Wait Baja California is in Mexico? Katja Gaskell from Globetotting shares her tips on visiting Baja California with kids (and yes, it is in Mexico!) We chat about Los Cabos, Cabo San Lucas, and the rest of the Baja peninsula. Plus stay tuned for another giveaway!
ON THE PODCAST
00:32 – Talking with Kim and Tamara about upcoming travels
04:19 – What airports are doing to make your time more comfortable
07:48 – Tamara’s upcoming trip to Vermont
10:04 – Holiday plans
13:47 – Talking with Katja
17:40 – Where is Baja California
19: 44 – How to get to Baja
20:20 – Safety in Mexico
22:18 – Valle De Guadalupe
23:40 – Seeing the Pacific grey whales and whale sharks
25:44 – Beach experience
29:26 – Cultural experiences
30:31 – Katja’s favorite places to stay
32:20 – Great food in Mexico
35:50 – Tips to planning your vacation
36:20 – Where to take a family photo
37:40 – Katja’s favorite travel gear
41:11 – Winner of the Echo Dot and another giveaway!!!
ABOUT 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. She has just moved back to London, U.K. after nearly 12 years living abroad in Australia, India and Mexico. Katja has also written across a range of titles for Lonely Planet guidebooks and tried and tested luxury hotels for the British boutique hotel guide Mr & Mrs Smith. Follow Katja on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.
PLACES TO GO IN BAJA CALIFORNIA
- Valle De Guadalupe is a beautiful place that is basically Mexico’s answer to Napa Valley. Without the high price tag of course. This is great place to visit some wineries and taste great wine.
- About halfway down the peninsula is the San Ignacio Lagoon where you can see where the Pacific Grey Whales go every year to breed and give birth. They tend to be very friendly and if you are lucky you may see a mother whale showing off her new baby!
- The beaches may be very pretty on the western side but are not that great for swimming. They have rocky shores and the water tends to be cold and the current strong.
- Mexico has some amazing food by the tap water, if you are not used to the water you may want to stick with drinking bottled water.
BEST PLACE TO TAKE FAMILY PHOTO
Katja suggests that you take a family photo at Arch of Cabo San Lucas, also known as El Arco, which is an iconic image of where the pacific ocean meets the Sea of Cortez.
FAVORITE TRAVEL GEAR
Katja’s loves to wear layers, the top being her long American Vintage cardigan. As well as different shaws she has purchased in India. She also loves to wear her Vince Skate shoes that are great to slip on and off in an airport.
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