Welcome to Run The Atlas
We are Kristen and Mike, the brother and sister team behind "Run The Atlas", a YouTube travel channel and blog for the weekend traveler.
After years of finding clever ways to fit travel into our standard two-week time off schedule, we wanted to share our tips. We started Run The Atlas to help others who share our passion for travel but have little time to see the places on their bucket list. We showcase the top layover tours, weekend getaways, and day trips, to help maximize your travel itinerary.
In 2016, we launched a YouTube channel that has reached over 2.8 million views with travel vlogs to entertain, educate, and inspire other weekend travelers.
Together we have traveled to over 50 countries across 6 continents. Our crew is lean and we are always looking to partner with other bloggers and brands.
Run The Atlas Philosophy
We believe that travel is essential to understanding the world around us. Run The Atlas showcases stories from cultures across each corner of the globe with an aim to foster inspiration and open mindedness. We show you how to get a meaningful trip even in a short travel time.
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Kristen is a photographer, videographer and digital technologist based in California. She has a business and tech background and is behind the making of all the creative aspects of Run The Atlas, including the site and YouTube channel Run The Atlas.
Mike is the historian of the Run The Atlas crew. He scouts the travel locations and provides historical and cultural context. Armed with degrees in history, political science, and Latin American studies, he adds much of the educational commentary to the travel videos.