Cacinda Maloney’s Articles in the Travel Press


World Travel Writers Conference

WTWC – Dr. Cacinda Maloney of PointsandTravel

Expedia Expo: Cabo, Mexico


The Ultimate Travel Bucket List by Flight Network


Washington Post – Pack These 8 Things in Your Carry-on Bag for the Best Plane Sleep

Side Hustle School with Chris Guillebeau

Travel Tales Interview: Travel Ambassadors Give their Two Cents

Fierce Girl: Fierce Girl Feature

HMA Publications:   Media Monday

Big Blend Radio and TV

Parade Magazine: 5 Ways To Bring Your Vacation Mindset Back To Work

Instagram Meet-Up:

Panama City Beach, Florida

Podcast Mentions:

Happier with Gretchen Ruben Podcast-Episode 237 mentioned at minute 31:00

Dr. Cacinda Maloney, Travel Writer

What does it take to be successful in the world of Travel Writing?


Articles Written by Dr. Maloney for other Publications:

Travelocity: 6 Amazing Destinations You Should Visit in Celebration of National Wildlife Day

Travelocity: This is Why Argentina’s Iguazu Falls Rank Among the World’s Most Beautiful

Travelocity: 6 Experiences Not to Miss in Buenos Aires

Travelocity: Adventurous Tours in the Cook Islands

Travelocity: Scuba Diving in French Polynesia

Travelocity: The Best Panama City Beach Hotels and Attractions

Travelocity: 10 Photos That Prove Quebec City is a Winter Wonderland

Travelocity: 4 Quick Tips to Book a Vacation Package with Value

Travelocity: Caravan Outpost: An Airstream Glamping Experience

Travelocity: There’s a New Wheel in Town!

Travelocity: Where to Stay in Cabo for a Luxurious All-Inclusive Experience

Travelocity: The 11 Best Luxury Puerto Vallarta All-Inclusive Resorts

Travelocity: Ten Photos That Will Make You Fall in Love With the US

Travelocity: Experiencing the All-Inclusive Now Amber Puerto Vallarta Resort

Travelocity: 5 Surprising Things You’ll Love About Santa Fe

Travelocity: 5 Most Magical Reasons to Visit Croatia

Travelocity:  6 Ultra-Indulgent Luxury Spa Getaways Not to Miss

Huffington Post: Barcelona Spain: Steals and Deals

Huffington Post: Golden Door Cooking School, All is Golden

Huffington Post: The Masterpiece that is Montestigilano in Tuscany, Italy

Travelocity: Unique Airports We Have Found Around The World

Travelocity: Get More Bang for Your Buck At This Los Cabos All-Inclusive

Travelocity: 7 Things to Do in Texas Other Than the Alamo!

Experience Scottsdale: Art Festivals in Scottsdale

Travelocity: Luxury Within Luxury: A New Concept in a Puerto Vallarta Resort

Travelocity: Three Flavors of Mexican Hotels in Puerto Vallarta Area

Two Monkeys Travel Group:  7 Awesome Things to do in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Travelocity: Family Travel Magical History Tour

Travelocity: Santo Domingo, The First City of the New World

Travelocity: 7 Experts Reveal Their Dream Romantic Getaways in the USA

Travelocity: Family Travel Magical History Tour

Huffington Post: Snowshoeing Thru Glacier National Park

Travelocity: Best Places to Visit in the USA in 2017

Experience Scottsdale: A Taste of the Good Life

Travelocity: Crazy Sports Fans Travel The World

Travelocity: Romance Blossoms in San Diego

Travelocity: Nevis, The Island that Time Forgot

Club Carlson: Six Epic Trips of a Lifetime

Experience Scottsdale: Spicy Spanish Music

Experience Scottsdale: Luxury Hotels of Scottsdale

Experience Scottsdale: The Best Kept Secrets in Scottsdale

Experience Scottsdale: Scottsdale Spa Experiences from a Medical Perspective

Travelocity: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Through Western Sweden’s Outer Banks

Travelocity: Utopia in Vaxholm, Sweden

TripAdvisor: Best Family Getaways in America

The Hotel Guide: Grand Cayman Islands, Enjoy on a Mid-Size Budget

The Clever Root (Print Magazine): In the Heart of Southern Italy

Travelocity: Things to do in Copenhagen, Denmark

Travelocity: Oslo’s Hidden Secret Revealed: Europa 2

Travelocity: Phoenix Like A Local (Single or Otherwise)

Travelocity: Exploring His Roots: Chef Mark McDonald

Travelocity: A Taste of Santo Domingo – Dominican Republic’s Culinary Capital

Travelocity: An American Life in Abu Dhabi and Dubai

Travelocity: 72 Hours in Oaxaca is not Enough

The Hotel Guide: The Maldives: Paradise on Earth

Travelocity: The Classic American Road Trip: Miami to Key West

Travelocity: Ode to Barcelona’s Street Violinist

iExplore: How to have the Ultimate Valentine’s Day in Monaco

Yahoo Travel Tumblr – Travel the Rails in Luxury on the Rocky Mountaineer

TripAdvisor – Seven Best Family Getaways in America

Travelocity – New Orleans: Jazz, Weddings, and Funerals

Travelocity – Santa Fe: Where Cultures Collide

Expedia – Best Places to Visit in the World in 2016

Travelocity – Memories of Santorini Island

Yahoo Travel – Top European Cities for Christmas Markets

Ecoventura – The Truth About Traveling on a Galapagos Cruise

Yahoo Travel: A True Book Lover’s Hotel in Zurich

Italy Magazine: Italy and Its’ Liquid Gold

The Hotel Guide: Cayman Islands: Enjoy on a Mid-Sized Budget

Global Writes:  Pocono Mountains In The Fall: The Perfect Place To Be

MSN Travel: – 9 Reasons to Visit The Galapagos Islands Before It’s Too Late

Findery: A Toast to the Champagne Houses of France

Findery: 9 (+1) Reasons to Visit The Galapagos

Flipboard: Dreaming of Travel

Huffington Post: Savannah, Love at First Sight

Huffington Post: A Toast to the Champagne Houses of France

Yahoo Travel: Two Things You Should Never Do in Key West and 10 Things You Should

Article Contributed To:

Travelocity: Instagram Inspiration: Best Gnomads’ Posts of 2018

Credit Cards: 5 Cardholders Share How They Earn and Redeem Rewards Around the Holidays

Cathy Traveling: Fictional Books to Inspire Travel

Your Parking Space UK: The Top European Destinations Where You Should Drive This Summer

Wanna Be There: How to Make Money Travel Blogging

Fashion Beans: Airport Mistakes to Stop Making Before Your Next Flight

Catapult: Cool Winter Destinations

Miami Curated: Healthy Travel Snacks

Luggage and Lipstick: Travel Trends

Traveling Mom: 8 Best Things To Do in the Snow With Kids

Travelocity: Smaller Cities in Europe That Need To Be On Your Travel Radar

Misadventures with Andi: The Best Tamales of Phoenix

Travel the Globe 4 Less: Discover 27 Awesome Places to Celebrate New Years Eve

Readers Digest: 10 of The Best New Years Eve Celebrations Around The World

Misadventures with Andi: Paris for the Holidays

FWT – 14 Best Long-haul Travel Tips

Flight Network: World’s 50 Best Beaches

Wanderer of the World: What are Travelers Searching For?

Catapult: Brave the Freezing Weather Head-On at These Cool Winter Destinations

Travelocity: 11 Ultimate Bucket List Activities From Around the World

Travel Tales with Mike Siegel: Travel Ambassadors Give Their Reviews

The Contented Traveller: The 60 Best Lighthouses in the World

Once in a Lifetime Journey: 28 Ways to Make Money Travel Blogging

Wander With Jo: 20 Travel Comfort Essentials Every Wanderer Must Pack

McCool Travel: Great Burgers for National Burger Month

The Culture Trip: Today’s Top Travel Bloggers Share Their Best Vacation Advice

Flight Network: 123 Of The World’s Best Travel Hacks in 2017

Room 5: 50 Bucket List Hotels That Will Take Your Breath Away

TourRadar: Thailand VS. Indonesia

TripAdvisor: Maximize your Weekend Getaways with these Expert Tips

Solitary Wanderer: Women on the Train Kindness (Russia)

Travelocity: What do You Love the Most about Indonesia?

Travel with Bender: Scary Travel Stories

Holiday Lettings from TripAdvisor: Travel Treasures: 14 Top Bloggers Share The Story Behind the Souvenir

Anna Everywhere – Best Places to Visit in Mexico – The 15 Most Beautiful Places in the Philippines

Compare The Market – Aussies love Cruising!

Wanderlust Circle: 80 Awesome Wanderlust Quotes That Make You Want to Travel the World

Mike’s Road Trip – Best Restaurants in Scottsdale

Yahoo Travel – How to Get More Instagram Followers with Amazing Travel Photos

Yahoo Travel – Best Places We’ve Ever Spent New Year’s Eve

Yahoo Travel – The Best Travel Advice We Have Ever Been Given

TripAdvisor:  The 12 Biggest Travel Mistakes

Yahoo Travel – Travel Experts Opinions: 16 Places Everyone Will be Talking About in 2016

Yahoo Travel – 50 Reasons to Love the World, From Very Seasoned Travelers

Yahoo Travel – Excessive Travelers on the Books That Changed Their Lives

Yahoo Travel – The Best Parks Around the World by Travel Pros

Yahoo Travel – Inside Pro Travelers First Aid Kits

Yahoo Travel – Photos of Paris That Will Put You on a Plane Stat!

Yahoo Travel – What’s Your Weirdest Travel Habit?

Yahoo Travel – Travelers Share Their Memories and Love for Paris

More Time to Travel – Walking Cities: Where Travel Writers Walk

What People Are Saying/Quotes:

USA Today Special Edition: Travel Hacks

CreditCards: Turning a Hobby into a Career

Perlu Blog: 7 Secrets to Starting a Travel Instagram and Building a Killer Following

Reader’s Digest: 26 of the Best New Year’s Eve Celebrations Around The World

Travel Awaits: Interview with Adventure Travel Blogger Dr. Cacinda Maloney

Voyage Phoenix Magazine – Meet Cacinda Maloney

Roostergnn – How a Physician Became a Travel Influencer

VoyageMIA Magazine Should be Filed under #GirlBoss – Influencer Series

Everything Everywhere: The World’s Top Travel Blogs 2018

Travels with Tam: 14 Total Badass Adventurers on Instagram are MidLife Women

My Travel Affairs: Friday Lens Affair 189

Manned Up: 18 Travel Bloggers to View In Your Next Coffee Break

JohnnyJet: Travel Style Cacinda Maloney

Getting on Travel: Best Boomer Travel Blogs

Flipboard Spotlight Cacinda Maloney, Author of Points and Travel

Her World Magazine (Print, part of page 1 listed below) – Spark the Adventurer in You

Flipboard: 5 Terrific Travel Bloggers You Should Follow on FlipBoard

McCool Travel: 5 Minutes with Cacinda Maloney of Points and Travel

FWT Magazine: 14 Best Long-Haul Travel Tips

Flight Network: 81 of the World’s Best Travel Hackers in 2017

We Said Go Travel: Travel Influencer Series

Credit Donkey: Best Female Travel Blogs 2016: Top Influential Views

Business Insider:  A woman who has traveled every 6 weeks of her professional life explains how she’s made it possible

Business Insider: A woman who became a world traveler after 21 years working 9-5 shares her best advice for people who want to try something new

Business Insider:  How one woman built herself a brand new career traveling the world after 21 years of working 9-5

Ethical Muse: Dr. Cacinda Maloney – Travel Crush

Sensei Project: Influencer Insights with Dr. Cacinda Maloney of Points and Travel

Flipboard: 6 Cool Travel Bloggers Enhance Traveler’s Gift of Flipboard

TripAdvisor: 19 Travel Photography Bloggers Give a Daily Dose of Wanderlust (& Tips!)

More Time to Travel Windows Launches Travel APP

Travel Writing 2.0 – A Conversation With Cacinda Maloney

Johnny Jet Travel Style: Cacinda “Cindy” Maloney

Mighty Travels – Interview with Cacinda Maloney

Million Mile Secrets – I Have Been Traveling Every Six Weeks of My Life For Over 19 Years

Misadventures with Andi Traveler Tuesday – Cacinda of Points and Travel

Open World Mag – What’s on Your Bucket List?

Travel Gear Reviews:  Travel Backpack and Luggage Picks from 15 Travel Experts

Meet the Gypsies – Cacinda of Points and Travel

Travel Mammas: Best Destinations in France for Families

Calculated Traveller: Travel Bloggers Share the Joys of Solo Travel

One Weird Globe: Travel Blogger Conferences and Why You Should Attend Them

Social Media Today: How to Growth Hack Instagram to grow in 48 Hours

The Hungry Partier:  Why Do You Travel?

More Time to Travel– 50 Instagram Account You Should Follow Now – Are We There Yet?

Travel Babbo – Best Instagram Travel Accounts

CreateTrips – 5 Instagram Accounts to Follow for Wanderlust

Journalists on the Run – 1000 Instagram Followers Advice

JourneyWoman – Photo Essay, International Women’s Day

Perceptive Travel – Carnival Cities for May 2014

Suitcase Stories – Travel Bloggers Tell All – Our Favorite Places

Saga Navigator:  The Best Places To Try Traditional Spanish Food in the Costa Blanca

Keep Inspiring Me: Best Bucket List Ideas from

Eye & Pen – 20 Weeks of Travel: Frequent Flier Travel with Cacinda

Club Carlson Blog: The Club Carlson Ambassador Journey Continues

Nomadic Elephant – Top Travelers on Instagram

True Nomads – Top 100 Travel Tweeters of 2015

Keep Inspiring Me – Best Bucket List Ideas

Darn Office – The Best and Most Popular Travel Blogs

Recognized by:

National Geographic Traveller – Blog of the month Dec 2014

Italy Magazine – Best Single Article About Arts and Culture 2013/14

Italy Magazine – Nominated for Best Single Article About Arts and Culture 2014/15

Italy Magazine – Blog of the Week 12/05/14

Professional Travel Bloggers Association (PTBA) – Chosen as one of the top 50 travel bloggers in the world

Yahoo Travel – Travel Blogger Explorers

First Site Guide – The 100+ Best Travel Blogs to Follow

Hello Travel – Top Luxury Travel Blogs of 2016

Darn Office – The Best and Most Popular of Travel Blogs


I’m a travel ambassador for Travelocity: Gnational Gnomads is an exclusive group of high-profile travel and lifestyle experts who offer tips and inspiration on behalf of Travelocity.

Gnational Gnomads

Travelocity Gnational Gnomad 2015-2016-2017-2018 – 2019

Rocky Mountaineer Digital Ambassador 2015-2016-2017-2018 – 2019

Flipboard #SuperCurator 2017-2018 – 2019

Delsey Luggage Ambassador 2017-2018 – 2019

Award Wallet 2018 – 2019

CycleLifeHQ – 2019

Club Carlson 2016 2017

Yahoo Travel Explorer 2015-2016


Known as the #3 Travel Expert in the world according to Klout, with 550,000 travel experts identified:

(This changes daily, so to see what I am today, go to the above link and under the Explore tab put in TRAVEL.

SouthWestDiscoveries – Top Senior Adventure Travel Blogs to Follow 2016

First Site Guide – The 100+ Best Travel Blogs to Follow

True Nomads: Top 100 Travel Tweeters

Leaderboard with Rise Global: #Travel1k Top 100+ Travel Blogs (This changes weekly, my range is 14 to 47 in the world out of  Top 1000 Travel Bloggers).

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Cacinda Maloney at the #WTWC2017

Pointsandtravel – Cacinda Maloney at the #WTWC2017

Posted by World Travel Writers Conference on Saturday, December 23, 2017