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Australia has fruit picking, which is commonly done by seasonal labour (a.k.a packpackers). The hours are long and the work hard, but our wages are high and most of the work is in Queensland, giving you access to some of the world's best rainforests and reefs, as well as the rest of Australia or NZ when you're ready to move on. You will need a working ...


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Alaska is indeed the easternmost, northernmost, and westernmost in all of the USA. General assumption of one state being both easternmost & westernmost in a country is that the state being spanning across the country. But it's not the case with Alaska, below is the explanation from the website World Atlas As far as the most western state, note how ...


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WWOOF (working on an organic farm). There some opportunities that are closer to "destinations" than others. One the piqued my interest was a community/organic farm near a Buddhist temple in Brazil. There was also an opportunity in Sao Carlos thats in the city, if rural areas are not for you Just rehashing an answer to a similar question by Ginamin


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Zip codes were not allocated to these areas. When needed, MX will be substituted by numbers when the zip code is allocated for a portion of the "filler" area. See for example 99691 within the 996MX area. Alaska is huge and very sparsely populated. No point in allocating zip codes for areas where no-one is going to send any mail.


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It is a common misconception that using a motorhome is cheaper than flying, or even staying in a hotel. Trust me, when you check the rates at the various motor home rental agencies, it's not. Cruise America, for example, charges $900 for 10 days, plus a fee for every mile you drive. And that is before you consider the gas, which at 10mpg, adds up. Yes, ...


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A common one for European students is Camp America and its ilk. They pay your airfare out to the camp, pay you a little bit while you're there (more if you've a handy skill like lifeguarding, first aid, teaching etc), and then after your time on camp you've the rest of the summer to enjoy the country. Teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) is another ...


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In at least western Canada the thing to do is tree planting. Disagreeable but always in demand and used as a backup when you can't get a real job. There seem to be plenty of websites on the topic: Summit Reforestation TREE-PLANTER.COM A Tree Planter’s Reference Guide to Silviculture in Western Canada.


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Tourist DESTINATIONS are among the ones that most need summer employees in places like Alaska. While taking a summer cruise, I was struck repeatedly by the fact that tourist towns typically reported populations of say, 1500 in the summer, and 500 in the winter. Local populations simply don't provide enough manpower to handle the tourist trade. That's ...


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Yes, it's still legal to go there, but before visiting, you should check with the US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) and US Coast Guard (USCG) before. I don't know if USFWS requires any permits for a private citizen to visit, but I believe USCG does require that you receive permission before going on their land. There are areas with unexploded ...


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Depends of course on your definition. If you look at the Aleutian Islands parts of the chain is located in Eastern Hemisphere so technically if you can consider them the eastern most part of the United States, but since you normally go west to get there and considering their proximity to the antimeridian it crosses Amchitka pass they could be considered ...


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The northern most road would be the Dalton Highway which ends in DeadHorse and extends to Prudhoe Bay. The northernmost road in Canada is Dempster Highway, which ends a couple of degrees of latitude south of the Dalton in Inuvik, so that would be the northernmost you can get on existing roads. It is also possible that you might be able to travel on Ice ...


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After a little searching, there are still flights on a couple of days, if you're prepared to go to Vancouver first. It's not cheap, however: http://www.kayak.co.uk/#flights/YVR-ADK/2012-05-17-flexible/2012-05-22-flexible Much like the other reference, it appears to only have flights on Thursdays and Sundays. Still, that's better than the once a week ...


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This is how I understand this works: After you arrived in the US, you have 90 days to stay before you have to leave. If within the 90 days you go into Mexico or Canada and want to come back to the US (which by going to Alaska is something you plan to do) you don't reset your 90 days. In other words you have to finish the whole trip from the Mexico border up ...


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Maponics who provide data for many mapping tools, would appear to be the source of this - for as they state in their documentation: ZIP Codes This product includes the names and boundaries (and other attributes as Maponics may choose to provide) for postal ZIP Codes in the United States. Maponics’ proprietary process builds these polygons using ...


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I live in Alaska and have been wanting to do this exact segment of a trip as well for the same reasons. I have friends who have decades of experience working for the oil companies on the Slope and Prudhoe Bay. The journey by any sort of 4x4 vehicle is impossible for two reasons: The area is part of the oil fields and is secured. Company security will ...


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Unfortunately, according to Wikitravel's entry: With the exception of an annual summer barge service, Barrow is a fly-in-only city. The airport, Wiley-Post Will Rogers Memorial Airport, is located directly south of the city. So looks like the ship you mention in summer is the only non-air way of getting in. Unless you go extreme 4WD, like the Top ...


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Reeve Airlines used to operate there until 2000, in the infamous 'Reever' plane. Sadly now the only way I can find is by charter boat. And Wiki Answers agrees.


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If you're a highly educated type who would still like to see the world and do some travel, you might want to have a look at "adventure travel" companies. These groups commonly have lecturers in the topic area come along to give what people are seeing background and context. I've been on trips with marine biologists, geologists, etc. so that might be ...


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A different option so seemed worthwhile putting as a separate answer: http://www.kayak.co.uk/#flights/ANC-ADK/2012-05-17-flexible/2012-05-22-flexible If you can get to Anchorage, it's .. well... also horrendously expensive, but if you can get a cheap way to Anchorage, it may save some. Again, Sunday and Thursdays seem to be the only days flights are ...



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