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!

Things To Do in Fort Lauderdale – Ocean Camp for Kids – An Absolute Must

One thing I found out about Fort Lauderdale, aside the fact that it is a huge beach town, is that most of the hotels don’t really offer any full-on kids activities. Like our hotel – The Hilton Fort Lauderdale Resort.  … Continue reading

4 Ideas and Tips for Traveling With Kids & Technology

These days, tech is an essential staple for traveling long hours with kids. Whether my children are listening to music on their iPods or playing games on their tablets, these devices are essential for making sure the hours of traveling … Continue reading

PGA National Resort and Spa – Family (Holiday) Fun

Every year when visiting my parents for the Holidays in December we like to go away as a family for a couple of nights to the neighboring resorts in South Florida. This year we chose PGA National Resort and Spa … Continue reading

Cafe Du Monde New Orleans – Our Second Home in NOLA

Beignets turned out to be not only the food of choice for my kids, but we found ourselves eating them literally for breakfast, lunch and sometimes dinner. And this was true for four out of the seven days we were … Continue reading

3 Reasons Why You Should Vacation in Tampa

For year-long fun in the sun, Tampa, Florida is a hot vacation spot. Although it’s often eclipsed by other Florida destinations like Miami or Orlando, Tampa has a lot to offer. Located on the Gulf of Mexico, there’s no shortage … Continue reading

Enjoy Britain like the British: Five Typically British Things to Do Whilst Visiting the UK

You’ve got your ticket and, whether you’re visiting Britain for the first time or back again to one of your favourite destinations, it’s going to be a great holiday. You want to make the most of every moment and get … Continue reading

How to Plan a Large Family Trip

You’ve been working hard all year and now you’re ready to let go and get in vacation mode. However, the larger the vacation, the more planning needed to ensure there are no unexpected glitches along the way. The last thing … Continue reading

Cafe Beignet in New Orleans – More Than Just Beignets

Beignets, Beignets, Beignets. This is all we heard before coming to New Orleans. Everyone was telling us it is a must to eat them. Plus, watching ‘Princess and the Frog’ eight hundred times you have to get a taste. However, … Continue reading

Dat Dog in New Orleans- Hot Dogs With a Twist

What is the one thing that is one every parent’s mind when traveling? Food! At least for me it is. My kids are super picky eaters so making sure they eat at restaurants that will be fun for them is … Continue reading

Gumbo Shop New Orleans – Review

You can not come to New Orleans and not eat home style cooked gumbo. Sure, practically every restaurant you go to has gumbo offered on the menu. But it is always better to go to the ones that specialize in … Continue reading

Fun Day with Kids in New Orleans – Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium – Part II

When I planned out our time in New Orleans, I originally decided on doing the Aquarium of Americas one day and the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium on a separate day. Even though, the recommendation to visit both of these places … Continue reading

4 Things You Should Know About Visiting East Elmhurst – New York

East Elmhurst is located north of Corona and Jackson Heights in Queens, N.Y. It’s a culturally diverse middle class neighborhood that includes La Guardia Airport. Flushing Bay rounds out its border to the east and north. This seemingly quiet borough … Continue reading

Fun Day With Kids in New Orleans- Audubon Aquarium of the Americas – Part I

New Orleans has totally surprised me. A city that is mainly known for its festivals, food and partying is actually one of the most family friendly places we have visited in a long time. With the help of NOLA CVB, we … Continue reading

New Orleans City Park – Celebration of the Oaks with Grayline Tours

A trip to New Orleans doesn’t really count unless you visit City Park. City Park is one of the most historic parts of New Orleans and simply amazing. The park itself is open year round. However, it’s the festivities they hold for … Continue reading

Take Ride on the Mississippi River – Steamboat Natchez

One thing you can not avoid is an encounter with the great Mississippi River while visiting New Orleans. The French Quarters goes right into. Seafood is practically a staple of New Orleans and Louisiana’s cuisine. Strolling along the river walk … Continue reading

Visiting The Valley of Temples in Sicily – A Dream for Any Kid

The Valley of the temples in Sicily is one of the most important archeological sites in the world and a Unesco world heritage site since 1998. Certainly an amazing place to visit with your family. Children will love it! It … Continue reading

Furnishing Ideas for a Family Holiday Home

Whether you have a cabin in a remote, rural setting or a home on the beachfront, furnishing your holiday home can be much more fun than the serious business of making sure your main residence caters for all the family’s … Continue reading

Swamp Tour New Orleans – Is It Worth the Trip?

Traveling to New Orleans as a single parent allows me to really expand my search for best family friendly adventures in the area. And, of course, I had a lot of help by watching ‘Princess and the Frog’ a ton … Continue reading

Navigating Costa Rica’s Charming Roads

The roads in Costa Rica are far from being good, so not a lot of people take the trouble of renting a car while visiting the country. Plus, it can be expensive. However they are missing out on a lot of … Continue reading

Mothers New Orleans Restaurant – An Iconic Place

I love visiting ‘Famous’ restaurants of each location I visit. Mother’s Restaurant was one of the top recommendations I got from NOLA CVB. And good reason. Why Mothers New Orleans is Worth a Visit First of all it is known … Continue reading