About Me!


Family Travel in Barcelona Spain

I’m Marina K. Villatoro, the Travel Experta, and I am so excited to chat with you about travel with your family, living abroad and and being a parent of rock climbers!

Nineteen years ago I took a solo trip to Latin America. I traveled through 18 countries starting from my home in New York through Mexico all the way down to Argentina and Chile overland. During my long trip I met my husband while camping in Tikal Mayan Ruins in Guatemala.

Since then, my family and I have been living in Central America (Costa Rica and Guatemala) for over eighteen years. The best part about being an Expat is the luxury to work from anywhere I want and to always have an excuse to travel!

Family Travel

We have traveled all over Central AmericaSpainUnited States, Cuba, Colombia, plenty of Cruises and are embarking on more and more travel.

Rock Climbing Parent

Both my sons, 9 and 15 years old, are competitive rock climbers. Sport climbing inside and at the Rock.

But, here’s the thing. I’m not!

However, I am the travel planner for the family. And with my kids now only wanting to visit climbing destinations I have learned all the ins and outs of how to prepare and plan for climbing trips.


How about competitions? Most of them are away from home.

And they are a totally different type of preparation and focus.

I know it’s hard work, and a lot of parents of rock climbing kids don’t know where to begin. 

I’m here to make that easy for you! 

Travel Planning and Services


I am here to offer advice, tips, recommendations on where to eat, stay and play with your family and kids! Life abroad, and entrepreneurship!

I also can help you plan a fantastic trip where I do all the work for you, charge NO FEES, and you do nothing but thoroughly enjoy your family time together!

And I love questions! So please contact me. 

Happy Travels!

Marina the ‘Travel Experta’

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