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!

Daily Guatemala – Figurine at Santo Domingo Hotel in Antigua Guatemala

This figurine is located in Santo Domingo Hotel in Antigua amongst the well preserved ruins and other artifacts. For more great Wordless Wednesday Photos go here!. For More Great Info Get Your Book NOW! .

Guatemala Daily Photo – Hotel Garbage Bins in Atitlan Lake

I want these garbage bins in my house! For More Great Info Get Your Book NOW! .

Cahuita National Park, Costa Rica

Guest Post from my blogger friend and mutual Costa Rica Lover, Ann Creed, from Costa Rica Learn. Cahuita National Park is located on Costa Rica’s southern Caribbean coast, 43 km south of Limon. It is best known for it’s beige … Continue reading

Drinks ‘Round the World! – Tropical Cocktail!

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. This month I’ll be cliche, simply because I … Continue reading

Guatemala Daily Photo – A Market Stand With Herbs and Spices in Antigua Guatemala

There are no shortages of exotic herbs and spices at the local market. My problem is, I just don’t know what to do with them! For More Great Info Get Your Book NOW! .

Spotlight Costa Rica! Arenal Observatory Lodge in Costa Rica – A Room With A View!

Can you imagine yourself arriving to a place that is in the middle of the Costa Rican tropical rain forest? From unseen corners you hear welcoming howls of the howler monkeys and colorful hummingbirds whiz by you as you walk … Continue reading

Guatemala Daily Photo – Horse Carriages of the Central Park in Antigua Guatemala

You’ll find horse carriages waiting for you at every corner of Antigua’s Central Park for a tour. Check out all the other Daily Photos here! For more great Wordless Wednesday Photos go here!. For More Great Info Get Your Book … Continue reading

Weekly Travel Tips – Money To Change or Not to Change!

One of the most common questions travelers worry about is to change money before coming or not? This day and age practically everyone traveling has a credit card. Usually the hotel you’ll be staying at the first night accepts credit … Continue reading

Guatemala Daily Photo – Horse Carriage Ride in Antigua Guatemala

This is definitely the best way to see Antigua. Take a one hour tour in a horse carriage! For More Great Info Get Your Book NOW! .

Boomer Traveler: Stay Safe When Traveling

First in a series of safety tips for traveling in Costa Rica by Doris Gallan. Any world city has an element of crime and Costa Rica’s capital, San Jose, is no exception. The difference for travelers here is that they … Continue reading

How Many Churches Can There Possibly Be?

Did you know that Antigua, Guatemala is only 10 blocks squared? It’s pretty small! Would you believe that it is home to over 35 churches! Find more fun things to do with the family in Antigua, Guatemala.    But that … Continue reading

Guatemala Daily Photo – Shukos the Guatemalan Equivalent to Hot Dogs

Shukos is what Guatemalans call hot dogs! For More Great Info Get Your Book NOW! .

Costa Rica Wildlife – 10 Secrets of the Margay Wild Cat

What’s adorable, mistaken for a domestic cat and survives solely on meat: The Margay! This beautiful animal can be found in Corcovado National Park, Costa rica’s South Pacific Region. However, this gorgeous little creature has many interesting secrets: Find great … Continue reading

Guatemala Daily Photo – Amazing View of Lago Atitlan

This is just a quick glimpse of Atitlan Lake one of Guatemala’s wonders! For More Great Info Get Your Book NOW! .

Foodies Delight – Tico Tacos

Every country has their version of tacos. This is the Costa Rica way and I prefer it over many others, because it’s simple and tasty. Plus you can get as creative as you want. Scroll down for some fun ideas. … Continue reading

Guatemala Daily Photo – The Beautiful Lake Atitlan

That’s our boat leaving, after a full day tour of Lake Atitlan. For more great Wordless Wednesday Photos go here!. For More Great Info Get Your Book NOW! .

Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica

Guest Post from my blogger friend and mutual Costa Rica Lover, Ann Creed, from Costa Rica Learn. We left Alajuela very early on a July morning on our day trip to Poas Volcano National Park. The drive is superbly scenic … Continue reading

Guatemala Daily Photo – The Amazing Grounds of a Hotel in Front of Lago Atitlan

Our gorgeous hotel, Hotel Atitlan, and the amazing grounds! For More Great Info Get Your Book NOW! .

Spotlight Costa Rica – Canyoneering with Desafio Tours in Arenal & Monteverde

This is a Costa Rican tour operator called Desafio Adventure functioning mainly out of Arenal/La Fortuna area and Monteverde that has an adventure that will rock your socks off and its name is: Canyoneering and waterfall rappelling! As its name … Continue reading

Guatemala Daily Photo – Local’s Life Around The Beautiful Lago Atitlan

This may look like fun to us, but this is the fastst way the locals from Santiago, the largest town of Lake Atitlan, get from one village to the next. As you can see, there is no real rush to … Continue reading