This edition of YVNS comes to you from Gdansk, Poland.

Your Very Next Step newsletter for May / June 2016

 

By Ned Lundquist www.yourverynextstep.com
“If all you can do is crawl, start crawling.”

– Rumi

 

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” – Lao Tzu
This edition of YVNS comes to you from Gdansk, Poland.

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*** In this issue:
***  Travel News:

 

***  Ned’s upcoming travel

***  15 Islands To Visit Around Sicily

 

Although Sicily is the name of the largest island in the Mediterranean, a spectacular part of Italy that was featured on the Fodor’s 2016 Go List, it also refers to the region of Sicily, which encompasses many smaller satellite islands in the Ionian, Mediterranean, and Tyrrhenian Seas. Comprising three archipelagos and several standalone formations, these dazzling islands are well known to Sicilians but remain off the radar of many travelers. But whether you’re visiting Sicily on an extended vacation or only for a few days, a day trip or a multiday excursion to any of these islands is a worthwhile endeavor. Prehistoric ruins, jaw-dropping beaches, fresh seafood, underwater adventures, delicious wines, and more await you on these 15 spectacular islands. —Michael Alan Connelly

 

http://www.fodors.com/news/photos/15-islands-to-visit-around-sicily

 

***  Enrolling in Global Entry involves time, money and personal information. It’s worth it.

***  Lie-Flat Seats Are Coming to Economy Class

***  10 Best Convertible Drives in Europe

 

 

***  Can a Flight Attendant Force You to Close the Window Shade?

***  THE WORST THINGS TO TELL A FLIGHT ATTENDANT, ACCORDING TO A FLIGHT ATTENDANT

***  A Guide to Kauai’s Magical North Shore

***  The 9 Most Jaw-Dropping Coastlines in the World

***  10 must-have travel tech accessories

***  10 Secret Places You Need to Go Before Everyone Else

***  Rail Trail of the Month

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Primate volunteer, Para La Tierra, Reserva Natural Laguna Blanca, San Pedro Department, Paraguay

 

Help to study the resident tribe of capuchin monkeys. Spend your days in the forest helping with trail cutting, GPS locating and collecting data on their day-to-day movements and behaviour.

 

http://www.paralatierra.org/volunteer.html

 

2.)  Reef conservation, Biosphere Expeditions, Pulau Tioman Marine Park, Malaysia

 

Paradise in peril: Studying & protecting reefs of the Pulau Tioman Marine Park, Malaysia

 

https://www.biosphere-expeditions.org/volunteeringinmalaysia

 

*** Travel/Adventure/Outdoors/Conservation employment opportunities:
1.)  Associate Director Campus Recreation/Outdoor Programs, Eastern Washington University, Chebey, Washington

2.)  PARK INTERPRETER, Department of Parks and Tourism, Little Rock, AR

3.)  Seasonal Traveling Park Interpreter, Department of Conservation & Recreation, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston, MA

4.)  Denali Natural History Tour Driver – Denali National Park, Aramark, Anchorage, AK

5.)  Park Ranger I (Park Ranger Interpreter), Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Stonewall, TX

6.)  Xplore Team Member, Xplore Team, Denver, CO

7.)  Retreat Concierge and Dispatch, Xplore Team, Natural Retreats, Big Sky, MT

8.)  Swamper (Helper) – Lake Powell – Wilderness River Adventures, Aramark, Page, AZ

9.)  AmeriCorps Team Leader- Naturalist/Interpreter, Georgia State Parks, Recreation & Historic Sites, Stockbridge, GA

10.)  Coordinator of Outdoor Programs and Trails, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO

 

…and much more…and it’s all FREE!!!

*** Do you have a travel adventure, conservation or outdoor update  to share? Send me your stories and I’ll post in the “Your Very Next Step” and on the YVNS website (http://www.yourverynextstep.com/).

 

***  Ned’s upcoming travel, maybe, perhaps:

 

June 3-5                               Boston, Mass.

June 5-7                               New Orleans, LA

June 7-15                             Chania, Crete/Athens, Greece

June 15-17                          Gdask/Utska, Poland

August 10-12                      San Diego, CA

September 19-23             Everett, WA

 

***  15 Islands To Visit Around Sicily

 

Although Sicily is the name of the largest island in the Mediterranean, a spectacular part of Italy that was featured on the Fodor’s 2016 Go List, it also refers to the region of Sicily, which encompasses many smaller satellite islands in the Ionian, Mediterranean, and Tyrrhenian Seas. Comprising three archipelagos and several standalone formations, these dazzling islands are well known to Sicilians but remain off the radar of many travelers. But whether you’re visiting Sicily on an extended vacation or only for a few days, a day trip or a multiday excursion to any of these islands is a worthwhile endeavor. Prehistoric ruins, jaw-dropping beaches, fresh seafood, underwater adventures, delicious wines, and more await you on these 15 spectacular islands. —Michael Alan Connelly

 

http://www.fodors.com/news/photos/15-islands-to-visit-around-sicily

 

***  Enrolling in Global Entry involves time, money and personal information. It’s worth it.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/enrolling-in-global-entry-involves-time-money-and-personal-information-its-worth-it/2016/06/08/8f82dcc4-2c24-11e6-9de3-6e6e7a14000c_story.html

 

***  Lie-Flat Seats Are Coming to Economy Class

by Gilbert Ott

http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2016-04-26/lie-flat-seats-are-coming-to-economy-class

 

***  10 Best Convertible Drives in Europe

Written by Kathleen Rellihan

http://www.cntraveler.com/galleries/2016-05-18/10-best-convertible-drives-in-europe

 

***  Can a Flight Attendant Force You to Close the Window Shade?

https://www.smartertravel.com/2016/05/10/can-a-flight-attendant-force-you-to-close-the-window-shade/?source=91&u=GSA1M73X7E&nltv=&nl_cs=28946633%3A%3A%3A%3A%3A%3A

 

***  THE WORST THINGS TO TELL A FLIGHT ATTENDANT, ACCORDING TO A FLIGHT ATTENDANT

https://www.thrillist.com/travel/nation/12-worst-things-to-say-to-a-flight-attendant

 

***  A Guide to Kauai’s Magical North Shore

by Meredith Bryan

http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2016-06-09/a-guide-to-kauais-magical-north-shore

 

***  The 9 Most Jaw-Dropping Coastlines in the World

By Shannon McMahon

https://www.smartertravel.com/2016/06/09/jaw-dropping-coastlines-around-the-world/

 

***  10 must-have travel tech accessories

Brandt Ranj, Insider Picks

http://www.businessinsider.com/must-have-travel-tech-accessories-2016-6?t=head

 

***  10 Secret Places You Need to Go Before Everyone Else

By Kate Sitarz

https://www.smartertravel.com/2016/06/08/10-secret-places-need-go-everyone-else/

 

***  Rail Trail of the month

 

Tennessee’s Shelby Farms Greenline

May 2016

by Laura Stark

http://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2016/may/16/tennessees-shelby-farms-greenline/

 

Colorado’s Rio Grande Trail

April 2016

by Laura Stark

http://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2016/april/11/colorado-s-rio-grande-trail/?tag=Trail+of+the+Month

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Primate volunteer, Para La Tierra, Reserva Natural Laguna Blanca, San Pedro Department, Paraguay

 

Help to study the resident tribe of capuchin monkeys. Spend your days in the forest helping with trail cutting, GPS locating and collecting data on their day-to-day movements and behaviour.

 

http://www.paralatierra.org/volunteer.html

 

2.)  Reef conservation, Biosphere Expeditions, Pulau Tioman Marine Park, Malaysia

 

Paradise in peril: Studying & protecting reefs of the Pulau Tioman Marine Park, Malaysia

 

https://www.biosphere-expeditions.org/volunteeringinmalaysia

 

*** Adventure/Outdoor/Conservation job opportunities:

 

1.)  Associate Director Campus Recreation/Outdoor Programs, Eastern Washington University, Chebey, Washington

https://jobs-hr-ewu-edu.careerliaison.com/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1465541087374

 

2.)  PARK INTERPRETER, Department of Parks and Tourism, Little Rock, AR

https://www.ark.org/arstatejobs/index.php?ina_sec_csrf=ecd9b6995546d6cd76f1726bff81a88d&ac:show:show_job=1&agencyid=105&jobid=83848

 

3.)  Seasonal Traveling Park Interpreter, Department of Conservation & Recreation, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston, MA

https://massanf.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=117660

 

4.)  Denali Natural History Tour Driver – Denali National Park, Aramark, Anchorage, AK

https://hourly-aramark.icims.com/jobs/54422/denali-natural-history-tour-driver—denali-national-park/job

 

5.)  Park Ranger I (Park Ranger Interpreter), Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Stonewall, TX

http://agency.governmentjobs.com/tpwd/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1243821

 

6.)  Xplore Team Member, Xplore Team, Denver, CO

https://www.appone.com/maininforeq.asp?Ad=444858&R_ID=1325882

 

7.)  Retreat Concierge and Dispatch, Xplore Team, t Natural Retreats, Big Sky, MT

https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1329511&B_ID=83

 

8.)  Swamper (Helper) – Lake Powell – Wilderness River Adventures, Aramark, Page, AZ

https://hourly-aramark.icims.com/jobs/54580/swamper-%28helper%29-–-lake-powell-–-wilderness-river-adventures/job

 

9.)  AmeriCorps Team Leader- Naturalist/Interpreter, Georgia State Parks, Recreation & Historic Sites, Stockbridge, GA

http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Georgia-State-Parks,-Recreation-&-Historic-Sites-Division/jobs/Americorp-Team-Leader-5c2ff78d466858a2

 

10.)  Coordinator of Outdoor Programs and Trails, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO

https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=62706

 

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