In August 2014, author Kia Abdullah and photographer Peter Watson quit their jobs and left London for their first trip around the world. With years of exploring behind them already, they thought they knew everything there was to know about long-term travel. Yet, somehow, they still “offered papaya” in Colombia, got a funny tummy in Tonga, fell off a bike in Bora Bora and broke down in Bolivia (in more ways than one).
Fast forward two years and they’re far more wise and a little less cocky. Through personal anecdotes mixed with succinct travel advice, they tell you everything you need to know about life on the road, from mind-hacking taxi drivers into accepting your fare to the number one rule for not looking like a douche.
Their lessons learned are read by 100,000 people every month at atlasandboots.com and are gathered here in an indispensable guide to your first time around the world.