Meet Monica Landen
With over 250,000 Instagram followers across all social platforms, no one can deny the special bond that Monica shares with her pet dog, Roxy, as the pair behind @WithRoxy.
Monica Landén is a Finnish-born travel influencer who, with her gorgeous dog, Roxy, is becoming the hottest sensation on Instagram. Landén moved to LA almost 4 years ago when she met her boyfriend, Gabriel M. Padilla, who has also embarked on the Instagram journey with her and Roxy.
Three years ago, the LA-based Instagram couple got Roxy, a stunning Husky-German Shepherd mix from when she was only a puppy.
Monica enjoyed documenting every adorable moment of Roxy as a puppy growing up. Little did she know, thousands of followers would come to enjoy the content she shared, thus; resulting in attracting hundreds of thousands of fans for both Monica and Roxy worldwide.
Love for the Outdoors
From browsing @WithRoxy, Monica’s Instagram account with Roxy, a prominent quality stands out above the rest– their love for nature. Having Roxy worked well in Monica’s favor since she has always been a fan of outdoor activities.
Their usual outings consist of hiking in amazing sceneries across the world, long walks in the forest, and of course, visiting the dog park for Roxy to be able to catch up with her “friends”.
Many of their highlights from their adventures together are portrayed on Instagram. Roxy is always with them at all times, since Monica and Gabriel have made it a point to never leave her alone—considering Roxy is a pack animal and it would be unnatural to do so. This has paid off well for the couple, since their love for traveling meant that Roxy naturally became a significant part of their travel adventures!
A fun fact about their lovely outdoor walks is that the couple is always asked by people whether Roxy is a wolf. Who can blame them? The gorgeous 3-year-old Husky-German Shepherd mix certainly shares some similar good-looking attributes.
Monica always makes it a point to check the weather before they head outdoors, ensuring that Roxy is taken out for walks during the coolest time of the day.
The Traveling Adventurers
Monica Landén discovered her passion for traveling when she was only 13 years old. Since then, she’s been unstoppable. She has explored all over Europe and spent a lot of time in Brazil, Mexico, Australia, Asia, and North America.
The same goes for her lovable sidekick, Roxy – who is now a recognized world-class traveler just like Monica! The two have become an Instagram sensation because of the creativity they have poured into their content.
Since Roxy was a puppy, she has already lived in four different states and two different countries. Apart from the travel aspect, what makes their Instagram truly unique is the personal touch they have inscribed in their photos. @WithRoxy’s content is glowing with positive energy.
According to Monica, she feels success when fans reach out to her and share that they have been inspired by the photos she has shared on Instagram. The saying that “A picture is worth a thousand words” definitely applies to Monica and Roxy’s adventures. Just from a single photo, you can tell that the bond between the two icons is so strong and genuine. Who wouldn’t be inspired?
Even with travel plans affected across the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic, that does not stop Monica from planning greater adventures with Roxy in the near future once things calm down. If it isn’t air travel, you can find Monica, Gabriel, and Roxy enjoying a road trip across Europe, with future plans to schedule meet-and-greets for international fans along the way.
To follow their journey, check their inspirational Instagram accounts: