ABOVE US ONLY SKIES
A blog for travellers, would-be travellers and anybody else with a curious interest in ditching the routine and exploring our planet.
We’re here to inform, entertain and hopefully inspire you to explore more often and for longer. And we’re here to help you plan your next adventure, whether it’s a weekend city break or a 12-month expedition into the unknown.
Put the future on hold and live for today!
THE BEST OF CAMBODIA IN 21 DAYS
By Ian – 18 August 2017 – Cambodia
From the wonders of Angkor Wat and the horrors of the Killing Fields to the jungle and beach escapism of Koh Rong, Cambodia is a country like no other…
A PERFECT DAY OF SAILING IN THE IDYLLIC BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
By Ian – 7 August 2017 – British Virgin Islands
How we combined a perfect day of sailing lessons with a beautiful round trip between Tortola to Norman Island, via “The Indians”…
HOW TO PLAN THE ULTIMATE RAJASTHAN ROAD TRIP
By Ian – 29 July 2017 – India
Explore “The Land of the Maharajas” the smart way by following our ultimate Rajasthan road trip…
10 BOOKS ON INDIA TO READ BEFORE YOU TRAVEL
By Nicky – 17 July 2017 – India
If you’re interested in reading books on India and don’t know where to start, then we’ve got it covered. Here are 10 of our all-time favourites…
WHAT'S IT LIKE TO HOUSESIT IN RURAL FRANCE?
By Ian – 6 July 2017 – House sitting
Everything you need to know about house sitting in the magnificent French countryside…
THE BEST BEACHES IN TORTOLA - AND HOW TO EXPLORE THEM IN A DAY
By Ian – 25 June 2017 – British Virgin Islands
Visiting the British Virgin Islands soon? Here’s how to explore the best beaches on Tortola by road…
12 June 2017
WE’VE HAD A MAKEOVER
22 May 2017
OUR WORST NIGHTS OF SLEEP ON THE ROAD…AND HOW WE COULD HAVE AVOIDED THEM
12 May 2017
POSTCARD FROM THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
29 March 2017
8 THOUGHT-PROVOKING SIGNS FROM OUR TRAVELS IN ASIA
MEET IAN & NICKY
We’re an English couple who’ve swapped our corporate life for a voyage of discovery around the world and this blog is a permanent record of what we see, think and do. We hope it also provides information, entertainment and inspiration for other “mature” travellers, too. So, if you’ve got a few minutes to spare, why not pour yourself a glass of something suitably chilled and take a look around!