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.

Hop on over to St Maarten – A Few Things to Do

On your next Caribbean vacation, hop on over to the petite island of St. Maarten or St. Martin, depending on which side you are on. It is also known as “The Friendly Island”. The famous explorer, Christopher Columbus, who sailed the ocean blue in 1492 made the discovery of St. Maarten in 1493 during his second voyage to the Americas. This island is named St.

2019-10-22T06:15:44-07:00

Things to do in Portland at Night

As a travel lover, there is no better feeling than exploring a new city. Often times, we get so caught up in sightseeing during the day, that our night activities revolve around eating and then either going out for a nightcap or just going to bed. However, that should change when you visit Portland, Oregon, as there are plenty of things to do in Portland

2019-10-08T07:30:01-07:00

Four Secret Places in Indonesia to add to your Bucket List!

Map of Indonesia In less than 10 days, I will begin a trip to Indonesia to visit four secret places everyone should add to their bucket list! It is hard for me to hold my excitement in! I have never been to Indonesia before, but looking forward to this trip. Admittedly, my knowledge of Indonesia is limited. Indonesia, to me, is like some

2019-11-23T06:39:57-07:00

The Ultimate Jordan Bucket List

Surely you have heard of the country of Jordan? You know, Indiana Jones, right? Raiders of the Lost Ark? Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom? Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade? Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull? I don't know about you, but I grew up watching this series of movies. And of course, I daydreamed about going to some of

2019-12-28T18:19:58-07:00

Breaking Bread in Dubrovnik with Locals!

On my last night in Dubrovnik, I wanted to do something extraordinary for dinner to top off the fantastic vacation I was having with my husband in Croatia. He and I vacation together regularly, but honestly, this was the best trip we have taken together in a very long time. Authentic Culinary Experiences I remembered reading a National Geographic article about a family that cooks

2019-10-11T08:30:36-07:00

Road Tripping in Autumn: Tips for Comfort and Safety

When you think about road trips, you might imagine zooming along the highway with the windows down. The wind blowing in your hair and the sun is shining high in the sky. Road trips have and will always be one of the most popular getaways in the summertime. They’re cheap, adventurous, and cool, and the warm summer sun is the perfect backdrop for an adventure.

2019-09-10T09:08:16-07:00

How to get an Indian Visa Online as an American

So you saw my gorgeous photos from my luxury train trip to India? Or looked through the latest online magazine and saw something that intrigued you about India? India has a way of mesmerizing those who look for just a bit too long! So before you book that trip to India, or when you do then you will need to know how to get an

2020-01-04T11:14:45-07:00

15 Exciting Things to do in Quebec City in the Winter

Walking the city streets and along the St. Lawrence River of old Quebec City, I felt as if I could hear the sounds of the past from the old shipping boats that came into the harbor. In fact, Old Quebec City was built upon the St. Lawrence River, where the French merchants brought in goods from far away lands. Along with the stunning visual surroundings,

2020-01-07T20:11:42-07:00

Berlin Graffiti – Photo Collage

By Cacinda Maloney Berlin Graffiti I have a hard time with the city of Berlin and have expressed my views quite frequently, but that does not mean that I do not want to go back, in fact, I do.  After looking over some photographs of  Berlin Wall graffiti, I thought I would share a photo collage of this complex city.  Just like people can be

2020-01-04T00:33:10-07:00

5 Things That Impressed Me About Avalon Waterways

As a travel writer, I have been on many European River Cruises. Honestly, I think river cruises are a great way to see Europe, as well as other countries. I absolutely love the fact that I only have to unpack once! But I think I want more than the average traveler out of my “floating hotel”. And you know what? Avalon Waterways gave me exactly

2019-12-27T09:59:40-07:00

Magical Islands Around Split, Croatia – A Day Trip Away

We loved Croatia! Let me say that again! We LOVED Croatia and I would go back in a heartbeat! No wonder it is the hottest destination for Europeans and Americans alike these days! After visiting Dubrovnik and Mostar, Bosnia, we made our way down to the stunning city of Split by rental car. Split lies in the central and southern part of Croatia and is

2019-12-07T09:00:21-07:00

Jungle Lodges and Resorts: The Top 7 in India

I write a lot about luxury, as it is definitely my most preferred way to travel. But I do have to admit that what is luxury to one person may not be luxurious to another, as luxury is different depending on who you ask. Also, luxury varies depending on what country you are in. One country's luxury does not equal a different country, but that

2020-01-04T11:09:45-07:00

Portofino Italy: At Least Once in Your Lifetime

Here is WHY You Should Visit Portofino! Portofino, Italy is a small fishing village along the Italian Riviera known for its good looks and visitors: the Hollywood crowd and beyond! But you don't have to be a celebrity or wealthy to visit this gorgeous seaside town in Northern Italy. For me, it is the perfect town. The half-moon shaped harbor, with its pastel houses lining

2020-01-24T02:46:20-07:00

Savannah GA: Our 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

2020-01-19T23:20:09-07:00

Magical Kerala in the Arabian Sea is a Must Visit

Let me introduce you to a corner of the world that daily transforms lives by delivering an emotional travel experience related to nature that you didn’t even know existed. Flanked by the Arabian Sea, Kerala, India has been known as a spice exporter to the world since 3000 BC! It is dotted with tea plantations, spice gardens, dense green forests, and mystic nature. And I

2019-09-14T13:52:12-07:00

Cycling the Danube River

Can you imagine the influence that a river has on the people living along its path? As I left a classical concert in the Parliament Building in Vienna, I was humming to myself The Blue Danube Waltz by Johann Strauss. It is so crazy to think of the influences that a river can have on those living around it! And the famous river he wrote

2019-12-27T10:03:38-07:00

Things to do in Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Have you ever heard of the small Balkan country known as Bosnia & Herzegovina? I hadn't really either, as it wasn't even really on my bucket list! But while visiting Croatia, my husband and I decided to take a day trip from Dubrovnik to Mostar. And we were certainly glad we did. Mostar is considered the cultural and economic capital of Bosnia & Herzegovina. Oh,

2019-08-05T20:10:15-07:00

Getting to Know Hierve El Agua – The Petrified Waterfall of Oaxaca

During my trip to Oaxaca City, Mexico, I had a chance to visit a petrified waterfall not too far from Oaxaca called Hierve el Agua in the state of Oaxaca. This waterfall in the small municipality of San Lorenzo Albarradas, about a 2-hour drive from Oaxaca City and a 6 -hour drive from Mexico City. The views of this natural infinity pool and petrified waterfall

2019-12-06T14:07:29-07:00

The Avalon Difference in European River Cruising

Traveling to the most beautiful places in the world is a luxury that I believe most of my readers can afford. You may have seen places like Budapest and Vienna on television and thought, “How will I ever be able to visit these gorgeous cities?” But to be honest, once you are able to book a plane ticket, the rest of your trip can be

2020-01-14T20:02:32-07:00

Pub Crawl in Budapest “Retro Style”

I recently visited Budapest, Hungary with Avalon Waterways to check out their new “Active and Discovery” excursion tours that are offered on their European River cruises. Since I have been on my share of European river cruises along the Rhine, Main, and the Danube, I was excited to try out their new style of excursions. One of my choices for a "Discovery" excursion was called

2019-12-27T10:02:22-07:00

Grand Velas Los Cabos – Elevating the Bar Once Again

There’s something slightly silly about being followed by your personal waiter to your breakfast table - him carrying your morning breakfast plate in his hands while walking directly behind you at the Grand Velas. As I sit, he takes my napkin and places it in my lap, asking me if there is anything else that I might need. Seriously, what else could I need? Feeling

2019-12-06T16:08:31-07:00

The Ultimate Guide to Iguazu Falls (Both Sides)

Ultimate Guide to Iguazu Falls Cascading down into the Iguazu River are the stunningly gorgeous Iguazu Falls between the border of Argentina and Brazil. These spectacular waterfalls are a UNESCO world heritage site and were originally inhabited by the Eldoradense people more than 10,000 years ago! Today this waterfall’s strength serves as a power source to both Argentina and Brazil. With more than 40 percent

2019-08-18T14:06:53-07:00

Are You Ready for French Guadeloupe?

The French are good at keeping secrets! Things like how to stay thin, a recipe that has been in the family for generations, how to make the perfect bottle of champagne, the best makeup to keep wrinkles away, and of course: The French Guadeloupe Islands. Most North Americans are unfamiliar with the French West Indies and opt instead for an English-speaking resort on more familiar

2019-09-14T11:54:07-07:00

12 + Things To Do In Positano Italy

Positano, Italy is a gorgeous slice of Heaven, ok, I mean "beach town" in Italy along the Amalfi Coast. It is famous for its colorful buildings, excellent restaurants, and perfect location for honeymooners, and really anyone who wants to enjoy the Italian sun! With its winding roads that lead down to the sea, there are plenty of cafes, shops, and boutique hotels to stay at.

2019-09-03T13:50:33-07:00

Christmas Cruises: Highlights From The Danube River

Have you ever wanted to take a Christmas Cruise?  I just returned from a Viking Christmas and Danube River Cruise. It was delightful! Here are my thoughts: Visions of sugar plums danced in my head the first time I even heard the words "Christmas Market Cruise".  I didn’t even know they existed until one day reading a travel blog and I came across an article

2019-12-07T09:00:24-07:00

The World’s Most Beautiful Cemetery

While it may sound creepy to visit a local cemetery while on vacation, but this cemetery is simply one NOT TO MISS when you visit the enchanting city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. In fact, it is my number one recommendation of things to do when visiting Buenos Aires! Of course, there are so many things to see and do in Buenos Aires, but this is

2019-07-15T05:49:02-07:00

Delsey Luggage Review

Featured photo by Wildlings Photo Co. I’ve had many pieces of luggage during my almost 30 years of travel. Probably too many to count! But since changing careers and becoming a travel writer seven years ago, I’ve really had to up my game when it comes to how to pack and what luggage to bring with me. Delsey #TheConfidentMove Photo by: Wildlings Photo Co.

2019-06-23T08:25:52-07:00

Most Underrated Japanese Cherry Blossom Spots

It's no secret that the cherry blossom season is the best time to visit Japan. Known in the Japanese language as Sakura, these pink-and-white flowers burst open between March and May of every year, with a specific date that depends as much upon where you are in the archipelago as it does the relative warmth of the winter. Japanese people love cherry blossoms (sakura) so

2020-01-09T22:13:55-07:00

25 Things To Do in Key West, Florida

Ahhh! Key West and the Florida Keys!! Where else can you go on a "Classic American Road Trip" that has miles and miles of sunny beaches, acres of mangroves, amazing bridges with state parks scattered along the route, as well as sunsets that people stand around for and the best key lime pie in the world? The Florida Keys are some of the most beautiful

2020-01-18T08:38:52-07:00

Frequent Travels Can Benefit Career

Traveling is often seen as a luxury. It’s seen as something that helps you get away from your workplace and it often involves a lot of fun, entertainment, and relaxation. However, as fun as a vacation can be, there are actually some benefits to traveling when it comes to your career. In this article, I'm going to take a look at how traveling can benefit

2019-07-22T10:38:40-07:00

Budget-Friendly Travel Planning: Something I Need To Do!

What is holding you back from traveling this year? If you are like my kids, then the cost associated with traveling is a huge factor. Maybe you need to get your spend in order or maybe you have a lot of mouths to feed. It does cost money to travel, but maybe not as much as you think it does. Here are some tips to

2020-01-21T17:58:30-07:00

A Love Letter to Strasbourg, France for Christmas

  Strasbourg, France The wind was whirling around as I stepped off the bus, cold air striking my cheeks causing me to take a deep breath. I buttoned up my jacket around my neck and tucked in my scarf. Even though it was freezing cold, it was a day I had looked forward to my whole adult life, as I had always dreamed

2019-12-02T07:46:07-07:00

A Guide to Mexican Grocery Stores & Supermarkets

One of our favorite family vacations is to travel and stay at a house or condo in the area where we want to explore. We recently took a family trip to the Sea of Cortez in Mexico to celebrate my son's college graduation. Not only did we pack a few things that are hard to find in Mexican stores, but we also found a few

2020-01-17T15:49:01-07:00

Amazing Tourist Places in India that are Worth the Visit

India is a unique place to visit and honestly, I never thought I would make it there. I think everyone should experience this country at least once in their lifetime. It is like going on a journey through your wildest imagination. India is a massive country that is home to more than a billion people with huge cultural wealth, diverse religions, and a history that

2020-01-04T11:07:44-07:00

Buenos Aires – “Paris of South America”

Buenos Aires - A Comprehensive Guide on What To Do! Buenos Aires is the largest city in Argentina and currently home to more than 40 million people! It is also the capital of Argentina and known as the “Paris of South America!” I can honestly attest to that, as this city is absolutely gorgeous with its European-style buildings and architecture. It is as if you

2019-08-22T19:46:24-07:00
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