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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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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. 

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.…

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…

The Fred Harvey Company: The Original Seasonal Jobs

Seasonal pilgrimage has roots going back over a century now. A notable group of early pioneers – some of the original “seasonal workers” – were leaving their homes and traveling across the county for seasonal jobs starting in 1880 for the Fred Harvey Company.