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Bucket List: 10 Things To Do in Costa Rica Full of Must-See Worthy Spots

Since you are starting to plan your vacation to Costa Rica or you are being curious, don’t worry, here you have a Bucket list of things to do in Costa Rica. Costa Rica is a small country but has many things to see. It is full of excitement, natural adventures, and surprising activities full of […]

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Top Things to Do in San Jose Costa Rica | Travel Guide

Let’s face it, when you plan a trip to Costa Rica, the first thing that you think of is the gorgeous wildlife, exploring natural beauties and relaxing at its beaches. Most of you don’t exactly want to make San Jose, the capital city, a destination. But you’d be surprised about all the Fun Things to […]

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Returning to Roatan After 7 Years – Honduras Travel

Seven years ago I took my oldest boy to Roatan, Honduras for a mama and son trip. And now, I’m doing the same fun trip with my youngest boy. Roatan, the Caribbean island off of  Honduras, has a special calling, because I rarely go anywhere more than once, not to mention I’ve now been here […]

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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 be going soon, so stay tuned. Amatitlan is a very big lake (Lake Amatitlan) located […]

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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 climbing in the rock it is very difficult because afternoon (12 pm) the sun starts […]

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Our New Climbing Spot – QuboAntigua Climbing Gym

Guest Post by Brandon Villatoro (Travel Experta’s Son) QuboAntigua, a new indoor climbing gym that opened just one week ago is our new never-want-to-leave-place. It’s a bouldering gym that is awesome and not huge. They also double as a restaurant and they make the most tastiest pizza. What we love most about it is the […]

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Climbing Gym in Guatemala – Big Mountain Review

Special Guest Writer – Brandon Villatoro Kuperman (Travel Experta’s Son!) Welcome to Big Mountain! One of Guatemala’s City’s top climbing gyms where you can go climbing with your family. The gym has a wall that is 13 meters tall. Other walls that allow you to create angles or inclinations for different climbing disciplines such as Bouldering […]

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Travel Gear – Travelers Coffee Kit Review

Living in Antigua Guatemala and being a lover of hiking, it is a normal thing to spend Sundays hiking the Acatenango trails with friends. One thing we love to do is start the hike extremely early in the morning, at around 6 AM. This allows us to walk at a relaxed pace, chatting and enjoying […]

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Gambling in the Jungle: Costa Rica – An Unexpected Casino Hotspot

Costa Rica is one of the world’s most exotic and unique locations. The Central American country is equal parts sandy beaches, equal parts luscious rainforest, with plenty to see and explore. From the local cuisine to the hustle and bustle of the capital and main city San Jose, a trip to Costa Rica is pretty […]

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Roasting Marshmallows On Pacaya Volcano Leaves You Speechless

Few places in the world truly leave you speechless. Pacaya Volcano is definitely one of those places. And nothing beats sharing a Volcano Hike with your kids and friends. Pacaya Volcano is located about one hour from Antigua, Guatemala and / or Guatemala City, depending on where you’re coming from. Pacaya Volcano Regulations and Volcano […]

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Night Rider – Taking in the Sights of Antigua, Guatemala on a Bike

Whenever we travel anywhere in the world one of the most important things we do is hop on a bike and check out the place. We have done this from Spain to Biking in Vermont to Florida and so much more. And trust me, it never gets old. As a matter of fact, it has […]

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Brand New MTB Bike Park in Guatemala City – Taking it To New Levels

OK, so mountain biking and road biking are not a new thing. However, the popularity of them is certainly growing by the second. Living in Antigua, Guatemala we have seen the rise of biking groups get bigger and bigger. Which is a good thing, but can also be a bad thing if the destination is […]

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A Day for Myself – Self Care Ideas Outdoors with Natural Beauty Products

Living in Antigua, Guatemala is one of the most inspirational places not only with the scenery, but for the people who live here. One of my great friends, founder of Tierra & Lava all natural, organic beauty products, is definitely one of them. She’s created products that are all natural, non-toxic, organic and some are even […]

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Ready to Hit the Pump Track for Some Serious MTB Bike Training

To achieve pro titles in mountain biking you need to train. There is no way around it. If you listen to professional mountain bikers, they will talk about the endless hours of training they have. Living in Antigua, Guatemala there are little places to train well unless you go to parks. Gratefully, our friends at […]

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Beach Birthday Party – What Other Way to Celebrate Turning 13

My oldest son is turning 13! We are diving right into teenage years. And the only way I know how to welcome it with open arms is: Throwing my son a Beach Birthday Party Each year my son and his buddy, who is actually turning 13 next year, share a party together. To make his […]

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Guatemala Beaches – Surfing Paradise

Last year my youngest son’s great friend had a birthday party at El Paredon, one of Guatemala Beaches. It was a surf party, which is what El Paredon area is known for, and since then we have been hooked. When the party was going on, my husband and I pledged to come to the beach […]

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Coming Up with Unique Birthday Party Ideas for Boys is Half the Fun

Each year we celebrate birthdays in three ways: We always do something just the four of us – usually go out to dinner – this is normally gifted by my parents since they don’t live close by to give us a chance to celebrate in their name We usually go away for at least one […]

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Lush Hotel – A True Artistic, Boutique Hotel in San Marcos, Lake Atitlan – Guatemala

Imagine tiny foot paths surrounded by tropical plants, small shops and friendly locals. This is exactly what you find in San Marcos. It is a tiny village located on one of the most beautiful lakes in the world – Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. However, what makes this town even more unique is all the different […]

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Guatemala Travel – Weekend at Lachua Lagoon – The Mirror of the Skies

I normally prefer to go on trips that will take me for a close encounter with nature that can also provide some king of physical challenge. But there are a few times when all I want is to relax and just lounge around in some beautiful place without having to do much effort. One of […]

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A Night Acatenango Volcano Hike

If you read my last post you know that I have hiked the Acatenango trails and been to its summit more than 15 times. That is because it is gorgeous of course but mainly because it is the closest one to me. Plus even if there are some other that in my eyes are better […]

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