ABOUT US

Our Story

Hello! Thanks for arriving here and I hope that you’re enjoying globetotting. The idea behind this blog is to inspire and inform families who want to discover the world with their kids. I have always travelled; I grew up travelling from a young age and I’ve never really stopped. I spent my childhood moving regularly between Belgium, France and the States (way down south in Houston, Texas to be precise!) and have since lived in a further six countries. I have three wonderful children, each born in a different place (Australia, India and Mexico) and we’re currently living in London, U.K., a city I call home even though technically I’ve not lived here that long.

I am a travel writer by trade and have co-authored various Lonely Planet guides (including China, Australia and India) and have reviewed hotels for the British luxury hotel brand, Mr & Mrs Smith. My work has also appeared in publications including BBC Food, The  Sunday Telegraph (Australia), Hotelier International, and The Australian among others. I’m also one of the editors of Twist, a fabulous family travel and lifestyle magazine.

Globetotting originally started when I was living in India and became friends with Victoria. We both had young children and quickly realised that there was little information for families who wanted to explore Delhi and beyond together. And so, we created a website for families in India reviewing hotels and suggesting easy escapes from the capital. From this initial India-focused site, globetotting has grown to become a trusted resource for families who want to explore the world and covers everywhere from Guatemala and Mexico to Finland, Denmark and more. Victoria has since left globetotting to pursue exciting new adventures in Quito, Ecuador and I’m now rediscovering my love of the U.K. with Alfie, Tess and Sam and sharing all that we find here and on our travels on globetotting.

I’m a firm believer that you can – and should! – take your kids everywhere. It’s not always easy and it’s certainly not always pretty but travelling with children is the best thing you can do. I hope that you find globetotting useful!

Happy travels!

Recent Awards

We’ve been nominated for awards from the UK MADS Blog Awards, the BIBS, Mumpreneur UK and the #WOW Award.

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If you’re interested in collaborating with Globetotting to boost your brand’s exposure, contact us.

FAQ’S

Frequently Asked Questions

Globetotting is a family travel blog dedicated to showing that you can travel the world with kids. I offer trip ideas, destination guides, hotel reviews, product gear advice, and ideas on where to shop, eat, get the best ice cream and more in destinations around the world.

The aim is to give you all the information you need to organise your own trip but, as we all know, sometimes you just don’t have the time or energy to book everything yourself! That’s why I’ve partnered with a handful of select family tour operators who are experienced in organising family holidays in exciting destinations around the world. They are all experts in their destinations and regions, and many of them have kids themselves so they know what it’s like to travel with both toddlers and teens. They all know how to create  itineraries that will keep both parents and kids happy.

Booking enquiries made through globetotting are sent directly to the partner agent responsible for your chosen holiday or destination  and they will contact you directly to discuss itineraries, budget etc..

Our partner agents give us a percentage of their Travel Agent’s Commission (TAC) for every successful booking generated through  globetotting. It’s important to note that our fee is never added to their TAC and so you will never pay more making an enquiry through globetotting than by booking directly with any of our partner agents.

Affiliates & Advertising

Advertising is used throughout this site. Working with affiliated partners allows us to earn a small commission on any purchases or bookings you may make at no extra cost to you. globetotting.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an  affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

globetotting Privacy Policy

globetotting found at https://www.globetotting.com / (“Website”) is governed by the following privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”).

We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what personally identifiable information we may collect and how it may be used. This statement only applies to this Website.

WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT AND HOW IS IT USED?

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Additionally, the Website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.

The Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:

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At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time in the Website’s sole discretion.

Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganisation proceeding brought by or against us.

ANONYMOUS DATA

From time to time, we may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.

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From time to time, the Website may engage in remarketing efforts with third-party companies, such as Google, Facebook, or Instagram, in order to market the Website. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the Website.

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The Website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.

globetotting is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to Amazon.com. As part of this Amazon Associates program, the Website will post customised links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilises cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.

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RIGHTS RELATED TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us at katja@globetotting to be removed from our mailing list.

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Forget – In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to katja@globetotting.com

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.

SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the Website. This includes your social security number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

CHILDREN’S INFORMATION

The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at katja@globetotting.com and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Please feel free to contact me at any time on katja@globetotting.com

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