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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-tos, travel ideas, personal finance advice, fun stories of history and personal experiences, and much more!

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It’s Never Too Late

If you’re feeling unsettled and ready for a change but there’s a myriad of thoughts telling you why you can’t or shouldn’t make the leap to a change, well, there really is no better time than the present to be present with your hopes and dreams.

The Great Lakes are Calling!

The Great Lakes are the largest group of freshwater lakes in the world – so big they’re sometimes referred to as “inland seas”! They’re home to remarkable national parks, wildlife preserves, pristine waters, beautiful beaches, and all the outdoor activities that go along with those. 

Your Summer Job Packing List Guide

We’ve worked our fair share of seasonal jobs over the years, and this list will hopefully help you narrow down the essentials and offer some inspiration for the little extras that will make your next adventure feel like your next home.

The Firefalls of Yosemite

Think of Yosemite National Park and images of its iconic waterfalls may come to mind. But have you heard of Yosemite’s Firefalls? Turns out there were two. A manmade version that started in 1872 and lasted for almost 100 years, and today’s much loved version courtesy of Mother Nature.…

How to give Thanks this Thanksgiving

We hope you have a safe and peaceful Thanksgiving, and still have an opportunity to connect with your loved ones, even if it is from a distance. Remember to be grateful for all that you are and all that you have. And share when, how and what you can.…

The Seasonal World, the “Real World”, and Friendship

I was reading through a chat thread of seasonal workers the other day, and the theme was the difficulties adjusting to living and working in the ‘real world’ after living the seasonal lifestyle. One point that many agreed on was how much harder it is to make friends. This…

An Ode to Ice Cream in Great Places

There are so many things to love about the summer months. Long days, sunshine, Great Places, weekends. And – Ice Cream !!!! Remembering the sound of the neighborhood ice cream truck still makes me smile. At 4102 Monroe Street, we thought we hit the jackpot when buying a PushUp…