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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15 UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES IN SOUTH AMERICA TO EXPLORE

15 UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES IN SOUTH AMERICA TO EXPLORE

26 February 2020 – South America

Of the 72 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in South America here are 15 of our favourites, from the icefields of southern Patagonia to Colombia’s Caribbean coast…

6 SUBLIME SPOTS FOR WILD CAMPING IN ARGENTINA AND CHILE

19 February 2020 – South America

Road trips and wild camping in Argentina and Chile go together like hand and glove. Here are six of the best spots we found to overnight in our camper van…

6 SUBLIME SPOTS FOR WILD CAMPING IN ARGENTINA AND CHILE
HOW TO PLAN YOUR OWN MENDOZA VINEYARDS TOUR

HOW TO PLAN YOUR OWN MENDOZA VINEYARDS TOUR

13 February 2020 – Argentina

There are many companies offering tours to the Mendoza vineyards, but it’s just as easy to organise your own at much less cost – here’s how and where to go…

THE RAINBOW MOUNTAINS OF THE QUEBRADA DE HUMAHUACA

5 February 2020 – Argentina

The Quebrada de Humahuaca in northwest Argentina is a staggering desert landscape of red rocks, huge cacti and multi-coloured rainbow mountains…

THE RAINBOW MOUNTAINS OF THE QUEBRADA DE HUMAHUACA
THE SKAGIT VALLEY TULIP FESTIVAL: HOW TO PLAN YOUR VISIT

THE SKAGIT VALLEY TULIP FESTIVAL: HOW TO PLAN YOUR VISIT

29 January 2020 – USA

In Washington’s far northwest, the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival announces its arrival every year with a burst of vivid spring colours. Here’s how to get the most from your visit…

7 OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL HERITAGE TOWNS IN COLOMBIA

22 January 2020 – Colombia

There’s no shortage of colourful and vibrant towns in Colombia to visit. But here are seven of the most beautiful you simply can’t afford to miss…

7 OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL HERITAGE TOWNS IN COLOMBIA
15 UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES IN SOUTH AMERICA TO EXPLORE

15 UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES IN SOUTH AMERICA TO EXPLORE

26 February 2020 – South America

Of the 72 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in South America here are 15 of our favourites, from the icefields of southern Patagonia to Colombia’s Caribbean coast…

6 SUBLIME SPOTS FOR WILD CAMPING IN ARGENTINA AND CHILE

6 SUBLIME SPOTS FOR WILD CAMPING IN ARGENTINA AND CHILE

19 February 2020 – South America

Road trips and wild camping in Argentina and Chile go together like hand and glove. Here are six of the best spots we found to overnight in our camper van…

HOW TO PLAN YOUR OWN MENDOZA VINEYARDS TOUR

HOW TO PLAN YOUR OWN MENDOZA VINEYARDS TOUR

13 February 2020

There are many companies offering tours to the Mendoza vineyards, but it’s just as easy to organise your own at much less cost – here’s how and where to go…

THE RAINBOW MOUNTAINS OF THE QUEBRADA DE HUMAHUACA

THE RAINBOW MOUNTAINS OF THE QUEBRADA DE HUMAHUACA

5 February 2020 – Argentina

The Quebrada de Humahuaca in northwest Argentina is a staggering desert landscape of red rocks, huge cacti and multi-coloured rainbow mountains…

THE SKAGIT VALLEY TULIP FESTIVAL: HOW TO PLAN YOUR VISIT

THE SKAGIT VALLEY TULIP FESTIVAL: HOW TO PLAN YOUR VISIT

29 January 2020 – USA

In Washington’s far northwest, the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival announces its arrival every year with a burst of vivid spring colours. Here’s how to get the most from your visit…

7 OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL HERITAGE TOWNS IN COLOMBIA

7 OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL HERITAGE TOWNS IN COLOMBIA

22 January 2020 – Colombia

There’s no shortage of colourful and vibrant towns in Colombia to visit. But here are seven of the most beautiful you simply can’t afford to miss…

Silvia, Colombia

15 January 2020

THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL WONDERS OF SAN AGUSTIN, COLOMBIA

Silvia, Colombia

8 January 2020

AN ENCOUNTER WITH THE GUAMBIANO PEOPLE OF SILVIA, COLOMBIA

The Carretera Austral, Chile

13 December 2019

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DRIVING THE CARRETERA AUSTRAL

Torres del Paine, Patagonia, Chile

26 November 2019

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

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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England

King Arthur's Statue, Tintagel

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France

Dordogne, France
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