Family Travel

Family Travel tips and ideas.  Honest reviews for travelling with kids.

Inspiration to travel with the family internationally, United States, Central America and South America.

How to Take Photos of Yourself When Traveling Alone

We are lucky enough to be able to travel as a couple. Traveling that way has many advantages. One of which is that there is always someone to take that magical shot of you standing in front of something fantastic. … Continue reading

Travel Russia The Right Way – Guide to Russian Trains

Russia is a vast country with innumerable beautiful destinations to cover. To cover the large expanses of this country, you can choose many transport options but the best way would be to take advantage of the extensive rail network. Trains … 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

All You Need to Know About Bouldering Competition

Bouldering is one the three disciplines of sport climbing. Lead, speed and bouldering make up the entire competition for competing climbers. What is Bouldering? Bouldering is climbing without a rope but not higher than five meters. It is a type … Continue reading

A Guide to Travelling in Russia with a Limited Budget

Russia is one of the most travelled holiday destinations, as there is so much to see and do in this amazing country, with several unique cultures within a single nation and some spectacular scenery. Due to the immense size of … 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

Step Back in Time – Fun for the Whole Family at Luna Park in Coney Island

If you know anything about the recent history of the US you know that Coney Island and its boardwalk is the quintessential amusement park beach. The actual boardwalk originally opened back in 1923, its official name is Riegelmann Boardwalk. Now, … 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

Travel Accessories – Sans Water Bottle Review

Aside from traveling, working out or doing some kind of physical activity is on my list of favorite things to do. I just love to take care of my body. This also means that I am also mindful of what … Continue reading

Manasota Key Florida – A Quick Guide to a Family Fun Trip

A few years back my husband and I decided to start traveling with our kids to Florida for the holidays. This is where my family lives. We kept it up for the past few years to the point that it … Continue reading

Casa Particulares – Lodging in Havana Cuba

Cuba is unique in every possible way. When you visit the gorgeous country/island you leave all that you know about traveling behind and enter a fully new experience! This starts with lodging in Cuba. You can certainly stay at any … Continue reading

Why Mountain Biking Training Requires a Certain Kind of Hydration Backpack

Several months ago my family and I were on a quest for a hydration pack. My sons and husband are avid mountain bikers and the more they train the more they realize how important having a backpack that has the … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Kids on Bikes – How Mountain Biking Bonds Our Family

Who knew that when my husband came home with his mountain bike that he bought in Santiago, Chile, it would start a whole new chapter in our family’s life. Not only did it get our kids on bikes, but it … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Family Reunion on Greenwood Lake – Boat Fun and Swimming

15 years ago my parents bought a beautiful home on Greenwood Lake in New Jersey. The lake is actually split into two states bordering New Jersey and New York. Both sides, in my opinion, are equally scenic. On our last … Continue reading