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 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!
AUTHENTIC BALI AND HOW TO AVOID THE CROWDS
By Ian – 26 February 2018 – Indonesia
The island accounts for 40% of Indonesia’s overall visitor numbers – and most of those head to the overcrowded beach resorts in the south. Here’s an itinerary for those wanting to escape the crowds and see more of the authentic Bali…
THAILAND'S ANDAMAN COAST - THE ULTIMATE ITINERARY
By Ian – 19 February 2018 – Thailand
If you’ve got three weeks to spend in Thailand then this Andaman coast itinerary, combining island hopping, jungle trekking and plenty more besides, will help you to get the most out of your visit…
HOUSESITTING FOR BEGINNERS - HOW TO BE THE PERFECT SITTER
By Ian – 12 February 2018 – Housesitting
What to look out for on your first housesitting assignment and how you can start to build a reputation as a skilled and reliable sitter…
NEW ZEALAND CAMPSITES - 12 OF THE BEST FROM THE SOUTH ISLAND
By Ian – 6 February 2018 – New Zealand
Exploring the South Island by road? Looking for somewhere to pitch your tent or park your campervan? Here are 12 hand-picked New Zealand campsites with views to die for…
31 January 2018
HOW TO EXPLORE THE BEST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA IN 14 DAYS
23 January 2018
HOUSESITTING FOR BEGINNERS – HOW TO GET YOUR FIRST ASSIGNMENT
19 January 2018
HOW TO PLAN A EUROPEAN ROAD TRIP FOR THE HOPELESS ROMANTIC
10 January 2018
HOUSESITTING FOR BEGINNERS – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
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!
We’re currently in
Anacortes, Washington, USA
OUR MOST POPULAR POSTS IN 2017
HOW WE TOURED SRI LANKA ON A BUDGET
THREE NEW ZEALAND WALKS YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS
THE EYE OF THE STORM – HOW WE SURVIVED DEVASTATING HURRICANE IRMA
HOW TO TRAVEL LONG TERM AS A COUPLE…WITHOUT KILLING EACH OTHER