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

 

 

*** 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

To subscribe:  http://bit.ly/JOTWSubscribe

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Your Very Next Step newsletter for July / August 2016

Your Very Next Step newsletter for July / August 2016

 

By Ned Lundquist www.yourverynextstep.com
“People pretend not to like grapes when the vines are too high for them to reach.”

– Marguerite de Navarre

 

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

 

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:

 

***  25 Stunning National Park Vistas

***  Bodies of water too dangerous for anybody to touch

***  TEN THINGS YOU SHOULD BRING ON EVERY HIKE

***  8 Secret American Islands You’ve Never Heard Of

***  The One Lie You Should Always Tell While Traveling

***  Berkshire Geobash #6

***  8 Tiny Backup Batteries That Could Save Your Trip

***  Where to Find the Best Burgers in the U.S.

***  America’s Best Beer Gardens

***  What to Do if You Get Lost When Traveling

***  Sierra Headwater Project Manager, California Trout, Mammoth Lakes CA

***  Access to Trout Streams in Jeopardy Due to Littering

***  Operations Manager, The Wilderness Medicine Training Center, Winthrop/Mazama, WA

***  Director of Marketing, Clam Outdoors, Rogers, MN

***  Rail Trail of the Month

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Historic site preservation, Bandelier National Monument, NM

2.)  VOLUNTEER PROJECTS, Enkosini Eco Experience, Lydenburg 1120, South Africa (US office: Seattle, WA

3.)  Volunteers, Sri Lanka Temple Renovation, International Volunteer HQ, Kandy, Sri Lanka

4.)  Nepal Volunteer Adventure – Nepal Summer Volunteer Program 2016 – 2017, Volunteering Travel Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Kathmandu, Nepal

5.)  Wild Coast Schools Volunteer Project, Naturally Africa Volunteers, Chintsa, South Africa

 

*** Travel/Adventure/Outdoors/Conservation employment opportunities:
1.)  Spring 2017 Adventure Education Specialist, Bradford Woods, Indiana University, Martinsville, IN

2.)  ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ADVENTURE LEADERSHIP, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

3.)  Outdoor Education Instructor, Cheshire YMCA Camp Takodah,  North Swanzey, NH

4.)  Wilderness Therapy Guide, True North Wilderness Program, Waitsfield, VT

 

…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:

 

September 19-23             Everett, WA

October 25                          Doha, Qatar

 

***  25 Stunning National Park Vistas

http://www.fodors.com/trip-ideas/national-parks/news/photos/25-stunning-national-park-vistas

 

***  Bodies of water too dangerous for anybody to touch

http://www.grunge.com/14939/bodies-water-dangerous-anybody-touch

 

***  TEN THINGS YOU SHOULD BRING ON EVERY HIKE

 

From the American Hiking Society

 

  1. Appropriate footwear. For a short day hike that doesn’t involve a heavy pack or technical terrain, trailshoesare great. For longer hikes, carrying heavier loads, or more technical terrain, hiking boots offer more support.

 

  1. Map and compass/GPS. A map andcompass not only tell you where you are and how far you have to go, it can help you find campsites, water, and an emergency exit route in case of an accident. While GPS units are very useful, always carry a map and compass as a backup.

 

  1. Extra water and a way to purify it. Without enoughwater, your body’s muscles and organs simply can’t perform as well. Consuming too little water will not only make you thirsty, but susceptible to hypothermia and altitude sickness.

 

  1. Extra food. Any number of things could keep you out longer than expected: getting lost, enjoying time by a stream, an injury, or difficult terrain. Extra food will help keep up energy and morale.

 

  1. Rain gear and extra clothing. Because the weatherman is not always right.Dressing in layers allows you to adjust to changing weather and activity levels. Two rules: avoid cotton (it keeps moisture close to your skin) and always carry a hat.

 

  1. Safety items: fire, light, and a whistle. The warmth of afire and a hot drink can help prevent hypothermia. Fires are also a great way to signal for help if you get lost. If lost, you’ll also want the whistle as it is more effective than using your voice to call for help (use 3 short bursts). And just in case you’re out later than planned, a flashlight/headlamp is a must-have item to see your map and where you’re walking.

 

  1. First aid kit. Prepackagedfirst-aid kits for hikers are available at any outfitter. Double your effectiveness with knowledge: take a first-aid class with the American Red Cross or a Wilderness First Aid class.

 

  1. Knife or multi-purpose tool. These enable you to cut strips of cloth into bandages, remove splinters, fix broken eyeglasses, and perform a whole host of repairs on malfunctioning gear.

 

  1. Sun screen and sun glasses. Especially above treeline when there is a skin-scorching combination ofsunand snow, you’ll need sunglasses to prevent snow blindness and sunscreen to prevent sunburn.

 

  1. Daypack/backpack. You’ll want something you can carry comfortably and has the features designed to keep you hiking smartly. Don’t forget the rain cover; some packs come with one built-in. Keep the other Essentials in thepack and you’ll always be ready to hit the trail safely.

 

***  8 Secret American Islands You’ve Never Heard Of

https://www.smartertravel.com/2016/07/07/8-secret-american-islands-youve-never-heard/

 

***  The One Lie You Should Always Tell While Traveling

https://www.smartertravel.com/2016/05/14/one-lie-always-tell-traveling/

 

***  Berkshire Geobash #6

22 July 2017

328.34 mi NE – Massachusetts – United States

https://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC6CE1Q_berkshire-geobash-6

 

***  8 Tiny Backup Batteries That Could Save Your Trip

https://www.smartertravel.com/2016/06/15/thinnest-and-smallest-backup-batteries/

 

***  Where to Find the Best Burgers in the U.S.

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/features/the-best-hamburgers-in-america-a-definitive-guide-national-burger-day/

 

***  America’s Best Beer Gardens

http://www.fodors.com/news/photos/americas-best-beer-gardens

 

***  What to Do if You Get Lost When Traveling

https://www.smartertravel.com/2016/08/11/get-lost-traveling/

 

***  Sierra Headwater Project Manager, California Trout, Mammoth Lakes CA

http://www.ecojobs.com/jobs_details.php?sec=3EW&AID=100222

 

***  Access to Trout Streams in Jeopardy Due to Littering

https://blog.wildlife.virginia.gov/outdoor-report/2016/05/access-to-trout-streams-in-jepordy-due-to-littering/

 

***  Operations Manager, The Wilderness Medicine Training Center, Winthrop/Mazama, WA

https://www.outdoored.com/jobs/operations-manager-2

 

***  Director of Marketing, Clam Outdoors, Rogers, MN

https://www.ziprecruiter.com/jobs/clam-outdoors-0f20ff7a/director-of-marketing-0e6a04ab

 

***  Rail Trail of the Month

 

Iowa’s High Trestle Trail

by Laura Stark

http://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2016/july/14/iowas-high-trestle-trail/

 

Ohio’s Ohio & Erie Canalway Towpath Trail

by Laura Stark

www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2016/june/09/ohios-ohio-erie-canalway-towpath-trail/

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Historic site preservation, Bandelier National Monument, NM

http://www.wildernessvolunteers.org/project/201648/Bandelier+National+Monument.html

 

2.)  VOLUNTEER PROJECTS, Enkosini Eco Experience, Lydenburg 1120, South Africa (US office: Seattle, WA

http://www.enkosini.org/?gclid=CLumh7-ojs4CFcEmhgodq3cCLw

 

3.)  Volunteers, Sri Lanka Temple Renovation, International Volunteer HQ, Kandy, Sri Lanka

 

The IVHQ Sri Lanka volunteer program is based  in the sacred city of Kandy, with placements  located  in and around the city and further afield. The Rural Community Development project is based in both Hanguranketha in Nuwara Eliya and in the surrounding areas of Sigiriya, in the Central Matale District. The Wild Elephant Conservation project is based in the Wasgamuwa National Park.

Volunteers on the Sri Lanka Temple Renovation program learn about local construction methods, while assisting with temple painting and construction, as well as helping to establish youth centers. By working alongside locals and meeting children within the village, volunteers may gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of Sri Lankan culture and history. This program starts from one week at $260. – See more at: https://www.volunteerforever.com/article_post/2016-best-volunteer-abroad-programs-organizations-projects#sthash.hjRfPLrc.dpuf

 

https://www.volunteerhq.org/volunteer-in-sri-lanka

 

4.)  Nepal Volunteer Adventure – Nepal Summer Volunteer Program 2016 – 2017, Volunteering Travel Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Kathmandu, Nepal

https://www.volunteeringsolutions.com/volunteer-in-nepal

 

5.)  Wild Coast Schools Volunteer Project, Naturally Africa Volunteers, Chintsa, South Africa

http://www.volunteerafrica.com/Volunteer-Projects/south-africa-wild-coast-schools-volunteer-project/

 

*** Adventure/Outdoor/Conservation job opportunities:

 

1.)  Spring 2017 Adventure Education Specialist, Bradford Woods, Indiana University, Martinsville, IN

https://www.outdoored.com/jobs/spring-2017-adventure-education-specialist

 

2.)  ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ADVENTURE LEADERSHIP, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

https://www.outdoored.com/jobs/assistant-director-adventure-leadership

 

3.)  Outdoor Education Instructor, Cheshire YMCA Camp Takodah,  North Swanzey, NH

https://www.outdoored.com/jobs/outdoor-education-instructor-36

http://camptakodah.org/jobs/outdoor-education-jobs/

 

4.)  Wilderness Therapy Guide, True North Wilderness Program, Waitsfield, VT

https://www.outdoored.com/jobs/wilderness-therapy-guide

 

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

Your Very Next Step newsletter for May / June 2016

 

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

– Rumi

 

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

“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

***  15 Islands To Visit Around Sicily

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

***  10 Best Convertible Drives in Europe

 

 

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

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

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

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

***  10 must-have travel tech accessories

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

***  Rail Trail of the Month

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

…and much more…and it’s all FREE!!!

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

 

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

 

June 3-5                               Boston, Mass.

June 5-7                               New Orleans, LA

June 7-15                             Chania, Crete/Athens, Greece

June 15-17                          Gdask/Utska, Poland

August 10-12                      San Diego, CA

September 19-23             Everett, WA

 

***  15 Islands To Visit Around Sicily

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

by Gilbert Ott

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

 

***  10 Best Convertible Drives in Europe

Written by Kathleen Rellihan

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

by Meredith Bryan

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

 

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

By Shannon McMahon

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

 

***  10 must-have travel tech accessories

Brandt Ranj, Insider Picks

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

 

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

By Kate Sitarz

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

 

***  Rail Trail of the month

 

Tennessee’s Shelby Farms Greenline

May 2016

by Laura Stark

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

 

Colorado’s Rio Grande Trail

April 2016

by Laura Stark

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

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

*** Adventure/Outdoor/Conservation job opportunities:

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

*** 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 March / April 2016

Your Very Next Step newsletter for March / April 2016

 

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

– Rumi

 

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

***  Why You Shouldn’t Recline Your Airplane Seat

***  Moral Dilemmas: Should You Do These Things While Traveling?

***  27 Inspiring Places to See Before You Die

***  20 Places to See Abroad Before You Die

***  The Top 10 Trips To Take In Your Lifetime

***  10 Best U.S. Summer Food Festivals for 2016

***  BEYOND BARCELONA: 16 SPANISH DESTINATIONS YOU MUST VISIT

***  If you get to Bucharest, you have to eat here:

***  Palace of the Parliament

***  World’s 15 Best Summer Music Festivals

***  Rail Trail of the Month

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Citizen Scientists, The Center for Coastal Studies, Provincetown, MA

2.)  Volunteer, Atlantic White Shark Conservancy (AWSC), North Chatham, MA

 

*** Travel/Adventure/Outdoors/Conservation employment opportunities:
1.)  Director of Publishing, Colorado Mountain Club, Golden, CO

2.)  Guide, Widman Lake Lodge (located on the Alaska Peninsula), Anchorage, Alaska

3.)  Executive Director, The American Museum of Fly Fishing, C. V. O’Boyle, LLC, Manchester Center, VT

4.)  Executive Director, New Hampshire Camp Directors Association, Concord, NH

5.)  Wilderness Educators/Expedition Guides, Kroka Expeditions, Marlow, NH

6.)  Grant Writer – Communications Manager, Environmental Traveling Companions, Bay Area, California

7.)  Park Ranger, BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, Kremmling, CO

8.)  Director of Membership & Communications, Oregon State Parks Foundation, Portland, OR

9.)  Park Ranger (Mountaineering), Mount Rainier National Park, Division of Visitor Services and Resource Protection, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE,, Longmire, WA

10.)  Adventure Camp Counselor, Nature’s Classroom, Hancock, NH

11.)  Cave Tour Guide, Crystal Cave, Spring Valley, WI

12.)  Tour Guide – Far View Lodge, Aramark, Mancos, CO

 

…and much more…and it’s all FREE!!!

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

 

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

 

May 9-11                             Boston, Mass.

May 12-13                           Mobile, Ala.

May 15-17                           Cocoa Beach, FL

May 22-26                           New Orleans, LA

May 29-June3                    Victoria/Vancouver, BC, Canada

June 3-5                               Boston, Mass.

June 5-7                               New Orleans, LA

June 7-15                             Chania, Crete/Athens, Greece

 

***  Why You Shouldn’t Recline Your Airplane Seat

Written by CNT Editors  February 29, 2016

http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2016-02-29/should-you-recline-your-airplane-seat

 

***  Moral Dilemmas: Should You Do These Things While Traveling?

http://www.smartertravel.com/photo-galleries/editorial/moral-dilemmas-should-you-do-these-things-while-traveling.html

 

***  27 Inspiring Places to See Before You Die

http://www.smartertravel.com/photo-galleries/editorial/27-places-that-will-restore-your-faith-in-travel.html

 

***  20 Places to See Abroad Before You Die

http://www.fodors.com/news/photos/20-places-to-see-abroad-before-you-die

 

***  The Top 10 Trips To Take In Your Lifetime

By Cherri Parry

http://lostwaldo.com/the-top-10-trips-to-take-in-your-lifetime/?utm_source=LW_DT-TB_US_OB_2

 

***  10 Best U.S. Summer Food Festivals for 2016

http://www.fodors.com/news/photos/10-best-us-summer-food-festivals?ref=news_fd_043016

 

***  BEYOND BARCELONA: 16 SPANISH DESTINATIONS YOU MUST VISIT

To discover some of Spain’s ancient sites, distinctive cuisines, and vibrant streets, escape to one of the country’s lesser-known locales. Read more

 

http://www.fodors.com/world/europe/spain/experiences/news/photos/beyond-barcelona-16-spanish-destinations-you-must-visit

 

***  If you get to Bucharest, you have to eat here:

https://www.carucubere.ro/en/

 

***  Palace of the Parliament

 

The Palace of the Parliament is the seat of the Parliament of Romania. Located on Dealul Arsenalului in central Bucharest, it is the second largest administrative building in the world, after The Pentagon .

http://www.local-life.com/bucharest/articles/palace-of-parliament

 

***  World’s 15 Best Summer Music Festivals

http://www.fodors.com/news/photos/worlds-15-best-summer-music-festivals

 

***  Rail Trail of the month

 

April

Colorado’s Rio Grande Trail

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

 

March

New York’s Hudson Valley Trail Network

http://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2016/march/17/new-yorks-hudson-valley-trail-network/?tag=Trail+of+the+Month

 

February

South Carolina’s Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail

http://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2016/february/14/south-carolina-s-greenville-health-system-swamp-rabbit-trail/?tag=Trail+of+the+Month

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Citizen Scientists, The Center for Coastal Studies, Provincetown, MA

 

Cape Cod Bay Monitoring Program “Citizen Scientists”

Seeking volunteers to visit dock sites at Pamet Harbor (Truro), Provincetown, Wellfleet, and Barnstable once a month, June through September, to inspect the area for invasive species. Also, ask about openings for weekly water samplers in designated areas of Cape Cod Bay, April thru October.

 

http://coastalstudies.org/about/volunteers/

 

2.)  Volunteer, Atlantic White Shark Conservancy (AWSC), North Chatham, MA

http://www.atlanticwhiteshark.org/volunteer/

 

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

 

1.)  Director of Publishing, Colorado Mountain Club, Golden, CO

http://andrewhudsonsjobslist.com/index.cfm?PID=805&ID=9888,31738,0&S=ioqkrioruwr#j042616_2

 

2.)  Guide, Widman Lake Lodge (located on the Alaska Peninsula), Anchorage, Alaska

 

Opening available for an experienced, team player, fly fishing guide during the peak fall season on the Alaska Peninsula. On river experience required in 18 foot type riverboats with jet/outboard. August 10 to October 1, 2016

Experienced and Professional, Alaska licensed guides, email your resume and references to Jason.  fish@wildmanlodge.com

 

http://www.idealist.org/view/job/3MHBnM467ccp

 

3.)  Executive Director, The American Museum of Fly Fishing, C. V. O’Boyle, LLC, Manchester Center, VT

http://www.idealist.org/view/job/3MHBnM467ccp

 

4.)  Executive Director, New Hampshire Camp Directors Association, Concord, NH

http://www.indeed.com/cmp/New-Hampshire-Camp-Directors-Association/jobs/Executive-Director-d24a83d5f8e01a83

 

5.)  Wilderness Educators/Expedition Guides, Kroka Expeditions, Marlow, NH

http://www.kroka.org/hiring/seasonal_teacher.shtml

 

6.)  Grant Writer – Communications Manager, Environmental Traveling Companions, Bay Area, California

http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/jobs/24289-grant-writer-communications-manager

 

7.)  Park Ranger, BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, Kremmling, CO

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/436779400/

 

8.)  Director of Membership & Communications, Oregon State Parks Foundation, Portland, OR

https://www.macslist.org/macs-list/Oregon-State-Parks-Foundation/Director-of-Membership-Communications/pV5ZkPFXWQtr/#top

 

9.)  Park Ranger (Mountaineering), Mount Rainier National Park, Division of Visitor Services and Resource Protection, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE,, Longmire, WA

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/434454700/

 

10.)  Adventure Camp Counselor, Nature’s Classroom, Hancock, NH

http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Nature’s-Classroom/jobs/Adventure-Camp-Counselor-be15bb7d71dd1911

 

11.)  Cave Tour Guide, Crystal Cave, Spring Valley, WI

http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Crystal-Cave/jobs/Cave-Tour-Guide-ada723a445f16e78

 

12.)  Tour Guide – Far View Lodge, Aramark, Mancos, CO

https://hourly-aramark.icims.com/jobs/65219/tour-guide—far-view-lodge/job

 

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Your Very Next Step newsletter for January / February 2016

Your Very Next Step newsletter for January  / February 2016

 

By Ned Lundquist
www.yourverynextstep.com
“The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight, but has no vision.”

– Helen Keller

 

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”
– Lao Tzu
This edition of Your Very Next Step comes to you form Bucharest, Romania.

 

“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

***  The Travel and Adventure Shows:

***  Bridging the Gap:  How Warrior Hike Helps Vets Walk Off the War

***  National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures

***  REI 2016 Adventures

***  Adventure Next Balkans

***  ITB Berlin

***  2016 Adventure Travel World Summit

***  What to Do When Your Window Seat Doesn’t Actually Have a Window

***  Greenland Tops Lonely Planet & National Geographic List Of Places to Travel In 2016

***  Renew Your U.S. Passport Now, State Dept. Says

***  10 flight attendant secrets I wish I’d known before my last flight

***  Why We Lose It Over the Overhead Bin

***  Funny Finalists from the 2015 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

***  The 20 Best Islands for Dream Getaways

***  The 10 Worst (and Best) Airports in the U.S.

***  ABBA’s New Restaurant Opens, Dancing Queens Rejoice

***  Protecting the Allagash Waterway—and LWCF’s Future

***  The Longest Flights in the World

 

***  Rail Trail of the Month

 

December 2015

West Virginia’s North Bend Rail Trail

 

January 2016

Oregon’s Banks-Vernonia State Trail

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Waurika Lake Maintenance Volunteers, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waurika, OK

2.)  Guest Speakers, Vermont Youth Conservation Corps, Richmond VT

3.)  Bow River Campground & Cabin Rental Host, Medicine Bow National Forest, Saratoga, WY

4.)  COMMUNITY STEWARDSHIP CORPS, The Oregon Youth Conservation Corps (OYCC), Salem, OR

5.)  Rocky Mountain Conservancy Corps Crew Member, Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, CO

 

*** Travel/Adventure/Outdoors/Conservation employment opportunities:
1.)  Fly-Fishing Guide and Instructor, Skytop Lodge, Skytop, PA

2.)  Outdoor School Senior Instructor, The Outdoor School , REI, Paradise Valley, Arizona

3.)  Outdoor School Instructor, The Outdoor School , REI, Lincoln Park, IL

4.)  Natural History Trip Leader, Kenai Riverside Lodge, Alaska Wildland Adventures (AWA), Girdwood, Alaska

5.)  Digital Marketing & Multimedia Production Specialist, Audley Travel, Boston, MA

6.)  Flight Coordinator, Audley Travel, Boston, MA

7.)  Outdoor Adventures, Assistant Trip Leader, Mason Recreation, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

8.)  President, Vermont Youth Conservation Corps, Richmond VT

9.)  South East Asia Tailor-Made Travel Consultant,  Wild Frontiers, London, UK

10.)  Public Relations Manager, Visit Bucks County, Bensalem, PA

11.)  Communications and Engagement Manager, National Audubon Society, Inc., Santa Fe, NM

12.)  Full-Time Online Communication Specialist, eCommerce Outdoors, Egg Harbor Township, NJ

 

…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 27-31, Bucharest, Romania

January 31-February 2, Rome, Italy

February 27-March 7, Honolulu, Oahu; Barking Sands, Kauai; Wailuku, Maui

 

***  The Travel and Adventure Shows:

 

WASHINGTON DC

FEBRUARY 20 – 21, 2016

 

LOS ANGELES

FEBRUARY 27 – 28, 2016

 

SF / BAY AREA

MARCH 5 – 6, 2016

 

PHILADELPHIA

MARCH 19 – 20, 2016

 

http://travelshows.com/

 

***  Bridging the Gap:

How Warrior Hike Helps Vets Walk Off the War

By Andrew Vietze

AMC Outdoors, January/February 2016

http://www.outdoors.org/publications/outdoors/2016/features/bridging-the-gap-how-warrior-hike-helps-vets-walk-off-the-war.cfm

 

***  National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures

http://www.nationalgeographicexpeditions.com/

 

***  REI 2016 Adventures

http://www.rei.com/adventures

 

***  Adventure Next Balkans

 

OHRID, MACEDONIA

May 10-12, 2016

 

The Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) and our host destination partner Macedonia (officially, “The Agency for Promotion and Support of Tourism in Macedonia”) are pleased to showcase the adventurous side of the Balkans. During the inaugural specialized regional conference on responsible adventure tourism called AdventureNEXT event, leading international adventure tour operators and journalists, along with ground suppliers and destination representatives from Southeastern Europe (Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey), are invited to learn, partner and grow.

 

http://www.adventuretravel.biz/events/adventurenext/balkans-2016/

 

***  ITB Berlin

 

9-13 March Berlin, Germany

 

Experience the whole world of travel at ITB Berlin – all in one location: Countries, cities and regions, tour operators, online booking portals and hotels, and many other service providers from over 180 countries present their products and services.

“Experience & Experts” is the core of the ITB Berlin brand: The World’s Leading Travel Trade Show promises every participant an enriching experience – encounters with people from all over the world, and valuable first-hand knowledge through personal interactions with international professionals.

 

http://www.itb-berlin.com/ITBBerlin/

 

***  2016 Adventure Travel World Summit

 

Adventure Travel Trade Association

Sept 19 – 22, 2016

Anchorage, Alaska

 

http://www.adventuretravel.biz/events/summit/alaska-2016/

 

***  What to Do When Your Window Seat Doesn’t Actually Have a Window

by Cynthia Drescher

http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2015-12-28/what-to-do-when-your-window-seat-doesnt-actually-have-a-window

 

***  Greenland Tops Lonely Planet & National Geographic List Of Places to Travel In 2016

http://www.adventuretravelnews.com/greenland-tops-lonely-planet-national-geographic-list-of-places-to-travel-in-2016

 

***  Renew Your U.S. Passport Now, State Dept. Says

by Katherine LaGrave

http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2016-01-27/renew-your-us-passport-now-state-dept-says

 

***  10 flight attendant secrets I wish I’d known before my last flight

http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2014/03/26/10-flight-attendant-secrets-wish-id-known-before-my-last-flight/

 

***  Why We Lose It Over the Overhead Bin

by Tyler Moss

http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2016-01-26/why-we-lose-it-over-the-overhead-bin

 

***  Funny Finalists from the 2015 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

By Stephanie Valera

http://www.weather.com/travel/news/comedy-wildlife-photos

 

***  The 20 Best Islands for Dream Getaways

http://www.cntraveler.com/galleries/2015-12-11/the-20-best-islands-for-dream-getaways-readers-choice-awards-2015

 

***  The 10 Worst (and Best) Airports in the U.S.

by Tim Winship

www.smartertravel.com/blogs/up-front-with-tim-winship/the-10-worst-and-best-airports-in-the.html?id=26815470

 

***  ABBA’s New Restaurant Opens, Dancing Queens Rejoice

by David Jefferys

http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2016-01-21/abbas-new-restaurant-opens-dancing-queens-rejoice

 

***  Protecting the Allagash Waterway—and LWCF’s Future

By Dan Eisner

AMC Outdoors, January/February 2016

http://www.outdoors.org/publications/outdoors/2016/currents/protecting-the-allagash-waterway-and-lwcfs-future.cfm

 

***  The Longest Flights in the World

by Barbara Peterson

http://www.cntraveler.com/galleries/2014-03-06/longest-flights-in-the-world

 

***  Rail Trail of the Month

 

December 2015

West Virginia’s North Bend Rail Trail

by Jake Lynch

http://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2015/december/09/west-virginias-north-bend-rail-trail/

 

January 2016

Oregon’s Banks-Vernonia State Trail

by Laura Stark

http://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2016/january/19/oregon-s-banks-vernonia-state-trail/

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Waurika Lake Maintenance Volunteers, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waurika, OK

https://www.volunteer.gov/results.cfm?ID=7714

 

2.)  Guest Speakers, Vermont Youth Conservation Corps, Richmond VT

 

The VYCC’s goal is to integrate education into every aspect of the Corps Member experience. Thus, crews often arrange guest speakers to visit and share their expertise through hands-on workshops and presentations.

Past guest speakers include wildlife biologists, a past Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) member, Peace Corps volunteers, a Green Mountain Club Ridge Patroller at Mt. Mansfield, naturalists, writers, ornithologists, the Director of State Parks, regional foresters, fish and game wardens, representatives from Sterling College, and the Vermont AmeriCorps Director.

We appreciate all volunteers, from individuals to organized groups. If you are interested in any of these volunteer opportunities, please contact Jackie Bishop, Development and Events Coordinator at 802.434.3969 ext. 113.

 

http://www.vycc.org/positions/volunteers/

 

3.)  Bow River Campground & Cabin Rental Host, Medicine Bow National Forest, Saratoga, WY

https://www.volunteer.gov/results.cfm?ID=13866

 

4.)  COMMUNITY STEWARDSHIP CORPS, The Oregon Youth Conservation Corps (OYCC), Salem, OR

 

The Community Stewardship Corps (CSC) is comprised of innovative, community-focused alternative education programs. OYCC partners with alternative education programs statewide. Youth gain valuable education, employment and leadership skills while learning work ethic and environmental knowledge through integrated classroom and field-based learning projects.

 

Successful CSC programs involve a collaboration of many community organizations. The program is usually a school district, alternative school, education service district or a Workforce Investment Act (WIA) provider. It is essential that programs be connected to the school system and that a method for awarding credit or earning a GED is in place.

Crew activities include natural resource projects such as: trail construction and maintenance, invasive species and noxious weed removal,   riparian and wetlands restoration, construction and cultivation of native plant stock. Students also participate in projects such as GIS and GPS mapping and surveying, water/soil sampling and monitoring. Other community-based activities include volunteering in programs such as SMART (Start Making a Reader Today), Meals on Wheels, providing firewood for the elderly, SOLVE (Stop Oregon Litter and Vandalism), local food banks, community gardens, recycling and renovation projects.

 

http://www.oyccweb.com/community-stewardship-corps.html

 

5.)  Rocky Mountain Conservancy Corps Crew Member, Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, CO

https://www.volunteer.gov/results.cfm?ID=15400

 

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

 

1.)  Fly-Fishing Guide and Instructor, Skytop Lodge, Skytop, PA

http://www.simplyhired.com/job/fly-fishing-guide-and-instructor-job/skytop-lodge/d66gip4ous

 

2.)  Outdoor School Senior Instructor, The Outdoor School , REI, Paradise Valley, Arizona

http://rei.jobs/careers/JobDetail/Outdoor-School-Senior-Instructor-Phoenix-Area/2867

 

3.)  Outdoor School Instructor, The Outdoor School , REI, Lincoln Park, IL

http://rei.jobs/careers/JobDetail/Outdoor-School-Instructor-Chicago/2898

 

4.)  Natural History Trip Leader, Kenai Riverside Lodge, Alaska Wildland Adventures (AWA), Girdwood, Alaska

 

Leads five to ten day natural history safari trips. Must have the ability to work within a team structure. Alaska experience, outdoor leadership and interpretation or teaching background preferred. Must be prepared to present an evening program on an Alaskan natural history topic.

 

We search for trip leaders who genuinely enjoy working with people. More than anything else, this is the critical factor in determining if potential applicants will make GREAT trip leaders. Outdoor leadership skills, natural history knowledge and interpretation/teaching skills are also very important. However, trip leaders have to be more than naturalists. They have to provide first-rate, high-quality guest service, act as positive problem solvers, be team players — ready to help set a table or carry luggage as enthusiastically as identifying a wildflower while hiking — and thrive off the unexpected events that often occur while traveling throughout Alaska’s wild lands. Pay is DOE.

 

http://www.alaskawildland.com/employment/krl-outdoor-leadership#sthash.y68Kc2lE.dpuf

 

5.)  Digital Marketing & Multimedia Production Specialist, Audley Travel, Boston, MA

https://www.smartrecruiters.com/AudleyTravel/85240745-digital-marketing-multimedia-production-specialist

 

6.)  Flight Coordinator, Audley Travel, Boston, MA

https://www.smartrecruiters.com/AudleyTravel/81046261-ticketing-agent

 

7.)  Outdoor Adventures, Assistant Trip Leader, Mason Recreation, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

http://www.simplyhired.com/job/outdoor-adventures-assistant-trip-leader-job/george-mason-university/7mh6k35gyi

 

8.)  President, Vermont Youth Conservation Corps, Richmond VT

 

The VYCC President has overall responsibility for the organization’s activities and operation, including program execution, financial management, fundraising, and strategic direction. In addition to strong organizational leadership, the President must also compellingly represent the organization externally, reaching public and private partners, philanthropic audiences, and the public at large. This position reports directly to the Board of Trustees.

 

The ideal President will be a compelling, proven leader who can embody a clear service ethos that characterizes the VYCC.  The President must be a skilled manager, capable of directing, motivating, and developing staff while building an organizational infrastructure to support a growing and diverse suite of program enterprises. Collaboration and creativity are essential as the President works to fulfill the VYCC mission. The Vermont Youth Conservation Corps is an organization that cultivates success using a team approach.

 

http://www.vycc.org/positions/headquarters-staff-positions/

 

9.)  South East Asia Tailor-Made Travel Consultant,  Wild Frontiers, London, UK

 

We are seeking a travel consultant to join our busy tailor-made department. Excellent sales technique is vital – duties will include selling South East Asia tours, creating tailor-made itineraries, booking tailor-made tours, reserving flights and managing overseas suppliers.

 

The successful applicant must have a minimum of two year’s experience in working in a sales environment, travel experience, a good telephone manner, be well organised and have high attention to detail. Experience in creating tailor-made itineraries would be an advantage.

 

Please send your CV and travel profile with a covering letter to Nigel Fisher, Wild Frontiers, 78 Glentham Road, London, SW13 9JJ or email to nigel@wildfrontiers.co.uk.

http://www.wildfrontierstravel.com/en_US/work-for-wild-frontiers

 

***  From Bill Seiberlich:

 

10.)  Public Relations Manager, Visit Bucks County, Bensalem, PA

 

Job Description:

 

Summary: Visit Bucks County, the official tourism promotion agency for Bucks County, PA is seeking a creative and savvy Public Relations Manager to join a forward-thinking, fast-paced marketing and communications team. The Public Relations Manager will lead Visit Bucks County’s public relations strategy and outreach to increase brand awareness and overnight visitation to Bucks County. An ideal candidate utilizes media relations, press coverage, content and social media to

position Bucks County as a leading leisure and business to business destination.

 

Reports to: Marketing Director/ Vice President

 

Pay Rate: Commensurate with experience; full-time (40 hours per week) salaried position.

Major Responsibilities:

The responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:

 

Public Relations:

  • Manages public relations and media outreach for all markets—leisure, business-to-business and organizational.
  • Cultivates strong relationships with local, regional and national press across various media, including print, digital and broadcast focusing on a variety of target markets including but not limited to New York, New Jersey, Washington, D.C., Harrisburg, PA and the Greater Philadelphia region.
  • Develops creative partnerships/initiatives for events, promotions, and contests in target markets.
  • Hosts key members of the media/social influencers/travel writers for press trips and FAM tours to increase media coverage.
  • Monitors editorial and production schedules to ensure Bucks County appears in key features and broadcast programming.
  • Manages internal press release/pitching calendar that coincides with overall marketing/communications content calendar.
  • Edits and approves all content including press releases, editorial content and website copy.
  • Collaborates with Visit Bucks County partners on press/editorial opportunities and initiatives.
  • Liaisons with regional tourism partners to increase PR/social media/content collaboration.

 

Social Media:

  • Posts, engages and curates digital (consumer, media and business-to-business) content for Visit Bucks County’s Twitter and LinkedIn channels.
  • Manages Twitter and LinkedIn content calendar and collaborates with all staff on topics, timing and reporting.
  • Monitors digital and social platform trends and provides tactical and strategic recommendations.

 

Internal/Organizational Communication:

  • Seeks out opportunities to raise Visit Bucks County’s local/industry profile through speaking engagements, op/eds and award nominations.
  • Drafts talking points and speeches for Visit Bucks County team members for internal/external opportunities.
  • Leads internal/organizational communications initiatives to elevate Visit Bucks County’s presence locally and within the tourism and hospitality industry.
  • Assists Content Manager with writing content for VisitBucksCounty.com.

 

Film Office:

Leads efforts to manage and promote the Bucks County Film Office, including assisting production companies with photo/film shoots that take place in Bucks County.

 

Requirements:

  • The successful candidate for this position possesses the following skills and abilities:
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in public relations.
  • Strong AP style, writing and editing skills a must.
  • Excellent research, organizational, written, verbal and interpersonal skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of social media, specifically Twitter and LinkedIn.
  • Desire to travel to target markets in order to cultivate relationships with media.
  • Experience with MyMediaInfo or a similar media monitoring software.
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends to meet the demands of press inquiries; monitor social media channels.
  • Ability to prioritize and handle simultaneous projects.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and stay at/under budget.
  • A sense of humor.

 

How to Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to communications@visitbuckscounty.com. Please no phone calls.

 

Web Listing: http://www.visitbuckscounty.com/about-vbc/careers/

 

11.)  Communications and Engagement Manager, National Audubon Society, Inc., Santa Fe, NM

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2704/communications-and-engagement-manager/job

 

12.)  Full-Time Online Communication Specialist, eCommerce Outdoors, Egg Harbor Township, NJ

https://www.smartrecruiters.com/eCommerceOutdoors/88753433-full-time-online-communication-specialist

 

*** 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 2015

Your Very Next Step newsletter for November  / December 2015

 

By Ned Lundquist
www.yourverynextstep.com
“There is strong shadow where there is much light.”

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”
– Lao Tzu
This edition of Your Very Next Step comes to you form Yokosuka, Japan.

“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

***  7 of the World’s Longest Train Rides

***  2016 VOLUNTEER VACATIONS

***  Happy Camper: Test Your Outdoors Knowledge:

***  15 Under-the-Radar Vacation Destinations

***  Test Your Knowledge of World Capitals

***  Say Goodbye to Your Extra Passport Pages

***  20 Best Places to Celebrate New Year’s

***  Rail Trail of the Month – Florida’s Snake Creek Trail

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Volunteer opportunity, Wilderness Volunteers, Point Reyes National Seashore, CA (Apr 24th – Apr 30th 2016)

2.)  Volunteers and interns, Newport Aquarium, Newport, Kentucky

3.)  Volunteer opportunity, Wilderness Volunteers, Moab Arches and Towers, UT (Apr 24th – Apr 30th 2016)

4.)  ENVIRONMENTALLY AWARE: IN REYKJAVK, SEE beyonD borderS, 09-Feb-2016 – 17-Feb-2016, REYKJAVIK, ICELAND

5.)  Interpretation Volunteer-Living History, Grand Portage National Monument, Grand Portage, MN

 

*** Travel/Adventure/Outdoors/Conservation employment opportunities:
1.)   ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ADVENTURE LEADERSHIP, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

2.)  Public Relations Specialist, The Resort at Pelican Hill, The Irvine Company, Newport Beach, California

3.)  White Mountain Professional Trail Crew, Appalachian Mountain Club, Gorham, NH

4.)  Overnight Camp Instructor at Big City Mountaineers, Golden, CO

5.)  Raft Guides at Smoky Mountain Outdoors Unlimited Inc., Gatlinburg, TN

6.)  Bilingual Public Affairs Specialist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Falls Church, VA

7.)  Watershed Partnership Coordinator, Grand Staircase Escalante Partners, Escalante, UT

8.)  Outdoor Education Practitioner- Youth Counselor, Northwest Passage Prairieview, Frederic, WI

 

…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 1-6, Tokyo, Japan

Januaary 27-30, Bucharest, Romania

 

***  7 of the World’s Longest Train Rides

http://www.cntraveler.com/galleries/2014-10-15/world-s-longest-train-rides-russia-us-canada-australia/

 

***  2016 VOLUNTEER VACATIONS

REGISTRATION IS NOW LIVE!

 

Here are 55 diverse trail maintenance projects across the country. The 2016 Volunteer Vacations schedule provides both backpacking and day hiking options, a variety of difficulty levels, and indoor and outdoor accommodations to suit all experience levels and backgrounds.  No prior trail maintenance experience is required, just the willingness to get a little dirty and give back to the hiking trails you love!

 

http://volunteervacations.americanhiking.org/em-volunteer-vacations/

 

***  Happy Camper: Test Your Outdoors Knowledge:

 

Take this quiz:

 

Ned’s score:

 

You scored 10 out of 10.

 

You are a survivalist! You know the “rule of three,” could hold your own in a bear attack and would make a great scout troop leader. Or, you could just kill spiders for your friends, or explain to them how beneficial they are to the ecosystem.

http://traveltips.usatoday.com/happy-camper-test-outdoors-knowledge-110836.html

 

***  15 Under-the-Radar Vacation Destinations

http://www.fodors.com/news/photos/15-under-the-radar-vacation-destinations?ref=news_fd_111415

 

***  Test Your Knowledge of World Capitals

Imagine a universe in which your seating on the airplane depended not only on how many frequent flier miles you had, but also on your knowledge of world capitals. Ace this quiz and move up to first class.

 

(Ned notes:  A couple of trick questions…beware.)

 

http://traveltips.usatoday.com/test-knowledge-world-capitals-110838.html

 

***  Say Goodbye to Your Extra Passport Pages

by Lilit Marcus

http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2015-12-04/say-goodbye-to-your-extra-passport-pages?mbid=nl_120415_Daily

 

***  20 Best Places to Celebrate New Year’s

http://www.fodors.com/news/photos/20-best-places-to-celebrate-new-years?ref=news_fd_111415

 

***  Rail Trail of the Month

 

Florida’s Snake Creek Trail

by Laura Stark

http://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2015/november/17/florida-s-snake-creek-trail/?tag=Trail+of+the+Month

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Volunteer opportunity, Wilderness Volunteers, Point Reyes National Seashore, CA (Apr 24th – Apr 30th 2016)

http://www.wildernessvolunteers.org/project/201609/Point+Reyes+National+Seashore.html

 

2.)  Volunteers and interns, Newport Aquarium, Newport, Kentucky

 

Newport Aquarium relies on hundreds of dedicated volunteers and interns for everything from shark feeding to office work.  If you would like to donate your time, and can committ to a minimum amount of time, we probably have a job for you.

 

We ask year-round volunteers for a minimum commmitment of six months.  Interns must committ to working at least 200 hours over 15 weeks.

 

Internships are available in public relations, marketing, education, and animal husbandry.

 

Year-round volunteers must be 18 years of age or older; 14-17 year olds can join the Summer Naturalist program.  Schedules are flexible; we need volunteers on weekdays, weekends, and evenings for a range of special events.

 

Volunteers and interns are eligible for discounts at Sharky’s Cafe, gift shop, and Sweet Dreams Candy Company, and for Newport Aquarium tickets as well as social activities and enrichment activities.

 

All volunteer and intern programs are administered by the nonprofit WAVE Foundation.  If you would like to learn more, visit www.wavefoundation.org or email volunteer@newportaquarium.com.

https://newportaquariumjobs.silkroad.com/newportaquarium/Volunteers_and_Internships.html

 

3.)  Volunteer opportunity, Wilderness Volunteers, Moab Arches and Towers, UT (Apr 24th – Apr 30th 2016)

http://www.wildernessvolunteers.org/project/201610/Moab+Arches+and+Towers.html

 

4.)  ENVIRONMENTALLY AWARE: IN REYKJAVK, SEE beyonD borderS, 09-Feb-2016 – 17-Feb-2016, REYKJAVIK, ICELAND

http://www.vfp.org/p-8484-environmentally-aware-in-reykjavk.aspx

 

5.)  Interpretation Volunteer-Living History, Grand Portage National Monument, Grand Portage, MN

https://www.volunteer.gov/results.cfm?ID=10828

 

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

 

1.)   ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ADVENTURE LEADERSHIP, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

https://ecu.peopleadmin.com/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=355108

 

2.)  Public Relations Specialist, The Resort at Pelican Hill, The Irvine Company, Newport Beach, California

https://www.irvinecompany.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=21323

 

3.)  White Mountain Professional Trail Crew, Appalachian Mountain Club, Gorham, NH

https://apply.coolworks.com/amc/job-details.asp?JobID=22732
4.)  Overnight Camp Instructor at Big City Mountaineers, Golden, CO

 

All Overnight Camp Instructor positions for the 2015 season are currently filled and we are in the process of planning for 2016. We will however be accepting applications on a rolling basis for consideration in future seasons.  If you are interesting in learning more about BCM’s Overnight Camp Instructor positions, please feel free to follow the link below or email us at staffing@bigcitymountaineers.org

 

Through 24-hour camping experiences BCM Overnight Camps provide youth, ages 8-12, with a safe and supportive environment to develop an increased sense of self, understanding of their place in the natural world, a passion for lifelong learning and, awareness of healthy lifestyles. Activities emphasize team-building and outdoor education to teach citizenship and teamwork. These activities allow campers to learn critical life skills, using the outdoors as a unique context for these lessons.

 

Please check back regularly for additional information about the 2016 season.  Job description and application information will be posted here starting in January 2016.

 

http://www.bigcitymountaineers.org/about/employment/overnight-camp-instructor

 

5.)  Raft Guides at Smoky Mountain Outdoors Unlimited Inc., Gatlinburg, TN

http://www.smokymountainrafting.com/employment.php

 

6.)  Bilingual Public Affairs Specialist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Falls Church, VA

http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.aspx?JobID=159799722

 

7.)  Watershed Partnership Coordinator, Grand Staircase Escalante Partners, Escalante, UT

http://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-watershed-partnership-coordinator-escalante-utah/144587583030

 

8.)  Outdoor Education Practitioner- Youth Counselor, Northwest Passage Prairieview, Frederic, WI

http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Northwest-Passage/jobs/Outdoor-Education-Practitioner-f07a96b5a4cf4f6c

 

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Your Very Next Step newsletter for September / October 2015

 Your Very Next Step newsletter for September  / October 2015

 

By Ned Lundquist
www.yourverynextstep.com
“Lord save us all from old age and broken health and a hope tree that has lost the faculty of putting out blossoms.”

– Mark Twain

 

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

“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

***  High-Style Flight Attendant Uniforms

***  Bright ideas: South Beach Installs Free Sunscreen Dispensers

***  JetBlue to Now Charge for Checked Bags

***  Report: Airlines Installing Uncomfortable Bumps In Seatbacks Because It Pleases Them

***  10 Great Hiking and Walking Trails

***  What are the world’s worst (…and best) airports for 2015?

***  American Airlines’ Cuban Ambitions

***  America’s Best Pumpkin Festivals

***  Top 10 Places to See the Northern Lights

***  Secrets to Surviving a 12-Hour Flight

***  Visiting Palawan, the Philippines, the Most Beautiful Island in the World

***  Rail Trail of the Month:

 

Minnesota’s Midtown Greenway

October 2015

 

Pennsylvania’s Heritage Rail Trail County Park and Maryland’s Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail

September 2015

 

Mississippi’s Tanglefoot Trail

August 2015

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

1.) Volunteer opportunities (Restoring wetlands and coastal areas), InterExchange, New York, NY

2.)  Winter volunteer opportunities, Outdoors for All Foundation, Seattle, WA

3.)  Seedling planting, TXU Energy Urban Tree Farm, Dallas, TX

4.)  Seeking Urban wilderness avengers and environmental justice heroes, Congress Heights Community Association and the National Capital Parks-East, Washington, DC

5.)  Zebra Mussel Monitoring Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, statewide

 

*** Travel/Adventure/Outdoors/Conservation employment opportunities:
1.)  Online Media Manager, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, Washington, DC

2.)  Mapping and Outreach Specialist, Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa, Saint Paul, Minnesota

3.)  Manager, Editorial Services, U.S. Travel Association, Washington, DC

4.)  Tour Leader – Chief Experience Officers (CEO), G Adventures, Central America

5.)  Project Odyssey Coordinator, Wounded Warrior Project, Colorado Springs, CO

6.)  Luxury Adventure Travel Client Services & Operations Manager, INCA: International Nature & Cultural Adventures, Emeryville, CA

7.)  Communication Manager, World Surf League, Santa Monica, CA

8.)  Event Programming Manager, Wanderlust, Los Angeles, CA

9.)  ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ADVENTURE LEADERSHIP, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

10.)  Wilderness Guide, Appalachian Mountain Club, Greenville, ME

 

11.)  Expedition Guide, Un-Cruise Adventures, Seattle, WA

12.)  Camp Counselor, Enchantment Resort, Sedona, AZ

13.)  Volunteer & Communications Coordinator, Forest Park Conservancy, Portland, OR

14.)  Park Manager (Superintendent), Catoctin Mountain Park (CATO), National Park Service, Department Of The Interior, Thurmont, MD

15.)  SAILING INSTRUCTOR NF2* (FLEX) MARINA OUTDOOR RECREATION, MARINA BOAT DOCKS, Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS), KANEOHE BAY MCCS, Kaneohe, HI

16.)  Park Ranger (Interpretation) (Division Chief for Interpretation), Missouri National Recreational River, National Park Service (NPS), Department Of The Interior, Yankton, SD

17.)  Development Director, Northwest Outward Bound School Portland, OR

18.)  Marketing & Communications Associate, Sustainable Conservation, San Francisco, California

19.)  Zip Line Canopy Tour Trip Leaders/Guides, The Gorge Zip Line, Saluda, North Carolina

20.)  Manager, Conservation Communications, National Wildlife Federation, Washington, DC

 

21.)  Online Integration Coordinator, National Wildlife Federation, Reston, VA

22.)  Wildlife and Climate Safeguards Intern, The National Wildlife Federation, Washington, DC

23.)  SAILING INSTRUCTOR NF2* (FLEX) MARINA OUTDOOR RECREATION, MARINA BOAT DOCKS, Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS), KANEOHE BAY MCCS, Kaneohe, HI

24.)  Park Ranger (Interpretation) (Division Chief for Interpretation), Missouri National Recreational River, National Park Service (NPS), Department Of The Interior, Yankton, SD

25.)  Field Guide, Alaska Crossings, Therapeutic Behavioral Health Clinical Associates, Wrangell, Alaska

26.)  FIELD INSTRUCTORS, TRIP LEADER, CO-LEADER AND INTERNSHIPS, The Road Less Traveled, Chicago, IL

27.)  Senior Instructors, Dragonfly HQ, Hong Kong SAR, China

28.)  Field Instructor-Appalachian Program, THE MOUNTAIN INSTITUTE (TMI), Spruce Knob Mountain Center, Circleville, West Virginia,

29.)  AD Program Supervisor, ADOLESCENT PROGRAM, Pacific Quest, NAALEHU, HAWAI‘I

30.)  ASSISTANT, PRODUCT MANAGER, WINDIGO ADVENTURES, Montreal, PQ, Canada or Santa Rosa, CA

 

31.)  Communications Officer (voluntary) in Malaysian Borneo and Tanzania, RALEIGH INTERNATIONAL, London, UK

 

…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 15-18, Monterey, California

November 18-20, Great Lakes, Illinois

November 20-22, Milwaukee, Wisconcin

December 1-5, Tokyo, Japan

Januaary 27-30, Bucharest, Romania

 

***  High-Style Flight Attendant Uniforms

http://www.departures.com/high-style-flight-attendant-uniforms

 

***  Bright ideas: South Beach Installs Free Sunscreen Dispensers

http://www.jaunted.com/story/2015/6/29/115023/366/travel/Protect+Yo%27+Self%21+South+Beach+Installs+Free+Sunscreen+Dispensers

 

***  JetBlue to Now Charge for Checked Bags

http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2015-06-30/morning-news-jetblue-makes-checked-bag-fees-official

 

***  Report: Airlines Installing Uncomfortable Bumps In Seatbacks Because It Pleases Them

http://www.theonion.com/article/report-airlines-installing-uncomfortable-bumps-sea-50903

 

***  10 Great Hiking and Walking Trails

http://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2015/september/30/10-great-hiking-and-walking-trails/?author=Laura+Stark

 

***  What are the world’s worst (…and best) airports for 2015?

By Karla Cripps, CNN

http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/19/aviation/worlds-worst-airports-2015/

 

***  American Airlines’ Cuban Ambitions

By TOM HUDSON

http://wlrn.org/post/american-airlines-cuban-ambitions

 

***  America’s Best Pumpkin Festivals

http://www.fodors.com/news/photos/americas-best-pumpkin-festivals?ref=news_fd_101015

 

***  Top 10 Places to See the Northern Lights

http://www.fodors.com/news/photos/top-10-places-to-see-the-northern-lights

 

***  Secrets to Surviving a 12-Hour Flight

http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2015-09-01/secrets-to-surviving-a-12-hour-flight

 

***  Visiting Palawan, the Philippines, the Most Beautiful Island in the World

http://www.cntraveler.com/galleries/2015-07-13/visiting-the-most-beautiful-island-in-the-world-palawan-philippines

 

***  Rail Traails of the Month

 

Minnesota’s Midtown Greenway

October 2015

http://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2015/october/16/minnesota-s-midtown-greenway/?tag=Trail+of+the+Month

 

Pennsylvania’s Heritage Rail Trail County Park and Maryland’s Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail

September 2015

http://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2015/september/18/pennsylvania-s-heritage-rail-trail-county-park-and-maryland-s-torrey-c-brown-rail-trail/?tag=Trail+of+the+Month

 

Mississippi’s Tanglefoot Trail

August 2015

http://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2015/august/12/mississippi-s-tanglefoot-trail/?tag=Trail+of+the+Month

 

***  10 Great Hiking and Walking Trails

http://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2015/september/30/10-great-hiking-and-walking-trails/?author=Laura+Stark

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

1.) Volunteer opportunities (Restoring wetlands and coastal areas), InterExchange, New York, NY

https://www.interexchange.org/working-abroad/volunteer-program/volunteer-new-zealand

 

2.)  Winter volunteer opportunities, Outdoors for All Foundation, Seattle, WA

https://outdoorsforall.org/get-involved/winter-volunteer-info-page/

 

3.)  Seedling planting, TXU Energy Urban Tree Farm, Dallas, TX

http://www.texastrees.org/volunteer/

 

4.)  Seeking Urban wilderness avengers and environmental justice heroes, Congress Heights Community Association and the National Capital Parks-East, Washington, DC

http://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp1042100.jsp

 

5.)  Zebra Mussel Monitoring Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, statewide

http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/volunteering/zebramussel_monitoring/index.html

 

*** Travel/Adventure/Outdoors/Conservation employment opportunities:
1.)  Online Media Manager, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, Washington, DC

 

We are looking for an innovator that wants to shape and revolutionize the way people experience and connect with trails. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), a national nonprofit organization advocating for healthier places for healthier people by creating a nationwide network of public trails, seeks an Online Media Manager based in our national office in Washington, DC.  The Online Media Manger will be someone who excels at engaging people online, measuring the impact of our messaging and connecting people to our mission. The ideal candidate will use his/her creativity and knowledge to manage RTC’s web and social strategy. To learn more about the position and how to join our team, visit our website at http://www.railstotrails.org/about/careers/online-media-manager/.  To Apply: (Please use one form of transmitting your resume. No phone calls please) Send cover letter and resume to: Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, Duke Ellington Building, Attn: Human Resources Office, 2121 Ward Court, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20037, E-mail: elton@railstotrails.org. . EOE.

 

2.)  Mapping and Outreach Specialist, Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa, Saint Paul, Minnesota

http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/jobs/20380-mapping-and-outreach-specialist

 

3.)  Manager, Editorial Services, U.S. Travel Association, Washington, DC

http://jobs.iabc.com/jobseeker/job/25276322

 

4.)  Tour Leader – Chief Experience Officers (CEO), G Adventures, Central America

https://www.gadventures.com/careers/position-details/chief-experience-officer-tour-leader/

 

5.)  Project Odyssey Coordinator, Wounded Warrior Project, Colorado Springs, CO

 

The Project Odyssey Coordinator is responsible for the planning logistics, recruitment, and application process related to the Project Odyssey program.  This position works closely with the Combat Stress Recovery Specialist to plan quarterly Odyssey programs.  He or she would directly assist with location scouting, event planning including schedule, activities, and contracts, and coordination of warriors to attend the event.  He or she would also be required to travel in support of all Odyssey programs in his or her designated region.

 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Work with the CSRP Manager to maintain Project Odyssey Budget
  • Work with Combat Stress Recovery Specialists to develop regional Project Odysseys
  • Scout potential locations and vendors that fit the goals of Project Odyssey
  • Manage Project Odyssey and CSRP inventory
  • Outreach to warriors in region who are living with combat stress
  • Provide education and support to mental health counselors working with Project Odyssey
  • Develop schedules and itineraries for the event
  • Develop appropriate programming and resources for the event
  • Facilitate group activities and de-brief program events
  • Recruit warriors for Project Odyssey, including distributing and collecting applications
  • Distribute and collect necessary paperwork (e.g. pre-post surveys, HIPAA forms, waivers, etc.)
  • Build relationships with activity vendors and support resources
  • Help develop Odyssey toolkit for consistent programs and activities in all schedule events
  • Recruit trained Peer Mentors for Project Odyssey
  • Provide support to warriors on the program
  • Participate in highly physical adventure learning activities including but not limited to, high and low ropes courses, water sports, hiking, climbing, and horseback riding
  • Assist Specialists and Managers with any additional follow up support, if necessary
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

 

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills including above-average electronic communication skills to stay connected with the rest of the team
  • Must be a team player
  • Self-motivated, positive, outgoing, personable and able to relate well with diverse populations and age groups
  • Demonstrated commitment to the organization and able to timely complete required assignments
  • Ability to travel frequently
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Ability to take initiative, multi-task and work well under pressure
  • Ability to generate big-picture content and program structure
  • Military culture competency
  • High level of proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office programs, especially MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of web-based communication tools, including social networks and online chat programs
  • Ability to maintain appropriate boundaries and provide referrals to appropriate upper-level staff members
  • Able to lift 25 lbs and walk 1 mile on uneven terrain
  • Education & Experience Requirements
  • Bachelors’ degree required, preferably in a social work, psychology or a related healthcare field, or related MOS (Military Occupational Specialty) or relevant work experience will be considered in lieu of a degree
  • Minimum of two years working with military and veteran’s population is required
  • Experience assisting military or veteran populations in support of development and readjustment preferred.  Must have working knowledge of military and veteran issues, particularly with Iraq and Afghanistan military and veterans
  • A background working in a behavioral health setting is preferred
  • Experience in event planning or recreational programming is recommended

https://careers-woundedwarriorproject.icims.com/jobs/3444/project-odyssey-coordinator—colorado-springs%2c-co/job

 

6.)  Luxury Adventure Travel Client Services & Operations Manager, INCA: International Nature & Cultural Adventures, Emeryville, CA

http://bit.ly/1ZYWxAQ

 

7.)  Communication Manager, World Surf League, Santa Monica, CA

http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Association-of-Surfing-Professionals/jobs/Communication-Manager-f769129f163a50c3?q=Travel+adventure

 

8.)  Event Programming Manager, Wanderlust, Los Angeles, CA

http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Wanderlust/jobs/Event-Programming-Manager-c6f8407c0a2eb5d3?q=adventure

 

9.)  ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ADVENTURE LEADERSHIP, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

https://ecu.peopleadmin.com/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=352017

 

10.)  Wilderness Guide, Appalachian Mountain Club, Greenville, ME

http://www.outdoors.org/about/employment/fulltime/wilderness-guide.cfm

 

11.)  Expedition Guide, Un-Cruise Adventures, Seattle, WA

http://www.un-cruise.com/stuff/contentmgr/files/0/b1862cd2d7cb8e35c170b03f27bb69df/misc/expedition_guide_rev12.22.14.pdf

 

12.)  Camp Counselor, Enchantment Resort, Sedona, AZ

http://enchantmentresort.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-16245.html

 

13.)  Volunteer & Communications Coordinator, Forest Park Conservancy, Portland, OR

https://www.macslist.org/macs-list/Forest-Park-Conservancy/Volunteer-Communications-Coordinator/pcd0jZ9STCsh/#top

 

14.)  Park Manager (Superintendent), Catoctin Mountain Park (CATO), National Park Service, Department Of The Interior, Thurmont, MD

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/415687900

 

15.)  SAILING INSTRUCTOR NF2* (FLEX) MARINA OUTDOOR RECREATION, MARINA BOAT DOCKS, Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS), KANEOHE BAY MCCS, Kaneohe, HI

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/401500200

 

16.)  Park Ranger (Interpretation) (Division Chief for Interpretation), Missouri National Recreational River, National Park Service (NPS), Department Of The Interior, Yankton, SD

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/412862700

 

17.)  Development Director, Northwest Outward Bound School (http://www.nwobs.org), Portland, OR

https://www.macslist.org/macs-list/Northwest-Outward-Bound-School/Development-Director/phMQp4RW37s1/#top

 

18.)  Marketing & Communications Associate, Sustainable Conservation, San Francisco, California

http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/jobs/17432-marketing-communications-associate

 

19.)  Zip Line Canopy Tour Trip Leaders/Guides, The Gorge Zip Line, Saluda, North Carolina

http://thegorgezipline.com/jobs/

 

20.)  Manager, Conservation Communications, National Wildlife Federation, Washington, DC

https://nwf.applicantpro.com/jobs/237619.html

 

21.)  Online Integration Coordinator, National Wildlife Federation, Reston, VA

https://nwf.applicantpro.com/jobs/199705.html

 

22.)  Wildlife and Climate Safeguards Intern, The National Wildlife Federation, Washington, DC

https://nwf.applicantpro.com/jobs/230900.html

 

23.)  SAILING INSTRUCTOR NF2* (FLEX) MARINA OUTDOOR RECREATION, MARINA BOAT DOCKS, Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS), KANEOHE BAY MCCS, Kaneohe, HI

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/401500200

 

24.)  Park Ranger (Interpretation) (Division Chief for Interpretation), Missouri National Recreational River, National Park Service (NPS), Department Of The Interior, Yankton, SD

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/412862700

 

25.)  Field Guide, Alaska Crossings, Therapeutic Behavioral Health Clinical Associates, Wrangell, Alaska

http://www.alaskacrossings.org/employment.html

 

26.)  FIELD INSTRUCTORS, TRIP LEADER, CO-LEADER AND INTERNSHIPS, The Road Less Traveled, Chicago, IL

 

The Road Less Traveled offers three field leader positions: Instructor, Co-Instructor and Intern. Co-Instructors and Interns work in conjunction with the Instructor in a variety of supportive roles. Most first-year staff are Co-Instructors. If, however, you feel you have the qualifications and would like to apply specifically for our Instructor position, please indicate that on your application.

 

The Benefits:

 

Your salary with The Road Less Traveled includes all food, lodging and transportation from the beginning through close of your trip. We also offer pro-deals on outdoor equipment from a variety of well-known manufacturers. Salaries are based on qualifications and experience, and our goal is to hire as many returning staff as possible.

 

The Hiring Timeline:

 

Our hiring season generally runs from September until early May. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification required before staff training begins
  • Minimum age of 21 as of June 15
  • Experience working with teenagers
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record
  • Ability to drive a standard transmission vehicle
  • Lifeguard certification – preferred
  • Ideal Candidates Are:
  • Detail oriented
  • Confident
  • Creative
  • Athletic
  • Outdoor enthusiasts
  • Seasoned travelers
  • Problem solvers
  • Outgoing
  • Personable
  • Quick thinkers
  • Competent in Adventure Travel
  • Experienced in the service industry

 

APPLY NOW FOR 2016!

 

https://www.theroadlesstraveled.com/open-positions

 

27.)  Senior Instructors, Dragonfly HQ, Hong Kong SAR, China

 

Our mission at Dragonfly is to deliver the best outside the classroom learning courses through clear educational goals, professional facilitation and local knowledge. To further that mission, we are always seeking people who want to be part of a community dedicated to doing meaningful work.

 

Our team comes from all around the world, combining regional knowledge and highly qualified international leaders. If you are interested in joining Dragonfly, please see openings here and contact recruitment@learnwithdragonfly.com for more information.

 

Senior Instructors: Each year we have large recruitment intakes in the Spring and Autumn. Minimum qualifications are a university degree, fluency in English, advanced first aid or higher, 2+ year of experience in outdoor education. Outdoor sport certifications, ropes and water qualifications preferred. For more information on 2015 and 2016 recruitment, go to our online hiring platform: https://dragonfly.hiringplatform.com/list/DF

https://www.learnwithdragonfly.com/about-us/jobs/

 

28.)  Field Instructor-Appalachian Program, THE MOUNTAIN INSTITUTE (TMI), Spruce Knob Mountain Center, Circleville, West Virginia,

http://www.mountain.org/employment-opportunities

 

29.)  AD Program Supervisor, ADOLESCENT PROGRAM, Pacific Quest, NAALEHU, HAWAI‘I

http://pacificquest.org/job-opportunities/ad-program-supervisor

 

30.)  ASSISTANT, PRODUCT MANAGER, WINDIGO ADVENTURES, Montreal, PQ, Canada or Santa Rosa, CA

http://www.backdoorjobs.com/windigo/Windigo-Assistant-Product-Manager-2015.pdf

 

31.)  Communications Officer (voluntary) in Malaysian Borneo and Tanzania, RALEIGH INTERNATIONAL, London, UK

 

Want to spend 13 weeks writing blogs and articles about sustainable development projects in the heart of the Malaysian rainforest or the bustling communities of Tanzania?

 

Raleigh International is recruiting Communications Officers to volunteer on our 13 week expeditions next this September in Malaysian Borneo and Tanzania. If you have experience in communications, copywriting, marketing or PR you could be the right person to join one of our international teams and contribute to creating lasting change.

 

The Communications Officer role helps bring our expeditions to life. You’ll be situated both at fieldbase (Raleigh’s in-country headquarters), and on the road visiting Raleigh’s community, environment and adventure projects gathering material for blogs and our social media channels. You will work closely with the expedition photographer, volunteers and other project managers to generate a variety of media to showcase the progress and achievements of the expeditions.

 

All our volunteer managers are encouraged to fundraise for Raleigh International before the expedition, but once you are in country, Raleigh will cover the cost of your food, accommodation, training and preparation, specialist equipment, and insurance (excluding personal belongings cover). In addition to this target, you will need to fund your own flights to and from the expedition country, vaccinations, personal kit and a visa, if required.

 

Once you have submitted your application you will then be invited to attend an assessment weekend. If you are based overseas, a telephone or Skype interview can be arranged.

 

Plan ahead and use your creative and communications skills in a dramatically different environment next spring.

http://jobs.theguardian.com/job/6160359/communications-officer-in-malaysian-borneo-and-tanzania/

 

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Your Very Next Step newsletter for July / August 2015

Your Very Next Step newsletter for July  / August 2015

 

By Ned Lundquist
www.yourverynextstep.com
“You’ve got to bumble forward into the unknown.”

–  Frank Gehry

 

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”
– Lao Tzu
“Your Very Next Step” adventure/outdoors/conservation newsletter, published by Ned Lundquist, is a cooperative community, and everyone is invited, no…encouraged, no…urged to participate.   Share your adventures with the network today!  Send to lundquist989@cs.com.
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Contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com.

 

*** In this issue:
***  Travel News:

 

***  Ned’s upcoming travel

***  Where You Shouldn’t Go Alone

***  A New York minute matters, and so does LaGuardia

***  What’s New In Nantucket

***  10 Coolest All-inclusive vacations

***  Cleveland or Milwaukee?

***  Old Dominion 100 Mile Cross Country Run

***  Tips for Photographing Hummingbirds

***  How to Attract Hummingbirds to Your Garden

***  Nature and Wildlife Photography Tips Center

***  AMERICA’S 10 BEST ZOOS

***  The Top 10 best restaurants in the world

***  Hiking Trails in America: Pathways to Prosperity

***  9 Best Whitewater Rafting Adventures in the U.S.

***  Europe’s 8 Most Picturesque Towns

***  20 Gorgeous Seaside Towns in Italy

***  High-Style Flight Attendant Uniforms

***  Planning and Preparation Needed for Safe Summer Adventures

***  Service and Hospitality Largely Influence Airline Passenger Satisfaction

***  Bright ideas: South Beach Installs Free Sunscreen Dispensers

***  JetBlue to Now Charge for Checked Bags

 

***  Rail Trail of the Month:

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Chautauqua Trail Building (Saturday, July 11, 2015, OPEN SPACE AND MOUNTAIN PARKS, Boulder, Colorado

2.)  Volunteer Opportunities, C.A.S.T. for Kids, Fishing Kids, and Take a Warrior Fishing

3.)  Forest Service Volunteer Vacation: Trail work, West Fork Trail, Idaho Panhandle National Forest, Bonners Ferry, Idaho

4.)  Volunteer Opportunities, Carolina Raptor Center, Huntersville, NC

 

*** Travel/Adventure/Outdoors/Conservation employment opportunities:
1.)  Conservation Crew Leader, Vermont Youth Conservation Corps, Richmond, Vermont

2.)  Outdoor Adventure Position, Walk Your Path Well Adventures, Durham, NC

3.)  Outdoor Recreation Planner, Bureau of Land Management, Department Of The Interior, Saint George, UT

4.)  Adult Camping Crew Corpsmember, Southeast Conservation Corps (SECC), Chattanooga, TN

5.)  Director, Program Development (Full Time), Ocean Conservancy, Washington, DC

6.)  Director of South Mountain Partnership, The Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Boiling Springs, PA

7.)  Fisheries Culturist, Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation (PWSAC), Cordova, Alaska

8.)  Director of Community Outreach & Strategic Partnerships, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, Denver, CO

9.)  Field Team Program, 2015 Field Team Members – Multiple Positions Available, Maine Conservation Corp, Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Augusta, ME

10.)  Director of Marketing & Public Relations, Snowbasin, Huntsville, UT

 

11.)  Snow Sports Manager, Snowbasin, Huntsville, UT

12.)  Marketing & Communications Associate, Sustainable Conservation, San Francisco, California

13.)  Administrative Assistant, Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation, Alexandria, VA

14.)  Zip Line Canopy Tour Trip Leaders/Guides, The Gorge Zip Line, Saluda, North Carolina

15.)  Manager, Conservation Communications, National Wildlife Federation, Washington, DC

16.)  Online Integration Coordinator, National Wildlife Federation, Reston, VA

17.)  Wildlife and Climate Safeguards Intern, The National Wildlife Federation, Washington, DC

18.)  MANAGER OF MARKETING & PUBLIC RELATIONS, Glacier Park INC., Columbia Falls, MT

19.)  EVENT STAFF (GROUSE), Glacier Park INC., Columbia Falls, MT

20.)  Eastern Montana Field Director, Montana Wilderness Association, Helena, MT

 

21.)  EXPEDITION LEADER – Expedition Ship, Un-Cruise Adventures, Seattle, WA

22.)  Ancestral Lands – Preservation and Trail Crew Leader, Petrified Forest National Park and El Morro National Monument, Conservation Legacy, Acoma, NM

23.)  Tonto National Forest Outreach and Collaboration Intern (AmeriCorps), Conservation Legacy, Globe, AZ; Payson, AZ

24.)  Communications Manager, Audubon Society of Portland, Portland, OR

25.)  Outreach & Administrative Coordinator, Project Coyote, Larkspur, CA

26.)  PARK SPECIALIST, NOVA Parks, Fairfax Station, VA

27.)  Communications Coordinator, Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory, Fort Collins, CO

 

…and much more…and it’s all FREE!!!
*** Do you have a travel adventure, conservation or outdoor update  to share?

Send me your stories and I’ll post in the “Your Very Next Step” and on the YVNS website (http://www.yourverynextstep.com/).

 

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

 

August 1-8, East Lansing, Mich.

 

August 10-16, Prince Rupert / Nanaimo, British Columbia

 

August 17-19, San Diego, Calif.

 

August 19-21, Monterey, Calif.

 

August 22-28, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

October 28-29, San Juan, Puerto Rico

 

December 1-3 October, Tokyo, Japan

 

***  Where You Shouldn’t Go Alone

Even the savviest travelers would benefit from booking a group tour to these eight must-see destinations.

http://www.budgettravel.com/slideshow/photos-where-you-shouldnt-go-alone,12627/

 

***  A New York minute matters, and so does LaGuardia

By Adie Tomer

http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/the-avenue/posts/2015/06/05-new-york-laguardia-tomer

 

***  What’s New In Nantucket

 

Nantucket: No Jacket Required

A Grand Toast: The Nantucket Wine Festival

The Nantucket Yoga Festival

By Sasha Levine

 

http://www.departures.com/travel/new-things-to-do-in-nantucket

 

***  10 Coolest All-inclusive vacations

http://www3.forbes.com/lifestyle/10-coolest-all-inclusive-vacations

 

***  Who is pimping who?

 

Cleveland or Milwaukee?  You’re welcome to it!

http://www.gq.com/blogs/the-feed/2015/06/guy-who-lives-near-airport-painted-welcome-to-cleveland-on-his-roof-he-lives-in-milwaukee.html

 

***  Old Dominion 100 Mile Cross Country Run:

 

We were camping up on Chrisman Hollow Road on Masanutten Mountain in the George Washington National Forest when we saw runners going by.  Turns out they were competing in the  Old Dominion 100 mile Cross Country Run:

 

The Old Dominion 100 Mile Endurance Run –a limited number of runners — four marathons run back to back  — 24 hour time limit — mountain roads and trails.

 

http://www.olddominionrun.org/course.html

 

***  Tips for Photographing Hummingbirds

Two top professionals share their secrets for taking sharp images of these fast flights of fancy

By Mark Wexler

http://www.nwf.org/News-and-Magazines/National-Wildlife/Birds/Archives/2015/Photographing-Hummingbirds.aspx

 

***  How to Attract Hummingbirds to Your Garden

http://www.nwf.org/How-to-Help/Garden-for-Wildlife/Gardening-Tips/How-to-Attract-Hummingbirds-to-Your-Garden.aspx

 

***  Nature and Wildlife Photography Tips Center

 

Top photographers share advice on everything from getting a sharper photo to photographing wildlife through a window

http://www.nwf.org/News-and-Magazines/National-Wildlife/PhotoZone/Archives/2010/Nature-Wildlife-Photography-Tips-Center.aspx

 

***  AMERICA’S 10 BEST ZOOS

http://www.fodors.com/news/photos/americas-10-best-zoos?ref=news_fd_062015

 

***  The Top 10 best restaurants in the world

http://www.successfulmeetings.com/Strategy/SM-Top-10/The-Top-10-Restaurants-in-the-World/

 

***  Hiking Trails in America: Pathways to Prosperity

 

American Hiking Society is pleased to announce it’s publication of Hiking Trails in America: Pathways to Prosperity, a report that answers the need for a one-stop source for readily understood information about America’s hiking trails and the myriad of benefits these trails offer the nation. Hiking Trails in America provides information about the evolution of hiking trails in the U.S., the trails community, the benefits of trails, and in the 2015 inaugural issue, the economic benefits of trails, which are surprisingly significant.

 

The report provides a summary of activities and their results that have HTA cover jpgtaken place in the 50 years since President Johnson’s “Conservation and Preservation of Natural Beauty” speech to Congress in 1965. Of particular note, the report focuses on the passage of the National Trails System Act of 1968 that created the National Trails System as we know it today and gave us such gems as the Appalachian Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail.

 

Additionally, Hiking Trails in America provides a wealth of information on the hiking community today: who is hiking and where, as well as the “pay-it-forward” ethic of the hiking community which inspires thousands of hikers to volunteer on trails both near and far.

 

A highlight of the report is its attention to the economic impact of trails on local communities, the outdoor industry, and the nation as a whole. Many will be surprised to find that trails were responsible for the direct creation of hundreds of thousands of jobs in 2012, as well as billions of dollars in economic activity.

 

Hiking Trails in America is available to the public as a free download. It is hoped that it will be a useful tool to better understand the value of hiking trails in our nation as well as provide useful information to policy makers, elected officials, corporations, and all those who have the opportunity to help continue and build upon the successes of these past 50 years.

 

http://www.americanhiking.org/advocacy/ahs-releases-new-report-hiking-trails-in-america/

 

***  9 Best Whitewater Rafting Adventures in the U.S.

http://www.fodors.com/news/photos/9-best-whitewater-rafting-adventures-in-the-us?ref=news_fd_062015#!1-intro

 

***  Europe’s 8 Most Picturesque Towns

http://www.fodors.com/news/photos/europes-8-most-picturesque-towns?obref=obinsite#!1-intro

 

***  20 Gorgeous Seaside Towns in Italy

Have you ever been to Rome in August and wondered where all the locals are?

http://www.fodors.com/news/photos/20-gorgeous-seaside-towns-in-italy?obref=obinsite#!1-intro

 

***  High-Style Flight Attendant Uniforms

http://www.departures.com/high-style-flight-attendant-uniforms

 

***  Planning and Preparation Needed for Safe Summer Adventures

 

Skeeters, ticks, and snakes, oh my! If you stop to think about all the critters and conditions that can possibly make your summer outdoor activities miserable, you may make a big mistake and stay home. With a little planning, preparation, and the proper gear, you can minimize the discomforts that come with any outdoor adventure.

http://blog.wildlife.virginia.gov/outdoor-report/2015/06/planning-and-preparation-needed-for-safe-summer-adventures/

 

***  Service and Hospitality Largely Influence Airline Passenger Satisfaction

New report on airline passenger satisfaction ranks Alaska Airlines as most-preferred traditional carrier and JetBlue Airways as frontrunner for low-cost carriers

By: Valerie Chen

http://www.travelagewest.com/News/Service-and-Hospitality-Largely-Influence-Airline-Passenger-Satisfaction/#.VWS5_vlViko

 

***  Bright ideas: South Beach Installs Free Sunscreen Dispensers

http://www.jaunted.com/story/2015/6/29/115023/366/travel/Protect+Yo%27+Self%21+South+Beach+Installs+Free+Sunscreen+Dispensers

 

***  JetBlue to Now Charge for Checked Bags

http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2015-06-30/morning-news-jetblue-makes-checked-bag-fees-official

 

***  Trail of the Month: May 2015

 

Nebraska’s MoPac Trail East and West

by Laura Stark

 

“I think you’d be pleasantly surprised if you came here and experienced the trail opportunities that Lincoln offers.”

 

If you had to name a city with a longstanding and thriving trail culture, Lincoln, Nebraska, may not come to mind, but perhaps it should. The city currently boasts 131 miles of multi-use trail; to help put that in perspective, Portland and Minneapolis, two cities long touted as bicycle friendly, have 152 miles and 92 miles of off-road trail, respectively. One of the cornerstones of Lincoln’s network, the MoPac Trail (consisting of the seamlessly connected West and East segments) begins at the University of Nebraska campus in the heart of the city and stretches eastward 27 miles, just shy of Omaha’s doorstep.

 

“I think you’d be pleasantly surprised if you came here and experienced the trail opportunities that Lincoln offers,” says Dan Schultz, resources coordinator for the Lower Platte South Natural Resources District, which manages the MoPac Trail East.

 

Exciting change is literally afoot in the Cornhusker State. Omaha currently ranks among the top 50 of America’s Best Bike Cities, and less than a dozen miles separate its trail system from Lincoln’s. The MoPac Trail, which will join them, is also a key piece of a bigger puzzle, the developing Quad State Trail, a regional network which will span more than 700 miles in four Midwestern states: Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa and Missouri. The momentum to close that gap between the state’s two largest cities and tie in to the larger system is built upon efforts that go back decades.

 

In 1989, the citizens of Lincoln voted 3-to-1 in favor of a bond issue to support the city’s burgeoning trail system. As an editorial in the Lincoln Journal put it, the result “reaffirms the responsible desire of Capital City residents; they want to maintain theirs as an unusually progressive and attractive community, being willing to pay for it.” Keep in mind that this was not too long after Rails-to-Trails Conservancy opened its doors in 1986 at the cusp of the rail-trail movement.

 

“It started the whole trail system in Lincoln,” says Great Plains Trails Network (GPTN) Founder Elaine Hammer of the bond initiative. GPTN, an all-volunteer organization, has since raised approximately $3.75 million over 25 years for local trail projects, including the MoPac.

 

In fact, Hammer and a handful of others believed in the trail’s potential so strongly that they mortgaged their own homes to help purchase the abandoned Missouri Pacific Railroad (MoPac) corridor when it came up for sale. Trail advocates had been burned a few years earlier when they were outbid by opponents in an attempt to purchase a portion of another nearby rail corridor, the Rock Island Railroad, and were determined not to lose another opportunity.

 

Today, the MoPac Trail offers that perfect mix of urban connection and rural escape. Through Lincoln, the trail is paved. It then becomes finely crushed limestone as it leads travelers out of the city and through picturesque countryside, native tallgrass prairie dotted with wildflowers, and lush woodlands. Schultz describes it as a “linear habitat” with turkeys, deer, rabbits, songbirds and other wildlife commonly sighted.

 

“That aroma follows you,” says nature lover Kathy Newberg of the fragrant wild plum thickets that bloom along the trail in late spring. Newberg, chair of the Nebraska Horse Council’s Trails Committee, has made jelly out of the fruit and says that mulberries also provide a sweet trailside snack. Large cottonwoods, oak trees and sumac, the latter of which turn bright red in the fall, add to the trail’s allure.

 

The passionate support of Newberg’s group keeps the equestrian trail that parallels the MoPac in tiptop condition. The grassy horse trail begins at the trailhead at 98th and A streets just outside of Lincoln and follows the rail-trail for almost its entire distance. A few times a year, you’ll see volunteers out there with clippers, handsaws and an assortment of other tools to keep overgrowth at bay.

 

“I like to turn around and look back to see what we’ve just cleared and how good it looks for riding,” says Newberg, who rides horses on the trail two to three times a week.

 

Although the MoPac sees a diversity of users, conflicts are kept to a minimum. The Trails Committee works hard to educate the public about how bicyclists, pedestrians and equestrians can best share the trail. Newberg advises, “If you see us coming, talk to us. If horses see something coming, they get kind of spooked, but if it’s a person, they know it’s okay. A simple ‘hello’ relaxes the horse instantly.”

 

Like a carrot on a stick, the beautiful Lied Bridge is a tantalizing attraction that awaits the next step of the MoPac project. The pedestrian bridge stretches 1,714 feet across the broad swath of the Platte River, which divides Lincoln and Omaha. A remnant of the Rock Island Line, the bridge is a reminder that if the rest of that corridor had been saved, a rail-trail connection between the two cities—from the trail’s current terminus at the small community of Wabash to the river—would have been possible. Without it, trail advocates are looking at more challenging alternatives.

 

“We’re working with the state highway department to build the trail adjacent to some roads to complete it,” says Ross Greathouse, vice president of the Nebraska Trails Foundation. “We’re in the process of doing that, but it may take four to five years.”

 

Greathouse says it was “a giant move forward” when the bridge opened in 2002. He adds, “When it was completed, 700 people showed up. I’ve never seen anything like it. We had bands playing and everything.”

 

The fanfare of that trail bridge opening inspired Ben Cohoon to begin the Market to Market Relay, a running event that spans 78 miles along trails and roads between the two cities, which has sold out every year since its inception in 2008. Now the nation’s largest daylong relay with more than 4,000 registered runners, the event generates an estimated annual economic impact of nearly a half-million dollars from spending at local restaurants, lodging and retail outlets, and continues to build awareness and momentum for completing the trail system.

 

“I enjoyed exploring the city while I was running,” says Cohoon. “And I liked seeing new places. When I learned about the Lied Bridge, I thought, ‘There’s your concept: running from Omaha to Lincoln.’”

 

Another beloved event utilizing the MoPac is the Tuesday Night Nacho Ride, which takes place weekly from May through October. What began with just a handful of people a few years ago now averages about a hundred participants a night, with riders traveling from Lincoln to the One Eyed Dog Saloon in the old railroad town of Eagle.

 

“The restaurant and bar owners appreciate the trail and the business that it brings,” says Cohoon. “They really benefit from that.”

 

The Nacho Ride is something that local resident Matt Olson is looking forward to tackling this year with his 13-year-old daughter. “It’s a 20-mile round-trip so it’s been a stretch for Lyndsay, but I’m hoping we can do it this year!” says Olson.

 

For Greathouse, too, the incentive to develop and support these trails is a personal one. “I biked across Nebraska with my son when he was a teenager, and those are the fondest memories I have in my life.”

 

http://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2015/may/12/nebraskas-mopac-trail-east-and-west/DCO

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Chautauqua Trail Building (Saturday, July 11, 2015, OPEN SPACE AND MOUNTAIN PARKS, Boulder, Colorado

https://bouldercolorado.gov/osmp/volunteer-program

 

2.)  Volunteer Opportunities, C.A.S.T. for Kids, Fishing Kids, and Take a Warrior Fishing

 

Our programs are all volunteer driven and there are numerous ways you can get involved.  Donating your time is not only one of the easiest contributions you can make, but is also one of the most impactful.

 

HOST AN EVENT

 

Anyone can host an event.  Please read on…

 

Events are hosted on a nationwide scale and can be hosted on any body of water using boats or from shore.  Event formats include C.A.S.T. for Kids, Fishing Kids, and Take a Warrior Fishing.

Planning time is approximately 6-8 months.

Involves event logistical coordination, fundraising, and recruiting local community participants as both participants and volunteers.

 

If you are interested in hearing more about the details of planning an event and what it will take to host one in your community, please contact us…

 

For C.A.S.T. for Kids events – Jessica Kelly

For Fishing Kids or Take a Warrior Fishing events – Jim Owens, Executive Director

 

VOLUNTEER YOUR FISHING EXPERTISE AND/OR BOAT

 

Work one on one with kids and parents, and/or wounded warriors and their families, sharing angling techniques!

 

First, find the event(s) that is/are in your local area by searching our Event Listings.

Then, click on the registration button or contact the Event Coordinator via email or phone.

 

GENERAL VOLUNTEERING AT AN EVENT

 

Shore volunteers are needed for many aspects of the event such as check-in, set-up/break-down, and much more. Individuals and/or groups are welcome to volunteer.

 

First, find the event(s) that is/are in your local area by searching our Event Listings.

Then, contact the Event Coordinator via email or phone.

http://www.castforkids.org/get-involved/volunteer/

 

3.)  Forest Service Volunteer Vacation: Trail work, West Fork Trail, Idaho Panhandle National Forest, Bonners Ferry, Idaho

 

Volunteers will be working on the West Fork Trail- digging, heavy lifting, spiking, and wood drilling on the West Fork Trail. Currently, deteriorated puncheon, skewed culverts, and narrow boggy pathways make the trail unsafe. Over 500 feet of puncheon walkway needs to be replaced or stabilized. There will be a wide range of tasks so that people of all abilities can contribute. Trail work in the Panhandle is challenging but the views and vistas make it rewarding!

 

Work Level: Difficult

 

Minimum Age: 14

 

Area and Attractions: Idaho Panhandle National Forest is renowned for its wildlife and diversity of high elevation plants. It is home to moose, deer, goats, black and grizzly bears, cougars, pikas, and diverse avian life. There are three high elevation lakes, long open ridges, streams, and a myriad of meadows that the volunteers can explore during their day off.

 

Accommodations: Primitive Tent Sites

 

Accommodations Description: Volunteers will camp on the Ranger Station lawn the first night or can make reservations with any number of local hotels. For the remainder of the week, volunteers will be staying in primitive tent sites in a back country setting. We will base camp around a large high elevation meadow nestled up against a Natural Research Area. There is a stream close by for water. The Forest Service will provide a main rain fly and all the cook gear necessary. We will set up composting toilets and areas suitable for volunteers to wash their hands. Showers will not be available. Volunteers should bring their own tent, sleeping bag, pad, cup/bowl, eating utensils, and personal items.

 

Climate Information: Idaho weather is unpredictable and changeable. Generally, late July days are sunny and warm, with substantially cooler temperatures in the evening. Rain in the mountains is a good possibility. There are no poisonous bugs or snakes: nor is there any poison ivy or oak, but mosquitos are common. We recommend a hat for sun, and one for cooler temperatures, layered clothing, and a fleece for the evening. Please bring full rain gear, not just a rain poncho, to protect in both wind and/or storms.

 

Travel Information: Airport pickup provided from Spokane International Airport.

https://www.americanhiking.org/events/idaho-panhandle/

 

4.)  Volunteer Opportunities, Carolina Raptor Center, Huntersville, NC

 

Come Soar With Us! Be a volunteer at Carolina Raptor Center!

 

How does CRC do what we do? With the help of over 300 volunteers that contribute more than 15,000 hours a year! Our volunteers help to further the mission of Carolina Raptor Center as well as make it a better place for both birds of prey and the visiting public. Without the support and time of all of our volunteers, Carolina Raptor Center would not be able to reach as many people and birds as it does. Join our ever-growing force of dedicated volunteers to help us help raptors today!

 

How do I volunteer?

 

Adult Volunteer Program – Weekly Commitment – Must be 16 years or older.

 

Adult volunteers work in most aspects of our medical care, resident bird care and visitor services program. We ask for a weekly commitment — with time off for good behavior! Regular information sessions are held in order to gauge interest and explain the responsibilities involved in volunteering at Carolina Raptor Center. Volunteer sessions are held at the Edna S. Moretti Environmental Education Center at 6000 Sample Road in Huntersville. Enter through the main entrance and check in at the front desk of the Visitor Center. You will find links to the 2015 information sessions below. SIGN UP IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND AS SPACE IS LIMITED. All sessions are from 10 am – 11 am unless otherwise indicated. Currently information sessions are held on Saturdays. If your schedule prohibits Saturday attendance, please let us know and we will work on scheduling a weekday evening session. Contact Ann Parker –  aparker@carolinaraptorcenter.org – with any questions.

 

http://www.carolinaraptorcenter.org/about/jobs/volunteer

 

*** Travel/Adventure/Outdoors/Conservation employment opportunities:
1.)  Conservation Crew Leader, Vermont Youth Conservation Corps, Richmond, Vermont

http://www.vycc.org/positions/conservation-crew-leader/

 

2.)  Outdoor Adventure Position, Walk Your Path Well Adventures, Durham, NC

http://www.barefootstudent.com/raleigh/jobs/full_time/outdoor_adventure_position_234169

 

3.)  Outdoor Recreation Planner, Bureau of Land Management, Department Of The Interior, Saint George, UT

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/407328900

 

4.)  Adult Camping Crew Corpsmember, Southeast Conservation Corps (SECC), Chattanooga, TN

http://www.coolworks.com/southeast-youth-corps/highlighted-job/5425

 

***  From Eileen Ashton:

 

5.)  Director, Program Development (Full Time), Ocean Conservancy, Washington, DC

 

The Director, Program Development serves as a hub for Ocean Conservancy’s programs, responsible for developing, implementing, and enhancing strategies to support ongoing, annual and long-range planning across all of Ocean Conservancy’s core program areas. The Director will be responsible for orchestrating all of the organization’s major planning processes, including annual work planning and budgeting, development  of large grant proposals, and monthly board reporting. This position will be the program liaison with the Development and Finance departments and will support both the Executive and Program Director teams on an on-going basis with the goal of facilitating strong internal communication and alignment, as well as identifying opportunities for streamlining internal processes.

 

This is a fantastic opportunity for a non-profit professional looking to deepen his or her understanding of non-profit management and ocean conservation. The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of relevant experience working in the non-profit or conservation field; success in this role will require impeccable interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills, as well as resourcefulness and independent initiative.

 

Full description and application link:

http://job.ceaconsulting.com/jobs/director-program-development-washington-dc-34056

 

6.)  Director of South Mountain Partnership, The Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Boiling Springs, PA

http://www.ecojobs.com/jobs_details.php?sec=3EW&AID=94531

 

7.)  Fisheries Culturist, Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation (PWSAC), Cordova, Alaska

 

Hatchery operations responsible for cultivating and rearing of salmon. Duties include propagation, harvest, analysis of data, hatchery facility maintenance and improvement, and crew leaders for fisheries

technicians. Submit detailed resume, cover letter and completed PWSAC application

 

http://www.coolworks.com/prince-william-sound-aquaculture-corporation/profile

 

8.)  Director of Community Outreach & Strategic Partnerships, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, Denver, CO

 

Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) is a statewide nonprofit volunteer organization whose mission is to motivate and enable citizens to become active stewards of Colorado’s natural resources. VOC provides hands-on opportunities for Coloradoans to enhance, protect, and sustain our state’s natural heritage.

 

The Director of Community Outreach and Strategic Partnerships is a new senior management position at VOC, working closely with the Executive Director and the Director of Statewide Stewardship to assure strategic positioning for the organization.

 

The Director of Community Relations and Strategic Partnerships is responsible for multiple statewide and community based efforts designed to build new alliances and enrich existing relationships with

corporations, community organizations, non-profits, school districts, neighborhood associations, and various cultural groups.   He/she will develop strategies for raising revenue through VOC’s outdoor stewardship volunteer programs and direct outreach and communication efforts to reach new target volunteer markets.

 

We seek candidates with experience in programmatic development with a reliance on community-based partnerships and who are interested in growing professionally in leadership responsibilities within the non-profit sector.   Candidates must demonstrate successful experience in grant writing; in the development of community-based and corporate partnerships; and, have proven experience in supervision and in developing and mentoring staff members.

 

Qualified applicants are visionary, strategic leaders who demonstrate the highest levels of integrity and authenticity.  We seek a leader who is engaged, genuine in his/her respect for others, and has a collaborative management style.  We want a professional who focuses on results and opportunities and takes a proactive role in the organization and in executing the position’s responsibilities.

 

A competitive compensation and benefits package is available.

 

To apply for this position, please send your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Carolyn McCormick of Peak HR Consulting, LLC at Carolyn.McCormick@peakhrconsulting.com.

 

All applications are to be submitted via email.  To learn more about us, please visit www.voc.org.

http://www.ecojobs.com/jobs_details.php?sec=3EW&AID=94757

 

9.)  Field Team Program, 2015 Field Team Members – Multiple Positions Available, Maine Conservation Corp, Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Augusta, ME

http://www.backdoorjobs.com/maine-conservation-corps.html

http://www.maine.gov/dacf/parks/get_involved/conservation_corps/field_team_program/opportunities.shtml?id=619731

 

10.)  Director of Marketing & Public Relations, Snowbasin, Huntsville, UT

https://www.snowbasin.com/images/uploads/pdfs/Director_of_Marketing_PR.pdf

 

11.)  Snow Sports Manager, Snowbasin, Huntsville, UT

https://www.snowbasin.com/images/uploads/pdfs/Snow_Sports_Manager.pdf

 

12.)  Marketing & Communications Associate, Sustainable Conservation, San Francisco, California

http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/jobs/17432-marketing-communications-associate

 

13.)  Administrative Assistant, Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation, Alexandria, VA

 

www.TakeMeFishing.org/corporate

 

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) is looking for an Administrative

Assistant to join its team in Alexandria, VA. We’re looking for an organized, goal-oriented, team

player with experience in administrative support functions and solid communication and

interpersonal skills.

 

As the only organization dedicated to growing U.S. participation in recreational boating and

fishing, and supporting the aquatic conservation programs that rely on it, RBFF manages the

award-winning Take Me Fishing™ brand campaign. Our work includes advertising, marketing,

public relations and social media to get the word out about Take Me Fishing’s go-to digital

resource, TakeMeFishing.org, where consumers can learn, plan and equip for a day on the water.

RBFF recently launched a new Spanish-language brand, Vamos a Pescar™, to engage Hispanics in

boating and fishing. You’ll be working to ensure efficient daily operations of both brands.

If you are a resilient, customer-service oriented self-starter who enjoys working in a small group

setting; and you are in search of a job that promotes fun, quality time with friends and family,

and protecting our aquatic natural resources, we’d love to have you on board! We’ll even invite

you to go fishing with us each summer.

 

Responsibilities

 

– In conjunction with the Office Manager, provides administrative reinforcement in routine

but essential office functions

– Participates in maintenance of all on premise business systems and equipment

– Assists with fixed asset inventory, accounts payable and HR administration

– Serves as receptionist, coordinates shipping and receiving functions, and acts as liaison

with building management

– Coordinates shared calendars, schedules meetings and maintains supply inventories

– Completes and assists with special projects as needed

 

Required Skills

 

– Associate’s degree or equivalent work experience

– Intermediate skill level in MS Office Suite; Salesforce experience a plus

– Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

– Strong attention to detail in complex situations

– Ability to multi-task and identify priorities

– Demonstrated ability to manage time effectively and meet deadlines

 

As an RBFF staff member, you will receive a competitive salary; full benefits package including

401k, performance-based bonuses, medical, dental, vision, long- and short-term-disability, life

and AD&D insurance. If you are an outstanding Administrative Assistant with a solid background,

we want you on board! Please send your resume to hr@rbff.org with your salary requirements,

and reference Administrative Assistant in the subject line. No phone calls please.

http://takemefishing.org/uploadedFiles/Content/General/About_RBFF/Company_Overview/AA%20pd%204.21.15.pdf

 

14.)  Zip Line Canopy Tour Trip Leaders/Guides, The Gorge Zip Line, Saluda, North Carolina

http://thegorgezipline.com/jobs/

 

15.)  Manager, Conservation Communications, National Wildlife Federation, Washington, DC

https://nwf.applicantpro.com/jobs/237619.html

 

16.)  Online Integration Coordinator, National Wildlife Federation, Reston, VA

https://nwf.applicantpro.com/jobs/199705.html

 

17.)  Wildlife and Climate Safeguards Intern, The National Wildlife Federation, Washington, DC

https://nwf.applicantpro.com/jobs/230900.html

 

18.)  MANAGER OF MARKETING & PUBLIC RELATIONS, Glacier Park INC., Columbia Falls, MT

https://external-glacierpark-viad.icims.com/jobs/5143/manager-of-marketing-%26-public-relations/job

 

19.)  EVENT STAFF (GROUSE), Glacier Park INC., Columbia Falls, MT

https://external-glacierpark-viad.icims.com/jobs/3962/event-staff-%28grouse%29/job

 

20.)  Eastern Montana Field Director, Montana Wilderness Association, Helena, MT

http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Montana-Wilderness-Association/jobs/Eastern-Montana-Field-Director-f826f6a28d3884be

 

21.)  EXPEDITION LEADER – Expedition Ship, Un-Cruise Adventures, Seattle, WA

http://www.un-cruise.com/stuff/contentmgr/files/0/b1862cd2d7cb8e35c170b03f27bb69df/misc/expedition_leader_expedition_ship_rev12.12.14.pdf

 

22.)  Ancestral Lands – Preservation and Trail Crew Leader, Petrified Forest National Park and El Morro National Monument, Conservation Legacy, Acoma, NM

https://sccorps-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.dspjob&jobid=278&company_id=16984

 

23.)  Tonto National Forest Outreach and Collaboration Intern (AmeriCorps), Conservation Legacy, Globe, AZ; Payson, AZ

https://sccorps-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=263

 

24.)  Communications Manager, Audubon Society of Portland, Portland, OR

https://www.macslist.org/macs-list/Audubon-Society-of-Portland/Communications-Manager/pngxjpq662Mq/

 

25.)  Outreach & Administrative Coordinator, Project Coyote, Larkspur, CA

http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/jobs/17984-outreach-administrative-coordinator

 

26.)  PARK SPECIALIST, NOVA Parks, Fairfax Station, VA

http://careercenter.nrpa.org/jobs/7166874/park-specialist

 

27.)  Communications Coordinator, Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory, Fort Collins, CO

 

Since 1988, Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory (RMBO) has been creating solutions for bird and habitat conservation through an integrated approach of Science, Education, and Stewardship. Science is the foundation of our work as it collects and interprets the knowledge to help drive conservation action. Education is essential for connecting people of all ages with nature and empowering everyone to make a difference. Through stewardship, we are collaborating with private landowners and public and private land managers to enhance land for the benefit of birds, people and other wildlife. We work across the breeding, wintering and migratory ranges of the birds of the Rockies, Great Plains, Mexico and beyond! Learn more about RMBO at www.rmbo.org.

 

We are headquartered in Brighton, Colorado, with a satellite office in Fort Collins and several staff members working out of partner offices in Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, South Dakota and North Dakota. RMBO supports nearly 50 full-time team members and contract positions, as well as 50-plus seasonal staff members. Our annual budget is more than $4 million and we have doubled in size in the last five years. We collaborate with more than 200 federal, state, university and other non-government partners. In late summer, RMBO will be rebranding to Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

 

RMBO is seeking a versatile, experienced communications professional with strong writing, editing, public relations and organizational skills to promote the organization and its mission. The Communications Coordinator manages the daily communications of RMBO and produces publications and content in both print and online formats.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

 

*Reviews, updates and implements organizational communications plan

*Prepares and works within annual communications budget

*Ensures elements of brand (such as name, logo and slogan) both align with mission and also are incorporated consistently and appropriately across communication tools; leads implementation of new brand

*Produces annual report, print newsletters and e-newsletters

*Reviews and updates brochures and other publications as needed

*Keeps website updated, develops blog posts and posts content regularly to Facebook and other social media

*Writes appeal, thank you and other member- and donation- focused letters and coordinates participation in Colorado Gives Day

*Manages membership database and ensures donor acknowledge letters/tax receipts are sent in timely manner

*Assists staff in recruiting people for citizen science, naturalist and other volunteer programs, educational programs and other activities

*Develops news releases, radio spots and media pitches to disseminate to media and partners to convey RMBO stories, results and events

*Coordinates and promotes events, leads planning of annual picnic and keeps outreach materials, booth, and displays current and available

*Assists Executive Director, Development Director and other staff with editing and formatting updates, proposals and reports

*Develops and maintains partnerships with other organizations and vendors

*Represents RMBO in a professional manner at meetings and other activities

*Serves on Marketing committee of the Scientific Cultural Collaborative

*Stays apprised of conservation issues

 

Qualifications:

Competency Requirements:

 

*Demonstrated ability to produce clear, concise, accurate and informative copy, often from technical source material

*Strong organizational skills and ability to coordinate multiple projects and meet deadlines

*Experience developing and managing content for websites (WordPress) and social media sites (Facebook and Twitter)

*Experience with page design and layout

*Proficient in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and experience with Adobe products (Photoshop and InDesign), email marketing platforms (Constant Contact) and databases (Donor Perfect)

*Strong public and interpersonal communications skills

*Commitment to environmental conservation

*Knowledge of birds, biology and other nature-related disciplines preferred

 

Education/Experience:

 

This position requires a bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism, marketing, communications or a related field, with advanced degree preferred, plus a minimum of 5 years related experience.

 

Terms of Employment:

 

The Communications Coordinator will work closely with the Development and Executive Directors. Salary is in the range of $40,000-$50,000, depending on experience. This is a full-time regular, exempt position. RMBO offers generous paid time off and holidays, a Simple IRA match, and health, dental and vision insurance. This position is based out of RMBO’s office in Fort Collins, CO. Some travel within the Front Range, including Brighton and Denver, is a requirement of this position. RMBO is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Salary: $40-50K

Application Deadline: 07/31/2015

 

Send cover letter, resume, three references and three work samples in a single document by email to Erica Grasmick, Communications Assistant, at erica.grasmick@rmbo.org by July 31, 2015.

 

http://andrewhudsonsjobslist.com/index.cfm?PID=805&ID=9744,31741,0&S=ioonsioruwr#j071315_3

 

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Your Very Next Step newsletter for May / June 2015

Your Very Next Step newsletter for May  / June 2015

 

By Ned Lundquist
www.yourverynextstep.com
“There’s no one thing that is true. They’re all true.”

– Ernest Hemingway

 

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”
– Lao Tzu
This edition of “Your very next step” comes to you from Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.

 

“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

***  The Power Grab at Airports Has a New Headache

***  10 SHAMELESS TRICKS FOR SCORING FREE TRAVEL UPGRADES

***  Fodors’ 12 things not to do in Los Angeles

***  10 BEST NEW UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES

***  Saturday night in Ubud…the Kecak Fire & Trance Dance By Taman Kaja Community.

***  Travelers still want free Wi-Fi

***  National Safe Boating Week kicks off May 16, 2015.

***  Pre-Check for Free?

***  Passports, Ranked by ‘Power’

***  The 7 Best Hotels for Business Travelers

***  GELATO FESTIVAL

***  WORLD’S 20 MOST BEAUTIFUL TRAIN STATIONS

***  13 WORST COUNTRIES TO VISIT

***  WORLD’S BEST DESTINATIONS FOR SOLO TRAVEL

***  Teach English in Rabat

***  TOP 20 MOST BEAUTIFUL BEACHES YOU’LL FIND ANYWHERE

***  Habitat for Wildlife

***  What U.S. travelers want most: Free Wi-Fi

***  The world’s eeriest abandoned theme parks

***  The world’s rudest air travellers

***  Starbucks’ secret menu – the drinks you didn’t know you can ask for

***  5 Marketplaces Around The World That Will Probably Leave You Cursed

***  How to Win at the Airline Miles Game: Frequent Flyers Spill Their Secrets

***  Airfares Are Down, and They Should Be

***  Best burger in Singapore?

***  Payogan Villas Resort

*** Ayung River rafting

***  Rail Trail of the Month:

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Visitor Center Volunteer, Voyageurs National Park, East International Falls, MN

2.)  Communications Adviser (Volunteer), Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority (MIMRA), Majuro and Pohnpei, Marshall Islands

3.)  Vol.Weed Eating, Riffle Run-Facility Maint., Burnsville Lake, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Burnsville, WV

4)  The National Map Corp – Volunteer Map Editor, US Geological Survey (USGS), Work from anywhere

 

*** Travel/Adventure/Outdoors/Conservation employment opportunities:
1.)  General Manager of the Tonga Tourism Authority, Ministry of Commerce, Tourism and Labour, Nuku’alofa, Tonga

2.)  Chesapeake Bay Region Steward, Dept of Conservation & Recreation, Richmond, VA

3.)  Avian Keeper, Lorikeet Landing, Nashville Zoo, Nashville, TN

4.)  Canopy Tour Guide, Mount Washington Resort, Bretton Woods, New Hampshire

5.)  Marketing/Public Relations Volunteer, Wright County Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), USDA Service Center,  Buffalo, MN

 

…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:

 

July 7-8, Cleveland, Ohio

 

July 15-17, San Diego, Calif.

 

August 3-8, East Lansing, Mich.

 

August 17-19, San Diego, Calif.

 

September 30-1 October, Tokyo, Japan

 

***  The Power Grab at Airports Has a New Headache

By Joe Sharkey

New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/07/business/the-power-grab-at-airports-has-a-new-headache.html

 

***  10 SHAMELESS TRICKS FOR SCORING FREE TRAVEL UPGRADES

by Jenni Cairo

http://travelversed.com/tips-and-tricks/10-shameless-tricks-for-getting-free-travel-upgrades/

 

***  Fodors’ 12 things not to do in Los Angeles

http://www.fodors.com/news/photos/12-things-not-to-do-in-los-angeles?ref=news_fd_050915

 

***  10 BEST NEW UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES

http://www.fodors.com/news/photos/10-best-new-unesco-world-heritage-sites?obref=obinsite#!1-intro

 

***  Saturday night in Ubud…the Kecak Fire & Trance Dance By Taman Kaja Community.

http://www.kecakdance.com/

 

***  Travelers still want free Wi-Fi

12 May, 2015

By: Esther Hertzfeld

Hotel Management

http://www.hotelmanagement.net/technology/travelers-still-want-free-wi-fi-31189

 

***  National Safe Boating Week kicks off May 16, 2015.

Time to Check for Safety Items

http://blog.wildlife.virginia.gov/outdoor-report/2015/05/safe-boating-week-begins-may-16-time-to-check-for-safety-items

 

***  Pre-Check for Free?

http://www.successfulmeetings.com/News/Products-and-Services/Lawmakers-Introduce-Bill-to-End-Managed-Inclusion-for-PreCheck/?cid=eltrMtgNews

 

***  Passports, Ranked by ‘Power’

Browse the world’s passports by color, country, and most crucially, how many countries citizens can travel to without a visa.

SHAUNA MILLER

http://www.citylab.com/design/2015/04/passports-ranked-by-power/390402/

 

***  The 7 Best Hotels for Business Travelers

By Jessica Hullinger

http://theweek.com/articles/541579/7-best-hotels-business-travelers

 

***  GELATO FESTIVAL

Piazzale Michelangelo, 23th-27th May 2015

The not to be missed date with ice-cream ! From 23rd to 27th May, you don’t want to miss one of the tastiest Festival of Florence. The city turns into an outdoor ice-cream parlor. Piazzale Michelangelo will host the best ice-cream makers of the country with their handmade products. You will find “ice-cream villages” where educational and cultural paths will be organized, together with meetings and theme events!

 

http://www.firenzegelatofestival.it/

 

***  WORLD’S 20 MOST BEAUTIFUL TRAIN STATIONS

http://www.fodors.com/news/photos/worlds-20-most-beautiful-train-stations?obref=obinsite

 

***  13 WORST COUNTRIES TO VISIT

by TravelTheGlobe

http://travelversed.com/travel-spots/9-worst-countries-to-visit/

 

***  WORLD’S BEST DESTINATIONS FOR SOLO TRAVEL

http://www.fodors.com/news/photos/worlds-best-destinations-for-solo-travel

 

***  Teach English in Rabat

http://www.goabroad.com/providers/ubelong/programs/teach-english-in-rabat-from-usd570-for-2-weeks-111007

 

***  TOP 20 MOST BEAUTIFUL BEACHES YOU’LL FIND ANYWHERE

by TravelTheGlobe

http://travelversed.com/travel-spots/15-most-beautiful-beaches-youll-find-anywhere/

 

***  Habitat for Wildlife

 

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries wants to help you help wildlife on your property. The Habitat Partners© program encourages corporate landowners, private landowners, schools and homeowners to improve habitat in their community that will benefit Virginia’s songbirds, mammals, amphibians and other wildlife.

http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/habitat/

 

***  What U.S. travelers want mots: Free Wi-Fi

http://www.successfulmeetings.com/News/Research-and-White-Papers/What-U-S–Travelers-Want-Most–Free-Wi-Fi/?cid=eltrMtgNews

 

***  The world’s eeriest abandoned theme parks

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/picturegalleries/11600861/The-worlds-eeriest-abandoned-theme-parks.html

 

***  The world’s rudest air travellers

Instagram travel accounts you must follow: Passenger Shaming, where sockless, shirtless, filthy fliers are put to the sword

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/11599320/The-worlds-rudest-air-travellers.html

 

***  Starbucks’ secret menu – the drinks you didn’t know you can ask for

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/picture-galleries/11375182/Revealed-The-drinks-you-didnt-know-you-could-order-at-Starbucks.html

 

***  5 Marketplaces Around The World That Will Probably Leave You Cursed

May 11, 2015 at 10:00 AM | by TipsyTraveler

http://www.jaunted.com/story/2015/4/1/194552/9302/travel/5+Marketplaces+Around+The+World+That+Will+Probably+Leave+You+Cursed

 

***  How to Win at the Airline Miles Game: Frequent Flyers Spill Their Secrets

Robert McGarvey

Main Street

https://www.mainstreet.com/article/how-to-win-at-the-airlines-miles-game-frequent-flyers-spill-their-secrets

 

***  Airfares Are Down, and They Should Be

http://www.frequentflier.com/blog/airfares-are-down-and-they-should-be

 

***  Best burger in Singapore?

 

I was told that Omakase Birger was the best in Singapore, and one of the best in the world:

http://www.omakaseburger.com/

 

***  Payogan Villas Resort

 

Here’s where I stayed in Bali, with a duplex villa with private pool.  I loved it.  Not many people during the kff season, which is good, but felt a little eerie sometimes.

http://www.balipayoganresort.com/

 

*** Ayung River rafting

 

There are many companies that offer white water rafting on the Ayung River.  Our hotel uses Toekad Rafting.  I was not disappointed.  The ride is long (two hours), and even in the dry season we had class II and III rapids.  The gorge is incredible.

http://www.balitoekadrafting.com/

 

***  Rail Trail of the Month:

 

Strolling the Chessie Nature Trail

www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2015/may/18/destination-virginia-strolling-the-chessie-nature-trail/

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Visitor Center Volunteer, Voyageurs National Park, East International Falls, MN

http://www.volunteer.gov/results.cfm?ID=9199

 

2.)  Communications Adviser (Volunteer), Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority (MIMRA), Majuro and Pohnpei, Marshall Islands

http://www.seek.com.au/job/28427434?pos=6&type=standard

 

3.)  Vol.Weed Eating, Riffle Run-Facility Maint., Burnsville Lake, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Burnsville, WV

http://www.volunteer.gov/results.cfm?ID=12868

 

4)  The National Map Corp – Volunteer Map Editor, US Geological Survey (USGS), Work from anywhere

 

The US Geological Survey (USGS) is recruiting volunteers to collect and update USGS geographic data. Similar to how other online crowdsourcing cartographic applications allow anyone to collect, edit, and use geographic data through an online map editor, the USGS has developed an online editor customized to our data needs that allows volunteers to contribute data to The National Map. We are looking for people like you to work with us to collect data for the USGS. The data you will collect during this project will be loaded into The National Map.

 

If you have access to the Internet and are willing to dedicate some time editing map data we hope you will consider participating! You do not need to live in any particular area to participate. Our editing guidelines explain how you can contribute data from anywhere.

https://my.usgs.gov/confluence/display/nationalmapcorps/Home

http://www.volunteer.gov/results.cfm?ID=13579

 

*** Travel/Adventure/Outdoors/Conservation employment opportunities:
1.)  General Manager of the Tonga Tourism Authority, Ministry of Commerce, Tourism and Labour, Nuku’alofa, Tonga

 

The Government of Tonga seeks expressions of interest from suitably qualified individuals who wish to be considered for the General Manager position of the Tonga Tourism Authority.

 

The Authority is a recently established organization responsible for the marketing and development of Tonga as a visitor destination.  The General Manager heads the Tonga Tourism Authority and is responsible for managing and leading the development of Tonga as a tourism destination. The General Manager will ensure that the Authority develops and efficiently, yet effectively, implements a Business Plan and a Destination Marketing Plan which meets KPIs as outlined in the agreement signed between the board of the Authority and the Government of Tonga. This is the lead role within Tonga’s tourism sector and the General Manager is expected to work closely with the private sector and with relevant government and non-government organisations to maximise the benefit which tourism brings to the country.

 

Individuals with a mix of complementary skills are sought, with selection being based on preference for the following skills and experience;

 

  • Knowledge and experience of the tourism and related service sector industries at a CEO or senior management level. Ideally will have managed a national or regional tourism organisation and have reported to a board.
  • Has demonstrated stakeholder relationship skills and industry leadership skills
  • A small existing staff is currently employed with Tourism Tonga, therefore experience in leading and managing a team in a high pressure and political environment is very much required
  • Sound demonstrable ability and experience in monitoring and managing finances to remain within acceptable variances
  • Culturally sensitive and able to uphold Tongan culture to enhance Tonga’s tourism product
  • Has a tertiary qualification with preference given to a qualification in a tourism, marketing or business management discipline
  • Solid experience in all aspects of destination marketing and the marketing mix including; brand development, research, analysis, strategy, budget management, promotion and publicity.
  • Strong business acumen
  • Has a passion for Tonga and the development of Tonga as a visitor destination
  • Ability to manage multiple projects efficiently and to prioritise competing commitments
  • Proposals are to be received by 4pm Friday 29 May 2013. Email proposals are preferred and all proposals should be clearly marked “Proposal for General Manager – Tonga Tourism Authority”.

 

To obtain a copy of the Terms of reference for this project, please contact:

 

Email: ungateap@mctl.gov.to/rosscochapman@gmail.com

http://www.seek.com.au/job/28644453?pos=2&type=standout

 

***  From Mark Sofman:

 

2.)  Chesapeake Bay Region Steward, Dept of Conservation & Recreation, Richmond, VA

http://1.usa.gov/1IjNZw3

 

3.)  Avian Keeper, Lorikeet Landing, Nashville Zoo, Nashville, TN

http://bit.ly/1IjO7f0

 

4.)  Canopy Tour Guide, Mount Washington Resort, Bretton Woods, New Hampshire

 

As grand as the history behind it, the Omni Mount Washington Hotel, located in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, is gracious in ambiance and generous in amenities. A favorite New England retreat of presidents, poets and celebrities, the hotel delights every sense with enchanting music, refined dining and luxurious décor.

 

Omni Mount Washington Resorts associates enjoy a dynamic and exciting work environment, comprehensive training and mentoring, along with the pride that comes from working for a company with a reputation for exceptional service. The Omni Mount Washington Resort is committed to serve our associates and nurture their growth. We embody a culture of respect, gratitude and empowerment each day. If you are a friendly, motivated person, with a passion to serve others, the Omni Mount Washington Resort may be your perfect match.

 

Job Description

 

Summary: The Canopy Tour Guide will have excellent communication, customer service skills, organizational and leadership skills and be comfortable working at heights of 200+ feet.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate strong leadership, organizational, and customer service skills.
  • Comply with all safety standards, at all times.
  • Be comfortable working at heights of 200+ feet.
  • Assist desk staff with check in process, waivers and storing belongings.
  • Greet guests and give an introductory orientation talk.
  • Inspect, repair as needed and prepare guide equipment, guest equipment, and Canopy Tour course daily.
  • Complete Daily Operations Check List and Report and Equipment Use Log. Complete Near Misses/Incidents when pertinent.
  • Inform Canopy Tour director of any maintenance needs on the course.
  • Guide groups of up to 8 guests on the Canopy Tour, and demonstrate proficiency in the multitude of skills required to guide.
  • Ensure that all procedures covered in the Guide Training Manual are followed.
  • Respond when necessary to evacuate participants from the course.
  • Provide a friendly and welcoming atmosphere for Canopy Tour guests.
  • Assist in operating the Williwaw Dual Racing Zip
  • Current First Aid/CPR Certification is required of all guides.

 

Job Requirements

 

  • Must be able to stand for 8+ hrs per day.
  • Comfortable working in extreme weather conditions.
  • CPR and First Aid certification is desired.
  • Experience in the ski industry, outdoor education, recreation management, high angle ropes courses, and/or interpretive/educational programming a plus.

https://omnihotels.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/31161/0

 

5.)  Marketing/Public Relations Volunteer, Wright County Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), USDA Service Center,  Buffalo, MN

 

The Wright County Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is looking for a marketing/public relations volunteer to help create a cohesive educational outreach plan and relate it to the public. This talented person will reach the public through various types of media: print, social, and events.

 

This position will need a creative individual, who can work independently, with minimal supervision to allow their talent and drive to excel. It is a great opportunity for entry-level or retired individuals. This is an opportunity to use your talent in a fun and creative way while helping to protect and restore our natural resources in the county/watershed.

 

Project examples can include: writing press releases, developing factsheets or newsletters, connecting with media outlets, developing and promoting educational events and updating Facebook and websites.

http://www.volunteer.gov/results.cfm?ID=14332

 

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

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© 2015 The Job of the Week Network LLC
Edward Lundquist, ABC –
Editor and Publisher
Your Very Next Step
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Springfield, VA 22153
Home office phone: (703) 455-7661
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