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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:
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San Cristóbal de las Casas with Kids – Mexico Family Vacation Guide

MEXICO, San Cristóbal de las Casas with Kids: The southern Mexican state of Chiapas draws nature lovers with its stunning natural beauty as well as its rich indigenous culture. Wild jungles hide jaguars and boa constrictors, not to mention the ancient Mayan civilizations of Palenque and Yaxchilán. There are waterfalls the color of the Caribbean …

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Lake Atitlán with Kids – Guatemala Family Vacation Guide

GUATEMALA, Lake Atitlán with Kids – Deep in the Guatemalan Highlands lies the serenely beautiful Lake Atitlán. Easily one of the country’s most visited, and most loved, destinations, it’s also a wonderful place for families. Formed some 85,000 years ago by a titanic volcanic explosion, the crater lake is today flanked by steep green hills, …

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Antigua with Kids – Guatemala Family Vacation Guide

GUATEMALA, 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, a large earthquake largely destroyed the area in 1773. Consequently, the political center moved to the seismically less active Guatemala City. Antigua was subsequently rebuilt on …

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San Miguel de Allende with Kids – Mexico Family Vacation Guide

MEXICO, 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 …

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Galle with Kids – Sri Lanka Family Vacation Guide

SRI LANKA, Galle with Kids – The 17th-century Dutch fort of Galle shines like the jewel in Sri Lanka’s tropical crown. Located in the sleepy bay of the same name, the town sits near the southern tip of the pear-shaped island. Galle Fort has been beautifully preserved and is today a UNESCO World Heritage Site. …

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Oaxaca with Kids – Mexico Family Vacation Guide

MEXICO, OAXACA WITH KIDS – Oaxaca is the Mexico of old movies. Positioned in a protected valley in the southwest of the country, it’s a colorful colonial city full of charm, and rich in culture and tradition. A place where festivals are given with great gusto and food is considered an art form. The city …

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Tofino with Kids – Vancouver Island Family Vacation Guide

VANCOUVER ISLAND, TOFINO WITH KIDS: 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 …

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Mexico City with Kids: Where to stay, eat and play

MEXICO, 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 …

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