We’re The Adventure Travel Family
We all want to live our lives to fullest. To live without regrets, to have memorable moments and rich experiences, to be happy, to connect with our families, and to enjoy our lives.
“What’s your purpose?” we are always asked. And our answer is this. Our purpose is merely to have a purpose.
Having a purpose means to have an intention. We strive to wake up each day with intention—with purpose—to experience new things, to learn new things, to challenge ourselves, and therefore grow as people.
We love to rock climb, surf, mountain bike, and hike, because not only do those adventure sports bring great challenges upon us, but they also give us intention when we wake up and they bring us to destinations where we experience new and exciting things. That also happens to be what the word adventure means, an unordinary, exciting experience. Active adventure travel is our purpose. It’s the reason we wake up excited because we can always continue to push ourselves and learn by traveling to new places and escaping our comfort zone. Most improtantly, we live this life of adventure with our family by our side through it all.
By having an intention for adventure we live each day differently and live our lives to the fullest.
Our mission is this: to live each day in search of adventure, together as a family, and to inspire you to find your purpose so you can live your life to the fullest.
Welcome, we are so glad you found us!
We’re a full time travel family. But we are not your typical family. For starters we have five kids making travel a little more hectic. We also sold all our stuff and moved into our thirty foot motorhome to travel back in 2015. Well, not all our stuff …we kept our surfboards, climbing gear, and any other camping/hiking gear that would fit. We love adventure and the outdoors and that’s what all our travels center around.
We weren’t always this crazy
Robyn and Victor met in high school. While still in college, we opened Island Tumble, a gymnastics studio, and Genesis Fitness, a personal training facility, way back in 1997, 3 months before we got married. We were still in college at the time, but we loved exercise and working with children and saw an opportunity and went for it. Twenty years and five kids later we are still having fun teaching exercise to kids and adults alike, but we realized we could only affect a small percentage of people just working one on one so we have designed this website in hopes to inspire more people to live healthfully, enjoy the process of parenting, and to chase their dreams. In addition to running Island Tumble and Genesis Fitness, we have homeschooled our children for the past 12 years. We love the impact we have had on our own children and want to help encourage anyone who has the same desire to educate their own children to be able to.
2015: We jumped
We loved the business we had and we lived in one of the most beautiful places in the world, but we saw our life flying by too quickly and realized that before we knew it our kids would be grown and off on their own adventure. On top of it, our house lease was coming to an end. So we decided to create a big adventure for them to remember their childhood by. We sold almost everything we owned, bought a 30 foot motorhome, and began living ou tof our RV and traveling. That year, we began taking our first long, unconventional vacations. In the past year we’d developed a great addiction to surfing, having lived a 5 minute drive from the beach. We had also recently been practicing outdoor rock climbing with a guide/friend. On top of that we were fed up with the cost of living. At first we lived at local campgrounds but soon we were off on a Cali coast road trip, a Colorado and Utah trip in June, and a two-month road trip up to Vancouver and back stopping in many places in the PNW.
2016: Chasing dreams
To kickoff the travel season we spent a month chasing waves together all around Costa Rica. Then, we bought a one way ticket to Europe and spent five months traveling through Norway, Ireland, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, UK, Netherlands, France, Italy, Switzerland, Croatia, Spain, and Portugal. This was the greatest transition to nomadic life. This was the year we we realized we wanted to be full time nomads and created our travel blog to help others experience more adventure in their life.
We returned briefly to San Diego in November before turning around and flying west, this time to surf the North Shore of Oahu. We got our stoke in the warm waters and a heavy dose of fresh air while tent camping on the East side of the island.
We then returned home to finish the year with family back in San Diego.
2017: A leap of faith
The year of our great leap of faith. We closed the doors on a business we had been running for twenty years and dove all-in on this epic journey we embarked on two years ago. We returned to Costa Rica to surf our favorite break, Pavones for a week before setting off on an 11-week road trip with our RV through the Western U.S. and Canada. We hiked and climbed some epic mountain ranges and got lost down dirt roads and among gorgeous forests. In the fall, we jumped back on a plane to go back to our favorite spot, Hossegor, France. While in Europe we explored Northern Spain and spent time in the French Pyrenees. Our six week trip was filled with daily surfing, climbing, and hiking adventures, while connecting as a family each day with locally grown food.
We started 2018 with a Pacific Island trip. On February 1st we flew to Oahu to tent camp, surf, and explore the beautiful island. After two weeks, we headed to New Zealand and spent a month exploring the raw nature of the North Island and South Island via tent camping. We concluded the trip with a month in the surf haven of Bali . Our plans for the summer are pretty muchinlimbo. We started by sending a month and a half in Bend, Oregon living on forest roads, exploring mountain biking trails, and trying to grow roots. After searching for jobs in a few other cities, we decided to continue our nomadic journey and are now wandering around the US on our RV.
Meet The Nomads
Robyn is a lot of things but boring and normal are not one of them. We tend to joke around that Robyn doesn’t fit into any category because she is all them- hipster, climber, surfer, runner, entrepreneur, foodie, yogi, coffee addict, and mother of five. Yes, she is a little crazy. But if that’s what it takes to live a life like her’s, then bring it on. She is persistent and ambitious which has led her create this nomadic life. In fact, she is so ambitious that you should be careful about mentioning new travel destinations in front of her. When she gets something in her head, it’s going to happen. She has always been an athlete and sports are what push her to lead a healthy and playful life. Robyn was chosen to be one of the few Adventure Mamas Initiative ambassadors for 2018. Click here to learn about Adventure Mamas and her contributions to the radical community of women. Robyn has her own website and blog, PlayfulHealthyMama.com, where she helps others live a happy, healthy life.
Meet the “Meat Head”. This guy loves lifting iron. We’ve tried converting him into a hipster, a surfer, a climber, and a hiker (and sure he enjoys the time outdoors spent with his family) but his passion lies in the weight room. It only takes a few minutes of meeting Victor to pick up on how genuine, kind, and compassionate he is (the Sorting Hat at Hogwarts would definitely put him in the Hufflepuff House) and these traits are what set him up to be your go-to guy when you need guidance and accountability in your own strength and fitness program design. Learn more about his coaching, programs, and how he can help you get better with age at Robyn&Victor.com.
“Run, Forest, Run!” Daniel (age 18) is our runner and writer. The irony is that he didn’t like running or writing when he was younger he didn’t like to do either one. Now, his days revolve around his running training schedule, writing his next book, and taking online writing courses. At age 16, he ran his first ultra marathon race, a 50 Kilometer trail run in Pacifica, California. He is currently training for a 50 Mile Race in San Francisco this April. Follow him on Instagram @danny.robledo.
Gabi (age 17) is our surfer, rock climber, writer, and dreamer (yeah, she takes after her mom). Her first passion is seeking out waves and sending climbing routes in beautiful destinations, which has led us to some pretty cool locations around the world. Her incredible research skills have taken us to some incredible off-the-beaten-path locations on our travels. Gabi is also the photographer, web designer, copy editor, design editor, and social media manager for Nomads With A Purpose. She does freelance work as a Virtual Assistant. If you need help with web desgin, social media mangement, or blogging, contact her on Instagram @gabirobledo_ for her services. Also, follow her in Insta for outdoor photography, travel updates, and inspiration on finding your purpose.
Isabelle (age 14) is like the wind, and enjoys going with the flow. Though she’ll do whatever, her heart lies on the trail. Isabelle loves to hike and leads the way on all our trail adventures. Don’t let her calm exterior deceive you. Her mind is a whirlwind of creativity, which has led her to be an incredible charcoal artist. Her drawings can be seen here or you can follow her on Instagram @bellerobledo. She is also the official surf photographer for the family.
A.K.A. “Mogli” (from The Jungle Book), Jiraiya (age 9) is all passion and energy … finding ways to funnel that energy in a constructive way is always a challenge when traveling in confined spaces. But what better way to unleash a kid’s energy then to show them the great outdoors. Though Jiraiya can be difficult when it comes to getting him to hike, once he’s in nature, there’s no stopping him, as is the reason his cargo pants are always ripping. Though he’s got a fear of heights, the kid is a great climber and we hope, eventually, by nudging him up the rock, his fear will disappear. Due to his energy, strength, and love of dirt, we know one day he will be a master adventurer. Jiraiya is the ultimate talker and debater and we joke that we’re going to kick his butt if he doesn’t become a lawyer because he’s so good at talking his way out of things.
Tati (age 7) is an insanely passionate, independent, and creative kid. We always say “that girl will move mountains,” however, I think it’s more likely she’ll climb them due to her upbringing. Getting Tati to hike is CHALLENGING. But we cut her some slack, because she has hiked more than 200 miles in her life, which is probably more than her little legs can handle. Tati wants to do everything the older girls do in this family so we will not be surprised when she becomes a proficient climber and surfer. But until then, I think her cuteness will get her by.
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