Category: 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.

Costa Rica invoice – IS

June 2 – 7 Hyundai Tucson Automatic Total: $295 June 2, 3 Los Lagos – Standard Triple Total for 2 nights: $288 June 3 Zipline, combo hanging bridges tour Total for 2 adults: $224 Total for 1 student: $89 June … Continue reading

My Life – Recapped

As much as I’d love my life to be all travel all the time, I do have a home and somewhat of a normal expat life. However, the word normal is so relative that I’ve lost the true concept of … Continue reading

Costa Rica Daily Photo – Enjoying the Life in the Tropics

Gotta love the road rest stops!

Costa Rica Daily Photo – Before and After


Skate Park Plus Lake Retreat Equals Paradise in Arenal Costa Rica

Please sign up for my RSS feedand find me on twitter @marinavillatoro My husband has many interests, and that is one of the reasons I love him. One of them is skateboarding. And who would think that in a Central … Continue reading

Photo Friday – Banana Plantation Packaging Plant in Limon Costa Rica

Please sign up for my RSS feedand find me on twitter @marinavillatoro Banana Plantations and Packaging Plants are interesting in many aspects. This particular plant is located in the province of Limon on the South Caribbean side of Costa Rica. … Continue reading

Traveling in Costa Rica With Kids!

Please sign up for my RSS feedand find me on twitter @marinavillatoro First and foremost who in Costa Rica doesn’t have a kid! And if they don’t have one yet, there’s one on the way. It’s contagious. Even us ex-pats … Continue reading

Costa Rica Daily Photo – What Did You Learn?

We went to a little zoo in Costa Rica where they try to educate people with banners in front of the animal exhibits. In this particular case, they are explaining that goats eat grass and are good for making belts, … Continue reading

Amusement Park Costa Rica Style

Please sign up for my RSS feedand find me on twitter @marinavillatoro I took my son on a last bang before his mid-school break was over to Parque de Diversiones, the Tico version of an amusement park. And to be … Continue reading

5 Reasons to Hang Out in San Jose

Please sign up for my RSS feedand find me on twitter @marinavillatoro Let’s face it, when you come to Costa Rica you don’t exactly want to make San Jose a destination. I mean, there’s so much more to Costa Rica. … Continue reading

Dinosaurs in Costa Rica, You Gotta be Kidding!

No, I’m not! The road trip from the Central Valley to ANYWHERE in Guanacaste, with kids, is grueling and long. So whenever I can take a detour to stimulate my son and let him burn off some of his restless … Continue reading

Photo Friday – Semana Santa in Antigua Guatemala Behind-the-Scenes

When you arrive to the scene of the processions you’re normally looking at the finished product. The indescribably gorgeous carpets, the processions in full swing and hordes of people. However, the fun part is getting to Antigua Guatemala for Semana … Continue reading

A Quote to Live By!

Don’t die without embracing the daring adventure your life is meant to be. You may go broke. You may experience failure and rejection repeatedly. You may endure multiple dysfunctional relationships.  But these are all milestones along the path of a … Continue reading

Bilingual Babies Are Brainier

This is a quick dedication to my son who is actually Trilingual! Since birth I have been speaking only Russian to my son. Living in Costa Rica he is 100% immersed in Spanish and my husband speaks to him in … Continue reading

Photo Friday – 2000 American Crocodiles in the Tarcoles River, Costa Rica

Please sign up for my RSS feed and find me on twitter @marinavillatoro Have you seen a creature that reaches lengths of 12 feet, weighs half a ton and can eat an entire cow for lunch in one sitting? How … Continue reading

Invoice for Costa Rica, CS

December 29 Taxi from Airport to Grano de Oro with stop at Adventure Inn Total for everyone: $60 December 29 and 30 Grano de Oro – Deluxe Room Total for 2 nights: $730  December 30 Peace Lodge – waterfalls and … Continue reading

Costa Rica Invoice – January and February 2018

January 30 Private transfer from San Jose Airport to Los Lagos, Arenal Total for 4: $215 January 30 – February 2 2 Superior Double Rooms Total for 2 rooms for 3 nights: $1,187 January 31 Combo tour – Skytram and … Continue reading

Costa Rica Invoice – LL

January 28 Airport hotel – Adventure Inn – includes airport pick up Total for 2 rooms: January 29 – February 1 La Paloma 4 day/3 night – Sunset Rancho Package (10% family discount) Total for 4 people including 13% tax: … Continue reading

Invoice for Costa Rica – MC

August 26 Adventure Inn – Confirmation # 42603-E Total for 1 night: $105 August 27 and 28 Cabins Espadilla – standard cabin – confirmation #20017 Total for 2 nights: $198 August 28 Kayaking Mangroves Total for 2 (including Lunch) – … Continue reading

Invoice for Costa Rica, JH

April 2, 3, 4  – check out April 5 Arenal Paraiso – Superior Room Total for 3 nights: $699 April 3 Horseback tour to Waterfalls Total for 5: $325 April 4 Combo tour – Hanging bridges, zipline and skytram Total … Continue reading

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