About Us

About Kia and Peter in Argentina in front of a mountain

Atlas & Boots is an award-winning outdoor travel blog covering thrilling activities in far-flung places, be it swimming with whales in the South Pacific or trekking the great ranges of Asia.

The founders, author Kia Abdullah and travel writer Peter Watson, started on opposite ends of the outdoor spectrum. In fact, a week after they met, Peter went off to Africa to climb Kilimanjaro while Kia remained warmly cocooned by her desk as writers prefer to be. Over the ensuing years, they drew each other towards the middle; to what they describe as outdoorsy-ish.

Their readers are:

  • Outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy nature and adventure but also a hot shower and nice bed at day’s end.
  • Boutique travellers seeking authentic adventures in exotic places.
  • Exploration junkies obsessed with maps, great expeditions and legends of yore.

Readers receive weekly posts ranging from destination reports and practical tips to light-hearted listicles and topical debates. Through this mix, Atlas & Boots encourages readers to travel with curiosity, to cast off their daily routine, and to go – arms wide open, caution to the wind – from coast to countryside and everywhere in between.