Photo: Jennifer Balcombe

Photo: Jennifer Balcombe

Rosie Spinks is the global tourism reporter for Skift. Prior to Skift, she was a lifestyle and travel reporter for Quartz. She is based in London. You can subscribe to her monthly newsletter here, follow her on Twitter at @rojospinks, and email her at rosiespinks@gmail.com. (Because people always ask: “Rojo” comes from Rosie + Josephine.)

Prior to these staff jobs, Rosie freelanced for six years from many places around the globe. She wrote for UK and US publications including The Guardian, VICE, Quartz, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, GOOD, Roads & Kingdoms, Outside, Sierra, Marie Claire, Frommer's, The Ecologist, as well as now-defunct publications (RIP) like The Pool, Lucky Peach, Racked, Pacific Standard, and many others. 

She's reported stories from countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America and covered everything from Japanese YouTubers and international cruise ship safety, to street food in Vietnam and menstruation in Madagascar. Born in California to British parents, she graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a degree in environmental studies.