Your Very Next Step newsletter for September / October 2016

Your Very Next Step newsletter for September / October 2016

 

By Ned Lundquist www.yourverynextstep.com
“Rise free from care before the dawn, and seek adventures.”

– Henry David Thoreau

 

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

 

Be watching for a new Google Groups list for YVNS distribution.

 

“Your Very Next Step” adventure/outdoors/conservation newsletter, published by Ned Lundquist, is a cooperative community, and everyone is invited, no…encouraged, no…urged to participate.   Share your adventures with the network today!  Send to lundquist989@cs.com.
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Send us your comments, questions, and contributions to lundquist989@cs.com. Contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com.

 

*** In this issue:
***  Travel News:

 

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

***  Have You Seen These Recently Released Amenity Kits?

***  Why You Shouldn’t Throw Away Your Boarding Pass

***  North Korean Passports

***  Small, beautiful Mediterranean islands

***  North Korea’s Only ‘Six-Star’ Hotel Is Not Getting Great Reviews

***  World’s Best Places to Visit

***  10 of the best small Mediterranean hotels:

***  Why Can’t Jets Fly Through Volcanic Ash?

***  Best frequent-flier promotions for fall 2016

***  Improving travel, one good idea at a time

***  10 Frozen Lakes That Will Restore Your Faith in Winter

***  10 of the best new travel books

***  Baggage Fees Rise Again – And So Does Pressure On Airlines

***  21 of the world’s most beautiful beachfront hotels

***  Iceland’s psychedelic Stonehenge

***  Places That Have Tourist Limits (And Where to Go Instead)

***  10 of the world’s most unusual wonders

***  5 National Parks You Must Experience this Fall

***  Hiking through a Hawaiian lava tube

***  Bhutan’s dark secret to happiness

***  50 state road trip: Fun things to do for under $20 in each state

***  9 Celebrity Villas You Can Rent (or Buy) Right Now

***  ‘The most remote, alien place on Earth’

***  7 Tips For Traveling During a Crisis

***  BBC Travel’s Geoguessr

***  Five myths about hiking the Appalachian Trail

***  Rail Trail of the Month

  • Hawaii’s Ke Ala Hele Makalae
  • Pennsylvania’s Pine Creek Rail Trail

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Cottonwood Campground Host, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, South Unit, Medora, ND

2.)  Campground Host, Oahe Lake & Dam-Campground, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bismarck, ND

3.)  Weekly Community Trails Day/ Trail Maintenance, Grand Teton National Park, Moose, WY

4.)  Coastline Wildlife Interpreter, Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Coquille Point Bandon, OR

5.)  Volunteer positions, Friends of Hog Island, National Audubon Society, Bremen, Maine

6.)  Campground Volunteer, various parks throughout Vermont, Vermont State Parks, Springfield, VT

7.)  Cottonwood Campground Host, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, South Unit, Medora, ND

8.)  Campground Host, Oahe Lake & Dam-Campground, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bismarck, ND

9.)  Weekly Community Trails Day/ Trail Maintenance, Grand Teton National Park, Moose, WY

10.)  Coastline Wildlife Interpreter, Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Coquille Point Bandon, OR

11.)  Volunteer positions, Friends of Hog Island, National Audubon Society, Bremen, Maine

12.)  Campground Volunteer, various parks throughout Vermont, Vermont State Parks, Springfield, VT

 

*** Travel/Adventure/Outdoors/Conservation employment opportunities:
1.)  Program Assistant, Road Scholar, Boston, MA

2.)  Head Trek Guide, G Adventures, Cuzco, Peru

3.)  Community Outreach Specialist, Scholastic Expeditions, Scotts Valley, CA

4.)  Director of Communications, NYC Outward Bound Schools, Long Island, New York

5.)  Camp Counselor – Wilderness Instructor, Timber Ridge Treatment Center, Gold Hill, NC

6.)  Science Instructor, Ocean Institute, Dana Point, CA

7.)  Outdoor School Instructor, REI, Austin, TX

8.)  Outdoor Leadership Training Coordinator, AMC Youth Opportunities Program – NY/NJ, New York, NY

9.)   Director of Communications, NYC Outward Bound Schools, Long Island, New York

 

…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:

 

October 16-19                   Lincoln, NH

October 21-23                   Detroit, MI

October 25                          Doha, Qatar

November 13-15              Halifax, Nova Scotia

November 29-30              Singapore

January 24-26                    London, UK

March 7-9                            Galveston, Texas

 

***  Have You Seen These Recently Released Amenity Kits?

http://www.flyertalk.com/articles/have-you-seen-these-recently-released-amenity-kits.html

 

***  Why You Shouldn’t Throw Away Your Boarding Pass

by Katherine LaGrave

Hint: that barcode means something.

http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2016-08-02/why-you-shouldnt-throw-away-your-boarding-pass

 

***  North Korean Passports

http://www.cntraveler.com/story/this-is-what-a-north-korean-passport-looks-like

 

***  Small, beautiful Mediterranean islands

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2016/sep/08/small-mediterranean-islands-readers-travel-tips

 

***  North Korea’s Only ‘Six-Star’ Hotel Is Not Getting Great Reviews

By PATRICK CLARKE

A six-star rating typically signifies unparalleled luxury. However North Korea’s Ryanggang Hotel in Pyongyang, the country’s only six-star hotel, is drawing comparisons to a “prison.”

http://www.travelpulse.com/news/hotels-and-resorts/north-korea-s-only-six-star-hotel-is-not-getting-great-reviews.html

 

***  World’s Best Places to Visit

http://travel.usnews.com/Rankings/Worlds_Best_Vacations/

 

***  10 of the best small Mediterranean hotels:

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2016/jul/07/10-best-small-mediterranean-hotels-greece-spain-italy

 

***  Why Can’t Jets Fly Through Volcanic Ash?

By PAUL THOMPSON

http://www.travelpulse.com/news/airlines/why-can-t-jets-fly-through-volcanic-ash.html

 

***  Best frequent-flier promotions for fall 2016

By Ramsey Qubein

http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/roadwarriorvoices/2016/09/20/frequent-flier-promotions-fall/90749014/

 

***  Improving travel, one good idea at a time

By Christopher Elliott

http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/advice/2016/09/18/thought-leaders/90478594/

 

***  10 Frozen Lakes That Will Restore Your Faith in Winter

by Caitlin Morton

http://www.cntraveler.com/galleries/2015-12-23/10-frozen-lakes-that-will-restore-your-faith-in-winter

 

***  10 of the best new travel books

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2016/jun/13/10-best-new-travel-books

 

***  Baggage Fees Rise Again – And So Does Pressure On Airlines

By RICH THOMASELLI

http://www.travelpulse.com/news/airlines/baggage-fees-rise-again-and-so-does-pressure-on-airlines.html

 

***  21 of the world’s most beautiful beachfront hotels

By Krisanne Fordham

http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/20/hotels/beautiful-beachfront-hotels/index.html

 

***  Iceland’s psychedelic Stonehenge

In Iceland’s northeast corner, there’s a road that few will recommend. It has largely been forgotten by the tourism boom – and that’s what makes it so special.

By Jennifer Kingsley

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20160916-icelands-psychedelic-stonehenge

 

***  Places That Have Tourist Limits (And Where to Go Instead)

by Lilit Marcus

http://www.cntraveler.com/gallery/popular-travel-destinations-and-where-to-go-instead

 

***  10 of the world’s most unusual wonders

chosen by Atlas Obscura

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2016/sep/19/10-worlds-best-hidden-wonders-chosen-by-atlas-obscura

 

***  5 National Parks You Must Experience this Fall

By PATRICK CLARKE

http://www.travelpulse.com/news/features/5-national-parks-you-must-experience-this-fall.html

 

***  Hiking through a Hawaiian lava tube

By Stephanie Elam

http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/07/travel/lava-tubes-hawaii-volcanoes-national-park-nps-100/index.html

 

***  Bhutan’s dark secret to happiness

Citizens of one of the happiest countries on Earth are surprisingly comfortable contemplating a topic many prefer to avoid. Is that the key to joy?

By Eric Weiner

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20150408-bhutans-dark-secret-to-happiness

 

***  50 state road trip: Fun things to do for under $20 in each state

By Andrew DePietro

http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/experience/america/fifty-states/2016/07/21/50-state-road-trip-activities-under-20/87409970/

 

***  9 Celebrity Villas You Can Rent (or Buy) Right Now

by Jordi Lippe-McGraw

http://www.cntraveler.com/galleries/2016-08-04/celebrity-villas-you-can-rent-or-buy-right-now

 

***  ‘The most remote, alien place on Earth’

Nicholas Jubber on the Sahara

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2016/sep/16/sahara-nicholas-jubber-desert-morocco-mauritania-mali-africa

 

***  7 Tips For Traveling During a Crisis

By PATRICK CLARKE

http://www.travelpulse.com/news/features/7-tips-for-traveling-during-a-crisis.html

 

***  BBC Travel’s Geoguessr

How well do you know the world? Play Geoguessr to find out!

Think you’re a geography expert? Test your knowledge with BBC Travel’s Geoguessr – the game that proves how well you know the world!

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20131206-how-well-do-you-know-the-world-play-geoguessr-to-find-out

 

***  Five myths about hiking the Appalachian Trail

by Everett Potter

http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/destinations/2016/10/05/appalachian-trail/91534920/

 

***  Rail Trail of the Month

 

Hawaii’s Ke Ala Hele Makalae

by Laura Stark

http://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2016/august/03/hawaiis-ke-ala-hele-makalae/?tag=Trail+of+the+Month

 

Pennsylvania’s Pine Creek Rail Trail

by Laura Stark

http://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2016/september/15/pennsylvania-s-pine-creek-rail-trail/?tag=Trail+of+the+Month

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Cottonwood Campground Host, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, South Unit, Medora, ND

https://www.volunteer.gov/results.cfm?ID=13957

 

2.)  Campground Host, Oahe Lake & Dam-Campground, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bismarck, ND

https://www.volunteer.gov/results.cfm?ID=8440

 

3.)  Weekly Community Trails Day/ Trail Maintenance, Grand Teton National Park, Moose, WY

https://www.volunteer.gov/results.cfm?ID=15927

 

4.)  Coastline Wildlife Interpreter, Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Coquille Point Bandon, OR 97411

https://www.volunteer.gov/results.cfm?ID=15349

 

5.)  Volunteer positions, Friends of Hog Island, National Audubon Society, Bremen, Maine

http://hogisland.audubon.org/volunteer-5

 

6.)  Campground Volunteer, various parks throughout Vermont, Vermont State Parks, Springfield, VT

https://www.volunteer.gov/results.cfm?ID=15663

 

7.)  Cottonwood Campground Host, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, South Unit, Medora, ND

https://www.volunteer.gov/results.cfm?ID=13957

 

8.)  Campground Host, Oahe Lake & Dam-Campground, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bismarck, ND

https://www.volunteer.gov/results.cfm?ID=8440

 

9.)  Weekly Community Trails Day/ Trail Maintenance, Grand Teton National Park, Moose, WY

https://www.volunteer.gov/results.cfm?ID=15927

 

10.)  Coastline Wildlife Interpreter, Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Coquille Point Bandon, OR 97411

https://www.volunteer.gov/results.cfm?ID=15349

 

11.)  Volunteer positions, Friends of Hog Island, National Audubon Society, Bremen, Maine

http://hogisland.audubon.org/volunteer-5

 

12.)  Campground Volunteer, various parks throughout Vermont, Vermont State Parks, Springfield, VT

https://www.volunteer.gov/results.cfm?ID=15663

 

*** Adventure/Outdoor/Conservation job opportunities:

 

1.)  Program Assistant, Road Scholar, Boston, MA

http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Road-Scholar/jobs/Program-Assistant-b5b0a7a1d90ef81c?q=Adventure+Travel

 

2.)  Head Trek Guide, G Adventures, Cuzco, Peru

https://www.gadventures.com/careers/position-details/head-trek-guide/

 

3.)  Community Outreach Specialist, Scholastic Expeditions, Scotts Valley, CA

http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Scholastic-Expeditions/jobs/Community-Outreach-Specialist-45290e162b6da489?q=Adventure+Travel

 

4.)  Director of Communications, NYC Outward Bound Schools, Long Island, New York

http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/jobs/27773-director-of-communications

 

5.)  Camp Counselor – Wilderness Instructor, Timber Ridge Treatment Center, Gold Hill, NC

http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Timber-Ridge-Treatment-Center/jobs/Camp-Counselor-9e8442d6b3c51d66

 

6.)  Science Instructor, Ocean Institute, Dana Point, CA

http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Ocean-Institute/jobs/Science-Instructor-a636241edcbdd4a7

 

7.)  Outdoor School Instructor, REI, Austin, TX

http://rei.jobs/careers/JobDetail/Outdoor-School-Instructor/5465

 

8.)  Outdoor Leadership Training Coordinator, AMC Youth Opportunities Program – NY/NJ, New York, NY

http://www.idealist.org/view/job/p83J6cpnwZ5P

 

9.)   Director of Communications, NYC Outward Bound Schools, Long Island, New York

http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/jobs/27773-director-of-communications

 

 

*** Send your job opportunities to share with the YVNS network to lundquist989@cs.com.   *** Your Very Next Step is a service of the Job of the Week Network LLC © 2016 The Job of the Week Network LLC Edward Lundquist, ABC – Editor and Publisher Your Very Next Step 7813 Richfield Road Springfield, VA 22153 Home office phone: (703) 455-7661 lundquist989@cs.com www.nedsjotw.com

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