Climbing Trips

Where To Go While Looking for an Indoor Climbing Gym in Washington DC Area

Guest post from Brandon Villatoro (The Travel Experta’s Son) Every year we visit the US two times per year. But now with our training schedule for climbing, we have to keep up even when traveling. So when visiting our uncle … Continue reading

How to Put Bolts in Rock Climbing Routes

Guest Post from Brandon Villatoro (Travel Experta’s Son) 5 Step Process for Putting Bolts in New Rock Climbing Routes Step 1 Find a climbable route and find a way to get to the top of it. Find a tree or … Continue reading

Top 5 Legendary Bouldering Routes for Climbers to Attempt

Guest Post by Brandon Villatoro (Travel Experta’s son) Bouldering is my definite first choice for climbing indoor and out door. Here’s a list, in my opinion of: Top 5 Classic and Famous Bouldering Routes in the World Midnight Lightning Boulder … Continue reading

Top 5 Most Legendary and Difficult Climbing Routes

Guest Post by Brandon Villatoro (Travel Experta’s Son) Only a few have mastered, and most aspire. 5 Most Difficult Sport Climbing Routes in the World Action Directe in Frankenjura, Germany It is considered the world’s first 9a (5.14d). This route … Continue reading

Climbing Safety – The Top Safety Precautions in Climbing

Guest Post by Federico Villatoro (Travel Experta’s husband) I, Federico Villatoro, will be talking about an accident that we recently experienced with Brandon, my son, while climbing at the rock. I will address exactly what happened and I will give … Continue reading

Preparation for Going to the Rock – The Climbing Equipment You Need

Guest Post by Brandon Villatoro (Travel Experta’s son) Going rock climbing is not like going to the gym. You don’t have bathrooms to freely use. No couches to rest on and put your stuff on. No water fountains or a … Continue reading

Climbing in Guatemala – Amatitlan Rock Breakdown

Guest post by Brandon Villatoro (Travel Experta’s son) Amatitlan and Xela are the biggest and most recommended places for climbing in Guatemala. I will mainly tell you my experience of Amatitlan because I have never been to Xela. But will … Continue reading

Rock Climbing and Climbing Hostel Birthday Fun

Guest Post by Brandon Villatoro (Travel Experta’s Son) Climbing just got that much more fun in Guatemala! Belay Partners Hostal is a new hostel located right beside the best climbing rock in Amatitlan, Guatemala. Usually, when I want to go … Continue reading

Travel Like a Local Immerse in Rock Climbing (Indoor Climbing Gym)

Almost twelve years ago my husband stumbled onto a climbing gym and became a quick addict. At that time, our oldest boy was around four years old, and he came along with his papa for the fun of it. When … Continue reading

Siurana, Spain – Rock Climbing, Camping and So Much More…

GUEST POST by Brandon Villatoro (Travel Experta’s Son) When I was 11 years old my family had an idea which was to go to Spain and rock climb. And that is exactly what we did. We went to Siurana, Spain … Continue reading

Rock and Indoor Climbing is a Great Addition to Your Travel Plans

Note of Caution – Once you finish reading this article you will most likely have to change your travel plans. Living in Guatemala, my son’s school schedule revolves around the Southern Hemisphere. This means that they only get two weeks … 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

Climbing to the Top of Piedra del Peñol, Colombia

As you drive to the entrance of the gargantuan rock face the first sign that greets you states boldly – The Best View in the World. Since I’ve been to many high vista points, some beyond spectacular, this to me … Continue reading

Climbing Madness – A Father and Son Activity

My husband is a climbing junkie. Which, if you know the world of rock climbers, it’s really the only way to be. Because if you’re not obsessed with it, you’re really not into it. Discover more kid friendly things to … Continue reading

Turu Ba Ri Adventure Park in Costa Rica – Rappelling and Climbing

To push my husband’s adrenaline glands into overtime we signed him up for the rappel/rock climbing wall at Turu Ba Ri Adventure Park in Costa Rica. This is an awesome place where we’ve already done the Canopy tour and even had my … Continue reading

Visiting a Rock Climbing Gym in Costa Rica

Some would say my husband is an adrenaline junkie. The truth is, he always indulges in sports that push him mentally, physically and spiritually. ‘Rock Climbing‘ is all that and much, much more. Luckily we found a rock climbing gym … Continue reading