Alone Time: Four Seasons, Four Cities, and the Pleasures of Solitude

Alone Time: Four Seasons, Four Cities, and the Pleasures of Solitude

A wise, passionate account of the pleasures of travelling solo In our increasingly frantic daily lives, many people are genuinely fearful of the prospect of solitude, but time alone can be both rich and restorative, especially when travelling. Through on-the-ground reporting and recounting the experiences of artists, writers, and innovators who cherished solitude, Stephanie A wise, passionate account of the pleasures of travelling solo In our increasingly frantic daily lives, many peopl...

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Title:Alone Time: Four Seasons, Four Cities, and the Pleasures of Solitude
Author:Stephanie Rosenbloom
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Genres:Travel
ISBN:0399562303
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

Alone Time: Four Seasons, Four Cities, and the Pleasures of Solitude Reviews

  • Jenny (Reading Envy)
    Jun 30, 2018

    "Alone Time - Four seasons, four cities and the pleasures of solitude" written by New York Times columnist Stephanie Rosenbloom explores the sensory experience of solitude. I found this book extremely informative, entertaining and quite compelling and very different from my normal re...

    (Although I did read this in egalley form, I verified quotations with the final version.) "Alone, there's no need for an itinerary. Walk, and the day arranges itself." Stephanie Rosenbloom takes on four cities to try to (re)discover the pleasure of solo travel - Paris, Istanbul, ...

  • Maria
    Jul 10, 2018

    "Alone Time - Four seasons, four cities and the pleasures of solitude" written by New York Times columnist Stephanie Rosenbloom explores the sensory experience of solitude. I found this book extremely informative, entertaining and quite compelling and very different from my normal re...

    (Although I did read this in egalley form, I verified quotations with the final version.) "Alone, there's no need for an itinerary. Walk, and the day arranges itself." Stephanie Rosenbloom takes on four cities to try to (re)discover the pleasure of solo travel - Paris, Istanbul, ...

    An interesting, light read. The author explores four different cities in four different seasons. She does it alone, to experience the benefits of solitude that can disappear when you are with someone else or with a group. Basically, slow down, open your eyes (and ears, and nose), and l...

    As a mother of three I must admit alone time seems like a distance memory and one that i?d have no problem filling! However I very much enjoyed the journey to the four countries that the author takes us on.  I don?t think I?d ever dare to travel to a foreign country on my own, t...

    Stephanie Rosenbloom has done a thing that I'm dreaming about - she's travelled alone to four different cities. I don't actually have to travel around the world but being alone is high on my list of priorities. You know, I'm actually never alone, there is always someone around me, be...

    As someone who definitely values alone time, likes time on my own and is interested in solo travelling, it made for an interesting, eye opening and somewhat relatable read. To me it's a mix between an intimate, detailed account of solo travelling as well as a travel guide and mindfulne...

    Have you ever come home from a vacation and needed a vacation to recover from your vacation? Rosenbloom preaches the joys of an unscheduled holiday, were you are in complete control of your itinerary and time. She encourages readers to anticipate and savor the experiences of walking th...

  • Susie
    Jul 09, 2018

    "Alone Time - Four seasons, four cities and the pleasures of solitude" written by New York Times columnist Stephanie Rosenbloom explores the sensory experience of solitude. I found this book extremely informative, entertaining and quite compelling and very different from my normal re...

    (Although I did read this in egalley form, I verified quotations with the final version.) "Alone, there's no need for an itinerary. Walk, and the day arranges itself." Stephanie Rosenbloom takes on four cities to try to (re)discover the pleasure of solo travel - Paris, Istanbul, ...

    An interesting, light read. The author explores four different cities in four different seasons. She does it alone, to experience the benefits of solitude that can disappear when you are with someone else or with a group. Basically, slow down, open your eyes (and ears, and nose), and l...

    As a mother of three I must admit alone time seems like a distance memory and one that i?d have no problem filling! However I very much enjoyed the journey to the four countries that the author takes us on.  I don?t think I?d ever dare to travel to a foreign country on my own, t...

    Stephanie Rosenbloom has done a thing that I'm dreaming about - she's travelled alone to four different cities. I don't actually have to travel around the world but being alone is high on my list of priorities. You know, I'm actually never alone, there is always someone around me, be...

    As someone who definitely values alone time, likes time on my own and is interested in solo travelling, it made for an interesting, eye opening and somewhat relatable read. To me it's a mix between an intimate, detailed account of solo travelling as well as a travel guide and mindfulne...

    Have you ever come home from a vacation and needed a vacation to recover from your vacation? Rosenbloom preaches the joys of an unscheduled holiday, were you are in complete control of your itinerary and time. She encourages readers to anticipate and savor the experiences of walking th...

    3.5 stars Alone Time is a non-fiction memoir of self-discovery. The author believes that the single person, as a commodity, is a growing market particularly for travel and dining alone, whilst time alone is good for the soul: it can reduce stress, lessen anger and provide the opport...

    A light to read and enjoyable travel book with a lot of reflections on solitude. Even if it's a light read it's full of food for thought. Many thanks to Viking and Edelweiss for this ARC ...

    I enjoyed this light read that really captures the beauty and adventurousness of solitude. ...

    This is a pleasant book in which the author uses four weeklong visits (in Paris, Istanbul, Florence, and New York) to reflect on the benefits of solo travel. Basically, she says you tend to notice more, think more deeply, and experience a place more fully, when you travel alone. Sh...

    Solo travel and the pleasures of solitude in general are topics that I heartily endorse. All of my trips to Italy so far have been solo adventures. I have learned more about the country and also myself through these opportunities precisely because I traveled on my own. With that in...

    Alone Time follows journalist and author Stephanie Rosenbloom as she tours four very different cities over the course of four seasons. Exploring myraid cultures and touching on literature, architecture, science, food, religion and how some alone time can benefit so many people for so m...

    https://donnasbookblog.wordpress.com/... I loved the concept of this book, being a mum to an 11 month old daughter, my time alone is very precious and this book really made me think. I also enjoyed being able to escape within the pages as I did read it either when I was alone, or wh...

    As I got into the first part of the book, I realized it was basically just preaching to the choir. It was making a case for why you should travel alone, and that's been pretty much my jam now for like 3 years. Tho I am bad at meeting people while traveling, so the tips it has for that ...

    Travel Alone Insights This book spoke to me as I already spend a lot of time alone and I enjoy discovering new places on my own. Her tips and tricks on how to approach a new city or a familiar one are spot on. The joy of new places on ones own is worth a try for anyone who hasn?t ...

    Interesting thoughts about a woman traveling alone--the advantages of not having to conform to others schedules, being able to wander about with no objectives. Not a "how to" book, but rather a "why"? ...

    Review to follow. ...

    If you enjoy time alone, read this book. If you enjoy travel, read it. If you have ever enjoyed visits to Paris, Istanbul, Florence, or New York City, read it. Are you living or have you lived a single life? Read it. Rosenbloom brings her skills as a journalist to a fascinating explora...

    A solo woman?s travelogue through parts of Europe. Bits of research and history are added to the tales but overall a bit dry. ...

    Fluidly written and well-researched, and on a subject that I am fascinated by, though I felt I didn't connect with this quite as much as I wanted to. ...

    As a solo traveler most of the time, I found this book very encouraging to go more and some great ideas the will expand the enjoyment of traveling alone. Great read! ...

    Could have and should have been so good! But there was a reminder every few paragraphs about what she wanted the reader to think about, rather than letting the reader think. ...

    I wanted this to feel more like a memoir or narrative than it actually did. ...

  • Miko Lee
    Jul 01, 2018

    "Alone Time - Four seasons, four cities and the pleasures of solitude" written by New York Times columnist Stephanie Rosenbloom explores the sensory experience of solitude. I found this book extremely informative, entertaining and quite compelling and very different from my normal re...

    (Although I did read this in egalley form, I verified quotations with the final version.) "Alone, there's no need for an itinerary. Walk, and the day arranges itself." Stephanie Rosenbloom takes on four cities to try to (re)discover the pleasure of solo travel - Paris, Istanbul, ...

    An interesting, light read. The author explores four different cities in four different seasons. She does it alone, to experience the benefits of solitude that can disappear when you are with someone else or with a group. Basically, slow down, open your eyes (and ears, and nose), and l...

    As a mother of three I must admit alone time seems like a distance memory and one that i?d have no problem filling! However I very much enjoyed the journey to the four countries that the author takes us on.  I don?t think I?d ever dare to travel to a foreign country on my own, t...

    Stephanie Rosenbloom has done a thing that I'm dreaming about - she's travelled alone to four different cities. I don't actually have to travel around the world but being alone is high on my list of priorities. You know, I'm actually never alone, there is always someone around me, be...

    As someone who definitely values alone time, likes time on my own and is interested in solo travelling, it made for an interesting, eye opening and somewhat relatable read. To me it's a mix between an intimate, detailed account of solo travelling as well as a travel guide and mindfulne...

    Have you ever come home from a vacation and needed a vacation to recover from your vacation? Rosenbloom preaches the joys of an unscheduled holiday, were you are in complete control of your itinerary and time. She encourages readers to anticipate and savor the experiences of walking th...

    3.5 stars Alone Time is a non-fiction memoir of self-discovery. The author believes that the single person, as a commodity, is a growing market particularly for travel and dining alone, whilst time alone is good for the soul: it can reduce stress, lessen anger and provide the opport...

    A light to read and enjoyable travel book with a lot of reflections on solitude. Even if it's a light read it's full of food for thought. Many thanks to Viking and Edelweiss for this ARC ...

    I enjoyed this light read that really captures the beauty and adventurousness of solitude. ...

    This is a pleasant book in which the author uses four weeklong visits (in Paris, Istanbul, Florence, and New York) to reflect on the benefits of solo travel. Basically, she says you tend to notice more, think more deeply, and experience a place more fully, when you travel alone. Sh...

    Solo travel and the pleasures of solitude in general are topics that I heartily endorse. All of my trips to Italy so far have been solo adventures. I have learned more about the country and also myself through these opportunities precisely because I traveled on my own. With that in...

    Alone Time follows journalist and author Stephanie Rosenbloom as she tours four very different cities over the course of four seasons. Exploring myraid cultures and touching on literature, architecture, science, food, religion and how some alone time can benefit so many people for so m...

    https://donnasbookblog.wordpress.com/... I loved the concept of this book, being a mum to an 11 month old daughter, my time alone is very precious and this book really made me think. I also enjoyed being able to escape within the pages as I did read it either when I was alone, or wh...

    As I got into the first part of the book, I realized it was basically just preaching to the choir. It was making a case for why you should travel alone, and that's been pretty much my jam now for like 3 years. Tho I am bad at meeting people while traveling, so the tips it has for that ...

    Travel Alone Insights This book spoke to me as I already spend a lot of time alone and I enjoy discovering new places on my own. Her tips and tricks on how to approach a new city or a familiar one are spot on. The joy of new places on ones own is worth a try for anyone who hasn?t ...

    Interesting thoughts about a woman traveling alone--the advantages of not having to conform to others schedules, being able to wander about with no objectives. Not a "how to" book, but rather a "why"? ...

    Review to follow. ...

    If you enjoy time alone, read this book. If you enjoy travel, read it. If you have ever enjoyed visits to Paris, Istanbul, Florence, or New York City, read it. Are you living or have you lived a single life? Read it. Rosenbloom brings her skills as a journalist to a fascinating explora...

    A solo woman?s travelogue through parts of Europe. Bits of research and history are added to the tales but overall a bit dry. ...

  • Hannah
    May 10, 2018

    "Alone Time - Four seasons, four cities and the pleasures of solitude" written by New York Times columnist Stephanie Rosenbloom explores the sensory experience of solitude. I found this book extremely informative, entertaining and quite compelling and very different from my normal re...

    (Although I did read this in egalley form, I verified quotations with the final version.) "Alone, there's no need for an itinerary. Walk, and the day arranges itself." Stephanie Rosenbloom takes on four cities to try to (re)discover the pleasure of solo travel - Paris, Istanbul, ...

    An interesting, light read. The author explores four different cities in four different seasons. She does it alone, to experience the benefits of solitude that can disappear when you are with someone else or with a group. Basically, slow down, open your eyes (and ears, and nose), and l...

    As a mother of three I must admit alone time seems like a distance memory and one that i?d have no problem filling! However I very much enjoyed the journey to the four countries that the author takes us on.  I don?t think I?d ever dare to travel to a foreign country on my own, t...

    Stephanie Rosenbloom has done a thing that I'm dreaming about - she's travelled alone to four different cities. I don't actually have to travel around the world but being alone is high on my list of priorities. You know, I'm actually never alone, there is always someone around me, be...

    As someone who definitely values alone time, likes time on my own and is interested in solo travelling, it made for an interesting, eye opening and somewhat relatable read. To me it's a mix between an intimate, detailed account of solo travelling as well as a travel guide and mindfulne...

    Have you ever come home from a vacation and needed a vacation to recover from your vacation? Rosenbloom preaches the joys of an unscheduled holiday, were you are in complete control of your itinerary and time. She encourages readers to anticipate and savor the experiences of walking th...

    3.5 stars Alone Time is a non-fiction memoir of self-discovery. The author believes that the single person, as a commodity, is a growing market particularly for travel and dining alone, whilst time alone is good for the soul: it can reduce stress, lessen anger and provide the opport...

    A light to read and enjoyable travel book with a lot of reflections on solitude. Even if it's a light read it's full of food for thought. Many thanks to Viking and Edelweiss for this ARC ...

    I enjoyed this light read that really captures the beauty and adventurousness of solitude. ...

  • Annarella
    May 22, 2018

    "Alone Time - Four seasons, four cities and the pleasures of solitude" written by New York Times columnist Stephanie Rosenbloom explores the sensory experience of solitude. I found this book extremely informative, entertaining and quite compelling and very different from my normal re...

    (Although I did read this in egalley form, I verified quotations with the final version.) "Alone, there's no need for an itinerary. Walk, and the day arranges itself." Stephanie Rosenbloom takes on four cities to try to (re)discover the pleasure of solo travel - Paris, Istanbul, ...

    An interesting, light read. The author explores four different cities in four different seasons. She does it alone, to experience the benefits of solitude that can disappear when you are with someone else or with a group. Basically, slow down, open your eyes (and ears, and nose), and l...

    As a mother of three I must admit alone time seems like a distance memory and one that i?d have no problem filling! However I very much enjoyed the journey to the four countries that the author takes us on.  I don?t think I?d ever dare to travel to a foreign country on my own, t...

    Stephanie Rosenbloom has done a thing that I'm dreaming about - she's travelled alone to four different cities. I don't actually have to travel around the world but being alone is high on my list of priorities. You know, I'm actually never alone, there is always someone around me, be...

    As someone who definitely values alone time, likes time on my own and is interested in solo travelling, it made for an interesting, eye opening and somewhat relatable read. To me it's a mix between an intimate, detailed account of solo travelling as well as a travel guide and mindfulne...

    Have you ever come home from a vacation and needed a vacation to recover from your vacation? Rosenbloom preaches the joys of an unscheduled holiday, were you are in complete control of your itinerary and time. She encourages readers to anticipate and savor the experiences of walking th...

    3.5 stars Alone Time is a non-fiction memoir of self-discovery. The author believes that the single person, as a commodity, is a growing market particularly for travel and dining alone, whilst time alone is good for the soul: it can reduce stress, lessen anger and provide the opport...

    A light to read and enjoyable travel book with a lot of reflections on solitude. Even if it's a light read it's full of food for thought. Many thanks to Viking and Edelweiss for this ARC ...

  • Nancy
    Jun 19, 2018

    "Alone Time - Four seasons, four cities and the pleasures of solitude" written by New York Times columnist Stephanie Rosenbloom explores the sensory experience of solitude. I found this book extremely informative, entertaining and quite compelling and very different from my normal re...

    (Although I did read this in egalley form, I verified quotations with the final version.) "Alone, there's no need for an itinerary. Walk, and the day arranges itself." Stephanie Rosenbloom takes on four cities to try to (re)discover the pleasure of solo travel - Paris, Istanbul, ...

    An interesting, light read. The author explores four different cities in four different seasons. She does it alone, to experience the benefits of solitude that can disappear when you are with someone else or with a group. Basically, slow down, open your eyes (and ears, and nose), and l...

    As a mother of three I must admit alone time seems like a distance memory and one that i?d have no problem filling! However I very much enjoyed the journey to the four countries that the author takes us on.  I don?t think I?d ever dare to travel to a foreign country on my own, t...

    Stephanie Rosenbloom has done a thing that I'm dreaming about - she's travelled alone to four different cities. I don't actually have to travel around the world but being alone is high on my list of priorities. You know, I'm actually never alone, there is always someone around me, be...

    As someone who definitely values alone time, likes time on my own and is interested in solo travelling, it made for an interesting, eye opening and somewhat relatable read. To me it's a mix between an intimate, detailed account of solo travelling as well as a travel guide and mindfulne...

    Have you ever come home from a vacation and needed a vacation to recover from your vacation? Rosenbloom preaches the joys of an unscheduled holiday, were you are in complete control of your itinerary and time. She encourages readers to anticipate and savor the experiences of walking th...

    3.5 stars Alone Time is a non-fiction memoir of self-discovery. The author believes that the single person, as a commodity, is a growing market particularly for travel and dining alone, whilst time alone is good for the soul: it can reduce stress, lessen anger and provide the opport...

    A light to read and enjoyable travel book with a lot of reflections on solitude. Even if it's a light read it's full of food for thought. Many thanks to Viking and Edelweiss for this ARC ...

    I enjoyed this light read that really captures the beauty and adventurousness of solitude. ...

    This is a pleasant book in which the author uses four weeklong visits (in Paris, Istanbul, Florence, and New York) to reflect on the benefits of solo travel. Basically, she says you tend to notice more, think more deeply, and experience a place more fully, when you travel alone. Sh...

    Solo travel and the pleasures of solitude in general are topics that I heartily endorse. All of my trips to Italy so far have been solo adventures. I have learned more about the country and also myself through these opportunities precisely because I traveled on my own. With that in...

    Alone Time follows journalist and author Stephanie Rosenbloom as she tours four very different cities over the course of four seasons. Exploring myraid cultures and touching on literature, architecture, science, food, religion and how some alone time can benefit so many people for so m...

    https://donnasbookblog.wordpress.com/... I loved the concept of this book, being a mum to an 11 month old daughter, my time alone is very precious and this book really made me think. I also enjoyed being able to escape within the pages as I did read it either when I was alone, or wh...

    As I got into the first part of the book, I realized it was basically just preaching to the choir. It was making a case for why you should travel alone, and that's been pretty much my jam now for like 3 years. Tho I am bad at meeting people while traveling, so the tips it has for that ...

    Travel Alone Insights This book spoke to me as I already spend a lot of time alone and I enjoy discovering new places on my own. Her tips and tricks on how to approach a new city or a familiar one are spot on. The joy of new places on ones own is worth a try for anyone who hasn?t ...

    Interesting thoughts about a woman traveling alone--the advantages of not having to conform to others schedules, being able to wander about with no objectives. Not a "how to" book, but rather a "why"? ...

    Review to follow. ...

    If you enjoy time alone, read this book. If you enjoy travel, read it. If you have ever enjoyed visits to Paris, Istanbul, Florence, or New York City, read it. Are you living or have you lived a single life? Read it. Rosenbloom brings her skills as a journalist to a fascinating explora...

    A solo woman?s travelogue through parts of Europe. Bits of research and history are added to the tales but overall a bit dry. ...

    Fluidly written and well-researched, and on a subject that I am fascinated by, though I felt I didn't connect with this quite as much as I wanted to. ...

    As a solo traveler most of the time, I found this book very encouraging to go more and some great ideas the will expand the enjoyment of traveling alone. Great read! ...

  • Craig Amason
    Jul 02, 2018

    "Alone Time - Four seasons, four cities and the pleasures of solitude" written by New York Times columnist Stephanie Rosenbloom explores the sensory experience of solitude. I found this book extremely informative, entertaining and quite compelling and very different from my normal re...

    (Although I did read this in egalley form, I verified quotations with the final version.) "Alone, there's no need for an itinerary. Walk, and the day arranges itself." Stephanie Rosenbloom takes on four cities to try to (re)discover the pleasure of solo travel - Paris, Istanbul, ...

    An interesting, light read. The author explores four different cities in four different seasons. She does it alone, to experience the benefits of solitude that can disappear when you are with someone else or with a group. Basically, slow down, open your eyes (and ears, and nose), and l...

    As a mother of three I must admit alone time seems like a distance memory and one that i?d have no problem filling! However I very much enjoyed the journey to the four countries that the author takes us on.  I don?t think I?d ever dare to travel to a foreign country on my own, t...

    Stephanie Rosenbloom has done a thing that I'm dreaming about - she's travelled alone to four different cities. I don't actually have to travel around the world but being alone is high on my list of priorities. You know, I'm actually never alone, there is always someone around me, be...

    As someone who definitely values alone time, likes time on my own and is interested in solo travelling, it made for an interesting, eye opening and somewhat relatable read. To me it's a mix between an intimate, detailed account of solo travelling as well as a travel guide and mindfulne...

    Have you ever come home from a vacation and needed a vacation to recover from your vacation? Rosenbloom preaches the joys of an unscheduled holiday, were you are in complete control of your itinerary and time. She encourages readers to anticipate and savor the experiences of walking th...

    3.5 stars Alone Time is a non-fiction memoir of self-discovery. The author believes that the single person, as a commodity, is a growing market particularly for travel and dining alone, whilst time alone is good for the soul: it can reduce stress, lessen anger and provide the opport...

    A light to read and enjoyable travel book with a lot of reflections on solitude. Even if it's a light read it's full of food for thought. Many thanks to Viking and Edelweiss for this ARC ...

    I enjoyed this light read that really captures the beauty and adventurousness of solitude. ...

    This is a pleasant book in which the author uses four weeklong visits (in Paris, Istanbul, Florence, and New York) to reflect on the benefits of solo travel. Basically, she says you tend to notice more, think more deeply, and experience a place more fully, when you travel alone. Sh...

    Solo travel and the pleasures of solitude in general are topics that I heartily endorse. All of my trips to Italy so far have been solo adventures. I have learned more about the country and also myself through these opportunities precisely because I traveled on my own. With that in...

    Alone Time follows journalist and author Stephanie Rosenbloom as she tours four very different cities over the course of four seasons. Exploring myraid cultures and touching on literature, architecture, science, food, religion and how some alone time can benefit so many people for so m...

    https://donnasbookblog.wordpress.com/... I loved the concept of this book, being a mum to an 11 month old daughter, my time alone is very precious and this book really made me think. I also enjoyed being able to escape within the pages as I did read it either when I was alone, or wh...

    As I got into the first part of the book, I realized it was basically just preaching to the choir. It was making a case for why you should travel alone, and that's been pretty much my jam now for like 3 years. Tho I am bad at meeting people while traveling, so the tips it has for that ...

    Travel Alone Insights This book spoke to me as I already spend a lot of time alone and I enjoy discovering new places on my own. Her tips and tricks on how to approach a new city or a familiar one are spot on. The joy of new places on ones own is worth a try for anyone who hasn?t ...

    Interesting thoughts about a woman traveling alone--the advantages of not having to conform to others schedules, being able to wander about with no objectives. Not a "how to" book, but rather a "why"? ...

    Review to follow. ...

    If you enjoy time alone, read this book. If you enjoy travel, read it. If you have ever enjoyed visits to Paris, Istanbul, Florence, or New York City, read it. Are you living or have you lived a single life? Read it. Rosenbloom brings her skills as a journalist to a fascinating explora...

  • Randal White
    May 14, 2018

    "Alone Time - Four seasons, four cities and the pleasures of solitude" written by New York Times columnist Stephanie Rosenbloom explores the sensory experience of solitude. I found this book extremely informative, entertaining and quite compelling and very different from my normal re...

    (Although I did read this in egalley form, I verified quotations with the final version.) "Alone, there's no need for an itinerary. Walk, and the day arranges itself." Stephanie Rosenbloom takes on four cities to try to (re)discover the pleasure of solo travel - Paris, Istanbul, ...

    An interesting, light read. The author explores four different cities in four different seasons. She does it alone, to experience the benefits of solitude that can disappear when you are with someone else or with a group. Basically, slow down, open your eyes (and ears, and nose), and l...

  • Agi
    Jun 15, 2018

    "Alone Time - Four seasons, four cities and the pleasures of solitude" written by New York Times columnist Stephanie Rosenbloom explores the sensory experience of solitude. I found this book extremely informative, entertaining and quite compelling and very different from my normal re...

    (Although I did read this in egalley form, I verified quotations with the final version.) "Alone, there's no need for an itinerary. Walk, and the day arranges itself." Stephanie Rosenbloom takes on four cities to try to (re)discover the pleasure of solo travel - Paris, Istanbul, ...

    An interesting, light read. The author explores four different cities in four different seasons. She does it alone, to experience the benefits of solitude that can disappear when you are with someone else or with a group. Basically, slow down, open your eyes (and ears, and nose), and l...

    As a mother of three I must admit alone time seems like a distance memory and one that i?d have no problem filling! However I very much enjoyed the journey to the four countries that the author takes us on.  I don?t think I?d ever dare to travel to a foreign country on my own, t...

    Stephanie Rosenbloom has done a thing that I'm dreaming about - she's travelled alone to four different cities. I don't actually have to travel around the world but being alone is high on my list of priorities. You know, I'm actually never alone, there is always someone around me, be...

  • Alison
    Jul 01, 2018

    "Alone Time - Four seasons, four cities and the pleasures of solitude" written by New York Times columnist Stephanie Rosenbloom explores the sensory experience of solitude. I found this book extremely informative, entertaining and quite compelling and very different from my normal re...

    (Although I did read this in egalley form, I verified quotations with the final version.) "Alone, there's no need for an itinerary. Walk, and the day arranges itself." Stephanie Rosenbloom takes on four cities to try to (re)discover the pleasure of solo travel - Paris, Istanbul, ...

    An interesting, light read. The author explores four different cities in four different seasons. She does it alone, to experience the benefits of solitude that can disappear when you are with someone else or with a group. Basically, slow down, open your eyes (and ears, and nose), and l...

    As a mother of three I must admit alone time seems like a distance memory and one that i?d have no problem filling! However I very much enjoyed the journey to the four countries that the author takes us on.  I don?t think I?d ever dare to travel to a foreign country on my own, t...

    Stephanie Rosenbloom has done a thing that I'm dreaming about - she's travelled alone to four different cities. I don't actually have to travel around the world but being alone is high on my list of priorities. You know, I'm actually never alone, there is always someone around me, be...

    As someone who definitely values alone time, likes time on my own and is interested in solo travelling, it made for an interesting, eye opening and somewhat relatable read. To me it's a mix between an intimate, detailed account of solo travelling as well as a travel guide and mindfulne...

    Have you ever come home from a vacation and needed a vacation to recover from your vacation? Rosenbloom preaches the joys of an unscheduled holiday, were you are in complete control of your itinerary and time. She encourages readers to anticipate and savor the experiences of walking th...

    3.5 stars Alone Time is a non-fiction memoir of self-discovery. The author believes that the single person, as a commodity, is a growing market particularly for travel and dining alone, whilst time alone is good for the soul: it can reduce stress, lessen anger and provide the opport...

    A light to read and enjoyable travel book with a lot of reflections on solitude. Even if it's a light read it's full of food for thought. Many thanks to Viking and Edelweiss for this ARC ...

    I enjoyed this light read that really captures the beauty and adventurousness of solitude. ...

    This is a pleasant book in which the author uses four weeklong visits (in Paris, Istanbul, Florence, and New York) to reflect on the benefits of solo travel. Basically, she says you tend to notice more, think more deeply, and experience a place more fully, when you travel alone. Sh...

    Solo travel and the pleasures of solitude in general are topics that I heartily endorse. All of my trips to Italy so far have been solo adventures. I have learned more about the country and also myself through these opportunities precisely because I traveled on my own. With that in...

    Alone Time follows journalist and author Stephanie Rosenbloom as she tours four very different cities over the course of four seasons. Exploring myraid cultures and touching on literature, architecture, science, food, religion and how some alone time can benefit so many people for so m...

    https://donnasbookblog.wordpress.com/... I loved the concept of this book, being a mum to an 11 month old daughter, my time alone is very precious and this book really made me think. I also enjoyed being able to escape within the pages as I did read it either when I was alone, or wh...

    As I got into the first part of the book, I realized it was basically just preaching to the choir. It was making a case for why you should travel alone, and that's been pretty much my jam now for like 3 years. Tho I am bad at meeting people while traveling, so the tips it has for that ...

    Travel Alone Insights This book spoke to me as I already spend a lot of time alone and I enjoy discovering new places on my own. Her tips and tricks on how to approach a new city or a familiar one are spot on. The joy of new places on ones own is worth a try for anyone who hasn?t ...

    Interesting thoughts about a woman traveling alone--the advantages of not having to conform to others schedules, being able to wander about with no objectives. Not a "how to" book, but rather a "why"? ...

    Review to follow. ...

    If you enjoy time alone, read this book. If you enjoy travel, read it. If you have ever enjoyed visits to Paris, Istanbul, Florence, or New York City, read it. Are you living or have you lived a single life? Read it. Rosenbloom brings her skills as a journalist to a fascinating explora...

    A solo woman?s travelogue through parts of Europe. Bits of research and history are added to the tales but overall a bit dry. ...

    Fluidly written and well-researched, and on a subject that I am fascinated by, though I felt I didn't connect with this quite as much as I wanted to. ...

    As a solo traveler most of the time, I found this book very encouraging to go more and some great ideas the will expand the enjoyment of traveling alone. Great read! ...

    Could have and should have been so good! But there was a reminder every few paragraphs about what she wanted the reader to think about, rather than letting the reader think. ...

  • Chi Dubinski
    Jun 05, 2018

    "Alone Time - Four seasons, four cities and the pleasures of solitude" written by New York Times columnist Stephanie Rosenbloom explores the sensory experience of solitude. I found this book extremely informative, entertaining and quite compelling and very different from my normal re...

    (Although I did read this in egalley form, I verified quotations with the final version.) "Alone, there's no need for an itinerary. Walk, and the day arranges itself." Stephanie Rosenbloom takes on four cities to try to (re)discover the pleasure of solo travel - Paris, Istanbul, ...

    An interesting, light read. The author explores four different cities in four different seasons. She does it alone, to experience the benefits of solitude that can disappear when you are with someone else or with a group. Basically, slow down, open your eyes (and ears, and nose), and l...

    As a mother of three I must admit alone time seems like a distance memory and one that i?d have no problem filling! However I very much enjoyed the journey to the four countries that the author takes us on.  I don?t think I?d ever dare to travel to a foreign country on my own, t...

    Stephanie Rosenbloom has done a thing that I'm dreaming about - she's travelled alone to four different cities. I don't actually have to travel around the world but being alone is high on my list of priorities. You know, I'm actually never alone, there is always someone around me, be...

    As someone who definitely values alone time, likes time on my own and is interested in solo travelling, it made for an interesting, eye opening and somewhat relatable read. To me it's a mix between an intimate, detailed account of solo travelling as well as a travel guide and mindfulne...

    Have you ever come home from a vacation and needed a vacation to recover from your vacation? Rosenbloom preaches the joys of an unscheduled holiday, were you are in complete control of your itinerary and time. She encourages readers to anticipate and savor the experiences of walking th...

    3.5 stars Alone Time is a non-fiction memoir of self-discovery. The author believes that the single person, as a commodity, is a growing market particularly for travel and dining alone, whilst time alone is good for the soul: it can reduce stress, lessen anger and provide the opport...

    A light to read and enjoyable travel book with a lot of reflections on solitude. Even if it's a light read it's full of food for thought. Many thanks to Viking and Edelweiss for this ARC ...

    I enjoyed this light read that really captures the beauty and adventurousness of solitude. ...

    This is a pleasant book in which the author uses four weeklong visits (in Paris, Istanbul, Florence, and New York) to reflect on the benefits of solo travel. Basically, she says you tend to notice more, think more deeply, and experience a place more fully, when you travel alone. Sh...

    Solo travel and the pleasures of solitude in general are topics that I heartily endorse. All of my trips to Italy so far have been solo adventures. I have learned more about the country and also myself through these opportunities precisely because I traveled on my own. With that in...

    Alone Time follows journalist and author Stephanie Rosenbloom as she tours four very different cities over the course of four seasons. Exploring myraid cultures and touching on literature, architecture, science, food, religion and how some alone time can benefit so many people for so m...

    https://donnasbookblog.wordpress.com/... I loved the concept of this book, being a mum to an 11 month old daughter, my time alone is very precious and this book really made me think. I also enjoyed being able to escape within the pages as I did read it either when I was alone, or wh...

    As I got into the first part of the book, I realized it was basically just preaching to the choir. It was making a case for why you should travel alone, and that's been pretty much my jam now for like 3 years. Tho I am bad at meeting people while traveling, so the tips it has for that ...

    Travel Alone Insights This book spoke to me as I already spend a lot of time alone and I enjoy discovering new places on my own. Her tips and tricks on how to approach a new city or a familiar one are spot on. The joy of new places on ones own is worth a try for anyone who hasn?t ...

    Interesting thoughts about a woman traveling alone--the advantages of not having to conform to others schedules, being able to wander about with no objectives. Not a "how to" book, but rather a "why"? ...

  • Donna Maguire
    Jun 13, 2018

    "Alone Time - Four seasons, four cities and the pleasures of solitude" written by New York Times columnist Stephanie Rosenbloom explores the sensory experience of solitude. I found this book extremely informative, entertaining and quite compelling and very different from my normal re...

    (Although I did read this in egalley form, I verified quotations with the final version.) "Alone, there's no need for an itinerary. Walk, and the day arranges itself." Stephanie Rosenbloom takes on four cities to try to (re)discover the pleasure of solo travel - Paris, Istanbul, ...

    An interesting, light read. The author explores four different cities in four different seasons. She does it alone, to experience the benefits of solitude that can disappear when you are with someone else or with a group. Basically, slow down, open your eyes (and ears, and nose), and l...

    As a mother of three I must admit alone time seems like a distance memory and one that i?d have no problem filling! However I very much enjoyed the journey to the four countries that the author takes us on.  I don?t think I?d ever dare to travel to a foreign country on my own, t...

    Stephanie Rosenbloom has done a thing that I'm dreaming about - she's travelled alone to four different cities. I don't actually have to travel around the world but being alone is high on my list of priorities. You know, I'm actually never alone, there is always someone around me, be...

    As someone who definitely values alone time, likes time on my own and is interested in solo travelling, it made for an interesting, eye opening and somewhat relatable read. To me it's a mix between an intimate, detailed account of solo travelling as well as a travel guide and mindfulne...

    Have you ever come home from a vacation and needed a vacation to recover from your vacation? Rosenbloom preaches the joys of an unscheduled holiday, were you are in complete control of your itinerary and time. She encourages readers to anticipate and savor the experiences of walking th...

    3.5 stars Alone Time is a non-fiction memoir of self-discovery. The author believes that the single person, as a commodity, is a growing market particularly for travel and dining alone, whilst time alone is good for the soul: it can reduce stress, lessen anger and provide the opport...

    A light to read and enjoyable travel book with a lot of reflections on solitude. Even if it's a light read it's full of food for thought. Many thanks to Viking and Edelweiss for this ARC ...

    I enjoyed this light read that really captures the beauty and adventurousness of solitude. ...

    This is a pleasant book in which the author uses four weeklong visits (in Paris, Istanbul, Florence, and New York) to reflect on the benefits of solo travel. Basically, she says you tend to notice more, think more deeply, and experience a place more fully, when you travel alone. Sh...

    Solo travel and the pleasures of solitude in general are topics that I heartily endorse. All of my trips to Italy so far have been solo adventures. I have learned more about the country and also myself through these opportunities precisely because I traveled on my own. With that in...

    Alone Time follows journalist and author Stephanie Rosenbloom as she tours four very different cities over the course of four seasons. Exploring myraid cultures and touching on literature, architecture, science, food, religion and how some alone time can benefit so many people for so m...

    https://donnasbookblog.wordpress.com/... I loved the concept of this book, being a mum to an 11 month old daughter, my time alone is very precious and this book really made me think. I also enjoyed being able to escape within the pages as I did read it either when I was alone, or wh...

  • Tracey Sinclair
    Jun 19, 2018

    "Alone Time - Four seasons, four cities and the pleasures of solitude" written by New York Times columnist Stephanie Rosenbloom explores the sensory experience of solitude. I found this book extremely informative, entertaining and quite compelling and very different from my normal re...

    (Although I did read this in egalley form, I verified quotations with the final version.) "Alone, there's no need for an itinerary. Walk, and the day arranges itself." Stephanie Rosenbloom takes on four cities to try to (re)discover the pleasure of solo travel - Paris, Istanbul, ...

    An interesting, light read. The author explores four different cities in four different seasons. She does it alone, to experience the benefits of solitude that can disappear when you are with someone else or with a group. Basically, slow down, open your eyes (and ears, and nose), and l...

    As a mother of three I must admit alone time seems like a distance memory and one that i?d have no problem filling! However I very much enjoyed the journey to the four countries that the author takes us on.  I don?t think I?d ever dare to travel to a foreign country on my own, t...

    Stephanie Rosenbloom has done a thing that I'm dreaming about - she's travelled alone to four different cities. I don't actually have to travel around the world but being alone is high on my list of priorities. You know, I'm actually never alone, there is always someone around me, be...

    As someone who definitely values alone time, likes time on my own and is interested in solo travelling, it made for an interesting, eye opening and somewhat relatable read. To me it's a mix between an intimate, detailed account of solo travelling as well as a travel guide and mindfulne...

    Have you ever come home from a vacation and needed a vacation to recover from your vacation? Rosenbloom preaches the joys of an unscheduled holiday, were you are in complete control of your itinerary and time. She encourages readers to anticipate and savor the experiences of walking th...

    3.5 stars Alone Time is a non-fiction memoir of self-discovery. The author believes that the single person, as a commodity, is a growing market particularly for travel and dining alone, whilst time alone is good for the soul: it can reduce stress, lessen anger and provide the opport...

    A light to read and enjoyable travel book with a lot of reflections on solitude. Even if it's a light read it's full of food for thought. Many thanks to Viking and Edelweiss for this ARC ...

    I enjoyed this light read that really captures the beauty and adventurousness of solitude. ...

    This is a pleasant book in which the author uses four weeklong visits (in Paris, Istanbul, Florence, and New York) to reflect on the benefits of solo travel. Basically, she says you tend to notice more, think more deeply, and experience a place more fully, when you travel alone. Sh...

    Solo travel and the pleasures of solitude in general are topics that I heartily endorse. All of my trips to Italy so far have been solo adventures. I have learned more about the country and also myself through these opportunities precisely because I traveled on my own. With that in...

    Alone Time follows journalist and author Stephanie Rosenbloom as she tours four very different cities over the course of four seasons. Exploring myraid cultures and touching on literature, architecture, science, food, religion and how some alone time can benefit so many people for so m...

    https://donnasbookblog.wordpress.com/... I loved the concept of this book, being a mum to an 11 month old daughter, my time alone is very precious and this book really made me think. I also enjoyed being able to escape within the pages as I did read it either when I was alone, or wh...

    As I got into the first part of the book, I realized it was basically just preaching to the choir. It was making a case for why you should travel alone, and that's been pretty much my jam now for like 3 years. Tho I am bad at meeting people while traveling, so the tips it has for that ...

    Travel Alone Insights This book spoke to me as I already spend a lot of time alone and I enjoy discovering new places on my own. Her tips and tricks on how to approach a new city or a familiar one are spot on. The joy of new places on ones own is worth a try for anyone who hasn?t ...

    Interesting thoughts about a woman traveling alone--the advantages of not having to conform to others schedules, being able to wander about with no objectives. Not a "how to" book, but rather a "why"? ...

    Review to follow. ...

    If you enjoy time alone, read this book. If you enjoy travel, read it. If you have ever enjoyed visits to Paris, Istanbul, Florence, or New York City, read it. Are you living or have you lived a single life? Read it. Rosenbloom brings her skills as a journalist to a fascinating explora...

    A solo woman?s travelogue through parts of Europe. Bits of research and history are added to the tales but overall a bit dry. ...

    Fluidly written and well-researched, and on a subject that I am fascinated by, though I felt I didn't connect with this quite as much as I wanted to. ...

  • Joanna
    Jul 07, 2018

    "Alone Time - Four seasons, four cities and the pleasures of solitude" written by New York Times columnist Stephanie Rosenbloom explores the sensory experience of solitude. I found this book extremely informative, entertaining and quite compelling and very different from my normal re...

    (Although I did read this in egalley form, I verified quotations with the final version.) "Alone, there's no need for an itinerary. Walk, and the day arranges itself." Stephanie Rosenbloom takes on four cities to try to (re)discover the pleasure of solo travel - Paris, Istanbul, ...

    An interesting, light read. The author explores four different cities in four different seasons. She does it alone, to experience the benefits of solitude that can disappear when you are with someone else or with a group. Basically, slow down, open your eyes (and ears, and nose), and l...

    As a mother of three I must admit alone time seems like a distance memory and one that i?d have no problem filling! However I very much enjoyed the journey to the four countries that the author takes us on.  I don?t think I?d ever dare to travel to a foreign country on my own, t...

    Stephanie Rosenbloom has done a thing that I'm dreaming about - she's travelled alone to four different cities. I don't actually have to travel around the world but being alone is high on my list of priorities. You know, I'm actually never alone, there is always someone around me, be...

    As someone who definitely values alone time, likes time on my own and is interested in solo travelling, it made for an interesting, eye opening and somewhat relatable read. To me it's a mix between an intimate, detailed account of solo travelling as well as a travel guide and mindfulne...

    Have you ever come home from a vacation and needed a vacation to recover from your vacation? Rosenbloom preaches the joys of an unscheduled holiday, were you are in complete control of your itinerary and time. She encourages readers to anticipate and savor the experiences of walking th...

    3.5 stars Alone Time is a non-fiction memoir of self-discovery. The author believes that the single person, as a commodity, is a growing market particularly for travel and dining alone, whilst time alone is good for the soul: it can reduce stress, lessen anger and provide the opport...

    A light to read and enjoyable travel book with a lot of reflections on solitude. Even if it's a light read it's full of food for thought. Many thanks to Viking and Edelweiss for this ARC ...

    I enjoyed this light read that really captures the beauty and adventurousness of solitude. ...

    This is a pleasant book in which the author uses four weeklong visits (in Paris, Istanbul, Florence, and New York) to reflect on the benefits of solo travel. Basically, she says you tend to notice more, think more deeply, and experience a place more fully, when you travel alone. Sh...

    Solo travel and the pleasures of solitude in general are topics that I heartily endorse. All of my trips to Italy so far have been solo adventures. I have learned more about the country and also myself through these opportunities precisely because I traveled on my own. With that in...

  • Pat Sliwienski
    Jun 25, 2018

    "Alone Time - Four seasons, four cities and the pleasures of solitude" written by New York Times columnist Stephanie Rosenbloom explores the sensory experience of solitude. I found this book extremely informative, entertaining and quite compelling and very different from my normal re...

    (Although I did read this in egalley form, I verified quotations with the final version.) "Alone, there's no need for an itinerary. Walk, and the day arranges itself." Stephanie Rosenbloom takes on four cities to try to (re)discover the pleasure of solo travel - Paris, Istanbul, ...

    An interesting, light read. The author explores four different cities in four different seasons. She does it alone, to experience the benefits of solitude that can disappear when you are with someone else or with a group. Basically, slow down, open your eyes (and ears, and nose), and l...

    As a mother of three I must admit alone time seems like a distance memory and one that i?d have no problem filling! However I very much enjoyed the journey to the four countries that the author takes us on.  I don?t think I?d ever dare to travel to a foreign country on my own, t...

    Stephanie Rosenbloom has done a thing that I'm dreaming about - she's travelled alone to four different cities. I don't actually have to travel around the world but being alone is high on my list of priorities. You know, I'm actually never alone, there is always someone around me, be...

    As someone who definitely values alone time, likes time on my own and is interested in solo travelling, it made for an interesting, eye opening and somewhat relatable read. To me it's a mix between an intimate, detailed account of solo travelling as well as a travel guide and mindfulne...

    Have you ever come home from a vacation and needed a vacation to recover from your vacation? Rosenbloom preaches the joys of an unscheduled holiday, were you are in complete control of your itinerary and time. She encourages readers to anticipate and savor the experiences of walking th...

    3.5 stars Alone Time is a non-fiction memoir of self-discovery. The author believes that the single person, as a commodity, is a growing market particularly for travel and dining alone, whilst time alone is good for the soul: it can reduce stress, lessen anger and provide the opport...

    A light to read and enjoyable travel book with a lot of reflections on solitude. Even if it's a light read it's full of food for thought. Many thanks to Viking and Edelweiss for this ARC ...

    I enjoyed this light read that really captures the beauty and adventurousness of solitude. ...

    This is a pleasant book in which the author uses four weeklong visits (in Paris, Istanbul, Florence, and New York) to reflect on the benefits of solo travel. Basically, she says you tend to notice more, think more deeply, and experience a place more fully, when you travel alone. Sh...

    Solo travel and the pleasures of solitude in general are topics that I heartily endorse. All of my trips to Italy so far have been solo adventures. I have learned more about the country and also myself through these opportunities precisely because I traveled on my own. With that in...

    Alone Time follows journalist and author Stephanie Rosenbloom as she tours four very different cities over the course of four seasons. Exploring myraid cultures and touching on literature, architecture, science, food, religion and how some alone time can benefit so many people for so m...

    https://donnasbookblog.wordpress.com/... I loved the concept of this book, being a mum to an 11 month old daughter, my time alone is very precious and this book really made me think. I also enjoyed being able to escape within the pages as I did read it either when I was alone, or wh...

    As I got into the first part of the book, I realized it was basically just preaching to the choir. It was making a case for why you should travel alone, and that's been pretty much my jam now for like 3 years. Tho I am bad at meeting people while traveling, so the tips it has for that ...

    Travel Alone Insights This book spoke to me as I already spend a lot of time alone and I enjoy discovering new places on my own. Her tips and tricks on how to approach a new city or a familiar one are spot on. The joy of new places on ones own is worth a try for anyone who hasn?t ...

    Interesting thoughts about a woman traveling alone--the advantages of not having to conform to others schedules, being able to wander about with no objectives. Not a "how to" book, but rather a "why"? ...

    Review to follow. ...

    If you enjoy time alone, read this book. If you enjoy travel, read it. If you have ever enjoyed visits to Paris, Istanbul, Florence, or New York City, read it. Are you living or have you lived a single life? Read it. Rosenbloom brings her skills as a journalist to a fascinating explora...

    A solo woman?s travelogue through parts of Europe. Bits of research and history are added to the tales but overall a bit dry. ...

    Fluidly written and well-researched, and on a subject that I am fascinated by, though I felt I didn't connect with this quite as much as I wanted to. ...

    As a solo traveler most of the time, I found this book very encouraging to go more and some great ideas the will expand the enjoyment of traveling alone. Great read! ...

    Could have and should have been so good! But there was a reminder every few paragraphs about what she wanted the reader to think about, rather than letting the reader think. ...

    I wanted this to feel more like a memoir or narrative than it actually did. ...

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  • Rosie Amber
    Jun 07, 2018

    "Alone Time - Four seasons, four cities and the pleasures of solitude" written by New York Times columnist Stephanie Rosenbloom explores the sensory experience of solitude. I found this book extremely informative, entertaining and quite compelling and very different from my normal re...

    (Although I did read this in egalley form, I verified quotations with the final version.) "Alone, there's no need for an itinerary. Walk, and the day arranges itself." Stephanie Rosenbloom takes on four cities to try to (re)discover the pleasure of solo travel - Paris, Istanbul, ...

    An interesting, light read. The author explores four different cities in four different seasons. She does it alone, to experience the benefits of solitude that can disappear when you are with someone else or with a group. Basically, slow down, open your eyes (and ears, and nose), and l...

    As a mother of three I must admit alone time seems like a distance memory and one that i?d have no problem filling! However I very much enjoyed the journey to the four countries that the author takes us on.  I don?t think I?d ever dare to travel to a foreign country on my own, t...

    Stephanie Rosenbloom has done a thing that I'm dreaming about - she's travelled alone to four different cities. I don't actually have to travel around the world but being alone is high on my list of priorities. You know, I'm actually never alone, there is always someone around me, be...

    As someone who definitely values alone time, likes time on my own and is interested in solo travelling, it made for an interesting, eye opening and somewhat relatable read. To me it's a mix between an intimate, detailed account of solo travelling as well as a travel guide and mindfulne...

    Have you ever come home from a vacation and needed a vacation to recover from your vacation? Rosenbloom preaches the joys of an unscheduled holiday, were you are in complete control of your itinerary and time. She encourages readers to anticipate and savor the experiences of walking th...

    3.5 stars Alone Time is a non-fiction memoir of self-discovery. The author believes that the single person, as a commodity, is a growing market particularly for travel and dining alone, whilst time alone is good for the soul: it can reduce stress, lessen anger and provide the opport...

  • Theresa
    Jul 02, 2018

    "Alone Time - Four seasons, four cities and the pleasures of solitude" written by New York Times columnist Stephanie Rosenbloom explores the sensory experience of solitude. I found this book extremely informative, entertaining and quite compelling and very different from my normal re...

    (Although I did read this in egalley form, I verified quotations with the final version.) "Alone, there's no need for an itinerary. Walk, and the day arranges itself." Stephanie Rosenbloom takes on four cities to try to (re)discover the pleasure of solo travel - Paris, Istanbul, ...

    An interesting, light read. The author explores four different cities in four different seasons. She does it alone, to experience the benefits of solitude that can disappear when you are with someone else or with a group. Basically, slow down, open your eyes (and ears, and nose), and l...

    As a mother of three I must admit alone time seems like a distance memory and one that i?d have no problem filling! However I very much enjoyed the journey to the four countries that the author takes us on.  I don?t think I?d ever dare to travel to a foreign country on my own, t...

    Stephanie Rosenbloom has done a thing that I'm dreaming about - she's travelled alone to four different cities. I don't actually have to travel around the world but being alone is high on my list of priorities. You know, I'm actually never alone, there is always someone around me, be...

    As someone who definitely values alone time, likes time on my own and is interested in solo travelling, it made for an interesting, eye opening and somewhat relatable read. To me it's a mix between an intimate, detailed account of solo travelling as well as a travel guide and mindfulne...

    Have you ever come home from a vacation and needed a vacation to recover from your vacation? Rosenbloom preaches the joys of an unscheduled holiday, were you are in complete control of your itinerary and time. She encourages readers to anticipate and savor the experiences of walking th...

    3.5 stars Alone Time is a non-fiction memoir of self-discovery. The author believes that the single person, as a commodity, is a growing market particularly for travel and dining alone, whilst time alone is good for the soul: it can reduce stress, lessen anger and provide the opport...

    A light to read and enjoyable travel book with a lot of reflections on solitude. Even if it's a light read it's full of food for thought. Many thanks to Viking and Edelweiss for this ARC ...

    I enjoyed this light read that really captures the beauty and adventurousness of solitude. ...

    This is a pleasant book in which the author uses four weeklong visits (in Paris, Istanbul, Florence, and New York) to reflect on the benefits of solo travel. Basically, she says you tend to notice more, think more deeply, and experience a place more fully, when you travel alone. Sh...

    Solo travel and the pleasures of solitude in general are topics that I heartily endorse. All of my trips to Italy so far have been solo adventures. I have learned more about the country and also myself through these opportunities precisely because I traveled on my own. With that in...

    Alone Time follows journalist and author Stephanie Rosenbloom as she tours four very different cities over the course of four seasons. Exploring myraid cultures and touching on literature, architecture, science, food, religion and how some alone time can benefit so many people for so m...

    https://donnasbookblog.wordpress.com/... I loved the concept of this book, being a mum to an 11 month old daughter, my time alone is very precious and this book really made me think. I also enjoyed being able to escape within the pages as I did read it either when I was alone, or wh...

    As I got into the first part of the book, I realized it was basically just preaching to the choir. It was making a case for why you should travel alone, and that's been pretty much my jam now for like 3 years. Tho I am bad at meeting people while traveling, so the tips it has for that ...

    Travel Alone Insights This book spoke to me as I already spend a lot of time alone and I enjoy discovering new places on my own. Her tips and tricks on how to approach a new city or a familiar one are spot on. The joy of new places on ones own is worth a try for anyone who hasn?t ...

  • Joanna Park
    Jun 24, 2018

    "Alone Time - Four seasons, four cities and the pleasures of solitude" written by New York Times columnist Stephanie Rosenbloom explores the sensory experience of solitude. I found this book extremely informative, entertaining and quite compelling and very different from my normal re...

    (Although I did read this in egalley form, I verified quotations with the final version.) "Alone, there's no need for an itinerary. Walk, and the day arranges itself." Stephanie Rosenbloom takes on four cities to try to (re)discover the pleasure of solo travel - Paris, Istanbul, ...

    An interesting, light read. The author explores four different cities in four different seasons. She does it alone, to experience the benefits of solitude that can disappear when you are with someone else or with a group. Basically, slow down, open your eyes (and ears, and nose), and l...

    As a mother of three I must admit alone time seems like a distance memory and one that i?d have no problem filling! However I very much enjoyed the journey to the four countries that the author takes us on.  I don?t think I?d ever dare to travel to a foreign country on my own, t...

  • Kelly G
    Jun 26, 2018

    "Alone Time - Four seasons, four cities and the pleasures of solitude" written by New York Times columnist Stephanie Rosenbloom explores the sensory experience of solitude. I found this book extremely informative, entertaining and quite compelling and very different from my normal re...

    (Although I did read this in egalley form, I verified quotations with the final version.) "Alone, there's no need for an itinerary. Walk, and the day arranges itself." Stephanie Rosenbloom takes on four cities to try to (re)discover the pleasure of solo travel - Paris, Istanbul, ...

    An interesting, light read. The author explores four different cities in four different seasons. She does it alone, to experience the benefits of solitude that can disappear when you are with someone else or with a group. Basically, slow down, open your eyes (and ears, and nose), and l...

    As a mother of three I must admit alone time seems like a distance memory and one that i?d have no problem filling! However I very much enjoyed the journey to the four countries that the author takes us on.  I don?t think I?d ever dare to travel to a foreign country on my own, t...

    Stephanie Rosenbloom has done a thing that I'm dreaming about - she's travelled alone to four different cities. I don't actually have to travel around the world but being alone is high on my list of priorities. You know, I'm actually never alone, there is always someone around me, be...

    As someone who definitely values alone time, likes time on my own and is interested in solo travelling, it made for an interesting, eye opening and somewhat relatable read. To me it's a mix between an intimate, detailed account of solo travelling as well as a travel guide and mindfulne...

    Have you ever come home from a vacation and needed a vacation to recover from your vacation? Rosenbloom preaches the joys of an unscheduled holiday, were you are in complete control of your itinerary and time. She encourages readers to anticipate and savor the experiences of walking th...

    3.5 stars Alone Time is a non-fiction memoir of self-discovery. The author believes that the single person, as a commodity, is a growing market particularly for travel and dining alone, whilst time alone is good for the soul: it can reduce stress, lessen anger and provide the opport...

    A light to read and enjoyable travel book with a lot of reflections on solitude. Even if it's a light read it's full of food for thought. Many thanks to Viking and Edelweiss for this ARC ...

    I enjoyed this light read that really captures the beauty and adventurousness of solitude. ...

    This is a pleasant book in which the author uses four weeklong visits (in Paris, Istanbul, Florence, and New York) to reflect on the benefits of solo travel. Basically, she says you tend to notice more, think more deeply, and experience a place more fully, when you travel alone. Sh...

    Solo travel and the pleasures of solitude in general are topics that I heartily endorse. All of my trips to Italy so far have been solo adventures. I have learned more about the country and also myself through these opportunities precisely because I traveled on my own. With that in...

    Alone Time follows journalist and author Stephanie Rosenbloom as she tours four very different cities over the course of four seasons. Exploring myraid cultures and touching on literature, architecture, science, food, religion and how some alone time can benefit so many people for so m...

    https://donnasbookblog.wordpress.com/... I loved the concept of this book, being a mum to an 11 month old daughter, my time alone is very precious and this book really made me think. I also enjoyed being able to escape within the pages as I did read it either when I was alone, or wh...

    As I got into the first part of the book, I realized it was basically just preaching to the choir. It was making a case for why you should travel alone, and that's been pretty much my jam now for like 3 years. Tho I am bad at meeting people while traveling, so the tips it has for that ...

    Travel Alone Insights This book spoke to me as I already spend a lot of time alone and I enjoy discovering new places on my own. Her tips and tricks on how to approach a new city or a familiar one are spot on. The joy of new places on ones own is worth a try for anyone who hasn?t ...

    Interesting thoughts about a woman traveling alone--the advantages of not having to conform to others schedules, being able to wander about with no objectives. Not a "how to" book, but rather a "why"? ...

    Review to follow. ...

    If you enjoy time alone, read this book. If you enjoy travel, read it. If you have ever enjoyed visits to Paris, Istanbul, Florence, or New York City, read it. Are you living or have you lived a single life? Read it. Rosenbloom brings her skills as a journalist to a fascinating explora...

    A solo woman?s travelogue through parts of Europe. Bits of research and history are added to the tales but overall a bit dry. ...

    Fluidly written and well-researched, and on a subject that I am fascinated by, though I felt I didn't connect with this quite as much as I wanted to. ...

    As a solo traveler most of the time, I found this book very encouraging to go more and some great ideas the will expand the enjoyment of traveling alone. Great read! ...

    Could have and should have been so good! But there was a reminder every few paragraphs about what she wanted the reader to think about, rather than letting the reader think. ...

    I wanted this to feel more like a memoir or narrative than it actually did. ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Miriam Smith
    Jun 06, 2018

    "Alone Time - Four seasons, four cities and the pleasures of solitude" written by New York Times columnist Stephanie Rosenbloom explores the sensory experience of solitude. I found this book extremely informative, entertaining and quite compelling and very different from my normal re...

  • Steve Nolan
    Jun 22, 2018

    "Alone Time - Four seasons, four cities and the pleasures of solitude" written by New York Times columnist Stephanie Rosenbloom explores the sensory experience of solitude. I found this book extremely informative, entertaining and quite compelling and very different from my normal re...

    (Although I did read this in egalley form, I verified quotations with the final version.) "Alone, there's no need for an itinerary. Walk, and the day arranges itself." Stephanie Rosenbloom takes on four cities to try to (re)discover the pleasure of solo travel - Paris, Istanbul, ...

    An interesting, light read. The author explores four different cities in four different seasons. She does it alone, to experience the benefits of solitude that can disappear when you are with someone else or with a group. Basically, slow down, open your eyes (and ears, and nose), and l...

    As a mother of three I must admit alone time seems like a distance memory and one that i?d have no problem filling! However I very much enjoyed the journey to the four countries that the author takes us on.  I don?t think I?d ever dare to travel to a foreign country on my own, t...

    Stephanie Rosenbloom has done a thing that I'm dreaming about - she's travelled alone to four different cities. I don't actually have to travel around the world but being alone is high on my list of priorities. You know, I'm actually never alone, there is always someone around me, be...

    As someone who definitely values alone time, likes time on my own and is interested in solo travelling, it made for an interesting, eye opening and somewhat relatable read. To me it's a mix between an intimate, detailed account of solo travelling as well as a travel guide and mindfulne...

    Have you ever come home from a vacation and needed a vacation to recover from your vacation? Rosenbloom preaches the joys of an unscheduled holiday, were you are in complete control of your itinerary and time. She encourages readers to anticipate and savor the experiences of walking th...

    3.5 stars Alone Time is a non-fiction memoir of self-discovery. The author believes that the single person, as a commodity, is a growing market particularly for travel and dining alone, whilst time alone is good for the soul: it can reduce stress, lessen anger and provide the opport...

    A light to read and enjoyable travel book with a lot of reflections on solitude. Even if it's a light read it's full of food for thought. Many thanks to Viking and Edelweiss for this ARC ...

    I enjoyed this light read that really captures the beauty and adventurousness of solitude. ...

    This is a pleasant book in which the author uses four weeklong visits (in Paris, Istanbul, Florence, and New York) to reflect on the benefits of solo travel. Basically, she says you tend to notice more, think more deeply, and experience a place more fully, when you travel alone. Sh...

    Solo travel and the pleasures of solitude in general are topics that I heartily endorse. All of my trips to Italy so far have been solo adventures. I have learned more about the country and also myself through these opportunities precisely because I traveled on my own. With that in...

    Alone Time follows journalist and author Stephanie Rosenbloom as she tours four very different cities over the course of four seasons. Exploring myraid cultures and touching on literature, architecture, science, food, religion and how some alone time can benefit so many people for so m...

    https://donnasbookblog.wordpress.com/... I loved the concept of this book, being a mum to an 11 month old daughter, my time alone is very precious and this book really made me think. I also enjoyed being able to escape within the pages as I did read it either when I was alone, or wh...

    As I got into the first part of the book, I realized it was basically just preaching to the choir. It was making a case for why you should travel alone, and that's been pretty much my jam now for like 3 years. Tho I am bad at meeting people while traveling, so the tips it has for that ...

  • Nora
    Jun 30, 2018

    "Alone Time - Four seasons, four cities and the pleasures of solitude" written by New York Times columnist Stephanie Rosenbloom explores the sensory experience of solitude. I found this book extremely informative, entertaining and quite compelling and very different from my normal re...

    (Although I did read this in egalley form, I verified quotations with the final version.) "Alone, there's no need for an itinerary. Walk, and the day arranges itself." Stephanie Rosenbloom takes on four cities to try to (re)discover the pleasure of solo travel - Paris, Istanbul, ...

    An interesting, light read. The author explores four different cities in four different seasons. She does it alone, to experience the benefits of solitude that can disappear when you are with someone else or with a group. Basically, slow down, open your eyes (and ears, and nose), and l...

    As a mother of three I must admit alone time seems like a distance memory and one that i?d have no problem filling! However I very much enjoyed the journey to the four countries that the author takes us on.  I don?t think I?d ever dare to travel to a foreign country on my own, t...

    Stephanie Rosenbloom has done a thing that I'm dreaming about - she's travelled alone to four different cities. I don't actually have to travel around the world but being alone is high on my list of priorities. You know, I'm actually never alone, there is always someone around me, be...

    As someone who definitely values alone time, likes time on my own and is interested in solo travelling, it made for an interesting, eye opening and somewhat relatable read. To me it's a mix between an intimate, detailed account of solo travelling as well as a travel guide and mindfulne...

    Have you ever come home from a vacation and needed a vacation to recover from your vacation? Rosenbloom preaches the joys of an unscheduled holiday, were you are in complete control of your itinerary and time. She encourages readers to anticipate and savor the experiences of walking th...

    3.5 stars Alone Time is a non-fiction memoir of self-discovery. The author believes that the single person, as a commodity, is a growing market particularly for travel and dining alone, whilst time alone is good for the soul: it can reduce stress, lessen anger and provide the opport...

    A light to read and enjoyable travel book with a lot of reflections on solitude. Even if it's a light read it's full of food for thought. Many thanks to Viking and Edelweiss for this ARC ...

    I enjoyed this light read that really captures the beauty and adventurousness of solitude. ...

    This is a pleasant book in which the author uses four weeklong visits (in Paris, Istanbul, Florence, and New York) to reflect on the benefits of solo travel. Basically, she says you tend to notice more, think more deeply, and experience a place more fully, when you travel alone. Sh...

    Solo travel and the pleasures of solitude in general are topics that I heartily endorse. All of my trips to Italy so far have been solo adventures. I have learned more about the country and also myself through these opportunities precisely because I traveled on my own. With that in...

    Alone Time follows journalist and author Stephanie Rosenbloom as she tours four very different cities over the course of four seasons. Exploring myraid cultures and touching on literature, architecture, science, food, religion and how some alone time can benefit so many people for so m...

    https://donnasbookblog.wordpress.com/... I loved the concept of this book, being a mum to an 11 month old daughter, my time alone is very precious and this book really made me think. I also enjoyed being able to escape within the pages as I did read it either when I was alone, or wh...

    As I got into the first part of the book, I realized it was basically just preaching to the choir. It was making a case for why you should travel alone, and that's been pretty much my jam now for like 3 years. Tho I am bad at meeting people while traveling, so the tips it has for that ...

    Travel Alone Insights This book spoke to me as I already spend a lot of time alone and I enjoy discovering new places on my own. Her tips and tricks on how to approach a new city or a familiar one are spot on. The joy of new places on ones own is worth a try for anyone who hasn?t ...

    Interesting thoughts about a woman traveling alone--the advantages of not having to conform to others schedules, being able to wander about with no objectives. Not a "how to" book, but rather a "why"? ...

    Review to follow. ...

  • Ronnie Turner
    Jun 22, 2018

    "Alone Time - Four seasons, four cities and the pleasures of solitude" written by New York Times columnist Stephanie Rosenbloom explores the sensory experience of solitude. I found this book extremely informative, entertaining and quite compelling and very different from my normal re...

    (Although I did read this in egalley form, I verified quotations with the final version.) "Alone, there's no need for an itinerary. Walk, and the day arranges itself." Stephanie Rosenbloom takes on four cities to try to (re)discover the pleasure of solo travel - Paris, Istanbul, ...

    An interesting, light read. The author explores four different cities in four different seasons. She does it alone, to experience the benefits of solitude that can disappear when you are with someone else or with a group. Basically, slow down, open your eyes (and ears, and nose), and l...

    As a mother of three I must admit alone time seems like a distance memory and one that i?d have no problem filling! However I very much enjoyed the journey to the four countries that the author takes us on.  I don?t think I?d ever dare to travel to a foreign country on my own, t...

    Stephanie Rosenbloom has done a thing that I'm dreaming about - she's travelled alone to four different cities. I don't actually have to travel around the world but being alone is high on my list of priorities. You know, I'm actually never alone, there is always someone around me, be...

    As someone who definitely values alone time, likes time on my own and is interested in solo travelling, it made for an interesting, eye opening and somewhat relatable read. To me it's a mix between an intimate, detailed account of solo travelling as well as a travel guide and mindfulne...

    Have you ever come home from a vacation and needed a vacation to recover from your vacation? Rosenbloom preaches the joys of an unscheduled holiday, were you are in complete control of your itinerary and time. She encourages readers to anticipate and savor the experiences of walking th...

    3.5 stars Alone Time is a non-fiction memoir of self-discovery. The author believes that the single person, as a commodity, is a growing market particularly for travel and dining alone, whilst time alone is good for the soul: it can reduce stress, lessen anger and provide the opport...

    A light to read and enjoyable travel book with a lot of reflections on solitude. Even if it's a light read it's full of food for thought. Many thanks to Viking and Edelweiss for this ARC ...

    I enjoyed this light read that really captures the beauty and adventurousness of solitude. ...

    This is a pleasant book in which the author uses four weeklong visits (in Paris, Istanbul, Florence, and New York) to reflect on the benefits of solo travel. Basically, she says you tend to notice more, think more deeply, and experience a place more fully, when you travel alone. Sh...

    Solo travel and the pleasures of solitude in general are topics that I heartily endorse. All of my trips to Italy so far have been solo adventures. I have learned more about the country and also myself through these opportunities precisely because I traveled on my own. With that in...

    Alone Time follows journalist and author Stephanie Rosenbloom as she tours four very different cities over the course of four seasons. Exploring myraid cultures and touching on literature, architecture, science, food, religion and how some alone time can benefit so many people for so m...

  • Heather Nixon
    May 16, 2018

    "Alone Time - Four seasons, four cities and the pleasures of solitude" written by New York Times columnist Stephanie Rosenbloom explores the sensory experience of solitude. I found this book extremely informative, entertaining and quite compelling and very different from my normal re...

    (Although I did read this in egalley form, I verified quotations with the final version.) "Alone, there's no need for an itinerary. Walk, and the day arranges itself." Stephanie Rosenbloom takes on four cities to try to (re)discover the pleasure of solo travel - Paris, Istanbul, ...

    An interesting, light read. The author explores four different cities in four different seasons. She does it alone, to experience the benefits of solitude that can disappear when you are with someone else or with a group. Basically, slow down, open your eyes (and ears, and nose), and l...

    As a mother of three I must admit alone time seems like a distance memory and one that i?d have no problem filling! However I very much enjoyed the journey to the four countries that the author takes us on.  I don?t think I?d ever dare to travel to a foreign country on my own, t...

    Stephanie Rosenbloom has done a thing that I'm dreaming about - she's travelled alone to four different cities. I don't actually have to travel around the world but being alone is high on my list of priorities. You know, I'm actually never alone, there is always someone around me, be...

    As someone who definitely values alone time, likes time on my own and is interested in solo travelling, it made for an interesting, eye opening and somewhat relatable read. To me it's a mix between an intimate, detailed account of solo travelling as well as a travel guide and mindfulne...

  • Jennifer Downing
    May 31, 2018

    "Alone Time - Four seasons, four cities and the pleasures of solitude" written by New York Times columnist Stephanie Rosenbloom explores the sensory experience of solitude. I found this book extremely informative, entertaining and quite compelling and very different from my normal re...

    (Although I did read this in egalley form, I verified quotations with the final version.) "Alone, there's no need for an itinerary. Walk, and the day arranges itself." Stephanie Rosenbloom takes on four cities to try to (re)discover the pleasure of solo travel - Paris, Istanbul, ...

    An interesting, light read. The author explores four different cities in four different seasons. She does it alone, to experience the benefits of solitude that can disappear when you are with someone else or with a group. Basically, slow down, open your eyes (and ears, and nose), and l...

    As a mother of three I must admit alone time seems like a distance memory and one that i?d have no problem filling! However I very much enjoyed the journey to the four countries that the author takes us on.  I don?t think I?d ever dare to travel to a foreign country on my own, t...

    Stephanie Rosenbloom has done a thing that I'm dreaming about - she's travelled alone to four different cities. I don't actually have to travel around the world but being alone is high on my list of priorities. You know, I'm actually never alone, there is always someone around me, be...

    As someone who definitely values alone time, likes time on my own and is interested in solo travelling, it made for an interesting, eye opening and somewhat relatable read. To me it's a mix between an intimate, detailed account of solo travelling as well as a travel guide and mindfulne...

    Have you ever come home from a vacation and needed a vacation to recover from your vacation? Rosenbloom preaches the joys of an unscheduled holiday, were you are in complete control of your itinerary and time. She encourages readers to anticipate and savor the experiences of walking th...

    3.5 stars Alone Time is a non-fiction memoir of self-discovery. The author believes that the single person, as a commodity, is a growing market particularly for travel and dining alone, whilst time alone is good for the soul: it can reduce stress, lessen anger and provide the opport...

    A light to read and enjoyable travel book with a lot of reflections on solitude. Even if it's a light read it's full of food for thought. Many thanks to Viking and Edelweiss for this ARC ...

    I enjoyed this light read that really captures the beauty and adventurousness of solitude. ...

    This is a pleasant book in which the author uses four weeklong visits (in Paris, Istanbul, Florence, and New York) to reflect on the benefits of solo travel. Basically, she says you tend to notice more, think more deeply, and experience a place more fully, when you travel alone. Sh...

    Solo travel and the pleasures of solitude in general are topics that I heartily endorse. All of my trips to Italy so far have been solo adventures. I have learned more about the country and also myself through these opportunities precisely because I traveled on my own. With that in...

    Alone Time follows journalist and author Stephanie Rosenbloom as she tours four very different cities over the course of four seasons. Exploring myraid cultures and touching on literature, architecture, science, food, religion and how some alone time can benefit so many people for so m...

    https://donnasbookblog.wordpress.com/... I loved the concept of this book, being a mum to an 11 month old daughter, my time alone is very precious and this book really made me think. I also enjoyed being able to escape within the pages as I did read it either when I was alone, or wh...

    As I got into the first part of the book, I realized it was basically just preaching to the choir. It was making a case for why you should travel alone, and that's been pretty much my jam now for like 3 years. Tho I am bad at meeting people while traveling, so the tips it has for that ...

    Travel Alone Insights This book spoke to me as I already spend a lot of time alone and I enjoy discovering new places on my own. Her tips and tricks on how to approach a new city or a familiar one are spot on. The joy of new places on ones own is worth a try for anyone who hasn?t ...

    Interesting thoughts about a woman traveling alone--the advantages of not having to conform to others schedules, being able to wander about with no objectives. Not a "how to" book, but rather a "why"? ...

    Review to follow. ...

    If you enjoy time alone, read this book. If you enjoy travel, read it. If you have ever enjoyed visits to Paris, Istanbul, Florence, or New York City, read it. Are you living or have you lived a single life? Read it. Rosenbloom brings her skills as a journalist to a fascinating explora...

    A solo woman?s travelogue through parts of Europe. Bits of research and history are added to the tales but overall a bit dry. ...

    Fluidly written and well-researched, and on a subject that I am fascinated by, though I felt I didn't connect with this quite as much as I wanted to. ...

    As a solo traveler most of the time, I found this book very encouraging to go more and some great ideas the will expand the enjoyment of traveling alone. Great read! ...

    Could have and should have been so good! But there was a reminder every few paragraphs about what she wanted the reader to think about, rather than letting the reader think. ...

    I wanted this to feel more like a memoir or narrative than it actually did. ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Laurie
    Jun 18, 2018

    "Alone Time - Four seasons, four cities and the pleasures of solitude" written by New York Times columnist Stephanie Rosenbloom explores the sensory experience of solitude. I found this book extremely informative, entertaining and quite compelling and very different from my normal re...

    (Although I did read this in egalley form, I verified quotations with the final version.) "Alone, there's no need for an itinerary. Walk, and the day arranges itself." Stephanie Rosenbloom takes on four cities to try to (re)discover the pleasure of solo travel - Paris, Istanbul, ...

    An interesting, light read. The author explores four different cities in four different seasons. She does it alone, to experience the benefits of solitude that can disappear when you are with someone else or with a group. Basically, slow down, open your eyes (and ears, and nose), and l...

    As a mother of three I must admit alone time seems like a distance memory and one that i?d have no problem filling! However I very much enjoyed the journey to the four countries that the author takes us on.  I don?t think I?d ever dare to travel to a foreign country on my own, t...

    Stephanie Rosenbloom has done a thing that I'm dreaming about - she's travelled alone to four different cities. I don't actually have to travel around the world but being alone is high on my list of priorities. You know, I'm actually never alone, there is always someone around me, be...

    As someone who definitely values alone time, likes time on my own and is interested in solo travelling, it made for an interesting, eye opening and somewhat relatable read. To me it's a mix between an intimate, detailed account of solo travelling as well as a travel guide and mindfulne...

    Have you ever come home from a vacation and needed a vacation to recover from your vacation? Rosenbloom preaches the joys of an unscheduled holiday, were you are in complete control of your itinerary and time. She encourages readers to anticipate and savor the experiences of walking th...

    3.5 stars Alone Time is a non-fiction memoir of self-discovery. The author believes that the single person, as a commodity, is a growing market particularly for travel and dining alone, whilst time alone is good for the soul: it can reduce stress, lessen anger and provide the opport...

    A light to read and enjoyable travel book with a lot of reflections on solitude. Even if it's a light read it's full of food for thought. Many thanks to Viking and Edelweiss for this ARC ...

    I enjoyed this light read that really captures the beauty and adventurousness of solitude. ...

    This is a pleasant book in which the author uses four weeklong visits (in Paris, Istanbul, Florence, and New York) to reflect on the benefits of solo travel. Basically, she says you tend to notice more, think more deeply, and experience a place more fully, when you travel alone. Sh...

    Solo travel and the pleasures of solitude in general are topics that I heartily endorse. All of my trips to Italy so far have been solo adventures. I have learned more about the country and also myself through these opportunities precisely because I traveled on my own. With that in...

    Alone Time follows journalist and author Stephanie Rosenbloom as she tours four very different cities over the course of four seasons. Exploring myraid cultures and touching on literature, architecture, science, food, religion and how some alone time can benefit so many people for so m...

    https://donnasbookblog.wordpress.com/... I loved the concept of this book, being a mum to an 11 month old daughter, my time alone is very precious and this book really made me think. I also enjoyed being able to escape within the pages as I did read it either when I was alone, or wh...

    As I got into the first part of the book, I realized it was basically just preaching to the choir. It was making a case for why you should travel alone, and that's been pretty much my jam now for like 3 years. Tho I am bad at meeting people while traveling, so the tips it has for that ...

    Travel Alone Insights This book spoke to me as I already spend a lot of time alone and I enjoy discovering new places on my own. Her tips and tricks on how to approach a new city or a familiar one are spot on. The joy of new places on ones own is worth a try for anyone who hasn?t ...

    Interesting thoughts about a woman traveling alone--the advantages of not having to conform to others schedules, being able to wander about with no objectives. Not a "how to" book, but rather a "why"? ...

    Review to follow. ...

    If you enjoy time alone, read this book. If you enjoy travel, read it. If you have ever enjoyed visits to Paris, Istanbul, Florence, or New York City, read it. Are you living or have you lived a single life? Read it. Rosenbloom brings her skills as a journalist to a fascinating explora...

    A solo woman?s travelogue through parts of Europe. Bits of research and history are added to the tales but overall a bit dry. ...

    Fluidly written and well-researched, and on a subject that I am fascinated by, though I felt I didn't connect with this quite as much as I wanted to. ...

    As a solo traveler most of the time, I found this book very encouraging to go more and some great ideas the will expand the enjoyment of traveling alone. Great read! ...

    Could have and should have been so good! But there was a reminder every few paragraphs about what she wanted the reader to think about, rather than letting the reader think. ...

    I wanted this to feel more like a memoir or narrative than it actually did. ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Suzanne
    Jun 18, 2018

    "Alone Time - Four seasons, four cities and the pleasures of solitude" written by New York Times columnist Stephanie Rosenbloom explores the sensory experience of solitude. I found this book extremely informative, entertaining and quite compelling and very different from my normal re...

    (Although I did read this in egalley form, I verified quotations with the final version.) "Alone, there's no need for an itinerary. Walk, and the day arranges itself." Stephanie Rosenbloom takes on four cities to try to (re)discover the pleasure of solo travel - Paris, Istanbul, ...

    An interesting, light read. The author explores four different cities in four different seasons. She does it alone, to experience the benefits of solitude that can disappear when you are with someone else or with a group. Basically, slow down, open your eyes (and ears, and nose), and l...

    As a mother of three I must admit alone time seems like a distance memory and one that i?d have no problem filling! However I very much enjoyed the journey to the four countries that the author takes us on.  I don?t think I?d ever dare to travel to a foreign country on my own, t...

    Stephanie Rosenbloom has done a thing that I'm dreaming about - she's travelled alone to four different cities. I don't actually have to travel around the world but being alone is high on my list of priorities. You know, I'm actually never alone, there is always someone around me, be...

    As someone who definitely values alone time, likes time on my own and is interested in solo travelling, it made for an interesting, eye opening and somewhat relatable read. To me it's a mix between an intimate, detailed account of solo travelling as well as a travel guide and mindfulne...

    Have you ever come home from a vacation and needed a vacation to recover from your vacation? Rosenbloom preaches the joys of an unscheduled holiday, were you are in complete control of your itinerary and time. She encourages readers to anticipate and savor the experiences of walking th...

    3.5 stars Alone Time is a non-fiction memoir of self-discovery. The author believes that the single person, as a commodity, is a growing market particularly for travel and dining alone, whilst time alone is good for the soul: it can reduce stress, lessen anger and provide the opport...

    A light to read and enjoyable travel book with a lot of reflections on solitude. Even if it's a light read it's full of food for thought. Many thanks to Viking and Edelweiss for this ARC ...

    I enjoyed this light read that really captures the beauty and adventurousness of solitude. ...

    This is a pleasant book in which the author uses four weeklong visits (in Paris, Istanbul, Florence, and New York) to reflect on the benefits of solo travel. Basically, she says you tend to notice more, think more deeply, and experience a place more fully, when you travel alone. Sh...

  • Nancy Rana
    May 30, 2018

    "Alone Time - Four seasons, four cities and the pleasures of solitude" written by New York Times columnist Stephanie Rosenbloom explores the sensory experience of solitude. I found this book extremely informative, entertaining and quite compelling and very different from my normal re...

    (Although I did read this in egalley form, I verified quotations with the final version.) "Alone, there's no need for an itinerary. Walk, and the day arranges itself." Stephanie Rosenbloom takes on four cities to try to (re)discover the pleasure of solo travel - Paris, Istanbul, ...

    An interesting, light read. The author explores four different cities in four different seasons. She does it alone, to experience the benefits of solitude that can disappear when you are with someone else or with a group. Basically, slow down, open your eyes (and ears, and nose), and l...

    As a mother of three I must admit alone time seems like a distance memory and one that i?d have no problem filling! However I very much enjoyed the journey to the four countries that the author takes us on.  I don?t think I?d ever dare to travel to a foreign country on my own, t...

    Stephanie Rosenbloom has done a thing that I'm dreaming about - she's travelled alone to four different cities. I don't actually have to travel around the world but being alone is high on my list of priorities. You know, I'm actually never alone, there is always someone around me, be...

    As someone who definitely values alone time, likes time on my own and is interested in solo travelling, it made for an interesting, eye opening and somewhat relatable read. To me it's a mix between an intimate, detailed account of solo travelling as well as a travel guide and mindfulne...

    Have you ever come home from a vacation and needed a vacation to recover from your vacation? Rosenbloom preaches the joys of an unscheduled holiday, were you are in complete control of your itinerary and time. She encourages readers to anticipate and savor the experiences of walking th...

    3.5 stars Alone Time is a non-fiction memoir of self-discovery. The author believes that the single person, as a commodity, is a growing market particularly for travel and dining alone, whilst time alone is good for the soul: it can reduce stress, lessen anger and provide the opport...

    A light to read and enjoyable travel book with a lot of reflections on solitude. Even if it's a light read it's full of food for thought. Many thanks to Viking and Edelweiss for this ARC ...

    I enjoyed this light read that really captures the beauty and adventurousness of solitude. ...

    This is a pleasant book in which the author uses four weeklong visits (in Paris, Istanbul, Florence, and New York) to reflect on the benefits of solo travel. Basically, she says you tend to notice more, think more deeply, and experience a place more fully, when you travel alone. Sh...

    Solo travel and the pleasures of solitude in general are topics that I heartily endorse. All of my trips to Italy so far have been solo adventures. I have learned more about the country and also myself through these opportunities precisely because I traveled on my own. With that in...

    Alone Time follows journalist and author Stephanie Rosenbloom as she tours four very different cities over the course of four seasons. Exploring myraid cultures and touching on literature, architecture, science, food, religion and how some alone time can benefit so many people for so m...

    https://donnasbookblog.wordpress.com/... I loved the concept of this book, being a mum to an 11 month old daughter, my time alone is very precious and this book really made me think. I also enjoyed being able to escape within the pages as I did read it either when I was alone, or wh...

    As I got into the first part of the book, I realized it was basically just preaching to the choir. It was making a case for why you should travel alone, and that's been pretty much my jam now for like 3 years. Tho I am bad at meeting people while traveling, so the tips it has for that ...

    Travel Alone Insights This book spoke to me as I already spend a lot of time alone and I enjoy discovering new places on my own. Her tips and tricks on how to approach a new city or a familiar one are spot on. The joy of new places on ones own is worth a try for anyone who hasn?t ...

    Interesting thoughts about a woman traveling alone--the advantages of not having to conform to others schedules, being able to wander about with no objectives. Not a "how to" book, but rather a "why"? ...

    Review to follow. ...

    If you enjoy time alone, read this book. If you enjoy travel, read it. If you have ever enjoyed visits to Paris, Istanbul, Florence, or New York City, read it. Are you living or have you lived a single life? Read it. Rosenbloom brings her skills as a journalist to a fascinating explora...

    A solo woman?s travelogue through parts of Europe. Bits of research and history are added to the tales but overall a bit dry. ...

    Fluidly written and well-researched, and on a subject that I am fascinated by, though I felt I didn't connect with this quite as much as I wanted to. ...

    As a solo traveler most of the time, I found this book very encouraging to go more and some great ideas the will expand the enjoyment of traveling alone. Great read! ...

    Could have and should have been so good! But there was a reminder every few paragraphs about what she wanted the reader to think about, rather than letting the reader think. ...

    I wanted this to feel more like a memoir or narrative than it actually did. ...

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  • Mrs D A Kenny-Mills
    Jun 05, 2018

    "Alone Time - Four seasons, four cities and the pleasures of solitude" written by New York Times columnist Stephanie Rosenbloom explores the sensory experience of solitude. I found this book extremely informative, entertaining and quite compelling and very different from my normal re...

    (Although I did read this in egalley form, I verified quotations with the final version.) "Alone, there's no need for an itinerary. Walk, and the day arranges itself." Stephanie Rosenbloom takes on four cities to try to (re)discover the pleasure of solo travel - Paris, Istanbul, ...

    An interesting, light read. The author explores four different cities in four different seasons. She does it alone, to experience the benefits of solitude that can disappear when you are with someone else or with a group. Basically, slow down, open your eyes (and ears, and nose), and l...

    As a mother of three I must admit alone time seems like a distance memory and one that i?d have no problem filling! However I very much enjoyed the journey to the four countries that the author takes us on.  I don?t think I?d ever dare to travel to a foreign country on my own, t...

    Stephanie Rosenbloom has done a thing that I'm dreaming about - she's travelled alone to four different cities. I don't actually have to travel around the world but being alone is high on my list of priorities. You know, I'm actually never alone, there is always someone around me, be...

    As someone who definitely values alone time, likes time on my own and is interested in solo travelling, it made for an interesting, eye opening and somewhat relatable read. To me it's a mix between an intimate, detailed account of solo travelling as well as a travel guide and mindfulne...

    Have you ever come home from a vacation and needed a vacation to recover from your vacation? Rosenbloom preaches the joys of an unscheduled holiday, were you are in complete control of your itinerary and time. She encourages readers to anticipate and savor the experiences of walking th...

    3.5 stars Alone Time is a non-fiction memoir of self-discovery. The author believes that the single person, as a commodity, is a growing market particularly for travel and dining alone, whilst time alone is good for the soul: it can reduce stress, lessen anger and provide the opport...

    A light to read and enjoyable travel book with a lot of reflections on solitude. Even if it's a light read it's full of food for thought. Many thanks to Viking and Edelweiss for this ARC ...

    I enjoyed this light read that really captures the beauty and adventurousness of solitude. ...

    This is a pleasant book in which the author uses four weeklong visits (in Paris, Istanbul, Florence, and New York) to reflect on the benefits of solo travel. Basically, she says you tend to notice more, think more deeply, and experience a place more fully, when you travel alone. Sh...

    Solo travel and the pleasures of solitude in general are topics that I heartily endorse. All of my trips to Italy so far have been solo adventures. I have learned more about the country and also myself through these opportunities precisely because I traveled on my own. With that in...

    Alone Time follows journalist and author Stephanie Rosenbloom as she tours four very different cities over the course of four seasons. Exploring myraid cultures and touching on literature, architecture, science, food, religion and how some alone time can benefit so many people for so m...

    https://donnasbookblog.wordpress.com/... I loved the concept of this book, being a mum to an 11 month old daughter, my time alone is very precious and this book really made me think. I also enjoyed being able to escape within the pages as I did read it either when I was alone, or wh...

    As I got into the first part of the book, I realized it was basically just preaching to the choir. It was making a case for why you should travel alone, and that's been pretty much my jam now for like 3 years. Tho I am bad at meeting people while traveling, so the tips it has for that ...

    Travel Alone Insights This book spoke to me as I already spend a lot of time alone and I enjoy discovering new places on my own. Her tips and tricks on how to approach a new city or a familiar one are spot on. The joy of new places on ones own is worth a try for anyone who hasn?t ...

    Interesting thoughts about a woman traveling alone--the advantages of not having to conform to others schedules, being able to wander about with no objectives. Not a "how to" book, but rather a "why"? ...

    Review to follow. ...

    If you enjoy time alone, read this book. If you enjoy travel, read it. If you have ever enjoyed visits to Paris, Istanbul, Florence, or New York City, read it. Are you living or have you lived a single life? Read it. Rosenbloom brings her skills as a journalist to a fascinating explora...

    A solo woman?s travelogue through parts of Europe. Bits of research and history are added to the tales but overall a bit dry. ...

    Fluidly written and well-researched, and on a subject that I am fascinated by, though I felt I didn't connect with this quite as much as I wanted to. ...

    As a solo traveler most of the time, I found this book very encouraging to go more and some great ideas the will expand the enjoyment of traveling alone. Great read! ...

    Could have and should have been so good! But there was a reminder every few paragraphs about what she wanted the reader to think about, rather than letting the reader think. ...

    I wanted this to feel more like a memoir or narrative than it actually did. ...

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