Marina Kuperman Villatoro, Gringa TravelingMom

Marina Kuperman Villatoro is CEO of, 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.

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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Guide to Things to Do with Kids in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Costa Rica is one of the best places to travel to as a family if you want your kids to be in direct contact with nature. Manuel Antonio is highly recommended. For those families looking for some luxury, beaches and lush forests, you’re in luck.  Continue reading to learn basic information about Manuel Antonio and about the kid-friendly things to do. If you have ever visited Costa Rica, you probably already know of the extremes that can be found in that country. Not just because of all of the different ecosystems and activities, but also because of all of...

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Guide for Your Honduras Family Vacation in the Bay Islands

In this guide, Gringa Traveling mom breaks down basic yet extremely important information about family travel in the Bay Islands of Honduras. She also lists the best family-friendly activities being offered in these tiny islands. Use these tips to make the most of your Honduras family vacation! Honduras is one of Guatemala’s neighboring countries. Since my family and I live in Guatemala, it is extremely easy to go out for a quick visit whenever we feel like enjoying the beauties and warmth of the Caribbean. The Bay Islands is a complex of small islands off of the Caribbean coast...

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El Salvador Travel Guide for Families

Living in a region is the best way to get some of the best tips and information on places to visit for travelers. That’s why Gringa Traveling Mom, after living in Central America for over ten years, can talk with authority when it comes to traveling to El Salvador. Learn all about the local language, currency, best places to visit, food and more. I lived in Central America for over ten years and visited El Salvador several times for long vacations and weekend getaways. It is one of our favorite places to visit when we want to leave the country...

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5 Best Places for Mountain Biking in Guatemala with Kids

Adventure travel is on the rise among nature lovers, especially in Central America, and with such an adventurous family, our Gringa Traveling Mom is in the know about this newest trend. Read on as she shares all of the information she has about mountain niking in Guatemala. Find information about the best nature parks to visit, companies to take a MTB tour with and shops to rent bikes from around Antigua Guatemala. Having an adventurous family and living in a country filled with possibilities for outdoor activities is the perfect combination. This means that we can all enjoy going...

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6 Tips for Getting Ready for Your First Volcano Hike with Kids

Hiking along a national park without many slopes is extremely different than going on a hike where at least half of the hike will be going up. That’s why, while planning a volcano hike for your family, you should be more careful with preparations than usual, even if it is a relatively short volcano with the reputation of being an easy one. Living in Guatemala,  I get to see volcanoes everywhere. No matter where you go, chances are, you will have at least one near you. In fact, there are 37 official volcano summits in the country. Three of them...

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Hydration Packs for Family Adventure Getaways

Adventurous traveling families need a lot of equipment to keep safe and comfortable. For outdoorsy types, one essential piece of equipment is a good hydraton pack. But there are so many out there meant to fit different body types and needs. So how do you find the right one for you? Hydration Packs for Family Adventure Getaways Having adventurous and competitive sons and husband has turned my life into an interesting journey. It’s also one that involves a lot of buying equipment and following my family to one race after the other almost every weekend. This lifestyle has allowed...

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Family Trip to the Spy Museum in Washington DC

When asked to name a way to spend a fun day, most kids don’t say, “Visiting a museum.” But a visit to the Spy Museum in Washington DC can quickly change their mind. Read about the fascinating exhibits – and the fun – you can find at the Spy Museum! Family Trip to the Spy Museum in Washington DC Did you know there was a Spy Museum in DC?  I discovered it while researching fun things to do in Washington DC with kids, and it really impressed me. This was definitely a place that my sons would enjoy during...

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Most Family-Friendly Water Bottles for Travel

Traveling as a family is the best adventure you could ever dream of, but it also means that you have to be prepared with all sorts of gear. That includes water bottles for travel. This article is a review of four of the most family-friendly water bottles one TravelingMom has owned and would recommend to anyone. If you have read my articles before, you know that my family and I have spent more than ten years traveling, mostly in Central America, Europe and the US. Our favorite things to do are going on outdoor adventures and doing lots of...

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