Cacinda Maloney

Member Since:
Jul 2014

Dr. Cacinda Maloney of is a travel writer, blogger, photographer and social media influencer who has traveled the world every six weeks of her life for over 20 years. She now travels even more than that! Having been to 47 countries in 2016, 18 countries in 2015, and 17 countries in 2014, she is considered a travel expert, whose opinion is often sought after. She is also a brand ambassador for Travelocity, recently hired to create travel content. She is also a brand ambassador for Findery (a travel application), Club Carlson, and Rocky Mountaineer. She has been published on MSN Travel, Yahoo Travel, Huffington Post, FlipBoard Magazine, Expedia, TripAdvisor, Travelocity, The Clever Root, and Italy Magazine. She has worked on campaigns with Rocky Mountaineer, Club Carlson, Marriott, Travelocity, and Findery. She has worked with well over 50+ tourism boards worldwide. She has also worked with hundreds of independent hotels, resorts, restaurants, spas, dive centers and tour companies. Her niche is soft adventure, culture, and smart luxury travel. She loves to tell a story and she tells stories about the people she meets along the way, as well as amazing places to go in the world. She is full of inspiration. She is also a scuba diver with over 150 dives worldwide, is Phoenix, Arizona USA-based, but maintains an apartment in Santiago, Chile. She is also a member of the Professional Travel Bloggers Association (PTBA) and the International Travel Writers Alliance. She was recognized at National Geographic Traveller's Blog of the month for Dec 2014 and the blog of the week by ITALY MAGAZINE in Dec 2014. 

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Published Articles (59)

7 Things To Do in Texas Other Than The Alamo

Come along with Dr. Cacinda Maloney as she explores her home state of Texas and find 7 thigs to do in Texas other than the Alamo.

Snowshoeing Through Glacier National Park, Montana

Come along with me as snowshoe for the very first time in Glacier National Park, Montana. It is so much easier than you think it will be! And the views […]

Portrait of Southern France: Viking Tours

Glide along with me as I show you the Rhone and Saone River where the majestic city of Lyon was built in 43 BC with Viking River Cruises.

The Galapagos Islands: An Archipelago Like No Other Place On Earth

Have you ever thought about why the Galapagos Islands are like no other place on earth? Come along with me as I explain a few of the reasons why.

Phoenix Like A Local (Single or Otherwise)

How can you fit into the local scene and do what Phoenicians do? Let us count the ways. Travelocity has partnered with Dr. Cacinda Maloney of Points and Travel as […]

The Galapagos Islands: Birds of a Feather

Come along with me to THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS, where I introduce you to the fascinating birds I was able to observe.

Grand Velas: Raising the Bar on All-Inclusives

Never want to stay in an all-inclusive again? I can change your mind, as I tell you about one of the most amazing all-inclusives in the Riviera Maya, Mexico I […]

7 Best Family Getaways in America

Travel writer, photographer and social media influencer Dr. Cacinda Maloney takes us on a journey through the United States of America and picks 7 amazing getaways for you and your […]

Behind the Scenes – Cancun Xcaret’s Espectacular

Learn the history of Mexico in the fascinating and world class environment of Cancun Xcaret’s Espectacular, a show that will amazing and astonish you! It is literally the best show […]

Santa Fe Plaza: Where Cultures Collide

Santa Fe Plaza is a historic landmark, but more than that, it is the heart of Santa Fe where the Spanish, Native American and Mexican cultures collide.

New Orleans: Jazz, Weddings and Funerals

Oh when the saints, go marching in…New Orleans: jazz, weddings and funerals is what it is all about in this fun town and don’t forget the New Orleans cemetery!

What to do in Missoula, Montana

Traveling to Missoula, Montana will be the next trip you will want to take after hearing about the fun things to do in Missoula, Montana.

Xel-Ha, Land Where The Water Is Born

Float along with me in the mangroves of Xel-Ha and relax your cares away. For adrenalin junkies there is plenty to do as well as you explore Mexico’s natural adventure […]

Best Places To Visit In The World in 2016

Come along with Dr. Cacinda Maloney as she explores the Best Places to Visit in the World for 2016. It’s a big world and she has chosen a few destinations […]

Train Travel – My Ride On The Rocky Mountaineer

Train travel is one of the best ways to see areas of the world that cars cannot go. Come along with me on my journey across Canada on the Rocky […]

Old City Jerusalem, Israel and the Dance of Death

Come wander with me through Old City Jerusalem Israel and try to understand the conflict in this region of the world.

Postcards to a Little Boy – Holocaust Museum

Go inside the Israel Museum for a visit to the Holocaust Memorial for an experience you will not soon forget.

Memories of Santorini Island

Come along with me down memory lane from one lava rock to an island full of them: Santorini island.

Finding a Flea Market in the South of France

Stumbling upon a flea market in the South of France was one of the best things I came across while vacationing there! If you are like me, vintage is king! […]

A True Book Lover’s Hotel in Zurich

Come enjoy a massive book collection, in an amazing space in Zurich.

Savannah – Love At First Sight

At first light, I have her all to myself, aside from one lone jogger and a trash collector. I start to feel the lure of Savannah, Georgia, that sweet sickness […]

A Toast to the Champagne Houses of France

Come with me on a journey through France’s Champagne region, from Reims and Epernay to quaint villages throughout the Champagne region.

9 Reasons Why You Should Visit The Galapagos Islands Before Its’ Too Late

I know more than 9 reasons, but these are the best reasons to visit the Galapagos Islands now.

What it is really like on an Ecoventura Yacht in the Galapagos

Come along with me as I explore the Galapagos islands on a yacht and tell you what it is really like on an Ecoventura yacht in the Galapagos.

“Wild on the Water” Carnival Raft Race in Schramberg, Germany

Join me as I surf on the wild waters of Carnival in Schramberg, Germany. It is one of the many crazy things you can do in this Black Forest village.

Champagne France and Its Tiny Bubbles

Come with Dr. Cacinda Maloney as she explores the champagne houses and cellars of some of the most famous champagne houses in Champagne, France and the region.

Exploring the Champagne Houses in Reims and Enjoying the Good Life!

Come along with me as I explore the quaint town of Reims, France and enjoy the good life!

Top 10 Things To Do In Jordan

Looking to find out what to do in Jordan? Come along on an adventure with Dr. Cacinda Maloney as she explores ancient lands and introduce you to the top things […]

Guide To Celebrating Carnival In Schramberg, Germany

Come along with Dr. Cacinda Maloney as she encounters creatures at Carnival! She created a guide to celebrating Carnival in Schramberg, Germany so that you can celebrate too! Carnival is […]

Carnival – Enchanting Creatures Lurking in the Black Forest Part 2

The story continues as I explore the history and culture of the Black Forest, Germany’s carnival.

Carnival – Enchanting Creatures Lurking in the Black Forest

I explored Carnival’s Black Forest, Germany and encounter some enchanting creatures who have been lurking there for centuries. Come learn the fascinating history and culture of this region.

Through The Eyes of a Galapagos Gringa

Urban legends surround the little island of Baltra about the Galapagos Gringa. Come along with me as I tell you the tales of this myth and why it spooked me!

An Ancient City in Sri Lanka – Sigiriya

Come along with me as I explore an ancient city in Sri Lanka: Sigiriya. It has a scandalous story from the 5th century I want to tell you about!

Sounds from the Black Forest, Germany

Do you hear it? Cuckoo, cuckoo, cuckoo… Sounds from the Black Forest, Germany are awaiting you as you visit the cuckoo clock makers in the land of the Brothers Grimm.

Germany’s Black Forest Traditional Bollenhut Hat

Have you ever seen the Black Forest, Germany’s traditional Bollenhut hat? It is quite cute! Let’s find out its history and why it is so loved here.

Four Seasons – Deep in the Heart of Arizona

Four Seasons Scottsdale – “Deep in the Heart” is where I dive into what makes this amazing desert oasis stand out amongst the many resorts that are in the state […]

Poconos Mountains in the Fall: The Perfect Place to be

Nestled in the Northwest Pocono Mountain Lake region lies Hawley, PA and it is the perfect place to be to watch the fall leaves in the Fall!

What To Do in Telluride – A Winter\’s Tale

Looking for what to do in Telluride, CO? Come along with me as I explore the downtown area and the mountain village with my family. There is something for everyone, […]

Swanky Library Hotel in Zurich

Have you ever been to a Swanky Library Hotel? This is one not to miss, with its 55,000 library books to its rooftop spa with amazing city views of Zurich, […]

10 Things to Do in Amsterdam

Here is a list of 10 things to do in Amsterdam while you are there, ranging from museums to the red light district, there is something for everyone.

What are Viking River Cruises Like?

I explain “What are Viking River Cruises like?” from the very beginning to the excursions. Their emphasis on history, culture and cuisine is impeccable.

The Charming Side of St. Augustine, FL

Come along with me as I show you the charming side of ST. Augustine, FL. There is a beautiful area of St Augustine FL you do not want to miss!

Florida Roadside Attractions: The “Kitchy” side of St. Augustine

Explore Florida roadside attractions in St. Augustine and visit this charming oldest city in America and celebrate its 450 anniversary.


I had a few days to explore the city of Savannah, GA and with every step there were cobble-stoned streets, parks, fountains, spanish moss and town squares.


There are amazing Elephant Safaris in Sri Lanka and I went on the ride of my life as I barreled down muddy trails in jeeps to find the wild Asian […]

Maldives – Paradise on Earth

I finally found it! Paradise on Earth, in the Maldives.


Come along with me as I tour the mythical bliss of the Maldive islands and let you know that it is true beyond belief.


What to bring? What to leave home. Here is a list for a ski week in Telluride, but really it could be for any American ski town.


Come along with me as I enter the Black Forest to search for the Christmas Markets and taste a bit of black forest cake!


Glide down the Rhine River with Viking River Cruises to visit the european Christmas markets in December.


I loved the Basel, Switzerland Christmas Markets and since it was my very first one, I had no idea how good it was, until after visiting a few others. It […]


Come experience the magic that is Strasbourg, France at Christmas time. I hope you love it as much as I do! The people, the cathedral the markets are all so […]

Italy And Its Liquid Gold – ITALY MAGAZINE

Come along with me as I venture into the world of professional olive oil tasting at Montestigliano, in the Tuscany region of Italy.

Christmas Market Cruise – A Dream Come True

Cruise along with me down the Rhine River through Switzerland, France, Germany and the Netherlands in search of the famous European Christmas Markets

Georgia’s Golden Oldies – St. Simons Island

Georgia’s Golden Isles, particularly St. Simons Island, is a great getaway for people who need to relax and get into island mode fast. It is a quaint little island with […]

24 Hours in Colombo, Sri Lanka

That time I went on a dodgy bar tour in Sri Lanka, to learn about the history of its people, the place and of course, learn about the traditional drink […]

Wine Me, Dine Me and Spa – Hyatt Scottsdale, AZ

Come along with me as I get wined and dined and spa’d out at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa in Arizona. You won’t be disappointed.

Gateway to the Pocono Mountains – Jim Thorpe, PA

I just love this small town of Jim Thorpe, the beauty, the history, the charm. Do not miss the gateway to the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania.

Native American Wisdom – Sheraton Wild Horse Pass – Phoenix, AZ

Come and explore the ancient lands of the desert landscape while relaxing at the pool and helping the Gila River Indian Community.