Rosie Spinks is a freelance writer based in the U.K. She was previously on staff at Quartz, where she covered lifestyle and travel, and Skift, where she covered the global tourism and travel industry. As a freelancer, her work has been published in The New York Times, the Guardian, the Wall Street Journal, Vice, NPR, Outside, Sierra Magazine, Marie Claire, and others. Born in California to British parents, she graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Her first paycheck: My first paycheck was from the opening shift at a bakery/deli. The start time was too early, but the freshly baked sour cherry scones made up for it.