Laura Del Rosso is a San Francisco-based writer and journalist who specializes in travel and the travel industry.

A longtime contributing editor for Travel Weekly, a leading travel trade newsmagazine, she covered the travel industry as west coast bureau chief. She regularly writes for Travel Weekly, AAA Travel publications and The Travel Guide to California. Her byline has appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, The San Jose Mercury News, TravelAge West, Southwest Airlines Spirit, Meetings Today, Cruise Critic and more.

Laura also develops and writes newsletters, travel agent training and content for online travel sites. Past clients include Fest300,, and Northstar Travel Media. She contributed research material to the best-selling book 1000 Places to See Before You Die.

Her award-winning travel book, Great EscapesNorthern California, published by Countryman Press/Norton, is available at

Laura is a two-time winner of the Society of American Travel Writers‘ Lowell Thomas Award, one a silver for travel news/investigative journalism in Travel Professional magazine, and a bronze for her audio podcast San Francisco’s Embarcadero and Ferry Building.

Laura has traveled much of the world, visiting more than 40 countries. The daughter of immigrants from the Pisa-Lucca area, she speaks Italian, has worked on Italian-English translations and has explored much of Italy.

She also has made more than 50 trips to Mexico and knows the back roads and attractions of her native northern California, spending much time in the wine country, north coast, Lake Tahoe and the Sierra.

Contact Laura at Follow her at Twitter @lauradelrosso and Instagram @lauradelrosso