Category: Review

First hand, honest reviews for hotels, restaurants, products, tours and attractions.

Women’s Trail Running Shoes – Cascadia 12 by Brooks

If you have ever tried running you probably know all about what a relaxing activity it is. What not a lot of people take the time to try is trail running. Yes, it is more demanding and at least at … Continue reading

Founders Inn and Spa – Hotel Near Virginia Beach

You know what is great about traveling to beach destinations, when it’s off season? You get to enjoy gorgeous resorts without the nuttiness of the crowds. And that’s exactly what my husband and I did when we stayed at Founders … Continue reading

Trail Running Shoes – Women’s Wave Rider 20 G-TX by Mizuno

My hobbies include hiking, running and lifting weights. There are times when I enjoy mixing two of them and going to some nearby mountain for a run. Because I also do a lot of running in a local track and … Continue reading

A Walk Through of our Couples Getaway Presidential Suite at Sheraton Atlantic City

My husband and I only get one or two times a year a chance to have a romantic couples getaway. This is usually when we visit my family in the US. Grandma and Grandpa get to totally dote on their … Continue reading

Hiking with Dogs (Small Ones) – How Do You Do It?

My kids and hubby are outdoorsy. Not a whole lot like hiking through back country and climbing precipices, but way more than me. And even more so than our new puppy – Alpha Lady – who is a Shih Tzu, … Continue reading

Active Wear for Women Review – Champion Women’s Train Hoodie

For the past five years I have been an enthusiast of fitness. As most of us I started going to the gym and going for a couple of jogs per week to help me lose some fat. With time I … Continue reading

Small Dog Carriers – Sherpa Ultimate on Wheels Review

Traveling with your pet is an interesting experience. Kind of like traveling with kids, it looks great on paper, until you set out for the adventure. And, usually, it’s a grand adventure with all the hiccups and speed bumps along … Continue reading

Stowe Ski Resort -Vermont Skiing and Snowboarding at its Finest!

Fun Fact about me, the Travel Experta – over 25 years ago I was semi-pro downhill skier. Not so fun fact about me – it’s been almost that long since I’ve been on skis. When we arrived to Stowe  Mountain Lodge I … Continue reading

Tomtom Adventurer GPS Outdoor Watch – Perfect for Hiking Lovers

Hiking is my biggest passion. It is an activity where I get to challenge myself, enjoy nature and meet awesome people. So I am constantly looking for products or anything really to make the experience even more enjoyable. Because of … Continue reading

Stowe Mountain Resort – Multi-Generational Fun

Visiting the same place several times for me is a huge rarity since there are sooooo many places in the world to visit. So when I return to a place, especially more than two times, in my Travel Experta opinion … Continue reading

Smugglers Notch Resort a Land of Limitless Winter Activities Part II

When you think of winter activities the first thing that usually comes to mind is obviously snowboarding or skiing. And for good reason, since these are usually the magnet for most resorts. Smuggler’s Notch Resort is no different. Being a … Continue reading

Why Staying at Smugglers Notch Resort for JUST Three Days is a Bad Idea – Part I

One thing about raising tropical kids in Central America is that they YEARN for snow. I grew up in snow. So for me it’s not a novelty. And quite frankly, it’s been over 20 years that I’ve experienced it, and memory … Continue reading

Magellan Travel MiVue DashCam

Confession – I drive a 2009 Toyato Yaris. Why is this important to know? Well, since I’ve driven plenty of newer cars I know the one thing that I’m truly missing out on is a camera showing me what is … Continue reading

Travel Games for Kids – Crazy Chefs By Orchard Toys

What are fun travel games for kids? This is one of the most common questions I get asked by parents. Entertaining the kids is, without a doubt, one of the most important things one can do while traveling. Or not … Continue reading

Dragonwood a Family Board Game That Bonds

A family that plays Dragonwood together, stays together. As corny as this cliche is, I have to admit this game truly bonds the family! We got this game a while ago and for some reason put it on hold thinking … Continue reading

Visiting Universal Studios in Florida with Young Kids

Here’s the deal. I’m not a fan of amusement park rides. I love visiting amusement and theme parks, but I detest going on the rides. I get thrill enough of seeing my kids and husband having fun while I watch … Continue reading

Siurana, Spain – The Hollywood of Climbing

Arriving to Siurana, Spain’s climbing haven, was the same as arriving to Mecca for my husband. He wasn’t the only one drawn to this place. Within three minutes of our arrival and check in into our Siurana Camping Mobile Home, the owners told us … Continue reading

What To Do While Staying at The Breakers in Palm Beach

When staying at The Breakers in Palm Beach it is easy to be occupied from morning through night without even realizing it. Family Activities at The Breakers in Palm Beach Our first day was fully occupied when we visited the … Continue reading

ThinkFun – Yoga Games for Kids

One of the best things that we have living in Antigua, Guatemala is my sons’ school. It’s a Green school focusing on nature, mindfulness and a lot of outdoor activities and learning. This past year a new subject was added … Continue reading

Review of the Women’s Helium Traveler Jacket by Outdoor Research

From the very first time that I started going out on more adventurous tours along Guatemala I learned that no matter the season or the region you should always carry some waterproof gear. You just never know what is going … Continue reading

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