Hannah nursing traveler spotlight, hiking in Alaska with husky dog puppy

Traveler of the Month: Hannah

  1. What is your favorite part about working with Ventura MedStaff?
    This is my first contract with Ventura. I am very excited that Dustin was able to line up this contract where I wanted to be in Alaska and also work out a great pay package. He has been very responsive to all my questions and concerns which is extremely important to me! Looking forward to many great contracts in the future!
  2. Which state has been your favorite place to travel and why?
    Currently loving Alaska—natural beauty everywhere with glaciers, eagles, bears, mountains and surrounded by water! Love that going on a popular hike does not mean a big crowd.
    I have loved rural northern CA with the opportunity to explore many beautiful mountain lakes, hike and kayak most weekends all around. Even after 11 months of exploring there are still many cool places I didn’t even get to and hope to in the future.
  3. What states have you traveled to? What’s in your future bucket list and why?
    Places I have worked in: VA (just outside of DC, and northern rural VA), Florida (central and pan handle), OH (my home state in various locations), CA (San Francisco and two northern very rural locations), currently Juneau, Alaska.
    Future goals: Anywhere in Hawaii, Southern CA to explore as well as visit my brother in law more, some places closer to OH/family so Carolinas, TN, VA or PA. Also finally use my TX license as I have some cousins that live there.
  4. If you could travel back in time, what advice would you give to yourself about traveling?
    It will be hard to get back into Ortho after taking SNF jobs (dust off those cobwebs) as that was the only option as a new grad, but it is ok and it will be worth it! A person can only do so much so don’t take absurd productivity standards personally aka impossible with no internet or working computers! So don’t stress!
  5. What do you do like to do in your free time?
    Hike, kayak, dance, cook, listen to live music/entertainment, festivals, local events, snowboard/snowshoe, camp, backpack
  6. For the foodies out there, what’s been your favorite dining experiences while traveling?
    My first authentic Korean meal near San Francisco with coworkers, great company and always exciting to open up a whole new cuisine that is delicious.
    Working in San Francisco itself was a fun foodie experience. Normally I cook and pack all of my lunches however while I was there, every Friday I would try something new which I really looked forward to. The list of good and unique food there is endless really!
    Favorite location for good eating was in Big Sur. My meal was good but what I was excited about was the breathtaking views.

Hannah nursing traveler spotlight, hiking in Alaska

Hannah nursing traveler spotlight, hiking in Alaska

Hannah nursing traveler spotlight, hiking in Alaska

Hannah nursing traveler spotlight, hiking in Alaska. mountain goat

Hannah nursing traveler spotlight, hiking in Alaska

Hannah nursing traveler spotlight, hiking in Alaska