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Celebrity Travel: Go away with Kayden Muller-Janssen

Jae-Ha Kim, Tribune Content Agency on

The daughter of the Dutch national team’s dressage coach Sjef Janssen and dressage trainer Kerensa Muller, Kayden Muller-Janssen paved a different career path for herself. A former competitive baton twirler, the 20-year-old singer is best known these days for her acting career, which includes Disney’s “The Villains of Valley View.” Based out of Wellington, Florida, Muller-Janssen describes her character, Hartley, as “an interesting character. She’s charismatic and loves to help others and her community. She doesn't like to lie so that is a big challenge for her throughout the show. I think Hartley would be a great travel partner. She always has a positive outlook on life and knows how to have a good time.”

Q: What are your plans for this summer?

A: I’ve been filming “The Villains of Valley View” for the past few months. I just got back home, so I’m going to spend some time with family and friends. I want to go to the beach to enjoy the sun and humidity. Next summer, though, I plan on traveling to Greece for the first time so I am very excited for that!

Q: What was the first trip you remember taking?

A: It was to Livonia, Michigan. Our family friend has a farm there where my mother would train horses, so I spent my time playing with ducks, donkeys and helping with barn chores. I loved it when I was a kid. They also have some great lakes out there so I loved to swim in the summer.

Q: What is your favorite vacation destination?


A: Last year I traveled to Portugal with my father for the first time. It was amazing! There were beautiful cliffs that led to the beach. I have to say it is one of the most beautiful places I’ve seen so far.

Q: What untapped destination should people know about?

A: My parents are actually from the Netherlands. I love it there and always recommend it to anyone traveling to Europe. The cities are melting pots. There are so many different cultures and people so the food is absolutely amazing. The small villages are also great to visit. You can see what farm life is like. They also have beautiful castles – some are museums. You can visit, learn all about Dutch history and even do scavenger hunts too.

Q: What's the most important thing you've learned from your travels?


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