Photo by  The Spragues

Photo by The Spragues


“There’s only one rule that I know of, babies — God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.”


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We’re Fiona and Peter Jay. In 2018, we were both working engineering jobs in downtown Chicago when we decided to give it up for life out of a backpack. We’re taking a year traveling around the world - hiking, diving, eating, making connections, and just generally getting our dirty hands and feet across all corners of this beautiful earth. This website is where I (Fiona) will record our stories from the road, sea, and sky, as we pursue perpetual discomfort - they say life begins at the end of your comfort zone after all. Check out some of our favorite posts, or where we’ve been.