ABOVE US ONLY SKIES

    Exploring the world. Slowly.

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    Welcome to

    ABOVE US ONLY SKIES

    A 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!

    DESTINATIONS

    HOUSESITTING

    INSPIRATION

    MUSINGS

    HOUSESITTING FOR BEGINNERS - HOW TO BE THE PERFECT SITTER

    By Ian – 12 February 2018 – Housesitting

    What to look out for on your first housesitting assignment and how you can start to build a reputation as a skilled and reliable sitter…

    NEW ZEALAND CAMPSITES - 12 OF THE BEST FROM THE SOUTH ISLAND

    By Ian – 6 February 2018 – New Zealand

    Exploring the South Island by road? Looking for somewhere to pitch your tent or park your campervan? Here are 12 hand-picked New Zealand campsites with views to die for…

    HOW TO EXPLORE THE BEST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA IN 14 DAYS

    By Ian – 31 January 2018 – Indonesia

    It can be a challenge to travel around wild and rugged northern Sumatra – but here’s a 14-day itinerary designed to explore the best it has to offer…

    HOUSESITTING FOR BEGINNERS - HOW TO GET YOUR FIRST ASSIGNMENT

    By Ian – 23 January 2018 – Housesitting

    In the second of our three-part Housesitting For Beginners series, we explain how to find a suitable housesit and what steps you should take to give yourself the best chance of being accepted for it…

    19 January 2018

    HOW TO PLAN A EUROPEAN ROAD TRIP FOR THE HOPELESS ROMANTIC

    10 January 2018

    HOUSESITTING FOR BEGINNERS – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

    31 December 2017

    8 THINGS THAT WILL SURPRISE BRITS ABOUT THE USA

    18 December 2017

    IS THIS THE WORLD’S BEST ROAD TRIP?

    MEET IAN & NICKY

    We’re an English couple who’ve swapped our corporate life for a voyage of discovery 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!

    We’re currently in

    Anacortes, Washington, USA

    Up next

    Panama

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    THE EYE OF THE STORM – HOW WE SURVIVED DEVASTATING HURRICANE IRMA

    HOW TO TRAVEL LONG TERM AS A COUPLE…WITHOUT KILLING EACH OTHER

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