About Me

IMG_9135My name’s Cassandra and I’m a full time, registered nurse born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. I graduated from McMaster University in 2016, and have been working since October of the same year.

I often get out of the blue ideas and have to test them out to see if it will work. My current idea was to travel every month for the next year. To make this financially feasible, I plan to find the cheapest travel and living options and almost entirely fund the adventures through working overtime hours at work.

Speaking of work, this blog name was inspired by my nursing work; a full time rotation is often called “4s and 5s” or “4 on, 5 off”. Using this as an inspiration for travelling in my 5 days off, the name “4 On, 5 Away” was created.

I’ve always been interested in photography, but over the past 2 years I’ve delved deeper into the photography world, finding my passion in nature photography. Living in Hamilton has been great for this, as we are known as The City of Waterfalls. In order to keep finding new landscapes to photograph, I began hiking more, and the more I hiked, the farther I wanted to go away, and so my desire to travel began.

My first solo travel was September 2017, followed by a group trip in October 2017. After the chaos of Holiday season died down, I was looking for something new to become excited about, and this crazy little adventure seemed to be just the thing!

I’m super excited to have you all along for the ride!

Don’t hesitate to contact me (on here, Instagram, or Facebook) with questions, comments, suggestions, recommendations for places to go, or if you would simply like to join me somewhere in the world!

Photo by Francis Jun (Instagram @francisjunphoto)

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