New Creative Travel + Work Opportunities: 3/3/23

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Nomads: Work, travel—and life, in general—have changed so much in this often unpredictable post-pandemic world. Tell us in the comments: What kinds of jobs are you looking for in 2023? What destinations? What is your dream opportunity? We can’t wait to hear about it. And then, help inspire you to find it.


Aruba: “Sunny” personalities invited to apply for World’s Easiest Job by submitting a video of their best weatherperson impression to win the chance to be Aruba’s weatherperson for a week (7 days/6 nights). “You’ll be featured on Aruba’s social channels while you soak up the sun, sip on a drink and remind everyone that the weather never changes in Aruba.” Open to 18+, US (excl AK & HI) + Canada (excl QB). Free to apply by March 31, 2023.

Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park: Worldwide artists, writers, musicians and performance artists invited to apply for NPS Arts Residency, February 2-28, 2024. Includes 3BR housing, $4000 stipend, Kurzweil baby grand piano, recording studio, meditation area and art studio conversion with panoramic views of the ocean. “Watch pods of whales migrate while you create your art.” Open to solo artists, couples and families. $60 app fee; deadline to apply: March 15, 2023 via Submittable.

Berkshires, Massachusetts: Five Writers (poetry, fiction, non-fiction, translation, playwriting, comics) will be awarded 3-week residencies from July 1-22, 2023 at Herman Melville’s Arrowhead. The studios are rustic and open air; each one is the architectural interpretation of the original structure from which one of five American Renaissance authors wrote while in the Berkshires. Residents receive to/from travel reimbursement, full room + board within walking distance of the studios, which includes a private room in a small dormitory building shared with four other residents, plus meals. Residents will also have a shared common room with a refrigerator and microwave, and access to campus amenities. Seasonal artists from other local organizations also stay on campus during the summer—an exciting interdisciplinary mix.” Free to apply by March 15, 2023 via Submittable.

Leavenworth, Washington: International Artists, 18+, invited to apply for 4- to 6-week Residencies in 2023 at Grunewald Guild. “Our residency program is volunteer-based, and we provide artists with lodging, meals (with our programming), staple foods (non-program times) + studio space at no cost in exchange for 15-20 hours of volunteer service.” Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

Writer’s Colony at Dairy Hollow, Eureka Springs, Arkansas: Applications invited for one-week Fellowships to be awarded to 2 Writers who are also parents of dependent children under 18. “Work may be any literary genre: poetry, fiction, plays, memoir, screenplays or nonfiction.  The successful application will demonstrate literary merit and the likelihood of publication. Prior publication is not a requirement. One Fellowship to be awarded to Person of Color. $500 stipend to cover childcare and/or travel costs. Each writer’s suite has a bedroom, private bathroom, separate writing space + wifi. We provide uninterrupted writing time, European-style gourmet dinner prepared 5 nights a week in our community dining room, the camaraderie of other professional writers when you want it + a community kitchen stocked with the basics for other meals.” $35 app fee; deadline to apply April 10, 2023.

32 Calls for Pitches Directly from Editors (Up to $1 Per Word), including Lonely Planet, Viator Travel, Going, Guardian Australia and Good Beer Hunting – via Freedom With Writing.

Iceland: Registration open for 2023 Iceland Writers Retreat + Iceland Readers Retreat, April 26-30, 2023 + optional “Relax, Read & Write” two-day extension gives you free time during Sunday and Monday to take additional tours, walk through town, shop for souvenirs, or write in a local café.


London, UK: FT Traveling Family Assistant, fluent in English (German appreciated) wanted for UHNW family, based at home office in Europe. 1-month renewable contract. “Many trips to be expected.”

US + Europe: Travel-Ready Nanny wanted for 8-month international trip, April to mid-November 2023, with “vibrant family of 3” (18mo toddler) based in Los Angeles.

Kealakekua Bay, South Kona, Hawaii: Live-in Female Innkeeper wanted at “beautiful 5-room B&B near the ocean,” starting April 1, 2023. Compensation includes “furnished apartment on site with gorgeous views and use of the spa.”

Rocky Mountains (Grand Lake), Colorado: Resident Seasonal Staff needed in a variety of roles at Shadowcliff Retreat, May-September 30, 2023. “Shadowcliff provides a comprehensive employment experience including onsite housing, community living, and an emphasis on encouraging staff to take full advantage of the natural surroundings in their free time. BBIPOC and LGBTQIA+ are encouraged to apply.”

Yosemite National Park, California: FT Lodge Front Desk Manager + Catering Sous Chef at “beautiful lodge and spa bordering Yosemite National Park. $22-23/hr. General benefits: healthcare options, PTO, sick days, 401k, relocation expenses, room + board for $125/wk in a studio with resort dining.”

Glacier View, Alaska: 2023 Summer Seasonal Staff wanted by Sheep Mountain Lodge. All staff get free helicopter flights and ATV tours! Salary + free housing + utilities and food packages are available for $150 per month.

Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina: FT Resident Innkeeper/s wanted for 18-room inn with bar, restaurant + gift shop, around the corner from the entrance to Blue Ridge Parkway, 40 minutes from Asheville. “You will live onsite and be responsible for daily management of the inn, from reservations to check-out and everything in between. Be a part of new management’s plans for upgrades that will attract new guests and keep old visitors coming back! Great opportunity for couples.”

San Juan Island, Washington: Love orcas? The Center for Whale Research seeks applications for a 3-month Summer 2023 research internship to conduct on-the-water field work, catalog and analyze data, and communicate scientific information to the public. Internship includes housing, training + $500/month subsistence stipend. Free to apply by March 19, 2023.

Remote: Freelance Digital Painter wanted by Tales, a self-publisher of books.

Remote (US + UK): Virtual Executive Assistants wanted by Boldly, $24-28/hr.


Bavaria: Enter to win a 7-day biking adventure for 2 through panoramic forest trails from Munich to Bavaria via TourRadar + EuroBike worth $1570+. Open to international entries, 21+ (void in India, Belgium, Sweden + Quebec). Free to enter by March 31, 2023.

Thailand: Donate to Clean Water Corp to win entries to a once-in-a-lifetime humanitarian adventure, traveling from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, to remote villages along the Salween river to set up clean water systems for the inhabitants that need it. Open to US, 18+. Minimum $10 donation to apply; deadline: April 30, 2023.

US, 13+: Win $1200+ of new outdoor camp essentials from women-owned businesses to celebrate Women’s History Month. Prize includes Kodiak Canvas 12×12 Cabin Lodge Tent, 2 Camp Chef stoves + Sherpa table, 2 Kodiak Canvas ZTop sleeping bags + more. Free to enter by March 31, 2023.


70 Companies that Provide a Computer to Work-at-Home Employees – via RatRaceRebellion

Top European cities for vegetarians + vegans – via TimeOut

Seasonal Work Priorities: How to Identify Your Dealbreakers – via CoolWorks

3 Best Modern Travel Apps on iOS for 2023 – via 9to5Mac – Which apps would you recommend for travel in 2023? Tell us in the comments.

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