ABOVE US ONLY SKIES

Exploring The World. Slowly.
Above Us Only Skies, El Chalten, Argentina

Welcome to

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!

TRAVEL STORY

How We Survived Hurricane Irma – Sep 2017

LATEST POSTS

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…

28 STUNNING WILDLIFE PHOTOS FROM 5 YEARS OF TRAVEL

23 May 2020 – Collections

Experiencing close encounters with some of the planet’s amazing wildlife remains one of our top reasons to travel. Here are 28 of our favourites to share…

Howler Monkey, Mompox, Colombia
HOW TRAVEL WILL CHANGE IN 2020 AND BEYOND

HOW TRAVEL WILL CHANGE IN 2020 AND BEYOND

14 May 2020 – Pandemic

As the world emerges from the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the way we travel is likely to change forever – and not necessarily in a bad way…

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, Mompox, Colombia

28 STUNNING WILDLIFE PHOTOS FROM 5 YEARS OF TRAVEL

23 May 2020 – Collections

Experiencing close encounters with some of the planet’s amazing wildlife remains one of our top reasons to travel. Here are 28 of our favourites to share…

HOW TRAVEL WILL CHANGE IN 2020 AND BEYOND

HOW TRAVEL WILL CHANGE IN 2020 AND BEYOND

14 May 2020 – Pandemic

As the world emerges from the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the way we travel is likely to change forever – and not necessarily in a bad way…

PAN DE AZUCAR, CHILE: WHERE DESERT MEETS THE OCEAN

PAN DE AZUCAR, CHILE: WHERE DESERT MEETS THE OCEAN

30 April 2020 – Chile

Pan de Azucar in Chile is a stunning coastal desert sandwiched between the Pan-American Highway and the Pacific Ocean – and home to 2000 Humboldt penguins…

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

COVID-19: WHAT NEXT FOR TRAVEL?

9 April 2020

COVID 19: WHAT NEXT FOR TRAVEL?

COVID-19

24 March 2020

COVID 19: IT’S TIME TO WAKE UP

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!

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Dordogne, France

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

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