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!
THE COMPLETE SKAGIT BREWERY GUIDE FOR THE THIRSTY TRAVELLER
By Ian – 20 April 2018 – USA
Sample the best craft beers and breweries in Washington’s Skagit Valley with our complete guide to set you on your way – providing first-hand information on each Skagit Brewery and where you’ll find them…
ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HIKING NEAR DECEPTION PASS
By Ian – 20 March 2018 – USA
There are plenty of hiking opportunities around Deception Pass in Washington State, so which ones are best suited to you? Here’s our round-up of what’s on offer in this beautiful corner of the USA…
AUTHENTIC BALI AND HOW TO AVOID THE CROWDS
By Ian – 26 February 2018 – Indonesia
The island accounts for 40% of Indonesia’s overall visitor numbers – and most of those head to the overcrowded beach resorts in the south. Here’s an itinerary for those wanting to escape the crowds and see more of the authentic Bali…
THAILAND'S ANDAMAN COAST - THE ULTIMATE ITINERARY
By Ian – 19 February 2018 – Thailand
If you’ve got three weeks to spend in Thailand then this Andaman coast itinerary, combining island hopping, jungle trekking and plenty more besides, will help you to get the most out of your visit…
12 February 2018
HOUSE SITTING FOR BEGINNERS – OUR TIPS TO MAKE AN IMPRESSION
6 February 2018
NEW ZEALAND CAMPSITES – 12 OF THE BEST FROM THE SOUTH ISLAND
31 January 2018
HOW TO EXPLORE THE BEST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA IN 14 DAYS
23 January 2018
HOUSE SITTING FOR BEGINNERS – HOW TO GET HOUSE SITTING JOBS
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!
We’re currently in
Anacortes, Washington, USA
OUR MOST POPULAR POSTS IN 2017
HOW WE TOURED SRI LANKA ON A BUDGET
THREE NEW ZEALAND WALKS YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS
THE EYE OF THE STORM – HOW WE SURVIVED DEVASTATING HURRICANE IRMA
HOW TO TRAVEL AS A COUPLE WITHOUT KILLING EACH OTHER