ABOVE US ONLY SKIES

    Exploring the world. Slowly

    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

    INSPIRATION

    MUSINGS

    HOUSE SITTING

    THE ROTI MAN OF TORTOLA

    By Ian – 8 October 2017 – British Virgin Islands

    The green shoots of recovery are apparent in the British Virgin Islands – and here’s one family-run catering business who are leading the way…

    SANCTUARY - HOW WE FOUGHT TO BE EVACUATED FROM TORTOLA

    By Ian – 2 October 2017 – British Virgin Islands

    How we finally made contact with the outside world after Hurricane Irma and our frantic search for a way to evacuate from Tortola…

    AFTERMATH - STAYING STRONG IN THE FALLOUT FROM HURRICANE IRMA

    By Ian – 27 September 2017 – British Virgin Islands

    Irma’s devastation on the British Virgin Islands was total – and like everyone else, we had to stay strong if we were to survive its aftermath…

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

    By Ian – 22 September 2017 – British Virgin Islands

    Our house sitting assignment in the British Virgin Islands was quietly drawing to a close – but the largest Atlantic hurricane in history changed everything…

    THE BEST OF CAMBODIA IN 21 DAYS

    By Ian – 18 August 2017 – Cambodia

    From the wonders of Angkor Wat and the horrors of the Killing Fields to the jungle and beach escapism of Koh Rong, Cambodia is a country like no other…

    A PERFECT DAY OF SAILING IN THE IDYLLIC BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

    By Ian – 7 August 2017 – British Virgin Islands

    How we combined a perfect day of sailing lessons with a beautiful round trip between Tortola to Norman Island, via “The Indians”…

    29 July 2017

    HOW TO PLAN THE ULTIMATE RAJASTHAN ROAD TRIP

    17 July 2017

    10 BOOKS ON INDIA TO READ BEFORE YOU TRAVEL

    6 July 2017

    WHAT’S IT LIKE TO HOUSESIT IN RURAL FRANCE?

    25 June 2017

    THE BEST BEACHES IN TORTOLA…AND HOW TO EXPLORE THEM IN A DAY

    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!

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