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5 Locations to Consider for Your Summer Travel Assignment

One of the great benefits of working as a travel healthcare professional is the opportunity to choose where you work and when. Are you a native of Connecticut tired of East Coast winters? Check out jobs in Florida or Arizona.

And now, with the summer fast approaching, why not find an assignment on the coast? Or, for a less-traditional “summer vacation” spot, why not work near the mountains of Montana, the gorgeous coast of Maine or Oregon or, yes, if you must, the terrific beaches of South Carolina.

For example, Billings, Montana, the largest city in Big Sky Country, offers you the opportunity to go rock-climbing, hunting, fishing, hiking and many more outdoor activities.

Billings is near Yellowstone National Park, the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, the Beartooth Highway, the Pictograph Cave and so much more.

Do you love to swim, sail, picnic along or otherwise enjoy gorgeous lakes in the summer? Consider a summer travel nursing assignment in Michigan. Port Huron, Michigan, is located on the southern end of Lake Huron (one of the five Great Lakes), and offers you the chance to enjoy a variety of water activities. You also may cross the Blue Water Bridge over the St. Clair River and visit Sarnia, Ontario, Canada.

As for other things to do, visit the Fort Gratiot Lighthouse, the Great Lakes Maritime Center to learn more about the shipping history of the Great Lakes. On your days off, go for a sail on Lake Huron.

If you love rivers, your summer destination should be Portland, Oregon. This über environmentally aware town is located at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers. The Willamette, in fact, runs through Portland’s center. The city is known for its pedestrian friendly ambience, as well as the many parks, gardens and green spaces Portlanders enjoy year-round.

Speaking of rivers, Augusta, Maine (the state’s capital city), is located on the Kennebec River and is surrounded by gorgeous hills covered with forest. If hiking’s your love, you’ll love it here. In addition, you can walk, run or cycle along the six-mile Kennebec River Trail. Enjoy canoeing, swimming, water skiing, sailing, boating, and white-water rafting on your days off.

Many of us don’t think summer is summer without spending time on a beautiful beach. If this is you, consider spending your summer working at an assignment in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Known the world over for its gorgeous wide beach (there’s 60 miles of the sandy stuff here), Myrtle Beach also offers great golfing, the chance for thrills at its fabulous amusement parks, plenty of shopping at flea markets and outlet malls (and more), deep sea fishing and, well, there’s just too much to list here.

And let’s not forget the boardwalks. Grab an ice cream cone, set yourself on a boardwalk bench and just watch the (summer) world go by. Free entertainment at its finest!

Whether you want to spend the summer near a beach in California, the winter skiing in the Rocky Mountains, or enjoying the leaves turning in a forest in the fall in Vermont, there’s a travel work assignment with your name on it. Contact a recruiter at MedPro Healthcare Staffing today to learn more!