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Hi. I’m Cassandra.

I'm a Brooklyn-based travel writer, tour leader, and travel planner. I help people travel more frequently, easily, and enjoyably. When I'm not leading group trips to Mexico and Cuba, you can find me leading food, graffiti, and culture tours in New York City.

Whether you're a solo traveler planning your first backpacking trip in South America, a newlywed couple wanting to hike Machu Picchu, or an adventurous family looking for a kid-friendly trip to Cuba, I create authentic, off-the-beaten path trips customized to each person or group's interests, goals, and budget. Read client testimonials here!

You can also find me on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube!

I joined EscapingNY group trips to both Cuba and Mexico, which offered in-depth, authentic experiences. I’d highly recommend EscapingNY to anyone interested in really getting to know a country.
— Wei c., New York City
We had an amazing time in Egypt. It’s not often that you look forward to a trip so much and it actually lives up to it’s expectations like this did. It was the trip of a lifetime.
— Josh S., New York City

Travel Planning Packages

Planning packages start at only $99!

The Consultant

Want to plan your own trip to Mexico but not sure where to go? Let me know your interests (Mayan ruins, art galleries, beaches, and whale watching) and I'll recommend certain cities, routes, and activities and give you the information you need to build your own dream vacation.

The Sidekick

Have you already started planning your trip to Egypt but need help finalizing the itinerary and securing trusted on-the-ground guides and hard-to-secure reservations? I'll help you book the Nile River cruise, Red Sea scuba diving adventure or hot air balloon ride over the Valley of the Kings and leave the rest to you so you can stay flexible on the ground.

The Co-Pilot

Heading to Cuba and want someone else to handle all the details? Based on your interests (scuba diving, rock climbing, cycling, live music) and travel style, I will craft a personalized itinerary, arrange transportation, lodging, guides, and activities.

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