Meet The Go To Family – Robyn, Daniel, Ava, Rose, and Ella.
We’re a family of five who travels the world! From the oldest to the youngest, all five of us are explorers by heart. Our desire is to never keep our feet planted anywhere too long. We spend about three months of the year traveling but we hope to make permanent travel possible in the next year. People often marvel at the fact that we travel because we’re a young family. We would like to change the perception that traveling with young children is impossible.
Travel is not a vacation, but a way of life for us. There are good and bad moments, but nothing beats the learning we do together as we make lifelong memories. We firmly believe that travel will spark the curiosity of our children and give them a greater appreciation for the world.
I am 33 years old and was born in Montreal, QC, Canada. I attended University and graduated with a degree in Political Science and Minor in History. I opted not to enter a field relevant to my studies and took up blogging. In 2006, I started blogging in the entertainment field under Celeb Dirty Laundry. In 2011, I created Celeb Baby Laundry, a parenting website fused with pop culture. Being a full-time blogger, I have been able to stay-at-home and become a mother to three beautiful girls. It has also allowed me to travel without the constraints of a normal job.
I credit my desire to travel to my love of history and fine arts. At a young age, while reading about Ancient Rome, I made a promise to myself that one day I would travel the world and visit the places I had learned about. To experience, each place in person! My first goal was to visit Florence, which is still to this day my favorite city in all of the world. I accomplished this goal in 2008 while traveling across Europe for the first time. I soon learned it traveling was made better when you knew the history of the places you were visiting. So, I went back home and studied Art History, so I would be able to go to museums and understand the significance of everything myself. Today, I incorporate my love of learning into our travels and I try to teach, Ava, about the history and culture of the places we’re visiting.
I met Daniel at 18, while out with friends! Our first date was a movie (very teenagery!). Most of my life experiences have been made while standing by his side. He not only became my significant other but a best friend. Since we met at such a young age, we traveled as a couple without kids for many years. It made us ‘seasoned’ traveled and perhaps less nervous to take our kids along with us on our adventures.
Travel Style: Cultural Experience
Travel Playlist: Led Zepplin, Oasis.
Favorite Destination: Southern Tuscany
Bucket List Destination: South Africa or India
I have had the travel bug since I was 14 and, for some reason, it only seems to get worse with time! In the summer of 2017, I bought a Canon 70D and started filming our adventures in Europe with the hope of showing other millennial families or families-to-be that traveling overseas with young children is not only doable but loads of fun too!
Travel style: Laid-Back
Travel Playlist: Electronic
Favorite Destination: Thailand
Bucket List Destination: China
Personality: A sensitive soul, with wit beyond her years.
Can’t Leave Home Without: Catty, her toy cat.
Favorite Destination: Disneyland Tokyo
When She Grows Up She Wants to Be: A fashion designer or teacher.
Personality: A thinker, playful and affectionate.
Can’t Leave Home Without: Mommy
Personality: Outgoing, smiles galore, and bossy.
Can’t Leave Home Without: Daddy