Cacinda Maloney has always traveled.
At the start of her 21 years as a licensed chiropractor, a business coach advised her to travel every six weeks.
She and her husband "thought he was crazy at first, especially since we had just graduated from college with our doctorate degrees and in debt of college loans at $100,000 each," she told Business Insider in an email.
"We were go-getters who were ready to work after 10 years of college. However, the advice he gave us ended up being the best advice we have ever received from a coach."
So, while building and running an Arizona chiropractic practice with her husband, Maloney made regular travel a priority. In 2014, she made it her profession as well, leaving the practice's daily management to her husband and beginning a new career as a travel entrepreneur.
Maloney, who runs PointsandTravel.com and its associated Facebook and Instagram pages, is today a Travelocity ambassador who's visited over 50 countries so far. While her husband and two teenage sons sometimes join, she takes the majority of adventures on her own.
Below, Maloney tells Business Insider what it's like to leave an established career, the realities of a life lived on and off the road, and the challenges of building a career that sends you around the world.
She had started PointsandTravel.com in 2012 as a way to document her travels. That year, she visited eight countries and 38 cities. In 2013, she did about the same.
In Palawan, the Philippines.
By 2014, Maloney had reached a crossroads. "I was extremely busy at the clinic and then became busy at PointsandTravel.com and I knew something had to give. It was a good thing, but there was just too much work!" she said.
In Wadi Rum, Jordan.
"I had been working long hours for years and was ready for a break," Maloney remembers. "I was one of the lucky ones, who had built-in vacations every six weeks of my life for over 20 years. But still, I was tired of the same routine."
At the Hill of Crosses, Lithuania.
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