Wednesday, June 5, 2019
A former Longhorn, Cynthia earned a BA in English and a communications MA from UT. By day, she works for a digital ad agency, writing in her free time and moonlighting as a bass player in a cover band.
She is always looking for her next story and loves exploring places off the beaten path. Below are a few of her most recently published articles.
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Magazines | Austin Monthly - 101 Fun Things, June 2019 | https://www.austinmonthly.com/AM/June-2019/101-Fun-Things-To-Do-In-Austin-This-Summer/
Pack a swimsuit, grab some sunscreen and get ready to have the best summer ever. Here's our annual list of new and classic activities to try in Austin this summer.
Posted by Cyn at 8:58 AM
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Magazines | Austin Monthly - 101 Fun Things for 2018 | http://www.austinmonthly.com/AM/June-2018/101-Fun-Things-to-Do-This-Summer-in-Austin/
Posted by Cyn at 4:30 PM
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Magazines | Austin Monthly - 101 Fun Things for 2017 | http://www.austinmonthly.com/AM/June-2017/101-Fun-Things-to-Do-This-Summer-in-Austin/
There's always classics like diving into Barton Springs, live music at Blues on the Green, or cheering on the Round Rock Express. But here's more...
Posted by Cyn at 3:50 PM
Sunday, June 5, 2016
Magazines | Austin Monthly - 101+ Fun Things for 2016 | http://www.austinmonthly.com/AM/May-2016/101-Fun-Things-to-do-this-Summer/
Summer is truly the most wonderful time of the year. Every year we present more than 100 ideas to make your list of fun things bigger and better.
Posted by Cyn at 8:18 PM
Friday, April 22, 2016
Blogs | World Nomads - Insider's Guide to 6 of the Coolest Cities in America | https://www.worldnomads.com/Media/Default/SafetyGuides/usacityguide/WorldNomads-USA-City-Guide.pdf
Get tips on what to do, see, eat and where to go from World Nomad “insiders” who live and love these 6 cities: Austin, Seattle, Portland, New York, Los Angeles & San Francisco.
Friday, April 1, 2016
The summer issue covered Austin flagmakers, Wild Standard, James Turrell's Skyspace art installation and the new, sweetly inspired honeybee-themed restaurant, Apiary.
Posted by Cyn at 11:33 AM
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Blogs | World Nomads - Insider's Guide: Traveling to Austin | https://www.worldnomads.com/travel-safety/united-states/is-austin-safe
With 228 sunny days a year on average, basking in the sun while listening to live music and sipping craft beer is perhaps the quintessential Austin experience...
Posted by Cyn at 1:12 PM
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Taking a cruise with Austin Biplane proves the only logical answer to Austin's traffic problem is flying. Here's some video of my aerobatic experience in this open cockpit plane.
Posted by Cyn at 7:53 PM
Blogs | World Nomads - The Farthest Away Mountain | https://journals.worldnomads.com/nomadcindy/story/133148/Canada/The-Farthest-Away-Mountain
Here is a travel writing piece on a trip to Calgary, where a bout of the flu had me caught somewhere between a fog and a fairytale on the slopes of Banff National Park.
Posted by Cyn at 5:30 PM
Newspaper | The Daily Texan - Canoeing Big Bend | https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7ehtikh_zOXcHRiNXBTcVZ1cVE/view?usp=sharing
One Spring Break, I trekked 83 miles down the Rio Grande in a canoe. The University of Texas' RecSports department offered an eight-day trip canoeing the Lower Canyons of Big Bend.
Starting in Mexico, our group of paddlers headed down the river...
Starting in Mexico, our group of paddlers headed down the river...
Posted by Cyn at 2:06 PM
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Magazines | Austin Monthly - 115 Fun Things for 2015 | http://www.austinmonthly.com/AM/May-2015/115-Fun-Things-to-do-this-Summer/
When it comes to summertime in sunny Austin, there are always two main objectives: stay cool and have fun...
Posted by Cyn at 11:30 AM
Posted by Cyn at 11:01 AM
Newspaper | The Daily Texan - Big Red Sun Nursery | https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7ehtikh_zOXNEpQSFUtelhSUkE/view?usp=sharing
Opened by a husband and wife duo, Big Red Sun is a full-service architectural and environmentally conscious design firm in East Austin.
Posted by Cyn at 10:40 AM
Newspaper | The Daily Texan - Downtown Art Night | https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7ehtikh_zOXUTQ1LXo4UjFfMEU/view?usp=sharing
Posted by Cyn at 10:27 AM
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Blogs | World Nomads - Cypress Valley Canopy Tours | https://journals.worldnomads.com/nomadcindy/story/29730/USA/Cypress-Valley-Canopy-Tours
It was exploring the cypress trees in Spicewood, Texas at Cypress Valley Canopy Tours where I learned to fly. CVCT is open March through November.
Posted by Cyn at 2:45 PM
Try living Pura Vida. Escape it all to go to a surf/yoga retreat in Mal Pais and catch crystal waves in Costa Rica...
Monday, February 15, 2016
Magazines | Eidé Form & Function issue | https://issuu.com/eidemagazine/docs/eide_formandfunction_2015web/153
This spread highlights the free SXSJ music fest, brunch at Odd Duck, floatation therapy, Austin Eastciders and foodie video app, Tastemade.
Blogs | Austinist - Snapshots: Art Night Austin Under the Moon [Art Review] | http://austinist.com/2010/03/04/art_night_austin_art_review.php
A full moon lit up the Austin skyline as Art Night got underway last Saturday. Art lovers in purple wristbands whet their appetites with delicious food and drink as they trekked across town from gallery to gallery...
Blogs | Austinist - Prepare Your TPS Reports: Reclaimed Office at Dougherty Arts Center [Art Review] | http://austinist.com/2010/03/23/reclaimed_office_art_preview.php
Featuring fresh interpretations of humdrum office materials, Reclaimed Office is a must-see for anyone who has ever worked a desk job in a gray cubicle.
Blogs | Austinist - Likely Stories: Fables at Austin Art Garage [Art Review] | http://austinist.com/2010/04/14/seeing_stories_fables_at_austin_art.php
Austin Art Garage recently debuted local artist Graham Francoise’s newest work in their freshly expanded exhibit space. Featuring whimsical characters that seem to have stepped right off the pages of a book...
Posted by Cyn at 3:27 PM
Magazines | Eidé Travel - 2 Tales, 1 City | http://issuu.com/eidemagazine/docs/thediscoveryissueweb/76
Here's a special travel piece about a trip to the Big Easy. Along with another writer, I share my experiences of a long weekend in New Orleans.
Posted by Cyn at 1:47 PM
Sunday, February 14, 2016
Magazines | Austin Monthly - 2014: 114 Fun Things | http://www.austinmonthly.com/AM/May-2014/Features/114-Fun-Things-to-do-This-Summer/
In a city as vibrant and active as Austin, there’s simply no excuse to be bored in the summertime. Locals know the essential warm-weather diversions, from tubing down the Comal and Guadalupe rivers and slurping an icy snow cone...
Posted by Cyn at 11:31 AM
Saturday, February 13, 2016
Magazines | Austin Monthly - Nature Calls | http://www.austinmonthly.com/AM/September-2013/Nature-Calls/
Austin may be the 11th largest city in the U.S., but there are still plenty of parks, trails, swimming holes and other places to soak in the great outdoors.
Posted by Cyn at 11:46 AM
Friday, February 12, 2016
Magazines | Austin Monthly - 2013: 113 Fun Things | http://www.austinmonthly.com/AM/May-2013/113-Fun-Things-to-do-in-the-Summer/
Nothing beats living in a city filled to the brim with cool places to go and exciting activities to try. But it’s easy to fall into a rut of relying on your old standbys. Find a list of 113 summer must-dos here, with 56 new activities to try...
Posted by Cyn at 11:48 AM
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Magazines | Austin Monthly - Urban Paradise | http://www.austinmonthly.com/AM/August-2012/Urban-Paradise/
Whether you’re a young professional, doting parent, UT student or empty nester, Austin’s booming downtown area has something for everyone. Explore these 8 dynamic districts in the heart of downtown...
Posted by Cyn at 3:43 PM
Magazines | Austin Monthly - Best and Worst | http://www.austinmonthly.com/AM/January-2013/Best-Worst-2012/
From an inaugural Formula 1 race, the approval of two weekends of ACL Music Fest and the deaths of local fixtures Leslie Cochran and Darrell K Royal, here’s a look back at 2012.
Posted by Cyn at 11:52 AM
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Magazines | Austin Monthly - 2012: 112 Fun Things | https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7ehtikh_zOXdHlVelBkTHBWdGM/view?usp=sharing
While summer standards include swimming in the always-refreshing Barton Springs Pool, seeing the bats fly out from under the Congress Avenue Bridge and movies at Alamo Drafthouse, we compiled over a hundred other fun activities to try...including hula hooping.
Posted by Cyn at 3:53 PM
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Magazines | Austin Monthly - Best & Worst of the Year | https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7ehtikh_zOXSDNoREpOcXI3RVU/view?usp=sharing
We saw it all in 2011: a record-breaking, sweltering heat wave, the harsh, never-ending drought and the utterly devastating wildfires. And don’t forget the weirder events, from a meat-stealing ring to an escaped bison.
Posted by Cyn at 4:00 PM
Monday, February 8, 2016
Magazines | Austin Monthly - Clean Sweep | https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7ehtikh_zOXdEpUVHNCTHl3b3M/view?usp=sharing
Posted by Cyn at 4:10 PM
Sunday, February 7, 2016
Magazines | Austin Monthly - Best & Worst of the year | https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7ehtikh_zOXMFY4bk81akdqdEk/view?usp=sharing
Posted by Cyn at 4:23 PM
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Magazines | Austin Woman - A Streetcar Named Stella | https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7ehtikh_zOXbkV4OHlnMWJnQTA/view?usp=sharing
This airstream turned mobile arts studio & boutique is home base for four crafty Etsy Austin ladies.
Posted by Cyn at 2:07 PM
Monday, March 1, 2010
Magazines | Austin Woman - Where The Heart Is | https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7ehtikh_zOXWHhpUGpzZTVJME0/view?usp=sharing
Posted by Cyn at 2:46 PM
Friday, January 1, 2010
Magazines | Rare - Find Your Inner Chi | https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7ehtikh_zOXTk5hTE5LM29lUTA/view?usp=sharing
Feng shui is as elusive as its literal translation from Chinese: wind-water. But Feng Shui Places can help take your interior design flow in the right direction.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Posted by Cyn at 10:47 AM