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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Using public transport when you travel helps you get under the skin of a destination, interact with local people, and it’s cheaper.
From Bhutan to Barcelona, here’s what’s being done to curb mass tourism which makes destinations pricey, crowded and bad for the environment.
Explore the world and stay safe and hydrated when traveling in in extreme heat conditions.
By prioritising cycling, these cities are becoming more flexible, sustainable and liveable.
Explore the world at your own speed on the perfect cycling holiday.
What to know (and pack) for a cold-weather camping trip, so you’re prepared for the frigid temperatures and snow and will be cozy and comfortable all night.
Ramadan is the holiest period in Islam and it can be an excellent time to visit Muslim countries, but there are a few things to know before your trip.
Whether it’s a wildlife watching trip in Africa or a desert dune adventure in the Middle East, here’s how to find an ethical safari.
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.
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.
The land of Pura Vida is known for outdoor activities – surfing, rafting, hiking, mountain biking, and ziplining are just a few of the options available. Nomad Cassandra shares her tips.
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
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.