ABOVE US ONLY SKIES

Exploring the world. Slowly.
Above Us Only Skies, El Chalten, Argentina

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ABOVE US ONLY SKIES

A world travel blog for travellers, would-be travellers and anybody else with a curious interest in ditching the routine and exploring our planet.

We’re Ian & Nicky and 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!

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THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL WONDERS OF SAN AGUSTIN, COLOMBIA

THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL WONDERS OF SAN AGUSTIN, COLOMBIA

15 January 2020 – Colombia

The stunning Archaeological Park of San Agustin, Colombia is a UNESCO World Heritage site that can be visited on foot, horseback and by jeep. Or all three…

AN ENCOUNTER WITH THE GUAMBIANO PEOPLE OF SILVIA, COLOMBIA

8 January 2020 – Colombia

The Guambiano people, who live in the hillsides surrounding Silvia, Colombia, are one of the country’s most colourful and traditional indigenous communities. As we discovered on a private tour with a local guide…

HOW TO EXPLORE TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK IN A CAMPER VAN
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DRIVING THE CARRETERA AUSTRAL

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DRIVING THE CARRETERA AUSTRAL

13 December 2019 – Chile

The Carretera Austral stretches 1240 kilometres, connecting north and south Patagonia. It’s one of the world’s best road trips – and here’s everything you need to know about completing it…

HOW TO EXPLORE TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK IN A CAMPER VAN

26 November 2019 – Chile

The mighty Torres del Paine National Park in Southern Patagonia is a windswept hiking paradise, yet it can also be explored in a camper van. Here’s how…

HOW TO EXPLORE TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK IN A CAMPER VAN
Off The Beaten Track In Raul Marin Balmaceda

OFF THE BEATEN TRACK IN RAUL MARIN BALMACEDA

20 November 2019 – Chile

Exploring the fiords, virgin rainforest and sandy beaches of Puerto Raul Marin Balmaceda is a great diversion from Chile’s Carretera Austral. Here’s why

6 REASONS TO VISIT THE EXTRAORDINARY CHILOÉ ISLAND

14 November 2019 – Chile

Chiloé Island is a diverse land of lush scenery, pagan mythology and iconic buildings. Here are six reasons to make it an essential stop on your Chile trip

6 Reasons To Visit The Extraordinary Chiloe Island
THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL WONDERS OF SAN AGUSTIN, COLOMBIA

THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL WONDERS OF SAN AGUSTIN, COLOMBIA

15 January 2020 – Colombia

The stunning Archaeological Park of San Agustin, Colombia is a UNESCO World Heritage site that can be visited on foot, horseback and by jeep. Or all three…

HOW TO EXPLORE TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK IN A CAMPER VAN

AN ENCOUNTER WITH THE GUAMBIANO PEOPLE OF SILVIA, COLOMBIA

8 January 2020 – Colombia

The Guambiano people, who live in the hillsides surrounding Silvia, Colombia, are one of the country’s most colourful and traditional indigenous communities. As we discovered on a private tour with a local guide…

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DRIVING THE CARRETERA AUSTRAL

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DRIVING THE CARRETERA AUSTRAL

13 December 2019 – Chile

The Carretera Austral in Chile stretches 1240 kilometres, connecting north and south Patagonia. It’s one of the world’s best road trips – and here’s everything you need to know about completing it…

HOW TO EXPLORE TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK IN A CAMPER VAN

HOW TO EXPLORE TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK IN A CAMPER VAN

26 November 2019 – Chile

The mighty Torres del Paine National Park in Southern Patagonia is a windswept hiking paradise, yet it can also be explored in a camper van. Here’s how…

Off The Beaten Track In Raul Marin Balmaceda

OFF THE BEATEN TRACK IN RAUL MARIN BALMACEDA

20 November 2019 – Chile

Exploring the fiords, virgin rainforest and sandy beaches of Puerto Raul Marin Balmaceda is a great diversion from Chile’s Carretera Austral. Here’s why

6 Reasons To Visit The Extraordinary Chiloe Island

6 REASONS TO VISIT THE EXTRAORDINARY CHILOÉ ISLAND

14 November 2019 – Chile

Chiloé Island is a diverse land of lush scenery, pagan mythology and iconic buildings. Here are six reasons to make it an essential stop on your Chile trip

Mount Fitz Roy, Argentina

8 November 2019

EL CHALTEN – THE JEWEL IN PATAGONIA’S CROWN

The Marble Caves, Puerto Rio Tranquilo, Chile

26 October 2019

THE MARBLE CAVES OF CHILEAN PATAGONIA

Isla del Sol, Bolivia

18 October 2019

HOW TO VISIT ISLA DEL SOL ON LAKE TITICACA

Cueva de las Manos, Argentina

11 October 2019

THE PREHISTORIC ROCK ART OF CUEVA DE LAS MANOS

MEET IAN & NICKY

We’re an English couple who’ve swapped our corporate life for a voyage of discovery and this world travel 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!

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Tower Bridge, London, England

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