Cynthia Dial is the author of non-fiction book entitled Teach Yourself Travel Writing, which is published by Hodder Headline Plc., London, England, and has worldwide distribution. U.S. distributor is McGraw-Hill Companies. Book is in its second printing. Freelance travel writer/photographer. Outlets include national and international newspapers and magazines such as TIME Asia, TIME Europe, Shape, Fit, Fit Yoga, Radisson International’s Voyageur, the exclusive regional (Southern California’s Orange County) Orange Coast, the Wellness File and author of a monthly column, Shopping Trips for the Toronto Star newspaper (Canada’s largest daily). Contributing editor for Imagine Travel, the e-zine for www.tnnworld.com. Columnist and contributor to World Golfer and Travelling Golfer, U.K. magazines. Contributing editor for Coastal Communications (Corporate & Incentive Travel, Insurance Meetings Management and Insurance Meetings & Incentives magazines) from 1993 to 2001. Responsibility included approximately 24 annual travel-related articles. Former San Diego correspondent for TravelAge West magazine, the unofficial “bible” to the nation’s travel agents.