section of The New York Times, where she has been a reporter for various desks (including Styles, Business and Real Estate) for more than a decade. She has appeared on CNN's American Morning, NBC's The Today Show and NPR's The Takeaway.