Posted Feb 27, 2012 07:37 pm CST
A Canadian law grad who worked as a lawyer in New York for five years wasn’t happy with vacations that lasted two weeks or even a month.
Ettenberg says technology makes it easy to meet people. “Something like Twitter, for example, allows me to say, ‘I’m here, is anyone else in town?’ ” Ettenberg explains. Apps also help. SitOrSquat, for example, helps find toilets around the world. ICOON is a global dictionary that sorts images by category, to overcome language barriers.
She suggests budgeting $10,000 to $15,000 for a year of travel in places like Southeast Asia or South America, and more for Australia or Europe.
Ettenberg’s blog is Legal Nomads.
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