Freelance Travel Journalist | Travel Writing by Cynthia Dial
Where to Start on Your First Korea Trip & Which Cities to Put on Your Must-Do List
A country of contrasts and a land of the times, Korea is a surprising blend of out-of-the-norm pairings and an appealing reflection of its past, present and future. From Buddhism and baseball to a demilitarized...
Santa Fe, New Mexico: The City of Turquoise is A Burgeoning Haven For Art Lovers
I am no novice to Santa Fe. Over the years I’ve visited multiple times, yet I remain impressed at its lists of notable residents. Long ago my attendance at Sunday mass at Cathedral Basilica of St....
From Painting with Dolphins to Orange Cotton Candy, Here is the Latest in Can’t-Miss Vegas
Oh, Las Vegas. Where else can you visit Lake Bellagio, the Empire State Building and the Eiffel Tower within the same day? Adhering to its founding principle, “spare no expense,” this is a...
The Wonders of Wales from Castles to Seaside Towns & Wickedly Welsh Chocolates
What do Catherine Zeta Jones, castles and zip lining have in common? If you answered Wales, you’re right. It is the birthplace of the actress, the country with more castles per square mile than anywhere...
Southwest Germany's Hotels Impress the Most Discriminatory
Little surprise the land of Mercedes-Benz and Porsche is a land of luxury. Located in Germany’s most southwestern region, let’s begin in Stuttgart (the capital of the state of Baden-Württenberg),...
Germany's Baden-Württemberg is More Than Cuckoo Clocks and Black Forest Cakes
Imagine that you’re in a classic Mercedes-Benz for a top-down, wind-in-your-hair ride through the Black Forest. Your route overflows with castles, cuckoo clocks and cobblestone alleyways. In short,...
Yosemite, Kings Canyon, Sequoia: The Sheer Beauty of California's National Parks
Polished granite mountains, groves of giant sequoias and meadows of minuscule wildflowers, all beneath endless blue skies—this is California’s High Sierra mountain range. From Crescent Meadow’s...
Discovering Québec's Food Scene in Montreal, Lanaudiere and Mauricie
Montrealers have three obsessions, I’m told. The first is the Canadian’s hockey team, the second is food and cycling takes third place. Though I’m an avid sports fan and bicycle rider...
The Warmer Side of Whistler Has More Than Just Wintertime Activities
It was my final day in Canada and I relaxed upon rattan palms at the entrance of Fairmont Chateau Whistler, which at 25 years of age is the village matriarch. As I awaited my transportation, I observed...
About Cynthia Dial
Cynthia Dial is an admitted travel writing addict, and shares that she pinches herself each time she steps onto the promenade deck of a cruise ship, boards a train or settles into a plane seat to go to work. She's taken a city tour of Melbourne, Australia, from the back of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, hiked the Austrian Alps and learned to surf in Waikiki -- all for a good story. A special correspondent for World Footprints radio show, she is author of Get Your Travel Writing Published: A Teach Yourself Guide, now in its 3rd edition and her work has been seen in Time magazine (Europe and Asia), Toronto Star (her column, Shopping Trips, was a regular feature), Hemispheres, Destinations Weddings & Honeymoons and Shape, among others. Cynthia specializes in travel, with an emphasis on luxury travel, soft adventure, golf, shopping, spas, health & wellness and food & drink. To learn more, visit www.travelwritingbycynthiadial.com. And to follow her blog, visit http://travelingcynthia.blogspot.com.