Your Very Next Step newsletter for May June 2024

Your Very Next Step newsletter for May June 2024

 

By Ned Lundquist
www.yourverynextstep.com

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

— John Muir

 

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

– Lao Tzu

 

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

 

http://www.yourverynextstep.com/2024/06/23/your-very-next-step-newsletter-for-may-june-2024

 

***  If you are not receiving this newsletter via the Google Groups list, contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com to get on the 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 an email, ask nicely, 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 and adventure news; volunteer conservation and wilderness opportunities; travel, adventure and conservation jobs.

***  Where am I?

 

Dong Hoi City, Quang Binh Province, Vietnam

 

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

 

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

 

30 July – 3 August                            Honolulu, Hawaii

 

11-14 August                                     San Diego, CA

 

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

 

***  Vietnam: The Ultimate Travel Experience

https://vietnam.travel/things-to-do/vietnam-ultimate-travel-experience

 

***  THE RISE AND FALL OF ‘TRAIN STREET’

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

https://www.vietnaminfocus.com/train-street-hanoi/

 

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

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

By Jessica Puckett

https://www.cntraveler.com/story/cheapest-business-class-airlines

 

***  VIETNAM TRAVEL GUIDE

By Nomadic matt

https://www.nomadicmatt.com/travel-guides/vietnam-travel-tips/

 

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

By Rachel Chang

https://www.afar.com/magazine/lesser-known-chinatowns-in-the-united-states

 

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

By SkyTrax

https://www.worldairportawards.com/the-worlds-top-10-airports-of-2024/

 

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

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

By Christopher Muther

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2024/05/03/lifestyle/airplane-dos-donts-rules-etiquette-travel/

 

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

B Brian Cohen

https://thegatewithbriancohen.com/these-5-countries-do-not-have-airports-one-has-no-hotels-either/

 

***  What Not To Do In Vietnam

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

https://awesomejelly.com/things-you-should-never-do-in-vietnam-t2/

 

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

By Bennett Kleinman

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/7-irresistible-delicacies-you-need-to-try/XvHyVpKgiwAG5aiG

 

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

By Tara Schatz

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/10-obscure-things-you-didnt-know-were-unesco-protected/XvHyVpKgiwAG5aqJ

 

***  10 Tourist Traps That Are Actually Worth Visiting

By Julia Hammond

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/10-international-tourist-traps-that-are-actually-worth-visiting/ZVPMyXCbQQAHRXoM

 

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

By Bennett Kleinman

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/6-of-the-tallest-tourist-attractions-in-the-u-s/ZH9o0srm_wAHueLs

 

***  This Banned Drink Is Making a Comeback

By Erika Ebsworth-Goold

https://www.fodors.com/world/south-america/colombia/experiences/news/everything-you-need-to-know-about-colombias-famed-banned-beverage-chicha

 

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

By Brian Cohen

https://thegatewithbriancohen.com/these-5-countries-do-not-have-airports-one-has-no-hotels-either/

 

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

If the road gets bumpy, try these mindfulness techniques.

By Sarah Buder

https://www.afar.com/magazine/how-to-stay-calm-when-your-trip-goes-wrong

 

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

By Andrew Nelson

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/destinations/2024/04/18/where-are-the-azores-islands-portugal/73344582007/

 

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

By Nicholas DeRenzo

https://www.afar.com/hotels/best-hotel-getaways-new-england

 

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

By Rachel Gresh

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/breathtaking-places-in-the-us/ZSA-MQU7rwAHYAQ8

 

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

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

By Brian Major

https://www.afar.com/magazine/how-saint-kitts-and-nevis-is-prioritizing-sustainability

 

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

By Walker Armstrong

https://www.capecodtimes.com/story/news/2024/05/16/cape-cod-traffic-bridges-rotaries-construction-bass-river-sagamore-bourne/73645457007/

 

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

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

By Chloe Arrojado

https://www.afar.com/magazine/5-places-to-retire-overseas-where-your-dollar-will-go-further

 

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

By Bailey Berg

https://www.afar.com/magazine/how-do-airports-get-their-3-letter-codes

 

***  QATAR AIRWAYS NAMED WORLD’S BEST AIRLINE FOR 2024

by AirlineRatings.com Editors

https://www.airlineratings.com/news/qatar-airwas-worlds-best-airline-for-2024/

 

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

By Apeksha Bhateja

https://www.fodors.com/news/trip-ideas/the-best-nudist-cruises-beaches-and-resorts

 

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

By Alina Polishuk

https://www.afar.com/magazine/9-us-restaurants-with-awe-inspiring-views

 

***  9 Best Outdoor Towns in the U.S.

By Lianne Frith

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/best-outdoor-towns-in-the-us/XvHyVpKgiwAG5as2

 

Rail Trail of the Month

 

 

 

 

April 2024

 

Georgia’s Cricket Frog Trail

By Austyn Gaffney

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2024/april/04/georgias-cricket-frog-trail/

 

May 2024

 

Ohio’s Wolf Creek Trail

By Chez Chesak

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2024/may/03/ohios-wolf-creek-trail/

 

June 2024

 

Virginia’s High Bridge Trail State Park

By Ashley Stimpson

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2024/june/01/virginias-high-bridge-trail-state-park/

 

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

 

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

https://www.nps.gov/tica/getinvolved/volunteer.htm

 

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

https://www.wildal.org/volunteer-wilderness-rangers.html

 

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

https://www.volunteer.gov/s/volunteer-opportunity/a093d00000184j8AAA/jackson-national-fish-hatchery-volunteer

 

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

https://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/vip/vvirgrstation.htm

 

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

https://www.cervistech.com/acts/console.php?console_id=0064&console_type=event&ht=1

 

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

https://www.volunteer.gov/s/volunteer-opportunity/a093d00000189KVAAY/chisos-basin-visitor-center-host-august-september-and-October

 

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

https://www.wildspotter.org/index.cfm

 

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

https://www.indianpeakswilderness.org/volunteer-opportunities

 

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

https://macarthurbeach.org/internships/

 

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

 

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

https://www.idealist.org/en/nonprofit/77d020996c8a4f47aec43c37551ef368-pinchot-partners-morton

 

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

https://philanthropynewsdigest.org/jobs/84537-executive-

 

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

https://conservationnw.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/CNW-Job-Announcement_Seasonal-Outreach-Specialist%E2%80%AF_2024-1.pdf

 

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

https://www.workopolis.com/jobsearch/viewjob/DfuGk5z86ch5HfZ26mu5acUinvqZowrQN72F0sG5BkyKDohvUhlZxwyA1HhgOdMZ

 

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

https://en-ca.whatjobs.com/job/Ena-Lake-Lodge/saskatchewan/66663281

 

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

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/program-instructor-stone-canyon-outdoor-edventures-fall-2024-at-douglas-county-school-district-3918812210/

 

7.)  Lead Climbing Guide, Adventures on the Gorge, Fayetteville, WV

https://www.ziprecruiter.com/c/Adventures-on-the-Gorge/Job/Lead-Climbing-Guide/-in-Fayetteville,WV?jid=37850e03112c6746

 

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

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/4515915/communications-specialist-communications-consultant-3

 

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

https://builtin.com/job/coordinator-svp-conservation-programs-and-svp-external-affairs/2714209

 

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

https://www.get.it/job/adventure-education-instructor-in-raleigh-nc-at-broadreach-academic-treks-ga_512626972648538164

 

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

https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/1111769

 

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

https://www.bluefishjobs.com/jobs/19908009/director-of-outdoor-leadership-education

 

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

https://jobs.odwyerpr.com/job/public-relations-manager-social-media-specialist/73519010/

 

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

https://www.vscyberhosting.com/greatbasin/Careers.aspx?req=2024-AIM-002&type=JOBDESCR

 

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

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-social-media-associate-washington-dc/2745390536

 

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

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2024-summer-wilderness-canoe-guide-at-northern-tier-national-high-adventure-base-3887959758/

 

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

 

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Ha’ina ‘ia mai ana ka’puana

(And So The Story Is Told)

-Traditional ending to Hawaiian songs

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Your Very Next Step newsletter for March April 2024

 Your Very Next Step newsletter for March April 2024

 

By Ned Lundquist
www.yourverynextstep.com

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.”

― Mark Twain

 

This edition of YVNS comes to you from Ubud, Gianyar Regency, Bali, Indonesia

 

http://www.yourverynextstep.com/2024/04/20/your-very-next-step-newsletter-for-march-april-2024

 

***  If you are not receiving this newsletter via the Google Groups list, contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com to get on the 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 an email, ask nicely, 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 (scroll down to find the links for these stories):

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

 

***  Where am I?

 

1.)  The Dramatic Balinese Kecak Dance: Episode Taken from the Ramayana Epic Poem

 

2.)  Balinese Cooking Class

 

3.)  Bali Bird Walk

 

4.)  10 Underrated U.S. National Parks

 

5.)  A Definitive Ranking of U.S. License Plates

 

6.)  9 Best Outdoor Towns in the U.S.

 

7.)  10 Best Scenic Drives in the U.S.

 

8.)  Adopt an Eastern Egg Rock Puffin

 

9.)  Doha named world’s best airport; Singapore’s Changi falls to second

 

10.)  12 of the Strangest Towns in the U.S.

 

11.)  These Are the Most Humid Cities in the World

 

12.)  The Prettiest Gardens in the World

 

13.)  Please Don’t Put Your Suitcase on the Bed, Ever

 

14.)  Maine town voted top vacation spot for 2024, according to Real Simple magazine

 

15.)  5 Pricey Cities That Are Actually Worth Visiting

 

16.)  17 Summer Road Trips in the US!

 

17.)  15 Quick International Flights from the West Coast That Are Under Six Hours

 

18.)  10 Ways to Be a Good Tourist in Kauai

 

19.)  TSA Trials Self-Screening Checkpoint in Las Vegas

 

20.)  Passenger Kicked off Flight for Very Common Passport Problem

 

21.)  10 Ancient Cities That You Can Still Visit Today

 

22.)  The ski hill that is ‘the biggest baby sitter on the Massachusetts North Shore’

 

23.)  The 16 Most Dangerous Hikes in the World

 

24.)  Rail Trail of the Month

 

March 2024 — Alaska’s Campbell Creek Trail.

 

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

 

1.)  DFW Airport Ambassador, Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Texas

 

2.)  Volunteer opportunities, National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa, Pago Pago, American Samoa

 

3.)  Hudson River Eel Project, Rewilding Institute Hudson River estuary, New York, NY

 

4.)  Communications Intern – Long Island Sound Study, NEIWPCC, Stamford, Connecticut

 

5.)  Family-Friendly Sea Turtle Rescue, GoEco, Nusa Penida, Bali, Indonesia

 

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

 

1.)  Summer Naturalist, Catalina Island Conservancy, Avalon, Calif.

https://catalinaconservancy.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Summer-Naturalist.pdf

 

2.)  Communications Specialist, Corporate Engagement, The Nature Conservancy, Rapid City, SD

 

3.)  Outreach Education Fellow, Dunes Learning Center, Chesterton, Indiana

 

4.)  Communications Specialist, Corporate Engagement, The Nature Conservancy, Brunswick, ME

 

5.)  PROGRAM ASSISTANT-VETERANS & HEROS TO AGRICULTURE PROGRAM, WV Department of Agriculture, Charleston, WV

 

6.)  Riparian and Fisheries Habitat Technician, Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks, Dillon, Montana

 

7.)  Outreach & Education Specialist, Yamhill Soil & Water Conservation District, McMinnville, Oregon

 

8.)  Science Communicator, Sustainable Conservation, San Francisco, CA

 

9.)  Summer Day Camp Environmental Educators, Nature Vision, Flexible (King County), Washington

 

10.)  Communications and Outreach Assistant, Seabird Institute, National Audubon Society, Rockland, Maine

 

11.)  Community Outreach Specialist, The Nature Conservancy, Johnstown, Nebraska

 

12.)  Outreach Specialist, Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Tallahassee, Florida

 

13.)  Campaign Communications Manager, The Ohio Environmental Council, Columbus, OH

 

14.)  Executive Director, Appalachian Resource Conservation & Development Council, Flexible (Kingsport, Johnson City, and Bristol), Tennessee

 

15.)  Parks & Recreation Communications Specialist, Ottawa County Parks, miOttawa.org, West Olive, MI

 

16.)  Director External Communications, REI, Seattle, Washington

 

17.)  River Protection & Environmental Rights Advocacy Associate, Delaware Riverkeeper Network, Bristol, Pennsylvania

 

18.)  Communications/Digital Intern, New Jersey League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, Hamilton Township, NJ

 

*** Travel news and adventures

 

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

 

April 10-23 2024                                             Singapore / Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

May 18-23, 2024                                              Gdynia, Poland

May 31-June 5, 2024                                       Corona Del mar / Temecula, Calif.

 

***  Where am I?

 

Ubud, Gianyar Regency, Bali, Indonesia

 

*** 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/).

 

1.)  The Dramatic Kecak Dance: Episode Taken from the Ramayana Epic Poem

 

We saw the Kecak Dance Pura Dalem in Ubud…but there are performance of different dances and various locations just about every night.  They are all dramatic spectacles, but the Bali Kecak dance includes the Fire Trance Dance performance includes, well, walking on fire.  We got there early for front row seats that cost less than $7.00 USD.

 

https://www.indonesia.travel/gb/en/destinations/bali-nusa-tenggara/ubud/kecak-dance

https://www.baliaround.com/kecak-fire-trance-dance-ubud/

https://www.raftingbali.net/kecak-dance-ubud/

 

2.)  Balinese Cooking Class

 

Learn to cook some of the most well-known Balinese dishes from the Cooking Class in Ubud

 

Get to know the story and backstory of various Balinese meals while being surrounded by Ubud’s natural beauty.  This cost us about $22 per person, and included a market tour and hands-on preparation—and consumption–of a nine-course meal.

https://www.klook.com/activity/17260-cooking-class-ubud-bali/

 

3.)  Bali Bird Walk

 

A delightful morning can be spent in the country-side that surrounds Ubud.  We saw 23 different birds, plus butterflies and even a monitor lizard.  The walk costs just $37 USD and includes a donation to the Bali Bird Club.  Our guide, Su, has been leading these walks for 31 years, and she still gets excited when she spots the birds.

https://balibirdwalk.com/walks

 

4.)  10 Underrated U.S. National Parks

Surprisingly, over 50% of annual park visits are confined to just 10 popular parks. Looking to escape the crowds? Here are 10 underrated U.S. national parks to visit instead.

By Bradley O’Neill

https://dailypassport.com/underrated-us-national-parks/

 

5.)  A Definitive Ranking of U.S. License Plates

By Bennett Kleinman

(Ned does not agree with this ranking)

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/a-definitive-ranking-of-u-s-license-plates/Za7CO8zLYwAH0ZOu

 

6.)  9 Best Outdoor Towns in the U.S.

America is the land of adventure. When you travel to a new town, often you can find plenty of excitement right from the jump. Whether you want to hike mountain trails, kayak across bays, or ski down glistening slopes, here are nine outdoor towns that deliver the thrills.

– By Lianne Frith

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/best-outdoor-towns-in-the-us/XvHyVpKgiwAG5as2

 

7.)  10 Best Scenic Drives in the U.S.

By Julia Hammond

America’s scale and the diversity of its landscapes make it the ideal place for an epic road trip. From coast to coast there’s a plethora of pretty routes to choose from, both within and outside of the country’s national parks. If you’re hoping to be inspired, take a look at our picks for the ten best scenic drives in the U.S.

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/best-scenic-drives-in-the-u-s/ZP9vJgU7rwAHX_v7

 

8.)  Adopt an Eastern Egg Rock Puffin

National Audubon Society

https://act.audubon.org/a/adopt-or-renew-your-eastern-egg-rock-puffin\

 

9.)  Hamad International in Doha named world’s best airport, Changi falls to second

Changi Airport was also named the best airport in Asia, and best in the world for its immigration services.

By Whitney William

https://asianews.network/hamad-international-in-doha-named-worlds-best-airport-changi-falls-to-second/

 

10.)  12 of the Strangest Towns in the U.S.

When it comes to the weird and strange, the U.S. does it better than most. With over 2,680 miles from coast to coast, there’s a lot of space for small towns to develop a few… eccentricities. From alleged UFO sightings to strange art installations, anything goes in America’s wild countryside. Put on your tinfoil hat for protection and dive into the strangest towns in the U.S.

By Aimee Long

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/the-strangest-towns-in-the-u-s/Y_js8R6QgAAH77Jc

 

11.)  These Are the Most Humid Cities in the World

By Apeksha Bhateja

https://www.fodors.com/news/news/the-most-humid-cities-in-the-world

 

12.)  The Prettiest Gardens in the World

By Aimee Long

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/the-prettiest-gardens-from-around-the-world/Y9AMyh6QgAAH76PM

 

13.)  Please Don’t Put Your Suitcase on the Bed, Ever

The real reason there’s a luggage rack in your hotel room.

By Lyndsey Matthews

https://www.afar.com/magazine/why-you-should-never-put-your-suitcase-on-the-bed

 

14.)  Maine town voted top vacation spot for 2024, according to Real Simple magazine

By Ava Berger

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2024/03/22/metro/maine-town-top-vacation-spot/?et_rid=768967340

 

15.)  5 Pricey Cities That Are Actually Worth Visiting

By Julia Hammond

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/pricey-cities-that-are-actually-worth-visiting/ZbKJ98V_uAAH2NYt

 

16.)  17 Summer Road Trips in the US!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1ZbgYEEA3E

 

17.)  15 Quick International Flights from the West Coast That Are Under Six Hours

By Apeksha Bhateja

https://www.fodors.com/news/trip-ideas/best-international-cities-to-travel-to-from-the-west-coast

 

18.)  10 Ways to Be a Good Tourist in Kauai

By Sunny Fitzgerald

https://www.fodors.com/world/north-america/usa/hawaii/kauai/experiences/news/photos/how-to-be-a-good-traveler-when-visiting-kauai-hawaii

 

19.)  TSA Trials Self-Screening Checkpoint in Las Vegas

By Joe Cortez

https://www.flyertalk.com/articles/tsa-trials-self-screening-checkpoint-in-las-vegas.html

 

20.)  Passenger Kicked off Flight for Very Common Passport Problem

By Apeksha Bhateja

https://www.fodors.com/news/news/how-to-avoid-being-dumped-from-a-flight-due-to-a-damaged-passport

 

21.)  10 Ancient Cities That You Can Still Visit Today

https://www.dictionaryscoop.com/article/10-Ancient-Cities-That-You-Can-Still-Visit-Today

 

22.)  The ski hill that is ‘the biggest baby sitter on the Massacusetts North Shore’

For generations, Ski Bradford has been a warm and wild rite of passage for children

By Billy Baker

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2024/02/23/metro/ski-bradford-north-shore/

 

23.)  The 16 Most Dangerous Hikes in the World

Disclaimer: Although these 16 hikes are completely legal and their paths well-trodden, you should be in decent physical shape and without a fear of heights to take them on.

By Geena Truman

https://www.fodors.com/news/photos/the15-deadliest-hikes-in-the-world

 

24.)  Rail Trail of the Month

 

 

 

 

Trail of the Month: March 2024

Alaska’s short, sunlit summers and its long, dark winters are no match for the Campbell Creek Trail.

By Agueda Pacheco Flores

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2024/march/12/alaskas-campbell-creek-trail/

 

***  Trail/Outdoor/Conservation internship and volunteer opportunities:

 

***  From Paul Hart:

 

Captain:

 

I’m having deja vu as I write this but here’s a YVNS volunteer item for your next thrilling issue; may have sent it before. This is my major volunteer activity now that I’ve retired and I thoroughly enjoy it. Boy, can I tell stories and I’ve only been doing it 3 years.

 

Cheers,

 

Paul Hart

 

1.)  DFW Airport Ambassador, Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Texas

 

Assist passengers and answer questions as travelers navigate the world’s second-busiest airport. You get to make people happy, enjoy camaraderie with fellow volunteers, and pick up some neat swag now and then.

 

https://www.dfwairport.com/explore/plan/assist/ambassadors/

 

2.)  Volunteer opportunities, National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa, Pago Pago, American Samoa

https://americansamoa.noaa.gov/involved/volunteer.html

 

3.)  Hudson River Eel Project, Rewilding Institute Hudson River estuary, New York, NY

https://rewilding.org/rewilding-volunteer-opportunities/

 

4.)  Communications Intern – Long Island Sound Study, NEIWPCC, Stamford, Connecticut

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-communications-intern–long-island-sound-study-stamford-connecticut/4522262577

 

5.)  Family-Friendly Sea Turtle Rescue, GoEco, Nusa Penida, Bali, Indonesia

 

Take part in a family-friendly edition of one of GoEco’s best sea turtle conservation programs! Help a dedicated team on the isle of Nusa Penida, off the coast of Bali, to care for injured sea turtles until they are ready to be released into the sea again!

 

https://www.goeco.org/area/volunteer-in-asia/bali/family-friendly-sea-turtle-rescue/

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation job opportunities:

 

1.)  Summer Naturalist, Catalina Island Conservancy, Avalon, Calif.

https://catalinaconservancy.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Summer-Naturalist.pdf

 

2.)  Communications Specialist, Corporate Engagement, The Nature Conservancy, Rapid City, SD

https://www.prodivnet.com/job/communications-specialist-corporate-engagement-rapid-city-south-dakota-14292487

 

3.)  Outreach Education Fellow, Dunes Learning Center, Chesterton, Indiana

https://duneslearningcenter.org/employment

 

4.)  Communications Specialist, Corporate Engagement, The Nature Conservancy, Brunswick, ME

https://www.learn4good.com/jobs/brunswick/maine/marketing_and_pr/2934126079/e/

 

5.)  PROGRAM ASSISTANT-VETERANS & HEROS TO AGRICULTURE PROGRAM, WV Department of Agriculture, Charleston, WV

https://aghires.com/career/215405/Program-Assistant-Veterans-Heros-To-Agriculture-Program-In-West-Virginia-Charleston

 

6.)  Riparian and Fisheries Habitat Technician, Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks, Dillon, Montana

https://mtstatejobs.taleo.net/careersection/200/jobdetail.ftl?job=24140575

 

7.)  Outreach & Education Specialist, Yamhill Soil & Water Conservation District, McMinnville, Oregon

https://yamhillswcd.org/outreach-and-education-specialist-position-opening/

 

8.)  Science Communicator, Sustainable Conservation, San Francisco, CA

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-science-communicator-san-francisco-california/7164811169

 

9.)  Summer Day Camp Environmental Educators, Nature Vision, Flexible (King County), Washington

https://philanthropynewsdigest.org/jobs/83594-summer-day-camp-environmental-educators

 

10.)  Communications and Outreach Assistant, Seabird Institute, National Audubon Society, Rockland, Maine

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/5596/communications-%26-outreach-assistant/job

 

11.)  Community Outreach Specialist, The Nature Conservancy, Johnstown, Nebraska

https://www.jofdav.com/jobs/48851252-community-outreach-specialist

 

12.)  Outreach Specialist, Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Tallahassee, Florida

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-ops-fisheries–wildlife-biological-scientist-iii–imperiled-species-management-outreach-specialist-tallahassee-florida/7477913266

 

13.)  Campaign Communications Manager, The Ohio Environmental Council, Columbus, OH

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-campaign-communications-manager-columbus-ohio/6926400845

 

14.)  Executive Director, Appalachian Resource Conservation & Development Council, Flexible (Kingsport, Johnson City, and Bristol), Tennessee

https://philanthropynewsdigest.org/jobs/83215-executive-director

 

15.)  Parks & Recreation Communications Specialist, Ottawa County Parks, miOttawa.org, West Olive, MI

https://michigan.tarta.ai/j/EmHubo0BcRajQcTjoTWH0124-parks-recreation-communications-specialist-in-west-olive-michigan-at-miottawa-org

 

16.)  Director External Communications, REI, Seattle, Washington

https://www.rei.jobs/jobs/21846?lang=en-us

 

17.)  River Protection & Environmental Rights Advocacy Associate, Delaware Riverkeeper Network, Bristol, Pennsylvania

https://philanthropynewsdigest.org/jobs/83589-river-protection-environmental-rights-advocacy-associate?ut

 

18.)  Communications/Digital Intern, New Jersey League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, Hamilton Township, NJ

https://new-jersey.tarta.ai/j/nrvZa40BcRajQcTjXDCB0124-communications-digital-intern-in-hamilton-township-new-jersey-at-new-jersey-league-of-conservation-voters-education-fund

 

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

 

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Your Very Next Step newsletter for January February 2024

Your Very Next Step newsletter for January February 2024

 

By Ned Lundquist
www.yourverynextstep.com

“Adventure is not outside man; it is within.”

― George Eliot

 

This edition of YVNS comes to you from Springfield, Virginia.

 

http://www.yourverynextstep.com/2024/02/15/your-very-next-step-newsletter-for-january-february-2024

 

***  If you are not receiving this newsletter via the Google Groups list, contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com to get on the 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 an email, ask nicely, 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 (scroll down to find the links for these stories):

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

***  Where am I?

***  The Hardest Hiking Trails in the World

***  Better prices but additional requirements? What travelers should expect this year.

***  Flying in Economy? Here Are 4 Easy Ways to Make Your Flight More Comfortable

***  10 Underrated Caribbean Gems

***  The World’s Best Places to See the Northern Lights

***  10 of the Best Cities to Visit Without an Itinerary

***  8 Easy Hikes with Incredible Views in the U.S.

***  The 52 Definitive Rules of Flying

***  6 Places Where the Dollar Goes Farthest for Travelers

***  The Best Caribbean Islands to Visit in 2024

***  11 Adorably Tiny Hotels

***  You should be planning your summer road trip now

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

***  How to Actually Relax on Vacation

***  South Pacific’s most idyllic islands for a tropical getaway

***  Predator Biologist, Wildlife Innovations, San Diego, CA

***  South Pacific Pocket Guide

***  A Guide to Vacationing in the Seychelles Islands

***  SOUTH PACIFIC ISLANDS TRAVEL ADVICE

***  The Ultimate City Guide to Palma de Mallorca

***  This Italian Island Has Tranquil Villages, Stunning Beaches, and Luxury Hotels — Here’s How to Plan Your Trip

***  South Africa Travel Guide

 

***  Rail Trail of the Month

 

December 2023

Alabama’s Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail

 

January 2024

North Dakota’s Missouri Valley Millennium Legacy Trail

 

February 2024

New Jersey’s Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Trail

 

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

 

1.)  SKYWARN® Storm Spotter, NOAA, your location

2.)  Herring Count, Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT), Harwich, Mass.

3.)  Videographer and Video Editor(s), Maine Conservation Corps (MCC), Augusta, Maine

4.)  Volunteer Vacation 2024 (Volunteers will focus on removing conifer seedlings and replanting native grasses to ensure that invasive and non-native species), King Range National Conservation Area, Whitethorn, CA

5.)  ADOPT-A-TRAIL, The Virginia Capital Trail Foundation (VCTF), Henrico County, Charles City County, and James City County, Virginia

6.)  Backcountry overnight trail work parties, Pacific Northwest Trail Association, Sedro-Woolley, Washington

7.)  Volunteer, Plan My Gap Year (PMGY), Tabanan, Bali

8.)  Volunteer Positions, Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Lothian, MD

9.)  Rhino & Elephant Conservation, Black Rhino Breeding and Release Programme, Imire Rhino Conservation, Wedza, Zimbabwe

10.)  Dead Creek Visitor Center Ambassadors, Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area, Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department, Addison, Vermont

11.)  Volunteer Interpretive Hosts, Denbigh Experimental Forest, Dakota Prairie Grasslands, Bismarck, North Dakota.

 

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

1.)  Press Secretary, Conservation Law Foundation (CLF), Boston, MA, or one of CLF’s other offices (Concord, NH; Montpelier, VT; New Haven, CT; Portland, ME, Providence, RI)

2.)  Director of Program Communications, The Southern Environmental Law Center, Washington, DC

3.)  Baxter Park Campground Ranger (2024 Season), Bureau of Human Resources, State of Maine, Millinocket, Maine

4.)  Assistant Director – Office of Communications, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, Washington, District of Columbia

5.)  Full-Time Program Officer, Commission on Education and Communications and North America Region, International Union for Conservation of Nature-IUCN, Washington, District of Columbia,

6.)  Trail Crew Leader – Connecticut Woodlands Conservation Corps, Connecticut Forest & Park Association, Rockfall, CT

7.)  Trail Crew Member (RFOVservice area extends from Independence Pass to Parachute, Marblet to Glenwood Canyon), Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers, Carbondale, Colorado

8.)  PROJECT MANAGER, WILDLANDS RESTORATION VOLUNTEERS, Fort Collins or Longmont, CO (partially remote)

9.)  Coordinating Wildlife Biologist, American Bird Conservancy, Timber Lake, SD

10.)  Communications Coordinator, WWF Thailand – World Wide Fund for Nature International, Bangkok, Thailand

11.)  Communications and Engagement Manager – Housatonic Valley Association, The Housatonic Valley Association (HVA), Cornwall Bridge, CT

12.)  Naturalist – Education Specialist, Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, Portage, Alaska

13.)  Communications Content Specialist, Northeast Wilderness Trust, Montpelier, Vermon

14.)  Fish Culture Specialist, Miles City Hatchery, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Miles City, Montana

 

*** Travel news and adventures

 

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

 

March 7-11, 2024                                          San Francisco, CA

April 10-23 2024                                              Singapore / Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

May 18-23, 2024                                               Gdynia, Poland

 

***  Where am I?

 

Home for a change.

 

***  The Hardest Hiking Trails in the World

By Bennett Kleinman

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/the-hardest-hiking-trails-in-the-world/ZHEfMMrm_wAHud_A

 

***  Better prices but additional requirements? What travelers should expect this year.

By Christopher Elliott

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/columnist/2024/01/07/predictions-travel-2024/72094405007/

 

***  Flying in Economy? Here Are 4 Easy Ways to Make Your Flight More Comfortable

By Kristin Limoges

https://www.afar.com/magazine/how-to-improve-your-economy-class-flight

 

***  10 Underrated Caribbean Gems

By Sean Pavone.

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/underrated-caribbean-gems/YCMUCEa2nQAHLHnP

 

***  The World’s Best Places to See the Northern Lights

By Sarah Buder and Bailey Berg

https://www.afar.com/magazine/the-worlds-best-places-to-see-the-northern-lights

 

***  10 of the Best Cities to Visit Without an Itinerary

By Bradley O’Neill

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/10-best-cities-to-visit-without-an-itinerary/XvHyVpKgiwAG5att

 

***  8 Easy Hikes with Incredible Views in the U.S.

By Aimee Long

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/8-easy-hikes-with-incredible-views-in-the-u-s/ZJxqyYj5sgAHF1uG

 

***  The 52 Definitive Rules of Flying

A HANDBOOK FOR BEHAVING LIKE A CIVILIZED PERSON, FROM AIRPORT ARRIVAL TO LANDING

By Natalie Compton and Andrea Sachs

https://www.washingtonpost.com/travel/interactive/2023/flying-airport-etiquette/

 

***  6 Places Where the Dollar Goes Farthest for Travelers

By Adam Wisniewski

https://www.afar.com/magazine/best-places-to-visit-where-the-dollar-is-strong

 

***  The Best Caribbean Islands to Visit in 2024

From Barbados to Saint Lucia, there’s a perfect island for every traveler.

BY BRIAN MAJOR

https://www.cntraveler.com/gallery/best-islands-in-the-caribbean

 

***  11 Adorably Tiny Hotels

By Marissa Kozma

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/12-total-charming-tiny-hotels/XvHyVpKgiwAG5amx

 

***  You should be planning your summer road trip now

Mapping your route and stocking up on gear in advance will pay off when you hit the road

Advice by Emily Edwards

https://www.washingtonpost.com/travel/tips/plan-summer-road-trip/

 

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

By Jim Stewart

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/the-most-scenic-train-trips-in-the-u-s/XvHyVpKgiwAG5az5

 

***  How to Actually Relax on Vacation

Here are some editor-vetted and expert-approved tips for true relaxation.

BY OLIVIA MORELLI

https://www.cntraveler.com/story/how-to-relax-on-vacation

 

***  South Pacific’s most idyllic islands for a tropical getaway

By Celeste Brash

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/articles/how-to-choose-a-south-pacific-island

 

***  Predator Biologist, Wildlife Innovations, San Diego, CA

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/3802428745/?refId=VFcr8NHpFuiLDRJnFbJqSQ%3D%3D

 

***  South Pacific Pocket Guide

https://southpacificislands.travel/ps_members/south-pacific-pocket-guide/

 

***  A Guide to Vacationing in the Seychelles Islands

If the Seychelles Islands have always been on your list of places to visit, take these travel tips to heart.

By Steven Casale

https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/island-vacations/seychelles-islands-vacation-travel-guide

 

***  SOUTH PACIFIC ISLANDS TRAVEL ADVICE

https://www.responsiblevacation.com/vacations/south-pacific-islands/travel-guide/travel-advice#:~:text=Make%20sure%20you’re%20covered,the%20Solomon%20Islands%20and%20Vanuatu

 

***  The Ultimate City Guide to Palma de Mallorca

https://www.bontraveler.com/city-guide-palma-de-mallorca/

 

***  This Italian Island Has Tranquil Villages, Stunning Beaches, and Luxury Hotels — Here’s How to Plan Your Trip

By Dobrina Zhekova

https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-guide/sardinia-italy

 

***  South Africa Travel Guide

National Geographic’s latest travel stories about South Africa

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/destination/south-africa

 

*** 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/).

 

***  Rail Trail of the Month

 

 

 

December 2023

Alabama’s Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail

by Robert Annis

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2023/december/01/alabama-s-hugh-s-branyon-backcountry-trail/

 

January 2024

North Dakota’s Missouri Valley Millennium Legacy Trail

by Cindy Barks

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2024/january/10/north-dakota-s-missouri-valley-millennium-legacy-trail/

 

February 2024

New Jersey’s Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Trail

by Monica Cardoza

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2024/february/07/new-jerseys-delaware-and-raritan-canal-state-park-trail/

 

***  Trail/Outdoor/Conservation internship and volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  SKYWARN® Storm Spotter, NOAA, your location

 

Help keep your community safe by volunteering to become a trained severe storm spotter for NOAA’s National Weather Service. There is even an easy-to-use online community reporting tool, NWS StormReporter, which promotes the rapid delivery of coastal storm damage information to emergency management personnel and others across New England.

 

https://www.weather.gov/SKYWARN

 

2.)  Herring Count, Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT), Harwich, Mass.

 

Monitor a local herring run by counting the fish as they climb to their freshwater spawning grounds. The commitment is small (as little as one-half hour each week). You will help provide much needed data on this once historically abundant, but now declining fish. The program runs from April to June. Help us launch this new data-collecting program in Harwich!

 

https://harwichconservationtrust.org/volunteer-opportunities/

 

3.)  Videographer and Video Editor(s), Maine Conservation Corps (MCC), Augusta, Maine

https://www.maine.gov/dacf/parks/get_involved/conservation_corps/volunteer_opportunities_events_info.shtml?id=608783

 

4.)  Volunteer Vacation 2024 (Volunteers will focus on removing conifer seedlings and replanting native grasses to ensure that invasive and non-native species), King Range National Conservation Area, Whitethorn, CA

https://americanhiking.org/volunteer-vacation-trip/king-range-national-conservation-area-volunteer-vacations-2024/

 

5.)  ADOPT-A-TRAIL, The Virginia Capital Trail Foundation (VCTF), Henrico County, Charles City County, and James City County, Virginia

https://www.virginiacapitaltrail.org/adoptatrail

 

6.)  Backcountry overnight trail work parties, Pacific Northwest Trail Association, Sedro-Woolley, Washington

https://www.pnt.org/pnta/about-us/volunteer/

 

7.)  Volunteer, Plan My Gap Year (PMGY), Tabanan, Bali

https://www.planmygapyear.co.uk/volunteer-in-bali

 

8.)  Volunteer Positions, Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Lothian, MD

https://jugbay.org/volunteer/

 

9.)  Rhino & Elephant Conservation, Black Rhino Breeding and Release Programme, Imire Rhino Conservation, Wedza, Zimbabwe

https://www.volunteerworld.com/en/volunteer-program/rhino-elephant-conservation-in-zimbabwe-wedza

 

10.)  Dead Creek Visitor Center Ambassadors, Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area, Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department, Addison, Vermont

https://vtfishandwildlife.com/watch-wildlife/dead-creek-visitor-center

 

11.)  Volunteer Interpretive Hosts, Denbigh Experimental Forest, Dakota Prairie Grasslands, Bismarck, North Dakota.

https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/dpg/workingtogether/volunteering

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation job opportunities:

 

***  From Marisa Bright-DeLoatch:

 

Good morning,

 

Kindly see the attached exciting job announcement with the Conservation Law Foundation.  We would very much like to advertise with the JOTW.

 

Thank you,

 

Marisa Bright-DeLoatch

Recruitment Coordinator

 

1.)  Press Secretary, Conservation Law Foundation (CLF), Boston, MA, or one of CLF’s other offices (Concord, NH; Montpelier, VT; New Haven, CT; Portland, ME, Providence, RI)

 

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) is seeking a Press Secretary to support the mission of the organization by developing and implementing strategies to increase the organization’s visibility in a highly competitive media space.

 

The Press Secretary monitors fast-breaking news, helps develop the organization’s response to relevant news developments under tight deadlines, and leverages opportunities to promote CLF’s advocacy, expertise, and thought leadership to news decisionmakers and influencers.

This full-time, exempt position reports to the SVP of Communications and Marketing. The position can be based in Boston, MA, or one of CLF’s other offices (Concord, NH; Montpelier, VT; New Haven, CT; Portland, ME, Providence, RI).  There is also some opportunity for remote and flexible work within the region. There may be light travel within New England depending on where the person is based for media training or editorial board meetings.

 

What you’ll do:

 

  • Develop strategies for keeping CLF experts and advocacy issues front and center in a competitive media space
  • Translate CLF’s complex issues into digestible soundbites and talking points for reporters, producers, decisionmakers, and external and internal stakeholders
  • Conduct regular media trainings and prep CLF experts for interviews and other external appearances
  • Draft press releases, talking points, speeches, op-eds, development advocacy reports/factsheets, and other external collateral for reporters and stakeholders
  • Setup regular press briefings and/or editorial board meetings between news editors, CLF President and other advocates. Prep CLF staff for these briefings and attend when available.
  • Maintain strong relationships with reporters, producers, bloggers, podcasters, columnists across New England and nationally
  • Provide periodic media analysis for reports to Board, President, and other stakeholders;
  • Contribute to CLF’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

 

What you’ll need:

 

To be successful in this role, you’ll need:

  • At least 7 years of relevant experience;
  • Strong writing and editing skills;
  • Experience translating technical, scientific, or and legal language into accessible stories that resonate with reporters;
  • Experience writing and placing op-eds in national and local publications;
  • Ability to quickly turnaround press releases and statements under intense deadlines;
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

 

About CLF:

 

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) protects New England’s environment for the benefit of all people. A non-profit, member-supported organization, CLF uses the law, science, and the market to solve the region’s most challenging environmental problems, from climate change to ocean conservation to transportation. Every day, CLF advocates stand up for New Englanders—in statehouses, courthouses, boardrooms, regulatory hearings, and community gatherings—to forge innovative paths to environmental progress and economic prosperity for all in our region. To that end, CLF frequently works with communities of color, and those that are economically or otherwise disadvantaged, which often suffer disproportionately from the impacts of environmental degradation.

CLF is committed to representing New England’s diversity in our staff, volunteers, boards, and membership and creating a positive, inclusive workplace culture where all can thrive. People of color are encouraged to apply.

 

Salary and Benefits

 

CLF offers a competitive salary, an extensive benefits plan, and an open, inclusive, and accepting work environment where differences are highly respected. The starting salary range for the position when based in Boston is $88,000 – $103,000 and $79,000 – $92,000 when based in a CLF office outside of Boston; actual salary will reflect experience and qualifications.

We recognize the value of work-life balance and also strive to create opportunities for growth for all employees through professional development.

 

CLF considers the health and safety of its staff members and their families, our guests, our visitors, and the community at large to be a top priority. All offers to work, intern, or volunteer with CLF are conditioned on the candidate complying with CLF’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy.

 

To Apply:

 

To apply for this exciting position, click on the link below to be directed to an online application where you may upload your cover letter and resume.

https://secure6.saashr.com/ta/6181430.careers?ShowJob=537321183

 

2.)  Director of Program Communications, The Southern Environmental Law Center, Washington, DC

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-director-of-program-communications-washington-dc/9250575780

 

3.)  Baxter Park Campground Ranger (2024 Season), Bureau of Human Resources, State of Maine, Millinocket, Maine

https://joblink.maine.gov/jobs/1025848

 

4.)  Assistant Director – Office of Communications, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, Washington, District of Columbia

https://www.usajobs.gov/job/768355400

 

5.)  Full-Time Program Officer, Commission on Education and Communications and North America Region, International Union for Conservation of Nature-IUCN, Washington, District of Columbia,

https://greenjobs.greenjobsearch.org/jobs/program-officer-commission-on-education-and-communications-and-north-america-region/

 

6.)  Trail Crew Leader – Connecticut Woodlands Conservation Corps, Connecticut Forest & Park Association, Rockfall , CT

https://ctconservation.org/job-opportunity/trail-crew-leader-connecticut-woodlands-conservation-corps-2/

 

7.)  Trail Crew Member (RFOV service area extends from Independence Pass to Parachute, Marblet to Glenwood Canyon), Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers, Carbondale, Colorado

https://www.rfov.org/careers

 

8.)  PROJECT MANAGER, WILDLANDS RESTORATION VOLUNTEERS, Fort Collins or Longmont, CO (partially remote)

https://www.wlrv.org/wp-content/uploads/WRV-2024-Project-Manager-Job-Announcement.pdf

 

9.)  Coordinating Wildlife Biologist, American Bird Conservancy, Timber Lake, SD

https://careers.wildlife.org/job/coordinating-wildlife-biologist/71177356/

 

10.)  Communications Coordinator, WWF Thailand – World Wide Fund for Nature International, Bangkok, Thailand

https://th.talent.com/view?id=2e36981060e2

 

11.)  Communications and Engagement Manager – Housatonic Valley Association, The Housatonic Valley Association (HVA), Cornwall Bridge, CT

https://ctconservation.org/job-opportunity/communications-and-engagement-manager-housatonic-valley-association/

 

12.)  Naturalist – Education Specialist, Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, Portage, Alaska

https://awcc.bamboohr.com/careers/39

 

13.)  Communications Content Specialist, Northeast Wilderness Trust, Montpelier, Vermont

https://ctconservation.org/job-opportunity/communications-content-specialist-northeast-wilderness-trust/

 

14.)  Fish Culture Specialist, Miles City Hatchery, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Miles City, Montana

https://mtstatejobs.taleo.net/careersection/200/jobdetail.ftl?job=23142375

 

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

 

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© 2020 The Job of the Week Network LLC
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Home office phone: (703) 455-7661
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(And So The Story Is Told)

-Traditional ending to Hawaiian songs

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Your Very Next Step newsletter for November December 2023

Your Very Next Step newsletter for November December 2023

 

By Ned Lundquist
www.yourverynextstep.com

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

― Thomas Alva Edison

 

This edition of YVNS comes to you from Monterey, California.

 

http://www.yourverynextstep.com/2023/12/17/your-very-next-step-newsletter-for-november-december-2023

 

***  If you are not receiving this newsletter via the Google Groups list, contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com to get on the 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 an email, ask nicely, 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:

***  Where is Ned?

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

 

***  Where am I?

 

Monterey, California.

 

***  10 U.S. State Parks That Are Worth a Visit

***  Tarantula sighting results in car accident in Death Valley National Park

By Lilit Marcus

***  How to survive a bear attack – or better yet, avoid one altogether

***  How to Properly Fit Hiking Boots

***  Section of Blue Ridge Parkway closed because visitors were ‘feeding and attempting to hold a young bear’

***  The 14 Most Scenic Drives in the United States

***  The Best Road Trips Around the World

***  The Best Hotel Pools in the U.S.

***  Crew Leader Manual

***  7 of the Best Lake Towns in the U.S.

***  How to act like a rude jerk while traveling. (But please don’t.)

***  The 14 Best Day Trips to Take From Tokyo

***  The Most Beautiful Libraries Around the World

***  How to Become a National Park Volunteer

***  We’ve visited St. Lucia 10 times. Here’s what we’ve learned.

***  12 Classic American Summer Towns That Are Also Perfect Winter Escapes

***  5 New Adventures For 2024

***  The Best Places to Travel in January, From the Dolomites to the Caribbean

 

***  Rail Trail of the Month

September

The Panhandle Trail passes beneath a trestle on the Montour Trail

August

Illinois and Indiana’s Pennsy Greenway

 

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

 

1.)  National Program Director–Avalanche Program, National Ski Patrol, Lakewood, CO

2.)  Patrol Volunteer, Waterways Watch Society, Kallang Riverside Park, Singapore

3.)  VOLUNTEER CANOE/KAYAK ASSISTANT, Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Otter Point Creek, Alliance, Abingdon, MD

4.)  Rainforest and Coastal Conservation, International Volunteer HQ, Jozani Forest, Zanzibar

5.)  SEA KAYAK LEADER, The Mountaineers, SEATTLE, WA

 

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

 

1.)  Trail Stewardship Program Coordinator, Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness, Sandpoint, Idaho

2.)  PCT Volunteer Services & Communications Intern (Stipend and living allowance) (52 weeks – This position is 100% virtual), US Forest Service Pacific Southwest Regional Office, MobilizeGreen, Washington, DC

3.)  Assistant Director – International Affairs, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, Washington, District of Columbia

4.)  Science in the Park Instructor (Recreation Instructor- Beginner Specialty), Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism, Prince William County, Prince William County, VA

5.)  Wildlife Specialist, Habitat Specialist 1, Aquatic Research and Conservation Center (ARCC), Research Branch, Arizona Game and Fish Department, State of Arizona, Cornville, Arizona

6.)  Summer Camp Director, Monte Sano State Park, Kidcam Summer Camp, Huntsville, Alabama,

7.)  Trips Staff, Skylake Yosemite Camp, Bass Lake, California

8.)  Protecting Endangered Whale Sharks, Natucate, Maldives

9.)  Park Ranger Intern – Fort Washington Park, Conservation Legacy, Fort Washington, MD

10.)  Manager, Communications, West Marin Fund, Point Reyes Station, California

11.)  Conservation Technology Specialist, Wildlife Conservation Society, Congo DRC

12.)  Grants Specialist, YES Nature to Neighborhoods, Richmond, California

13.)  Palmyra Atoll NWR Rainforest Realignment Volunteer, Texas A&M University, Hawaii, USA

15.)  Outreach and Development Director (work from home), Northcoast Regional Land Trust, Arcata, California

16.)  Senior National Park Advisor, Committed To Good, Riyadh, KSA

17.)  Wilderness Field Instructor, New Vision Wilderness (NVW), Medford, Wisconsin

18.)  Conservation Team Special Projects Crew Member, Access Fund, Rumney, New Hampshire

19.)  Outdoor adventure-based field instructors and program administrators–From North Carolina to Alaska to the high Himalayas to Patagonia, The National Center for Outdoor & Adventure Education (NCOAE), Wilmington, NC

20.)  Development & Communications Director, The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara, California,

21.)  Adventure Guides, Incredible Adventures, San Francisco, CA

22.)  Chesapeake Bay Program’s Communications Team Staffer, Chesapeake Research Consortium, Annapolis, MD

23.)  Marketing Communications Coordinator, INTUITIVE, Oxford, United Kingdom

24.)  Summer 2024 field instructors, Middle and high school summer program positions, Adventure Treks, Zirconia, NC

25.)  Outdoor Education Instructor- Marine and Mountain Ecology, Exploration Hannon, Camp Hannon, Clemson University Learning Institute, Sunset, SC

26.)  Preserve Manager – Coachella Valley, Center for Natural Lands Management, Coachella Valley, California

27.)  Membership and Outreach Coordinator, Edmund Niles Huyck Preserve, Inc., Rensselaerville, NY

28.)  VP of Lodging and Hospitality (Remote), Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC), Boston, Mass.

29.)  Zipline Guide; Alpine Adventures, NH-Fun, Lincoln, NH

30.)  Sr. Manager Digital Media Performance, Mars, London, United Kingdom

31.)  Campus Recreation Outdoor Adventures Trip Leader, University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

32.)  Wilderness Outdoor Instructor, Summit Achievement, Stow, ME

33.)  Teen Adventure Trip Leader, Wildwood Camp, Mass Audubon, Rindge, NH

34.)  Public Lands Advocate, Wyoming Outdoor Council, Lander, Wyoming

35.)  Digital Communications Coordinator, The Great Basin Institute, Boulder City, NV

36.)  Marketing and Communications Strategist, Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation, Reno, NV

37.)  Naturalist Educator, AmeriCorps, Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation, Reno, NV

38.)  Marketing and Communications Coordinator, The Nature Conservancy, Hailey, ID

39.)  Development and Communications Director, Historical Museum at Fort Missoula, Missoula County, Missoula, MT

40.)  Outdoor Adventure Guide – Winter, Alterra Mountain Company, Snowshoe, West Virginia

41.)  Park Ranger (Visitor Services Specialist), Desoto National Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Missouri Valley, Iowa

42.)  Public Affairs Specialist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, Anchorage, AK

 

…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/).

 

*** Travel news and adventures

 

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

 

Dec 17-20                            Monterey, Calif.

April 10-23 2024                Singapore / Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

May 18-23                             Gdynia, Poland

 

***  Where am I?

 

Monterey, California.

 

***  10 U.S. State Parks That Are Worth a Visit

By  Morgan Love

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/10-us-state-parks-that-are-worth-a-visit/XvHyVpKgiwAG5aoS

 

***  Tarantula sighting results in car accident in Death Valley National Park

By Lilit Marcus

https://www.cnn.com/travel/tarantula-car-accident-death-valley-national-park

 

***  How to survive a bear attack – or better yet, avoid one altogether

By Forrest Brown

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/bear-encounters-prevent-attacks-wellness/index.html

 

***  How to Properly Fit Hiking Boots

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vp7Fcm0FpbU

 

***  Section of Blue Ridge Parkway closed because visitors were ‘feeding and attempting to hold a young bear’

By Devon M. Sayers

https://www.cnn.com/travel/blue-ridge-parkway-section-closed-feeding-bear/index.html

 

***  The 14 Most Scenic Drives in the United States

By Tim Chester

https://www.afar.com/magazine/fantastic-scenic-drives-in-the-us

 

***  The Best Road Trips Around the World

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/the-best-road-trips-around-the-world/ZNugHgU7rwAHX_T5

 

***  The Best Hotel Pools in the U.S.

By Aimee Long

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/the-best-hotel-pools-in-the-us/ZKw4W4j5sgAHF2B5

 

***  Crew Leader Manual, Written and published by Volunteers for Outdoor Arizona (VOAz) with assistance from other trail building groups, Volunteers for Outdoor Arizona (VOAz)

https://www.americantrails.org/resources/volunteers-for-outdoor-arizona-crew-leader-manual

 

***  7 of the Best Lake Towns in the U.S.

By Aimee Long

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/best-us-lake-towns/ZVvaeHCbQQAHRX53

 

***  How to act like a rude jerk while traveling. (But please don’t.)

Want to become an overnight social media sensation? Just yell, have a midair breakdown, and be super aggressive on your next flight.

By Christopher Muther

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2023/11/24/lifestyle/how-act-like-rude-jerk-while-traveling-please-dont/

 

***  The 14 Best Day Trips to Take From Tokyo

By La Carmina

https://www.fodors.com/world/asia/japan/experiences/news/photos/best-day-trips-to-take-from-tokyo

 

***  The Most Beautiful Libraries Around the World

By Aimee Long

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/the-most-beautiful-libraries-around-the-world/ZEa2IBG9cAAI0Dr2

 

***  How to Become a National Park Volunteer

By Elaine Glusac, AARP

https://www.aarp.org/travel/vacation-ideas/outdoors/info-2022/national-park-volunteer.html

 

***  We’ve visited St. Lucia 10 times. Here’s what we’ve learned.

By Diane Bair and Pamela Wright

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2023/11/30/lifestyle/visiting-st-lucia/

 

***  12 Classic American Summer Towns That Are Also Perfect Winter Escapes

By  Molly O’Brien

https://www.fodors.com/news/photos/best-u-s-towns-that-are-great-in-the-summer-and-winter

 

^^^  5 New Adventures For 2024

By Everett Potter

https://www.forbes.com/sites/everettpotter/2023/09/12/5-new-adventures-for-2024/

 

***  The Best Places to Travel in January, From the Dolomites to the Caribbean

BY CAITLIN MORTON AND MATT ORTILE

https://www.cntraveler.com/gallery/best-places-to-travel-january

 

***  Rail Trail of the Month

 

 

 

November 2023

 

Montana’s Silver Bow Creek Greenway Trail (SBCGT)

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2023/november/07/montana-s-silver-bow-creek-greenway-trail/

 

October 2023

 

California’s Sacramento River Rail Trail and Trail

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2023/october/05/california-s-sacramento-river-rail-trail-and-trail/

 

***  Trail/Outdoor/Conservation internship and volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  National Program Director–Avalanche Program, National Ski Patrol, Lakewood, CO

https://www.nsp.org/Web/NSPWebsite/Navigation/Join-Us/Volunteer%201.aspx

 

2.)  Patrol Volunteer, Waterways Watch Society, Kallang Riverside Park, Singapore

https://www.wws.org.sg/volunteer/

 

3.)  VOLUNTEER CANOE/KAYAK ASSISTANT, Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Otter Point Creek, Alliance, Abingdon, MD

https://otterpointcreek.org/volunteer/positions/canoe-kayak-assistant/

 

4.)  Rainforest and Coastal Conservation, International Volunteer HQ, Jozani Forest, Zanzibar

https://www.volunteerhq.org/destinations/zanzibar/rainforest-conservation-in-zanzibar/

 

5.)  SEA KAYAK LEADER, The Mountaineers, SEATTLE, WA

https://www.mountaineers.org/volunteer/volunteer-with-us/find-instructor-opportunities#b_start=0

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation job opportunities:

 

1.)  Trail Stewardship Program Coordinator, Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness, Sandpoint, Idaho

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-trail-stewardship-program-coordinator-sandpoint-idaho/9759427939

 

2.)  PCT Volunteer Services & Communications Intern (Stipend and living allowance) (52 weeks – This position is 100% virtual), US Forest Service Pacific Southwest Regional Office, MobilizeGreen, Washington, DC

https://www.internships.com/posting/sam_4ceb45224dcc4daf8fe1578c018cf124

 

3.)  Assistant Director – International Affairs, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, Washington, District of Columbia

https://www.usajobs.gov/job/757964100

 

4.)  Science in the Park Instructor (Recreation Instructor- Beginner Specialty), Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism, Prince William County, Prince William County, VA

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/pwcgov/jobs/3904035/science-in-the-park-instructor-recreation-instructor-beginner-specialty

 

5.)  Wildlife Specialist, Habitat Specialist 1, Aquatic Research and Conservation Center (ARCC), Research Branch, Arizona Game and Fish Department, State of Arizona, Cornville, Arizona

https://www.azstatejobs.gov/jobs/06f7118a-50f6-4004-a735-38d500ae9bb3

 

6.)  Summer Camp Director, Monte Sano State Park, Kidcam Summer Camp, Huntsville, Alabama,

https://jobs.acacamps.org/jobs/view/summer-camp-director-monte-sano-state-park/70983496/

 

7.)  Trips Staff, Skylake Yosemite Camp, Bass Lake, California

https://www.occupationwild.com/skylake-yosemite-camp#TripsStaff

 

8.)  Protecting Endangered Whale Sharks, Natucate, Maldives

https://www.conservation-careers.com/job/volunteering-in-the-maldives-protecting-endangered-whale-sharks-2/

 

9.)  Park Ranger Intern – Fort Washington Park, Conservation Legacy, Fort Washington, MD

https://jobs.camberoutdoors.org/companies/conservation-legacy/jobs/26172232-park-ranger-intern-fort-washington-park

 

10.)  Manager, Communications, West Marin Fund, Point Reyes Station, California

https://philanthropynewsdigest.org/jobs/81478-manager-communications

 

11.)  Conservation Technology Specialist, Wildlife Conservation Society, Congo DRC

https://www.impactpool.org/jobs/978293

 

12.)  Grants Specialist, YES Nature to Neighborhoods, Richmond, California

https://philanthropynewsdigest.org/jobs/81443-grants-specialist

 

13.)  Palmyra Atoll NWR Rainforest Realignment Volunteer, Texas A&M University, Hawaii, USA

https://www.conservation-careers.com/job/palmyra-atoll-nwr-rainforest-realignment-volunteer/

 

15.)  Outreach and Development Director (work from home), Northcoast Regional Land Trust, Arcata, California

https://canonprofits.com/job/northcoast-regional-land-trust-outreach-and-development-director/

 

16.)  Senior National Park Advisor, Committed To Good, Riyadh, KSA

https://www.impactpool.org/jobs/1009165

 

17.)  Wilderness Field Instructor, New Vision Wilderness (NVW), Medford, Wisconsin

https://www.occupationwild.com/new-vision-wilderness

 

18.)  Conservation Team Special Projects Crew Member, Access Fund, Rumney, New Hampshire

https://careers.outdoorindustry.org/job/conservation-team-special-projects-crew-member/71463186/

 

19.)  Outdoor adventure-based field instructors and program administrators–From North Carolina to Alaska to the high Himalayas to Patagonia, The National Center for Outdoor & Adventure Education (NCOAE), Wilmington, NC

https://ncoae.org/about/become-instructor/

 

20.)  Development & Communications Director, The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara, California,

https://greenjobs.greenjobsearch.org/jobs/development-communications-director/

 

21.)  Adventure Guides, Incredible Adventures, San Francisco, CA

https://incadventures.com/jobs/

 

22.)  Chesapeake Bay Program’s Communications Team Staffer, Chesapeake Research Consortium, Annapolis, MD

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-chesapeake-bay-programs-communications-team-staffer-annapolis-maryland/3456196220

 

23.)  Marketing Communications Coordinator, INTUITIVE, Oxford, United Kingdom

https://www.themuse.com/jobs/intuitive/marketing-communications-coordinator

 

24.)  Summer 2024 field instructors, Middle and high school summer program positions, Adventure Treks, Zirconia, NC

https://www.adventuretreks.com/staff/

 

25.)  Outdoor Education Instructor- Marine and Mountain Ecology, Exploration Hannon, Camp Hannon, Clemson University Learning Institute, Sunset, SC

https://www.occupationwild.com/clemson-university-youth-learning-institute

 

26.)  Preserve Manager – Coachella Valley, Center for Natural Lands Management, Coachella Valley, California

https://www.calandtrusts.org/preserve-manager-coachella-valley-center-for-natural-lands-management/

 

27.)  Membership and Outreach Coordinator, Edmund Niles Huyck Preserve, Inc., Rensselaerville, NY

https://www.huyckpreserve.org/uploads/2/4/5/6/24560510/huyck_preserve_moc_position_description.pdf

 

28.)  VP of Lodging and Hospitality (Remote), Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC), Boston, Mass.

https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=102077&clientkey=BBCC05572F3551CD7692FCADEA3B8414

 

29.)  Zipline Guide; Alpine Adventures, NH-Fun, Lincoln, NH

https://us.trabajo.org/job-2463-20231112-9fee3966abdf50573b37872d6ad8eeea

 

30.)  Sr. Manager Digital Media Performance, Mars, London, United Kingdom

https://www.themuse.com/jobs/marsinc/sr-manager-digital-media-performance-9aa9c8

 

31.)  Campus Recreation Outdoor Adventures Trip Leader, University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

https://diversityinhighereducation.com/job/campus-recreation-outdoor-adventures-trip-leader-lexington-kentucky-1594903

 

32.)  Wilderness Outdoor Instructor, Summit Achievement, Stow, ME

https://www.salary.com/job/bfos-business-office/wilderness-outdoor-instructor/j202303212003094769876

 

33.)  Teen Adventure Trip Leader, Wildwood Camp, Mass Audubon, Rindge, NH

https://www.salary.com/job/wildwood-camp-mass-audubon/teen-adventure-trip-leader/j202306041801541217445

 

34.)  Public Lands Advocate, Wyoming Outdoor Council, Lander, Wyoming

https://philanthropynewsdigest.org/jobs/81799-public-lands-advocate

 

35.)  Digital Communications Coordinator, The Great Basin Institute, Boulder City, NV

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/digital-communications-coordinator-at-the-great-basin-institute-3768731332/

 

36.)  Marketing and Communications Strategist, Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation, Reno, NV

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/marketing-and-outreach-coordinator-at-truckee-meadows-parks-foundation-3745216909/

 

37.)  Naturalist Educator, AmeriCorps, Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation, Reno, NV

https://www.tmparksfoundation.org/employment-opportunities/naturalist-educator

 

38.)  Marketing and Communications Coordinator, The Nature Conservancy, Hailey, ID

https://www.prodivnet.com/job/marketing-and-communications-coordinator-hailey-idaho-13893555

 

39.)  Development and Communications Director, Historical Museum at Fort Missoula, Missoula County, Missoula, MT

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/missoulacounty/jobs/4097708/development-and-communications-director

 

40.)  Outdoor Adventure Guide – Winter, Alterra Mountain Company, Snowshoe, West Virginia

https://careers.outdoorindustry.org/jobs/view/outdoor-adventure-guide-winter/ba5122c0-28997015587/

 

41.)  Park Ranger (Visitor Services Specialist), Desoto National Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Missouri Valley, Iowa

https://www.usajobs.gov/job/764267700

 

42.)  Public Affairs Specialist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, Anchorage, AK

https://www.usajobs.gov/job/759547700

 

*** 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
© 2020 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

Published with Google Groups

 

Ha’ina ‘ia mai ana ka’puana

(And So The Story Is Told)

-Traditional ending to Hawaiian songs

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Your Very Next Step newsletter for September October 2023

Your Very Next Step newsletter for September October 2023

 

By Ned Lundquist
www.yourverynextstep.com

“Always there has been an adventure just around the corner…and the world is still full of corners.”

― Roy Chapman Andrews

 

This edition of YVNS comes to you from Springfield, Virginia.

 

http://www.yourverynextstep.com/2023/10/22/your-very-next-step-newsletter-for-september-october-2023

 

***  If you are not receiving this newsletter via the Google Groups list, contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com to get on the 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 an email, ask nicely, 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:

***  Where is Ned?

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

***  5 Fascinating Geological Wonders You Never Knew Existed

***  Greece: A Life-Changing Experience

***  Malta: Mediterranean Magic

***  Global City Guidebook: Sofia

***  25 Best Places to Go Snorkeling in the World

***  Global City Guidebook: Lucerne

***  An Essential Guide to Crete, Greece’s Largest Island

***  Want to take a cranberry bog tour on Cape Cod? Here are some sweet options

***  Things You Can And Cannot Take From Hotel Rooms

***  How to Get Over Jet Lag, According to Our Editors

***  These Are the World’s Largest Airports—and More Than Half Are in the USA

***  The Items You Should (and Shouldn’t) Buy at Duty-Free Stores

***  Rail Trail of the Month

 

 

September

The Panhandle Trail passes beneath a trestle on the Montour Trail

August

Illinois and Indiana’s Pennsy Greenway

 

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

 

1.)  Outdoor Environmental Education Volunteer, Tryon Life Community Farm, Portland, OR

2.)  Outdoor Camping Trip, YOUTH ODYSSEY, Corpus Christi, TX

3.)  Outdoor Camping Volunteer, Momentum Collective, Alexandria, VA

4.)  Campground Host – Black River Harbor, Black River Harbor Campground, Ottawa National Forest, USFS, USDA, Bessemer, Michigan

5.)  Resident Volunteer Duo or Single – Visitor Services and Maintenance, Red River National Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Bossier City,

LA

6.)  Outdoor/Hike Leader, CORVALLIS COMMUNITY CENTER, CITY OF CORVALLIS, CORVALLIS, OR

 

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

 

1.)  Rainbow Lake Lodge Live-in Seasonal Cook, Cianbro, Millinocket, Maine

2.)  Development & Communications Director, The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara, CA

3.)  Yakima Basin Habitat Biologist II, Yakima Klickitat Fisheries Project (YKFP), Department of Natural Resources, Yakama Nation, Ellensburg, Washington

4.)  Coordinator of Adventure Trips & Camps, University Recreation & Wellness, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

5.)  Assistant Communications and Outreach Specialist – USFWS Northeast Regional Office, American Conservation Experience, Hadley, MA

6.)  Communications Manager, The Nature Conservancy, Bethesda, MD

7.)  Communications Manager – Amazon Campaign, Stand.earth, Myrtle Point, OR

8.)  Conservation Coordinator – Parks, Métis Nation of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

9.)  Interpretive Naturalist, Okefenokee Swamp Park, WAYCROSS, GA

10.)  Marine Program Associate, WildAid, San Francisco, California

11.)  Fundraising and Communications Manager, Chipembele Wildlife Education Trust, Lusaka, Zambia, Africa

12.)  Vice President Community Affairs and Public Relations, Clean Harbors, Norwell, MA

13.)  Program Coordinator, Blue Production & Blue Economy Technical Assistance Facility, Conservation International, Suva, Fiji

14.)  Philanthropy Director, Northeast Wilderness Trust, Montpelier, Vermont

15.)  Information officer – Communications and Publications Associate, Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP), NEIWPCC (New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission), Grand Isle, Vermont

16.)  Communications Associate, League of Conservation Voters, Washington, DC

17.)  California Condor Monitoring Technicians, Peregrine Fund’s California Condor Reintroduction Program, Great Basin Institute, Vermilion Cliffs, Arizona

18.)  Communications Manager (m-f-d), Forest Stewardship Council International, Bonn, NRW, Germany

19.)  Atlantic Flyway Conservation Delivery Specialist, The Wildlife Management Institute, Laurel, Maryland

20.)  Public Information Officer, Native American Fish and Wildlife Society, Northglenn, Colorado

21.)  Director, Nature Positive Partnerships, Conservation International, Flexible, Arlington, Virginia /Seattle, Washington

22.)  External Affairs Associate, The Nature Conservancy, Phoenix, AZ

 

…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/).

 

*** Travel news and adventures

 

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

 

No firm plans at this present moment.  I know.  Shocking, isn’t it?

 

***  Where am I?

 

At home.

 

***  5 Fascinating Geological Wonders You Never Knew Existed

By Emma Barfus

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/5-fascinating-geological-wonders-you-never-know-existed/Y7w7POINnAAIERZf

 

***  Greece: A Life-Changing Experience

https://www.globaltravelerusa.com/greece-a-life-changing-experience/

 

***  Malta: Mediterranean Magic

By Allie Moore

https://www.globaltravelerusa.com/malta-mediterranean-magic/

 

***  Global City Guidebook: Sofia

https://www.globaltravelerusa.com/global-city-guidebook-sofia/

 

***  25 Best Places to Go Snorkeling in the World

Swim with dolphins in Mikura-jima, Japan, and explore coral-laden shipwrecks in Curaçao.

BY KAILA YU

https://www.cntraveler.com/best-snorkeling-in-the-world

 

***  Global City Guidebook: Lucerne

https://www.globaltravelerusa.com/global-city-guidebook-lucerne/

 

***  An Essential Guide to Crete, Greece’s Largest Island

The best area to base yourself in—depending on what you’re looking for—and how to experience the island’s reemerging viticulture that was almost lost forever.

BY CHADNER NAVARRO

https://www.cntraveler.com/story/where-to-stay-in-crete

 

***  Want to take a cranberry bog tour on Cape Cod? Here are some sweet options

Eric Williams

Cape Cod Times

https://www.capecodtimes.com/story/news/local/2023/10/10/cape-cod-cranberry-bog-tours-how-to-plan-a-fun-trip/71084488007/

 

***  Things You Can And Cannot Take From Hotel Rooms

By Nora Zelevansky

https://www.afar.com/magazine/tk-items-you-can-and-cant-take-from-your-hotel-room

 

***  How to Get Over Jet Lag, According to Our Editors

Adjusting to a new time zone after a long-haul journey is never easy.

By Olivia Morelli

https://www.cntraveler.com/gallery/how-to-get-over-jet-lag

 

***  These Are the World’s Largest Airports—and More Than Half Are in the USA

Some of the world’s largest hubs definitely aren’t the world’s busiest—and vice versa. When it comes to sheer landmass, these are the most sprawling air travel complexes out there.

By Barbara Peterson

https://www.afar.com/magazine/the-worlds-biggest-airports

 

***  The Items You Should (and Shouldn’t) Buy at Duty-Free Stores

By Scott Laird

https://www.fodors.com/news/travel-tips/how-to-get-the-best-value-out-of-duty-free-shopping

 

***  Rail Trail of the Month

 

 

 

September

 

The Panhandle Trail passes beneath a trestle on the Montour Trail

by Amy Grisak

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2023/september/12/pennsylvania-and-west-virginia-s-panhandle-trail/

 

August

 

Illinois and Indiana’s Pennsy Greenway

by Meena Thiruvengadam

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2023/august/08/illinois-and-indiana-s-pennsy-greenway/

 

***  Trail/Outdoor/Conservation internship and volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Outdoor Environmental Education Volunteer, Tryon Life Community Farm, Portland, OR

https://www.idealist.org/en/volunteer-opportunity/baaca718d90d4b35a526f038e7d7c27c-outdoor-environmental-education-volunteer-tryon-life-community-farm-portland

 

2.)  Outdoor Camping Trip, YOUTH ODYSSEY, Corpus Christi, TX

https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp3420846.jsp

 

3.)  Outdoor Camping Volunteer, Momentum Collective, Alexandria, VA

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/volunteer-outdoor-camping-volunteer-at-momentum-collective-3640171403

 

4.)  Campground Host – Black River Harbor, Black River Harbor Campground, Ottawa National Forest, USFS, USDA, Bessemer, Michigan

https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp3537103.jsp

 

5.)  Resident Volunteer Duo or Single – Visitor Services and Maintenance, Red River National Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Bossier City,

LA

https://www.fws.gov/volunteer-opportunity/resident-volunteer-duo-or-single-visitor-services-and-maintenance

 

6.)  Outdoor/Hike Leader, CORVALLIS COMMUNITY CENTER, CITY OF CORVALLIS, CORVALLIS, OR

https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp3349461.jsp

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation job opportunities:

 

1.)  Rainbow Lake Lodge Live-in Seasonal Cook, Cianbro, Millinocket, Maine

https://joblink.maine.gov/jobs/981262

 

2.)  Development & Communications Director, The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara, CA

https://www.sblandtrust.org/get-involved/employment/

 

3.)  Yakima Basin Habitat Biologist II, Yakima Klickitat Fisheries Project (YKFP), Department of Natural Resources, Yakama Nation, Ellensburg, Washington

https://yakama.isolvedhire.com/jobs/938310.html

 

4.)  Coordinator of Adventure Trips & Camps, University Recreation & Wellness, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

https://jobs.washingtonpost.com/job/250598788/coordinator-of-adventure-trips-and-camps/

 

5.)  Assistant Communications and Outreach Specialist – USFWS Northeast Regional Office, American Conservation Experience, Hadley, MA

https://wfscjobs.tamu.edu/jobs/assistant-communications-and-outreach-specialist-usfws-northeast-regional-office/

 

6.)  Communications Manager, The Nature Conservancy, Bethesda, MD

https://www.prodivnet.com/job/communications-manager-bethesda-maryland-13686091

 

7.)  Communications Manager – Amazon Campaign, Stand.earth, Myrtle Point, OR

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/communications-manager-amazon-campaign-at-stand-earth-3672853075/

 

8.)  Conservation Coordinator – Parks, Métis Nation of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

https://mna.bamboohr.com/careers/82

 

9.)  Interpretive Naturalist, Okefenokee Swamp Park, WAYCROSS, GA

https://wfscjobs.tamu.edu/jobs/interpretive-naturalist/

 

10.)  Marine Program Associate, WildAid, San Francisco, California

https://philanthropynewsdigest.org/jobs/80195-marine-program-associate

 

11.)  Fundraising and Communications Manager, Chipembele Wildlife Education Trust, Lusaka, Zambia, Africa

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-fundraising-and-communications-manager-lusaka-zambia-africa/9378874359

 

12.)  Vice President Community Affairs and Public Relations, Clean Harbors, Norwell, MA

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/vice-president-community-affairs-and-public-relations-at-clean-harbors-3657844258/

 

13.)  Program Coordinator, Blue Production & Blue Economy Technical Assistance Facility, Conservation International, Suva, Fiji

https://phh.tbe.taleo.net/phh04/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=CONSERVATION&cws=39&rid=2104

 

14.)  Philanthropy Director, Northeast Wilderness Trust, Montpelier, Vermont

https://philanthropynewsdigest.org/jobs/81156-philanthropy-director

 

15.)  Information officer – Communications and Publications Associate, Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP), NEIWPCC (New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission), Grand Isle, Vermont

https://neiwpcc.org/about-us/careers/

 

16.)  Communications Associate, League of Conservation Voters, Washington, DC

https://www.idealist.org/en/nonprofit-job/9a9154b690c8407dbd0d506b9c055df9-communications-associate-league-of-conservation-voters-washington

 

17.)  California Condor Monitoring Technicians, Peregrine Fund’s California Condor Reintroduction Program, Great Basin Institute, Vermilion Cliffs, Arizona

https://www.vscyberhosting.com/greatbasin/Careers.aspx?req=2023-ACI-035

 

18.)  Communications Manager (m-f-d), Forest Stewardship Council International, Bonn, NRW, Germany

https://www.idealist.org/en/nonprofit-job/139b1b3ec1c54453935b377f0bce3e34-communications-manager-m-f-d-forest-stewardship-council-international-bonn

 

19.)  Atlantic Flyway Conservation Delivery Specialist, The Wildlife Management Institute, Laurel, Maryland

https://wfscjobs.tamu.edu/jobs/atlantic-flyway-conservation-delivery-specialist/

 

20.)  Public Information Officer, Native American Fish and Wildlife Society, Northglenn, Colorado

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-public-information-officer-northglenn-colorado/8366435362

 

21.)  Director, Nature Positive Partnerships, Conservation International, Flexible, Arlington, Virginia /Seattle, Washington

https://philanthropynewsdigest.org/jobs/81165-director-nature-positive-partnerships

 

22.)  External Affairs Associate, The Nature Conservancy, Phoenix, AZ

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-external-affairs-associate-phoenix-arizona/9056150270

 

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

 

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Your Very Next Step newsletter for July August 2023

Your Very Next Step newsletter for July August 2023

 

By Ned Lundquist
www.yourverynextstep.com

“The idea of wilderness needs no defense, it only needs defenders.”

— Edward Abbey

 

This edition of YVNS comes to you from Changi, Singapore.

 

http://www.yourverynextstep.com/2023/07/24/your-very-next-step-newsletter-for-july-august-2023

 

***  If you are not receiving this newsletter via the Google Groups list, contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com to get on the 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 an email, ask nicely, 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:

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

***  Where am I?

***  A beginner’s guide to Ayurveda

***  The 52 best things to do in Sydney in 2023

***  8 Lesser-Known Tropical Destinations You Should Visit

***  Best Places to Visit in the Caribbean for 2023-2024

***  12 Tricks to Skip the Crowds to See the World’s Most Popular Tourist Attractions

***  Door County Fish Boils

***  50 Epic Things To Do In Sydney Right Now

***  50 Best Hikes in the World to Put on Your Bucket List

***  10 of the Best U.S. Islands Outside Hawaii

***  The Best Hikes in the U.S. From Maine to California

***  25 Best Places to Go Snorkeling in the World

***  14 Outdoor Activities In Singapore Worth Working Up A Sweat

***  The Best Places in the U.S. to See the Stars

***  7 wild facts about the world’s biggest cruise ship

***  Tip Jar at Hotel’s Breakfast Buffet Sparks Fury: ‘For What Exactly?’

***  What is skiplagging — and why do airlines hate it?

***  Swim With Wildlife at These Incredible Destinations

***  13 Underrated Things to Do in the Midwest

***  Which Countries Will Pay You the Most to Move There?

***  Pacific Island Hopper: The world’s most scenic flight?

***  22 Inspiring Travel Stories from Around the World

***  These Are the World’s Prettiest Cities to Visit This Summer

***  6 Remarkable Short Travel Stories – Be Inspired By These Short Stories About Traveling

***  Get Paid To Travel: 15 Jobs That Pay You to Explore

***  19 of the world’s best luxury rail journeys

***  8 of the Oldest Buildings in the U.S.

***  20 BEST DAY HIKES IN THE WORLD

***  The World’s Most Beautiful Beaches

***  Used Backpacking Gear: 19 Best Places to Buy and Sell

***  When wellness calls: the world’s 25 best wellbeing experiences

***  6 Strangest Towns in the U.S.

***  Rail Trail of the Month for June 2023

***  Rail Trail of the Month for July 2023

 

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

 

1.)  Volunteer and internship opportunities, Audubon Center for Birds of Prey, Maitland, FL

2.)  Whale and Dolphin Conservation in the Canary Islands, GVI, Tenerife, Canary Islands

3.)  Contribute to whale and dolphin conservation while exploring the beautiful Spanish Canaries.

Duration 1 – 12 weeks.

4.)  Reforestation: Western U.S. Volunteer, Adventure Scientists, Cities Across CA, California

5.)  Macaw Conservation Volunteer – Costa Rica, All year-round, 1 month minimum, Macaw Recovery Network, Punta Islita, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

 

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

 

1.)  Director of Development and Communications, Anacostia Watershed Society Flexible (Bladensburg, DC metro area), Maryland

2.)  Directors of Internal Communications, The Nature Conservancy, Honolulu, HI

3.)  Camp Counselor / Survival Skills Expert at Children’s Camp, Changing Tomorrow Farm, Holly Springs, NC

4.)  Outdoor Skills & Adventure Director, Appalachian Headwaters, Hinton, WV

5.)  Preserve Manager – Coachella Valley, Center for Natural Lands Management, Coachella Valley, CA

6.)  Camp Cook and Manager, South Fork Eagle River (SFER) Trail, Alaska Trails, Eagle River, Alaska

7.)  Editor/Writer, Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

8.)  Community Outreach Manager, (Full-time), Colorado Trail Foundation (CTF), Poncha Springs, CO

9.)  Vice President of Communications & Marketing, Ruffed Grouse Society / American Woodcock Society, PHILADELPHIA, PA

10.)  Senior Communications Coordinator, The National Audubon Society, Oakland, California

11.)  Communications & Marketing Coordinator, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF), Sanibel, FL

12.)  Senior Communications Coordinator, National Audubon Society, Oakland, California

13.)  Communications Coordinator, Department of Natural Resources & Conservation/Western Montana Conservation Commission, Various, Montana

14.)  Corporate Communications Specialist, Travel + Leisure Co., Orlando, FL

15.)  ANGLER ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR (INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST II) (Work From Home), Wildlife Resource Commission, State of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC

16.)  Communications Internship, National Park Trust, 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/).

 

*** Travel news and adventures

 

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

 

20-23 July                            Sydney, Australia

23-26 July                            Singapore

13-18 Aug                           San Francisco/San Diego, CA

12-15 Sep                            San Diego, CA

25-27 Sep                            San Diego, CA

 

***  Where am I?

 

Singapore

 

***  A beginner’s guide to Ayurveda

Believed to originate in India more than 3000 years ago, Ayurveda works to harmonise mind, body and soul.

https://www.signatureluxurytravel.com.au/ayurveda/

 

***  The 52 best things to do in Sydney in 2023

Classic Sydney experiences and under-the-radar local secrets – this is the only Harbour City bucket list you’ll need

By Maxim Boon & Alice Ellis

https://www.timeout.com/sydney/things-to-do/things-to-do-in-sydney-at-least-once-in-your-life

 

***  8 Lesser-Known Tropical Destinations You Should Visit

By Evan Lambert

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/8-lesser-known-tropical-destinations/Y308k4RT0AAHE60X

 

***  Best Places to Visit in the Caribbean for 2023-2024

By Nicola Wood

https://travel.usnews.com/rankings/best-caribbean-vacations/

 

***  12 Tricks to Skip the Crowds to See the World’s Most Popular Tourist Attractions

By Ulrike Lemmin-Woolfrey

https://www.fodors.com/news/photos/how-to-see-the-worlds-most-popular-tourist-attractions-without-crowds

 

***  Door County Fish Boils

https://www.doorcounty.com/experience/fish-boils

 

***  50 Epic Things To Do In Sydney Right Now

By Jessica Best

https://www.theurbanlist.com/sydney/a-list/best-things-to-do-sydney

 

***  50 Best Hikes in the World to Put on Your Bucket List

By Robin Gilmore

https://www.roadaffair.com/best-hikes-in-the-world/

 

***  10 of the Best U.S. Islands Outside Hawaii

By Fiona Mokry

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/10-best-usa-islands-outside-hawaii/XvHyVpKgiwAG5ao9

 

***  The Best Hikes in the U.S. From Maine to California

From coast to coast, these are the best places to hike for exploring the great outdoors across the U.S.

By Stacey Leasca

https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/adventure-travel/best-hikes-in-america

 

***  25 Best Places to Go Snorkeling in the World

Swim with dolphins in Mikura-jima, Japan, and explore coral-laden shipwrecks in Curaçao.

BY KAILA YU

https://www.cntraveler.com/best-snorkeling-in-the-world

 

***  14 Outdoor Activities In Singapore Worth Working Up A Sweat

By Noelle Ong

https://www.klook.com/en-SG/blog/outdoor-activities-singapore/

 

***  The Best Places in the U.S. to See the Stars

By Bradley O’Neill

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/the-best-places-in-the-us-to-see-the-stars/XvHyVpKgiwAG5ajl

 

***  7 wild facts about the world’s biggest cruise ship

Icon of the Seas will start sailing in January. Fans are pumped; non-cruises are horrified about its size.

By Hannah Sampson

https://www.washingtonpost.com/travel/2023/07/13/icon-of-the-seas-largest-cruise-royal-caribbean/

 

***  Tip Jar at Hotel’s Breakfast Buffet Sparks Fury: ‘For What Exactly?’

BY ALICE GIBBS

https://www.newsweek.com/tip-jar-hotels-breakfast-buffer-sparks-fury-what-exactly-1812645

 

***  What is skiplagging — and why do airlines hate it?

Also known as hidden city ticketing, is back in the news. But is it worth the risk?

By Christopher Muther

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2023/07/20/lifestyle/what-is-skiplagging-why-do-airlines-hate-it/?et_rid=768967340&

 

***  Swim With Wildlife at These Incredible Destinations

By Aimee Long

Swim With Wildlife at These Incredible Destinations

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/where-to-swim-with-wildlife/ZKXiwIj5sgAHF17j

 

***  13 Underrated Things to Do in the Midwest

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/13-underrated-things-to-do-in-the-midwest/XvHyVpKgiwAG5atf

 

***  Which Countries Will Pay You the Most to Move There?

By Scott Laird

https://www.fodors.com/news/news/which-countries-will-pay-you-the-most-to-move-there

 

***  Pacific Island Hopper: The world’s most scenic flight?

By Chris Dwyer

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/pacific-island-hopper/index.html

 

***  22 Inspiring Travel Stories from Around the World

By Shannon O’Donnell

https://alittleadrift.com/travel-stories/

 

***  These Are the World’s Prettiest Cities to Visit This Summer

Find out which city has been crowned the world’s prettiest.

BY OLIVIA MORELLI

https://www.cntraveler.com/story/these-are-the-worlds-prettiest-cities-to-visit-this-summer

 

***  6 Remarkable Short Travel Stories – Be Inspired By These Short Stories About Traveling

https://maptrekking.com/short-travel-stories/

 

***  Get Paid To Travel: 15 Jobs That Pay You to Explore

By: Dariece Swift

https://www.goatsontheroad.com/get-paid-to-travel/

 

***  19 of the world’s best luxury rail journeys

From Signature Luxury Travel & Style magazine

https://www.signatureluxurytravel.com.au/best-luxury-rail-journeys/

 

***  8 of the Oldest Buildings in the U.S.

https://dailypassport.com/oldest-buildings-in-the-u-s/

 

***  20 BEST DAY HIKES IN THE WORLD

From Earth Trekkers

https://www.earthtrekkers.com/best-day-hikes-in-the-world/

 

***  The World’s Most Beautiful Beaches

Our selection counts everywhere from Scotland to Fiji

BY LIZZIE POOK

https://www.cntraveler.com/best-beaches-in-world

 

***  Used Backpacking Gear: 19 Best Places to Buy and Sell

A guide to buying and selling used backpacking gear both online and offline.

by Katie Licavoli

https://www.greenbelly.co/pages/used-backpacking-gear

 

***  When wellness calls: the world’s 25 best wellbeing experiences

From running alongside a glacier-fed lagoon in Iceland, to treatments in an ancient forest in the Himalayan foothills, these 25 wellbeing experiences are the epitome of transformative travel. Which will you choose?

From Signature Luxury Travel & Style magazine

https://www.signatureluxurytravel.com.au/worlds-best-wellbeing-experiences/

 

***  6 Strangest Towns in the U.S.

By Aimee Long

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/the-strangest-towns-in-the-u-s/Y_js8R6QgAAH77Jc

 

***  Rail Trail of the Month

 

 

 

July

 

Arkansas’ Razorback Regional Greenway

By Erica Sweeney

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2023/july/05/arkansas-razorback-regional-greenway/

 

June

 

California’s Mill Valley/Sausalito Multiuse Pathway

By Cindy Barks

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2023/june/13/california-s-mill-valleysausalito-multiuse-pathway/

 

***  Trail/Outdoor/Conservation internship and volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Volunteer and internship opportunities, Audubon Center for Birds of Prey, Maitland, FL

https://cbop.audubon.org/get-involved/volunteer

 

2.)  Whale and Dolphin Conservation in the Canary Islands, GVI, Tenerife, Canary Islands

https://www.gvi.co.uk/programs/whale-and-dolphin-conservation-in-the-canary-islands/

 

3.)  Contribute to whale and dolphin conservation while exploring the beautiful Spanish Canaries.

Duration 1 – 12 weeks.

https://www.gviusa.com/programs/whale-and-dolphin-conservation-in-the-canary-islands/

 

4.)  Reforestation: Western U.S. Volunteer, Adventure Scientists, Cities Across CA, California

https://www.adventurescientists.org/reforestation-western-us.html

 

5.)  Macaw Conservation Volunteer – Costa Rica, All year-round, 1 month minimum, Macaw Recovery Network, Punta Islita, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

https://ornithologyexchange.org/jobs/board/volunteer-positions/macaw-conservation-volunteer-%E2%80%93-costa-rica-all-year-round-1-month-minimum-r19918/

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation job opportunities:

 

1.)  Director of Development and Communications, Anacostia Watershed Society Flexible (Bladensburg, DC metro area), Maryland

https://philanthropynewsdigest.org/jobs/79169-director-of-development-and-communications

 

2.)  Directors of Internal Communications, The Nature Conservancy, Honolulu, HI

https://www.internships.com/posting/lit_39510950342

 

3.)  Camp Counselor / Survival Skills Expert at Children’s Camp, Changing Tomorrow Farm, Holly Springs, NC

https://www.salary.com/job/changing-tomorrow-farm/camp-counselor-survival-skills-expert-at-children-s-camp/j202305042013396135443

 

4.)  Outdoor Skills & Adventure Director, Appalachian Headwaters, Hinton, WV

https://appheadwaters.org/program/camp-waldo/join-our-team/

 

5.)  Preserve Manager – Coachella Valley, Center for Natural Lands Management, Coachella Valley, CA

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-preserve-manager—coachella-valley-coachella-valley-california/2635566956?from=feat-6

 

6.)  Camp Cook and Manager, South Fork Eagle River (SFER) Trail, Alaska Trails, Eagle River, Alaska

https://www.alaska-trails.org/jobs

 

7.)  Editor/Writer, Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/128039

 

8.)  Community Outreach Manager, (Full-time), Colorado Trail Foundation (CTF), Poncha Springs, CO

https://coloradotrail.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=73f5a2418e5cbee91f05e9465&id=9b5677548a&e=b52954de89

 

9.)  Vice President of Communications & Marketing, Ruffed Grouse Society / American Woodcock Society, PHILADELPHIA, PA

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/vice-president-of-communications-marketing-at-ruffed-grouse-society-american-woodcock-society-3611568362

 

10.)  Senior Communications Coordinator, The National Audubon Society, Oakland, California

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-senior-communications-coordinator-oakland-california/8584777990

 

11.)  Communications & Marketing Coordinator, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF), Sanibel, FL

https://sccf.org/about/employment-internships/

 

12.)  Senior Communications Coordinator, National Audubon Society, Oakland, California

https://philanthropynewsdigest.org/jobs/79368-senior-communications-coordinator

 

13.)  Communications Coordinator, Department of Natural Resources & Conservation/Western Montana Conservation Commission, Various, Montana

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-communications-coordinator-various-montana/4811512185

 

14.)  Corporate Communications Specialist, Travel + Leisure Co., Orlando, FL

https://www.simplyhired.com/job/m95-naMuNnTeUxX-qeRatn5nxgIQVklgt5w5lWI134Scrpjq64DlQw

 

15.)  ANGLER ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR (INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST II) (Work From Home), Wildlife Resource Commission, State of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC

https://www.careerbuilder.com/job/J3V3YV68LX92LFZSG0Q

 

16.)  Communications Internship, National Park Trust, Washington, DC

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-communications-internship-washington-dc/5872237361

 

*** 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
© 2020 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
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Your Very Next Step newsletter for May June 2023

Your Very Next Step newsletter for May June 2023

 

By Ned Lundquist
www.yourverynextstep.com

“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.”

– T.S Eliot

 

This edition of YVNS comes to you from Chania, Crete, Greece.

 

http://www.yourverynextstep.com/2023/06/09/your-very-next-step-newsletter-for-may-june-2023

 

***  If you are not receiving this newsletter via the Google Groups list, contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com to get on the 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 an email, ask nicely, 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:

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

***  Where am I?

***  How Many Greek Islands Are There?

***  How to Pack Valuables for Your Next Flight

***  Aeolian Islands, Sicily: A Detailed Travel Guide

***  This State Just Launched an Official Waterfall Trail—Here’s How to Visit Them All

***  The Best Backpacks for Every Adventure

***  Seeking to Understand the Piping Plover’s Precarious Recent Trends

***  THE FINE PRINT – Here are the airlines with the most (and least) complaints from passengers last year

***  How to Get Through Airport Security Quickly, According to a TSA Insider

***  9 Underrated Destinations in Asia

***  Google Maps is making it easier to explore US national parks, even without cell service

***  10 U.S. State Parks that are Worth a Visit

***  The Best Weekend Getaways in the U.S. for a Quick Escape

***  Wild Spotter

***  10 reasons why Pacific Crest Trail is a top US hiking destination

***  7 Underrated U.S. Destinations Tourists Often Overlook

***  iNaturalist / Connect with Nature

***  6 Quirkiest Airports Around the World

***  The Ten Essentials of Hiking

***  6 Fascinating Places for History Buffs to Visit in New England

***  Greek Cuisine in CNN’s Top 10 List of Food Cultures

***  Rail Trail of the Month for May 2023

***  Rail Trail of the Month for April 2023

 

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

 

1.)  Yukon Delta Maintenance Project (2 one week shifts between July 10 and 30), Kwethluk River Fish Weir Operations, Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Friends of Alaska National Wildlife Refuges, Kwethluk River up the Kuskokwim River from Bethel, Alaska

2.)  Database cleanup, Great Old Broads for Wilderness, Durango, CO

3.)  Photographers and Videographers, Benton MacKaye Trail Association, Cherry Log, GA

4.)  Island Conservation Expedition to the Seychelles, GVI Africa, Curieuse, Seychelles

5.)  Rainforest Realignment Volunteers, Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Palmyra Atoll, Central Pacific Ocean

6.)  Volunteering in New Zealand – Protecting Pristine Natural Areas, Natucate, New Zealand

 

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

 

1.)  Communications Coordinator, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Conshohocken, Pennsylvania

2.)  National Director of Communications, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

3.)  Odin Falls Program Manager, Northwest Outward Bound School, Redmond, OR

4.)  Education Manager – Crane Estate, The Trustees of Reservations, Ipswich, MA

5.)  Raptor/Woodpecker Biologist, Turnstone Environmental Consultants, Inc., La Grande, Oregon

6.)  Director of Nature Positive for Oceans, World Wildlife Fund, Washington, DC

7.)  Freshwater & Food Communications Specialist, World Wildlife Fund,

Washington, DC

8.)  Consultancy for the final evaluation of the IKI funded Smart Coasts project, World Wildlife Fund, Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala

9.)  Nature Based Therapeutic Mentor, Whole Hearts, Minds and Bodies Department, Gateway Mountain Center, Truckee, California

10.)  Climate Action Fellowship Program, GrizzlyCorps, a AmeriCorps fellowship with Project Climate at UC Berkeley’s Center for Law, Energy & the Environment in partnership with California Volunteers, Various Locations

11.)  Executive Director, Whole Earth Nature School, Eugene, OR

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

13.)  Line Cook, Under Canvas Lake Powell – Grand Staircase, BIG WATER, UTAH

14.)  Organizational Training Specialist, The Front Climbing Club, Salt Lake City, UT

15.)  Wyoming Community Partnerships Coordinator, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (TRCP), Remote, Wyoming

16.)  Field Mentor Position, Elements Wilderness Program, Huntington, Utah

17.)  ACTIVITY INSTRUCTORS (MAR – OCT, 2023-FLEXIBLE) (Seasonal – Kayaking, Caving, Mt Biking, Rock Climbing), Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing, New Castle, VA

18.)  Sea Kayaking Guide (summer season), Alaska Mountain Guides and Mountain Guides International, Haines, Alaska

19.)  NPS: Social Media Fellow, Conservation Legacy, Washington, DC

20.)  Trail Crew Member- Crater Lake National Park, American Conservation Experience, Crater Lake National Park, Crater Lake, OR

21.)  Executive Director, Friends of Merrymeeting Bay, Richmond, ME

22.)  Director of Communications, Georgia River Network, Atlanta, Georgia

23.)  Rio Grande Joint Venture (RGJV) Conservation Delivery Specialist, American Bird Conservancy, Alpine, Texas

24.)  Digital Communications Coordinator, Environmental League of Massachusetts, Boston, Massachusetts

 

…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/).

 

*** Travel news and adventures

 

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

 

5-10 June                            Chania, Crete, Greece

18-24 June                          Honolulu, Hawaii

18-26 July 2023                  Sydney, NSW, Australia / Singapore

 

***  Where am I?

 

Chania, Crete, Greece

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chania

 

***  How Many Greek Islands Are There?

The Greek islands are among the world’s most popular tourist destinations, but have you ever wondered how many there are? And how they’re grouped?

By Greece Is Team

https://www.greece-is.com/how-many-greek-islands-are-there/

 

***  How to Pack Valuables for Your Next Flight

Simple tricks to ensure your irreplaceable items aren’t lost, stolen, or broken while in transit.

BY RACHEL CHANG

https://www.cntraveler.com/story/how-to-pack-valuables

 

***  Aeolian Islands, Sicily: A Detailed Travel Guide

Beaches, Italy, Off the Beaten Path

https://www.adventurouskate.com/aeolian-islands-sicily-travel-guide/

 

***  This State Just Launched an Official Waterfall Trail—Here’s How to Visit Them All

This just might be the best—and most beautiful—way to cool off this summer.

By Bailey Berg

https://www.afar.com/magazine/these-are-17-of-the-best-waterfalls-to-visit-in-kentucky

 

***  The Best Backpacks for Every Adventure

https://www.trailspace.com/gear/backpacks/?utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_content=2023-05-17

 

***  Seeking to Understand the Piping Plover’s Precarious Recent Trends

By Molly Kirk/DWR

https://dwr.virginia.gov/blog/seeking-to-understand-the-piping-plovers-precarious-recent-trends/

 

***  Seeking to Understand the Piping Plover’s Precarious Recent Trends

By Molly Kirk/DWR

https://dwr.virginia.gov/blog/seeking-to-understand-the-piping-plovers-precarious-recent-trends/

 

***  THE FINE PRINT

Here are the airlines with the most (and least) complaints from passengers last year

By Sean P. Murphy

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2023/05/08/business/here-are-airlines-with-most-least-complaints-passengers-last-year/

 

***  How to Get Through Airport Security Quickly, According to a TSA Insider

From enrolling in trusted traveler programs to making sure your bag is packed well, these tips will help you breeze through security.

By Nick Kurczewski

https://www.afar.com/magazine/tips-for-breezing-through-airport-security-from-a-tsa-insider

 

***  9 Underrated Destinations in Asia

By Julia Hammond

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/9-underrated-destinations-in-asia/Y_jyth6QgAAH77Jv

 

***  Google Maps is making it easier to explore US national parks, even without cell service

By Eve Chen

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/experience/america/national-parks/2023/04/11/national-parks-google-maps-navigation/11640038002/

 

***  10 U.S. State Parks that are Worth a Visit

By Morgan Love

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/10-us-state-parks-that-are-worth-a-visit/XvHyVpKgiwAG5aoS

 

***  The Best Weekend Getaways in the U.S. for a Quick Escape

From Catalina Island to the Florida Keys, here are some road trip ideas out of Miami, Los Angeles, Dallas, and more.

BY MARK ELLWOOD

https://www.cntraveler.com/story/best-weekend-getaways-us

 

***  Wild Spotter

Download and install the FREE Wild Spotter Mobile App to map invasive species in your favorite wild places with or without cell reception.

https://wildspotter.org/

 

***  10 reasons why Pacific Crest Trail is a top US hiking destination

By Dave Stamboulis

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/10best/2023/04/06/10-reasons-hike-pacific-crest-trail-2023/70083010007/

 

***  7 Underrated U.S. Destinations Tourists Often Overlook

By Jersey Driggs

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/7-underrated-u-s-destinations-tourists-often-overlook/YJwiu2fpMgAGbRne

 

***  iNaturalist

Connect with Nature

Explore and share your observations from the natural world. Record your observations.  Share with fellow naturalists. Discuss your findings

https://www.inaturalist.org/

 

***  6 Quirkiest Airports Around the World

By Aimee Long

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/6-quirkiest-airports-around-the-world/ZBPO8BG9cAAI0DI

 

***  The Ten Essentials of Hiking

Ten Things You Should Bring on Every Hike

https://americanhiking.org/resources/10essentials/

 

***  6 Fascinating Places for History Buffs to Visit in New England

https://dailypassport.com/fascinating-places-for-history-buffs-to-visit-in-new-england/

 

***  Greek Cuisine in CNN’s Top 10 List of Food Cultures

Renowned for its high quality, seasonal ingredients, and extraordinary health benefits, CNN Travel lists Greek cuisine among the world’s best.

https://www.greece-is.com/news/greek-cuisine-in-cnns-top-10-list-of-food-cultures/

 

***  Rail Trail of the Month

 

 

 

 

 

May

 

Nevada’s River Mountains Loop Trail

by Stephanie Forté

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2023/may/05/nevada-s-river-mountains-loop-trail/

 

April

 

Wisconsin’s Ozaukee Interurban Trail

by Shelby Deering

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2023/april/07/wisconsin-s-ozaukee-interurban-trail/

 

***  Trail/Outdoor/Conservation internship and volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Yukon Delta Maintenance Project (2 one week shifts between July 10 and 30), Kwethluk River Fish Weir Operations, Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Friends of Alaska National Wildlife Refuges, Kwethluk River up the Kuskokwim River from Bethel, Alaska

http://alaskarefugefriends.org/current-opportunities/

 

2.)  Database cleanup, Great Old Broads for Wilderness, Durango, CO

https://www.greatoldbroads.org/volunteering-internships/

 

3.)  Photographers and Videographers, Benton MacKaye Trail Association, Cherry Log, GA

https://bmta.org/volunteer/

 

4.)  Island Conservation Expedition to the Seychelles, GVI Africa, Curieuse, Seychelles

https://www.gviusa.com/programs/wildlife-conservation-expedition-seychelles/

 

5.)  Rainforest Realignment Volunteers, Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Palmyra Atoll, Central Pacific Ocean

https://wfscjobs.tamu.edu/jobs/rainforest-realignment-volunteers-palmyra-atoll-national-wildlife-refuge-central-pacific-ocean-2/

 

6.)  Volunteering in New Zealand – Protecting Pristine Natural Areas, Natucate, New Zealand

https://www.conservation-careers.com/job/volunteering-in-new-zealand-protecting-pristine-natural-areas/

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation job opportunities:

 

1.)  Communications Coordinator, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Conshohocken, Pennsylvania

https://www.naacpjobfinder.com/job/communications-coordinator-conshohocken-pennsylvania-11280214

 

2.)  National Director of Communications, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

https://jobs.iabc.com/jobs/view/national-director-of-communications/67828052/

 

3.)  Odin Falls Program Manager, Northwest Outward Bound School, Redmond, OR

https://jobs.macslist.org/job/lx5wut/odin-falls-program-manager/redmond/or

 

4.)  Education Manager – Crane Estate, The Trustees of Reservations, Ipswich, MA

https://www.idealist.org/en/nonprofit-job/54d0c38f53884b7aa8813502c77205ff-education-manager-crane-estate-the-trustees-of-reservations-ipswich

 

5.)  Raptor/Woodpecker Biologist, Turnstone Environmental Consultants, Inc., La Grande, Oregon

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-raptorwoodpecker-biologist-la-grande-oregon/1133286961

 

6.)  Director of Nature Positive for Oceans, World Wildlife Fund, Washington, DC

https://careers-wwfus.icims.com/jobs/3327/director-of-nature-positive-for-oceans—23075/job

 

7.)  Freshwater & Food Communications Specialist, World Wildlife Fund,

Washington, DC

https://careers-wwfus.icims.com/jobs/3361/freshwater-%26-food-communications-specialist—23085/job

 

8.)  Consultancy for the final evaluation of the IKI funded Smart Coasts project, World Wildlife Fund, Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala

https://careers-wwfus.icims.com/jobs/3364/consultancy-for-the-final-evaluation-of-the-iki-funded-smart-coasts-project/job

 

9.)  Nature Based Therapeutic Mentor, Whole Hearts, Minds and Bodies Department, Gateway Mountain Center, Truckee, California

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-nature-based-therapeutic-mentor-truckee-california/1798774850

 

10.)  Climate Action Fellowship Program, GrizzlyCorps, a AmeriCorps fellowship with Project Climate at UC Berkeley’s Center for Law, Energy & the Environment in partnership with California Volunteers, Various Locations

https://www.grizzlycorps.org/fellows

 

11.)  Executive Director, Whole Earth Nature School, Eugene, OR

https://jobs.macslist.org/job/avr2gn/executive-director/eugene/or

 

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

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-communications-associate-san-francisco-california/3662249474

 

13.)  Line Cook, Under Canvas Lake Powell – Grand Staircase, BIG WATER, UTAH

https://www.coolworks.com/under-canvas-lake-powell-grand-staircase/highlighted-job/57585-line-cook-357

 

14.)  Organizational Training Specialist, The Front Climbing Club, Salt Lake City, UT

https://getoutdoorjobs.com/jobs/organizational-training-specialist-82f91300

 

15.)  Wyoming Community Partnerships Coordinator, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (TRCP), Remote, Wyoming

https://easyapply.co/a/d3f73fb8-cc80-4a49-b231-eebb18fdb410

 

16.)  Field Mentor Position, Elements Wilderness Program, Huntington, Utah

https://www.elementswilderness.com/employment/

 

17.)  ACTIVITY INSTRUCTORS (MAR – OCT, 2023-FLEXIBLE) (Seasonal – Kayaking, Caving, Mt Biking, Rock Climbing), Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing, New Castle, VA

https://www.wilderness-adventure.com/about/employment/#Instructors

 

18.)  Sea Kayaking Guide (summer season), Alaska Mountain Guides and Mountain Guides International, Haines, Alaska

https://iwls.com/employment/

 

19.)  NPS: Social Media Fellow, Conservation Legacy, Washington, DC

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-nps-social-media-fellow-washington-dc/9660547514

 

20.)  Trail Crew Member- Crater Lake National Park, American Conservation Experience, Crater Lake National Park, Crater Lake, OR

https://wfscjobs.tamu.edu/jobs/trail-crew-member-crater-lake-national-park/

 

21.)  Executive Director, Friends of Merrymeeting Bay, Richmond, ME

http://www.friendsofmerrymeetingbay.org/pages/about_us/ED%20Job%20Description/ED%20Position%20Advertisment%20Rev%204-25-22.pdf

 

22.)  Director of Communications, Georgia River Network, Atlanta, Georgia

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-director-of-communications-atlanta-georgia/9339122015

 

23.)  Rio Grande Joint Venture (RGJV) Conservation Delivery Specialist, American Bird Conservancy, Alpine, Texas

https://wfscjobs.tamu.edu/jobs/rio-grande-joint-venture-rgjv-conservation-delivery-specialist/

 

24.)  Digital Communications Coordinator, Environmental League of Massachusetts, Boston, Massachusetts

https://www.environmentalleague.org/careers/digital-communications-coordinator/

 

*** 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
© 2020 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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Ha’ina ‘ia mai ana ka’puana

(And So The Story Is Told)

-Traditional ending to Hawaiian songs

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Your Very Next Step newsletter for March April 2023

Your Very Next Step newsletter for March April 2023

 

By Ned Lundquist
www.yourverynextstep.com

“People don’t take trips, trips take people.”

— John Steinbeck

 

This edition of YVNS comes to you from Guam, Marianas Islands.

 

http://www.yourverynextstep.com/2023/03/25/your-very-next-step-newsletter-for-march-april-2023

 

***  If you are not receiving this newsletter via the Google Groups list, contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com to get on the 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 an email, ask nicely, 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:

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

***  Where am I?

*** The 11 Best Beaches in Hawaii

***  DIY: Snow Cave for Survival

***  8 Inventive Hotel Hacks for the Savvy Traveler

***  No Safari Is Complete Without a Night Game Drive—Here Are 10 of the Best

***  The Cobbled Climbs of the Ronde

***  6 U.S. Towns With Charming Architecture

***  Can’t sleep? Head to Bali

***  AI Chatbots Want to Plan Your Future Trips—Should You Let Them?

***  15 Secret Italian Islands for Your Next Vacation

***  The new rules of travel

***  How to Plan an Unforgettable Yellowstone Camping Trip

***  This Is Your Brain on Nature

*** Wild Spotter(TM)

***  Bikepacking Mongolia’s Khangai Mountains

***  10 Things to Do the Night Before a Trip

***  More than 90 percent of Americans find travel stressful. Here’s how to make it better.

***  Why does everyone love Charleston so much? We have some thoughts.

***  The Slow Disappearance of the Hotel Shower Door

***  10 Most Romantic Hotels

***  Get Paid to Hike: 10 Hiking Jobs to Make Money on the Trail

***  3 Fire-Building Techniques

***  15 Things to Know Before You Go to Guam

***  A Winter Float of the Grand Canyon

***  Rail Trail of the Month for March 2023

***  Rail Trail of the Month for February 2023

 

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

 

1.)  Wilderness and Trails Steward, Conservation Legacy, Gunnison National Forest, Paonia, Colorado

2.)  Week 1- Volunteer Vacations, Adirondack Park, Westport, NY

3.)  Beach Apparatus Drill – Demonstration Volunteers, Cape Cod National Seashore, National Park Service, Wellfleet, Massachusetts

4.)  Volunteers, Clean the Bay Day, Saturday (June 3, 2023), Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Various locations

5.)  Docents, CUSTOM HOUSE MARITIME MUSEUM, New London Maritime Society, New London, Connecticut

6.)  Invasive Species Members- Modoc National Wildlife Refuge, American Conservation Experience in partnership with US Fish & Wildlife Service, Alturas, California

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

1.)  Communications Coordinator, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Conshohocken, Pennsylvania

2.)  National Director of Communications, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

3.)  Odin Falls Program Manager, Northwest Outward Bound School, Redmond, OR

4.)  Education Manager – Crane Estate, The Trustees of Reservations, Ipswich, MA

5.)  Raptor/Woodpecker Biologist, Turnstone Environmental Consultants, Inc., La Grande, Oregon

6.)  Director of Nature Positive for Oceans, World Wildlife Fund, Washington, DC

7.)  Freshwater & Food Communications Specialist, World Wildlife Fund,

Washington, DC

8.)  Consultancy for the final evaluation of the IKI funded Smart Coasts project, World Wildlife Fund, Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala

9.)  Nature Based Therapeutic Mentor, Whole Hearts, Minds and Bodies Department, Gateway Mountain Center, Truckee, California

10.)  Climate Action Fellowship Program, GrizzlyCorps, a AmeriCorps fellowship with Project Climate at UC Berkeley’s Center for Law, Energy & the Environment in partnership with CaliforniaVolunteers, Various Locations

11.)  Executive Director, Whole Earth Nature School, Eugene, OR

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

13.)  Line Cook, Under Canvas Lake Powell – Grand Staircase, BIG WATER, UTAH

14.)  Organizational Training Specialist, The Front Climbing Club, Salt Lake City, UT

15.)  Wyoming Community Partnerships Coordinator, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (TRCP), Remote, Wyoming

16.)  Field Mentor Position, Elements Wilderness Program, Huntington, Utah

17.)  ACTIVITY INSTRUCTORS (MAR – OCT, 2023-FLEXIBLE) (Seasonal – Kayaking, Caving, Mt Biking, Rock Climbing), Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing, New Castle, VA

18.)  Sea Kayaking Guide (summer season), Alaska Mountain Guides and Mountain Guides International, Haines, Alaska

19.)  NPS: Social Media Fellow, Conservation Legacy, Washington, DC

20.)  Trail Crew Member- Crater Lake National Park, American Conservation Experience, Crater Lake National Park, Crater Lake, OR

21.)  Executive Director, Friends of Merrymeeting Bay, Richmond, ME

22.)  Director of Communications, Georgia River Network, Atlanta, Georgia

23.)  Rio Grande Joint Venture (RGJV) Conservation Delivery Specialist, American Bird Conservancy, Alpine, Texas

24.)  Digital Communications Coordinator, Environmental League of Massachusetts, Boston, Massachusetts

 

…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/).

 

*** Travel news and adventures

 

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

 

20 -28 March                     Guam, Marianas

4-6 April                               Houston, Texas

15-18 May                          Norfolk, Virginia

18-21 May                          Door County, Wisconsin

1-4 June                               Toronto, Ontario, Canada

5-10 June                            Chania, Crete, Greece

18-24 June                          Honolulu, Hawaii

 

***  Where am I?

 

Guam, Marianas Islands – Where America’s Day Begins!

 

*** The 11 Best Beaches in Hawaii

The state has a stunning slice of shoreline for every visitor.

BY KRIS FORDHAM

https://www.cntraveler.com/gallery/best-beaches-in-hawaii

 

***  DIY: Snow Cave for Survival

https://www.trailspace.com/gear/diy/snow-cave-for-survival/

 

***  8 Inventive Hotel Hacks for the Savvy Traveler

By Marissa Kozma

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/inventive-hotel-hacks/XvHyVpKgiwAG5awl

 

***  No Safari Is Complete Without a Night Game Drive—Here Are 10 of the Best

From Botswana to the Amazon, when the sun sets, the action of the animal kingdom is only getting started.

BY STEPHANIE VERMILLION

https://www.cntraveler.com/story/best-night-safaris

 

***  The Cobbled Climbs of the Ronde

https://www.cyclinginflanders.cc/bucket-list/cobblestone-bergs-of-the-ronde

 

***  6 U.S. Towns With Charming Architecture

By Vivian Chung

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/us-towns-with-charming-architecture/XvHyVpKgiwAG5ay7

 

***  Can’t sleep? Head to Bali

Battling insomnia there is sexier than a CPAP machine and way more fun than melatonin.

By Diane Bair and Pamela Wright

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2023/02/23/lifestyle/cant-sleep-head-bali/?et_rid=768967340

 

***  AI Chatbots Want to Plan Your Future Trips—Should You Let Them?

Bing, give me trip ideas for Paris.

BY JD SHADEL

https://www.cntraveler.com/story/ai-chatbots-future-of-travel

 

***  15 Secret Italian Islands for Your Next Vacation

By Silvia Marchetti

https://www.fodors.com/world/europe/italy/experiences/news/photos/secret-islands-in-italy

 

***  The new rules of travel

Our travel leaves a mark. Here’s how to make sure it’s a positive one.

by Natalie B. Compton

https://www.washingtonpost.com/travel/tips/travel-ethical-responsible-green/

 

***  How to Plan an Unforgettable Yellowstone Camping Trip

The best time to go, how to stay bear-smart, and the campsites with the best access to the park’s most coveted attractions.

BY ELISABETH KWAK-HEFFERAN

https://www.cntraveler.com/story/yellowstone-camping#intcid=_cnt-bottom-recirc_56875ae1-cabd-489a-b625-2212e733ba32_text2vec1

 

***  This Is Your Brain on Nature

When we get closer to nature—be it untouched wilderness or a backyard tree—we do our overstressed brains a favor.

BY FLORENCE WILLIAMS

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/article/call-to-wild?rid=DC7EF4D3F26D454C8D43B880FFEB97CC

 

*** Wild Spotter(TM)

Engaging and empowering the public to help find, map, and prevent invasive species in America’s wilderness areas, wild rivers, and other natural areas. Become a Wild Spotter citizen scientist volunteer, download the Mobile App, and help protect America’s Wild Places!

https://wildspotter.org/

 

***  Bikepacking Mongolia’s Khangai Mountains

A stormy two-wheeled adventure through remote central Mongolia

By: Sasha Brown and Brian McCurdy

https://www.switchbacktravel.com/bikepacking-mongolia-khangai-mountains

 

***  10 Things to Do the Night Before a Trip

By Julia Hammond

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/10-things-to-do-the-night-before-a-trip/XvHyVpKgiwAG5ajD

 

***  More than 90 percent of Americans find travel stressful. Here’s how to make it better.

A new study finds what most of us already know: Travel can be an anxiety-inducing proposition

By Christopher Muther

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2023/02/23/lifestyle/more-than-90-percent-americans-find-travel-stressful-heres-how-make-it-better/?et_rid=768967340

 

***  Why does everyone love Charleston so much? We have some thoughts.

By Diane Bair and Pamela Wright

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2023/03/02/lifestyle/why-does-everyone-love-charleston-so-much-we-have-some-thoughts/

 

***  The Slow Disappearance of the Hotel Shower Door

Nobody likes it when the entire hotel bathroom floor is drenched after a shower.

BY KAITLIN MENZA

https://www.cntraveler.com/story/the-slow-disappearance-of-the-hotel-shower-door

 

***  10 Most Romantic Hotels

Where to Stay for a Couples’ Getaway

By Paul Smith

https://www.hotels.com/go/usa/most-romantic-hotels-us-travelers

 

***  Get Paid to Hike: 10 Hiking Jobs to Make Money on the Trail

By Noel Krasomil

https://www.thepackablelife.com/hiking/resources/get-paid-to-hike

 

***  3 Fire-Building Techniques

Teepee, Log Cabin, and Lean-to are three options for setting up a strong fire base.

By CASEY LYONS

https://www.backpacker.com/survival/3-fire-building-techniques/

 

***  15 Things to Know Before You Go to Guam

Guam is unique and complex. It looks like one thing on the surface, but it’s entirely another animal underneath. Save time, money, and embarrassment on your trip (or move) to Guam with these tips! You can thank us later.

https://theguamguide.com/15-things-to-know-before-you-go-to-guam-2/

 

***  A Winter Float of the Grand Canyon

Drifting the depths 280 miles from Lees Ferry to Lake Mead

By Jesse Weber

https://www.switchbacktravel.com/grand-canyon-winter-float

 

***  Rail Trail of the Month

 

 

 

 

March

 

Pennsylvania’s Schuylkill River Trail

by Danielle Phillippi

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2023/march/03/pennsylvania-s-schuylkill-river-trail/

 

February

 

Washington’s Centennial Trail

by Agueda Pacheco Flores

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2023/february/14/washington-s-centennial-trail/

 

***  Trail/Outdoor/Conservation internship and volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Wilderness and Trails Steward, Conservation Legacy, Gunnison National Forest, Paonia, Colorado

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-wilderness-and-trails-steward-paonia-colorado/9809154484

 

2.)  Week 1- Volunteer Vacations, Adirondack Park, Westport, NY

https://americanhiking.org/volunteer-vacation-trip/adirondack-park-ny-week-1-volunteer-vacations-2023/

 

3.)  Beach Apparatus Drill – Demonstration Volunteers, Cape Cod National Seashore, National Park Service, Wellfleet, Massachusetts

 

The U.S. Life Saving Service was stationed up and down the coast to save the lives of sailors that were in distress. Old Harbor Lifesaving Station is a Cape Cod National Seashore site that provides interpretive and educational opportunities for the general public. Volunteers for the Beach Apparatus Drill will participate in a cannon demonstration and breeches-buoy rescue with interpretive ranger staff.

 

https://www.volunteer.gov/s/volunteer-opportunity/a093d000000lPQDAA2/beach-apparatus-drill-demonstration-volunteers

 

4.)  Volunteers, Clean the Bay Day, Saturday (June 3, 2023), Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Various locations

https://www.cbf.org/events/clean-the-bay-day/index.html

 

5.)  Docents, CUSTOM HOUSE MARITIME MUSEUM, New London Maritime Society, New London, Connecticut

https://nlmaritimesociety.org/Volunteer.html

 

6.)  Invasive Species Members- Modoc National Wildlife Refuge,

American Conservation Experience in partnership with US Fish & Wildlife Service, Alturas, California

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-invasive-species-members–modoc-national-wildlife-refuge-alturas-california/1695343661

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation job opportunities:

 

1.)  Communications Coordinator, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Conshohocken, Pennsylvania

https://www.naacpjobfinder.com/job/communications-coordinator-conshohocken-pennsylvania-11280214

 

2.)  National Director of Communications, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

https://jobs.iabc.com/jobs/view/national-director-of-communications/67828052/

 

3.)  Odin Falls Program Manager, Northwest Outward Bound School, Redmond, OR

https://jobs.macslist.org/job/lx5wut/odin-falls-program-manager/redmond/or

 

4.)  Education Manager – Crane Estate, The Trustees of Reservations, Ipswich, MA

https://www.idealist.org/en/nonprofit-job/54d0c38f53884b7aa8813502c77205ff-education-manager-crane-estate-the-trustees-of-reservations-ipswich

 

5.)  Raptor/Woodpecker Biologist, Turnstone Environmental Consultants, Inc., La Grande, Oregon

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-raptorwoodpecker-biologist-la-grande-oregon/1133286961

 

6.)  Director of Nature Positive for Oceans, World Wildlife Fund, Washington, DC

https://careers-wwfus.icims.com/jobs/3327/director-of-nature-positive-for-oceans—23075/job

 

7.)  Freshwater & Food Communications Specialist, World Wildlife Fund,

Washington, DC

https://careers-wwfus.icims.com/jobs/3361/freshwater-%26-food-communications-specialist—23085/job

 

8.)  Consultancy for the final evaluation of the IKI funded Smart Coasts project, World Wildlife Fund, Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala

https://careers-wwfus.icims.com/jobs/3364/consultancy-for-the-final-evaluation-of-the-iki-funded-smart-coasts-project/job

 

9.)  Nature Based Therapeutic Mentor, Whole Hearts, Minds and Bodies Department, Gateway Mountain Center, Truckee, California

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-nature-based-therapeutic-mentor-truckee-california/1798774850

 

10.)  Climate Action Fellowship Program, GrizzlyCorps, a AmeriCorps fellowship with Project Climate at UC Berkeley’s Center for Law, Energy & the Environment in partnership with CaliforniaVolunteers, Various Locations

https://www.grizzlycorps.org/fellows

 

11.)  Executive Director, Whole Earth Nature School, Eugene, OR

https://jobs.macslist.org/job/avr2gn/executive-director/eugene/or

 

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

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-communications-associate-san-francisco-california/3662249474

 

13.)  Line Cook, Under Canvas Lake Powell – Grand Staircase, BIG WATER, UTAH

https://www.coolworks.com/under-canvas-lake-powell-grand-staircase/highlighted-job/57585-line-cook-357

 

14.)  Organizational Training Specialist, The Front Climbing Club, Salt Lake City, UT

https://getoutdoorjobs.com/jobs/organizational-training-specialist-82f91300

 

15.)  Wyoming Community Partnerships Coordinator, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (TRCP), Remote, Wyoming

https://easyapply.co/a/d3f73fb8-cc80-4a49-b231-eebb18fdb410

 

16.)  Field Mentor Position, Elements Wilderness Program, Huntington, Utah

https://www.elementswilderness.com/employment/

 

17.)  ACTIVITY INSTRUCTORS (MAR – OCT, 2023-FLEXIBLE) (Seasonal – Kayaking, Caving, Mt Biking, Rock Climbing), Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing, New Castle, VA

https://www.wilderness-adventure.com/about/employment/#Instructors

 

18.)  Sea Kayaking Guide (summer season), Alaska Mountain Guides and Mountain Guides International, Haines, Alaska

https://iwls.com/employment/

 

19.)  NPS: Social Media Fellow, Conservation Legacy, Washington, DC

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-nps-social-media-fellow-washington-dc/9660547514

 

20.)  Trail Crew Member- Crater Lake National Park, American Conservation Experience, Crater Lake National Park, Crater Lake, OR

https://wfscjobs.tamu.edu/jobs/trail-crew-member-crater-lake-national-park/

 

21.)  Executive Director, Friends of Merrymeeting Bay, Richmond, ME

http://www.friendsofmerrymeetingbay.org/pages/about_us/ED%20Job%20Description/ED%20Position%20Advertisment%20Rev%204-25-22.pdf

 

22.)  Director of Communications, Georgia River Network, Atlanta, Georgia

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-director-of-communications-atlanta-georgia/9339122015

 

23.)  Rio Grande Joint Venture (RGJV) Conservation Delivery Specialist, American Bird Conservancy, Alpine, Texas

https://wfscjobs.tamu.edu/jobs/rio-grande-joint-venture-rgjv-conservation-delivery-specialist/

 

24.)  Digital Communications Coordinator, Environmental League of Massachusetts, Boston, Massachusetts

https://www.environmentalleague.org/careers/digital-communications-coordinator/

 

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

 

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 Your Very Next Step newsletter for January February 2023

 Your Very Next Step newsletter for January February 2023

 

By Ned Lundquist
www.yourverynextstep.com

“The world is big, and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.” 

– John Muir

 

This edition of YVNS comes to you from Oostende, Belgium.

 

http://www.yourverynextstep.com/2023/01/29/your-very-next-step-newsletter-for-january-february-2023

 

***  If you are not receiving this newsletter via the Google Groups list, contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com to get on the 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 an email, ask nicely, 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:

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

***  Where am I?

***  Where did pirates spend their booty?

***  The Coolest College Towns in America

***  Eastern Hellbenders

***  These are the most in-demand destinations for 2023

***  8 Tiki Bars Around the United States to Escape to This Winter

***  Here’s how each airline does compensation for flight delays, from meals to hotels to ground transportation

***  8 Highly-Underrated American Treasures

***  10 Carry-On Condiments to Zhuzh up Your Plane Food

***  Amtrak Offers First Look at Its New Fleet of Trains

***  11 Maps That Will Help You See the World in a Whole New Light

***  How To Get Compensation When Your Flight Is Delayed or Canceled [2022]

***  10 European Destinations That Are Overlooked and Underbooked

***  Picture-perfect pools you’ll want to dive into

***  Why do hikers keep dying in the White Mountains of New Hampshire?

***  I Went on the Best Cruise Around, and I’m Still Not a Cruise Person

***  How to Actually Get Some Sleep While Traveling, According to Experts

***  The Best Tools and Apps for Planning a Road Trip

***  10 Unspoken Rules of Travel You Shouldn’t Break

***  14 Bushcraft Projects You Can Do At Home

***  What to Do When Your Hotel Room Is Unacceptable

***  20 Best Luxury All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean

***  5 Flyover States That Deserve a Closer Look

***  How to Survive a Long Haul Flight — According to a Flight Attendant

***  Rail Trail of the Month for January 2023

***  Rail Trail of the Month for December 2022

 

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

 

1.)  Volunteer Trail Ambassador, Nature Collective, Solana Beach, CA

2.)  Trail Crew, Smokies Wilderness Elite A.T. Crew (S.W.E.A.T.) (Experienced backpackers with recent backcountry experience), Appalachian Trail Conservancy, base camp is located near Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

3.)  Volunteer Trail Crew, Wild Montana, Multi-day trail projects across Montana

4.)  Volunteer Crew Member, Maine Appalachian Trail Club, Lake George Regional Park, Skowhegan, ME

5.)  Volunteer in Morocco, Discover International

6.)  Trail Adopter (Opportunities throughout Colorado), Continental Divide Trail Coalition, Golden, CO

7.)  Volunteer vacations abroad, Discover Corps, Opportunities in Africa, Australia, Asia and Latin America

 

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

 

1.)  Southern Nevada Programs Manager, FRIENDS OF NEVADA WILDERNESS, Las Vegas, NV

2.)  Communications Specialist, International Crane Foundation, Madison, WI

3.)  Digital Communications Coordinator, Columbia Riverkeeper, Portland or Hood River, Oregon

4.)  Brand Communications Manager, National Parks Conservation Association, Washington, DC

5.)  Lead Backpacking & Stewardship Instructor, Alaska Geographic, Anchorage, AK

6.)  PART-TIME WILDERNESS MEDICINE INSTRUCTOR, National Center for Outdoor & Adventure Education (NCOAE), Various locations

7.)  Field Guide (March Orientation), Open Sky Wilderness Therapy, Durango, CO

8.)  Cook, Flathead Lake Lodge, BIG FORK, MONTANA

9.)  Cabin Specialist and Activity Instructor, Camp Hidden Meadows, Bartow, WV

10.)  Team Lead for Backcountry Wilderness Research, JMT Wilderness Conservancy, Truckee, CA

11.)  Backcountry Caretaker, Appalachian Mountain Club, Greenville, Maine, Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, and Gorham, New Hampshire

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

13.)  Maintenance Worker (Trails), Acadia National Park, National Park Service, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, Bar Harbor, ME

14.)  Trail Crew / Wilderness Ranger, The Krassel Ranger District, Frank Church – River of No Return Wilderness, McCall, Yellow Pine, Idaho

15.)  Director Outdoor Rec. Industry Development, The State of New Hampshire, Concord, NH

16.)  Strategic Communications Manager, Natural Resources Defense Council, Santa Monica, CA

17.)  Press Secretary, Natural Resources Defense Council, Washington, DC

18.)  West Africa Coordinator / Communications Assistant, Natural Resources Defense Council, Washington, DC

19.)  Public Relations Specialist (10-15 hours per week. Hybrid/Remote. Ability to reliably

commute to Solana Beach, CA), Nature Collective, Solana Beach, CA

20.)  MOUNTAIN GUIDES (Worldwide), Alpine Ascents International, Seattle, WA

21.)  Mountain Guides (Worldwide), International Mountain Guides (IMG), Ashford, WA

 

…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/).

 

*** Travel news and adventures

 

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

 

27 Jan – 4 Feb                    Oostend, Belgium / London, UK

7-10 Feb                              Monterey / Los Angeles, CA

23 Feb – 2 Mar                  Catania, Sicily / Naples, Italy

3-4 Mar                                Chicago, IL

22 Mar – 1 April                Guam, Marianas

 

***  Where am I?

 

Just arrived in Oostende, Belgium.

 

***  Where did pirates spend their booty?

The cash flowed—and so did the drinks—at taverns across the Caribbean during the golden age of piracy. But these watering holes weren’t just for getting drunk.

BY JAMIE L. H. GOODALL

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/article/pirates-golden-age-taverns-booty?rid=DC7EF4D3F26D454C8D43B880FFEB97CC

 

***  The Coolest College Towns in America

By Julia Hammond

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/the-coolest-college-towns-in-america/XvHyVpKgiwAG5ai3

 

***  Eastern Hellbenders

 

Eastern Hellbenders are large, stout-bodied, fully aquatic salamanders. They are the largest salamanders in North America; adults measure nearly 30 inches long and weigh up to 4 lbs. Their heads are large and flattened with small, widely separated eyes.

https://dwr.virginia.gov/wildlife/information/eastern-hellbender/

 

***  These are the most in-demand destinations for 2023

Delays and inflation be damned! Travelers are dreaming of Copenhagen or Edinburgh, or, well, it depends on whom you ask.

By Christopher Muther

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/12/29/lifestyle/these-are-most-in-demand-destinations-2023/

 

***  8 Tiki Bars Around the United States to Escape to This Winter

Live the island life—or at least dream of it during the cold front—at these tiki-inspired bars across the country.

By Erin Gifford

https://www.afar.com/magazine/8-new-tiki-bars-around-the-united-states-to-escape-to-this-winter

 

***  Here’s how each airline does compensation for flight delays, from meals to hotels to ground transportation

By Hannah Towey

https://www.businessinsider.com/dot-airline-customer-service-dashboard-shows-cancellation-delay-policies-meals-2022-9

 

***  8 Highly-Underrated American Treasures

By Morgan Love

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/8-highly-underrated-american-treasures/XvHyVpKgiwAG5ah4

 

***  10 Carry-On Condiments to Zhuzh up Your Plane Food

By Joey Skladany

https://www.fodors.com/news/restaurants/carry-on-condiments-to-help-plane-food-taste-better

 

***  Amtrak Offers First Look at Its New Fleet of Trains

Get ready for more comfortable seats, fewer delays, and a big decrease in air pollution.

By Michelle Baran

https://www.afar.com/magazine/amtrak-offers-first-look-at-new-fleet-of-trains

 

***  11 Maps That Will Help You See the World in a Whole New Light

By Apeksha Bhateja

https://www.fodors.com/news/photos/11-maps-that-will-help-you-see-the-world-in-a-whole-new-light

 

***  How To Get Compensation When Your Flight Is Delayed or Canceled [2022]

https://upgradedpoints.com/travel/airlines/flight-delay-cancelation-compensation/

 

***  10 European Destinations That Are Overlooked and Underbooked

By Wendy Helfenbaum

https://www.travelweekly.com/Thought-Leadership/Apple-Leisure-Group-Thought-Leadership/352313

 

***  Picture-perfect pools you’ll want to dive into

From spectacular postcard-perfect plunge pools with nature landscapes to horizon-edge infinity pools, dive into some of our favorite pools around the world for a splashing experience.

https://www.hotels.com/lp/b/picture-perfect-pools

 

***  Why do hikers keep dying in the White Mountains of New Hampshire?

With millions of visitors a year, twisted ankles and slips are bound to happen. But a small accident — or miscalculation — in these unforgiving mountains can turn catastrophic.

By Kevin Koczwara

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2023/01/24/magazine/why-do-hikers-keep-dying-white-mountains-new-hampshire/

 

***  I Went on the Best Cruise Around, and I’m Still Not a Cruise Person

By Stacey Lastoe

https://www.fodors.com/news/cruises/seabourns-encore-is-considered-one-of-the-best-cruise-ships-but-is-its-really

 

***  How to Actually Get Some Sleep While Traveling, According to Experts

By Michelle Tchea

https://www.fodors.com/news/travel-tips/how-to-fall-asleep-and-sleep-better-while-traveling

 

***  The Best Tools and Apps for Planning a Road Trip

This arsenal of apps takes the work out of planning, allowing you to fully enjoy the freedom of the open road.

By Annie Daly

https://www.afar.com/magazine/the-best-tools-for-planning-a-road-trip

 

***  10 Unspoken Rules of Travel You Shouldn’t Break

By Vivian Chung

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/10-unspoken-rules-of-travel-you-shouldnt-break/XvHyVpKgiwAG5auY

 

***  14 Bushcraft Projects You Can Do At Home

https://www.survivalworld.com/survival/bushcraft-projects-you-can-do-at-home/

 

***  What to Do When Your Hotel Room Is Unacceptable

By Scott Laird

https://www.fodors.com/news/hotels/what-to-do-when-a-hotel-room-is-unacceptable

 

***  20 Best Luxury All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean

By Rosie Bell & Lindsay Cohn

https://www.fodors.com/news/photos/10-best-luxury-all-inclusive-resorts-in-the-caribbean

 

***  5 Flyover States That Deserve a Closer Look

By Tara Scatz

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/5-flyover-states-worth-a-deeper-look/XvHyVpKgiwAG5apX

 

***  How to Survive a Long Haul Flight — According to a Flight Attendant

By Caterina McGrail

https://www.fodors.com/news/travel-tips/how-to-survive-a-long-haul-flight-according-to-a-flight-attendant

 

***  Rail Trail of the Month

 

 

 

 

Trail of the Month for January 2023

North Carolina’s Charlotte Rail Trail

by Lindsay Martell

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2023/january/19/north-carolina-s-charlotte-rail-trail/

 

Trail of the Month for December 2022

Michigan’s Kal-Haven Trail State Park

by Amy S. Eckert

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2022/december/09/michigan-s-kal-haven-trail-state-park/

 

***  Trail/Outdoor/Conservation internship and volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Volunteer Trail Ambassador, Nature Collective, Solana Beach, CA

 

Do you have a few weekend hours, each month? As a Volunteer Ambassador (age 16+) you can help to welcome visitors of all ages when they experience Annie’s Canyon Trail + Swami’s Beach + Seaside State Beach.

 

https://naturecollective.org/volunteer/

 

2.)  Trail Crew, Smokies Wilderness Elite A.T. Crew (S.W.E.A.T.) (Experienced backpackers with recent backcountry experience), Appalachian Trail Conservancy, base camp is located near Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

https://appalachiantrail.org/get-involved/volunteer/trail-crews/smokies-wilderness-elite-a-t-crew-sweat/

 

3.)  Volunteer Trail Crew, Wild Montana, Multi-day trail projects across Montana

https://wildmontana.org/volunteer/volunteer-trail-crew/

 

4.)  Volunteer Crew Member, Maine Appalachian Trail Club, Lake George Regional Park, Skowhegan, ME

https://www.matc.org/volunteer-with-maine-trail-crew/

 

5.)  Volunteer in Morocco, Discover International

https://www.volunteerhq.org/destinations/morocco/

 

6.)  Trail Adopter (Opportunities throughout Colorado), Continental Divide Trail Coalition, Golden, CO

https://continentaldividetrail.org/adopt-a-section/

 

7.)  Volunteer vacations abroad, Discover Corps, Opportunities in Africa, Australia, Asia and Latin America

https://discovercorps.com/landing/volunteer-vacations-destinations/

 

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation job opportunities:

 

1.)  Southern Nevada Programs Manager, FRIENDS OF NEVADA WILDERNESS, Las Vegas, NV

https://execsearches.com/nonprofit-job/southern-nevada-programs-manager-friends-of-nevada-wilderness-las-vegas-nv-usa

 

2.)  Communications Specialist, International Crane Foundation, Madison, WI

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/3424404052/

 

3.)  Digital Communications Coordinator, Columbia Riverkeeper, Portland or Hood River, Oregon

https://jobs.macslist.org/job/5qffdp/digital-communications-coordinator/-/or

 

4.)  Brand Communications Manager, National Parks Conservation Association, Washington, DC

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-brand-communications-manager-washington-dc/5667678277

 

5.)  Lead Backpacking & Stewardship Instructor, Alaska Geographic, Anchorage, AK

https://www.akgeo.org/about-alaska-geographic/employment/

 

6.)  PART-TIME WILDERNESS MEDICINE INSTRUCTOR, National Center for Outdoor & Adventure Education (NCOAE), Various locations

https://ncoae.org/career/part-time-wilderness-medicine-instructor/

 

7.)  Field Guide (March Orientation), Open Sky Wilderness Therapy, Durango, CO

https://www.openskywilderness.com/field-guides/

 

8.)  Cook, Flathead Lake Lodge, BIG FORK, MONTANA

https://www.coolworks.com/flathead-lake-lodge/highlighted-job/54658-cook-214

 

9.)  Cabin Specialist and Activity Instructor, Camp Hidden Meadows, Bartow, WV

https://www.camphiddenmeadows.com/about-camp/join-our-team

 

10.)  Team Lead for Backcountry Wilderness Research, JMT Wilderness Conservancy, Truckee, CA

https://www.glassdoor.com/job-listing/team-lead-for-backcountry-wilderness-research-jmt-wilderness-conservancy-JV_IC1147571_KO0,45_KE46,72.htm?jl=1008266605145

 

11.)  Backcountry Caretaker, Appalachian Mountain Club, Greenville, Maine, Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, and Gorham, New Hampshire

https://www.coolworks.com/appalachian-mountain-club/highlighted-job/54797-backcountry-caretaker-1

 

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

https://truenorthwilderness.com/careers/

 

13.)  Maintenance Worker (Trails), Acadia National Park, National Park Service, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, Bar Harbor, ME

https://www.usajobs.gov/job/689664600

 

14.)  Trail Crew / Wilderness Ranger, The Krassel Ranger District, Frank Church – River of No Return Wilderness, McCall, Yellow Pine, Idaho

https://www.trailskills.org/jobs/trail-crew-wilderness-ranger

 

15.)  Director Outdoor Rec. Industry Development, The State of New Hampshire, Concord, NH

https://www.salary.com/job/the-state-of-new-hampshire/director-outdoor-rec-industry-development/j202206150028465747953

 

16.)  Strategic Communications Manager, Natural Resources Defense Council, Santa Monica, CA

https://careers-nrdc.icims.com/jobs/5033/strategic-communications-manager/job

 

17.)  Press Secretary, Natural Resources Defense Council, Washington, DC

https://careers-nrdc.icims.com/jobs/5098/press-secretary/job

 

18.)  West Africa Coordinator / Communications Assistant, Natural Resources Defense Council, Washington, DC

https://careers-nrdc.icims.com/jobs/5108/west-africa-coordinator—communications-assistant/job

 

19.)  Public Relations Specialist (10-15 hours per week. Hybrid/Remote. Ability to reliably

commute to Solana Beach, CA), Nature Collective, Solana Beach, CA

https://naturecollective.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Public-Relations-Specialist-RFP-APPROVED-2023.01.06.pdf

 

20.)  MOUNTAIN GUIDES (Worldwide), Alpine Ascents International, Seattle, WA

https://www.alpineascents.com/about-us/employment-alpine-ascents-international/

 

21.)  Mountain Guides (Worldwide), International Mountain Guides (IMG), Ashford, WA

https://www.mountainguides.com/employment.shtml

 

*** 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
© 2020 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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Ha’ina ‘ia mai ana ka’puana

(And So The Story Is Told)

-Traditional ending to Hawaiian songs

 

 

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Your Very Next Step newsletter for November / December 2022

Your Very Next Step newsletter for November / December 2022

 

By Ned Lundquist
www.yourverynextstep.com

“I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.”

– Mary Anne Radmacher

 

This edition of YVNS comes to you from Juffair, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain.

 

http://www.yourverynextstep.com/2022/12/03/your-very-next-step-newsletter-for-november-december-2022/

 

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

 

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*** In this issue:

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

***  Where am I?

***  Visiting One of the World’s Greatest Archaeological Sites in Türkiye

***  How to Build a Debris Hut

***  NextGen Trail Leaders

***  From Roti to Bành mì: These are 9 of the best street foods in the world

***  With Holiday Travel Here, Reviewing A Report On Best Airlines Of 2022

***  The National Trails System

***  The Most Epic Hikes in the U.S.

***  The REAL Top 10 Places to Pan for Gold

***  All-terrain wheelchairs arrive at U.S. parks: ‘This is life-changing’

***  6 Trendy Latin American Cities You Haven’t Heard Of

***  5 Holiday Vacation Spots Without the Crowds (including the least visited country in the world

***  Cuba now has a 90 day tourist visa, here’s what to see while you’re there

***  10 Places Only a Few Travelers Will Ever See

***  10 Epic Trips That Will Make You Feel Alive

***  5 Rice Terraces in Asia You Have to See to Believe

***  Hikes Near You – Find the perfect hike for you!

***  How to Avoid Getting Sick While Traveling

***  Combine Business with a Family Vacation in the Magical Greek Isles

***  9 Awesome Things to Do in Bahrain; The Middle East’s Best Kept Secret

***  9 Beautiful Theaters Around the World

***  The Dominican Republic Pulses with a Rhythm All its Own

***  The best ways to get to the Maldives on points and miles

***  8 Surprising Truths About Flight Attendant Life—According to a Flight Attendant

***  All the Ancient Egyptian Mythology You’ll Learn on a Nile Cruise

***  8 Inventive Hotel Hacks for the Savvy Traveler

***  Rail Trail of the Month for November 2022

Oregon’s Crown Zellerbach Trail

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

1.)  Volunteer Programs (Teaching, Kindergarten, Environmental Education, Health Education, Turtle Conservation and Construction and Renovation), International Volunteer HQ, Ubud / Lovina / Island of Nusa Penida, Bali, Indonesia

2.)  Teach English Abroad, Volunteer World

3.)  Teach English and explore a new culture, Worldpackers, Bahawalpur, Pakistan

4.)  Wildlife conservation program, Wildlife Reserve, Arava, Israel

5.)  Volunteering in South Africa – Protecting Endangered Wildlife, Natucate, Zululand, South Africa

6.)  Volunteer in Morocco, Discover International

 

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

 

1.)  Deputy Director Education & Humanitarian Services, Safari Club International, Tucson, Arizona

2.)  Associate Editor, Safari Times, bimonthly SAFARI Magazine and other publications produced by the SCI Publications Department, Safari Club International, Tucson, AZ

3.)  Guides & Outfitters Liaison, Safari Club International, San Antonio, Texas, US

4.)  Volunteer Research Scientific Diver, Nature Seychelles, Cousin Island Special Reserve, Seychelles

5.)  Communications And Marketing Director, Washington, City Parks Alliance, Washington, D.C.

6.)  Deputy Chief of Communications – National Media, Sierra Club, Washington, DC

7.)  Communication Specialist, Loma Prieta Chapter, Sierra Club, Palo Alto, CA (This employee may work most days remotely)

8.)  Deputy Chief of Communications – Regional Media, Sierra Club, Washington, DC

9.)  Outdoor Education Officer, Harewood Estate, Yorkshire, UK

10.)  Waterfowl Banding Technician, University of Arkansas at Monticello, Monticello, Arkansas

11.)  Brand Partnerships Manager, Wanderful, Remote

12.)  Summer Naturalist, Tygart Lake State Park, West Virginia State Parks, Grafton, WV

13.)  Park Superintendent 2, Cabwaylingo State Forest, West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, Wayne County, West Virginia

14.)  Naturalist / Sea Kayak Guide, Kayak Adventures Worldwide, Seward, Alaska

15.)  Newsletter Producer, AFAR, NEW YORK, NY

16.)  Field Assistant – Social observations and bird ringing of Siberian jays, University of Konstanz, Lapland, Sweden

17.)  Restoration Ecologist, Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group, Mount Vernon, WA

18.)  Communications and Development Coordinator, Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group, Mount Vernon, WA

19.)  Seasonal Environmental Education Instructor, Alabama 4-H Science School, Columbiana, Alabama

 

…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/).

 

*** Travel news and adventures

 

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

 

Nov. 27 – Dec 4                 Bahrain

 

***  Where am I?

 

Manama, Bahrain, returning to Washington tonight via Riyadh and Frankfurt.

 

***  Visiting One of the World’s Greatest Archaeological Sites in Türkiye

BY MICHELLE HEIMERMAN

https://www.afar.com/magazine/visiting-one-of-the-worlds-greatest-archeological-sites-in-turkiye

 

***  How to Build a Debris Hut

By Steven Stolper

https://www.natureoutside.com/how-to-build-a-debris-hut/

 

***  NextGen Trail Leaders

https://americanhiking.org/ambassador/#nextgen

 

***  From Roti to Bành mì: These are 9 of the best street foods in the world

https://www.euronews.com/travel/2022/11/02/from-roti-to-banh-mi-these-are-9-of-the-best-street-foods-in-the-world

 

***  With Holiday Travel Here, Reviewing A Report On Best Airlines Of 2022

By Lea Lane

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lealane/2022/11/20/with-holiday-travel-here-reviewing-a-report-on-best-airlines-of-2022/

 

***  The National Trails System

https://www.nps.gov/subjects/nationaltrailssystem/index.htm

 

***  The Most Epic Hikes in the U.S.

By Bradley O’Neill

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/the-most-epic-hikes-in-the-us/XvHyVpKgiwAG5awE

 

***  The REAL Top 10 Places to Pan for Gold

https://www.goldrushnuggets.com/retop10pltop.html

 

***  All-terrain wheelchairs arrive at U.S. parks: ‘This is life-changing’

Georgia and South Dakota are the latest states to provide off-road wheelchairs on public trails

By Andrea Sachs and Natalie B. Compton

https://www.washingtonpost.com/travel/2022/11/08/parks-trails-all-terrain-wheelchairs/

 

***  6 Trendy Latin American Cities You Haven’t Heard Of

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/6-trendy-cities-in-latin-america/XvHyVpKgiwAG5agD

 

***  5 Holiday Vacation Spots Without the Crowds (including the least visited country in the world

By Fiona

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/travel-safety-advice-you-should-actually-listen-to/XvHyVpKgiwAG5axp

 

***  Cuba now has a 90 day tourist visa, here’s what to see while you’re there

https://www.euronews.com/travel/2022/11/20/cuba-now-has-a-90-day-tourist-visa-heres-what-to-see-while-youre-there

 

***  10 Places Only a Few Travelers Will Ever See

By Julia Hammond

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/10-places-only-a-few-travelers-will-ever-see/XvHyVpKgiwAG5asWutm_source=blog&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=1658775393&ST=RF_A

 

***  10 Epic Trips That Will Make You Feel Alive

By Laura Dannen Redman

https://www.afar.com/magazine/epic-trips-to-book-desert-sea-mountain-sky

 

***  5 Rice Terraces in Asia You Have to See to Believe

By Fiona

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/5-rice-terraces-in-asia-you-have-to-see-to-believe/XvHyVpKgiwAG5ao8

 

***  Hikes Near You

Find the perfect hike for you!

https://americanhiking.org/hiking-resources/#hikes-near-you

 

***  How to Avoid Getting Sick While Traveling

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/avoid-getting-sick-while-traveling/XvHyVpKgiwAG5aou

 

***  Combine Business with a Family Vacation in the Magical Greek Isles

By Eugenia Lazaris

https://www.globaltravelerusa.com/combine-business-with-a-family-vacation-in-the-magical-greek-isles/

 

***  9 Awesome Things to Do in Bahrain; The Middle East’s Best Kept Secret

By Leyla Kazim

https://www.thecutlerychronicles.com/9-awesome-things-to-do-in-bahrain/

 

***  9 Beautiful Theaters Around the World

By Emma Dell

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/10-most-beautiful-theaters-around-the-world/XvHyVpKgiwAG5axc

 

***  The Dominican Republic Pulses with a Rhythm All its Own

By Yasser Ogando And Nathan Gallagher

https://www.globaltravelerusa.com/the-dominican-republic-pulses-with-a-rhythm-all-its-own/

 

***  The best ways to get to the Maldives on points and miles

By Eric Rosen

https://thepointsguy.com/guide/maldives-on-points-and-miles/

 

***  8 Surprising Truths About Flight Attendant Life—According to a Flight Attendant

By Madeline Holly-Carothers

https://www.fodors.com/news/photos/things-about-flight-attendants-we-bet-you-didnt-know

 

***  All the Ancient Egyptian Mythology You’ll Learn on a Nile Cruise

By Kayla Becker

https://www.fodors.com/world/africa-and-middle-east/egypt/experiences/news/learn-about-egyptian-mythology-on-a-nile-river-cruise

 

***  8 Inventive Hotel Hacks for the Savvy Traveler

By Marissa Kozma

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/inventive-hotel-hacks/XvHyVpKgiwAG5awl

 

***  Rail Trail of the Month

 

 

 

Trail of the Month for November 2022

Oregon’s Crown Zellerbach Trail

by Amy Grisak

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2022/november/15/oregon-s-crown-zellerbach-trail/

 

***  Trail/Outdoor/Conservation internship and volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Volunteer Programs (Teaching, Kindergarten, Environmental Education, Health Education, Turtle Conservation and Construction and Renovation), International Volunteer HQ, Ubud / Lovina / Island of Nusa Penida, Bali

https://www.volunteerhq.org/destinations/bali/

 

2.)  Teach English Abroad, Volunteer World

https://www.volunteerworld.com/en/volunteer-abroad/english-teaching

 

3.)  Teach English and explore a new culture, Worldpackers, Bahawalpur, Pakistan

https://www.worldpackers.com/positions/31756

 

4.)  Wildlife conservation program, Wildlife Reserve, Arava, Israel

https://www.goeco.org/area/volunteer-in-the-middle-east/israel/long-term-wildlife-program/

 

5.)  Volunteering in South Africa – Protecting Endangered Wildlife, Natucate, Zululand, South Africa

https://www.conservation-careers.com/job/volunteering-in-south-africa-protecting-endangered-wildlife-2/

 

6.)  Volunteer in Morocco, Discover International

https://www.volunteerhq.org/destinations/morocco/

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation job opportunities:

 

1.)  Deputy Director Education & Humanitarian Services, Safari Club International, Tucson, Arizona

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=53ce36f9-8b30-446b-8bd4-c27ca6c9c64f&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=461582&source=CC2&lang=en_US

 

2.)  Associate Editor, Safari Times, bimonthly SAFARI Magazine and other publications produced by the SCI Publications Department, Safari Club International, Tucson, AZ

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=53ce36f9-8b30-446b-8bd4-c27ca6c9c64f&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=457385&source=CC2&lang=en_US

 

3.)  Guides & Outfitters Liaison, Safari Club International, San Antonio, Texas, US

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=53ce36f9-8b30-446b-8bd4-c27ca6c9c64f&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=455686&source=CC2&lang=en_US

 

4.)  Volunteer Research Scientific Diver, Nature Seychelles, Cousin Island Special Reserve, Seychelles

https://www.conservation-careers.com/job/volunteer-research-scientific-diver/

 

5.)  Communications And Marketing Director, Washington, City Parks Alliance, Washington, D.C.

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-communications-and-marketing-director-washington-dc/9770644295

 

6.)  Deputy Chief of Communications – National Media, Sierra Club, Washington, DC

https://phf.tbe.taleo.net/phf01/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=SIERRACLUB&cws=39&rid=1967

 

7.)  Communication Specialist, Loma Prieta Chapter, Sierra Club, Palo Alto, CA (This employee may work most days remotely)

https://phf.tbe.taleo.net/phf01/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=SIERRACLUB&cws=39&rid=2111

 

8.)  Deputy Chief of Communications – Regional Media, Sierra Club, Washington, DC

https://phf.tbe.taleo.net/phf01/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=SIERRACLUB&cws=39&rid=2115

 

9.)  Outdoor Education Officer, Harewood Estate, Yorkshire, UK

https://www.conservation-careers.com/job/outdoor-education-officer/

 

10.)  Waterfowl Banding Technician, University of Arkansas at Monticello, Monticello, Arkansas

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-waterfowl-banding-technician-monicello-arkansas/2623754764

 

11.)  Brand Partnerships Manager, Wanderful, Remote

https://docs.google.com/document/d/15CHj6iDd6yrfTxA_WbxfSvxVZFfwA_d32l8pdRDGBk0/edit

 

12.)  Summer Naturalist, Tygart Lake State Park, West Virginia State Parks, Grafton, WV

https://wvstateparks.com/summer-naturalist-tygart-lake-state-park/

 

13.)  Park Superintendent 2, Cabwaylingo State Forest, West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, Wayne County, West Virginia

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/wv/jobs/3797592/park-superintendent-2-dnr-cabwaylingo-wayne-co

 

14.)  Naturalist / Sea Kayak Guide, Kayak Adventures Worldwide, Seward, Alaska

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-naturalist–sea-kayak-guide-seward-alaska/5228398116

 

15.)  Newsletter Producer, AFAR, NEW YORK, NY

https://jobs.lever.co/AfarMedia/03c052a6-2899-4e8a-b81e-974d8b663ba8

 

16.)  Field Assistant – Social observations and bird ringing of Siberian jays, University of Konstanz, Lapland, Sweden

https://www.conservation-careers.com/job/field-assistant-social-observations-and-bird-ringing-of-siberian-jays/

 

17.)  Restoration Ecologist, Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group, Mount Vernon, WA

https://www.skagitfisheries.org/now-hiring-restoration-ecologist/

 

18.)  Communications and Development Coordinator, Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group, Mount Vernon, WA

https://www.skagitfisheries.org/now-hiring-communications-and-development-coordinator/

 

19.)  Seasonal Environmental Education Instructor, Alabama 4-H Science School, Columbiana, Alabama

https://www.auemployment.com/postings/32971?fbclid=IwAR2OUnQ3n_q-tusK0BHP_OhveoQD1DpazNd8cegjHfBFW2ZcPOchY7p6vvA

 

*** 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
© 2020 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

Published with Google Groups

 

Ha’ina ‘ia mai ana ka’puana

(And So The Story Is Told)

-Traditional ending to Hawaiian songs

 

 

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