All posts by Katja Gaskell

Katja is the co-founder of globetotting.com, a website for adventurous family travel. She is a firm believer that you can – and should! – take your children everywhere and anywhere no matter what age they are. Prior to life on the road with kids, Katja wrote across a range of titles for Lonely Planet and tried and tested luxury hotels for the British boutique hotel guide Mr & Mrs Smith. She is currently based in Mexico City with her husband and three children. Follow her on Twitter: @globetotting and Facebook: globetotting.

The 411 on Guatemala’s Antigua with Kids

The colorful town of Antigua is one of Guatemala’s prettiest and most popular destinations. Originally established in the 16th century as the country’s capital, the area was largely destroyed by an earthquake in 1773 and the political center moved to the seismically less active Guatemala City. Antigua was subsequently rebuilt on a grid pattern (inspired … Continue reading The 411 on Guatemala’s Antigua with Kids

The 411 on San Miguel de Allende with Kids

Today, it’s hard to imagine that the picture-perfect city of San Miguel de Allende was once almost on the verge of ruin. However, in the years following Mexico’s independence, this colonial city was gradually abandoned leaving behind only ornate churches and empty mansions. Until, that is, the 1930s when foreign artists, lured by the blue … Continue reading The 411 on San Miguel de Allende with Kids

The 411 on Galle – Sri Lanka with kids

The 17th-century Dutch fort of Galle is the jewel in Sri Lanka’s tropical crown. Located in the sleepy bay of the same name, near the southern tip of the pear-shaped island, Galle Fort has been beautifully preserved and is today a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The walled fort is criss-crossed with brick streets and a … Continue reading The 411 on Galle – Sri Lanka with kids

The 411 on Vancouver Island with Kids – Tofino

The tiny town of Tofino, on Canada’s Vancouver Island, is one of those magical places that stay with you long after you’ve returned home. Positioned at the southern end of an area called Clayoquot Sound, it forms part of the Pacific Rim National Park and is Canada’s almost most westerly point. Although the town was … Continue reading The 411 on Vancouver Island with Kids – Tofino

The 411 on Mexico City with Kids

Mexico’s colorfully chaotic capital is one of the world’s biggest metropolises, home to more than 20 million people. At first glance, it can appear an overwhelming destination to navigate with children in tow. But the reality is, however, that this big, brash city is also exciting and dynamic with lots to see and do. For … Continue reading The 411 on Mexico City with Kids