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.


Best Road Trip Ideas in the Northeast USA

Road trips can be so much fun. My family and I always have a blast and truly bond when we go on one. One of our absolute favorite routes is visiting the northeastern United States. Here are some of our favorite places on that route, with an itinerary your family may love as much as we did. If you asked me how I like to travel when with family and friends, I’d say by car. Whenever we can, we rent a car and take off exploring. We always have an amazing time. It almost forces us to talk and share stuff that we...

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Family Skiing and Snowboarding in Vermont – Stowe Ski Resort

After 25 years of not practicing any winter sports, I finally decided to go skiing along with my husband and sons, who had never been on snow. I booked snowboarding lessons at Stowe Ski Resort, which ended up being a big success. We all had a lot of fun on the slopes. Snowboarding in Vermont was definitely one of the highlights of the year for my family. Family Skiing and Snowboarding in Vermont – Stowe Ski Resort Something that you might not know about me is that, back when I lived in the US ,I was semi-pro downhill skier....

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Wyndham Philadelphia in the Old City – Review

I was about to start planning a romantic getaway in Philadelphia for my husband and me. I knew I wanted to see all of the cool historic sites and old buildings so I started searching for a hotel in the Historic District. While doing this task (which I love!) I came across tons of reviews, mostly positive about Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District Hotel. I immediately knew this would be the right one for us. My husband and I were going on a romantic getaway to Philadelphia. The only things I knew for sure about it were: 1. I wanted...

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Three Generations Having Fun at Stowe Mountain Resort

My family does not return to a place already visited unless it is an absolutely magical place for us. Stowe Vermont, with its gorgeous scenery, definitely fits that description for us. Recently I decided that my parents and brother should come along for a multi-generational skiing and snowboarding adventure, Stowe-style. It was a huge success! We all had a blast in the slopes. Three Generations Having Fun at Stowe Mountain Resort If you have been following my family’s adventures through the United States, Europe and Central America, you probably already know that returning to a place several times is extremely rare in...

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The Family Friendly Winter Activities at Smuggler’s Notch Resort – Vermont

My family and I were spending our winter vacations in Vermont and decided to make Smuggler’s Notch Resort our home base for three nights. But we quickly discovered that our time frame was a mistake, due to the insane amount of activities for families that the resort offers. We should have stayed for at least a week. There were tons of activities that we never got to try but the ones we did try were a lot of fun. I bet that whenever you think about winter activities, the first thing you think of is some huge resort that...

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Smuggler’s Notch Resort, Vermont – Review Part 1

My family and I decided to visit Smuggler’s Notch Resort in Vermont once more. But this time we did it during the winter months. I thought that spending three nights in it would be enough but I was wrong. It offers too many fun activities. Just exploring the area that surrounded our condo took one full day.   Smuggler’s Notch Resort, Vermont There is a phenomenon that I’ve noticed among kids (and some adults). They YEARN for snow. It took me a while to realize that, because I grew up in snow. For me it’s not a novelty. But...

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Pet Friendly Cabin Rentals in Vermont

My family and I have a policy of not repeating destinations, but Vermont managed to make us change our minds. We decided to return once more for a winter vacation at Pet Friendly Cabin Rentals. It ended up being an amazing experience at a small farm near the largest resorts of the area. But the best part was that the place is pet friendly. So my puppy was able to come along. Pet Friendly Cabin Rentals in Vermont Before I start narrating my experience I want you to close your eyes and start imagining what your perfect winter wonderland...

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Rescuing Baby Sea Turtles in Guatemala

Guatemala is known for many things, but rescuing baby sea turtles hasn’t been one of them. Still, the Pacific Coast of this small central American country is the nesting site for three species of endangered sea turtles. Join Gringa TravleingMom Marina Villatoro, an expat living in Guatemala, and her boys to learn about the sea turtles of Guatemala and the efforts by many organizations to save these endangered gems. Rescuing Baby Sea Turtles in Guatemala Guatemala doesn’t have a large sea turtle population, but the country is making a large effort to protect those that are here. One of these attempts...

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Beach Rental in Guatemala – Casas Pelicanos Monterrico, Review

My family and I love the beach but when we are not traveling we don’t go much. Guatemala’s beaches aren’t the best when traveling with kids. They are more of a party place. However, we found a beach rental that offers all I could ever wish from one. We had one of the best weekends at a beach that we have had in a long time. My family and I love beaches and when we are not traveling, we like to still visit the ones in Guatemala. However, they are not well developed with touristic infrastructure and are mainly used...

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Where to Eat in Charlotte, NC

My brother got married recently in Charlotte, North Carolina. This was the perfect excuse for me to explore the city. During that time I went to a couple of restaurants that were recommended to me and had a great time at both. I would highly recommend them. Read on to find out why! I recently visited Charlotte in North Carolina with my sons and husband for my brother’s wedding. My WHOLE family got to the city to celebrate my brother’s big day – his wedding. A huge, momentous occasion. Bu I decided that I would take this opportunity to...

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