Your Very Next Step newsletter for March / April 2018

Your Very Next Step newsletter for March / April 2018

 

By Ned Lundquist
www.yourverynextstep.com
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow mindedness., and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.”

– Mark Twain

 

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

 

***  If you are not receiving this newsletter via the new Google Groups list, contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com to get on the  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.
***  To subscribe for free: Join our Google Groups Listerv.  If you are already a Google Groups member, just sign up for the “Your Very Next Step” group.  Otherwise, send Ned and email and he’ll get you on the list.  Contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com.

 

***  Send us your comments, questions, and contributions to lundquist989@cs.com.

 

*** In this issue:
***  Travel News:

 

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

 

***  The Complete Guide to Global Etiquette

https://www.cntraveler.com/story/the-complete-guide-to-global-etiquette

 

***  Backpacking a Presidential Traverse: Trip Plan

A Presidential Traverse is one of the most famous and strenuous hikes in the White Mountains. This 2-3 day route is 25 miles in length with a cumulative elevation gain of 9,000 feet. It climbs eight 4000-footers with 14 miles of above-treeline hiking.

https://sectionhiker.com/backpacking-white-mountain-4000-footers-guidebook/a-presidential-traverse/

 

***  The Seagull Mishap That Got A Hotel Guest Banned for 17 Years

By Jeff Edwards

The Seagull Mishap That Got A Hotel Guest Banned for 17 Years

 

***  How to Protect Your Food from Bears

By Philip Werner

https://sectionhiker.com/protecting-your-food-from-bears/

 

***  The Many Ways Formerly Trusted Travelers Can Lose Global Entry Privileges

By Jeff Edwards

https://www.flyertalk.com/articles/the-many-ways-formerly-trusted-travelers-can-lose-global-entry-privileges.html

 

***  The European Flight Compensation Rule You Don’t Know About

https://www.cntraveler.com/story/the-european-flight-compensation-rule-you-dont-know-about

 

***  World’s best airports for 2018 named by Skytrax

By Tamara Hardingham-Gill, CNN

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/worlds-best-airports-2018/index.html

 

***  2018 Virginia Walleye Fishing Forecast

https://www.dgif.virginia.gov/fishing/forecasts-and-reports/walleye-forecast/

 

***  National Park Entrance Fees Will Increase Starting This Summer

https://www.afar.com/magazine/national-park-entrance-fees-will-increase-starting-this-summer

 

***  Guide to eating with your hands around the world

https://www.cntraveler.com/story/a-guide-to-eating-with-your-hands-around-the-world

 

***  REI Flash Air Hammock Shelter System Review

https://sectionhiker.com/rei-flash-air-hammock-system-review/

 

***  Rail Trail of the month:

 

 

 

 

***  Rail Trail of the month:

Rail Trail of the month for April 2018

West Virginia and Pennsylvania’s Parkersburg to Pittsburgh Corridor

 

Rail Trail of the month for March 2018

Indiana’s Erie Lackawanna Trail

 

Rail Trail of the month for February 2018

Kentucky’s Louisville Loop

 

*** Travel/Adventure/Outdoors/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Galapagos Volunteer Trip, ConservationVIP, (Location: Galapagos), Orinda, CA

2.)  Volunteer opportunities, Volunteering Solutions, Chiang Mai, Bangkok and Surin, Thailand

3.)  Social networking specialist, Wild Bear Nature Center, Nederland, Colorado

4.)  Orangutan & Wildlife Rescue Volunteer Project, Java, Fuze Ecoteer Outdoor Adventures, Jogia, Indonesia

5.)  Volunteer, Pollinators Project, Various

6.)  Volunteer with wildlife in Borneo, Oyster Worldwide, Sabah, Malaysia

*** Adventure/Outdoor/Conservation career opportunities:

 

1.)  Media Relations Manager, National Audubon Society, New York City, New York

2.)  Communications Manager, National Audubon Society, Chicago, IL

3.)  Marketing and Communications Intern, National Audubon Society, Troy, NY

4.)  Corpsmember, Casa Grande Ruins Field Crew, AZCC Ancestral Lands Program, Arizona Conservation Corps,

Tucson, AZ

5.)  Outdoor Education Instructor, Nuhop, Perrysville, OH

6.)  Associate Director of Marketing and Communications, Montana Conservation Corps, Bozeman, Montana

7.)  Director of Conservation Science, Seabird Restoration Program, National Audubon Society, Bremen, ME

8.)  Adult Conservation Backcountry Trail Crew- Camping • Summer 2018, Southeast Conservation Corps, Chattanooga, TN

9.)  Wildlife Program Associate, Greater Yellowstone Coalition, Bozeman, MT

10.)  Stewardship Crew Member, positions throughout Colorado, Colorado Mountain Club, Golden, Colorado

11.)  Challenge Course Director, YMCA Camp Hi-Rock, Mt. Washington, Massachusetts

12.)  Executive Director, Charles River Watershed Association, Cambridge, MA

 

…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:

 

16 April                                                 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

20 April                                                 Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia

25 April                                                 Taipei, Taiwan

May 9-14                                             Seattle, WA/Athol, ID

May 30-31                                           Ottawa, Canada

June 2-3                                               Montreal, PQ, Canada

June 4-8                                               Chania, Crete, Greece

June 21-29                                          Vienna, Austria

Jul 30-Aug 4                                        Bloomington, IN

Aug 21-23                                            San Diego, CA

Aug 27-29                                            San Diego, CA

Sept 25-27                                           Rotterdam, Netherlands

Oct 9-10                                               Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

 

***  The Complete Guide to Global Etiquette

https://www.cntraveler.com/story/the-complete-guide-to-global-etiquette

 

***  Backpacking a Presidential Traverse: Trip Plan

A Presidential Traverse is one of the most famous and strenuous hikes in the White Mountains. This 2-3 day route is 25 miles in length with a cumulative elevation gain of 9,000 feet. It climbs eight 4000-footers with 14 miles of above-treeline hiking.

https://sectionhiker.com/backpacking-white-mountain-4000-footers-guidebook/a-presidential-traverse/

 

***  The Seagull Mishap That Got A Hotel Guest Banned for 17 Years

By Jeff Edwards

The Seagull Mishap That Got A Hotel Guest Banned for 17 Years

 

***  How to Protect Your Food from Bears

By Philip Werner

https://sectionhiker.com/protecting-your-food-from-bears/

 

***  The Many Ways Formerly Trusted Travelers Can Lose Global Entry Privileges

By Jeff Edwards

https://www.flyertalk.com/articles/the-many-ways-formerly-trusted-travelers-can-lose-global-entry-privileges.html

 

***  The European Flight Compensation Rule You Don’t Know About

https://www.cntraveler.com/story/the-european-flight-compensation-rule-you-dont-know-about

 

***  World’s best airports for 2018 named by Skytrax

By Tamara Hardingham-Gill, CNN

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/worlds-best-airports-2018/index.html

 

***  2018 Virginia Walleye Fishing Forecast

https://www.dgif.virginia.gov/fishing/forecasts-and-reports/walleye-forecast/

 

***  National Park Entrance Fees Will Increase Starting This Summer

https://www.afar.com/magazine/national-park-entrance-fees-will-increase-starting-this-summer

 

***  Guide to eating with your hands around the world

https://www.cntraveler.com/story/a-guide-to-eating-with-your-hands-around-the-world

 

***  REI Flash Air Hammock Shelter System Review

https://sectionhiker.com/rei-flash-air-hammock-system-review/

 

***  Rail Trail of the month:

 

 

 

Rail Trail of the month for April 2018

 

West Virginia and Pennsylvania’s Parkersburg to Pittsburgh Corridor

by Laura Stark

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2018/april/16/west-virginia-and-pennsylvania-s-parkersburg-to-pittsburgh-corridor/?tag=Trail+of+the+Month

 

Rail Trail of the month for March 2018

 

Indiana’s Erie Lackawanna Trail

by Laura Stark

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2018/march/16/indianas-erie-lackawanna-trail/?tag=Trail+of+the+Month

 

Rail Trail of the month for February 2018

 

Kentucky’s Louisville Loop

by Amy Ahn

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2018/february/12/kentuckys-louisville-loop/?tag=Trail+of+the+Month

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Galapagos Volunteer Trip, ConservationVIP, (Location: Galapagos), Orinda, CA

https://conservationvip.org/destinations/galapagos-islands/

 

2.)  Volunteer opportunities, Volunteering Solutions, Chiang Mai, Bangkok and Surin, Thailand

https://www.gooverseas.com/volunteer-abroad/thailand/volunteering-solutions/20988

 

3.)  Social networking specialist, Wild Bear Nature Center, Nederland, Colorado

http://wildbear.org/volunteer/

 

4.)  Orangutan & Wildlife Rescue Volunteer Project, Java, Fuze Ecoteer Outdoor Adventures, Jogia, Indonesia

https://www.gooverseas.com/volunteer-abroad/indonesia/fuze-ecoteer-outdoor-adventures/34163

 

5.)  Volunteer, Pollinators Project, Various

http://www.adventurescientists.org/pollinators.html

 

6.)  Volunteer with wildlife in Borneo, Oyster Worldwide, Sabah, Malaysia

http://www.oysterworldwide.com/gap-year/wildlife-conservation-volunteering-in-borneo/

 

*** Adventure/Outdoor/Conservation career opportunities:

 

1.)  Media Relations Manager, National Audubon Society, New York City, New York

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/3410/media-relations-manager/job

 

2.)  Communications Manager, National Audubon Society, Chicago, IL

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/3378/communications-manager/job

 

3.)  Marketing and Communications Intern, National Audubon Society, Troy, NY

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/3333/marketing-and-communications-intern/job

 

4.)  Corpsmember, Casa Grande Ruins Field Crew, AZCC Ancestral Lands Program, Arizona Conservation Corps,

Tucson, AZ

https://sccorps-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=1057

 

5.)  Outdoor Education Instructor, Nuhop, Perrysville, OH

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-outdoor-education-instructor-perrysville-ohio/1796526652

 

6.)  Associate Director of Marketing and Communications, Montana Conservation Corps, Bozeman, Montana

https://jobs.ama.org/job/associate-director-of-marketing-and-communications/39892836/

 

7.)  Director of Conservation Science, Seabird Restoration Program, National Audubon Society, Bremen, ME

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-director-of-conservation-science-seabird-restoration-program-bremen-maine/377313478

 

8.)  Adult Conservation Backcountry Trail Crew- Camping • Summer 2018, Southeast Conservation Corps, Chattanooga, TN

https://southeastconservationcorps.org/adult-conservation-crews

 

9.)  Wildlife Program Associate, Greater Yellowstone Coalition, Bozeman, MT

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-wildlife-program-associate-bozeman-montana/3715578210

 

10.)  Stewardship Crew Member, positions throughout Colorado, Colorado Mountain Club, Golden, Colorado

https://www.cmc.org/About/Jobs.aspx#Stewardship%20Crew%20Member

 

11.)  Challenge Course Director, YMCA Camp Hi-Rock, Mt. Washington, Massachusetts

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-challenge-course-director-mt-washington-massachusetts/2571565967

 

12.)  Executive Director, Charles River Watershed Association, Cambridge, MA

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-executive-director-cambridge-massachusetts/3964391683

 

*** Send your job opportunities to share with the YVNS network to lundquist989@cs.com.

 

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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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Your Very Next Step newsletter for January / February 2018

 

Your Very Next Step newsletter for January / February 2018

 

 

 

By Ned Lundquist
www.yourverynextstep.com

 

“The real voyage of discovery consists of not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.”

–  Marcel Proust

 

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”
– Lao Tzu

This edition of YVNS comes to you from Stavanger, Norway.

 

If you are not receiving this newsletter via the new Google Groups list, contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com to get on the  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.

***  To subscribe for free: Join our Google Groups Listerv.  If you are already a Google Groups member, just sign up for the “Your Very Next Step” group.  Otherwise, send Ned and email and he’ll get you on the list.  Contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com.

 

***  Send us your comments, questions, and contributions to lundquist989@cs.com.

 

*** In this issue:

 

***  Travel News:

 

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

 

***  Rail Trail of the month:

 

***  Travel IQ – New App on iOS & Android

***  5 Things to Do When Your Flight Is Delayed, Canceled, or Overbooked

***  What Are Your Rights When a Flight Is Overbooked?

***  2017 AIRLINE RANKINGS- The Airline Quality Rating (AQR)

***  Everything You Need to Know to Plan a Trip to Haida Gwaii

***  Why There Should Be a Drink Limit on Flights

***  South Pacific Tale

***   Onsen Etiquette 101: What You Need to Know About Japan’s Public Baths

***  8 Places You Didn’t Know You Could Afford to Visit in 2018

***  How Well Do You Know UNESCO World Heritage Sites?

***  Backpacking a Pemigewasset Loop

***  The Most Scenic Train Rides in the U.S.

***  Lethal fungus that causes white-nose syndrome may have an Achilles’ heel, study reveals

***  Those Seatback Screens on Planes Are Starting to Disappear

***  At the Edge of the World, an Indigenous People Thrives

***  Your Amazon Order Might Lock You Out of Trusted Traveler Programs

 

***  Rail-Trail of the Month for December 2017

Wisconsin’s Oak Leaf Trail

 

***  Rail-Trail of the Month for January 2018

Pennsylvania’s D&L Trail

 

*** Travel/Adventure/Outdoors/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Trail Maintenance Volunteer, Prince William Forest Park, National Park Service, Triangle, VA

2.)    Day Use Host,  BZ Corners Boat Launch, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, BZ Corner, WA

3.)  Outdoor Education Intern, Echo Hill Outdoor School, Worton, Maryland

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation career opportunities:

 

1.)  Marketing & Communications Specialist, America Outdoors Association, Knoxville, Tennessee

2.)  Salmonberry Trail Campaign Associate, Tillamook Forest Heritage Trust, Portland, Oregon

3.)  Manager, Ambassadors of the Environment, Ritz-Carlton Reserve, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

4.)  Executive Director, Rock Creek Conservancy, Maryland or Washington, DC

5.)  Coordinator, Communications, U.S. Travel Association, Washington, DC

6.)  Coordinator, Industry Communications, U.S. Travel Association, Washington, DC

7.)  Press Secretary, Conservation Law Foundation, Boston, MA

8.)  Director of Salazar Center for North American Conservation, Colorado State University- School of Global Environmental Sustainability, Fort Collins, CO

9.)  ADIRONDACK CORPS PROJECT LEADER (Program Dates: April 16th – October, 20th 2018), The Student Conservation Association (SCA), Adirondack, NY

10.)  SCA Seattle Community Crew Leader (Old Faithful Crew), The Student Conservation Association (SCA), Seattle , WA

 

11.)  ALASKA REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL CREW LEADER (Program Dates: June – September, 2018 (end dates vary by position)), The Student Conservation Association (SCA), Anchorage, AK

12.)  Program Coordinator, Southwest Conservation Corps, Durango and Salida, CO

13.)  Mountains Instructor – North Carolina Outward Bound School (NCOBS), Richmond, VA

14.)  Forest School Teacher, Trackers Forest School, Portlamd, OR

15.)  Volunteer Program Manager, Washington Trails Association, Seattle, WA

15.)  Multi-sport Assistant Guide, Zion Adventure Company, Springdale, UT

16.)  PR & Outreach Specialist, American Prairie Reserve, Bozeman, Montana

17.)  Lead Naturalist, Cook Museum of Natural Science, Decatur, Alabama

18.)  Maine Trail Crew Leader, Maine Appalachian Trail Club, Dover Foxcroft, Maine

19.)  Assistant Trail Crew Leader, Maine Appalachian Trail Club, Dover Foxcroft, Maine

20.)  Canoe Program Coordinator, Mono Lake Committee, Lee Vining, CA

 

…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:

 

January 28-February 1                   London, UK

February 1-4                                      Stavanger, Norway

February 4-7                                      Aarhus/Copenhagen, Denmark

March 1-4                                            Chicago, IL

April 2-4                                               Norfolk, VA

June 2-3                                               Montreal, PQ, Canada

June 4-8                                               Chania, Crete, Greece

June 21-29                                          Vienna, Austria

 

***  Travel IQ – New App on iOS & Android

 

Travel smarter, safer, healthier, happier — equipped to see n’ experience the world like never before — with this new, free app for travel lovers everywhere!

 

Created by Taj Bates, an author and adventurous traveller who has journeyed on 6 continents and nearly 40 U.S. states, everything in the app is written by seasoned travelers.

 

Inside you’ll find:

– Expert travel hacks and how-tos, plus comprehensive packing checklists

– A Budget Airfare 101 guide to the fees and amenities for 12+ budget airlines

– Travel-inspired recipes and Netflix movie recommendations

– Fresh, original city guides + maps to Paris, NYC, LA, San Francisco and Sydney, Australia (with more to come!)

 

Download it today: https://theyologuide.com/travel-iq/

 

***  5 Things to Do When Your Flight Is Delayed, Canceled, or Overbooked

Tips for rebooking, getting compensation, and keeping comfortable while you wait

By Ramsey Qubein

https://www.afar.com/magazine/5-things-to-do-when-your-flight-is-delayed-canceled-or-overbooked

 

***  What Are Your Rights When a Flight Is Overbooked?

By Matt Villano

https://www.afar.com/magazine/what-are-your-rights-when-a-flight-is-overbooked

 

***  2017 AIRLINE RANKINGS

The Airline Quality Rating (AQR)

https://airlinequalityrating.com/

 

***  Everything You Need to Know to Plan a Trip to Haida Gwaii

By Miranda Smith

https://www.afar.com/magazine/everything-you-need-to-know-to-plan-a-trip-to-haida-gwaii

 

***  Why There Should Be a Drink Limit on Flights

by CNT Editors

https://www.cntraveler.com/story/why-there-should-be-a-drink-limit-on-flights

 

***  South Pacific Tale

The Cook Islands are plush with Polynesian culture and natural beauty

http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3c734ae2?et_cid=64851&et_rid=15401134&linkid=AAA+Traveler+Worldwise+BTN&et_jid=ET_EMAIL#/3c734ae2/28

 

***   Onsen Etiquette 101: What You Need to Know About Japan’s Public Baths

by Chadner Navarro

https://www.cntraveler.com/story/onsen-etiquette-101-what-you-need-to-know-about-japans-public-baths

 

***  8 Places You Didn’t Know You Could Afford to Visit in 2018

By Shannon McMahon

https://www.smartertravel.com/2018/01/23/places-for-affordable-vacations-2018/

 

***  How Well Do You Know UNESCO World Heritage Sites?

By Alina Polishuk

https://www.afar.com/magazine/how-well-do-you-know-unesco-world-heritage-sites

 

***  Backpacking a Pemigewasset Loop

By Philip Werner

https://sectionhiker.com/backpacking-a-pemigewasset-loop/

 

***  The Most Scenic Train Rides in the U.S.

by Tyler Moss

https://www.cntraveler.com/galleries/2016-08-09/the-most-scenic-train-rides-in-the-us

 

***  Lethal fungus that causes white-nose syndrome may have an Achilles’ heel, study reveals

USDA Forest Service- Northern Research Statio

https://www.fullsciencenetwork.com/white-nose-syndrome-bats-may-achilles-heel/

 

***  Those Seatback Screens on Planes Are Starting to Disappear

By MARTHA C. WHITE

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/01/business/airlines-travel-entertainment.html

 

***  At the Edge of the World, an Indigenous People Thrives

By Marcello Di Cintio

https://www.afar.com/magazine/at-the-edge-of-the-world-an-indigenous-people-thrives

 

***  Your Amazon Order Might Lock You Out of Trusted Traveler Programs

By CARLY ZINDERMAN

https://www.flyertalk.com/articles/your-amazon-order-might-lock-you-out-of-trusted-traveler-programs.html

 

***  Rail Trail of the month:

 

 

 

 

 

 

***  Rail-Trail of the Month for December 2017

Wisconsin’s Oak Leaf Trail

by Laura Stark

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2017/december/05/wisconsin-s-oak-leaf-trail/

 

***  Rail-Trail of the Month for January 2018

Pennsylvania’s D&L Trail

by Laura Stark

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2018/january/17/pennsylvania-s-dl-trail/

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Trail Maintenance Volunteer, Prince William Forest Park, National Park Service, Triangle, VA

https://www.volunteer.gov/results.cfm?ID=2976

 

2.)    Day Use Host,  BZ Corners Boat Launch, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, BZ Corner, WA

https://www.volunteer.gov/results.cfm?ID=16475

 

3.)  Outdoor Education Intern, Echo Hill Outdoor School, Worton, Maryland

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-outdoor-education-intern-worton-maryland/1769992703

 

*** Send your volunteer opportunities to share with the YVNS network to lundquist989@cs.com.
*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation employment opportunities:

 

1.)  Marketing & Communications Specialist, America Outdoors Association, Knoxville, Tennessee

https://careerhq.asaecenter.org/jobs/10580576/marketing-communications-specialist

 

***  From Mac’s List:

 

2.)  Salmonberry Trail Campaign Associate, Tillamook Forest Heritage Trust, Portland, Oregon

https://jobs.macslist.org/job/salmonberry-trail-campaign-associate-portland-oregon-1585

 

3.)  Manager, Ambassadors of the Environment, Ritz-Carlton Reserve, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-manager-ambassadors-of-the-environment-san-jose-del-cabo-mexico-latin-america/830370450

 

4.)  Executive Director, Rock Creek Conservancy, Maryland or Washington, DC

http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/jobs/37351-executive-director

 

5.)  Coordinator, Communications, U.S. Travel Association, Washington, DC

https://www.daybook.com/jobs/Py4dnM74qH5zkswAt

 

6.)  Coordinator, Industry Communications, U.S. Travel Association, Washington, DC

https://www.daybook.com/jobs/fiiFRoeCNk3dtS6wZ

 

***  From Carol Gregory:

 

7.)  Press Secretary, Conservation Law Foundation, Boston, MA

 

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) seeks a proactive and strategic Press Secretary with advocacy, political and/or campaign experience to oversee the nonprofit environmental organization’s day-to-day external communications and media outreach. The Press Secretary must have strong relationships with national and New England news decision makers (reporters, broadcast producers, editorial boards, influential bloggers), a proven track record for generating positive earned media coverage, excellent writing skills, an innate understanding of leveraging the changing digital landscape to increase visibility, and the ability to turn complex topics into messages that resonate with various audiences.  S/he will take the lead on identifying opportunities and platforms for increasing CLF’s visibility, training CLF staff as spokespeople, monitoring the news, and preparing media reports for key stakeholders.  The Press Secretary is a member of the Communications and Marketing Department, and reports to the Vice President of Communications and Marketing.

 

To Apply

Send your resume titled “your last name-first initial-resume” (e.g., “SMITH J RESUME”) and a detailed cover letter titled “your last name-first initial-cover” (e.g., “SMITH J COVER”) to careers@clf.org.  Please make “Press Secretary” the subject of your e-mail. The position will remain open until filled.  No phone calls please.

 

https://www.clf.org/about/employment-opportunities/press-secretary/

 

8.)  Director of Salazar Center for North American Conservation, Colorado State University- School of Global Environmental Sustainability, Fort Collins, CO

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-director-of-salazar-center-for-north-american-conservation-fort-collins-colorado/1617639315

 

9.)  ADIRONDACK CORPS PROJECT LEADER (Program Dates: April 16th – October, 20th 2018), The Student Conservation Association (SCA), Adirondack, NY

https://www.thesca.org/adirondack-corps-project-leader

 

10.)  SCA Seattle Community Crew Leader (Old Faithful Crew), The Student Conservation Association (SCA), Seattle , WA

https://www.thesca.org/sca-seattle-community-crew-leader

 

11.)  ALASKA REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL CREW LEADER (Program Dates: June – September, 2018 (end dates vary by position)), The Student Conservation Association (SCA), Anchorage, AK

https://www.thesca.org/alaska-regional-high-school-crew-leader

 

12.)  Program Coordinator, Southwest Conservation Corps, Durango and Salida, CO

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-program-coordinator-durango-and-salida-colorado/471104805

 

13.)  Mountains Instructor – North Carolina Outward Bound School (NCOBS), Richmond, VA

https://www.glassdoor.com/Job/richmond-mountains-instructor-ncobs-jobs-SRCH_IL.0,8_IC1130198_KO9,35.htm

 

14.)  Forest School Teacher, Trackers Forest School, Portlamd, OR

https://trackerspdx.com/employment/forest-school-teacher

 

15.)  Volunteer Program Manager, Washington Trails Association, Seattle, WA

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-volunteer-program-manager-seattle-washington/195405785

 

15.)  Multi-sport Assistant Guide, Zion Adventure Company, Springdale, UT

http://www.zionadventures.com/zion-adventure-career-opportunities.html

 

16.)  PR & Outreach Specialist, American Prairie Reserve, Bozeman, Montana

http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/jobs/37183-pr-outreach-specialist

 

17.)  Lead Naturalist, Cook Museum of Natural Science, Decatur, Alabama

https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/21110/Cook-Museum-of-Natural-Science/Lead-Naturalist

 

18.)  Maine Trail Crew Leader, Maine Appalachian Trail Club, Dover Foxcroft, Maine

http://www.matc.org/assets/120117-2018-MTC-Leader-Ad-.pdf

 

19.)  Assistant Trail Crew Leader, Maine Appalachian Trail Club, Dover Foxcroft, Maine

http://www.matc.org/assets/120117-2018-MTC-Leader-Ad-.pdf

 

20.)  Canoe Program Coordinator, Mono Lake Committee, Lee Vining, CA

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-canoe-program-coordinator-lee-vining-california/2908996283

 

21.)  Wildland Restoration Team Leader – Kalispell, Montana Conservation Corps, Kalispell, MT

https://careers-mtcorps.icims.com/jobs/1263/wildland-restoration-team-leader—kalispell/job?mobile=false&width=950&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240

 

*** Send your job opportunities to share with the YVNS network to lundquist989@cs.com.

 

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Your Very Next Step newsletter for November / December 2017

 Your Very Next Step newsletter for November / December 2017

 

By Ned Lundquist www.yourverynextstep.com
“To Travel is to Live”

– Hans Christian Andersen

 

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” – Lao Tzu
This edition of YVNS comes to you from Hanalei Bay, Princeville, Kauai, Hawaii.

 

If you are not receiving this newsletter via the new Google Groups list, contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com to get on the  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.
***  To subscribe for free: Join our Google Groups Listerv.  If you are already a Google Groups member, just sign up for the “Your Very Next Step” group.  Otherwise, send Ned and email and he’ll get you on the list.  Contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com.

 

Send us your comments, questions, and contributions to lundquist989@cs.com.

 

*** In this issue:
***  Travel News:

 

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

 

***  Fodor’s Go List 2018

52 places to remind you what a wonderful world this is.

***  Fodor’s No List 2018

Sometimes you have to say no to the ones you love.

***  The One Seat You Need To Avoid on a Plane

***  See Which Hotels Were Caught Not Changing Bedsheets for New Guests

***  TRAIL ADOPTER BASIC SKILLS

***  Airlines whip out the bubbly and ice cream—yes, in coach—as competitors offer $99 fares

***  A Beginner’s Guide to Japanese Onsen Etiquette

***  What To See And Do In Bangkok

***  Ultralight Survival Kit by Justin Lichter

***  Did Alaska Airlines lose its mojo when it bought Virgin America?

***  How Early Should You Get to the Airport?

***  United Airlines Adds And Upgrades Lounges, Rolls Out New Local Food And Drink

***  Why you never want to see ‘SSSS’ on your boarding pass

***  Conde Nast Traveler The Best Airlines in the World

***  9 Nasty Truths About Car Rental Insurance

***  7 Things Flight Attendants Notice About Airplane Passengers in Just 3 Seconds

***  The 20 Most Incredible Staircases in the World

***  Cringe! Flight Attendants Share 10 of the Craziest Things Left Behind on Airplanes

***  MSR Snowshoe Guide – How to Choose the Right Snowshoes for Winter Hiking and Backpacking

***  Island tapas at Bar Acuda in Hanalei

***  Dive Into These 10 Caribbean Shipwrecks

***  Rail Trail of the month:

 

***  A View From … New England in Autumn

by Laura Stark

 

***  Rail-Trail of the Month for October 2017

Ohio’s Simon Kenton Trail

 

***  Rail-Trail of the Month for November 2017

Colorado’s Animas River Trail

 

*** Travel/Adventure/Outdoors/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

1.)  Communications Officer on International Expeditions (Voluntary, living expenses provided), Raleigh International, Projects based in Tanzania, Costa Rica and Nicaragua, Borneo and Nepal

2.)  Cold Brook Campground Host, Cold Brook Lake/Recreation Area, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Hot Springs, SD

3.)  Visual Information Intern, Fort Laramie National Historic Site, Fort Laramie, WY

4.)  Creepy Critter Encounters, Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Nampa, ID

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation career opportunities:

 

1.)  Public Affairs Manager, Travel Oregon, Portland, OR

2.)  Python Elimination Program, The South Florida Water Management District Governing Board, West Palm Beach, Florida

3.)  Southern Great Plains Coordinator, Conservation Ranching Program, National Audubon Society, Inc., Dallas, TX

4.)  Eastern Africa and Madagascar Program Manager, Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx, New York

5.)  Cycling Reporter, Velo News, Boulder, Colorado

6.)  Senior Communications Director, The Conservation Lands Foundation (CLF), Durango, CO

7.)  Monarch Outreach Coordinator, National Wildlife Federation, Austin, TX

8.)  Senior Policy Advisor- Healthy Rivers Program, Western Resource Advocates, Phoenix, Arizona

9.)  Manager, Marketing & Brand Experience, Glacier Park, Inc., Columbia Falls, MT

10.)  Snowcoach Guide in Yellowstone National Park, Delaware North, West Yellowstone, MT

11.)  Seasonal Front Desk Clerk- John Muir Lodge 2017 – HIRING MARCH THRU OCTOBER, Grant Grove Village, Delaware North, Kings Canyon National Park, CA

12.)  Wildlife Damage Control Specialist II, State of Oklahoma, Murray, Oklahoma

13.)  Public Affairs Manager, Travel Oregon, Portland, OR

14.)  Resident Husbandry Specialist/Animal Care Featured, Rare Species Conservatory Foundation, Loxahatchee, Florida

15.)  Crew Leader, Southwest Conservation Corps, Salida and Durango CO

16.)  Field Crew Leaders, AmeriCorps, various natural resource management projects across the Midwest

17.)  Camping Crew Member, Arizona Conservation Corps, AmeriCorps, Tucson, AZ

18.)  Communications Coordinator, World Animal Protection, New York, New York

19.)  Digital Marketing Coordinator, World Animal Protection, New York, New York

20.)  Campaign Manager, Animals in the Wild, World Animal Protection, New York, New York

21.)  Surf Instructor, Sandycamps, Magic Bay, Morocco

 

…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:

 

December 1-8                                                   Honolulu, Oahu/Princeville, Kauai, Hawaii

January 29-February 1, 2018                        London, UK

 

***  Fodor’s Go List 2018

52 places to remind you what a wonderful world this is.

https://www.fodors.com/news/photos/fodors-go-list-2018

 

***  Fodor’s No List 2018

Sometimes you have to say no to the ones you love.

https://www.fodors.com/news/photos/fodors-no-list-2018

 

***  The One Seat You Need To Avoid on a Plane

By Christine Sarkis

https://www.smartertravel.com/2016/01/09/the-one-seat-you-need-to-avoid-on-a-plane/

 

***  See Which Hotels Were Caught Not Changing Bedsheets for New Guests

https://youtu.be/HdbRx-Oz9mg.

 

***  TRAIL ADOPTER BASIC SKILLS

http://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/93284

 

***  Airlines whip out the bubbly and ice cream—yes, in coach—as competitors offer $99 fares

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/23/large-us-airlines-are-fending-off-competition-with-a-taste-of-bubbly.html

 

***  A Beginner’s Guide to Japanese Onsen Etiquette

By Adam H. Graham

https://www.afar.com/magazine/a-beginners-guide-to-japanese-onsen-etiquette

 

***  What To See And Do In Bangkok

Collected by Duncan Forgan

https://www.afar.com/travel-tips/What-To-See-And-Do-In-Bangkok

 

***  Ultralight Survival Kit by Justin Lichter

https://sectionhiker.com/justin-lichters-new-book-ultralight-survival-kit/

 

***  Did Alaska Airlines lose its mojo when it bought Virgin America?

By Phil LeBeau

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/25/did-alaska-air-lose-its-mojo-when-it-bought-virgin-america.html

 

***  How Early Should You Get to the Airport?

By Shannon McMahon

https://www.smartertravel.com/2017/04/04/how-early-arrive-airport/

 

***  United Airlines Adds And Upgrades Lounges, Rolls Out New Local Food And Drink

By Larry Olmsted

https://www.forbes.com/sites/larryolmsted/2017/10/17/united-airlines-adds-upgrades-lounges-rolls-out-new-local-food-and-drink/#2326d53237a9

 

***  Why you never want to see ‘SSSS’ on your boarding pass

By JOSH KING

https://www.aol.com/article/lifestyle/2017/09/21/why-you-never-want-to-see-ssss-on-your-boarding-pass/23218311/

 

***  Conde Nast Traveler The Best Airlines in the World

https://www.cntraveler.com/galleries/2015-10-07/top-international-airlines-readers-choice-awards/01

 

***  9 Nasty Truths About Car Rental Insurance

By ED PERKINS

https://www.smartertravel.com/2017/10/23/car-rental-insurance/

 

***  7 Things Flight Attendants Notice About Airplane Passengers in Just 3 Seconds

by Alesandra Dubin

http://www.bravotv.com/blogs/things-flight-attendants-notice-first-about-airplane-passengers

 

***  The 20 Most Incredible Staircases in the World

By Wibke Carter

https://www.fodors.com/news/photos/the-20-most-incredible-staircases-in-the-world

 

***  Cringe! Flight Attendants Share 10 of the Craziest Things Left Behind on Airplanes

by Megan Eileen McDonough

http://www.bravotv.com/blogs/flight-attendants-share-the-craziest-things-left-behind-on-airplanes

 

***  MSR Snowshoe Guide – How to Choose the Right Snowshoes for Winter Hiking and Backpacking

By Philip Werner

https://sectionhiker.com/msr-snowshoe-guide-snowshoeing/

 

***  Island tapas at Bar Acuda in Hanalei.

 

The crostini featured thinly slice tenderloin of eland, raised on Nihihau.  But the grilled lamb riblettes with piquillo pepper jam, toasted garlic & tajine oil were our favorite.

http://www.restaurantbaracuda.com/

 

***  Dive Into These 10 Caribbean Shipwrecks

By Adrienne Jordan

https://www.fodors.com/world/south-america/colombia/the-caribbean-coast/experiences/news/dive-into-these-10-caribbean-shipwrecks

 

***  Rail Trail of the month:

 

***  A View From … New England in Autumn

by Laura Stark

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2017/october/13/a-view-from-new-england-in-autumn/

 

***  Rail-Trail of the Month for October 2017

 

Ohio’s Simon Kenton Trail

by Laura Stark

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2017/october/13/ohio-s-simon-kenton-trail/?tag=Trail+of+the+Month

 

Rail-Trail of the Month for November 2017

 

Colorado’s Animas River Trail

by Cindy Barks

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2017/november/08/colorado-s-animas-river-trail/   

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Communications Officer on International Expeditions (Voluntary, living expenses provided), Raleigh International, Projects based in Tanzania, Costa Rica and Nicaragua, Borneo and Nepal

 

Are you a keen writer or blogger?

 

Raleigh International is looking for enthusiastic and creative people to join our international expeditions as a Communications Officers. Want to spend 13 weeks writing blogs and articles about sustainable development projects in a remote and exciting environment? We need volunteers from September 2017.

 

Raleigh International is a sustainable development charity, we believe in the passion and energy of young people from around the world to create long lasting positive change in some areas that need it most. We work with local people, governments and project partners to establish where our help is really needed.

 

Our programmes focus on providing access to safe water and sanitation, protecting vulnerable environments and building more resilient communities, all whilst developing the skills and confidence of young people. In order to safely and effectively run our expeditions we need volunteer managers to operate our projects and support the young volunteers.

 

When can I go?

 

Our expeditions run every January, June & July and September and we’re now recruiting for our September 2017 and January programmes in 2018.

 

Nicaragua & Costa Rica: 24 September – 19 December

Nicaragua & Costa Rica – 22 January – 18 April

Nepal – 25 January – 22 April

Malaysian Borneo – 28 January – 26 April

Tanzania – 31 January – 27 April

 

As a Communications Officer you will;

 

  • Visit the project sites to gather material for the expedition blogs and social media channels
  • Work closely with the expedition Photographer, volunteers and Project Managers to gather content to bring the expedition to life
  • Work closely with the support team to collaboratively run the expedition fieldbase

 

We encourage all our volunteers to fund raise before the expedition. This is an unpaid voluntary position however when you are in country we will cover;

 

  • All living expenses included during the expedition – food, accommodation, equipment
  • Full training and support before and during the expedition
  • Travel and medical insurance included
  • In country transport

 

Benefits;

  • Learn and develop your writing skills in a different environment
  • Learn and develop knowledge of international sustainable development
  • Learn new skills to develop or change your career
  • Experience living in a completely new and exciting environment

If you are interested in the role, please visit our website via the button below and complete the online application form, along with sending us a copy of your CV.

 

If you have any questions about this role please contact us on +44(0) 207 183 1295.

 

Break away from the norm and use your creative skills in a new and exciting environment.

 

Find out more about Raleigh by visiting our

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RaleighInternational

 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Raleigh_

 

Instagram: https://instagram.com/raleighinternational/

https://jobs.theguardian.com/job/6596179/communications-officer-on-international-expeditions/

 

2.)  Cold Brook Campground Host, Cold Brook Lake/Recreation Area, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Hot Springs, SD

https://www.volunteer.gov/results.cfm?ID=13277

 

3.)  Visual Information Intern, Fort Laramie National Historic Site, Fort Laramie, WY

https://sccorps-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=807

 

4.)  Creepy Critter Encounters, Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Nampa, ID

https://www.volunteer.gov/results.cfm?ID=16157

 

*** Send your volunteer opportunities to share with the YVNS network to lundquist989@cs.com.
*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation employment opportunities:

 

1.)  Public Affairs Manager, Travel Oregon, Portland, OR

https://traveloregon.hiringthing.com/job/52802/public-affairs-manager

 

2.)  Python Elimination Program, The South Florida Water Management District Governing Board, West Palm Beach, Florida

 

Each participant was provided with procedural instruction and field identification guides. Access has been given to SFWMD lands infested with pythons in Miami-Dade, Broward and Collier counties. Participants will be paid:

 

A minimum wage hourly rate up to 8 hours daily. Time spent searching for pythons on SFWMD lands must be verified by a GPS tracking app installed on each participant’s iOS or Android mobile device.

An additional on-the-spot payment of $50 for each python measuring up to 4 feet plus an extra $25 for each foot measured above 4 feet. In the example below, an 8-foot python would pay out $150.

An additional $200 for each eliminated python found guarding “nests” with eggs.

 

https://www.sfwmd.gov/our-work/python-program

 

3.)  Southern Great Plains Coordinator, Conservation Ranching Program, National Audubon Society, Inc., Dallas, TX

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/3343/southern-great-plains-coordinator%2c-conservation-ranching-program/job

 

4.)  Eastern Africa and Madagascar Program Manager, Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx, New York

http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/jobs/35769-eastern-africa-and-madagascar-program-manager

 

5.)  Cycling Reporter, Velo News, Boulder, Colorado

https://andrewhudsonsjobslist.com/jobs/cycling-reporter-in-boulder-colorado-us/

 

6.)  Senior Communications Director, The Conservation Lands Foundation (CLF), Durango, CO

https://execsearches.com/nonprofit-job/senior-communications-director-conservation-lands-foundation-durango-co

 

7.)  Monarch Outreach Coordinator, National Wildlife Federation, Austin, TX

https://nwf.applicantpro.com/jobs/657343-37698.html

 

8.)  Senior Policy Advisor- Healthy Rivers Program, Western Resource Advocates, Phoenix, Arizona

http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/jobs/35661-senior-policy-advisor-healthy-rivers-program

 

9.)  Manager, Marketing & Brand Experience, Glacier Park, Inc., Columbia Falls, MT

https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Glacier-Park,-Inc./jobs/Manager-138b1c5d85317d76

 

10.)  Snowcoach Guide in Yellowstone National Park, Delaware North, West Yellowstone, MT

https://careers.delawarenorth.com/us/en/job/DELAA003Y9921/Snowcoach-Guide-in-Yellowstone-National-Park

 

11.)  Seasonal Front Desk Clerk- John Muir Lodge 2017 – HIRING MARCH THRU OCTOBER, Grant Grove Village, Delaware North, Kings Canyon National Park, CA

https://careers.delawarenorth.com/us/en/job/DELAA003Y9533/

 

12.)  Wildlife Damage Control Specialist II, State of Oklahoma, Murray, Oklahoma

https://www.jobaps.com/OK/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=171107&R2=L33B&R3=03&

 

13.)  Public Affairs Manager, Travel Oregon, Portland, OR

https://traveloregon.hiringthing.com/job/52802/public-affairs-manager

 

14.)  Resident Husbandry Specialist/Animal Care Featured, Rare Species Conservatory Foundation, Loxahatchee, Florida

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-resident-husbandry-specialistanimal-care-loxahatchee-florida/3114121048

 

15.)  Crew Leader, Southwest Conservation Corps, Salida and Durango CO

 

Location: Regional offices in Salida and Durango CO; work throughout the Four Corners region

Stipend: $10-$13/hour DOE/DOQ

Ages: 21+

Dates: Late March to late November, 2018

 

Southwest Conservation Corps’ Crew Leaders perform many roles and are the key to the program’s success. The position is also multi-faceted and demanding, but with opportunity for enormous rewards. Successful candidates will demonstrate high standards, compassion, excellent judgment, and the desire to devote themselves (at least seasonally!) to youth and the environment. The Crew Leader position requires both supervisory and technical aptitude, and a high level of comfort in the outdoors.

 

http://sccorps.org/join/crew-leaders/

 

16.)  Field Crew Leaders, AmeriCorps, various natural resource management projects across the Midwest

http://conservationcorps.catsone.com/careers/index.php?m=portal&a=details&jobOrderID=9735143

 

17.)  Camping Crew Member, Arizona Conservation Corps, AmeriCorps, Tucson, AZ

https://sccorps-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=327

 

18.)  Communications Coordinator, World Animal Protection, New York, New York

https://d31j74p4lpxrfp.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/us_files/communications_coordinator_job_description_october_2017_final_draft.pdf

 

19.)  Digital Marketing Coordinator, World Animal Protection, New York, New York

https://www.worldanimalprotection.us.org/sites/default/files/us_files/digital_marketing_coordinator_job_description_jun2017_final.pdf

 

20.)  Campaign Manager, Animals in the Wild, World Animal Protection, New York, New York

https://www.worldanimalprotection.us.org/sites/default/files/us_files/campaign_manager_animals_in_the_wild_-_10-12-2017.pdf

 

21.)  Surf Instructor, Sandycamps, Magic Bay, Morocco

http://www.surftraveljobs.com/job/sandycamps-morocco-2-surf-instructor-magic-bay-morocco

 

 

*** Send your job opportunities to share with the YVNS network to lundquist989@cs.com.

 

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Your Very Next Step newsletter for September / October 2017

Your Very Next Step newsletter for September / October 2017

 

By Ned Lundquist www.yourverynextstep.com
“To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive.”

– Robert Louis Stevenson

 

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

 

If you are not receiving this newsletter via the new Google Groups list, contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com to get on the  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.

 

***  To subscribe for free: Join our Google Groups Listerv.  If you are already a Google Groups member, just sign up for the “Your Very Next Step” group.  Otherwise, send Ned and email and he’ll get you on the list.  Contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com.

 

Send us your comments, questions, and contributions to lundquist989@cs.com.

 

*** In this issue:
***  Travel News:

 

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

***  Travel Buddy Quiz

***  I hiked the Colorado Trail for nearly 500 miles. I was awed by the mountains the whole way.

***  11 Tips to Make Walking a Natural, Enjoyable Part of Your Day

***  How To Renew Your Global Entry Membership – And Get It For Free

***  10 Amazing Destinations with the Perfect Price

***  Here’s Who Actually Owns the Airplane Armrest

***  What is ‘green travel,’ anyway? A beginner’s guide to eco-friendly vacation planning.

***  THE 30 MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACES IN THE WORLD

***  6 CLASSIC ‘WHITE MOUNTAIN GUIDE’ HIKES

***  A Locals’ Guide to Newport, Rhode Island

***  The One Thing You Should Never Do With Your Boarding Pass

***  From Norway to New York, here are 5 ways to sample local culture

***  Top 14 Leaf-Peeping Destinations in the U.S.

***  THE BEST BEACHES IN THE WORLD

***  Does Having a ‘Fragile’ Sticker on Your Bag Actually Help?

***  Boston’s Airport Considers Fees for Airport Drop-Offs and Pick-Ups

***  Airplane Etiquette: The Most Annoying Passenger Behavior

***  Manhattan v. New England Clam Chowder: Our Kind of Super Bowl

***  Why You Should Never Skip an Onward Flight

***  Travel Etiquette: 5 Controversial Rules You Might Be Violating

 

***  Rail Trail of the month:

 

Rail-Trail of the Month for September 2017

Nebraska’s Cowboy Recreation and Nature Trail

 

Rail-Trail of the Month for August 2017

Louisiana’s Tammany Trace

 

*** Travel/Adventure/Outdoors/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Fox Meadow Trail Restoration, Barr Lake State Park, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado,  Brighton, Colorado

2.)  KITESURFING OUTREACH PROJECT,South African Kitesurfing Association, Cape Town, South Africa

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation career opportunities:

1.)  Resident Field Instructor (2 April – 16 November 2018), Experience Learning, Spruce Knob Mountain Center, Circleville, WV

2.)  Outdoor Adventure and Recreation (OAR) Trip Facilitator, University of Richmond- Richmond, VA

3.)  Tour Director – Ride The Rockies & Pedal The Plains, The Denver Post Community Foundation Denver, Denver, Colorado

4.)  Senior Specialist – Brand Marketing, Vail Resorts, Vail, Colorado

5.)  Freelance Instructors (on-call capacity), spring, summer and fall 2018, Adventure Links, Hemlock Overlook Regional Park, Clifton, VA

…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 9-12                                                      Kuwait City, Kuwait

November 3-8                                                   Antwerp, Belgium

November 8-9                                                   Hengelo, Netherlands

November 10-12                                              Stavanger, Norway

November 13-14                                              Granaau, Denmark

December 1-8                                                   Honolulu, Oahu/Princeville, Kauai, Hawaii

January 29-February 1, 2018                        London, UK

 

***  Travel Buddy Quiz

Should We Travel Together or Naw?

by Taj Bates

https://theyologuide.com/travel-tips-advice/travel-buddy-quiz-good-idea-bad-idea-friends-abroad/

***  I hiked the Colorado Trail for nearly 500 miles. I was awed by the mountains the whole way.

By Allie Ghaman

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/i-hiked-the-colorado-trail-for-nearly-500-miles-i-was-awed-by-the-mountains-the-whole-way/2017/10/05/20c81fd8-9e33-11e7-9083-fbfddf6804c2_story.html

 

***  11 Tips to Make Walking a Natural, Enjoyable Part of Your Day

by Jay Walljasper

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2015/september/16/11-tips-to-make-walking-a-natural-enjoyable-part-of-your-day/

 

***  How To Renew Your Global Entry Membership – And Get It For Free

http://runningwithmiles.boardingarea.com/how-to-renew-your-global-entry-membership-and-get-it-for-free/

 

***  10 Amazing Destinations with the Perfect Price

These destinations around the world offer bucket list-caliber experiences and exceptional value in 2017.

https://www.smartertravel.com/2017/04/03/best-value-destinations-for-2017/

 

***  Here’s Who Actually Owns the Airplane Armrest

by Allison Hope

https://www.cntraveler.com/story/heres-who-actually-owns-the-airplane-armrest

 

***  What is ‘green travel,’ anyway? A beginner’s guide to eco-friendly vacation planning.

By Andrea Sachs

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/style/wp/2017/05/18/how-to-plan-an-eco-friendly-vacation-from-start-to-finish/

 

***  THE 30 MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACES IN THE WORLD

By Lyndsey Matthews and Lauren Hubbard

http://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/travel-dining/g7171/most-beautiful-places-in-the-world/

 

***  6 CLASSIC ‘WHITE MOUNTAIN GUIDE’ HIKES

By Emily Bishop

http://www.outdoors.org/articles/amc-outdoors/6-classic-white-mountain-guide-hikes/

 

***  A Locals’ Guide to Newport, Rhode Island

by Alyssa Giacobbe

https://www.cntraveler.com/story/a-locals-guide-to-newport-rhode-island

 

***  The One Thing You Should Never Do With Your Boarding Pass

By Jamie Ditaranto

https://www.smartertravel.com/2015/10/19/the-one-thing-you-should-never-do-with-your-boarding-pass/

 

***  From Norway to New York, here are 5 ways to sample local culture

By Miles Buckeridge

http://www.cntravellerme.com/content/5907-discover-authentic-experiences-at-these-five-luxury-properties

***  Top 14 Leaf-Peeping Destinations in the U.S.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/top-14-leaf-peeping-destinations-in-the-us/2017/10/06/e45de362-a890-11e7-b3aa-c0e2e1d41e38_gallery.html

 

***  THE BEST BEACHES IN THE WORLD

By Lyndsey Matthews and Lauren Hubbard

http://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/travel-dining/g3820/worlds-best-beaches/

 

***  Does Having a ‘Fragile’ Sticker on Your Bag Actually Help?

by Cynthia Drescher

https://www.cntraveler.com/story/does-having-a-fragile-sticker-on-your-bag-actually-help

 

***  Boston’s Airport Considers Fees for Airport Drop-Offs and Pick-Ups

by Cassie Shortsleeve

https://www.cntraveler.com/story/bostons-airport-considers-fees-for-drop-offs-and-pick-ups

 

***  Airplane Etiquette: The Most Annoying Passenger Behavior

by Meredith Carey

https://www.cntraveler.com/story/airplane-etiquette-the-most-annoying-passenger-behavior

 

***  Manhattan v. New England Clam Chowder: Our Kind of Super Bowl

by Devra Ferst

https://www.cntraveler.com/story/manhattan-v-new-england-clam-chowder-our-kind-of-super-bowl

 

***  Why You Should Never Skip an Onward Flight

By Ed Perkins

https://www.smartertravel.com/2017/09/12/skipping-a-flight-onward/

 

***  Travel Etiquette: 5 Controversial Rules You Might Be Violating

By Caroline Morse

https://www.smartertravel.com/2017/09/14/controversial-travel-etiquette/

 

***  Rail Trail of the month:

 

Rail-Trail of the Month for September 2017

Nebraska’s Cowboy Recreation and Nature Trail

by Laura Stark

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2017/september/12/nebraskas-cowboy-recreation-and-nature-trail/

 

Rail-Trail of the Month for August 2017

Louisiana’s Tammany Trace

by Laura Stark

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2017/august/16/louisiana-s-tammany-trace/

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Fox Meadow Trail Restoration, Barr Lake State Park, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado,  Brighton, Colorado

http://www.voc.org/project/fox-meadow-trail-restoration-barr-lake-state-park

 

2.)  KITESURFING OUTREACH PROJECT,South African Kitesurfing Association, Cape Town, South Africa

http://www.volunteering.org.za/kitesurfing-outreach-project/

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation career opportunities:

 

1.)  Resident Field Instructor (2 April – 16 November 2018), Experience Learning, Spruce Knob Mountain Center, Circleville, WV

https://experience-learning.org/about-us/employment-opportunities/

2.)  Outdoor Adventure and Recreation (OAR) Trip Facilitator, University of Richmond- Richmond, VA

https://richmond.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=903

 

3.)  Tour Director – Ride The Rockies & Pedal The Plains, The Denver Post Community Foundation Denver, Denver, Colorado

https://andrewhudsonsjobslist.com/jobs/tour-director-ride-the-rockies-pedal-the-plains-in-denver-colorado-us/

 

4.)  Senior Specialist – Brand Marketing, Vail Resorts, Vail, Colorado

https://andrewhudsonsjobslist.com/jobs/senior-specialist-brand-marketing-in-vail-colorado-us/

 

5.)  Freelance Instructors (on-call capacity), spring, summer and fall 2018, Adventure Links, Hemlock Overlook Regional Park, Clifton, VA

http://www.adventurelinks.net/freelance/

*** 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 © 2017 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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Your Very Next Step newsletter for July / August 2017

Your Very Next Step newsletter for July / August 2017

 

By Ned Lundquist www.yourverynextstep.com
Rocky: But Bullwinkle, there aren’t any more woods.

Bullwinkle: You don’t have to tell me, I’m the Chairman for the Frostbite Falls Society of Wildlife Conversation.

Rocky: You mean “wildlife conSERVation.”

Bullwinkle: What’d I say?

Rocky: You said “wildlife conVERSation.”

Bullwinkle: Well, somebody’s gonna have to start talking about these things.

 

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

 

If you are not receiving this newsletter via the new Google Groups list, contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com to get on the  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.
***  To subscribe for free: Join our Google Groups Listerv.  If you are already a Google Groups member, just sign up for the “Your Very Next Step” group.  Otherwise, send Ned and email and he’ll get you on the list.  Contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com.

 

Send us your comments, questions, and contributions to lundquist989@cs.com.

 

*** In this issue:
***  Travel News:

 

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

***  BEST BACKPACKING SLEEPING PADS OF 2017

***  Sierra Club Inner City Outings (ICO)

***  10 Cures for the Chronic Overpacker

***  Comparison of Camping Mats

***  The Secret VIP Airport Lounges You Don’t Know About

***  Finland breaks skinny dipping world record

***  Iceland Unwrapped

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

***  8 Best Airlines for Free Stopovers

***  The 10 Most Beautiful Small Towns in Italy

***  How to Get Airport Lounge Access If You’re Flying Economy Class

***  Singapore’s Changi Airport Unveils New State-of-the-Art Terminal

***  Meet the Man Who Has Lived Alone on an Island for 28 Years

***  Secrets of Your Airline Seat

***  Rail Trail of the month:

 

*** Travel/Adventure/Outdoors/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

1.)  OUTDOOR RECREATION VOLUNTEER, Three Rivers Park District, Plymouth, MN

2.)  Yosemite Volunteer & Culinary Weekend, All-inclusive volunteer vacation, Nature Corps, Various locations

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation career opportunities:

 

1.)  Communications Coordinator, California State Parks Foundation, San Francisco, CA

2.)  Tourism Development Specialist, VA Tourism Authority, Shenandoah, VA

3.)  Special Educator – Teens on Autism Spectrum, Seven Stars, Syracuse, UT

4.)  Marketing and Communications Specialist, River Falls Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau, River Falls, WI

5.)  Digital Communications Specialist, Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority (CRVA), Charlotte, NC

6.)  Director of Education, Earth Day Network (EDN), Washington, DC

7.)  Communications Manager, Friends of Verde River Greenway, Cottonwood, Arizona

8.)  Social Media Specialist, Johnson Outdoors Inc., Racine, WI

9.)  Adventure Specialist, Chrysalis Boarding School, Eureka, MT

10.)  Cruise Director, American Cruise Lines, (live on board), various locations, US

11.)  Park Ranger (Interpretation), Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior, Elko, Nevada

 

…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:

 

August 14-15                                      Panama City, FL

August 16                                            Tallahassee, FL                                                  August 17-18                                      Mayport, FL

August 22-24                                      Jacksonville, FL

September 20-22                             Tacoma, Wash.

October 9-12                                      Kuwait City, Kuwait

December 2-8                                   Honolulu, Hawaii

January 29-February 1, 2018        London, UK

 

***  BEST BACKPACKING SLEEPING PADS OF 2017

Weight and packed size continue to dominate the sleeping pad conversation, but the comfort dial also is turned up in our top picks

http://www.switchbacktravel.com/best-backpacking-sleeping-pads

 

***  Sierra Club Inner City Outings (ICO)

Providing outdoor experiences for Seattle area youth

http://volunteers.seattleico.org/public/home.aspx

 

***  10 Cures for the Chronic Overpacker

By Caroline Morse

https://www.smartertravel.com/2013/10/06/10-cures-for-the-chronic-overpacker/

 

***  Comparison of Camping Mats

By: Tim Mosson

This article gives a detailed review of all the best sleeping pads and air mattresses.

http://thenextchallenge.org/camping-mats/

 

***  The Secret VIP Airport Lounges You Don’t Know About

by Cynthia Drescher

http://www.cntraveler.com/story/the-secret-vip-airport-lounges-you-dont-know-about

 

***  Finland breaks skinny dipping world record

 

Finland has broken the world record for the largest number of people swimming naked at once, beating the previous Australian record by just three individuals. The Ilosaarirock music festival in eastern Finland set out to win the title with 1,000 birthday suit swimmers, but preliminary figures put the final count that made the chilly five-minute splash at 789. Organisers are waiting for the Guinness World Records team to confirm the new title.

https://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/finland_breaks_skinny_dipping_world_record/9725470

 

***  Iceland Unwrapped

http://www.helgastina.com/exclusive-excursions/

 

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

By Ed Perkins

https://www.smartertravel.com/2016/05/10/can-a-flight-attendant-force-you-to-close-the-window-shade/

 

***  8 Best Airlines for Free Stopovers

By Caroline Costello

https://www.smartertravel.com/2014/05/25/8-best-airlines-for-free-stopovers/

 

***  The 10 Most Beautiful Small Towns in Italy

http://www.cntraveler.com/galleries/2016-03-23/the-10-most-beautiful-small-towns-in-italy

 

***  How to Get Airport Lounge Access If You’re Flying Economy Class

by Gilbert Ott

http://www.cntraveler.com/story/how-to-get-airport-lounge-access-if-youre-flying-economy-class

 

***  Singapore’s Changi Airport Unveils New State-of-the-Art Terminal

by Sebastian Modak

http://www.cntraveler.com/story/singapore-changi-airport-unveils-new-state-of-the-art-terminal

 

***  Meet the Man Who Has Lived Alone on an Island for 28 Years

By Gulnaz Khan

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/destinations/europe/italy/photos-of-life-alone-on-a-paradise-island/

 

***  Secrets of Your Airline Seat

by Barbara Peterson

http://www.cntraveler.com/story/secrets-of-your-airline-seat

 

***  Rail Trail of the month:

 

Rail Trail of the Month for July 2017

Massachusetts’ Cape Cod Rail Trail

by Laura Stark

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2017/july/06/massachusetts-cape-cod-rail-trail/

 

Rail Trail of the Month for August 2017

Louisiana’s Tammany Trace

by Laura Stark

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/?tag=Trail%20of%20the%20Month

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  OUTDOOR RECREATION VOLUNTEER, Three Rivers Park District, Plymouth, MN

https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp385630.jsp

 

 

2.)  Yosemite Volunteer & Culinary Weekend, All-inclusive volunteer vacation, Nature Corps, Various locations

http://www.thenaturecorps.org/volunteer-vacations/

http://www.thenaturecorps.org/tour/yosemite/

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation career opportunities:

 

***  From Bettina Sferrino:

 

Hi Ned,

 

Thanks so much for this valuable service. I’ve been using your job of the week in my own job searches for many years, and am excited to share a job to be included for the first time.

Best,

Bettina

 

Bettina Sferrino

Communications Manager

California State Parks Foundation

San Francisco, CA

1.)  Communications Coordinator, California State Parks Foundation, San Francisco, CA

http://www.calparks.org/aboutus/professional/cspf-communications-coordinator.pdf

 

2.)  Tourism Development Specialist, VA Tourism Authority, Shenandoah, VA

https://jobs.agencies.virginia.gov/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=1194965

 

3.)  Special Educator – Teens on Autism Spectrum, Seven Stars, Syracuse, UT

https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Seven-Stars/jobs/Special-Educator-e585eb44ab740f9c

 

4.)  Marketing and Communications Specialist, River Falls Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau, River Falls, WI

http://tourism.rfchamber.com/jobs/info/accounting-marketing-and-communications-specialist

 

5.)  Digital Communications Specialist, Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority (CRVA), Charlotte, NC

https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=CRVA1&jobId=172375

 

***  From Sue Bumpous:

 

 

6.)  Director of Education, Earth Day Network (EDN), Washington, DC

 

Earth Day Network (EDN) is a driving force steering environmental awareness around the world. EDN’s network reaches over 22,000 organizations in 192 countries, while the domestic program engages 5,000 groups and over 30,000 educators coordinating millions of community development and environmental protection activities throughout the year. Our mission is to grow and diversify the environmental movement worldwide, and to mobilize it as the most effective vehicle for promoting a healthy, sustainable planet. We pursue our mission through education, politics, events, and consumer activism.

Earth Day Network seeks a dynamic and energetic individual to handle a range of environmental education and green school campaigns as Education Director. As Education Director, responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining EDN’s flagship programs, including National Civic Education Project (NCEP), a program engages urban students in civic-minded lessons in environmentally degraded areas, Climate Education Week, National School Lunch Week, Earth Day, school facility greenings, and more.
  • Coordinating with Earth Day Network staff on the five year plan for the 50thanniversary of Earth Day.
  • Creating and providing access to quality educational resources and materials for teachers to promote environmental and climate education in and out of the classroom.
  • Building a sustained education, advocacy and media campaign on green schools, the national school lunch program, climate education, and student advocacy initiatives.
  • Establishing and maintaining partnerships with local and national organizations, schools, teachers, students and other educational and environmental partners.
  • Maintaining a digital and online presence, including creation of online and web-based education materials, creating and updating webpage content, building digital media and communicating and expanding EDN’s Educators’ Network.
  • Collaborate with Education Department and other staff to manage incoming requests for book/article contributions, curriculum creation, media relations, etc. as needed.
  • Supporting departmental and organizational commitments with various projects as assigned, such as Earth Day.
  • Working to create and pass national, state, and local public policies to provide funding mechanisms for green schools and ensuring comprehensive climate and environmental education.
  • Recruiting, hiring, administrating, and managing Education Staff and Interns.
  • Assisting the Development Department in the execution of fundraising opportunities, including research and writing, specific to education-related programming.
  • Representing Earth Day Network and the Education Department at events, conferences, panels, etc.

The Education Director will be heavily involved in several or all of these initiatives and will likely include travel to events or projects throughout the year, especially on or around Earth Day.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s strongly preferred.
  • A strong interest in and knowledge of current environmental issues is required.
  • A strong interest in and knowledge of K-12 education (environmental, civics, STEM, and/or education itself, in addition to lesson planning experience) is required; teaching certification and classroom experience is preferred.
  • A strong interest in and knowledge of non-formal and experiential education is preferred.
  • Project management experience is required; event planning experience is preferred.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to perform multiple tasks in adherence to strict deadlines are required.
  • Excellent research and communication skills (verbal and written) is required.
  • Technological experience with strong computer skills in education technology, digital media, and web development
  • Experience as a team player and leader, with outstanding interpersonal skills is required.
  • Willingness to travel within the U.S.

Interested and qualified candidates, please forward a cover letter, including salary requirements, and a resume to: hr@earthday.org with “Education Director – ‘your full name’” in the subject line.

 

7.)  Communications Manager, Friends of Verde River Greenway, Cottonwood, Arizona

http://jobs.prnewsonline.com/jobseeker/job/36406039/communications-manager/friends-of-verde-river-greenway/

 

8.)  Social Media Specialist, Johnson Outdoors Inc., Racine, WI

https://www.johnsonoutdoors.com/Main.aspx?id=851

 

9.)  Adventure Specialist, Chrysalis Boarding School, Eureka, MT

https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Chrysalis-Boarding-School/jobs/Adventure-Specialist-ea4974fb84fc4175

 

10.)  Cruise Director, American Cruise Lines, (live on board), various locations, US

https://careers-acl.icims.com/jobs/1155/cruise-director/job

 

11.)  Park Ranger (Interpretation), Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior, Elko, Nevada

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/476766700

 

*** 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 © 2017 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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Your Very Next Step newsletter for May June 2017

 Your Very Next Step newsletter for May / June 2017

 

By Ned Lundquist www.yourverynextstep.com

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”

– John Muir

 

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” – Lao Tzu

This edition of YVNS comes to you from North Hero, Vermont.

 

If you are not receiving this newsletter via the new Google Groups list, contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com to get on the  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.

***  To subscribe for free: Join our Google Groups Listerv.  If you are already a Google Groups member, just sign up for the “Your Very Next Step” group.  Otherwise, send Ned and email and he’ll get you on the list.  Contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com. 

 

Send us your comments, questions, and contributions to lundquist989@cs.com. 

 

*** In this issue:

***  Travel News:

 

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

***  Green Mountain Adventure challenge:

***  The North Hero House

***  Awesome breakfast treat at thye Kydon Hotel in Chania:

***  The tea ceremony

***  Travel addiction is real-uncovering the eighth wonder of the world – and an island full of puppies

***  How hot is it?

***  5 Ways to Survive a Flight in Basic Economy

***  Things to See in Beautiful Chania Crete

***  Knossos — The capital of Minoan Crete

***  Rakı

***  The 50 Best Places to Visit in the U.S.A.

***  World’s Most Prolific Traveler on How to See the Planet

***  For Big Smiles And Beautiful Temples, Make Myanmar Your Next Trip

***  How to Arrange an Epic, Far-Flung Flight on a Budget

***  7 Secret Island Getaways

***  The World’s 10 Best (and Worst) Airports

***  Amazing natural wonders destroyed by idiot tourists

***  Rail Trail of the month:

 

June Rail Trail of the month

Maryland and Washington, D.C.’s Capital Crescent Trail

 

May Rail Trail of the month

California’s Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail

 

*** Travel/Adventure/Outdoors/Conservation employment opportunities:

1.)  Sierra Club Inner City Outings (ICO)

2.)  The Grand Milestone / Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC)

3.)  Operation Groundswell

4.)  Blue Ventures – Beyond Conservation

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation career opportunities:

 

1.)  Youth Program Manager, Groundwork Hudson Valley, Yonkers NY

2.)  Outdoor Science Instructor, Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center, Portland, OR

3.)  Vice President & Executive Director, Audubon New York, National Audubon Society, New York, New York

4.)  Treetop Adventure Course Instructor, Go Ape Treetop Adventure, Springfield, VA

 

…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 23-25                                          Burlington, VT

June 26 -27                                          Boston, Mass.

June 28-29                                          Pittsfield, Mass.

July 8-11                                               Pacific Palisades, CA

July 11-14                                            San Diego, CA

August 14-15                                      Panama City, FL August 16-17                                      Mayport, FL

August 22-24                                      Jacksonville, FL

September 20-22                             Tacoma, Wash.

October 9-12                                      Kuwait City, Kuwait

 

***  Green Mountain Adventure challenge:

 

The lady sitting next to me on my DCA-BTV flight on Friday was meeting family members to undertake the Green Mountain Challenge.  Sounds like fun!

 

THE GREEN MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE CHALLENGE

in Adventure

Fantasy, adventure and fortune all yours for the taking – if you can find it.

http://www.greenmountainvermont.com/green-mountain-adventure-challenge.html

 

***  Our lodging for this weekend:

 

The North Hero House is an historic, beautifully restored country inn.  Nestled in the heart of a charming well-preserved 19th century village on Lake Champlain, the Inn has been welcoming guests since 1891 when they arrived by paddle wheel steamer.

 

http://www.northherohouse.com/

 

***  Awesome breakfast treat at thye Kydon Hotel in Chania:

 

Bougatsa (Greek Cream-Filled Phyllo Pastries)

http://www.mygreekdish.com/recipe/bougatsa/

 

***  The tea ceremony

 

One of the highlights of our visit to Kyoto:

http://www.insidekyoto.com/kyoto-tea-ceremony

 

***  Travel addiction is real-uncovering the eighth wonder of the world – and an island full of puppies

https://adventure.com/uncovering-the-eighth-natural-wonder/

 

***  How hot is it?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/06/20/its-so-hot-in-phoenix-that-airplanes-cant-fly/?utm_term=.035bab3a6db0

 

***  5 Ways to Survive a Flight in Basic Economy

By Ashley Rossi

https://www.smartertravel.com/2017/06/14/how-to-survive-a-flight-in-basic-economy/

 

***  Things to See in Beautiful Chania Crete

https://agreekadventure.com/beautiful-chania-crete/#11/35.5138/24.0180

 

***  Knossos — The capital of Minoan Crete

http://ancient-greece.org/archaeology/knossos.html

 

***  Rakı

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rak%C4%B1

http://www.sfakia-crete.com/sfakia-crete/raki.html

 

***  The 50 Best Places to Visit in the U.S.A.

by Caitlin Morton

http://www.cntraveler.com/galleries/2015-06-27/things-to-do-in-america-all-50-us-states

 

***  World’s Most Prolific Traveler on How to See the Planet

By GABE ZALDIVAR

http://www.travelpulse.com/news/entertainment/world-s-most-prolific-traveler-on-how-to-see-the-planet.html

 

***  For Big Smiles And Beautiful Temples, Make Myanmar Your Next Trip

By Sofi Pechner

https://www.forbes.com/sites/fathom/2017/06/17/myanmar-photo-tour/?ss=forbes-travel#5904c5bf1cce

 

***  How to Arrange an Epic, Far-Flung Flight on a Budget

By HOLLY JOHNSON

http://www.travelpulse.com/news/features/how-to-arrange-an-epic-far-flung-flight-on-a-budget.html

 

***  7 Secret Island Getaways

by Krisanne Fordham 

http://www.cntraveler.com/gallery/secret-island-getaways?mbid=nl_061717_Daily

 

***  The World’s 10 Best (and Worst) Airports

By Tim Winship

https://www.smartertravel.com/2017/06/14/worlds-10-best-worst-airports/

 

***  Amazing natural wonders destroyed by idiot tourists

http://www.grunge.com/54968/amazing-natural-wonders-destroyed-idiot-tourists/

 

***  Rail Trail of the month:

 

June Rail Trail of the month

Maryland and Washington, D.C.’s Capital Crescent Trail

by Laura Stark

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2017/june/13/maryland-and-washington-dc-s-capital-crescent-trail/

 

May Rail Trail of the month

California’s Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail

by Laura Stark

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2017/may/12/california-s-monterey-bay-coastal-recreation-trail/

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Sierra Club Inner City Outings (ICO)

Providing outdoor experiences for Seattle area youth

http://volunteers.seattleico.org/public/home.aspx

 

2.)  The Grand Milestone

Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC)

http://www.voc.org/grand-milestone

 

3.)  Operation Groundswell

Backpacking with a purpose

http://operationgroundswell.com/

 

4.)  Volunteer with us

Blue Ventures – Beyond Conservation

https://blueventures.org/?ads_cmpid=300374083

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation career opportunities:

 

***  From Sue Bumpoous

 

1.)  Youth Program Manager, Groundwork Hudson Valley, Yonkers NY

http://www.groundworkhv.org/about-us/employment/

 

2.)  Outdoor Science Instructor, Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center, Portland, OR

https://www.macslist.org/macs-list/Opal-Creek-Ancient-Forest-Center/Outdoor-Science-Instructor/prgkGn6qfVTT/

 

3.)  Vice President & Executive Director, Audubon New York, National Audubon Society, New York, New York

http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/jobs/33056-vice-president-executive-director-audubon-new-york

 

4.)  Treetop Adventure Course Instructor, Go Ape Treetop Adventure, Springfield, VA

https://goape.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=32

 

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Your Very Next Step newsletter for March / April 2017

Your Very Next Step newsletter for March / April 2017

By Ned Lundquist
www.yourverynextstep.com

“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.”
– John Muir

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”
– Lao Tzu

This edition of YVNS comes to you from Accra, Ghana.

If you are not receiving this newsletter via the new Google Groups list, contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com to get on the 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.

*** To subscribe for free: Join our Google Groups Listerv. If you are already a Google Groups member, just sign up for the “Your Very Next Step” group. Otherwise, send Ned and email and he’ll get you on the list. Contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com.

Send us your comments, questions, and contributions to lundquist989@cs.com.

*** In this issue:

*** Travel News:

*** Ned’s upcoming travel, maybe, perhaps:
*** Langkawi
*** Premium service in Kuala Lumpur
*** U.S.-bound flights from airports in 8 Muslim-majority countries to ban devices larger than cellphone on board
*** Technology experts question device ban
*** Malaysia’s Curious Claim to Fame: The World’s Biggest Roundabout
*** The Most Beautiful Coastal Towns in Italy
*** Fishing for Catfish
*** Surprising Ways You Can Get Kicked Off of A Plane
*** The Most Beautiful Caves in the World
*** What It Was Like to Fly on Donald Trump’s Airline
*** Airlines expect a record 145 million passengers this spring
*** Falcon Cam
*** Get Paid $12,000 to Travel and Drink Beer
*** Pitchfest
*** Pageant in the Sky? Quit Judging Crews by Their Beauty Already
*** Why a Sexist Ranking of Airline Flight Attendants Doesn’t Fly
*** LOOK: Shenzhen woman named ‘world’s most beautiful flight attendant’
*** What It’s Like to Go Gorilla Trekking in Uganda
*** The Best Hotel Room Service in the U.S.
*** Rail Trail of the month:

March Rail Trail of the Month
Indiana’s Nickel Plate Trail

February Rail Trail of the Month
Texas’ Brays Bayou Greenway Trail

*** Travel/Adventure/Outdoors/Conservation employment opportunities:

1.) Wildlife and Water Quality Volunteers, Stanley Park Ecology Society, Vancouver BC
2.) Internship Program, Hidden Villa, Los Altos Hills, CA
3.) VOLUNTEERS, Cape Tribulation Research Station, directed by AUSTROP, Australian Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, Australia

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation career opportunities:

1.) Operations Associate, Marine Conservation Initiative, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Palo Alto, California
2.) Field Research Technician: Eastern spotted skunks, Arkansas, University of Missouri, Hector, AR
3.) Director, Wildlife Conservation Society, Quito, Ecuador
4.) Marketing and Communications Manager, Climbing Wall Association Boulder, Colorado
5.) River Guide ( Seasonal, spring and summer, 2017), River/Raft Guides, Canyonlands Field Institute, Moab UT
6.) Operations Manager – Events and Brand Activations – Outdoor Programs and Outreach, REI Co-Op, Kent, WA
7.) Master Technician – East Hanover, REI Co-Op, East Hanover, NJ
8.) Gear Rep, Kelty and Sierra Designs, Boulder, CO
9.) Sustainable Seafood Traceability Officer, World Wildlife Fund,Washington D.C.

…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:

March 21-25 Langkawi, Malaysia
March 26-30 Accra, Ghana
April 16-18 Cartagena, Colombia
May 13-21 Tokyo/Kyoto, Japan

*** Langkawi

Langkawi is an archipelago made up of 99 islands on Malaysia’s west coast. Surrounded by turquoise sea, the interior of the main island is a mixture of picturesque paddy fields and jungle-clad hills.

http://www.langkawi-info.com/?cid=ch:OTH:001

*** Premium service in Kuala Lumpur:

My flight from Langkawi to Kuala Lumppur was delayed because of the airshow flight demonstrations. Even after we boarded and were number one for take off we had to wait (presumably for more air show demos) which the plane got warmer and warmer. I had suffcient time to make my connect to Bangkok, so I thought, but I was looking forward to sampling the premium plaza service arranged for me by my friend Nik Anis.

The “VIP Meet and Greet Service” might be helpful in making my connection and finding some time to relax, Anis said. The Premium Plaza Lounge offers the service, which they say “takes away all the airport hassle by providing a seamless end-to-end airport experience.”

They provide “personal assistance to and from the gate, baggage handling and delivery, limousine transfer and buggy service, to let our guests breeze through the airport.”

My airport concierge was Lukman. He was waiting at the gate, and I was already frazzeled because of the delay coming from Langkawi had shredded by connection time. We had to claim my bags at KUL and then check them in again for my next flight. Of course my bags were the last two off the plane. Lukman navigated us through the airport and up to the busy departures hall and took me straight to the Thaiu desk.

Since I had two connecting flights after Bangkok on Star Alliance member Ethiopian I was hoping my bags could be checked through to Accra. I was unable to book a through ticket, but they were able to check my bags through and issue my three bording passes.

I then was taken to expedited screening and immigration control. Lukman took me to the louge, where they were expecting me. I ponly had time for a quick cold drink and a few desert goodies since my flight was already boarding. We took the train to the departure gate area, and Lukman’s colleague was waiting with the Buggy to take me to the gate. She said she could get the cart up to 20 lph, but there were few straightaways to test that out. Nevertheless, I was riding in style. At the gate I bid Lukman adiew, and knew I would have had a very toiugh time making my tight connection without him.

https://www.plaza-network.com/services#VIP Meet and Greet

*** U.S.-bound flights from airports in 8 Muslim-majority countries to ban devices larger than cellphone on board
http://www.homelandsecuritynewswire.com/dr20170321-u-s-bound-flights-from-airports-in-8-muslimmajority-countries-to-ban-devices-larger-than-cellphone-on-board

*** Technology experts question device ban
http://www.homelandsecuritynewswire.com/dr20170321-technology-experts-question-device-ban

*** Malaysia’s Curious Claim to Fame: The World’s Biggest Roundabout
…and other things you didn’t know about Malaysia
by Ken Jennings
http://www.cntraveler.com/story/malaysias-curious-claim-to-fame-the-worlds-biggest-roundabout

*** The Most Beautiful Coastal Towns in Italy
http://www.cntraveler.com/galleries/2014-02-20/stunning-italian-coastal-towns

*** Fishing for Catfish
By Stephen J. Miklandric

Fishing for Catfish

*** Surprising Ways You Can Get Kicked Off of A Plane

Surprising Ways You Can Get Kicked Off of A Plane

*** The Most Beautiful Caves in the World
From the red rocks of Antelope Valley to Iceland’s glittering ice caverns.
Written by Caitlin Morton
http://www.cntraveler.com/gallery/the-most-beautiful-caves-in-the-world

*** What It Was Like to Fly on Donald Trump’s Airline
by Barbara Peterson
http://www.cntraveler.com/story/what-it-was-like-to-fly-on-donald-trump-airline

*** Airlines expect a record 145 million passengers this spring
Bart Jansen, USA TODAY
http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/todayinthesky/2017/03/20/airlines-project-record-spring-travel/99317958/

*** Falcon Cam

Nesting Season Begins with New Partners and New Female Falcon

*** Get Paid $12,000 to Travel and Drink Beer
by Sebastian Modak
http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2016-03-17/get-paid-12000-dollars-to-travel-and-drink-beer

*** Pitchfest

Supporting the Development of Innovative Small Businesses in the Active-Outdoor Industries—and the Women Who Lead Them

Camber Outdoors’ Pitchfest was created to inspire and drive innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship among women with a passion for the outdoors.

Women-led small businesses can apply to showcase their work and growth plans to some of the active-outdoor industry’s most influential CEOs, entrepreneurs, investors, and thought leaders.

Finalists are chosen based on the strength of their application, involvement/impact on the outdoor experience, knowledge of their business, and understanding of growth hurdles.

The event, which includes live feedback from a panel of industry judges, takes place the day before the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market tradeshow.

Pitchfest

The Details

*** Pageant in the Sky? Quit Judging Crews by Their Beauty Already
By Amanda Pleva

Pageant in the Sky? Quit Judging Crews by Their Beauty Already

*** Why a Sexist Ranking of Airline Flight Attendants Doesn’t Fly
By Christopher Tkaczyk
http://fortune.com/2017/01/25/travel-airline-flight-attendants-sexist/?xid=soc_socialflow_twitter_FORTUNE

*** LOOK: Shenzhen woman named ‘world’s most beautiful flight attendant’
BY SHANGHAIIST IN NEWS ON DEC 1, 2016 3:00 PM
http://shanghaiist.com/2016/12/01/world_most_beautiful_stewardess.php

*** What It’s Like to Go Gorilla Trekking in Uganda
A once-in-a-lifetime trip in the wild.
http://www.cntraveler.com/story/gorilla-trekking-in-uganda-up-close-with-silverbacks

*** The Best Hotel Room Service in the U.S.
http://www.cntraveler.com/gallery/the-best-hotel-room-service-in-the-us

*** Rail Trail of the month:

March Rail Trail of the Month
Indiana’s Nickel Plate Trail
by Robert Annis
https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/?tag=Trail%20of%20the%20Month

February Rail Trail of the Month
Texas’ Brays Bayou Greenway Trail
by Laura Stark
https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2017/february/03/texas-brays-bayou-greenway-trail/?tag=Trail+of+the+Month

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

1.) Wildlife and Water Quality Volunteers, Stanley Park Ecology Society, Vancouver BC
https://www.goodwork.ca/volunteer/wildlife-and-water-quality-volunteer-in-vancouver-bc-38927

2.) Internship Program, Hidden Villa, Los Altos Hills, CA

Hidden Villa’s Residential Internship Program is contributing to the next generation of thoughtful educators, innovative organic farmers, and creative non-profit leaders. This 9-12 month residential internship provides hand-on departmental work experience, Weekly Educational Workshops (Monday Classes) focused on sustainable systems, education and non-profit leadership, completion of a Special Projects that contribures to organizational goals set forth in our Strategic Plan, access to the Hidden Villa Intern Alumni Network, and mentorship opportunities to further career goals.

Internships are offered in several departments: Animal Husbandry, Environmental Education, Sustainable Agriculture, Journeyman Farmer, Public Programs, Development and Visitor Services.

http://www.hiddenvilla.org/programs/internship

3.) VOLUNTEERS, Cape Tribulation Research Station, directed by AUSTROP, Australian Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, Australia

Volunteers assist in research and Station activities:

• Radio-tracking bats
• Counting figs
• Stomping grass for forest regeneration
• Constructing Station buildings
• Digging holes
• Running the Bat House (Austrop’s Visitor Center)
• Whatever else is necessary!
• They are our lifeblood! The normal stay is 2-3 weeks but extensions are available at the discretion of the Director (and are rarely refused).

Be prepared to be the only volunteer for a week or so. Self-motivation and independence are essential, but teamwork is essential when working with others.

An interest in conservation, the environment or native species – both flora and fauna, would be an added bonus.

You should NOT expect to be tagging around behind a learned scientist for the duration of your stay or have your own project – but it still will be a thoroughly worthwhile experience!

Vaccinations
As we have a colony of spectacled flying foxes – which are our educational animals, it is a requirement for volunteers, interns, students and researchers to have a current rabies vaccination. They are a long-captive colony and are clean – but we are obliged to require anyone who wants to work on bats (any bats), or interact with them, to be immunised. It is highly unlikely that you would contract Australian Bat Lyssavirus (a form of rabies, and an extremely rare disease) from contact with them, however it’s better to be safe than sorry (and it’s the law)!

If you are not vaccinated – you won’t be allowed near the bats, which would be a shame. Besides, if you are travelling, especially in Asia, vaccination against rabies is considered wise.
http://www.austrop.org.au/volunteers.html

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation career opportunities:

1.) Operations Associate, Marine Conservation Initiative, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Palo Alto, California
http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/jobs/31143-operations-associate-marine-conservation-initiative

*** From Sue Bumpous:

2.) Field Research Technician: Eastern spotted skunks, Arkansas, University of Missouri, Hector, AR
http://wfscjobs.tamu.edu/jobs/field-research-technician-arkansas/

3.) Director, Wildlife Conservation Society, Quito, Ecuador
http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/jobs/30854-director

4.) Marketing and Communications Manager, Climbing Wall Association Boulder, Colorado
https://andrewhudsonsjobslist.com/jobs/marketing-and-communications-manager-in-boulder-colorado-us/

Home

5.) River Guide ( Seasonal, spring and summer, 2017), River/Raft Guides, Canyonlands Field Institute, Moab UT

Pay: Based on experience and qualifications
Schedule: May and April, and some possibility of work in March, and June.
Note: This is listing is for licensed, certified, and qualified guides, with previous multi-day experience on specified river stretches
River/Raft Guides will work mostly multi-day programs during our spring season. Main duties will include: guiding rafts (and/or canoes), cooking (and shopping), rigging and de-rigging, shuttle driving, maintenance and repairs, etc. Group sizes are generally from 6 to 36 participants, and will include both youth/student groups and adults. Multi-day trips are generally between 2 and 6 days, and would require being “in the field”. Some single day programs would be included as well.

Applicants are expected to be fully licensed and experienced guides, with previous experience on the stretches of river we work on (although they may work for one or two programs as a swamper – at training rate compensation – in order to gain experience on a given stretch). Furthermore, they may be scheduled as “Trip Leaders” on some programs, and need to be capable of doing so.

Regular housing (when not in the field) would not be provided,. Meals would be provided during actual programming and while in the field.

Pay rate TBD, dependent on actual duties performed and experience.

Season beginning/ending dependent on actual bookings – starting April 1 and going through May 31 (although there is a possibility of extension).

QUALIFICATIONS:

* Minimum age of 21
* Current Utah River Guide/Captain’s License
* Current Wilderness First Responder (or other 40+ hour equivalent), including CPR and general First Aid
* Utah Food Handler’s certificate
* Clean driving record (MVR required with application)
* Previous experience working in guiding, outfitting, etc.

To apply, please submit to info@cfimoab.org (Please no drop-ins or phone calls as we are busy with clients)

* Cover letter
* Resume
* 3 references: name, email, phone. At least 2 should be employment related
* Copy of driver’s license
* Motor vehicle report (current within 1 year)
* Declare any felony convictions

Candidates will be contacted for interviews.

CFI is an equal opportunity employer.

River Guide

6.) Operations Manager – Events and Brand Activations – Outdoor Programs and Outreach, REI Co-Op, Kent, WA
http://jobs.camberoutdoors.org/jobseeker/job/33560859/

7.) Master Technician – East Hanover, REI Co-Op, East Hanover, NJ
http://jobs.camberoutdoors.org/jobseeker/job/33605815/

8.) Gear Rep, Kelty and Sierra Designs, Boulder, CO
http://jobs.camberoutdoors.org/jobseeker/job/33548829/

9.) Sustainable Seafood Traceability Officer, World Wildlife Fund,Washington D.C.
https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/262273012/

*** 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
© 2017 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
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Your Very Next Step newsletter for January / February 2017

Your Very Next Step newsletter for January / February 2017

 

By Ned Lundquist www.yourverynextstep.com
“Let the watchwords of all our people be the old familiar watchwords of honesty, decency, fair-dealing, and commonsense.”

– Theodore Roosevelt

 

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

 

If you are not receiving this newsletter via the new Google Groups list, contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com to get on the  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.
***  To subscribe for free: Join our Google Groups Listerv.  If you are already a Google Groups member, just sign up for the “Your Very Next Step” group.  Otherwise, send Ned and email and he’ll get you on the list.  Contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com.

 

Send us your comments, questions, and contributions to lundquist989@cs.com.

 

*** In this issue:
***  Travel News:

 

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

***  The World’s Most Hi-Tech Hotels

***  BEST WINTER TRIPS 2017

***  10 Dream Trips You Can Actually Afford in 2017

***  10 of the World’s Most Unusual Hotels

***  The Best Places to Travel in 2017

***  10 Frequent Flier Secrets Every Traveler Should Know

***  It’s “the craziest thing you can do underground in Britain”

***  When it’s Worthwhile to Splurge on Airfare

***  10 of the world’s epic train journeys

***  Visit All U.S. National Parks for Free on These Days in 2017

***  How to Master the Seat Upgrade and Auction Game Next Time You Fly

***  The reindeer derby: a race across the Arctic Circle

***  9 Insider Tips for Navigating an Outrageously Long Flight Delay

***  10 of the best holidays for solo travellers

***  How Do I Stay Warm in a Hammock?

***  The 7 Best U.S. National Parks for Wildlife Spotting

***  Palmerston island – An island paradise that will adopt you

***  11 Can’t-Miss Hiking Trails in the USA

***  Rail Trail of the Month: December 2016 – Missouri’s Rock Island Trail State Park

***  Rail Trail of the Month for January 2017 – Connecticut’s Hop River State Park Trail

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Great White Shark Conservation, GoEco, Gansbaai, South Africa

2.)  Columbia Basin Field Assistant, The Nature Conservancy, Ione, OR

3.)  Media Specialist Volunteer, Fuller Center Bike Adventure, Americus, GA

 

*** Travel/Adventure/Outdoors/Conservation employment opportunities:
1.)  Trails Manager, Forest Park Conservancy, Portland, OR

2.)  Development & Communications Associate, The Pacific Forest Trust, San Francisco, CA

3.)  Public Information Specialist III (Parks and Wildlife), Colorado Department of Human Services, Colorado Springs, CO

4.)  Marketing Content Intern, Colorado Mountain Club Golden, Colorado

5.)  Communications and Outreach Coordinator, Prairie Rivers Network, Champaign, IL

6.)  Director of Conservation & Community Outreach, Union Sportsmen’s Alliance, Franklin, TN

7.)  Western Snowy Plover monitors, The San Luis Obispo Coast District, California State Parks, Morro Bay, CA

8.)  Wild Life Care Center Assistant, Audubon Society of Portland, Portland, OR

9.)  Crew Leaders and Assistant Crew Leaders, NorthWoods Stewardship Center, East Charleston, VT

10.)  Nevada Wildlife Advocate, Center for Biological Diversity, Las Vegas, NV

 

11.)  Director of Conservation & Community Outreach, Union Sportsmen’s Alliance, Franklin, TN

12.)  Teen Adventure Trek Summer Camp Leader, Parks and Recreation Department, Commerce City, Commerce City, CO

13.)  Adventure Trip Leader, Bold Earth Teen Adventures, Denver, CO

14.)  Incident Commander, Sundance Mountain Resort, Sundance, UT

15.)  Flight Attendant, GoJet Airlines, Raleigh-Durham, NC

 

…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:

 

January 21-23                                    Gdansk, Poland

January 23-27                                    London, UK

March 6-10                                         Galveston, Texas

March 10-11                                       Chicago, Ill.

March 21-25                                       Langkawi, Malaysia

March 26-30                                       Accra, Ghana

April 16-18                                           Cartagena, Colombia

May 13-21                                           Tokyo/Kyoto, Japan

 

***  The World’s Most Hi-Tech Hotels

Travelers Today

By JC Santos

http://www.travelerstoday.com/articles/33911/20170110/world-s-hi-tech-hotels.htm

 

***  BEST WINTER TRIPS 2017

Check out the top 10 places to visit this season, and listen to the music that inspires locals and travelers alike in each destination with our Spotify music map.

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/best-winter-trips-2017-hub-page/

 

***  10 Dream Trips You Can Actually Afford in 2017

By Shannon McMahon

https://www.smartertravel.com/2017/01/04/10-dream-trips-can-actually-afford-2017/

 

***  10 of the World’s Most Unusual Hotels

From a desert palace constructed of salt to an upcycled Boeing 727, these unique lodgings will redefine how you think of hotels.

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/top-10/worlds-most-unusual-hotels/

 

***  The Best Places to Travel in 2017

http://www.cntraveler.com/gallery/the-best-places-to-travel-in-2017

 

***  10 Frequent Flier Secrets Every Traveler Should Know

Bookmark these tips from air-travel experts for seamless, stress-free flying.

By Liz Weiss

http://travel.usnews.com/gallery/10-frequent-flier-secrets-every-traveler-should-know/

 

***  It’s been described as “the craziest thing you can do underground in Britain” without special certification.

By Amanda Ruggeri

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20160418-a-terrifying-adventure-in-an-abandoned-mine

 

***  When it’s Worthwhile to Splurge on Airfare

Learn when it’s worthwhile to spring for or skip a seat upgrade.

By Claire Volkman

http://travel.usnews.com/features/when-its-worthwhile-to-splurge-on-airfare/

 

***  10 of the world’s epic train journeys

Whether gliding through the Rockies or labouring up the Andes, our pick of spectacular railway trips gets a green light for all budgets

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2016/nov/12/10-worlds-epic-train-journeys-scenic-railways

 

***  Visit All U.S. National Parks for Free on These Days in 2017

by Meredith Carey

http://www.cntraveler.com/story/visit-all-us-national-parks-for-free-on-these-days-in-2017

 

***  How to Master the Seat Upgrade and Auction Game Next Time You Fly

Smart strategies for getting the most out of the airline bidding game.

By Liz Weiss

http://travel.usnews.com/features/how-to-master-the-seat-upgrade-and-auction-game-next-time-you-fly/

 

***  The reindeer derby: a race across the Arctic Circle

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2016/dec/19/reindeer-race-finland-inari-bbc-world-service

 

***  9 Insider Tips for Navigating an Outrageously Long Flight Delay

Discover time-tested tricks for handling dreaded delays and disruptions.

By Liz Weiss

http://travel.usnews.com/gallery/9-insider-tips-for-navigating-an-outrageously-long-flight-delay/

 

***  10 of the best holidays for solo travellers

Travel companies are tapping into this growing market, offering adventurous trips across the globe for solo travellers wanting to meet like-minded people

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2016/oct/24/10-best-holidays-for-solo-travellers

 

***  How Do I Stay Warm in a Hammock?

http://www.tothewoods.net/HammockCampingWarm.html

 

***  The 7 Best U.S. National Parks for Wildlife Spotting

By Jess Moss

http://travel.usnews.com/gallery/the-7-best-us-national-parks-for-wildlife-spotting/

 

***  Palmerston island – An island paradise that will adopt you

On this fascinating South Pacific island, all 62 residents are related, everyone shares the same surname and can trace their lineage back to one British man.

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20160412-where-marrying-a-local-is-forbidden

 

***  11 Can’t-Miss Hiking Trails in the USA

By Rachel Center

http://travel.usnews.com/gallery/11-cant-miss-hiking-trails-in-the-usa/

 

***  Rail Trail of the month:

 

Trail of the Month for December 2016

Missouri’s Rock Island Trail State Park

by Laura Stark

http://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2016/december/05/missouris-rock-island-trail-state-park/

 

Trail of the Month for January 2017

Connecticut’s Hop River State Park Trail

by Laura Stark

http://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/?tag=Trail%20of%20the%20Month

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Great White Shark Conservation, GoEco, Gansbaai, South Africa

http://www.goeco.org/area/volunteer-in-africa/south-africa/great-white-shark-conservation#full-details

 

2.)  Columbia Basin Field Assistant, The Nature Conservancy, Ione, OR

http://jobs.nature.org/virtual-usa/columbia-basin-field-assistant/3FAD82CD0195423DA52053BBAC41D7A1/job/

 

3.)  Media Specialist Volunteer, Fuller Center Bike Adventure, Americus, GA

http://www.idealist.org/view/volop/4H7cttbw7Z5P/

 

*** Adventure/Outdoor/Conservation job opportunities:

 

1.)  Trails Manager, Forest Park Conservancy, Portland, OR

https://www.macslist.org/macs-list/Forest-Park-Conservancy/Trails-Manager/pxyxvgjr8701/

 

2.)  Development & Communications Associate, The Pacific Forest Trust, San Francisco, CA

http://www.idealist.org/view/job/hw6J8tpggfCp/

 

3.)  Public Information Specialist III (Parks and Wildlife), Colorado Department of Human Services, Colorado Springs, CO

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/colorado/jobs/1624873/public-information-specialist-iii-parks-and-wildlife-colorado-springs

 

4.)  Marketing Content Intern, Colorado Mountain Club Golden, Colorado

https://andrewhudsonsjobslist.com/jobs/marketing-content-intern-in-golden-colorado-us/

 

5.)  Communications and Outreach Coordinator, Prairie Rivers Network, Champaign, IL

http://hoojobs.com/job/2870/communications-and-outreach-coordinator/

 

6.)  Director of Conservation & Community Outreach, Union Sportsmen’s Alliance, Franklin, TN

https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Union-Sportsmen’s-Alliance/jobs/Director-Conservation-Community-Outreach-931451b005207f40

 

7.)  Western Snowy Plover monitors, The San Luis Obispo Coast District, California State Parks, Morro Bay, CA

http://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-western-snowy-plover-morro-bay-california/148373772726

 

8.)  Wild Life Care Center Assistant, Audubon Society of Portland, Portland, OR

https://www.macslist.org/macs-list/Audubon-Society-of-Portland/Wild-Life-Care-Center-Assistant/pHjGTq2p4gf2/

 

9.)  Crew Leaders and Assistant Crew Leaders, NorthWoods Stewardship Center, East Charleston, VT

https://www.indeed.com/cmp/NorthWoods-Stewardship-Center/jobs/Crew-Leader-Assistant-Crew-Leader-94cfe94e4a80c6d2?q=Wildlife+Conservation

 

10.)  Nevada Wildlife Advocate, Center for Biological Diversity, Las Vegas, NV

https://biologicaldiversity.applicantpro.com/jobs/509519-125660.html

 

11.)  Director of Conservation & Community Outreach, Union Sportsmen’s Alliance, Franklin, TN

https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Union-Sportsmen’s-Alliance/jobs/Director-Conservation-Community-Outreach-931451b005207f40

 

12.)  Teen Adventure Trek Summer Camp Leader, Parks and Recreation Department, Commerce City, Commerce City, CO

http://agency.governmentjobs.com/ccco/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1624249

 

13.)  Adventure Trip Leader, Bold Earth Teen Adventures, Denver, CO

https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Bold-Earth-Teen-Adventures/jobs/Adventure-Trip-Leader-2262ce773d1e096a

 

14.)  Incident Commander, Sundance Mountain Resort, Sundance, UT

https://sundance.applicantpro.com/jobs/515392-30495.html

 

15.)  Flight Attendant, GoJet Airlines, Raleigh-Durham, NC

http://newton.newtonsoftware.com/career/JobIntroduction.action?clientId=8a78826752b0003a0152cd4445380f1b&id=8a7886f8539c8fbc0153a02e96052269

 

*** 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 © 2017 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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Your Very Next Step newsletter for November / December 2016

Your Very Next Step newsletter for November / December 2016

 

By Ned Lundquist www.yourverynextstep.com
Perhaps they are not the stars,

But rather openings in heaven where

The love of our lost ones pours through

And shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.

 

– Eskimo Legend

 

“With the possible exception of the equator, everything begins somewhere.”

– C.S. Lewis

 

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

 

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.
***  To subscribe for free: Join our Google Groups Listerv.  If you are already a Google Groups member, just sign up for the “Your Very Next Step” group.  Otherwise, send Ned and email and he’ll get you on the list.  Contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com.

 

Send us your comments, questions, and contributions to lundquist989@cs.com.

 

*** In this issue:
***  Travel News:

 

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

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Native Seed Collection Internship (candidates will receive a living stipend of $7,800 for the season), Lake Mead National Recreation Area (LMNRA), the Great Basin Institute,  AmeriCorps,  Boulder City, NV

2.)  Trail Crew, Santa Cruz Mountains Trail Association (SCMTA), Castle Rock State Park and Big Basin Redwoods State Park, CA

3.)  Alpine Stewards, White Mountains, Appalachian Mountain Club, White Mountains National Forest, NH

 

*** Travel/Adventure/Outdoors/Conservation employment opportunities:
1.)  Executive Director, Kentucky Waterways Alliance, Inc. Louisville, KY

2.)  Executive Director, Conservation Lands Foundation, Durango, CO

3,)  WCS Bison Project Scientist, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Bozeman, Montana

4,)  FOREST CONSERVATION DIRECTOR, Pacific Forest Trust (PFT), San Francisco, CA

5,)  Communications Manager, Pacific Forest Trust (PFT), San Francisco, CA

6,)  Environmental Education and Camp Coordinator, Galena Creek Visitor Center, Great Basin Naturalists Environmental Science Camps, Reno, NV

7,)  Director, Communications, Rare, Arlington, VA

8,)  Knowledge Management & Learning Director, Rare, Arlington, VA

9,)  Media Relations Manager, African Wildlife Foundation, Washington, DC

 

…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:

 

November 29-30              Singapore

January 24-26                    London, UK

March 7-9                            Galveston, Texas

 

***  How to visit nearly every national park in one epic road trip

By Christopher Ingraham

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/08/02/how-to-visit-nearly-every-national-park-in-one-epic-road-trip/?tid=a_inl

 

***  The New Retro JetBlue Jet Is Simply Gorgeous

by GABE ZALDIVAR

http://www.travelpulse.com/news/airlines/the-new-retro-jetblue-jet-is-simply-gorgeous.html

 

***  One Surefire Way to Spot Bedbugs in Your Hotel Room

By Caroline Morse

https://www.smartertravel.com/2016/05/10/one-surefire-way-to-spot-bedbugs-in-your-hotel-room/

 

***  45 years of Amtrak locomotives

http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/destinations/2016/11/23/amtrak-train-engine-locomotive/94274774/

 

***  TSA’s Tongue-In-Cheek Air Travel Tips

By RICH THOMASELLI

http://www.travelpulse.com/news/airlines/tsa-s-tongue-in-cheek-thanksgiving-air-travel-tips.html

 

***  Oddball museums around the world

http://www.fodors.com/news/photos/15-oddball-museums-around-the-world

 

***  Best tech gifts for travellers

http://www.cntraveler.com/galleries/2015-12-03/the-20-best-tech-gifts-for-travelers

 

***  Design Your Own Pop-Up Hotel and Sleep Literally Anywhere in the World

A high-end travel operator will actually build a hotel from the ground up, just for you, the way you like it.

by Nikki Ekstein

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-12-01/design-and-sleep-in-your-own-bespoke-pop-up-hotel

 

***  A Long Winter’s Nap

How does bear hibernation work? Learn about this metabolic process

By Heather Stephenson

http://www.outdoors.org/articles/amc-outdoors/a-long-winters-nap-bear-hibernation

 

***  MAD MEN OF THE MOUNTAINS: VINTAGE GEAR ADS

By Emily Monac

http://www.outdoors.org/articles/amc-outdoors/vintage-gear-ads/

 

***  The 10 cheapest European city breaks for winter

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/galleries/The-10-cheapest-European-city-breaks/

 

***  Air India Sets Record for Longest Flight in the World

by Cynthia Drescher

http://www.cntraveler.com/story/air-india-sets-record-for-longest-flight-in-the-world

 

***  Stockholm vs Copenhagen?

by Chris Girdler

https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/stockholm-or-copenhagen/

 

***  Africa mythbusting: 10 ‘facts’ that just aren’t true

https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/africa-mythbusting-10-facts-that-just-arent-true/

 

***  7 hot travel spots to check out in 2017

https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/7-hot-travel-spots-to-check-out-in-2017/

 

***  Super-Wealthy Men Are Now Entitled to Free Facials Before Their Flights

Stop sweating your long layover—luxurious spa treatments, especially geared toward men, are the latest development in the airport lounge arms race.

by Eric Rosen

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-30/best-airport-lounge-spa-treatments-for-men-a-global-guide

 

***  This airport has America’s best bathroom

by Harriet Baskas

http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/2016/11/22/minneapolis-st-paul-airport-cintas-best-restroom-contest/94266170/

 

***  Solo travel 101: how to be prepared and stay positive

by Joni Taisey

https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/solo-travel-101-how-to-survive-when-it-all-goes-wrong/

 

***  Rail Trail of the month:

 

Michigan’s Saginaw County to Bay County Connector

by Robert Annis

http://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2016/november/11/michigan-s-saginaw-county-to-bay-county-connector/

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Native Seed Collection Internship (candidates will receive a living stipend of $7,800 for the season), Lake Mead National Recreation Area (LMNRA), the Great Basin Institute,  AmeriCorps,  Boulder City, NV

http://bit.ly/2gnHxuW

 

2.)  Trail Crew, Santa Cruz Mountains Trail Association (SCMTA), Castle Rock State Park and Big Basin Redwoods State Park, CA

https://sempervirens.org/protect-redwoods/volunteer-opportunities/

 

3.)  Alpine Stewards, White Mountains, Appalachian Mountain Club, White Mountains National Forest, NH

 

PROTECTING WHITE MOUNTAIN ALPINE VEGETATION

 

The joint U.S. Forest Service (USFS)/Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) Alpine Stewardship Volunteer program started in 2000, sparked by the dedicated interest of a few individuals. Today the program has developed new partnerships with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) and expanded its efforts to include both Franconia Ridge and the Mt. Washington summit.

 

The AMC, USFS, and ATC hope to increase the public’s awareness of its impact on the alpine environment and educate visitors about preservation of alpine vegetation. The volunteer Alpine Stewards address topics such as the importance of staying on the trail, prevention of “summit sprawl,” Leave No Trace ethics, alpine safety and low-impact trail tending. While on the trail, Stewards respond to questions or concerns of hikers and engage visitors in a friendly, educational manner.

 

ALPINE STEWARD QUALITIES

 

  • Individuals interested in applying should:

 

  • Have a friendly, outgoing, professional manner, in addition to experience working with the public in a recreational setting.

 

  • Have extensive hiking experience and an understanding of AMC and the White Mountain National Forest.

 

  • Are committed to the protection of the alpine zone and the promotion of Leave No Trace ethics.

 

  • Have comfort in approaching individuals to provide educational conservation and safety information.

 

  • Hold a current Wilderness First Aid and CPR certification;or are willing to be certified.

 

  • Can provide coverage at least two weekends per year.

 

  • Can attend the annual training held one weekend in the spring.

 

  • Are AMC members.

 

In addition, Alpine Stewards also:

 

  • Demonstrate appropriate alpine zone behavior and Leave No Trace ethics and approach hikers to provide education on these matters as well as ecology, Forest Service backcountry camping regulations, and low-impact trail tending.

 

  • Provide information to visitors about safety concerns, particularly regarding weather.

 

  • Participate in AMC’s Mountain Watch program by monitoring plant phenology stages and collecting data for AMC research.

 

SUPPORT

 

  • Partners provide the following support for alpine stewards:

 

  • Room and board on the weekends they serve at Greenleaf hut or Joe Dodge Lodge.

 

  • Gear and uniform to use while working.

 

  • Recognition for their efforts through Stewardship Society awards, based on the number of hours contributed annually.

 

  • Discounts on AMC retail merchandise while volunteering.

 

http://www.outdoors.org/volunteer/trails/apline-stewards.cfm

 

*** Adventure/Outdoor/Conservation job opportunities:

 

1.)  Executive Director, Kentucky Waterways Alliance, Inc. Louisville, KY

http://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-executive-director-louisville-kentucky/147948344661

 

2.)  Executive Director, Conservation Lands Foundation, Durango, CO

http://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-executive-director-durango-colorado/147977645637

 

3,)  WCS Bison Project Scientist, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Bozeman, Montana

https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWebHost/jobdetails.aspx?jobId=305634

 

4,)  FOREST CONSERVATION DIRECTOR, Pacific Forest Trust (PFT), San Francisco, CA

https://www.pacificforest.org/about-us/careers/forest-conservation-director/

 

5,)  Communications Manager, Pacific Forest Trust (PFT), San Francisco, CA

https://www.pacificforest.org/about-us/careers/communications-manager/

 

6,)  Environmental Education and Camp Coordinator, Galena Creek Visitor Center, Great Basin Naturalists Environmental Science Camps, Reno, NV

http://bit.ly/2f9dv0G

 

7,)  Director, Communications, Rare, Arlington, VA

https://careers-rare.icims.com/jobs/1173/director%2c-communications/job

 

8,)  Knowledge Management & Learning Director, Rare, Arlington, VA

https://careers-rare.icims.com/jobs/1172/knowledge-management-%26-learning-director/job

 

9,)  Media Relations Manager, African Wildlife Foundation, Washington, DC

http://www.awf.org/about/careers/media-relations-manager

 

*** 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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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.
***  To subscribe for free:  http://bit.ly/JOTWSubscribe

 

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

 

 

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