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Jodi Ettenberg
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Lived in Montreal, Quebec
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Former lawyer currently eating my way around the world, one bowl of soup at a time.
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Originally from Montreal, I quit my job as a lawyer to travel for what I thought was a year, and more than five years later I find myself working as a full-time food and travel writer and photographer. All of the writing recently culminated in my first book, the Food Traveler’s Handbook. Since I left my job in early 2008, I've been writing about my worldwide travel, transportation misadventures and delicious food on my site, Legal Nomads.  I get the shakes when I go too long without eating sticky rice. 

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Been shat on by 12 birds and 1 bat since April 1, 2008.
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Montreal, Quebec - Aix-en-Provence, France - Toronto, Ontario - New York, NY - Puerto Ayora, Galapagos, Ecuador - Montevideo, Uruguay - El Nido, The Philippines - Bangkok, Thailand - Chiang Mai, Thailand - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Madeira! Wonderful views on a road trip from
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Thrilled to be in this Creative Live roundup of Instagrammers who post more than sunsets. I definitely post one or two during my travels but those of you who follow me know it's most food and street scenes and landscapes that astound. I'm in great company too! 
No plane ticket no problem, just head over to Instagram and let these travel photographers take you away with them.
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A little sushi fix in between all those tapas in Barcelona. Yum.
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I'll be joining +Lonely Planet for a hangout on air (#lpHangout) to chat about blogging and travel, and inspiration on the web. It's on 6 May -- full invite below - and it will be a video chat with other bloggers and the lovely LP staff. 

Hope you can join!!
 
In this  #lpHangout  we'll be chatting to a few members of our Pathfinders blogger community (+John Schellhase +Jodi Ettenberg) about how travel blogs can inspire and help you plan your travels. We'll also discuss what makes a good travel blog, and spotlight a few of the best out there.  

Post your questions in the comments feed and our savvy panel will answer as many as possible during the Hangout on 6 May.

To learn more about the #LonelyPlanet Pathfinders programme, and to sign up, see here: http://bit.ly/lpPathfinders

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7 years ago I quit my job as a lawyer to travel around the world for what I thought was one year. To mark the anniversary of having left my job, I've written about the ups and downs of life with no home base, about how I built Legal Nomads, and about how I make money doing what I do. I've also included some of my own favourite posts from the last years of travel. Thanks for reading and for helping Legal Nomads be the site it is today! 
I left the law on April 1, 2008. This is an anniversary post putting together my favourites from the last seven years of travel and writing.
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Good morning Wanaka! No editing and no filter on this one. Just nature doing what it does best. Taken with iPhone 5. 
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Wanaka...endlessly photogenic.
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Author and blogger +Mark Manson shares his tips for newer writers looking to start a blog. Some really solid tips here from someone who has successfully written in longform and built up a loyal community of readers who enjoy his work. Bookmark this if you're starting out!
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Not sure how many of you have taken the Myers-Briggs personality type tests, but if you have you might find this interesting (and appalling!) Tongue-in-cheek but for everyone I've asked, pretty accurate too.
ENTJ – Somebody is wrong, and they’re directing a large group of people!
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Thanks for this post, +Jodi Ettenberg. I was not aware of this method of categorization of personalities. I think my life has fallen, more or less, into the INTP category. and your definition of hell would fit mine pretty well. Thanks for a look at yet another way to put people into boxes. They can try, but they won't succeed. ;-)

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For those who missed the Hangout on Air yesterday, here is the video. We talk about travel blogging as sustainable career, how to get started, and highlight what we think are some of the best blogs on the web. Thanks to those who asked questions!
 
In our latest #lphangout , Emma Sparks, Deputy Editor of lonelyplanet.com, talks with #lpPathfinders  +John Schellhase & +Jodi Ettenberg about their travel blogging journeys. 

If you missed it, you catch up with their blogging hints and tips here:
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Amazing views from the air as I flew from Lisbon to Barcelona last week. A sunset to remember, for sure.
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After I lost my only pair of wool socks by dropping them below my window with no way to retrieve them, my landlady came over and fished them out for me with the most amazing of contraptions. A short but heartwarming story -- well, to my feet at least! -- illustrating just how generous the people of Lisbon are with their time :) I love it here.  http://www.legalnomads.com/2015/04/fishing-for-socks-in-lisbon.html
In which I lose my beloved wool socks after one too many glasses of wine.
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Lisbon for the first time! Looking forward to exploring the city.
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This is ridonkulous isn't it