Travel – it’s no longer just about destinations, but how we choose to see the world.
The Traveler’s Handbooks is a new series of books written by experts in their field of travel. Each book shares inspirational stories and delivers practical tips and hard-earned knowledge in a visual, accessible handbook.
New series of travel books focus on how you experience the world
TORONTO, CANADA – October 10, 2012….
Despite all the advances in technology, from tablets to smartphones and apps – it’s difficult to beat a good book. But, The Traveler’s Handbooks are no ordinary travel books… Read the full release
In the News: Print
Ditch Your Desk
24 Hours, Toronto & Vancouver, October 1, 2012
Career suicide? No way! Career breaks for personal development and growth are gaining in value and respect. Read the full story.
The Luxury Traveler’s Handbook
RCI Endless Vacations, September, 2012
Proving luxury travel doesn’t have to be expensive, this book – one of five in a new series – is a show and tell guide helping travellers get luxury for less. Read the full story.
In the News: Online
Booklist Review – The Volunteer Traveler’s Handbook
Booklist Online – from the American Library Association
In this slim guidebook, author O’Donnell covers how to find legitimate, socially responsible volunteer opportunities as well as what to expect as an international volunteer. In an informal and engaging style, the author encourages readers to think about why they want to be an international volunteer… Read the full story.
Reviews – Traveler’s Handbook guides – win a Kindle Fire and the set of books worth more than £200
A refreshing change from the normal destination guidebooks, the Traveler’s Handbooks were launched by Janice Waugh with her Solo Traveler’s Handbook, the second edition of which is out now. The other four books, each written by different experts on their theme, are on food, volunteering, taking a career break and luxury travel. Read the full story.
EXPAT BOOK REVIEW: “The Career Break Traveler’s Handbook” by Jeffrey Jung
The Displaced Nation
The author of today’s reviewed book, Jeff Jung, was one of our featured Random Nomads last May. We caught up with him again at Christmas, shortly after The Career Break Traveler’s Handbook was published. Read the full story.
Reviews of All The Traveler’s Handbooks
Master in Travel
Five reviews of each of The Traveler’s Handbooks: The Career Break Traveler’s Handbook, The Food Traveler’s Handbook, The Luxury Traveler’s Handbook, The Solo Traveler’s Handbook and The Volunteer Traveler’s Handbook.
Book Review: ‘The Food Traveler’s Handbook’
The Displaced Nation
Full disclosure: I know Jodi Ettenberg, author of “The Food Traveler’s Handbook.” I’ve eaten with Jodi and explored cities with her; she’s even inspected the spices in my Istanbul sublet apartment. Rather than let my friendship with her just guarantee a great review of her book, I will use it to vouch for the fact that she’s the perfect person to write a food guide for travelers: intrepid, resourceful, curious and (of course) always hungry. Read the full story.
Book Review: The Career Break Traveler’s Handbook
Katie Going Global
They often say hindsight is 20/20. That certainly has been the case with my career break trip – and there’s nothing like reading a book about how to take a career break to travel to make you reflect upon your own journey. Jeff Jung recently published The Career Break Traveler’s Handbook, one of the five books in the new Traveler’s Handbooks series from several notable travel bloggers. Read the full story.
The Food Traveler’s Handbook – book review
“Jodi Ettenberg’s Food traveller’s handbook is an evocative and practical distillation of hard lessons and culinary highs experienced over a decade and then some of long-haul adventures. There’s a patina of authenticity flowing through her writing…” Read the full story.
Episode 029: Jodi Ettenberg, Food Traveler Extraordinaire
“Jodi is one of the most outgoing people I know. Her impressive worldview has been shaped from amazing experiences as a traveler, lawyer, writer, freelancer, foodie, author and more. Determined and charismatic. Energetic and witty. Thoughtful and informed. Jodi is a delightful firecracker…” Listen to the podcast
January Travel Deals
Rear View Mirror
“Now that the craziness of the holiday season is over, it’s time to start planning for 2013. I have a few trips organised which I’ll post about shortly but for now I wanted to share some deals I’ve come across which might be of interest…” Read the full story
The Traveler’s Handbooks, A New Breed of Travel Book
“Solo Travel is for anyone. That’s the first thing I learned from the new travel book by Janice Waugh, the inspiration behind the new series, The Traveler’s Handbooks. Her contribution to the series, The Solo Traveler’s Handbook instantly breaks down the reasons why solo travel is right for anyone. Introverts, extroverts, singles, couples… anyone at any age can travel solo…” Read the full story.
The Secrets of Confident and Smart Long-term Travel
“Endings are powerful experiences. As the season of shopping, glittering lights and cookies gains momentum, we are letting go of the final days of 2012. How was it for you? Living the life you want? Too busy for much of anything? Cat got your tongue?…” Read the full story.
Everything You Need to Know About Food and Travel – An Interview with Jodi Ettenberg
“Recently a group of travel writers released a new series of travel guides that focus not on destinations, but styles of travel. I love this approach because it’s so much more personal and the assembled experts provide tips and tricks that will help every level of traveler. On a recent flight I decided to read through The Food Traveler’s Handbook written by blogger and culinary travel expert Jodi Ettenberg and I am so happy I did…” Read the full story
Review: The Food Traveler’s Handbook
“A review of a food book? On a blawg? Wait for the connection. The Food Traveler’s Handbook is a guide for people traveling to far-flung corners of the globe and understand that there are real people, living real lives in these other countries…” Read the full story
The World’s Five Best Cheap Meals
The Daily Beast
“Jodi Ettenberg, the author of the new Food Traveler’s Handbook, shares the most memorable street-side eats she’s had in her journeys from Turkey to Thailand…” Read the full story
Angie’s Holiday Gift Guide
“Though hiking in Hawaii and planning for my Intrepid Travel trip to Morocco have kept me from diving into this new series of books from a handful of my favorite blogging friends, they’re most certainly on my Christmas list!…” Read the full story
10 Unexpected Holiday Travel Gifts
“If you have a traveler or two on your shopping list, cancel that trip to the mall. You don’t have to search through boring racks of discount luggage to find perfect presents for your fellow globetrotters. Read on for 10 ideas…” Read the full story
Career Break Secrets announces launch of The Career Break Traveler’s Handbook
“The book is filled with tips, stories, and photos from around the world. But most importantly, it is a tool that will assist any would-be career breaker dreaming of taking their trip of a lifetime, the advice needed to plan and finally take that trip…” Read the full story.
Solo but Not Alone: Janice Waugh on the Traveler’s Handbooks
“Her expert advice and pointed endeavors have developed her blog into a solo traveler’s empire, including a Solo Travel Society, The Traveler’s Handbook Series, and her book, the Solo Traveler’s Handbook…” Read the full story.
Featured Member Blog: Legal Nomads
Food Bloggers of Canada
Brief Interviews with People we Like: Jodi Ettenberg
Roads & Kingdoms
“Jodi has just published her first book, The Food Traveler’s Handbook, not just an astute tactical guide for getting your hands on the best food around the world, but also a moving manifesto about the importance of cuisine as a bridge between cultures and communities…” Read the full story.
The Traveler’s Handbooks Aim to Fill a Gap in Travel Publishing
“On October 10, 2012, in New York City, the how and why of travel took centre stage. At a global launch event, the new Traveler’s Handbooks series made the case that, as emphasised on its website, “Travel is more than a destination – it’s about how you choose to experience the world…”” Read the full story.
Sarah Lee on Travel Coffee Break Hangout
Shannon O’Donnell in “Volunteer Samurai”
This Week in Travel podcast #127
See it here.
Tastemaker: Jodi Ettenberg and her Worldly Appetite
“For Jodi Ettenberg, traveling has literally become a full time job. On the road since 2008, the lawyer-turned-professional blogger has been documenting her journeys on her leading blog, Legal Nomads.” Read the full story.
Beyond the Law: Jodi Ettenberg’s Journey from Lawyer to Culinary Traveler
“Jodi Ettenberg’s journey around the world began with a PBS documentary about the Trans-Siberian Railway that she saw as a teenager…” Read the full story.
4 Cheapo Questions for Jodi Ettenberg of LegalNomads.com
“We first met Jodi many moons ago in New York at our favorite after-work watering hole, Botanica, where she happened to be attending a MeetUp for Gothamist.com…” Read the full story.
Book Review: The Food Traveler’s Handbook by Jodi Ettenberg
“The Food Traveler’s Handbook is a travel guide that focuses on how to find cheap and delicious food safely anywhere in the world. If you are familiar with Jodi’s personal travel site, Legal Nomads, you will soon realise that food is a big part of her travels…” Read the full story.
The Luxury Traveler’s Handbook: A Review
Monkeys and Mountains
“I was excited to read the Luxury Traveler’s Handbook upon speaking with authors Sarah and Terry who assured me that luxury travel doesn’t have to be costly. Right then and there I knew this was a book I wanted to read…” Read the full story.
The Ripple Effect: Shannon O’Donnell, Volunteer Superstar, Part Two
Journeys for Good
“Travel has humbled me and expanded my perception of my place in the world. I grew up in the United States and was insulated from truly experiencing a strong sense of any other culture…” Read the full story.
Will Travel for Food: Chatting With Jodi Ettenberg
“When Jodi Ettenberg quit her job as a New York lawyer to travel around the world and chronicle her journey on a blog called Legal Nomads, she thought she was going on a year-long trip. That was four years ago…” Read the full story.
Travel Bloggers Really Do Unite
“Hats off also to blogger collaborations. We sat together as a group earlier this year saying bloggers needed to collaborate to give them greater weight. In just a few short months there has been an explosion of blogger collaborations which will help to put blogging even more firmly on the map…” Read the full story.
By The Traveler’s Handbooks Authors
How to Ethically Volunteer Anywhere in the World
A foundational motivation underpinning the past four years I have been traveling around the world was a notion that through serving others I would find a clearer direction for my own life. There are many prisms through which we can better understand and respect other cultures as we travel, but for me, the most effective prism has been volunteering. Read the full story.
Ask an Expert: All About Around-the-World Travel and Street Food
Hi everyone! I’m Jodi Ettenberg, formerly a lawyer and now a food and travel writer at Legal Nomads. I worked as a corporate lawyer for 5 years in New York before quitting my job in 2008 to travel the world. I thought I’d be gone for one year, but I realized somewhere between Mongolia and China that what I really wanted to do was write about the history of food and why it matters. Read the full story
10 Tips for Solo Travel
More people are now single than at any other time in history but that’s not the only reason why people are going travelling on their own. People also want the luxury of following their own interests and living on their own schedule. People of all ages are out on the road solo. On my travels I’ve met people in their 20s and people in their seventies taking on the world in their own way. Read the full story
Chicken pudding? Be an adventurous eater without getting sick
“What’s the craziest dish you’ve ever eaten?” As a longtime traveler who’s eaten her way through 63 countries, it’s the question I receive most often. The query is asked breathlessly, accompanied by a wringing of the hands or a look that says “try to shock me with your crazy food, travel lady”. The answer, however, is usually a surprise. It’s not fried bugs or fermented, stinky tofu (which are crunchier than expected and stinkier than expected, respectively), but chicken pudding. Read the full story
Food & the Fabulous
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