About Cacinda Maloney

A value-luxury adventure traveler at heart, Dr. Cacinda Maloney shares her experiences as someone who has traveled every six weeks of her life for the last 20 plus years. Being a travel writer, blogger and social media influencer, she now travels more than that! She is Phoenix, Arizona based, but maintains an apartment in Santiago, Chile. She is a member of the Professional Travel Bloggers Association (PTBA), Media Kitty and the International Food, Wine and Travelers Association (IFWTWA). Follow her on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

50 Travel-Related Road Trip Questions

Going on a road trip is sure to be memorable for everyone involved. It is a great way to discover familiar places either with a large group of people or just a few. While most road trips are taken with the intent of visiting family and friends, many choose road trips for vacation purposes. If I am being completely honest, the best part about a

2020-07-04T08:58:58-07:00

One Day Lisbon Itinerary, Portugal

Photo by Marco Santos Gorgeous and sunny Lisbon is renowned for its beautifully tiled buildings, sunny weather, incredible food, and not-to-forget the warm and extremely hospitable Portuguese locals who will always welcome you in with a smile. It is this charm and allure that has attracted so many visitors who all instantly fall in love with the city and its personality. But, if

2020-07-02T10:27:48-07:00

14 Fun Things to do in Park City

Park City is an Easy Ski Destination Park City, Utah, located about 32 miles from Salt Lake City, is known for its excellent ski resorts, primarily Park City, Deer Valley, and Woodward Park City. It also hosts a very popular and annual Sundance Film Festival, I am sure you must have heard about it? Remember Robert Redford? He happens upon this beautiful part of Provo Canyon,

2020-07-02T22:21:35-07:00

9 Little Known Facts About Savannah (Georgia)

Savannah is by far one of my favorite cities in the USA. With just one visit, I fell madly in love with the romantic side of Savannah. It was love at first sight. At visit number two, I was hooked and couldn’t wait to return. For some reason, I just vibed with the city. It is hard to explain. But by my third visit, I

2020-07-02T22:40:12-07:00

The Ultimate Bucket List for Families

Over the last few weeks, I was looking through and editing old photographs when I started thinking about our bucket list for families that I made. When I was in college, my friends and I used to watch a television show about these families that were traveling around the world. They were marking things off their bucket list as they voted within the family to

2020-07-03T15:37:45-07:00

Customizable Luggage called ROAM

When I found out that the creators of the TUMI brand, the former CEO Charlie Clifford and Larry Lein and the former executive vice president were behind ROAM luggage, I was ecstatic! This exciting new customizable luggage brand ROAM has the same styling and durability that the TUMI brand has long been known for. It is a beautiful, luxury, high-quality, durable luggage and I knew

2020-07-01T07:54:47-07:00

The Hermitage’s Treasures in St. Petersburg, Russia

The Hermitage's Treasures in St Petersburg The State Hermitage Museum is full of art and culture in Saint Petersburg, Russia. It is the second-largest art museum in the world containing over 3 million piece of art! And it is a MUST VISIT anytime you find yourself in St. Petersburg, Russia. It was founded by the Empress Catherine the Great in 1764 when she acquired an

2020-06-27T11:32:20-07:00

Curb Your Appetite with Cuban Appetizers

Nestled in the northern part of the Caribbean lies the beautiful country of Cuba. Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean and has a population of over 11 million people. Cuba has been inhabited since the 4th century and although many things have changed over the years, some Cuban traditions have remained constant. And one of these is its Cuban appetizers and snacks. Throughout

2020-06-26T01:00:28-07:00

What to Sip as You Savor Japan

I've always felt that Japanese drinks should get more attention. The country's cuisine, after all, is among the most celebrated in the world—shouldn't its beverages follow suit? Over the next few paragraphs, I'll highlight some of my go-to drinks in Japan. Although many of these will be familiar to you, others might seem surprising or even strange. Just as many people have limited exposure to Japanese

2020-06-25T10:26:45-07:00

My Packing List For A Road Trip

When people hear the word “Road Trip”, they either jump up for joy or dread hearing those words. To be honest, going on any trip is always a blast, but it is especially fun when you are going on a road trip! So pack your bags, we are going on a road trip! A huge plus of a road trip is that you can organize

2020-06-22T15:23:37-07:00

Things to do in Antigua Guatemala

Antigua Guatemala, the “land of eternal spring” is one of Guatemala's most popular iconic cities. It is culturally rich and filled with Spanish Baroque architecture and decaying colonial cathedrals. It is literally a museum of Spanish Colonial history. The vibe of this city comes to life with its vibrant color palettes and bustling markets and cafes. As I walk the patchwork of concrete, stone, and

2020-07-01T21:48:17-07:00

Famous Landmarks in Mexico You Must Visit!

The rich Mexican culture has empowered UNESCO to name at least 35 Mexican landmarks as 'World Heritage Sites'. There are 27 cultural sites, 6 natural sites, and 2 mixed sites (geography with the architecture mixed in) according to UNESCO. Scores of ancient civilizations such as the Aztec, Inca, Mayan, Olmec, and Zapotec have contributed to the modern ways of traditional Mexican life. According to archeologists,

2020-07-01T21:43:40-07:00

Ultimate Broken Bow OKLAHOMA Guide

Broken Bow is a cozy and delightful little town in southeast Oklahoma. The most recent census I found online for 2010 resulted in a population of only 4,230. It has been 10 years since this census, so it's safe to say these numbers have increased for the better. This quaint town holds a mixed-race community, with a large number of Native Americans from the Choctaw

2020-07-04T10:57:08-07:00

Things to do in Amarillo Texas!

There are more things to do in Amarillo Texas than you could have imagined. I should know… I am from the area. But when I went back to Amarillo and experienced a few of the things to do in Amarillo, TX, I was pleasantly surprised! Amarillo is very near to my hometown of Pampa, Texas. Honestly, I loved how much fun I had upon my

2020-07-03T12:06:50-07:00

The Best Egypt Landmarks of All Time

pThe Arab Republic of Egypt is one of the largely populated countries in North Africa. More than 100 million people live in this historical country. According to historians, the earliest inhabitants of Egypt were from 3200 BC. The first official pharaoh of Egypt was King Menes, who ruled for 60 years starting in 3150 BC. Ancient Egyptians were highly successful and intelligent people who used

2020-07-01T21:29:32-07:00

The Ultimate Guide to Lederhosen!

  The Ultimate Guide to Lederhosen Contrary to popular belief, Oktoberfest celebrates the Bavarian culture, not necessarily that of Germany as a whole. All of the beer consumed at Oktoberfest is exclusively made in Munich, to further celebrate the Bavarian culture. During the early years of this festival, lederhosen outfits were worn, yet no alcohol was served. Which is unlike the tons of beer consumed

2020-07-01T21:51:24-07:00

Unforgettable Things to do in Guatemala

✦ Things to do in Guatemala There are many attractions in Guatemala. Guatemala tourism can range from picturesque Lake Atitlan to steaming volcanoes, Mayan ruins, Mayan towns deep in the mountains, as well as world-class marlin fishing and a picture-perfect colonial town known as Antigua. But it is more than that, from jungles to ancient traditions that are still intact from long before the days

2020-06-21T15:01:17-07:00

Scrumptious Cuban Pastries to Savor!

I would say, the best time of year to visit Cuba is between December and March. During this time, you can experience pleasant weather, fewer crowds, and avoid the long lines at the Cuban pastry shops! Speaking of pastry shops, have you ever tried a Cuban pastelitos? I hope your answer is yes! But if not then you must rectify this problem as soon as

2020-07-01T21:54:27-07:00

Best East Texas Lakes

There is no denying that the state of Texas is enormous. Although one could probably divide Texas into several smaller states, its main division lies between the East and West right down the middle of the state. I am from the Panhandle of Texas near Amarillo and have enjoyed many a summer day at the lake. In Texas, we love to go to the lake, since

2020-07-03T15:57:28-07:00

10 Must-Try Jamaican Drinks

Since I had a chance to lure you guys in with my Jamaican desserts and pastries article, I guess by now I should let you in on a little secret about Jamaican Drinks. And that is that they are proud producers of some of the most amazing and tastiest drinks in the world. Jamaica is famous for a few things, and some of those are

2020-06-10T07:47:50-07:00

Branch – A Great Time to Switch Car Insurance

These are some precarious times that we are living in. Honestly, I have never seen our world in such a state of disarray. But COVID-19, the death of another black man and police officer, and now riots that are filling our USA cities with angst and worry, I try to stay diligent to my sense of a balanced life. I go about my daily routines.

2020-06-06T20:41:38-07:00

Savannah GA: Guide to the Best Things To Do

✦ The Ultimate Guide to Savannah GA ✦ Get yourself into that Southern mood, the sweet sickness that is Savannah's lure. I call it le mal doux, which is French for "the sweet sickness". How?  You ask? Try reading (or see the movie) Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil before you take on the task of visiting Savannah attractions and finding things to do in

2020-07-02T11:27:59-07:00

Sicilian Desserts – Only the Best!

Sicilians love their healthy and locally-grown foods such as apricots, artichokes, olives, and beans. Some of the most notable savory foods include arancini (rice balls), pecorino cheese, and stuffed eggplant. Yet aside from the yummy savory foods they have, Sicily has some of the most delicious Sicilian desserts in all of Europe. The world-famous cannoli and torta di ricotta (ricotta cake) are indispensable sweets that

2020-06-04T13:34:44-07:00

10 Awesome Things to Do in Amsterdam, Plus Places to Stay!

From its world-class art museums to its floating flower markets, the city of Amsterdam is reinventing itself from its hedonistic side to now focusing on its rich artistic heritage. Culturally, it’s one of Europe’s most diverse and eclectic destinations. With its fascinating history that spans seven centuries, today it is a charming mix of shopping, museums, coffee houses, restaurants, and flower markets. I put together

2020-06-06T14:47:23-07:00

Geography Trivia Questions You Have Always Wanted to Know

Most people think that it's really hard to distinguish one geography term from another, such as the difference between a gulf and a bay, or a jungle and a forest? Or what is an ice volcano? Here you can find out how much you really know about the earth’s diverse atmosphere. Geography is categorized into two different branches: physical and human geography. In this compelling

2020-06-03T08:22:20-07:00

“Utah’s Mighty 5”- TOP National Parks

When it comes to National Parks in the USA, the United States sure has some iconic ones known around the world. From Yosemite to Yellowstone to Glacier and the Grand Canyon, the National Parks Service recognizes some of America's most stunning landscapes in its 62 national parks. But I have to confess, I think Utah's national parks are some of the best in the National

2020-06-30T12:22:28-07:00

Things to do in ATHENS Ohio

The charming city of Athens, in Southeast Ohio offers plenty of interesting and fun things to do for those living here. Athens offers a great work-life balance with a low cost of living, having been made up of a patchwork of close-knit communities with endless outdoor recreation options, a booming local food economy, and a thriving art and music scene. But what does it offer

2020-05-28T11:19:20-07:00

Cuban Drinks & Cigars

  Cuba has the largest population in the Caribbean, topping off at over 11 million people. It is well known for many things such as its genre of music and dancing (mostly from its European and African origins), its famous cigars, and the Cuban cocktail of rum, coke, and lemon/lime, known as the Cuba Libre. Cuba’s deep-rooted love for music and dancing is a great

2020-06-25T15:21:49-07:00

Greek Breads – Absolutely Delicious!

As part of the global population, I would love to thank the Greek nation for gifting the world with many wonderful attributes. The Greeks gave the world the first theater, the Olympic games, and great philosophers such as Democritus, Pythagoras, Plato, and Socrates. Thanks to the Greeks, we have different literary forms, philosophy, democracy, architectural beauties and not to mention their great Greek desserts along

2020-07-03T15:50:25-07:00

Season Your Life with These Cuban Spices!

In my mind, all you need for some tasty Cuban dishes is the right seasoning, a good piece of meat, and some rice. As Cuban cuisine is the perfect mix of Spanish, Portuguese, French, Caribbean, African, and Asian cuisines and spices from drifters and settlers who came to Cuba during the early Caribbean slave trade. Today, Cubans tend to mix several fresh local ingredients with

2020-05-26T21:03:52-07:00

Galapagos Scuba Diving at its Finest Hour!

Photo by Gillian Marsh Photo by Gillian Marsh That moment that I got invited to go to Galapagos scuba diving by the live-aboard Galapagos Sky is solidly ingrained in my mind. Honestly, I was ecstatic, scared, and overjoyed all at the same time. I had dreams of Galapagos scuba diving pretty much as soon as I was able to learn how to dive.

2020-07-02T08:36:22-07:00

Ruidoso NM: 15+ Fun Things to Do

Ruidoso New Mexico is a great escape for outdoor and adventure-filled vacations that not that many people know about outside of the state of New Mexico. This makes it more pristine and less crowded which makes Ruidoso an even more desirable place to visit! It is unique and an "off-the-beaten-path" for explorers, hikers, and nature lovers alike. And if you are like me, and sometimes

2020-05-23T17:50:34-07:00

Support Local Businesses – Pandemic 2020

As we search for our “new normal” in life with COVID-19, we most likely have a lot of free time on our hands. Spending time with family (and pets) is super special and it is not lost on this Mom. I now have two sons home from college during this pandemic. But when the boys are working online or playing with PlayStation and the husband

2020-05-18T07:59:02-07:00

A Spoonful of Cuban Desserts

Officially named the Republic of Cuba, this breathtaking country is a great place to vacation and taste the best Cuban desserts. With more than 11 million inhabitants on this Caribbean island, you can only bet that there are plenty of people to cook up traditional Cuban food and pastries. Especially since Cuban families love to cook together and pass down recipes from generation to generation.

2020-06-08T14:49:11-07:00

What to do on a Day Trip to DC

It's impossible to see and do everything that Washington DC has to offer in just a day, but you can get a good overview with some well thought out planning. Your day trip might even convince you to look into some of the Washington DC houses for sale. I know when I moved my son out to DC, we seriously considered just buying a house

2020-06-28T20:20:50-07:00
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