About Jake & Stacey

Two people, one adventure.

We are Jake Nester & Stacey Kennelly Nester from California’s San Francisco Bay Area. In 2011, 2013 and 2018, we left home for extended backpacking trips to explore the big, beautiful, complicated world we all share. So far, our adventures have taken us to parts of Asia, Europe, North America and South America. This blog is simply our attempt to share practical advice based on our experiences along the way.

Jake, an educator who specializes in the social sciences, does most of the shooting; Stacey, a writer and multimedia storyteller, does the writing, video editing and graphic design. Our observations and analyses are only our own. If you have feedback, concerns or ideas, feel free to reach out here.

Happy travels to you,

The Nesters