Author Archives: Marina Kuperman Villatoro

About Marina Kuperman Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of TravelExperta.com, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 10+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

Boomer Traveler: Baby Boomer: Tips for new Travelers

Second of a series on what makes Costa Rica a great place to start traveling by Doris Gallan. The best way to ensure a fun trip with the minimum amount of stress is in planning what you want to do, … Continue reading

Rescue Centers Coming to the Rescue

Contrary to what people think, Costa Rica does not have an animal rescue or rehabilitation center on every corner. However, it does have ZooAve! Beautifully designed and well planned out, the center focuses mainly on birds (aves) with a few … Continue reading

Getting Robbed in Guatemala – My Guest Post Series on FoXnoMad

Do you guys want to know what happened to me once a upon a time in Guatemala, in my good old days of backpacking around the Americas? Well then make your way over to my travel blogger buddy, Anil, of … Continue reading

Costa Rica Wildlife – 5 Truths of the Pacific Spotted Dolphin

The Pacific Spotted Dolphin is of the most intelligent mammals of the water is on constant Welcome Committee Watch when you arrive to the South Pacific Region of Costa Rica – Drake Bay, Osa Peninsula, Corcovado National Park and the … Continue reading

Foodies Delight – FRESCOS (Refreshments)

Costa Rica is a blessed tropical paradise of fresh fruits. And with all my years of living here, I have to contest it is cheaper to buy fresh fruit and make your own fresh fruit juice then to buy the … Continue reading

Costa Rica Daily Photo – Amazing Purple Orchid

Before moving here I only heard about orchids, until one day I received one as a gift. I don’t think there is a more perfect living plant in the world! For More Great Info Get Your Book NOW! .

Pura Vida Costa Rica

Guest Post from the Popular Online Travel Guide Journey Idea. An unsurpassable biodiversity, incredible sceneries ranging from serenading beaches like Coyote and San Miguel or the tropical forest havens, Costa Rica is truly one of the top notch destinations to … Continue reading

Costa Rica Daily Photo – A Tropical Cactus?

A tropical, humid country as Costa Rican has one of the largest selections of Cactus I’d ever seen! For More Great Info Get Your Book NOW! .

Spotlight Costa Rica! Desafio Tours in Arenal and Monteverde

When visiting Costa Rica, what tour should I do? Who do you recommend? These are questions that I get asked daily from my friends and clients that are going to Arenal or Monteverde in Costa Rica. My answer: Desafio Adventure … Continue reading

Costa Rica Daily Photo – Water and Rivers Everywhere

This river was about a 10 minute easy hike from our old house in Costa Rica. It was also my son’s absolute favorite place to be! For More Great Info Get Your Book NOW! .

Weekly Travel Tip – Blend with the Crowd

Guest Post from Mina from Sending Postcards is back! Her travel tips continued… 2. Don’t Dress Like a Tourist – If for no other reason than looking tacky, leave the Hawaiian shirt, crop top and fanny pack (a.k.a bum bag … Continue reading

Drinks ‘Round the World! – Grab a Cold One!

Hey fellow cocktailers! Welcome back to the monthly International Cocktail Hour – Drinks ‘Round the World. Your two lovely hostesses Lifecruiser and Travel Experta (Me) are super happy to have you here. It’s time to grab a cold one for … Continue reading

Boomer Traveler: Baby Boomer: An Easy Start for New Travelers

First of a series on what makes Costa Rica a great place to start traveling. Guest Post by Doris Gallan. Friendly people, English media, many ex-pats and a well-developed tourism infrastructure makes this small Central American country a great place … Continue reading

Costa Rica Daily Photo – Costa Rican Fruit Wine

I’m convinced that every country in the world has some sort of their own wine. Costa Rica is no stranger to this. Since the climate isn’t right for grapes, it is however great for certain fruits. My favorite, and yes … Continue reading

Edward Scissorhands Escaped and Was Found in Zarcero, Costa Rica

Two hours from San Jose is a tiny town by the name of Zarcero. It is located in the Central Valley of Costa Rica. For some unbeknown reason to everyone, including the people of Zarcero, an older local man, gardener … Continue reading

Guatemala Daily Photo – Unexplored Mayan Ruins in Tikal National Park

The incredible excavated temples of Tikal are said to only be about 25% of the actual city that once ruled the great jungles of Northern Guatemala. The rest have been taken over by the fierce jungle, just waiting to be … Continue reading

Weekly Travel Tip – 4 Things to Pack and Not Feel Guilty About

Guest Post from my blogger friend and travel lover, Anil Polat, from foXnoMad. Travelers know that underwear, socks, and a good backpack are essential travel items that you can’t leave home without. There are 4 other things you can pack … Continue reading

Foodies Delight – Cheese Tortillas

I’m not the biggest fan of tortillas. I find them a bit bland and too ordinary. However! When I add a bit of cheese to the mix, it makes all the difference. Get more juicy bits on Costa Rica Traditional … Continue reading

Guatemala Daily Photo – Bird’s Eye View of a Mayan Ruin in Tikal National Park

Does this beautiful view of a Mayan Ruin remind you of anything? This is practically the exact shot taken in the first Star Wars Series. Bio Dave and Deb are an adventure travel couple from Canada. They have traveled to … Continue reading

Costa Rica’s Natural Wonder – The Mighty Arenal Volcano

Guest Post from my blogger friend and mutual Costa Rica Lover, Ann Creed, from Costa Rica Learn. Arenal Volcano National Park, located in north central Costa Rica is one of the country’s most visited national parks. It’s a must for … Continue reading