Marina Kuperman Villatoro, Gringa TravelingMom

Marina Kuperman Villatoro is CEO of TravelExperta.com, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. She's been an expat 10+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. We travel all over the world. Needless to say, it’s never boring! So find out where you can eat, stay and play with your kids all around the world.


6 Exciting Things to Do in Guatemala with Teens

  Traveling with teens can be tricky because, unlike little kids, teens already know what they like. It is even trickier if they are the adventurous kind. Luckily there are countries like Guatemala where you can find all sorts of nature adventures fit for them. Here is a list of Gringa Traveling Mom’s favorite ones. I truly believe that Guatemala has tons of underrated destinations and offers tons of fun activities for travelers that most of us don’t know about. After living in the country for over ten years and raising my sons here, I can say that there...

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10 Things to Do In and Around Medellin Colombia

  Medellin is a jewel hiding between mountains in Colombia. Gringa Traveling Mom was able to discover the things that make it so special. Following is a list of some of the things that no traveler can miss to get a complete picture of what Medellin Colombia is all about.   Medellin is one of those must-visit places in Colombia. This is a huge city that started on a narrow valley and expanded on to the mountains. It is also one of the top three largest cities in Colombia, and a gem if you are looking to experience their...

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7 Fun Things to Do in Lancaster PA with Kids

Lancaster PA is often overlooked by travelers and people looking for a place to go to for a vacation. But it is a place rich in culture and fun things to do for families. This list is an example of a few of the best things to do in Lancaster. My family and I had already visited Pennsylvania before. When we did, we had larger attractions in mind, such as Hershey’s Chocolate World and the Turkey Hill Experience. We all loved it but I felt like we were missing out on so much by going only to the most...

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5 Fun Things to Do with Kids in Burlington VT

This is a list of five of the best things to do in Burlington VT according to Gringa Traveling Mom and her family. All of the items on this list are best to be done during the summer months, but some can also be a lot of fun during the winter. My parents often took us to Vermont for holidays when I was growing up. We would often visit during the winter months. So up until recently, I didn’t know much about how cool it can be to visit the area when the snow is gone. Yes, even without...

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All About Rappelling on a Guatemala Waterfall

  Rappelling is one of those activities that you either love or hate. Sometimes you know that even before doing it. But for adventure lovers, it is a must-do, at least once in your life. For a family that loves adventure like Gringa Traveling Mom’s, the experience ended up being an amazing Sunday. Among the many things that aren’t advertised about Guatemala abroad, I’m not sure why, are its many rivers that provide tons of fun areas for rafting, canyons for climbing and gorgeous waterfalls where you can go rappelling. If you pay attention these adventures are promoted all...

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Are You Ready for a Nature Adventure? Extreme Caving in Guatemala

Whenever people hear the words cave and Guatemala, they tend to think of Lanquin caves. A beautiful place that takes you underground, but has set pathways and even artificial light in some places. But Caxlampon is nothing like it! This is a cave that will make you feel all possible emotions in just one trip. Are You Ready for a Nature Adventure? Extreme Caving in Guatemala One of my favorite hobbies is hiking. I have spent a lot of time exploring the trails of many mountains and volcanoes but I never really thought about going underground. Yes, I went...

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A Romantic Weekend in Florida – Sebring, “The City on the Circle”

Romantic travel doesn’t always have to be about going to some luxury resort with tons of add-ons including a candlelight dinner at the beach. Most of the time, romantic moments happen when you choose a destination away from the large cities and enormous resorts. This tale of a recent romantic getaway to Sebring, Florida is the perfect example of that. Sebring, Florida is known to locals as “The City on the Circle.” That is due to its unique design. Actually, it started out as a commercial strategy to bring everyone in the town to the central part of it, where all of the stores were. So Circle...

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Guide to Dining in Palm Beach Florida for the Ultimate Date Night

Having some adult time is essential for maintaining a healthy marriage. So even if you only get a few free hours without kids per month, it is important to leave the house and enjoy it. Also, the one thing that can make or break your romantic getaway is the place you choose for dining. Below is a guide to some of the best places for dining on a date night in Palm Beach. Were you aware of the rumor that says that Palm Beach is the most expensive zip code in the US? The truth – or lack of...

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Visiting Manasota Key with Kids and Things to Do Near Sarasota FL

Exploring a different region of Florida each year is a tradition for Gringa Traveling Mom and her family. This year it was time to check out the small and relaxed Manasota Key, Florida. This vacation allowed her to discover all there is to know about visiting Manasota Key with kids. Each year for the holidays, my family of four visits my parents, brother and sister-in-law in Florida. It has now become a full-on tradition in our household. At this point, I can safely say we have visited and experienced most of what Florida has to offer. From Disney and...

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Visiting Arenal and Monteverde in Costa Rica with Kids

Traveling in Costa Rica is wonderful for nature and adventure lovers. But you don’t have to be an adult to enjoy all of its best activities. Regions like Arenal and Monteverde offer tons of kid-friendly things to do. Visiting Arenal and Monteverde in Costa Rica with Kids Among all of the regions I was able to explore years ago when I lived in Costa Rica, my favorite are definitely Arenal and Monteverde. It is special when you get to see tons of wildlife and have a lot of different adventures, both relaxing ones and exciting ones. Visiting these regions will...

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