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!
THE GIANT TREES OF SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK
By Ian – 17 June 2018 – USA
Home to the world’s largest tree, California’s Sequoia National Park is truly a Land Of Giants – here’s our guide on how to see the best of what it has to offer…
HOW TO EXPLORE THE BEST OF YOSEMITE VALLEY IN THREE DAYS
By Ian – 10 June 2018 – USA
Our first-timer’s three-day guide to the majestic Yosemite Valley, including the best day hikes, when to go and how to avoid the crowds…
SEARCHING FOR ORCAS WITH AN ANACORTES KAYAK TOUR
By Ian – 30 April 2018 – USA
Number one on our Washington State wildlife wishlist was to come face-to-face with a killer whale – and with a resident population of orcas, an Anacortes kayak tour was an obvious choice…
THE COMPLETE SKAGIT BREWERY GUIDE FOR THE THIRSTY TRAVELLER
By Ian – 20 April 2018 – USA
Sample the best craft beers and breweries in Washington’s Skagit Valley with our complete guide to set you on your way – providing first-hand information on each Skagit Brewery and where you’ll find them…
20 March 2018
ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HIKING NEAR DECEPTION PASS
26 February 2018
AUTHENTIC BALI AND HOW TO AVOID THE CROWDS
19 February 2018
THAILAND’S ANDAMAN COAST – THE ULTIMATE ITINERARY
12 February 2018
HOUSE SITTING FOR BEGINNERS – OUR TIPS TO MAKE AN IMPRESSION
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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OUR MOST POPULAR POSTS IN 2017
HOW WE TOURED SRI LANKA ON A BUDGET
THREE NEW ZEALAND WALKS YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS
THE EYE OF THE STORM – HOW WE SURVIVED DEVASTATING HURRICANE IRMA
HOW TO TRAVEL AS A COUPLE WITHOUT KILLING EACH OTHER