Traveling is one of life's greatest pleasures. There is nothing quite as invigorating as your first day in a new place: the colors and textures of the landscape, the aroma of food enticing you to enter a cafe, the strange music of a foreign language rolling off the tongues of locals bustling through their daily routines. 

I began traveling solo in June 2014 during a difficult time in my life. I was newly divorced and struggling to rebuild my identity. In need of an escape, I planned a last-minute trip to Sardinia, Italy. That trip proved to be a fresh start. It made me realize that I can create good memories for myself by being open to new experiences in new places. There is so much to see and learn. Why wait?

To date, my travels have spanned 10 countries and counting—all while maintaining a full-time job. With each trip, I am more empowered to go further and delve into unknown delights. I enjoy meeting people and immersing in the food, art, and culture of a place. I seek beauty and wisdom through my travels and am better for it: happier, kinder, and more creative. 

Inspired to share my experiences, I started the Travelerose Blog. It chronicles my adventures at home in New York City and afar in countries around the world. 

Career Experiences

Manager, Strategic Communications, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons; Editor, New York Institute of Technology; Marketing Coordinator, Hazen and Sawyer Environmental Engineers and Scientists; Assistant Editor/Publications Officer, Manhattan College; Arts Reporter and Blogger on Scandinavian Culture in NYC, The Copenhagen Voice; Ad Sales Manager, ARTnews Magazine; Editorial Assistant, The London Magazine; Docent, Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden; Member, New York Women in Communications; Production Intern, 20/20 and Primetime, ABC News. 

Countries of My Solo Travels

Argentina, Austria, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Italy, Portugal, United States of America

Photography Notice

Unless otherwise noted, all images on my website should be credited to: Rose Spaziani, digital journalist,