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.

What to do in Oslo, Norway

How Cool is Oslo? It is Arctic Cool! It is totally cool! And it doesn’t matter what time of year you visit, it just has that flair about it that not all European capital cities do. Sure it is cooler in the winter, but the summer is grand as well! I love Oslo and here are a few reasons why: First of all, it is

2020-01-29T04:13:44-07:00

Flying? Use PlaneAire to Help Avoid Sickness

I knew it was going to be that time again – as my 28-hour flight(s) to Tanzania, Africa was coming up and I was certainly dreading the dynamics of the airplane. You know, the dirty seat cushions and tray table, the entertainment screen that you have to touch with your fingertips, the soiled bathroom after a few hours. Plus, many times, by the time I

2019-12-09T12:26:10-07:00

10 Popular Mexico Destinations & Cities to Visit

There are so many things to love about Mexico. It is one of my favorite countries in the world to visit. I bring you ten popular Mexican destinations to visit in this article that you may not even know existed. Mexico has such a deep heart and soul that it wants to show you. It is also a diverse a country that is filled with friendly

2020-02-06T18:15:27-07:00

Rocky Mountaineer Train – Ultimate Insider Guide

Photo courtesy of Rocky Mountaineer Dr. Cacinda Maloney’s exclusive guide to the Rocky Mountaineer Train features a wealth of insider tips for your trip on the famous Canadian Rockies train. It includes researching, planning, booking, and finally, embarking through Canada on the rail journey that dreams are made! Since Dr. Maloney is a Rocky Mountaineer Ambassador, she has seen and been on multiple trips and

2020-02-13T10:49:40-07:00

How to Plan the Perfect Lake Tahoe Winter Trip

Did you know you can head out to the Sierra Nevada Mountains for a weekend of fun in the snow that typically involves skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and even "jacuzzi time" with your friends? I didn’t either until recently. Apparently, I have a group of friends that go on an annual ski trip to North Lake Tahoe every year! Who knew? In fact, they enjoy it

2019-12-16T08:22:57-07:00

Secret Towns in Germany You Need To Visit

From Berlin to Frankfurt, I made my way through Germany via train, planes, and automobiles! Why? So that I could get a chance to visit the gorgeous historical cities of Potsdam, Erfurt, Wurzburg, and Heidelberg and learn their historical significance, as well as experience their culture and food. I have traveled throughout Germany many times but had never made my way through this historic route

2020-01-23T19:16:36-07:00

Tips For The Ultimate Proposal Getaway

In my opinion, there’s no such thing as bad travel. Any opportunity to get away and immerse ourselves in the sights and sounds, scents and tastes of another culture is a proposition that should be embraced. However, there are some occasions when a getaway demands a little extra luxury, a little extra romance and a little something extra special. If you’re thinking of popping the

2020-01-02T10:34:24-07:00

Top Places to Eat in Panama City Beach, Florida

Panama City Beach, Florida, is one of the most sought-after tourist destinations for a large number of Americans, especially those from the Southern and Midwestern states. Known for its sugary-white sand and turquoise water, Panama City Beach is a tourist hotspot for vacationers of all ages. This beach town caters to many different types of tourists, ranging from your typical retirees and couples to the

2020-02-03T07:42:45-07:00

Taiwan Secret Waterfalls You Can’t Miss

With more than 10 million international visitors per year, Taiwan is one of the best places to go to find incredible waterfalls, beautiful mountains, and sparkling rivers. If you are ready to get out of the big cities and look for nature to soothe your soul, then have I got a few places for you to visit in Taiwan. Outstanding Waterfalls That People Love in

2020-01-12T07:18:58-07:00

The Perfect 72-Hour Itinerary for North Lake Tahoe

A gorgeous place to visit for the perfect 72-hour itinerary is North Lake Tahoe in the USA. I had the fortunate opportunity to visit North Lake Tahoe recently and enjoyed my time there just before the winter weather had arrived. Some say the best time to visit North Lake Tahoe is during the spring, but honestly, I thought my timing was pretty perfect for engaging

2019-12-07T08:53:38-07:00

Things to do in Ireland

Things to do in Ireland A Journey Through The Countryside Let me take you on a journey through the greenest place on earth!  I swear I have never seen such greenery!  Ireland conjures up thoughts of the four-leaf clover, leprechauns and Irish dancers, but for me, GREEN was the biggest visual thing that I noticed. I live in the desert, so you can understand how

2020-02-18T17:40:49-07:00

Best Christmas Markets in Europe & Tips to Attend

You can almost hear those sleigh bells ringing in your ears as the Christmas season approaches your world. The sound of Santa Claus' “HO, HO, HO” can be heard on the radio, television, in social media, and even as you you shop on the city streets. So let me tell you, there is no better time to visit a European Christmas Market than like the

2019-11-29T15:33:00-07:00

Ultimate Guide to the BEST Christmas Markets in Germany

Above photo by: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/deed.en People from around the world visit Germany for its historical significance, delicious food, and, of course, in late November and all of December for its Christmas Markets. The famous tradition of hosting Christmas Markets originated in Germany during the 14th century, so this country is inundated with wonderful Christmas Markets. I would say that almost every major city in Germany has

2020-01-04T13:30:52-07:00

Croatian Itinerary: Sailing on a Private Yacht

Did you know you could charter the Adriatic Breeze, a luxury yacht that cruises the Croatian Islands? Where you will enjoy a luxurious cruise around Croatia’s Dalmatian coastline and experience the Adriatic Coast as you’ve never seen it before! You can even pick the Croatian itinerary that you want. This was my third visit to Croatia, and honestly, I had never seen Croatia as I

2019-12-07T08:53:46-07:00

The Food Culture in Croatia – Delicious!

Isn’t it marvelous how food and drinks bring people together? How the locals want to share the way their grandparents taught them how to cook, how a certain style of cooking is popular in an area of the world, or even how a certain type of beverage is particularly well connected to the land and its people? How having the proper soil that produces that

2019-10-28T14:10:08-07:00

Hidden Gems in Rome – Discover the Secrets of an Ancient City

With a history that spans centuries, Rome is a city that takes a lifetime to discover. No matter how many times I go to Rome, I always find something new. It seems to contain an infinite number of secrets and sights to behold. While many are well-known and are on the top of most travelers’ bucket lists, this capital city has its share of secret places

2019-10-24T07:57:55-07:00

Stone Island Mexico: What to Do & How to Get There

Most people who find this page are looking for the Italian Brand of Men's Clothing called Stone Island. Actually, I had never even heard of it until I googled Stone Island one day and it popped up first. But this is article is NOT about the brand of Italian men's clothing but instead about a tiny island off the coast of Mazatlan where the locals

2019-12-06T15:50:23-07:00

Sony Headphones – Noise Cancelling Miracle

In today's fast-paced world, it can be difficult to try and find a place of quiet solitude. Whether you are a student trying to study, a writer working on articles, or a blogger like me, having peace and quiet can be the difference between busting out all that work stress-free and feeling like all those distractions are dragging you down. With the Sony XB Extra

2019-10-08T20:30:36-07:00

Foodie Heaven: Benazuza, Cancun, Mexico

Update: Restaurant Benazuzu has been named the #4 Restaurant in the World!! As voted on by TripAdvisors’ 2019 Travelers Choice Awards, which have just been announced. Calling it “Great flavors unique”  and “Truly an experience”! This is GREAT news for Restaurant Benazuzu in Cancun, Mexico! Benazuza, Cancun, Mexico The mysterious drink appeared at the bar, sugar cane chunks immersed in a cocktail. The bartender instructed

2019-10-24T06:39:43-07:00

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

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
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