My first experience really traveling was going to Alaska last summer after leaving a factory gig in Ohio. I worked in the Denali State Park for the Holland-America Princess Cruise Lines at a wilderness lodge in the middle of nowhere. I absolutely LOVED it! The pay was good and even after spending a significant amount of each paycheck on craft beer and weed I still had enough saved up to tide me over for about 5 weeks AND pay for a ticket to my next destination, Colorado. I loved working in Alaska and I loved the company; everyone from the guests to the staff to the management was incredible (I worked in two different positions while there; as a luggage handling lead and then as a guest services agent. The general manager himself once came out to help us deliver luggage on a particularly busy day, and when shit got hairy at the front desk he would jump in to help book excursions and guest questions with the rest of us). Colorado on the other hand turned out to be a bit of a nightmare. I worked at a ski resort called Copper Mountain near the town of Frisco, and it was ate-up from the floor-up. Management was incompetent, guests were rude, and they charged more for rent than Alaska only unlike the great north, meals were not included. Most of us resorted to second jobs (though I DID manage to hone my dumpster diving at the local whole foods. Pre-cooked quinoa & Spanish corn salad still in the plastic container was a common find; once I managed to score a case of green tea in a can). Some of my coworkers there were amazing, but others sucked ass but were met with zero repercussions. The BEST benefit of that place was the fact that since management didn't care enough to audit anything I was able to hook up all my friends with free lift-tickets or rentals at the guest services desk, and those who worked elsewhere on the resort were able to hook me up with some pretty gnarly perks as well (god bless my bartender room mate) All-in-all though, Copper Mountain turned out to be a MASSIVE letdown and it's left a bad taste in my mouth for Colorado as a whole (I know it's not fair to judge an entire state on one place, but I hope you'll forgive me for being human). I'm currently sitting in a Greyhound and heading to the Grand Canyon to work for a hotel in the south rim as a busser and a bar-back for a bit before I head to either Alaska again or down to Mexico for a few months. The main point of my post is this: Where are some of the best seasonal or temporary jobs you've worked, and where would you recommend people stay away from? And why?