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Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

Fredericksburg, Texas

The Compass Blog is your guide to navigating the world of Jobs in Great Places®! We cover a wide range of topics relating to seasonal and outdoor jobs, including tips and how to's, travel ideas, personal finance advice, fun stories of history and personal experiences, and much more!

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Live Your Legend – June 4, 2019

The beginning of summer is sneaking up, and lately, I’ve been thinking about powerful endings. All of you have likely experienced the acute impression that a significant ending can stamp on our memory: graduation and the inevitable dispersing of longtime friends, returning for the first time to an empty nest after…

Taking A Look – May 21, 2019

Even though we’ve reached late May and have been taunted by the prospect of summer for a few weeks now, it’s currently 42 degrees, raining, gusting winds up to 45 mph, and snow is in the forecast here at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. The outlook for…

Seize the Summer – May 7, 2019

As the doors and windows open on another season, we thought it’d be a good opportunity to talk about what we hope you’ll get out of the upcoming months, why we fell in love with Jobs in Great Places, and why we want as many people as possible to…

Find Your Home on the Range – February 12, 2019

It was immediate. The first time, actually before the first time I ever climbed up on the back of a horse, I knew it was one of my homes. I’m sure you have your list in life – the places, the people, the passions that make you feel so assuredly you. Without you…