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 SASSI OF MATERA - FOUR REASONS TO VISIT RIGHT NOW
By Ian – 15 August 2018 – Italy
As the European Capital Of Culture in 2019, the atmospheric and ancient Sassi of Matera is set to hit tourism paydirt – which is why you need to go now…
SEARCHING FOR THE LOST WATERFALLS OF BOQUETE
By Ian – 9 August 2018 – Panama
High up in the mountainous jungle of Chiriqui province, Panama, a trio of lost waterfalls await discovery – better put breakfast on hold then…
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA - THE ULTIMATE ROAD TRIP ITINERARY
By Ian – 2 August 2018 – USA
There’s only one way to explore Northern California in our opinion, and that’s on a road trip in a camper van for two – find out how in our seriously epic 15-day itinerary from San Francisco and back…
HOW TO EXPLORE SAN FRANCISCO WITHOUT BREAKING THE BANK
By Ian – 26 July 2018 – USA
We reckon San Francisco should be on everybody’s US travel wish list. And it doesn’t have to cost you a fortune to see the best it has to offer. Here’s our budget guide to the “City by the Bay”…
18 July 2018
HOW TO PLAN AN ESCAPE TO ALCATRAZ
12 July 2018
PREPARING FOR A HURRICANE – A HOUSE SITTER’S GUIDE
30 June 2018
WHY USING A BEAR BOX IS A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH
17 June 2018
THE GIANT TREES OF SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK
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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