Globetotting on I Love Family Travel

Tell us a little background about you and your blog.

Every family has their own idea as to what makes the perfect family holiday. For some it’s a trip to Disneyworld, for others it’s a two-week beach holiday in Spain. globetotting’s British co-founders, Katja Gaskell and Victoria Westmacott, have enjoyed both these kinds of holidays with their own families but they also wanted to introduce their children to other countries and cultures around the world. However, when it came to finding information on travelling with children in destinations not traditionally considered “family-friendly” they struggled. And so, globetotting.com was born. The website is a portal for adventurous family travel offering ideas, advice, inspiration and more to families looking for an alternative kind of holiday.

What is your number one family travel tip?

Every family has their own idea as to what makes the perfect family holiday. For some it’s a trip to Disneyworld, for others it’s a two-week beach holiday in Spain. globetotting’s British co-founders, Katja Gaskell and Victoria Westmacott, have enjoyed both these kinds of holidays with their own families but they also wanted to introduce their children to other countries and cultures around the world. However, when it came to finding information on travelling with children in destinations not traditionally considered “family-friendly” they struggled. And so, globetotting.com was born. The website is a portal for adventurous family travel offering ideas, advice, inspiration and more to families looking for an alternative kind of holiday.

Where was your favorite destination to travel to and why?

Tough question! Sri Lanka was definitely one of my favourite family travel destinations. It’s got colour, culture and just enough chaos to make it an exciting place to travel but it’s also very easy with kids. The people are incredibly friendly, the food is superb and there is so much to see and do. We spent 10 days exploring the southern coast and would love to go back and discover the interior.

Do you have any favorite sites, blogs or magazines you read to help plan your travel?

Lots! Lonely Planet has been a long-time favourite. I also love Wanderlust Magazine (UK), Travel & Leisure Magazine, Conde Nast Traveller, National Geographic Traveler and Afar. Blogs include Pint Size Pilot and All Over The Map.

Do you have any favorite travel apps or gear?

It depends on what age child I’m travelling with. iPads are genius and keep my 7 and 5 year old entertained for hours. For babies – which we will soon have in our family again! – I love the Phil & Ted’s travel cot. It’s probably the best piece of equipment we’ve ever bought.

What got you into travel blogging? How did you start?

We found that there was a distinct lack of information for families wanting to travel to less traditional family holiday destinations such as India, Nepal or Borneo. We wanted to provide families with the enough information (and inspiration!) so that they could continue the types of travels they might have enjoyed pre-kids whether that be trekking in Nepal or exploring the temples of Angkor Wat.

Do you have any advice for family travel bloggers who are just starting out?

Again, just do it! Find your niche and start writing.

Where do you plan to travel to this year?

Current plans include some short trips from Mexico City (where I currently live), a 2.5 week trip to Vancouver in the summer, Ixtapa in Mexico and hopefully Cuba in the autumn.

Is there anything else you would like to share with our audience?

Thanks for including us! 🙂