ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Where to Find Adventure Traveling Jobs

Updated on February 1, 2018
HeatherVargas profile image

Heather is an adventure & travel writer. She travels in her 5th wheel and is an adventure marketer with Explorer Chick Adventure Co!

Travel More, Worry Less

Source

Life is too short to only work and pay bills...

The truth is that working and paying bills is a must for adult life. Some people get into this horrible hamster wheel of go to college, get into debt, obtain $20,000 in credit card debt and $60,000 in student loan debt, get an entry level job that pays minimum wage, pay bills, take out second job to help pay bills, and do all of this until finally you end up on top by the time you're ready to retire and you were a slave to a company working a job you hated and never had time for fun and adventure. Sounds awful, right? It sure does to me.

I personally am the type of person who's always seeking adventure and never, ever could be a 9-5 worker or work 12 hour days for something I wasn't fully passionate about. Don't get me wrong I've done that type of work, I've been a slave to a job and thought of all the ways to break free and it just never happened for me ... until I decided enough was enough and it was time to start creating a life I loved and a work environment that was on my own terms.

Up until recently I had absolutely no idea that there was such a thing as adventure travel jobs. What on earth were these? How would I find them? The how's, where's, and what's filled my brain. I asked around in several groups and forums and finally found an answer!

One website is host to hundreds of jobs around the USA that are looking for you! Seasonal work, for all the seasons really, are found on this site and have opportunities from entry level to jobs requiring bachelor degrees. The sky is the limit when it comes to these amazing and coveted jobs.


CoolWorks

An amazing job searching and job posting website called, Cool Works, has been connecting adventurous souls to the seasonal jobs of their dreams since 1995! Jobs in all areas can be found at National Parks, resorts, ski resorts, hotels, campgrounds, farms & ranches, and much more!

You can find jobs in almost any category. I've seen job postings for nurses, administrative tasks, hiking guides, housekeeping, massage therapists, educational, transportation, safety, and even management and supervision.

Take a look at some of these exciting job postings on the Cool Works website right now!

  • Hunting Guide in Nebraska
  • Head & Assistant Counselors for a girls wilderness horse camp in Oregon
  • Glacier Hiking, Ice Climbing, Rafting, & History Tour Guides in Alaska
  • White Water Photographer in Colorado

How exciting do some of these jobs sound? Pretty amazing! There will be a description of the job on the Cool Works site as well as what's required of the job, qualifications, and contact information of the job posting. You'll also be given information on how to apply for the job you're looking for.

When to Apply?

Summer/Spring Jobs - Start applying in October - March

Fall/Winter Jobs - Start applying in June - September

Keep in mind that there maybe some late season postings available to due staffing needs and unfilled jobs. Be on top of the game and apply as early as you can. I would personally contact the person in charge of hiring, or where you sent your application into, about 3 weeks after to ensure they received your application and if so ask if there's any additional information they need from you. Don't let them forget you, but don't be a stalker either.

I've Applied, Now What?

After you have found some amazing jobs you're interested in and applied for those jobs you'll be eager to hear back from them. Sometimes you could be waiting, days and weeks before you hear anything from a potential employer.

Job offers can come in various ways and it's all up to them. You could receive a phone call, email, or a letter via good ole snail mail. Interviews can be conducted by phone or video call; like Skype or FaceTime.

After you've been offered a job and given some details and accepted the job you'll then receive important information about the job; when it begins, where to go, travel arrangements recommendations, uniform, your schedule, etc. Always have handy a list of questions that you have for the job before your interview and ask anything you can think of. Most of the time your recruiter will give you their contact information in case you think of something later. When you have landed the job and given dates as to when your first day of work is mark you calendar ASAP and set reminders on your phone three weeks before so that you're not scrambling to get ready to go two nights before you need to.

Make sure you ask important questions about housing and meals. Often, jobs will provide housing and meals either free or at an extremely discounted price. Make sure you're aware of your compensation and you understand it 100%. Nothing would be worse than getting to a job and realizing your compensation isn't covering your personal bills, let alone "job bills" such as housing and meals.

Make sure you have an understanding of what is required of you for a uniform and what you'll have access to and other perks as part of the job. Be aware of the environment you'll be in and make sure you'll be up for it! You don't want to end up in a remote area of Alaska to learn you have no service and you can't call out and didn't make prior arrangements for communicating friends and family.

Another note is to make sure you have the right gear for the job you're taking. Most likely you'll require some outdoor gear! Moosejaw is one of my favorite online outdoor gear suppliers and they are currently running a Winter Sale up to 40% off and doing free shipping with orders over $35!


Plan Out the Adventures!

No matter what month it is or season you can start planning your adventure jobs right away! My advice is to write out a list of your key skills, qualifications, hobbies, interests, destinations you like or might like, and start searching for those jobs.

Figure out if you want to work only the winter seasons or summer seasons or both. Deciding to be a seasonal worker isn't for everyone, some love it and some hate it. If you're totally ok with moving every six months, meeting new friends, gaining new skills, and seeking adventure; than this is totally for you!

Don't be afraid to try something new and it's never too late to start doing something you truly love.

Poll Time! I'm Curious About you!

What Season Most Appeals to You to Work in?

See results

© 2018 Heather Vargas

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)