Today we’d like to introduce you to Cacinda Maloney.
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I am an experienced luxury travel writer/content creator, photographer, and social media influencer, who shares her love of travel thru her writings about adventure, cultural, and smart luxury travel experiences. She stepped out of her comfort zone years ago by traveling every six weeks of her life for over 25 years. Now, she travels even more than that having traveled to 47 countries in 2016 and 20 countries in 2017, and at least that many in 2018 already. She loves transformational travel that is rich in cultural experiences. She writes about her journeys on her travel website PointsandTravel and has a column on the Expedia-owned website Travelocity She is also a brand ambassador for several companies, such as the French-owned Delsey Luggage Company, the Canadian-owned Rocky Mountaineer, and the USA-owned company Flipboard.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
The struggle was just getting started and the direction to go. Once the website was up, then the real work began. Of course, there are challenges, learning to balance work and life. Learning the lastest ways to communicate online, and then learning about technology and how it impacts the website.
Please tell us about PointsandTravel.com.
The business is PointsandTravel.com, an inspirational travel website, where you can learn about places to go, things to do, what to eat, etc. Most articles will center around the theme of soft adventure, culture, and smart luxury travel experiences. Some articles are about who I meet along the way. I am Dr. Cacinda Maloney, a former Phoenician Chiropractor who is now an experienced luxury travel writer, photographer, and content creator. I share my love of travel with thousands of readers on the Inspire tab of the Travelocity website, as I am a Travel Ambassador for this well-known website. I also write articles on my own website. I am known for being a mega traveler, for experiencing exotic locations, and for my love of seeing the world and its cultures.
My column of work with Travelocity is here: https://www.travelocity.com/inspire/author/cmaloney/
I was also a contributor to the Huffington Post. Work is here: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/pointsandtravel-414
I was also featured on Business Insider. https://www.businessinsider.com/change-careers-travel-the-world-2016-9
I have also been recognized by National Geographic Traveller at the beginning of my travel career. http://www.natgeotraveller.co.uk/smart-travel/travel-talk/best-travel-blogs-december-2014/?utm_campaign=twitter&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitter
Dr. Cacinda Maloney has been rated as high #5 and as low as #81 in the top 1000 travel bloggers according to Rise.
Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
What else, but a family vacation! Although as a child, we never left the USA, I knew one day I would.
- Website: PointsandTravel.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pointsandtravel/?hl=en
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Pointsandtravelcom/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/Pointsandtravel
- Other: https://flipboard.com/@Pointsandtravel