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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FROM CUSCO TO OLLANTAYTAMBO VIA THE SACRED VALLEY

By Ian – 13 July 2019 – Peru

The Sacred Valley of the Incas, an area of outstanding beauty and cultural significance, should be on anyone’s list of things to do in Peru – and here’s why…

8 OF THE BEST - BARRANCO, LIMA
HOW TO PLAN YOUR MACHU PICCHU EXPERIENCE - 2019

HOW TO PLAN YOUR MACHU PICCHU EXPERIENCE IN 2019

By Ian – 6 July 2019 – Peru

Our complete guide to visiting Peru’s number one attraction, including Machu Picchu Mountain, how to book tickets and what the new rules are for 2019…

8 OF THE BEST - BARRANCO, LIMA

By Ian – 30 June 2019 – Peru

World-class food and a thriving street art scene are just two of the reasons for basing yourself in Barranco when you visit Peru’s foodie capital, Lima…

8 OF THE BEST - BARRANCO, LIMA
LAGUNA 69 - NORTHERN PERUS UNMISSABLE DAY HIKE

LAGUNA 69 - NORTHERN PERU'S UNMISSABLE DAY HIKE

By Ian – 25 June 2019 – Peru

Northern Peru’s Huascaran National Park is a genuinely world-class adventure paradise – and the hike to Laguna 69 is one of the jewels in its crown…

IS THE RIO HURTADO VALLEY CHILE'S BEST KEPT SECRET?

By Ian – 7 June 2019 – Chile

Hidden away at the very southern edge of the Atacama Desert, the glorious Rio Hurtado Valley in Chile is largely undiscovered and begging to be explored…

IS THE RIO HURTADO VALLEY CHILE'S BEST KEPT SECRET?
INTRODUCING OUR LATEST GPS-GUIDED CITY WALK APPS

INTRODUCING OUR LATEST GPS-GUIDED CITY WALK APPS

By Ian – 20 May 2019 – Blog

We’ve teamed up with GPSmyCity to produce our very own GPS-guided travel apps based on our favourite blog posts – here’s how to get your hands on them…

8 OF THE BEST - BARRANCO, LIMA

FROM CUSCO TO OLLANTAYTAMBO VIA THE SACRED VALLEY

By Ian – 13 July 2019 – Peru

The Sacred Valley of the Incas, an area of outstanding beauty and cultural significance, should be on anyone’s list of things to do in Peru – and here’s why…

HOW TO PLAN YOUR MACHU PICCHU EXPERIENCE - 2019

HOW TO PLAN YOUR MACHU PICCHU EXPERIENCE IN 2019

By Ian – 6 July 2019 – Peru

Our complete guide to visiting Peru’s number one attraction, including Machu Picchu Mountain, how to book tickets and what the new rules are for 2019…

8 OF THE BEST - BARRANCO, LIMA

8 OF THE BEST - BARRANCO, LIMA

By Ian – 30 June 2019 – Peru

World-class food and a thriving street art scene are just two of the reasons for basing yourself in Barranco when you visit Peru’s foodie capital, Lima…

LAGUNA 69 - NORTHERN PERUS UNMISSABLE DAY HIKE

LAGUNA 69 - NORTHERN PERU'S UNMISSABLE DAY HIKE

By Ian – 25 June 2019 – Peru

Northern Peru’s Huascaran National Park is a genuinely world-class adventure paradise – and the hike to Laguna 69 is one of the jewels in its crown…

IS THE RIO HURTADO VALLEY CHILE'S BEST KEPT SECRET?

IS THE RIO HURTADO VALLEY CHILE'S BEST KEPT SECRET?

By Ian – 7 June 2019 – Chile

Hidden away at the very southern edge of the Atacama Desert, the glorious Rio Hurtado Valley in Chile is largely undiscovered and begging to be explored…

INTRODUCING OUR LATEST GPS-GUIDED CITY WALK APPS

INTRODUCING OUR LATEST GPS-GUIDED CITY WALK APPS

By Ian – 20 May 2019 – Blog

We’ve teamed up with GPSmyCity to produce our very own GPS-guided travel apps based on our favourite blog posts – here’s how to get your hands on them…

Iguazu Falls, Argentina

12 May 2019

DISCOVER VALPARAISO AND ITS AMAZING STREET ART

Iguazu Falls, Argentina

7 May 2019

IGUAZU FALLS AND HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR VISIT

Salamina, Colombia

12 February 2019

SALAMINA AND THE SAMARIA VALLEY – COLOMBIA’S BEST KEPT SECRET

Barichara, Colombia

28 January 2019

WHY HISTORIC BARICHARA IS COLOMBIA’S PERFECT PUEBLO

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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