ABOVE US ONLY SKIES

Exploring the world. Slowly.

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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.

Put the future on hold and live for today!

DESTINATIONS

HOUSE SITTING

INSPIRATION

MUSINGS

HOW TO PLAN AN ESCAPE TO ALCATRAZ

By Ian – 18 July 2018 – USA

San Francisco’s iconic Alcatraz Island attracts more than one million visitors each year – here’s how to plan a relatively crowd-free escape and what you can expect when you get there…

PREPARING FOR A HURRICANE - A HOUSE SITTER'S GUIDE

By Ian – 12 July 2018 – House Sitting

You’re house sitting in the tropics and a potential Category 5 hurricane is heading your way? How do you prepare? Based on our life-changing experience surviving Hurricane Irma in 2017, here’s our guide to help you make the right decisions…

WHY USING A BEAR BOX IS A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH

By Ian – 30 June 2018 – USA

Using a bear box to store food is not only a legal requirement in certain Northern American National Parks, it’s also a potential lifesaver for any hungry bear that happens to wander into a campsite – here’s why…

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…

10 June 2018

HOW TO EXPLORE THE BEST OF YOSEMITE VALLEY IN THREE DAYS

30 April 2018

SEARCHING FOR ORCAS WITH AN ANACORTES KAYAK TOUR

20 April 2018

THE COMPLETE SKAGIT BREWERY GUIDE FOR THE THIRSTY TRAVELLER

20 March 2018

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HIKING NEAR DECEPTION PASS

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!

We’re currently in

Panama

Up next

Colombia

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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

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