meet the founders
Two individuals from opposite ends of the globe with an equal passion for promoting travel, connected through instagram and created what we present to you as “The Roaming Republic”; A collective of global citizens who are passionate about freely roaming the world in the endless pursuit for more.
Cassy Isabella - Founder
Cassy Isabella is a multi-disciplined creative, hailing from Toronto, who has been working in both the travel industry and social work field for more than four years. Her background in Child and Youth Worker and combined love for travel has made her passionate about using her access to travel to aid in international development and create opportunities for people from disenfranchised communities to experience the world. Prior to entering the travel industry, Cassy accumulated 10 years of experience in event planning - ranging from wedding planning, curating youth empowerment events, workshops and multi-arts events throughout Toronto and finally began curating black travel meetups in the US before co-creating The Roaming Republic. Her combined passions make it her priority to curate travel experiences that are not only fun but are done in an ethical and affordable manner that gives back to the local communities they touch. Through The Roaming Republic, Cassy hopes to encourage minorities to explore the world and to help build a community where like-minded individuals can feel at home wherever they may find themselves.
Cedric H - Founder
(August 11, 1991 - May 12 2019)
Cedric was born and raised in the United States on August 11th 1991 and sadly passed away on May 12th 2019. Since childhood, he had a strong passion for film, television, travel and education. After receiving a Bachelors of Arts and Sciences with a concentration in Film/Video and Urban Education he moved abroad to teach English professionally. After embarking on his expat journey, he had the opportunity to educate students in China, Czech Republic and Malaysia while also visiting numerous countries. As a writer, Cedric loved sharing his travel adventures through film and storytelling with hopes of inspiring other minorities to travel and explore the world. Cedric’s passion for education and travel awarded him the opportunity to help send African American’s students abroad with The CedinTheCity scholarship. When he was not traveling Cedric described himself as a high energy, thrill seeking individual who loved bringing people together. Through The Roaming Republic, Cedric helped connect individuals from all walks of life together for unforgettable adventures and continues to inspire people all over the world to this day.