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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 to's, travel ideas, personal finance advice, fun stories of history and personal experiences, and much more!

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Your Summer Job Packing List Guide

So you’ve worked your way through the application process – aced your interview – accepted a job offer – and – now comes the fun part: getting there! Before you go too bonkers and start filling up your Amazon cart, take a deep breath and starting making a list.…

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? Beginning in 1872 and continuing for almost one hundred years, there was a unique tradition that took place seven nights a week during the summer known as…

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…

#RecreateResponsibly

Recreate Responsibly is a coalition comprised of nonprofits, outdoor businesses, and land managers (CoolWorks is proud to be one of them) and was formed in May 2020 in order to develop and share best practices to protect each other and our natural landscapes.