Get to Know Cynthia Dial

  • Author of the non-fiction book entitled Get Your Travel Writing Published, which is published by Hodder Headline Plc., London, England, and has worldwide distribution. U.S. distributor is McGraw-Hill Companies. The book is in its third printing.
  • Freelance travel writer/photographer. Outlets have included national and international newspapers and magazines such as TIME Asia, TIME Europe, Hemispheres, Mabuhay (Philippine Airlines in-flight magazine), Destination Weddings & Honeymoons, Shape, Fit, Fit Yoga, San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles, Radisson International’s Voyageur, Orange Coast (the regional magazine of Southern California’s exclusive Orange County), the Wellness File and author of a monthly column, Shopping Trips for the Toronto Star newspaper (Canada’s largest daily). Contributing editor for TraveLife and TravelSquire E-zines and contributor to the travel portal of Channel 9 TV Sydney, Australia.  Former columnist and contributor to World Golfer and Travelling Golfer, U.K. magazines.
  • Contributing editor to The Meeting Magazines Group (Corporate & Incentive TravelInsurance & Financial Meetings Management and Association Conventions & Facilities magazines).
  • Former San Diego correspondent for TravelAge West magazine, the unofficial “bible” to the nation’s travel agents.
  • Travel writing instructor for several learning institutions – Palomar College, The Writing Center and The Learning Annex (“How to Make the Most of Foreign Travel” and “Travel Writing Tips“). Guest speaker at the Whidbey Island Writers’ Conference, Southern California Writers’ Conference and Lake Tahoe Writers’ Conference. Course is entitled Travel Writing: For Those Who Love to Travel and Long to Write About It. Also offers a one-day Travel Writing Workshop/Field Trip. Speaks at educational venues such as San Diego State University (San Diego, CA) and California State University (Chico, CA); program is Travel Writing: It’s a Trip!.
  • Guest speaker at organizations such as the San Diego Writers & Editors Guild, Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club, Diamond Gateway Women’s Organization, San Diego Women in Travel, Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and Soroptimist International. Panelist for “Why Use a Travel Agent” at the San Diego Travel Show.
  • Travel specialist on radio and television programs. Special correspondent for World Footprints, formerly Travel’n On radio show. Frequent guest on Shutterbug Magazine radio show. Host of a regular segment entitled No Passport Required on “Travel Hub,” a World Talk Radio show.
  • Recipient of an award in Non-Fiction: How-To and Reference category at the 10th Anniversary of San Diego Book Awards Association, San Diego, CA. Additionally recognized by the San Diego Press Club with several Excellence in Journalism Awards.
  • Leader in the travel community. Vice chairman/public relations for International Federation of Women’s Travel Organizations, president of San Diego Women in Travel, board member of San Diego PATA (Pacific Asia Travel Association), unofficial photographer for San Diego ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents). Received a CTC (Certified Travel Counselor) designation, an advanced travel industry certification awarded after completing a 3- to 5-year study program.
  • Travel specialties include golf, spas, soft adventure, health and wellness, hiking, shopping, food and beverage, and upscale travel.
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