The Compass Blog

South Lake Tahoe, California

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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New Years and New Beginnings

The New Year is always a great opportunity to look back at the year behind, its high and lows, obstacles and accomplishments, lessons learned, and memories made. We hope that you’ll have an opportunity for quiet reflection, to look back on 2018 and pull from the mass of memories…

Sights and Sounds of Seasonal Jobs

Here at CoolWorks, we do what we do because of those memories, because of what they mean to us, and because we want them to continue to be created and passed down for generations to come. And in the spirit of sharing, we want to hear about your favorite…

Full of Awe and Wonder

We are in awe of the countless possibilities that exist for you – the CoolWorkers. And, we’re in awe of the chances you take, the lives you lead, the possibilities that exist within each one of you. Cheers to where you have been, where you are, and where you…

How and Why We Choose to Migrate

We’re all migrants on the path, in one form or another, some of us so much more fortunate than others. May we all be safe in our travels. May our hearts be open to those less fortunate than us. May we both give and receive kindness and compassion.

Go Searching for Your Last Frontier

I recently returned home after two weeks spent in the Last Frontier. In honor of Alaska Day, which was this past Thursday, October 18th. I thought it fitting to dedicate this weeks’ Compass to our 49th state!

Breaking Bad Faith

I lie to myself, all the time, and generally at the expense of my own freedom and happiness. As it turns out, many of us do.

Back to School

I hope all of you who are hesitant to embark on that new journey or who are standing at the threshold of the next chapter in life find your internal welcome wagon and soak up all the courage it can give you to take that first step.