Your Very Next Step newsletter for May June 2024

Your Very Next Step newsletter for May June 2024


By Ned Lundquist

“And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.”

— John Muir


“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”

– Lao Tzu


This edition of YVNS comes to you from Dong Hoi City, Quang Binh Province, Vietnam


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*** In this issue travel and adventure news; volunteer conservation and wilderness opportunities; travel, adventure and conservation jobs.

***  Where am I?


Dong Hoi City, Quang Binh Province, Vietnam


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


16 – 30 June                                        Hanoi/Thanh Hoa/Quang Binh/Hue/Hoi An/Danang/Hanoi, Vietnam


30 July – 3 August                            Honolulu, Hawaii


11-14 August                                     San Diego, CA


26-30 August                                     Houma. La./Mobile, Ala./Pascagoula, Miss.


***  Vietnam: The Ultimate Travel Experience



How We Invented Hanoi’s ‘Train Street’ (and How Instagram Ruined It)


***  The Cheapest Business Class Airlines for an Affordable Upgrade

Stretch out in a lie-flat bed without blowing your budget.

By Jessica Puckett



By Nomadic matt


***  4 Lesser-Known U.S. Chinatowns With Incredible Food and Culture

By Rachel Chang


***  The World’s Top 10 Airports of 2024

By SkyTrax


***  How to exit an airplane without being a jerk. (A refresher course in aviation etiquette.)

Airlines are obsessed with boarding procedures. Why is no one addressing how passengers exit planes?

By Christopher Muther


***  These 5 Countries Do Not Have Airports. One Has No Hotels, Either.

B Brian Cohen


***  What Not To Do In Vietnam

30 Things Travelers Must Know — Planning a trip to Vietnam? Here’s a comprehensive list of 30 things not to do in Vietnam…


***  15 Dishes You Need to Try Around the World

By Bennett Kleinman


***  10 Things You Might Not Know Are UNESCO Protected

By Tara Schatz


***  10 Tourist Traps That Are Actually Worth Visiting

By Julia Hammond


***  6 of the Tallest Tourist Attractions in the U.S.

By Bennett Kleinman


***  This Banned Drink Is Making a Comeback

By Erika Ebsworth-Goold


***  These 5 Countries Do Not Have Airports. One Has No Hotels, Either.

By Brian Cohen


***  How to Stay Calm When Your Trip Goes Wrong

If the road gets bumpy, try these mindfulness techniques.

By Sarah Buder


***  Move over Hawaii, The Azores Islands also bring vibrant beauty (with fewer crowds)

By Andrew Nelson


***  These Are the 15 Best Hotel Getaways in New England

By Nicholas DeRenzo


***  10 of the Most Breathtaking Places in the U.S.

By Rachel Gresh


***  St. Kitts and Nevis Is Determined to Preserve Its Beauty and Nature—Here’s How

This Caribbean nation is working to make sustainability its top policy priority. Here’s how it will affect travelers and locals alike.

By Brian Major


***  What’s up with Cape Cod bridges this summer? A guide for visitors, returning part-timers

By Walker Armstrong


***  These Are the 5 Best Countries for Retiring Abroad

These places don’t require a high budget for a very high quality of life.

By Chloe Arrojado


***  OMG, LOL: How Airports Get Their 3-Letter Codes

By Bailey Berg



by Editors


***  Tourists, Stop Getting Naked Where You Shouldn’t! Here’s Where You Can Legally Bare It All

By Apeksha Bhateja


***  9 U.S. Restaurants Where the Views Are as Amazing as the Food

By Alina Polishuk


***  9 Best Outdoor Towns in the U.S.

By Lianne Frith


Rail Trail of the Month





April 2024


Georgia’s Cricket Frog Trail

By Austyn Gaffney


May 2024


Ohio’s Wolf Creek Trail

By Chez Chesak


June 2024


Virginia’s High Bridge Trail State Park

By Ashley Stimpson


***  Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities (see listings below for links):


1.)  Volunteer, Trail Patrol, Timpanogos Cave National Monument, National Park Service, American Fork, Utah


2.)  Volunteer Wilderness Rangers (VWR), Wild Alabama, Moulton, Alabama


3.)  Volunteer, Jackson National Fish Hatchery, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Jackson Hole, Wyoming


4.)  Ranger Station Host/Maintenance Positions, KACHEMAK BAY STATE PARK, Soldotna, AK


5.)  Shakamak State Park Service Work – 2024, Shakamak State Park, Indiana Division of State Parks, Jasonville, IN


6.)  Chisos Basin Visitor Center Host – August, September, and October, National Park Service, Big Bend National Park, Texas


7.)  Wild Spotter Volunteer, Help Find and Map Invasive Species, Various locations


8.) Volunteers, Indian Peaks Wilderness Alliance (IPWA), Boulder CO


9.)  Naturalist Intern, Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park, North Palm Beach, Florida


*** Travel/Outdoor/Conservation job opportunities (see listings below for links):


1.)  Communications Coordinator, Pinchot Partners, Remote (Work must be performed in or near Morton, WA), Morton, WA


2.)  Executive Director, Maine Island Trail Association, Portland, Maine


3.)  Seasonal Outreach Specialist, Conservation Northwest,  North Bend, WA


4.)  Fishing guide needed for July/Aug 2024, Salmon Eye Charters, Ucluelet, BC, Canada


5.)  Professional Fishing Guide, Ena Lake Lodge, The Luxus Group, Saskatchewan, Canada


6.)  Program Instructor – Stone Canyon Outdoor EdVentures (Fall 2024), Douglas County School District, Larkspur, Colorado


7.)  Lead Climbing Guide, Adventures on the Gorge, Fayetteville, WV,WV?jid=37850e03112c6746


8.)  Communications Specialist (Communications Consultant 3), WA State Department of Ecology, Lacey, WA


9.)  Coordinator, SVP of Conservation Programs and SVP of External Affairs, Defenders of Wildlife, Washington, DC


10.) Adventure Education Instructor, Broadreach Academic Treks, Raleigh, NC


11.)  Conservation Science Communication Fellow, American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and Natural Resource Program Center (NRPC), Fort Collins, CO


11.)  Director of Outdoor Leadership & Education, Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA


12.)  Public Relations Manager – Social Media Specialist, Travel Portland, Portland, OR


13.)  Whitebark Pine Monitoring Technician (USFS), The Great Basin Institute, Sparks, Nevada


14.)  Social Media Associate, The Climate Reality Project, Washington, DC


15.)  2024 Summer Wilderness Canoe Guide, Northern Tier High Adventure Program, Ely, MN


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Ha’ina ‘ia mai ana ka’puana

(And So The Story Is Told)

-Traditional ending to Hawaiian songs

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