ABOVE US ONLY SKIES

Exploring the world. Slowly.

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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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THE PREHISTORIC ROCK ART OF CUEVA DE LAS MANOS

By Ian – 11 October 2019 – Argentina

Created by prehistoric hunter-gatherers and preserved in fabulous condition for over 9000 years, the rock art of Cueva de las Manos in Argentinian Patagonia is a sight to behold…

How To Explore The Best Of Villa de Leyva
Tarabuco Market - In Search Of The Authentic Bolivia

TARABUCO MARKET - IN SEARCH OF THE AUTHENTIC BOLIVIA

By Ian – 6 October 2019 – Bolivia

No longer a secret, Tarabuco and its Sunday market are a worthwhile day trip from Bolivia’s capital, Sucre – so is it still an authentic experience?

HOW TO EXPLORE THE BEST OF VILLA DE LEYVA

By Ian – 27 September 2019 – Colombia

As one of Colombia’s 17 Heritage Towns, Villa de Leyva is a plethora of cobblestoned streets, whitewashed buildings and red roofs – but that’s not all…

How To Explore The Best Of Villa de Leyva
Laguna Paron - The Most Beautiful Lake You've Never Heard Of

THE FABULOUS PERITO MORENO GLACIER - A COMPLETE 2019 GUIDE

By Ian – 16 September 2019 – Argentina

Perito Moreno Glacier is a thrilling travel experience. It’s also a photographer’s paradise. And you don’t have to be an intrepid explorer to get there…

A FOUR DAY ODYSSEY TO THE UYUNI SALT FLATS IN BOLIVIA

By Ian – 6 September 2019 – Bolivia

The amazing Uyuni Salt Flats in Bolivia should be high on anyone’s South America wishlist – including the journey there on a four-day jeep tour from Tupiza…

A FOUR DAY ODYSSEY TO THE UYUNI SALT FLATS IN BOLIVIA
Laguna Paron - The Most Beautiful Lake You've Never Heard Of

LAGUNA PARON - THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LAKE YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF

By Ian – 26 August 2019 – Peru

Tucked away high up in Northern Peru’s Cordillera Blanca, Laguna Paron is an unspoilt feast for the eyes – and is just a three-hour bus ride from Huaraz…

How To Explore The Best Of Villa de Leyva

THE PREHISTORIC ROCK ART OF CUEVA DE LAS MANOS

By Ian – 11 October 2019 – Argentina

Created by prehistoric hunter-gatherers and preserved in fabulous condition for over 9000 years, the rock art of Cueva de las Manos in Argentinian Patagonia is a sight to behold…

Tarabuco Market - In Search Of The Authentic Bolivia

TARABUCO MARKET - IN SEARCH OF THE AUTHENTIC BOLIVIA

By Ian – 6 October 2019 – Bolivia

No longer a secret, Tarabuco and its Sunday market are a worthwhile day trip from Bolivia’s capital, Sucre – so is it still an authentic experience?

How To Explore The Best Of Villa de Leyva

HOW TO EXPLORE THE BEST OF VILLA DE LEYVA

By Ian – 27 September 2019 – Colombia

As one of Colombia’s 17 Heritage Towns, Villa de Leyva is a plethora of cobblestoned streets, whitewashed buildings and red roofs – but that’s not all…

Laguna Paron - The Most Beautiful Lake You've Never Heard Of

THE FABULOUS PERITO MORENO GLACIER - A COMPLETE 2019 GUIDE

By Ian – 16 September 2019 – Argentina

Perito Moreno Glacier is a thrilling travel experience. It’s also a photographer’s paradise. And you don’t have to be an intrepid explorer to get there…

A FOUR DAY ODYSSEY TO THE UYUNI SALT FLATS IN BOLIVIA

A FOUR DAY ODYSSEY TO THE UYUNI SALT FLATS IN BOLIVIA

By Ian – 6 September 2019 – Bolivia

The amazing Uyuni Salt Flats in Bolivia should be high on anyone’s South America wishlist – including the journey there on a four-day jeep tour from Tupiza…

Laguna Paron - The Most Beautiful Lake You've Never Heard Of

LAGUNA PARON - THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LAKE YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF

By Ian – 26 August 2019 – Peru

Tucked away high up in Northern Peru’s Cordillera Blanca, Laguna Paron is an unspoilt feast for the eyes – and is just a three-hour bus ride from Huaraz…

Colca Canyon, Peru

21 August 2019

A THREE DAY GUIDE TO THE ASTONISHING COLCA CANYON

Arequipa, Peru

31 July 2019

6 ESSENTIAL THINGS TO DO IN AREQUIPA

13 July 2019

FROM CUSCO TO OLLANTAYTAMBO VIA THE SACRED VALLEY

Barranco, Lima

6 July 2019

HOW TO PLAN YOUR MACHU PICCHU EXPERIENCE IN 2019

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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