freelance journalist  Cynthia Barnes
Cynthia  Barnes is a freelance writer and editor whose work appears in National Geographic, the Denver Post, Windstar Sophisticate, Slate, Salon, Continental, Newsweek, Karma, Global Traveler and more. She writes about food, travel, culture and any subject that strikes her fancy and supports her felines. A graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, Cynthia has reported from Bangkok, Baghdad and Boulder, Colorado. Her travel memoir Blue: Wanders from Arkansas to Timbuktu will be finished any day now. Seriously.