Legal Nomads

Hi. I’m Jodi Ettenberg. Welcome to Legal Nomads.

I’m a former lawyer who now eats soup for a living.


9 years ago, I quit my job as a corporate attorney to visit Siberia. I thought I would take a sabbatical from the law, making that Siberia trip into a round-the-world adventure. I started Legal Nomads to share photos and stories from my year of traveling.

Instead of returning to North America and the law, this site turned into a new career. Food became my obsession, and the best way I could connect to others in a new place. As a celiac, learning about food helped me navigate my travels with less anxiety and chance of illness.

You are the aggregate of your experiences and the people who teach you to live in this world. On Legal Nomads, I share the lessons I have learned in my years of travel, as well as resources for people wanting to try something similar. I don’t sugar coat, and I don’t post fluff pieces.

Legal Nomads remains, most of all, a place to tell stories. I hope you enjoy the site.

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