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Love Your Work, Episode 23 – Travel By Your Taste: Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads
Jodi Ettenberg used to be a lawyer. She took a year off to travel 8 years ago, and never went back. Her blog, Legal Nomads, won a Lowell Thomas Award for best travel blog and has been featured in the New York Times, National Geographic, BBC Travel, CNN, and more.
Legal Nomads is full of tips on packing, planning, and budgeting for travel, as well as beautiful hand-drawn typographic food maps and t-shirts, and guides and translation cards for eating gluten-free while traveling. Jodi has written a book called The Food Traveler’s Handbook, which shows you how to find cheap, safe & delicious food anywhere in the world.
This interview is full of wisdom on the benefits and challenges that come with a life of travel. Jodi is really insightful when it comes to recognizing how travel relates to all of human experience. If you’re someone who has ever thought about making a big change Jodi did, or if you’ve ever struggled to be more minimal and have less stuff, you’ll find this conversation especially inspiring and enlightening.
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You may notice that there are a TON of book recommendations in this interview. There are links below for all of the books Jodi mentions. Remember, if you buy through those links, you’ll be supporting the show.
If you’ve been wondering: should you make your bed?, Jodi shares her philosophy.
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- Legal Nomads
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- Gluten Free Travel Guide & Translation Cards
- Chris Guillebeau
- World Domination Summit (WDS)
- Vipassana Post (Guardian article)
- Legal Nomads Store (Food Maps & T-Shirts)
- The Food Traveler’s Handbook (Jodi’s book)
- A list of life-changing books
- The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking
- Full Catastrophe Living (Revised Edition): Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness
- Getting Unstuck: Breaking Your Habitual Patterns and Encountering Naked Reality
- “Flow” book
- Rats: Observations on the History & Habitat of the City’s Most Unwanted Inhabitants
- Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most
- Salt: A World History
- Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World
- Spice: The History of a Temptation
- Debt: The First 5,000 Years
- The Gift of Fear