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 is a writer, photographer and adventurer. His work has been featured by BBC Travel, Lonely Planet, The Guardian, Outside Magazine, Cicerone Guides, Rough Guides and Wanderlust. He’s visited over 80 countries and has scaled the highest mountains in Africa, Europe and South America. He’s visited over 80 countries and is currently focused on climbing the seven summits – the highest mountain on every continent.