Celebrating 10 Years
I have been operating Robyn's Exquisite Journeys for just over a decade now. To celebrate, I am turning over a new leaf with my new and (very) improved website, and a new travel blog. For those of you who have never met me, I'd love to introduce myself and tell you a bit about how I got here.
My academic background focused on theater, English and history, which led me to spend a summer studying abroad in England during college. My first night in London, I met my future husband, James. I lived in New York, him in London, which was quite a conundrum. We spent the next few years pushing the boundries to see if a Transatlantic relationship could ever possibly work. We were thwarted by changes to visa requirements, terrorist attacks, family illness and rigorous academic schedules for both of us. The silver lining was we got to spend a ton of time travelling around Europe together and falling in love with the world.
Out of college, I did a advanced education certificate program to transition into the travel industry. I landed the first agency job I interviewed for and spent 3 glorious years working for a fantastic travel company. In this time, I got to experience the leisure, concierge and corporate incentives angles to my industry. Though I loved my job, my mother had been battling cancer for a decade and her health had taken a turn for the worst. She was my best friend in the world, and it was my opportunity to give back to her some of the care she had always given me. I left my job to be her caregiver and in this time, we carried out our own mother-daughter bucket list of adventures. When she passed my world was shattered and I was tasked with which road I would chose to walk next. The first one I would walk without her. I had multiple opportunites to work with larger agencies, but I hoped that someday I would have a family of my own and desperately wanted the opportunity to stay with my future child.
So in 2008, I started taking my first clients from home. Word of mouth has been kind to me and my business has grown exponentially over the years. When my daughter was born in 2014, I was positioned to balance my work and family life from within our home. Thank you so much to my clients, friends and family who have supported me on this journey.
In addition to travel, I love the performing and visual arts, studying history and philosophy, reading books, practicing photography, fine dining and tap dancing. This new blog will hopefully encorporate most of those passions that both make me wiser and keep me sane. I will share old stories, take you with me for new experiences, and try spread a bit of positivity in this rather trying era.