Travel Tips

Travel Tips for families traveling internationally: Central America, United States, Europe, Caribbean and so much more.

Weekly Travel Tip – 4 Things to Pack and Not Feel Guilty About

Guest Post from my blogger friend and travel lover, Anil Polat, from foXnoMad. Travelers know that underwear, socks, and a good backpack are essential travel items that you can’t leave home without. There are 4 other things you can pack … Continue reading

Weekly Travel Tip – Pack Well and in Advance

Mina and Alex are about to embark on their around-the-world. But they are no strangers to travel! Sending Postcards, a blog I read regularly, is all about their past adventures. Plus, they have another blog …two of us Sending Postcards … Continue reading

Weekly Travel Tip – Diamonds Are a Girl’s Bestfriend (or Worst Enemy)

Plain and simple. Don’t bring your jewels when traveling to ANY Latin American country. Leave them at home! If you really want to bring your new engagement ring or that new bracelet your husband gave you for your 20th anniversary. … Continue reading

Weekly Travel Tip – Emergency Numbers

Luckily in Costa Rica the emergency number is 911. They speak English and are quite helpful. The problem though, is where are you? Costa Rica has one of the trickiest address and direction systems in Central America. Even though, technically, … Continue reading

Weekly Travel Tip – Waiting Is the Hardest Part…

That’s right, if you’re coming to Costa Rica you will find much more than monkeys, rivers and forests, be prepared to wait! In the land of Mananas, this is a norm. Continuing the Travel Tip Series from ABQTones, from Frommers … Continue reading

Weekly Travel Tip – Get a Guide

Today’s tip is a continuation of a Frommers Forum buddy. Read the last weeks post for the ABQTones proper intro! Since he had so many valuable tips, I’ve decided to make a series out of them. Get more tips for … Continue reading

Weekly Travel Tip – Ziploc bags

I follow Costa Rica Forums almost to the point of oddness:) Why? Well, for one I love to hear what people have to say about Costa Rica and two I love to offer what I know about Costa Rica to … Continue reading

Wanderlust and Lipstick: The Essential Guide for Women Traveling Solo – Review

Please sign up for my RSS feed and find me on twitter @marinavillatoro  Way before my days of being a mommy, I traveled on my own – a lot! I learned quite a few traveling do’s and don’ts for solo … Continue reading

Weekly Travel Tip – $60 Passports

Do you know how much an American, Canadian or European passport goes for on the black market? $60 – $120 Do you know how much it costs to replace a stolen American, Canadian or European passport? $60 – $120 Get … Continue reading

Weekly Travel Tip – Long Road Trip Boredom Solved

Many people will disagree with me on this one, and it’s OK. We are all allowed our opinion! Let’s face it, long road trips or long airplane flights can drive a kid (and everyone around them) batty! There is only … Continue reading

Weekly Travel Tip – Traveling with Kids – Let Them Get Wet!

I know whenever I travel anywhere with my son and there is water in the vicinity he is just aching to get wet! I mean, it doesn’t matter if he’s in winter clothes, he’ll just jump right in and get … Continue reading

Weekly Travel Tip – Women Travelers – Do You Know Where Your Purse Is?

Please sign up for my RSS feedand find me on twitter @marinavillatoro I’ve noticed women travelers have a hard time parting with their purses. I know, I was one of them. But after having one too many not-so-fun mugging moments, … Continue reading

Car Rental Costa Rica – Requirements and Tips for Driving

If you’re reading this that means you’re the type of traveler that wants to have the freedom of detouring and stopping at incredible vista points without the hassles of overcrowded buses. And, if you want to experience both a local … Continue reading

Travel Tips

Please sign up for my RSS feedand find me on twitter @marinavillatoro Traveling is the most fun you can ever have, as far as I’m concerned. Nevertheless, there are always precautions and certain things you can do to make it … Continue reading