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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How We Survived Hurricane Irma – Sep 2017

LATEST POSTS

A WANDER THROUGH THE EERILY QUIET STREETS OF LISBON

1 September – Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal is a city that has seen an explosion in tourism over recent years. But now COVID-19 has changed all that. As we found out…

Alfama District, Lisbon, Portugal
EVORA - THE JEWEL IN PORTUGAL'S ALENTEJO REGION

EVORA - THE JEWEL IN PORTUGAL'S ALENTEJO REGION

10 August 2020 – Portugal

Steeped in history back to the Roman era, the medieval city of Evora, Portugal combines incredible architecture with evocative streets and gourmet food…

8 EXQUISITE ALGARVE BEACHES...AND HOW THEY COMPARE FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING

23 July 2020 – Portugal

Portugal and its amazing Algarve beaches are once again open for tourism – we look at eight of the best and assess how they rate for safe social distancing

Praia da Marinha, Carvoeiro, Portugal
AN ARGENTINA ROAD TRIP FROM HUMAHUACA TO MENDOZA

AN ARGENTINA ROAD TRIP FROM HUMAHUACA TO MENDOZA

21 June 2020 – Argentina

From multi-coloured desert landscapes to world-class food and wine, this 1500km road trip in northwest Argentina has everything for a post-lockdown adventure…

A CHILE ROAD TRIP ITINERARY FROM SANTIAGO TO THE ATACAMA DESERT

11 June 2020 – Chile

Use our latest Chile road trip itinerary to discover the country’s bewildering northern desert landscape – automatic social distancing guaranteed!

The Elqui Valley, Chile
HOW TO SPEND 2 DAYS IN THE INCA CAPITAL OF CUSCO

HOW TO SPEND 2 DAYS IN THE INCA CAPITAL OF CUSCO

31 May 2020 – Peru

As the gateway to the treasures of Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley, Cusco is an essential stop for any visitor to Peru. Here’s our 2-day guide…

Alfama District, Lisbon, Portugal

A WANDER THROUGH THE EERILY QUIET STREETS OF LISBON

1 September – Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal is a city that has seen an explosion in tourism over recent years. But now COVID-19 has changed all that. As we found out…

EVORA - THE JEWEL IN PORTUGAL'S ALENTEJO REGION

EVORA - THE JEWEL IN PORTUGAL'S ALENTEJO REGION

10 August 2020 – Portugal

Steeped in history back to the Roman era, the medieval city of Evora, Portugal combines incredible architecture with evocative streets and gourmet food…

Praia da Marinha, Carvoeiro, Portugal

8 EXQUISITE ALGARVE BEACHES...AND HOW THEY COMPARE FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING

23 July 2020 – Portugal

Portugal and its amazing Algarve beaches are once again open for tourism – we look at eight of the best and assess how they rate for safe social distancing

AN ARGENTINA ROAD TRIP FROM HUMAHUACA TO MENDOZA

AN ARGENTINA ROAD TRIP FROM HUMAHUACA TO MENDOZA

21 June 2020 – Argentina

From multi-coloured desert landscapes to world-class food and wine, this 1500km road trip in northwest Argentina has everything for a post-lockdown adventure…

The Elqui Valley, Chile

A CHILE ROAD TRIP ITINERARY FROM SANTIAGO TO THE ATACAMA DESERT

11 June 2020 – Chile

Use our latest Chile road trip itinerary to discover the country’s bewildering northern desert landscape – automatic social distancing guaranteed!

HOW TO SPEND 2 DAYS IN THE INCA CAPITAL OF CUSCO

HOW TO SPEND 2 DAYS IN THE INCA CAPITAL OF CUSCO

31 May 2020 – Peru

As the gateway to the treasures of Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley, Cusco is an essential stop for any visitor to Peru. Here’s our 2-day guide…

Howler Monkey, Colombia

23 May 2020

28 STUNNING WILDLIFE PHOTOS FROM 5 YEARS OF TRAVEL

HOW TRAVEL WILL CHANGE IN 2020 AND BEYOND

14 May 2020

HOW TRAVEL WILL CHANGE IN 2020 AND BEYOND

PAN DE AZUCAR, CHILE: WHERE DESERT MEETS THE OCEAN

30 April 2020

PAN DE AZUCAR, CHILE: WHERE DESERT MEETS THE OCEAN

A VIRTUAL JOURNEY THROUGH THE ANDES MOUNTAINS

23 April 2020

A VIRTUAL JOURNEY THROUGH THE ANDES MOUNTAINS

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

SPAIN

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

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PORTUGAL

Dordogne, France

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