What is happening in the Gypsy Lovin Light world right now?
I feel as though Gypsylovinlight is somewhat transforming right now. Lately, I’ve been spending a lot of time in nature and meditating on what I feel most passionate about creating and sharing with all my heart. I’ve been journaling a lot and hopefully, soon I’ll begin sharing some of these thoughts. My heart is filled with compassion for those who have no voice, and I want to use my platform to advocate for these causes.
What is your motivation and / or philosophy regarding the importance of travel?
I feel that travel makes us humble. It awakens us to a world outside of our own daily struggles. It brings tolerance and acceptance for those who are different than us. It teaches us new ways to experience and appreciate life. We have been focused on travelling more consciously and sustainably to countries that are less financially fortunate than us. We want to help support these local communities that depend on tourism.
Where are you travelling to next?
Our next trip is a surprise! All I can say now is it's in Australia to a place we’ve never been to before. It’s off the beaten path, full of rock pools and marine life adventures and I can’t wait! Keep an eye out on my Insta come January 2020.
What are the benefits and challenges that you face in your journeys when travelling with a family?
For our children, in particular, we highly value the life skills that come with travelling. We can now see how they think outside the box and how incredibly mature they are for their age. They have so much love and compassion for all beings and deep respect for our planet. The challenges are usually spending so much time together in smaller spaces. We start to get on each other’s nerves after about a week. We usually take a day here and there to do our own thing so we can enjoy our time together. Our only other real challenge to finding plant-based foods, which is thankfully becoming more and more common everywhere we go.
What are your plans for the holidays?
We’ll be spending it with my parents in rural, coastal Victoria. I’m pretty excited to spend time by the beach with the family in a no wifi zone for 2 weeks
What is the perfect Christmas morning (or Christmas dinner) to you?
We celebrate Christmas on the 24th December, as is the Finnish tradition. For me, it’s enjoying all my mum’s Finnish foods – especially my favourite Karjalan piirakka, which is a type of potato or rice pie made with super-thin rye pastry. Thankfully my mum is so amazing and makes these delicious foods vegan for us.