About Cynthia Cunniff

Cynthia Cunniff’s writing background spans magazine editorial, travel blogging, marketing and PR. She’s a graduate of the creative writing program at CSU Long Beach and went on to UCLA to further her writing skills. Growing up as a military dependent, she lived in several foreign countries and areas of the US. Post college she returned to international living and resided in London for close to a decade, where she took advantage of proximity to the rest of Europe and traveled extensively. She currently lives in the beautiful South Bay of Los Angeles, and can be found on Twitter and Instagram @localpathworld.

Iberia with Insight, Part 3: Seville, Spain

Oranges in Seville autumn

This is the third in a three-part series about Cynthia Cunniff’s tour through Portugal and Southern Spain with Insight Vacations. Check out the first story, on Lisbon, here and the second, on Évora, Portugal, here. Cynthia, on Insight Vacations: “My trip through Iberia can planned on your own, but I highly advise looking into Insight Vacations if you want to […]

Iberia with Insight, Part 2: Évora, Portugal

Évora town square

This is the second in a three-part series about Cynthia Cunniff’s tour through Portugal and Southern Spain with Insight Vacations. Check out the first story, on Lisbon, here. Cynthia, on Insight Vacations: “My trip through Iberia can planned on your own, but I highly advise looking into Insight Vacations if you want to take the biggest, most robust […]

Iberia with Insight, Part 1: 24 Hours in Lisbon, Portugal

Our Lady of Bethlehem, in Lisbon

This is the first in a three-part series about Cynthia Cunniff’s tour through Portugal and Southern Spain with Insight Vacations. Check out the second story, on Évora, Portugal, here. Cynthia, on Insight Vacations: “My trip through Iberia can planned on your own, but I highly advise looking into Insight Vacations if you want to take the biggest, most […]

Mayhem for All Ages at Universal Studios Hollywood

Hangin' with the Minions

I was recently asked to cover the new Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride at Universal Studios Hollywood. With my nine-year-old daughter in tow, I set off for a day of film-inspired magic and that’s what I got. The new ride fits right into the movie-enchantment precedent set by Universal Studios—putting the rider smack in the […]

15 Reasons to Stay in Long Beach When Visiting Southern California

Aquarium of the Pacific

Approximately 22 miles south of downtown Los Angeles, Long Beach, CA has spent a lot of time in LA’s shadow—but it has a whole lot to offer in its own right. Here are 15 reasons to stay in Long Beach—instead of LA proper—on your next visit to the area: 1. Long Beach has its own airport and is […]

Off-Season Week in Bohemia, Part 5 — Wachau Valley, Austria

Vineyards of Domäne Wachau

This is the fifth and final installment in a five-part series following JohnnyJet.com writer Cynthia Cunniff through her experience of touring Bohemia with Insight Vacations. Check out Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4—and thanks for reading! On the road from Cesky Krumlov to Vienna, we made our way through the rolling greens of […]

Off-Season Week in Bohemia, Part 4 — Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

Fountain at town center of Cesky Krumlov

This is the fourth installment in a five-part series following JohnnyJet.com writer Cynthia Cunniff through her experience of touring Bohemia with Insight Vacations. Check out Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3, and then stay tuned for Part 5 tomorrow. If you’re in the Czech Republic, Cesky Krumlov is a must-do town. I’m grateful Insight Vacations had this magical UNESCO World Heritage site on […]

Off-Season Week in Bohemia, Part 3 — Prague, Czech Republic

Scarves, hats and undies in Prague

This is the third installment in a five-part series following JohnnyJet.com writer Cynthia Cunniff through her experience of touring Bohemia with Insight Vacations. Check out Part 1 and Part 2, and then stay tuned for Part 4 on Monday, June 30. I can’t think of a better way to start a visit to Prague than being taken straight from the airport to […]