Cassandra Brooklyn Follow Facebook Instagram Twitter Education University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee New York University Cassandra Brooklyn is a freelance writer, guidebook author, photographer, and the founder of EscapingNY, a "non-touristy" travel consultancy. She stumbled into travel writing after a three-month hitchhiking adventure across Cuba and went on to author the cycling guidebook, "Cuba by Bike." She specializes in active and outdoor travel, sustainable and ethical travel, and all things biking, hiking, and camping. Experience Cassandra Brooklyn is a freelance writer, guidebook author, photographer, and the founder of EscapingNY, a "non-touristy" travel consultancy. Cassandra's work has appeared in the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, The Daily Beast, Lonely Planet, Fodor's, World Nomads, AAA, among others. Education Cassandra has a bachelor's degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She also has a master's degree in psychology from New York University. About TripSavvy and Dotdash Meredith TripSavvy, a Dotdash Meredith brand, is a travel site written by real experts, not anonymous reviewers. You’ll find that our 20-year-strong library of more than 30,000 articles will make you a savvy traveler—showing you how to book a hotel the whole family will love, where to find the best bagel in New York City, and how to skip the lines at theme parks. We give you the confidence to spend your vacation actually vacationing, not fumbling with a guidebook or second-guessing yourself. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.