Kim Lomax

313 Flips | 16 Magazines | 3 Likes | 3 Following | 14 Followers | @KimboAkimbo | Mama, business owner, & frequent traveler based in Portland, Oregon. I'm into budget-minded family travel, content marketing, raising global kids, and wine.

Which is the perfect Greek island for your family?

The best Greek islands for families, whether your children are after sandy beaches, wild water sports, unspoilt island life or history and culture.<p>1. Rhodes, Dodecanese<p><b>Best for:</b> fly and flop<p>If you’re after a bit of R&R, Rhodes’s east coast has a 30-mile stretch of well-maintained golden-sand …

Unearth the Treasures of Marrakech

Morocco's labyrinth of suqs is waiting to be discovered.<p>Few kids can resist a scavenger hunt. So to explore the suq (the Arab word for a bazaar) in Marrakech, actor and writer Andrew McCarthy turned the experience into a game for his nine-year-old son, Sam. They made their suq tour a search for the …

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The 19 best Greek islands

33 Irresistible Lake Camping Spots in Oregon

Search beneath the drippy shadows of Mount Hood, search within the colorful, arid desolation of the Alvord Desert and along the glacial basins tucked …

The 10 Best Beaches, Rivers, and Pools Around Portland

1. A Fantasy Island (+ Fantasy Menu)<p><b>WHERE:</b> Like the neighboring (and more famous) San Juans, Washington’s <b>Lummi Island</b> feels rooted in the Northwest …

Oregon

Can you live the good life on less than $1,000 a month?

Living a happier life on far less money? Here's where.<p>Paying for the roof over your head is eye-wateringly expensive, and economising is getting you nowhere fast. So, could there be a simpler, easier life?<p>We went to question-and-answer site Quora to find the best place in the world to live cheaply …

Turning Students Into Global Citizens

Commentary<p>We are living in a world that is increasingly interdependent. Local and global affairs are deeply intertwined, and technology has …

Education

20 Really Cool Things Your Kids Can Do In National Parks

I was halfway through writing this post when I realized that only six months ago I wrote a similar post, 25 Things to Do in a National Park. Well …

Gaze at graffiti, try the city’s best food or take a tour led by architects, photographers or even the homeless … Barcelona has a guided walk for everyone<p>A guided walk is the quick and easy way to learn lots about a place but at €10-€20pp the cost can soon rack up, particularly for a family. …

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Traveling Teaches Students in a Way Schools Can't

American education is largely limited to lessons about the West.<p>When I turned 15, my parents sent me alone on a one-month trip to Ecuador, the country where my father was born. This was tradition in our family—for my parents to send their first-generation American kids to the country of their …

Ten Once-in-a-Lifetime Cascadian Journeys

In This Feature:<p>Embark on a nostalgic train journey to an outdoor wonderland in Montana.<p>02/23/2016 By Marty Patail<p>Embark on a nostalgic journey to an …

3-Day Itinerary for Joshua Tree National Park

With three ecosystems, hundreds of unique desert plant species, several of fault lines, and magnificent geologic formations, Joshua Tree National …

The best spa hotels in the south of England

There are many hotels in the south of England that offer spas; but there is a subtle but definite distinction between ‘hotels with spa’ and ‘spa hotels’. The former offers spa facilities of some sort - often excellent - but it can’t be said that they are the main point of the hotel. The latter’s …

Oregon's 75 Best Day Hikes

Now here's a list that will likely be contentious, but someone has to do it. How do you pick the best of the best? In a state with so much natural …

The Ultimate Washington Waterfalls Road Trip Is Here – And You’ll Want To Do It

There's nowhere better to kick off and end your trip than at a coastal waterfall. This horsetail cascade can be seen at the south end of Third Beach. …

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An Instagram Star’s Tricks for Making Your Travel Photos Look Amazing

All photos by Marianna Jamadi<p>A reflection is perfectly captured in Norway.<p>These tips are pretty much priceless.<p>Marianna Jamadi has spent a lifetime …

Friends want life advice? Tell them to travel more

From broadening perspectives to creating lasting memories, seeing the world can be a major exercise in self-improvement.<p><i>“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.”</i> – Mark Twain<p>Mark Twain is just one of history’s many …

Using Bilingual Stories to Teach un Poquito de Español

When people hear that I’m a Spanish teacher, or that we speak Spanish at home with our kids, I am immediately asked for resources that I recommend to …

The Portland Food Bucket List: 50 Things You Need to Eat Before You Die

Every other day, somebody else discovers what we've known all along: that Portland is one of the best damn food cities in the country, with great …

18 Hot And Delicious Slow Cooker Stews

Cook dinner and hide under blankets at the same time. Literally.

When The Whole World Is School

What happens when families on the move try to inspire (rather than require) their kids to learn?<p>A <b>year ago last fall,</b> I sat among huge potted ferns …

Why Free Play Is the Best Summer School

The more time children spend in structured, parent-guided activities, the worse their ability to work productively towards self-directed goals.<p>Most schools across the nation have marked the end of another academic year, and it’s time for summer. Time for kids to bolt for the schoolhouse doors for …

Ultimate Guide to Lake Tahoe

Each year, millions of visitors come to Lake Tahoe to relax on its azure waters and hot sandy beaches or, when the conditions are right, to get a …

Retiring in Mexico: More Affordable Than Ever

If you've been to Mexico, it probably was to visit some of the country's beautiful beaches.<p>Puerto Vallarta, Mexico<p>But there's much more to Mexico than beaches. It's one of the biggest and most culturally and geographically diverse countries in the world... and it's right on your doorstep.<p>And today, …

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Oregon's best getaways: Plan a year's worth of weekend and day trips

There's no shortage of idyllic Oregon getaways. They range from the majestic mountains of the Cascades to our Pacific Ocean wonderland, all the way …

The Ultimate Oregon Waterfalls Road Trip Is Right Here – And You’ll Want To Do It

Editor's note: Since the writing of this article, Multnomah Falls has been tragically damaged by the by the Eagle Creek fire. However, it is still …

The Northwest's 8 Best Wildflower Hikes

<b>Lyle Cherry Orchard:</b> <i>5-mile out-and-back, Columbia River Gorge</i><p>Once upon a time, the Lyle cherry orchard was just that. But when farmers stopped …

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35 Free and Cheap Things to Do in Victoria with Kids

Go to the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria on the first Tuesday of the month, when admission is by donation.<p>Ride the double-decker bus to Sidney, …

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