Travel Journalist, Photographer and Author
Cynthia Dial is a journalist and admitted addict—a travel addict—because for her travel is like breathing, she can’t live without it. As a travel writer whose office is the world, she’s visited all seven continents where she’s slept in an ice hotel, swam with sea lions in the Galapagos, sat amongst penguins in Antarctica and walked with the lions in Zimbabwe – all for a good story. She’s written for such publications as TIME magazine, Hemispheres, Costco Connection, Shape, Hemispheres, Destination Weddings & Honeymoons, Mabuhay (Philippine Airline’s in-flight magazine), San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles and the Toronto Star (Canada’s largest daily newspaper), for whom she wrote the column, Shopping Trips. Online outlets include TraveLife.com, TravelSquire.com and JustLuxe.com, as well as Nine Digital’s travel portal (Channel 9 TV, Sydney, Australia). She also authored the book, Get Your Travel Writing Published (McGraw-Hill distributed the book’s three editions), hosted the No Passport Required show on World Talk Radio, co-hosted the Traveling Girls with Gail Strickland and appears on radio and television as a travel specialist. Cynthia admits that every time she steps onto a plane’s jetway, boards a train or walks the promenade deck of a cruise ship to go to work, she congratulates herself on her career choice.