Jodi Ettenberg had a lifelong dream to take the Transsiberian Railway that over time, despite a successful career that she enjoyed, she just couldn’t ignore.

After saving up as a lawyer in New York City, Jodi took a career break to see the world for a year. Five years later, she has yet to return while manifesting what many would consider to be a dream career as a travel writer, eater, speaker, soup expert, and authority in street food at her website, Legal Nomads. Last year, she received just over a million views. I’m thrilled to have her on to talk about travel and its relationship to career transitions and, of course, street food. There’s very few things that excite me more than street food!

Listen to today’s episode and hear how Jodi made the conscious decision to make travel a bigger priority in her life, and how she does it. Then tune in for part 2 of our conversation.

Jodi Ettenberg of Legal NomadsWords from an Explorer:

“I’m not doing this to reject what society’s told me I want but instead to be richer in the way I experience my life.”

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Music Credit: Passion Pit – Moth’s Wings (Artec Remix)

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I’m a lifelong international traveler, the host of The Travelers podcast, and founder of Holocene, a framework and community for writing the story of your life using travel and creativity.