Meet the Founders


Kia Abdullah is an author, travel writer and born-and-bred Londoner. She has published two novels and contributed to The Guardian, The New York Times and the BBC. Prior to Atlas & Boots, she worked for two years at Penguin Random House as product manager of, helping grow readership to over a million users per month. Kia has covered a range of luxury destinations in print including the Maldives, St Kitts & Nevis, Fiji and Antigua, and continues to cover honeymoons for Asian Bride magazine.


Peter Watson studied film and music before going on to freelance as a filmmaker and audiovisual engineer. He has had two short films screened at The Cannes Film Festival and sells his travel photography online at Shutterstock and iStock by Getty Images. He has published photography on BBC TravelLonely Planet and Rough Guides, and has covered a range of destinations in print including Cambodia, Egypt and Jordan. He dreams of climbing the seven summits and sailing in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.