I am sure there are many more life-after-law travelers out there than these two; traveling seems to call on many of the same traits that might attract certain people to the law: curiosity, sense of adventure, fascination with people . . .
What would you add to that list? Know of any life-after-law travelers? Please let me know.
In this life-after-law blog post, first meet traveler Jodi Ettenberg:
After 5+ years of working as a corporate lawyer to save up for round-the-world travel, I finally embarked upon the trip of a lifetime on April 1, 2008. Thus far, I’ve traipsed through South America and then moved on to South Africa, Russia, Mongolia and China, writing all the way. After several months in each of the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia, I spent 6 weeks in Burma (Myanmar) and 3 months in Bangkok, Thailand during its tumultuous protest-filled spring.
She blogs at Legal Nomads.
And then meet traveler Michael Hodson:
I’m an attorney that took off on my birthday in December of 2008 to circumnavigate the globe without ever getting on an airplane. After 16 months, 6 continents and 44 countries, I made it all the way back home. Right now, I am back on the road, down in Colombia, writing about it all. ...
He blogs at Go, See, Write.
Don't know why but, as I wrote this blog post, this song kept resounding in my head.
If you are thinking of hitting the road, allow me to recommend these books:
- The Mindful Traveler: A Guide to Journaling and Transformative Travel
- Globejotting: How to Write Extraordinary Travel Journals (and still have time to enjoy your trip!)
- Writing Away: A Creative Guide to Awakening the Journal-Writing Traveler
Image credit: Legal Nomads.