Cassandra Brooklyn is a travel writer and guidebook author based in New York City. She writes for The Daily Beast, Travel + Leisure, Fodor’s, Far & Wide, and Matador, among others. Cassandra founded EscapingNY, an off-the-beaten-path travel company, and leads group trips to Jordan, Mexico, and Cuba. She is also the author of Cuba by Bike, a cycling guidebook to Cuba. When she's not traveling, you can find her cycling and salsa dancing her way through New York City.
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Traditional languages not only help preserve Indigenous cultures, but their presence can also enhance a traveler’s understanding of a destination.
These Indigenous-led tour companies provide travelers with rich, fulfilling experiences while making a difference in their own communities
Travel empowers women globetrotters as well as the female entrepreneurs whose businesses we can support while traveling.
New Mexico is famous for its hot air balloon festival, but this Southwestern state is also great for hiking, biking, and exploring Native American history – especially in wintertime.
When planning your trip, think about spending your tourism dollars in the places going the extra mile to make sustainability a priority.
A world without travelers has proved positive for many places. Now some locations are either maintaining pre-existing limits on visitors or introducing new ones.
Planning a family trip, that includes someone with a disability, takes time and patience – but it’s worth it. Here are some tips for how to get started.
Need a negative COVID-19 test before returning home from your trip? Here’s what to know about getting tested abroad.
Ecuador is welcoming international travelers to enjoy its volcanoes, jungles, islands, and beaches – but how safe is it to visit during a pandemic? Cassandra Brooklyn shares her experience.
Costa Rica is open to travelers – but is it safe to visit during the COVID-19 pandemic? Here’s what to know before booking your trip to the land of Pura Vida.
Take special care when you’re camping, hiking, snorkeling or snowshoeing – whether traveling close to home or around the world
The world's most popular national parks are becoming over-visited – here's how you can help
If you’re looking for a United States road trip destination with loads of outdoor activities and few crowds, Nebraska should be at the top of your list.
Nomad Cassandra shares her experience flying in the United States during COVID-19. From safety precautions at airports to mask mandates on airplanes, here’s what to know before your next flight.
Everyone loves a bargain, but consider the ethics behind tipping and haggling if you want to be a responsible traveler.
A handful of national parks get all the attention but these incredible alternatives provide a quieter experience outdoors.
Taking and sharing photos on your travels may make your trip more fun, but it’s important to follow these simple rules.
Controversy surrounds some experiences with sharks, but there are ways to protect these majestic marine animals from harm.
Inspired by the Inuits’ embrace of silence, extrovert Cassandra Brooklyn rethinks the way she communicates with the world.
Cassandra Brooklyn shares her tips for menstruating women to travel bravely, confidently and without any leaks.
Joining a woman-led group tour, or one that incorporates many local women’s voices, is the best way to experience the history and culture through their eyes.
Solo traveler turned tour guide, Cassandra Brooklyn, shares her tips on what you need to know before you go to this incredible Middle Eastern destination.
Cassandra Brooklyn shares her tips and tactics for women traveling in Jordan, so you can avoid trouble and explore this Middle Eastern country with confidence.
Some of Jordan’s local laws and customs may seem unusual to visitors but it’s important to follow them.