Thank you for visiting globetotting. The idea behind this family travel 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 between Belgium, France and the U.S. 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.
I started travel writing when I lived in Beijing, China. There, I was a writer for an arts and entertainment magazine, Beijing Scene. This bilingual magazine was the first of its kind in the country. I interviewed authors, profiled film directors and wrote about performance artists. I also covered travel.
My next travel writing job was with Lonely Planet and I have co-authored guides to China, Australia and India. From budget hostels I moved into luxury hotels and reviewed destinations for the British luxury hotel brand, Mr & Mrs Smith.
My work has also appeared in publications including The Telegraph, The Independent, Angels & Urchins, Absolutely Mama, France Today, Lonely Planet, BBC Food, The Sunday Telegraph (Australia), Hotelier International, and The Australian among others. I’m also the European Editor of Twist Travel Magazine. I am regularly called upon as a family travel expert and was on the panel for Angels & Urchins’ annual travel awards. I was also featured in Huffington Post U.K.
Globetotting originally started when I was living in India reviewing hotels and easy escapes from the capital for families. From this initial India-focused site, globetotting has grown to become a trusted resource for families who want to explore the world. The site covers everywhere from Guatemala and Mexico to Finland, Denmark and lots of information on my current hometown, London.
Family travel snap: Katja Gaskell from Globetotting
globetotting has been ranked as one of the UK’s Top 10 Travel Blogs by Vuelio in 2018 and 2019 has been a finalists in the BIBS in the same years. We’ve also been nominated for awards from the UK MADS Blog Awards.