Atlas & Boots is an outdoor travel blog covering thrilling activities in far-flung places be it swimming with whales in Tonga or trekking volcanoes in Vanuatu.

The founders, photographer Peter Watson and author Kia Abdullah, 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 we 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.
  • Digital nomads and expats seeking a better balanced lifestyle.
  • Exploration junkies obsessed with maps, great expeditions and legends of yore.

Atlas & Boots readers receive twice-weekly posts including destination reports on Wednesdays and practical tips, topical debates and light-hearted listicles on Saturdays. Through Atlas & Boots, we encourage readers to travel with abandon, to throw off ordinary lives and to try things that incite fear, to go – arms wide open, caution to the wind – from coast to countryside and everywhere in between.

Atlas & Boots

Meet the Founders

Kia is an author, travel writer and born-and-bred Londoner. Peter studied film and music before going on to freelance as a filmmaker and audiovisual engineer.



Atlas & Boots has been featured in a number of publications, websites and blogs. You can find links to relevant coverage below, along with articles and photography that Kia and Peter have contributed to other outlets.



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The Journey

Think about a traditional big trip abroad and you’ll likely picture a backpacker in Thailand on his way to Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. We wanted to start with something different: an ambitious journey eastward across the Pacific.