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Planning your summer travel destinations

Imagine taking your summer vacation and getting paid to do it. Or planning your assignment perfectly to end just in time for your next vacation. In this blog post, we will discuss some exciting summer destinations for healthcare professionals, how to plan your perfect summer assignment and tips for making the most of your summer travel experience.

Romina May, CST enjoying the beach with her pup.Planning your Perfect Assignment

When eyeing a summer travel assignment, zeroing in on a desirable location is crucial. You can aim for states celebrated for their beautiful summers, such as Hawaii, South Carolina, Florida and even Alaska.

These regions not only offer a respite with their appealing climates but also boast an array of activities and sights that cater to every traveler’s taste. It’s beneficial to look into the specifics of potential assignments, weighing factors like the local weather conditions, available leisure activities and the distance to popular tourist attractions.

This proactive approach ensures a well-rounded summer experience, blending professional fulfillment with personal exploration and relaxation. Do thorough research and consider how each destination aligns with your summer plans. You get to set the stage for a rewarding travel assignment that doubles as fun, summer getaway.

Timing is Everything

Selecting the right period for your summer travel assignment is most important for optimizing your experience. Aim for a 13-week duration, such as May through July or June through August, to capitalize on the best that summer offers.

This strategic timing allows healthcare professionals to immerse themselves in the seasonal enjoyment of chosen destinations, from basking in Hawaii’s eternal sunshine to exploring South Carolina’s historic charm, Florida’s vibrant beaches, or Alaska’s majestic landscapes under the midnight sun.

This window not only aligns with peak leisure activities and events but also offers a seamless transition for those planning to extend their stay into a personal vacation or contemplating a gap before their next assignment. By synchronizing your assignment’s timeline with your travel plans, you create a perfect blend of professional duty and personal exploration, ensuring a summer filled with rewarding experiences and adventures.

Embrace the Unique Summer in Alaska

Alaska, often overlooked for its harsh winters, emerges as an unparalleled summer destination for those seeking an alternative seasonal experience. The state’s extensive daylight hours during the summer equinox present a unique opportunity for healthcare professionals to explore its vast landscapes and natural wonders.

From the sprawling Denali National Park to the icy marvels of Glacier Bay, Alaska offers a backdrop for adventure that is vastly different from the conventional summer getaway. The period between May and August allows visitors to witness a range of wildlife in their natural habitat, partake in outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, and kayaking, and explore the local cultures and cuisines.

Despite common misconceptions, summer temperatures in Alaska are pleasantly mild, though the weather can be unpredictable. Packing for an Alaskan summer means preparing for a variety of conditions, including the potential for rain and cooler evenings. The extended daylight hours not only afford more time for exploration but also contribute to the unique phenomenon of the midnight sun, where certain regions experience continuous daylight. This natural occurrence allows for an immersive experience in the Alaskan wilderness, offering a distinctive contrast to the traditional summer locales.

For healthcare professionals interested in embracing the extraordinary, an assignment in Alaska during these months promises an unforgettable summer adventure, blending the thrill of exploration with the fulfillment of providing care in underserved communities.

Preparation and Packing Tips

As you gear up for your summer travel assignment, smart packing is key to a comfortable and enjoyable experience. For those heading to warmer climates near the beach such as Hawaii, South Carolina or Florida, make sure to pack rain gear because afternoon showers are inevitable.

On the other hand, Alaska’s summer, while mild, can present cooler evenings and mornings, necessitating layers that can easily adjust to changing temperatures. By packing thoughtfully, you ensure that you’re prepared for both the demands of your assignment and the adventures that await in your downtime.

It’s not too late to start planning your summer travel plans! To get in touch with a recruiter today, email us at

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