Legal Nomads

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

I used to be a lawyer. Now, I tell stories through food.


A decade 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.

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. As my travels have evolved, so has this site.

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

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