Nepal, Thailand, India, Hawaii, Costa Rica, Ketchikan Alaska, Minneapolis MN, North Myrtle Beach SC, Datil NM, Chicago IL, MNT Shasta CA, & Joshua Tree National Park.
I once took a 22 hour train ride in 110 degree weather to southern India because someone told me they have every type of fruit known to man there. I wanted to try this "Durian Fruit" I'd been hearing about. They didn't have it there, but the mangos were unreal. I'm told that the best place for Durian is Thailand.
Last Seasonal Job:
Worked in Nepal at a guiding company in 2012. We specialized in rock climbing, caving, whitewater rafting, and canyoneering!
Favorite Seasonal Job:
A guide job were I get to travel the world and talk to people.
I read a post by you about a debate whether you should be a canopy guide or something else... I was wondering how you got started as a guide? Do you have special training, or did you get an 'in' with the right company? It's something I'd like to try, and I'd appreciate it if you could provide me with a suggestion or two. Thanks.
thats a bit too early for me, I think I'm just gonna end up flying up there. I'd rather drive, but with expenses of driving it looks like it'll be cheaper to fly up there. i'm interested in the canopy adventures place. I thought about applying there, but ended up getting a job at a fishing lodge instead. lemme know how it goes.
hey I read on the ride board you were seeing if anyone wanted to go to Alaska. I'm trying to get to anchorage and I read in another post you might have some more people coming with who would continue on to Denali. Anyways just wondering when you plan to arrive in Alaska?
I'll be based in Sitka for most of the summer. I'll spend a few days a month in KTN.
KTN is a fun place. I recommend hiking up Deer Mountain with trash bags and sledding. The Artic Bar is a fun time. Its really laid back. You can hang your jacket on a hook by the door and walk away without worrying. Going out to eat is expensive and groceries are too. So take any chance you get to go on other operators tours at a discount or as a comp. Its a cheap way to do something fun and break up the week. The rec center is the cheapest gym no free weights though. They have classes which are a great way to meet active people. There is also a running club and a few 5ks throughout the summer. The library has a good selection of books and movies. A good raincoat and waterproof shoes are vital. Let me know if you have any other questions I"ll try to respond faster next time.
MV is more kinda like where rich folks go to blow their money, its an island off of Mass, but you were really close. Yea there are a bunch of lil islands, I worked on Block Island, off of RI, a few years back.
I'm scared of heights so I don't think I could handle that gig. Unless they hired me to high-five peeps and give them hot cocoa once they made it to the bottom;). But I was checking out the resorts and possible working as a server.
I worked for Norwegian Cruise lines in HI, it was AMAZING. What are these farm things you speak of? What island did you live on? Delete Comment
I was checking out jobs in the New England area like Martha's Vineyard. I've always been interested in the ALaska thing and almost worked for Cruise West but opted for HI. The only rock climbing I've done is on a fake wall but I'm always game for a challenge. WHat are u doin in ALaska this summer??
Hello Tim -
When my husband made the xcountry trek from Massachusetts to AK, he got a basic KOA membership and camped his way across the country. Many KOA campgrounds have cabins that are somewhere between $25-40 per night and are much more comfy than a tent. Just an idea. For some housing ideas check out http://classifieds.ketchikandailynews.com/classified_index.php and http://www.sitnews.us/ (scroll towards bottom to find classified section). You will find that KTN is pretty pricey in the summer for housing. But you could place an ad in both publications with a "looking for a room to rent" type listing. Did I see that they only charge you something like $10 a day? What is the housing deal? Did they tell you where the house is?
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