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.

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HOW TO PLAN YOUR OWN MENDOZA VINEYARDS TOUR

HOW TO PLAN YOUR OWN MENDOZA VINEYARDS TOUR

13 February 2020 – Argentina

There are many companies offering tours to the Mendoza vineyards, but it’s just as easy to organise your own at much less cost – here’s how and where to go…

THE RAINBOW MOUNTAINS OF THE QUEBRADA DE HUMAHUACA

5 February 2020 – Argentina

The Quebrada de Humahuaca in northwest Argentina is a staggering desert landscape of red rocks, huge cacti and multi-coloured rainbow mountains…

THE RAINBOW MOUNTAINS OF THE QUEBRADA DE HUMAHUACA
THE SKAGIT VALLEY TULIP FESTIVAL: HOW TO PLAN YOUR VISIT

THE SKAGIT VALLEY TULIP FESTIVAL: HOW TO PLAN YOUR VISIT

29 January 2020 – USA

In Washington’s far northwest, the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival announces its arrival every year with a burst of vivid spring colours. Here’s how to get the most from your visit…

7 OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL HERITAGE TOWNS IN COLOMBIA

22 January 2020 – Colombia

There’s no shortage of colourful and vibrant towns in Colombia to visit. But here are seven of the most beautiful you simply can’t afford to miss…

7 OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL HERITAGE TOWNS IN COLOMBIA
THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL WONDERS OF SAN AGUSTIN, COLOMBIA

THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL WONDERS OF SAN AGUSTIN, COLOMBIA

15 January 2020 – Colombia

The stunning Archaeological Park of San Agustin, Colombia is a UNESCO World Heritage site that can be visited on foot, horseback and by jeep. Or all three…

AN ENCOUNTER WITH THE GUAMBIANO PEOPLE OF SILVIA, COLOMBIA

8 January 2020 – Colombia

The Guambiano people, who live in the hillsides surrounding Silvia, Colombia, are one of the country’s most colourful and traditional indigenous communities. As we discovered on a private tour with a local guide…

HOW TO EXPLORE TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK IN A CAMPER VAN
HOW TO PLAN YOUR OWN MENDOZA VINEYARDS TOUR

HOW TO PLAN YOUR OWN MENDOZA VINEYARDS TOUR

13 February 2020

There are many companies offering tours to the Mendoza vineyards, but it’s just as easy to organise your own at much less cost – here’s how and where to go…

THE RAINBOW MOUNTAINS OF THE QUEBRADA DE HUMAHUACA

THE RAINBOW MOUNTAINS OF THE QUEBRADA DE HUMAHUACA

5 February 2020 – Argentina

The Quebrada de Humahuaca in northwest Argentina is a staggering desert landscape of red rocks, huge cacti and multi-coloured rainbow mountains…

THE SKAGIT VALLEY TULIP FESTIVAL: HOW TO PLAN YOUR VISIT

THE SKAGIT VALLEY TULIP FESTIVAL: HOW TO PLAN YOUR VISIT

29 January 2020 – USA

In Washington’s far northwest, the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival announces its arrival every year with a burst of vivid spring colours. Here’s how to get the most from your visit…

7 OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL HERITAGE TOWNS IN COLOMBIA

7 OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL HERITAGE TOWNS IN COLOMBIA

22 January 2020 – Colombia

There’s no shortage of colourful and vibrant towns in Colombia to visit. But here are seven of the most beautiful you simply can’t afford to miss…

THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL WONDERS OF SAN AGUSTIN, COLOMBIA

THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL WONDERS OF SAN AGUSTIN, COLOMBIA

15 January 2020 – Colombia

The stunning Archaeological Park of San Agustin, Colombia is a UNESCO World Heritage site that can be visited on foot, horseback and by jeep. Or all three…

HOW TO EXPLORE TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK IN A CAMPER VAN

AN ENCOUNTER WITH THE GUAMBIANO PEOPLE OF SILVIA, COLOMBIA

8 January 2020 – Colombia

The Guambiano people, who live in the hillsides surrounding Silvia, Colombia, are one of the country’s most colourful and traditional indigenous communities. As we discovered on a private tour with a local guide…

The Carretera Austral, Chile

13 December 2019

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DRIVING THE CARRETERA AUSTRAL

Torres del Paine, Patagonia, Chile

26 November 2019

HOW TO EXPLORE TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK IN A CAMPER VAN

Puerto Raul Marin Balmaceda, Chile

20 November 2019

OFF THE BEATEN TRACK IN RAUL MARIN BALMACEDA

Chiloé Island, Chile

14 November 2019

6 REASONS TO VISIT THE EXTRAORDINARY CHILOÉ ISLAND​

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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King Arthur's Statue, Tintagel

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Dordogne, France
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