Freelance Travel Journalist | Travel Writing by Cynthia Dial
The Intimacy, Authenticity and 21st-Century Comfort of Tall Mast Sailing
Imagine pulling from port in Barcelona with a backdrop of the Spanish city’s twinkling night lights, all decks on hand as yards of sails unfurl to ascend the ship’s four masts with the ...
Banff and Lake Louise: Jewels of the Canadian Rockies
To best appreciate Banff National Park, visits to its most noted landmarks are key. Originally constructed as lures for the jet-set crowd (albeit long before jets), Fairmont Banff Springs and Fairmont...
Discovering the Exclusive Side of Italy
Imagine touring the Vatican’s hallways with a seminarian and by happenstance meeting the Pope; attending a private party for Il Ballo del Doge, the Venetian masquerade ball during Carnival, or ...
Calgary, In Less Than 12 Hours
Question: Is less than 12 hours enough time to get a taste of any city? Typically, my answer is an unequivocal “no.” That said, my recent visit to Alberta’s Canadian Rocky ...
Vancouver: A City of Diverse Landscapes, Fine Cuisine & First Nations Attractions
It is not coincidence that Wedgewood Hotel & Spa’s “W” logo is reminiscent of Chanel’s interlocking C’s. Both exclusive and classy, each insignia represents the best...
There's More Than Meets the Eye at Canada's Wickaninnish Inn on Vancouver Island
Upon learning that the Wickaninnish Inn is known for storm watching, a visit during inclement weather became a goal. Thus, when my small plane departed from the city of Vancouver to Vancouver Island, ...
Israel: The Biblical Country is a Place of Diverse Terrain, Deeply Religious Sects & Plenty of Mystery
Pre-dawn sounds awakened me; first the Muslim call to prayer, then church bells ringing on the hour, followed by a series of sirens and finally the cooing of pigeons. The diversity of this audio track...
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 ...
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 ...
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