ABOVE US ONLY SKIES

Exploring The World. Slowly.
Above Us Only Skies, El Chalten, Argentina

Welcome to

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!

CORONAVIRUS COVID-19

Whilst this website’s normal focus is on world travel, the current pandemic has effectively brought the world’s travel industry to a standstill. And, until the pandemic is brought under control, that situation is not likely to change.

Everyone’s focus should now be on doing whatever we can to beat the disease and help our ways of life to return to something resembling “normal”. Which means it’s vital that everyone takes measures to stop the spread of the disease and help ease the burden on our countries’ health systems.

But it also means keeping ourselves informed about what is required of us, how we’re doing in the fight, and what the next steps are. And to help you do this, the following websites provide a wealth of information.

WORLDOMETER LOGO

Compehensive graphs and tables for every country

Flatten The Curve MAP

Interactive map detailing containment measures, testing and treatment information for every country

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY LOGO

COVID-19 resource centre with an interactive map and dashboard

28 STUNNING WILDLIFE PHOTOS FROM 5 YEARS OF TRAVEL

23 May 2020 – Collections

Experiencing close encounters with some of the planet’s amazing wildlife remains one of our top reasons to travel. Here are 28 of our favourites to share…

Howler Monkey, Mompox, Colombia
HOW TRAVEL WILL CHANGE IN 2020 AND BEYOND

HOW TRAVEL WILL CHANGE IN 2020 AND BEYOND

14 May 2020 – Pandemic

As the world emerges from the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the way we travel is likely to change forever – and not necessarily in a bad way…

PAN DE AZUCAR, CHILE: WHERE DESERT MEETS THE OCEAN

30 April 2020 – Chile

Pan de Azucar in Chile is a stunning coastal desert sandwiched between the Pan-American Highway and the Pacific Ocean – and home to 2000 Humboldt penguins…

PAN DE AZUCAR, CHILE: WHERE DESERT MEETS THE OCEAN
A VIRTUAL JOURNEY THROUGH THE ANDES MOUNTAINS

A VIRTUAL JOURNEY THROUGH THE ANDES MOUNTAINS

23 April 2020 – South America

An epic photographic journey through the Andes Mountains of South America to stir your wanderlust during lockdown…

COVID-19: WHAT NEXT FOR TRAVEL?

9 April 2020 – Pandemic

Due to the escalating COVID-19 pandemic crisis, the future for travel has never looked so bleak. Here are our thoughts on what’s likely to happen next…

COVID-19: WHAT NEXT FOR TRAVEL?
COVID-19: IT'S TIME TO WAKE UP

COVID-19: IT'S TIME TO WAKE UP

24 March 2020 – Pandemic

We’re now three months into what has become the world’s biggest health threat since the “Spanish Flu” of 1918. It’s time to wake up before it’s too late…

Howler Monkey, Mompox, Colombia

28 STUNNING WILDLIFE PHOTOS FROM 5 YEARS OF TRAVEL

23 May 2020 – Collections

Experiencing close encounters with some of the planet’s amazing wildlife remains one of our top reasons to travel. Here are 28 of our favourites to share…

HOW TRAVEL WILL CHANGE IN 2020 AND BEYOND

HOW TRAVEL WILL CHANGE IN 2020 AND BEYOND

14 May 2020 – Pandemic

As the world emerges from the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the way we travel is likely to change forever – and not necessarily in a bad way…

PAN DE AZUCAR, CHILE: WHERE DESERT MEETS THE OCEAN

PAN DE AZUCAR, CHILE: WHERE DESERT MEETS THE OCEAN

30 April 2020 – Chile

Pan de Azucar in Chile is a stunning coastal desert sandwiched between the Pan-American Highway and the Pacific Ocean – and home to 2000 Humboldt penguins…

A VIRTUAL JOURNEY THROUGH THE ANDES MOUNTAINS

A VIRTUAL JOURNEY THROUGH THE ANDES MOUNTAINS

23 April 2020 – South America

An epic photographic journey through the Andes Mountains of South America to stir your wanderlust during lockdown…

COVID-19: WHAT NEXT FOR TRAVEL?

COVID-19: WHAT NEXT FOR TRAVEL?

9 April 2020 – Pandemic

Due to the escalating COVID-19 pandemic crisis, the future for travel has never looked so bleak. Here are our thoughts on what’s likely to happen next…

COVID-19: IT'S TIME TO WAKE UP

COVID-19: IT'S TIME TO WAKE UP

24 March 2020 – Pandemic

We’re now three months into what has become the world’s biggest health threat since the “Spanish Flu” of 1918. It’s time to wake up before it’s too late…

Huerquehue National Park, Chile

10 March 2020

6 OF THE BEST DAY HIKES IN CHILE

Cusco, Peru

26 February 2020

15 UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES IN SOUTH AMERICA TO EXPLORE

Pan de Azucar, Chile

19 February 2020

6 SUBLIME SPOTS FOR WILD CAMPING IN ARGENTINA AND CHILE

Malbec grapes, Mendoza

13 February 2020

HOW TO PLAN YOUR OWN MENDOZA VINEYARDS TOUR

MEET IAN & NICKY

We’re an English couple who are backpacking, road-tripping and housesitting 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

FRANCE

Dordogne, France

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SPAIN

Prawns laid out in a circle on a bed of black rice

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How We Survived Hurricane Irma – Sep 2017

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