Hi! I’m Lora, and I have two kids of my own (ages 14 and 20), and help care for two more in a blended-family situation (ages 7 and 9).
I grew up on the Washington-Oregon border, and I’ve traveled thousands of miles throughout British Columbia, Washington and Oregon, often taking my kids with me. I’m a former librarian, and am now a professional freelance journalist. I’ve written many publications, including Afar, National Geographic Traveler, Family Fun, Parenting, and many more.
My goal is to connect families to the best kid- and parent-friendly hotels, attractions, restaurants and shops in British Columbia, Oregon and Washington. I want to make sure everyone has a good time: parents, kids, grandparents, friends.
I seek out the unusual, interesting, educational and locally owned options.
I don’t write sponsored posts. I do not participate in the creation of advertising content that may appear on my site. Advertiser-provided content, games or ads will be clearly labeled as advertising. Cascadia Kids does not accept nor compose advertorials.
I may, at times, accept discounted or free stays. But I will only recommend hotels, restaurants and attractions that I believe are worthy of raves, much to the displeasure of some hotel owners/PR folks. If I don’t like it, I’ll say so. Although I strive to be fair, because SURPRISE I’m a pretty picky person. I will find everything wrong with a hotel room within minutes.
The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own.
I disclaim liability for blog-readers’ personal safety problems, crappy travel experiences and poor parenting choices.
I take no legal responsibility for inaccuracies, omissions and lack of comprehensiveness, although I urge readers to contact me ASAP at lora AT lorashinn.com and inform me of the above.
By reading and using information in this blog, you agree that you alone are responsible for your travels. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider. I attempt to update and maintain accurate listings and information on this blog, but urge you to always double-check all listings and I encourage you to explore on your own terms. Information is accurate at the time of content creation.
Have a great tip? Want to share your travel story on my blog? I would love to hear from you!