ABOVE US ONLY SKIES

Backpacking. Roadtripping. Housesitting.

A world travel blog for anybody with a curious interest in ditching the routine and exploring our planet

El Pescadero Mexico

Thank you for stopping by!

We’re Ian & Nicky – an English couple who are backpacking, road tripping and house sitting across the planet. 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!

Destinations

Select a country to view all our blog posts, together with additional information to help you plan your trip. And, in our Handy Travel Guides, we feature a more in-depth look into each of that country’s regions

Argentina Handy Travel Guide Australia flag
Bolivia Handy Travel Guide Brazil flag link
BVI flag link Cambodia flag link
Chile Handy Travel Guide link Colombia Handy Travel Guide link
Costa Rica flag link England flag link
France flag link Hungary flag link
India Handy Travel Guide link Indonesia flag link
Mexico flag link 1 Myanmar flag link
Nepal flag link New Zealand Handy Travel Guide link
Panama flag link Peru Handy Travel Guide link
Philippines flag link Portugal flag link
Spain flag link Sri Lanka Handy Travel Guide link
Thailand Handy Travel Guide link USA flag link

All flag graphics from pngtree.com

A Handy Puebla Walking Tour And Travel Guide

A HANDY PUEBLA WALKING TOUR AND TRAVEL GUIDE

23 November 2023 – Mexico

Puebla is home to exquisitely tiled colonial buildings, a thriving arts culture and an unrivalled food scene – explore it with us on our historic centre walking tour…

PLAN YOUR OWN SELF-GUIDED WALKS WITH OUR GPSMYCITY APP

12 November 2023 – Travel Resources

Download the GPSmyCity app and let us guide you through our favourite cities on the planet – and grab a one-year premium subscription for free…

PLAN YOUR OWN SELF-GUIDED WALKS WITH OUR GPSMYCITY APP
ITACARE - A BAHIAN PARADISE WITH ADDITIONAL CHOCOLATE.

ITACARÉ: A BAHIAN PARADISE WITH ADDED CHOCOLATE

31 October 2023 – Brazil

Itacare and the Cocoa Coast are a sun, sand, coconut and chocolate-infused paradise that could be Brazil’s next big thing – go now if you can…

THINGS TO DO IN MORELIA: MICHOACÁN'S GLORIOUS CAPITAL

25 October 2023 – Mexico

The capital of Michoacán state is a sumptuous, yet under-appreciated baroque gem. Here’s our guide to some of the best things to do in Morelia…

THINGS TO DO IN MORELIA MEXICO
THE INCREDIBLE TAIPU DE FORA AND MARAU PENINSULA

THE INCREDIBLE TAIPU DE FORA AND MARAU PENINSULA

17 October 2023 – Brazil

Boasting one of the best beaches in Brazil, Taipu de Fora is an off-the-radar paradise in Bahia’s Marau Peninsula – but go now before the world finds out…

OAXACA's DAY OF THE DEAD FESTIVAL: A HANDY GUIDE

2 October 2023 – Mexico

Experiencing the Oaxaca Day of the Dead festival is firmly on the bucket list of travellers all over the world – here’s our handy guide on what to see and do…

OAXACA DAY OF THE DEAD - A HANDY GUIDE
HOW TO VISIT SALVADOR AND ITS HISTORIC CENTRE...SAFELY

HOW TO VISIT SALVADOR DA BAHIA AND ITS HISTORIC CENTRE...SAFELY

14 September 2023 – Brazil

With its turbulent history, incredible African heritage and fantastic food scene, visiting Salvador is an experience like no other – here’s how to do it safely…

HOUSE SITTING IN BRAZIL - THE COMPLETE GUIDE

29 June 2023 – Brazil

What it’s like to house sit in Brazil – our complete guide and top tips based on our experiences in the land of samba, futebol & Havaianas…

HOUSE SITTING IN BRAZIL - THE COMPLETE GUIDE
A Handy Puebla Walking Tour And Travel Guide

A HANDY PUEBLA WALKING TOUR AND TRAVEL GUIDE

23 November 2023 – Mexico

Puebla is home to exquisitely tiled colonial buildings, a thriving arts culture and an unrivalled food scene – explore it with us on our historic centre walking tour…

PLAN YOUR OWN SELF-GUIDED WALKS WITH OUR GPSMYCITY APP

PLAN YOUR OWN SELF-GUIDED WALKS WITH OUR GPSMYCITY APP

12 November 2023 – Travel Resources

Download the GPSmyCity app and let us guide you through our favourite cities on the planet – and grab a one-year premium subscription for free…

ITACARE - A BAHIAN PARADISE WITH ADDITIONAL CHOCOLATE.

ITACARÉ: A BAHIAN PARADISE WITH ADDED CHOCOLATE

31 October 2023 – Brazil

Itacare and the Cocoa Coast are a sun, sand, coconut and chocolate-infused paradise that could be Brazil’s next big thing – go now if you can…

THINGS TO DO IN MORELIA MEXICO

THINGS TO DO IN MORELIA: MICHOACÁN'S GLORIOUS CAPITAL

25 October 2023 – Mexico

The capital of Michoacán state is a sumptuous, yet under-appreciated baroque gem. Here’s our guide to some of the best things to do in Morelia…

THE INCREDIBLE TAIPU DE FORA AND MARAU PENINSULA

THE INCREDIBLE TAIPU DE FORA AND MARAU PENINSULA

17 October 2023 – Brazil

Boasting one of the best beaches in Brazil, Taipu de Fora is an off-the-radar paradise in Bahia’s Marau Peninsula – but go now before the world finds out…

OAXACA DAY OF THE DEAD - A HANDY GUIDE

OAXACA's DAY OF THE DEAD FESTIVAL: A HANDY GUIDE

2 October 2023 – Mexico

Experiencing the Oaxaca Day of the Dead festival is firmly on the bucket list of travellers all over the world – here’s our handy guide on what to see and do…

HOW TO VISIT SALVADOR AND ITS HISTORIC CENTRE...SAFELY

HOW TO VISIT SALVADOR DA BAHIA AND ITS HISTORIC CENTRE...SAFELY

14 September 2023 – Brazil

With its turbulent history, incredible African heritage and fantastic food scene, visiting Salvador is an experience like no other – here’s how to do it safely…

HOUSE SITTING IN BRAZIL - THE COMPLETE GUIDE

HOUSE SITTING IN BRAZIL - THE COMPLETE GUIDE

29 June 2023 – Brazil

What it’s like to house sit in Brazil – our complete guide and top tips based on our experiences in the land of samba, futebol & Havaianas…

Wall Art Creatives by AUOS

Visit our Etsy store for a wide selection of our photographs

Nepal - Buddhist Shrine
Available in a range of sizes for high quality digital download
Nepal - Tibetan Prayer Flags
25% discount for our readers – just click on the “Browse Now” link

INTERESTED IN HOUSE SITTING?

We like to combine our backpacking and road trips with the creature comforts that come with house and pet sitting. It’s our way of slowing down and living in a destination while we plan our next adventure. And the good news is that it can be done all over the world.

Intrigued?

Housesitting image - Bertie, Tarn, France.

We’re currently in

ENGLAND

Tintagel - King Arthurs Statue

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This