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Welcome to Away We Stray

DSC_0725 This is me. My name is Cassy.  I’m the trouble-maker who designed this site for you to laugh at (or with, preferably). I don’t quite know where I’ll be next Tuesday, much less next year….so:

If you love adventure, find yourself consumed by wanderlust,  or generally love travel, you will fit right in here! I launched Away We Stray to help connect a community of wanderlust-driven nomads with responsible, ethical travel (through my myriad of mess-ups). Whether you are interested in discovering adrenaline-fueled adventures abroad, or getting a locals’ view of a distant city, Away We Stray aims to help you find your own adventures, and explicitly tell you things I do that I can’t technically recommend. (I.E. illegally climbing The Stairway to Heaven in Oahu)

(History of) A Trouble-Maker in the Making:


Eiffelin’ during the day.

I got my first taste of travel at 14, when I spent a summer on a People to People program across Europe. Even at that young age, I was attempting to ditch my sponsoring organization to attempt to see the Eiffel Tower light show before catching a plane at dawn back home.

I’ve finally decided to document all the awesome, note-worthy, or downright stupid things I do online, as well as help you find hidden gems in any area you might find yourself in one day.


The last time I lived under the same roof for longer than a college quarter, I was 17. Since then, I have lived on both American coasts, as well as Las Vegas, before jumping ship to Tokyo, Japan! I launched this blog, taught English for a year, and worked my a** off to backpack across Asia the remainder of 2016. I’m now headed to complete my scuba certifications in Thailand, before snatchin’ up my boyfriend and leaving for a year-and-a-half long expedition through Central and South America. I hope I don’t get sick of beans and rice. (I probably will.)

Renting Bicycles & riding the city walls in Xi'an, China







As a recovering party-addict, I originally started traveling to experience the parties around the globe. I mean….why else move to Las Vegas? Now, the appeal of travel has morphed into experiencing the extreme and the unique. The Quixotic. The Strange. My life has centered itself around adventure, culture, and a yearning for new experiences. And, I’m here to share it all with you. Make sure you subscribe to my news letter to stay in touch.



Please don’t be afraid to reach out to me- Away we Stray is very much about helping you curate your adventure. I’m all ears!