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 paid 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 you maximize your travel itinerary.
Our crew is lean and we are always looking to partner with other bloggers and brands.
Together we have traveled to over 46 countries across 6 continents.
Run The Atlas Philosophy
We believe that travel is essential to understanding the world around us. Run The Atlas helps you discover destinations and maximize your travel time. In 2016, we extended our brand and launched a YouTube channel filled with travel vlogs to entertain, educate, and inspire other weekend travelers.
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Kristen is a photographer, videographer and digital technologist based in California. She has a business and IT 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.