Your Very Next Step newsletter for May June 2017

 Your Very Next Step newsletter for May / June 2017

 

By Ned Lundquist www.yourverynextstep.com

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

– John Muir

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

*** In this issue:

***  Travel News:

 

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

***  Green Mountain Adventure challenge:

***  The North Hero House

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

***  The tea ceremony

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

***  How hot is it?

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

***  Things to See in Beautiful Chania Crete

***  Knossos — The capital of Minoan Crete

***  Rakı

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

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

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

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

***  7 Secret Island Getaways

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

***  Amazing natural wonders destroyed by idiot tourists

***  Rail Trail of the month:

 

June Rail Trail of the month

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

 

May Rail Trail of the month

California’s Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail

 

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

1.)  Sierra Club Inner City Outings (ICO)

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

3.)  Operation Groundswell

4.)  Blue Ventures – Beyond Conservation

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation career opportunities:

 

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

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

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

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

 

…and much more…and it’s all FREE!!!

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

 

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

 

June 23-25                                          Burlington, VT

June 26 -27                                          Boston, Mass.

June 28-29                                          Pittsfield, Mass.

July 8-11                                               Pacific Palisades, CA

July 11-14                                            San Diego, CA

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

August 22-24                                      Jacksonville, FL

September 20-22                             Tacoma, Wash.

October 9-12                                      Kuwait City, Kuwait

 

***  Green Mountain Adventure challenge:

 

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

 

THE GREEN MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE CHALLENGE

in Adventure

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

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

 

***  Our lodging for this weekend:

 

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

 

http://www.northherohouse.com/

 

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

 

Bougatsa (Greek Cream-Filled Phyllo Pastries)

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

 

***  The tea ceremony

 

One of the highlights of our visit to Kyoto:

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

 

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

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

 

***  How hot is it?

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

 

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

By Ashley Rossi

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

 

***  Things to See in Beautiful Chania Crete

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

 

***  Knossos — The capital of Minoan Crete

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

 

***  Rakı

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

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

 

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

by Caitlin Morton

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

 

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

By GABE ZALDIVAR

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

 

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

By Sofi Pechner

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

 

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

By HOLLY JOHNSON

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

 

***  7 Secret Island Getaways

by Krisanne Fordham 

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

 

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

By Tim Winship

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

 

***  Amazing natural wonders destroyed by idiot tourists

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

 

***  Rail Trail of the month:

 

June Rail Trail of the month

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

by Laura Stark

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

 

May Rail Trail of the month

California’s Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail

by Laura Stark

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

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Sierra Club Inner City Outings (ICO)

Providing outdoor experiences for Seattle area youth

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

 

2.)  The Grand Milestone

Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC)

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

 

3.)  Operation Groundswell

Backpacking with a purpose

http://operationgroundswell.com/

 

4.)  Volunteer with us

Blue Ventures – Beyond Conservation

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

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation career opportunities:

 

***  From Sue Bumpoous

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

*** Send your job opportunities to share with the YVNS network to lundquist989@cs.com.   *** Your Very Next Step is a service of the Job of the Week Network LLC © 2017 The Job of the Week Network LLC Edward Lundquist, ABC – Editor and Publisher Your Very Next Step 7813 Richfield Road Springfield, VA 22153 Home office phone: (703) 455-7661 lundquist989@cs.com   www.nedsjotw.com   

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Your Very Next Step newsletter for March / April 2017

Your Very Next Step newsletter for March / April 2017

By Ned Lundquist
www.yourverynextstep.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*** In this issue:

*** Travel News:

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

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

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

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

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

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation career opportunities:

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

…and much more…and it’s all FREE!!!

*** Do you have a travel adventure, conservation or outdoor update to share?

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

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

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

*** Langkawi

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

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

*** Premium service in Kuala Lumpur:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*** Fishing for Catfish
By Stephen J. Miklandric

Fishing for Catfish

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

Surprising Ways You Can Get Kicked Off of A Plane

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

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

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

*** Falcon Cam

Nesting Season Begins with New Partners and New Female Falcon

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

*** Pitchfest

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

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

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

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

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

Pitchfest

The Details

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

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

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

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

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

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

*** Rail Trail of the month:

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

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

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Volunteers assist in research and Station activities:

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

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

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

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

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

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

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation career opportunities:

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

*** From Sue Bumpous:

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

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

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

Home

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

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

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

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

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

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

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

Candidates will be contacted for interviews.

CFI is an equal opportunity employer.

River Guide

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

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

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

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

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

*** Your Very Next Step is a service of the Job of the Week Network LLC
© 2017 The Job of the Week Network LLC
Edward Lundquist, ABC –
Editor and Publisher
Your Very Next Step
7813 Richfield Road
Springfield, VA 22153
Home office phone: (703) 455-7661
lundquist989@cs.com
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Your Very Next Step newsletter for January / February 2017

Your Very Next Step newsletter for January / February 2017

 

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

– Theodore Roosevelt

 

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

 

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

 

“Your Very Next Step” adventure/outdoors/conservation newsletter, published by Ned Lundquist, is a cooperative community, and everyone is invited, no…encouraged, no…urged to participate.   Share your adventures with the network today!  Send to lundquist989@cs.com.
***  To subscribe for free: Join our Google Groups Listerv.  If you are already a Google Groups member, just sign up for the “Your Very Next Step” group.  Otherwise, send Ned and email and he’ll get you on the list.  Contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com.

 

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

 

*** In this issue:
***  Travel News:

 

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

***  The World’s Most Hi-Tech Hotels

***  BEST WINTER TRIPS 2017

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

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

***  The Best Places to Travel in 2017

***  10 Frequent Flier Secrets Every Traveler Should Know

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

***  10 of the best holidays for solo travellers

***  How Do I Stay Warm in a Hammock?

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

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

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

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

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

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

…and much more…and it’s all FREE!!!

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

 

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

 

January 21-23                                    Gdansk, Poland

January 23-27                                    London, UK

March 6-10                                         Galveston, Texas

March 10-11                                       Chicago, Ill.

March 21-25                                       Langkawi, Malaysia

March 26-30                                       Accra, Ghana

April 16-18                                           Cartagena, Colombia

May 13-21                                           Tokyo/Kyoto, Japan

 

***  The World’s Most Hi-Tech Hotels

Travelers Today

By JC Santos

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

 

***  BEST WINTER TRIPS 2017

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

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

 

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

By Shannon McMahon

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

 

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

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

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

 

***  The Best Places to Travel in 2017

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

 

***  10 Frequent Flier Secrets Every Traveler Should Know

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

By Liz Weiss

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

 

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

By Amanda Ruggeri

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

 

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

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

By Claire Volkman

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

by Meredith Carey

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

 

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

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

By Liz Weiss

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

By Liz Weiss

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

 

***  10 of the best holidays for solo travellers

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

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

 

***  How Do I Stay Warm in a Hammock?

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

 

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

By Jess Moss

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

By Rachel Center

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

 

***  Rail Trail of the month:

 

Trail of the Month for December 2016

Missouri’s Rock Island Trail State Park

by Laura Stark

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

 

Trail of the Month for January 2017

Connecticut’s Hop River State Park Trail

by Laura Stark

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

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

*** Adventure/Outdoor/Conservation job opportunities:

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

https://www.indeed.com/cmp/NorthWoods-Stewardship-Center/jobs/Crew-Leader-Assistant-Crew-Leader-94cfe94e4a80c6d2?q=Wildlife+Conservation

 

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

https://biologicaldiversity.applicantpro.com/jobs/509519-125660.html

 

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

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

 

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

http://agency.governmentjobs.com/ccco/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1624249

 

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

https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Bold-Earth-Teen-Adventures/jobs/Adventure-Trip-Leader-2262ce773d1e096a

 

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

https://sundance.applicantpro.com/jobs/515392-30495.html

 

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

http://newton.newtonsoftware.com/career/JobIntroduction.action?clientId=8a78826752b0003a0152cd4445380f1b&id=8a7886f8539c8fbc0153a02e96052269

 

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

*** Your Very Next Step is a service of the Job of the Week Network LLC © 2017 The Job of the Week Network LLC Edward Lundquist, ABC – Editor and Publisher Your Very Next Step 7813 Richfield Road Springfield, VA 22153 Home office phone: (703) 455-7661 lundquist989@cs.com   www.nedsjotw.com

 

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Your Very Next Step newsletter for November / December 2016

Your Very Next Step newsletter for November / December 2016

 

By Ned Lundquist www.yourverynextstep.com
Perhaps they are not the stars,

But rather openings in heaven where

The love of our lost ones pours through

And shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.

 

– Eskimo Legend

 

“With the possible exception of the equator, everything begins somewhere.”

– C.S. Lewis

 

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

 

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

 

“Your Very Next Step” adventure/outdoors/conservation newsletter, published by Ned Lundquist, is a cooperative community, and everyone is invited, no…encouraged, no…urged to participate.   Share your adventures with the network today!  Send to lundquist989@cs.com.
***  To subscribe for free: Join our Google Groups Listerv.  If you are already a Google Groups member, just sign up for the “Your Very Next Step” group.  Otherwise, send Ned and email and he’ll get you on the list.  Contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com.

 

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

 

*** In this issue:
***  Travel News:

 

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

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Native Seed Collection Internship (candidates will receive a living stipend of $7,800 for the season), Lake Mead National Recreation Area (LMNRA), the Great Basin Institute,  AmeriCorps,  Boulder City, NV

2.)  Trail Crew, Santa Cruz Mountains Trail Association (SCMTA), Castle Rock State Park and Big Basin Redwoods State Park, CA

3.)  Alpine Stewards, White Mountains, Appalachian Mountain Club, White Mountains National Forest, NH

 

*** Travel/Adventure/Outdoors/Conservation employment opportunities:
1.)  Executive Director, Kentucky Waterways Alliance, Inc. Louisville, KY

2.)  Executive Director, Conservation Lands Foundation, Durango, CO

3,)  WCS Bison Project Scientist, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Bozeman, Montana

4,)  FOREST CONSERVATION DIRECTOR, Pacific Forest Trust (PFT), San Francisco, CA

5,)  Communications Manager, Pacific Forest Trust (PFT), San Francisco, CA

6,)  Environmental Education and Camp Coordinator, Galena Creek Visitor Center, Great Basin Naturalists Environmental Science Camps, Reno, NV

7,)  Director, Communications, Rare, Arlington, VA

8,)  Knowledge Management & Learning Director, Rare, Arlington, VA

9,)  Media Relations Manager, African Wildlife Foundation, Washington, DC

 

…and much more…and it’s all FREE!!!

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

 

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

 

November 29-30              Singapore

January 24-26                    London, UK

March 7-9                            Galveston, Texas

 

***  How to visit nearly every national park in one epic road trip

By Christopher Ingraham

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/08/02/how-to-visit-nearly-every-national-park-in-one-epic-road-trip/?tid=a_inl

 

***  The New Retro JetBlue Jet Is Simply Gorgeous

by GABE ZALDIVAR

http://www.travelpulse.com/news/airlines/the-new-retro-jetblue-jet-is-simply-gorgeous.html

 

***  One Surefire Way to Spot Bedbugs in Your Hotel Room

By Caroline Morse

https://www.smartertravel.com/2016/05/10/one-surefire-way-to-spot-bedbugs-in-your-hotel-room/

 

***  45 years of Amtrak locomotives

http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/destinations/2016/11/23/amtrak-train-engine-locomotive/94274774/

 

***  TSA’s Tongue-In-Cheek Air Travel Tips

By RICH THOMASELLI

http://www.travelpulse.com/news/airlines/tsa-s-tongue-in-cheek-thanksgiving-air-travel-tips.html

 

***  Oddball museums around the world

http://www.fodors.com/news/photos/15-oddball-museums-around-the-world

 

***  Best tech gifts for travellers

http://www.cntraveler.com/galleries/2015-12-03/the-20-best-tech-gifts-for-travelers

 

***  Design Your Own Pop-Up Hotel and Sleep Literally Anywhere in the World

A high-end travel operator will actually build a hotel from the ground up, just for you, the way you like it.

by Nikki Ekstein

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-12-01/design-and-sleep-in-your-own-bespoke-pop-up-hotel

 

***  A Long Winter’s Nap

How does bear hibernation work? Learn about this metabolic process

By Heather Stephenson

http://www.outdoors.org/articles/amc-outdoors/a-long-winters-nap-bear-hibernation

 

***  MAD MEN OF THE MOUNTAINS: VINTAGE GEAR ADS

By Emily Monac

http://www.outdoors.org/articles/amc-outdoors/vintage-gear-ads/

 

***  The 10 cheapest European city breaks for winter

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/galleries/The-10-cheapest-European-city-breaks/

 

***  Air India Sets Record for Longest Flight in the World

by Cynthia Drescher

http://www.cntraveler.com/story/air-india-sets-record-for-longest-flight-in-the-world

 

***  Stockholm vs Copenhagen?

by Chris Girdler

https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/stockholm-or-copenhagen/

 

***  Africa mythbusting: 10 ‘facts’ that just aren’t true

https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/africa-mythbusting-10-facts-that-just-arent-true/

 

***  7 hot travel spots to check out in 2017

https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/7-hot-travel-spots-to-check-out-in-2017/

 

***  Super-Wealthy Men Are Now Entitled to Free Facials Before Their Flights

Stop sweating your long layover—luxurious spa treatments, especially geared toward men, are the latest development in the airport lounge arms race.

by Eric Rosen

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-30/best-airport-lounge-spa-treatments-for-men-a-global-guide

 

***  This airport has America’s best bathroom

by Harriet Baskas

http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/2016/11/22/minneapolis-st-paul-airport-cintas-best-restroom-contest/94266170/

 

***  Solo travel 101: how to be prepared and stay positive

by Joni Taisey

https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/solo-travel-101-how-to-survive-when-it-all-goes-wrong/

 

***  Rail Trail of the month:

 

Michigan’s Saginaw County to Bay County Connector

by Robert Annis

http://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2016/november/11/michigan-s-saginaw-county-to-bay-county-connector/

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Native Seed Collection Internship (candidates will receive a living stipend of $7,800 for the season), Lake Mead National Recreation Area (LMNRA), the Great Basin Institute,  AmeriCorps,  Boulder City, NV

http://bit.ly/2gnHxuW

 

2.)  Trail Crew, Santa Cruz Mountains Trail Association (SCMTA), Castle Rock State Park and Big Basin Redwoods State Park, CA

https://sempervirens.org/protect-redwoods/volunteer-opportunities/

 

3.)  Alpine Stewards, White Mountains, Appalachian Mountain Club, White Mountains National Forest, NH

 

PROTECTING WHITE MOUNTAIN ALPINE VEGETATION

 

The joint U.S. Forest Service (USFS)/Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) Alpine Stewardship Volunteer program started in 2000, sparked by the dedicated interest of a few individuals. Today the program has developed new partnerships with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) and expanded its efforts to include both Franconia Ridge and the Mt. Washington summit.

 

The AMC, USFS, and ATC hope to increase the public’s awareness of its impact on the alpine environment and educate visitors about preservation of alpine vegetation. The volunteer Alpine Stewards address topics such as the importance of staying on the trail, prevention of “summit sprawl,” Leave No Trace ethics, alpine safety and low-impact trail tending. While on the trail, Stewards respond to questions or concerns of hikers and engage visitors in a friendly, educational manner.

 

ALPINE STEWARD QUALITIES

 

  • Individuals interested in applying should:

 

  • Have a friendly, outgoing, professional manner, in addition to experience working with the public in a recreational setting.

 

  • Have extensive hiking experience and an understanding of AMC and the White Mountain National Forest.

 

  • Are committed to the protection of the alpine zone and the promotion of Leave No Trace ethics.

 

  • Have comfort in approaching individuals to provide educational conservation and safety information.

 

  • Hold a current Wilderness First Aid and CPR certification;or are willing to be certified.

 

  • Can provide coverage at least two weekends per year.

 

  • Can attend the annual training held one weekend in the spring.

 

  • Are AMC members.

 

In addition, Alpine Stewards also:

 

  • Demonstrate appropriate alpine zone behavior and Leave No Trace ethics and approach hikers to provide education on these matters as well as ecology, Forest Service backcountry camping regulations, and low-impact trail tending.

 

  • Provide information to visitors about safety concerns, particularly regarding weather.

 

  • Participate in AMC’s Mountain Watch program by monitoring plant phenology stages and collecting data for AMC research.

 

SUPPORT

 

  • Partners provide the following support for alpine stewards:

 

  • Room and board on the weekends they serve at Greenleaf hut or Joe Dodge Lodge.

 

  • Gear and uniform to use while working.

 

  • Recognition for their efforts through Stewardship Society awards, based on the number of hours contributed annually.

 

  • Discounts on AMC retail merchandise while volunteering.

 

http://www.outdoors.org/volunteer/trails/apline-stewards.cfm

 

*** Adventure/Outdoor/Conservation job opportunities:

 

1.)  Executive Director, Kentucky Waterways Alliance, Inc. Louisville, KY

http://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-executive-director-louisville-kentucky/147948344661

 

2.)  Executive Director, Conservation Lands Foundation, Durango, CO

http://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-executive-director-durango-colorado/147977645637

 

3,)  WCS Bison Project Scientist, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Bozeman, Montana

https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWebHost/jobdetails.aspx?jobId=305634

 

4,)  FOREST CONSERVATION DIRECTOR, Pacific Forest Trust (PFT), San Francisco, CA

https://www.pacificforest.org/about-us/careers/forest-conservation-director/

 

5,)  Communications Manager, Pacific Forest Trust (PFT), San Francisco, CA

https://www.pacificforest.org/about-us/careers/communications-manager/

 

6,)  Environmental Education and Camp Coordinator, Galena Creek Visitor Center, Great Basin Naturalists Environmental Science Camps, Reno, NV

http://bit.ly/2f9dv0G

 

7,)  Director, Communications, Rare, Arlington, VA

https://careers-rare.icims.com/jobs/1173/director%2c-communications/job

 

8,)  Knowledge Management & Learning Director, Rare, Arlington, VA

https://careers-rare.icims.com/jobs/1172/knowledge-management-%26-learning-director/job

 

9,)  Media Relations Manager, African Wildlife Foundation, Washington, DC

http://www.awf.org/about/careers/media-relations-manager

 

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

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Your Very Next Step newsletter for September / October 2016

Your Very Next Step newsletter for September / October 2016

 

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

– Henry David Thoreau

 

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

 

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

 

“Your Very Next Step” adventure/outdoors/conservation newsletter, published by Ned Lundquist, is a cooperative community, and everyone is invited, no…encouraged, no…urged to participate.   Share your adventures with the network today!  Send to lundquist989@cs.com.
***  To subscribe for free:  http://bit.ly/JOTWSubscribe

 

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

 

*** In this issue:
***  Travel News:

 

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

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

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

***  North Korean Passports

***  Small, beautiful Mediterranean islands

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

***  World’s Best Places to Visit

***  10 of the best small Mediterranean hotels:

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

***  Best frequent-flier promotions for fall 2016

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

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

***  10 of the best new travel books

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

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

***  Iceland’s psychedelic Stonehenge

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

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

***  5 National Parks You Must Experience this Fall

***  Hiking through a Hawaiian lava tube

***  Bhutan’s dark secret to happiness

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

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

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

***  7 Tips For Traveling During a Crisis

***  BBC Travel’s Geoguessr

***  Five myths about hiking the Appalachian Trail

***  Rail Trail of the Month

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

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

…and much more…and it’s all FREE!!!

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

 

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

 

October 16-19                   Lincoln, NH

October 21-23                   Detroit, MI

October 25                          Doha, Qatar

November 13-15              Halifax, Nova Scotia

November 29-30              Singapore

January 24-26                    London, UK

March 7-9                            Galveston, Texas

 

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

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

 

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

by Katherine LaGrave

Hint: that barcode means something.

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

 

***  North Korean Passports

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

 

***  Small, beautiful Mediterranean islands

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

 

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

By PATRICK CLARKE

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

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

 

***  World’s Best Places to Visit

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

 

***  10 of the best small Mediterranean hotels:

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

 

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

By PAUL THOMPSON

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

 

***  Best frequent-flier promotions for fall 2016

By Ramsey Qubein

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

 

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

By Christopher Elliott

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

 

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

by Caitlin Morton

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

 

***  10 of the best new travel books

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

 

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

By RICH THOMASELLI

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

 

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

By Krisanne Fordham

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

 

***  Iceland’s psychedelic Stonehenge

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

By Jennifer Kingsley

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

 

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

by Lilit Marcus

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

 

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

chosen by Atlas Obscura

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

 

***  5 National Parks You Must Experience this Fall

By PATRICK CLARKE

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

 

***  Hiking through a Hawaiian lava tube

By Stephanie Elam

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

 

***  Bhutan’s dark secret to happiness

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

By Eric Weiner

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

 

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

By Andrew DePietro

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

 

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

by Jordi Lippe-McGraw

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

 

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

Nicholas Jubber on the Sahara

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

 

***  7 Tips For Traveling During a Crisis

By PATRICK CLARKE

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

 

***  BBC Travel’s Geoguessr

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

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

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

 

***  Five myths about hiking the Appalachian Trail

by Everett Potter

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

 

***  Rail Trail of the Month

 

Hawaii’s Ke Ala Hele Makalae

by Laura Stark

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

 

Pennsylvania’s Pine Creek Rail Trail

by Laura Stark

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

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

*** Adventure/Outdoor/Conservation job opportunities:

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

 

*** 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 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

 

*** 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 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

 

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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

 

*** 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
© 2015 The Job of the Week Network LLC
Edward Lundquist, ABC –
Editor and Publisher
Your Very Next Step
7813 Richfield Road
Springfield, VA 22153
Home office phone: (703) 455-7661
lundquist989@cs.com
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