Travel the World, Find Your Niche, and Build Your Brand with Legal Nomad Jodi Ettenberg
After working as a lawyer for several years, Jodi Ettenberg founded Legal Nomads in April 2008 to document her long form travel writing and photography. In subsequent years, the site has won multiple awards and her business has expanded to include a book about food, celiac translation cards, public speaking, consulting work in social media and branding, and an eCommerce store featuring hand-drawn maps of food.
Our episode today is all about finding authentic experiences through travel and connections with others. Jodi has had quite the journey from corporate attorney to food travel blogger.
Jodi shares advice on how to never be bored, finding your lens to view the world and your travels, and tips to get started with meditation.
Jodi leaves listeners with the advice, “Every place has things that make it interesting. Explore your own backyard.”
- How Jodi went from a corporate attorney to travel blogger
- Jodi’s long standing desire to visit Siberia and what it was like
- What it means to have authentic experiences
- Ways to find your lens to see the world
- Actionable advice to find your own authentic experiences
- The historical significance of the spice trade
- Jodi’s introduction to wellness and meditation
- How to never be bored
- Tips to meditate anywhere
- Jodi’s current health situation
- What she would do differently if she had to do it all over again
Quotes From The Episode
“The ways that people interacted so different. If you can just sit back and watch it and learn you come away with a lot more flexibility in your own mindset. That’s part of what makes travel so fascinating.”
“This obsession for finding authentic places comes down to finding themselves.”
“It’s about the connection to other people.”
“Anything can be a beautiful transformative experience if you just stop to think”.
Purchase gluten free travel cards and food maps
What Does Off the Beaten Path Really Mean? Blog Post
“Spice: The History of a Temptation” by Jack Turner
“Nathaniel’s Nutmeg: Or The True And Incredible Adventures of the Spice Trader who Changed the Course of History” by Giles Milton
Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn